Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.4 poor shot, just throwing the bat at a hint of width and scooping it up miles into the air, Sehwag calls for it and pouches the skier with ease on the off side, India are all over New Zealand 23/2
    1.5 gone! Praveen strikes in his first over, McCullum gets underneath the ball as it slides down the stumps, top-edging a poor attempt at a pull, its up into the evening sky a long time and settles in Harbhajan's palms down at deep fine leg, a massive wicket that 0/1
    23.3 tossed up on middle, goes for a slog sweep in an attempt to clear the ropes, gets the top-edge and Gambhir, running in from deep midwicket, takes a well-judged catch after a juggling it a couple of times 132/6
    15.5 gone! Tossed up on middle and leg, gets down on one knee and tries to sweep it away behind square, gets the top edge and the ball lobs up to Tendulkar at short fine where it pouches it comfortably. India are chipping away here, and the asking rate has climbed to almost 9 81/3
    20.5 short of a length outside off, pushed off the back foot to deep cover, Raina rockets in an accurate throw at the striker's end, Dhoni collects it on the half-volley and takes off the bails to find Elliot just short of his ground while coming back for the second 111/4
    20.6 gone first ball!! A bizzare dismissal really, tossed up on middle, tries to sweep it square, gets the top edge that lobs up to Dhoni, who the flicks the ball onto the bails to find Oram short of his crease. There was plenty of bat involved in that one, so he's given out caught, no doubts there 111/5
    23.4 on a hat-trick now! Failed to pick the doosra, pitched on a good length outside off, Broom came down the track and played inside the line, expecting it to spin into him, he missed and Dhoni made no mistake 132/7
    24.1 disaster for the home team! Banged in short on middle, he tries to hook that behind square, gets the top-edge and Munaf at fine leg dives forward to complete an excellent catch, it was dying on him but he got under it nicely 132/9
    23.6 A dream over for Harbhajan! Thrown up on the off stump, lands on a good length, he pushes at it off the front foot, gets a thick edge and Sehwag at slip stretches well to his right to snap a sharp chance, all but over for New Zealand here, three in four balls 132/8
    not out
    not out
    14 (lb 10, nb 1, w 3)
    162/9 (28 Overs, RR: 5.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (BB McCullum, 1.5 ov), 2-23 (JD Ryder, 7.4 ov), 3-81 (LRPL Taylor, 15.5 ov), 4-111 (GD Elliott, 20.5 ov), 5-111 (JDP Oram, 20.6 ov), 6-132 (MJ Guptill, 23.3 ov), 7-132 (NT Broom, 23.4 ov), 8-132 (KD Mills, 23.6 ov), 9-132 (IG Butler, 24.1 ov)
    Z Khan6.011913.16241001
    P Kumar6.012824.66233020
    MM Patel2.001407.0062000
    Yuvraj Singh6.004217.0093000
    YK Pathan4.002215.5081010
    Harbhajan Singh4.002736.7582000

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