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84dThe Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

Sehwag powers India to series win

Virender Sehwag blasted India's fastest one-day hundred as India swept to a comprehensive victory and secured their maiden one-day series triumph in New Zealand

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sehwag
125(74) 14x4 - 6x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 31 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
0 8 15 6 7 25 21 43
BB McCullum
77(95) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 5 4 20 19 5 4 15

Best performances - Bowlers

I Sharma
O8
M0
R57
W2
Eco7.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O5
M0
R14
W1
Eco2.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 5-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30 Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

11 March 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

And guess what. It's raining again. The players rush away to the pavilion.

If we lose three overs due to this latest rain break the target would be 197, which India have already achieved. Oh well. So we might not see any more play. Let's wait and see what happens. But it's not official yet. So hold on..

And yes India have won the game. Sehwag: "I know how the wickets are here. I hit two hundreds last time. This time around the wicket is so flat." About the short boundaries, he simply said ,"I love it!"

Rajesh, our stats editor, explains the victory margin: "The par score after 23.3 overs was 117. India were 84 ahead of that par score, which explains the result margin. When the game was stopped for the last rain interruption, India were still chasing 220, and they hadn't reached that target yet. Hence they didn't actually achieve the target with ten wickets in hand, they were only ahead of the par score at that stage by 84 runs, which is why the margin of victory is 84 runs, not ten wickets."

This is Sriram Veera signing off. Thanks for logging on. Ta Ta!

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23.3
1
Oram to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward to push for a single
23.2
6
Oram to Sehwag, SIX runs, The end is nigh. 200 of the partnership is up in style. It was a short delivery, Sehwag pulled it off the front foot and over deep midwicket and the ball sailed towards raucous fans
23.1
1
Oram to Gambhir, 1 run, yorker around the leg stump line, off the pad to the leg side. Did he get an inside edge there?

END OF OVER:
23 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 193/0 | RR: 8.39

  • V Sehwag118 (72b)
  • G Gambhir62 (66b)
  • GD Elliott2-0-9-0
  • JDP Oram4-0-35-0
22.6
0
Elliott to Sehwag, no run, overpitched delivery and creamed but straight to covers. That was traveling, had it been a foot away from the fielder, it would have fled to the boundary
22.5
0
Elliott to Sehwag, no run, length delivery outside off, mistimes a drive to covers
22.4
1
Elliott to Gambhir, 1 run, it was a short of length delivery on the middle and Gambhir opens the bat face and plays a deft late cut to third man