Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

3574dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

New Zealand overpowered in rain-hit match

Virender Sehwag set the tone with a typical fire-starting innings, and fine hands from Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were also instrumental as India eased to a comfortable 53-run victory [by Duckworth-Lewis] in a match twice interrupted by rain

3573dSidharth Monga in Napier

'It's all about partnerships' - Dhoni

There were two clear differences in the Indian team's approach from the Twenty20 internationals, and both come down to clear thinking. First Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the highest run-getter ODIs for over a year, batted higher up in the order

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0BB McCullumJD Ryder
2nd23JD RyderMJ Guptill
3rd58LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
4th30GD ElliottMJ Guptill
5th0JDP OramMJ Guptill
6th21NT BroomMJ Guptill
7th0IG ButlerNT Broom
8th0KD MillsIG Butler
9th0DL VettoriIG Butler
10th30DL VettoriIE O'Brien