• BATSMEN
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    4.5 Mills strikes and New Zealand get into a celebratory huddle. It was cutting away from Gambhir who poked it to the keeper. One down. 30/1
    11.5 The Big cat has departed. Oram has struck. Oram saw Sehwag charging out like a speeding truck and quickly shortened the length. Sehwag tried to adjust by going for a pull shot but ended up top edging it high to point region where McCullum takes it. Entertainment over. Or does it? Yuvraj steps out. 69/3
    9.4 Scott Styris you beauty! There was lot of confusion initially about who is going to take it but Styris does it in the end. Raina went for a big swing, but got under the ball too much and the ball ballooned towards mid-on. Styris ran in from midwicket - the mid-on was sent back earlier - his captain was at mid-off. Yours or mine? It looked both were going to stand and watch but Styris moved in the end and dived to hold a tumbling catch. Two down. Wickets and runs. Where is Bill Lawry I say. 65/2
    not out
    43
    74
    1
    1
    58.10
    18.5 The Black Caps are rocking here. Ryder slips in a full length delivery, just like the previous two, and Yuvraj went for his square drive but ended up edging it behind. 88/4
    24.2 And Jesse Ryder has got rid of the Indian captain. As he has done through this little knock, Dhoni moved down the wicket and towards off stump. As he has done all through, Ryder kept his calm and got the ball to cut in from outside off. Dhoni went for the on-the-up push-drive but got a thick inside edge. Good persistent bowling gets the result. 110/5
    24.6 Ryder's day out. "I am a fan" say the banners from the Kiwis. Another delivery cutting into the batsman and Yusuf plays all around it and gets a fatal inside edge.. Timber! This is super stuff from Ryder and NZ. 111/6
    27.3 Vettori pulls off a smart piece of fielding, nothing smart about the Indians' running. It was driven well to the right of mid-off where Vettori ran to a make a fine diving stop. Harbhajan started to run initially but didn't want it on second thoughts but Rohit kept going across like a run-away train. THe throw comes to non-striker's end and Harbhajan gave himself up. 116/7
    31.2 Another run out. Another messy running. It was dabbed to short third man, Zaheer didn't want a run, Rohit wanted - it was the non-striker's call - and Zaheer responded late. Very late. Gone. Stranded. NZ fans are smiling at last. 131/8
    34.4 The short treatment has worked for O'Brien. Kumar went for another pull but ends up ballooning it high towards first slip and the keeper says he will take it and does so. And then they were one. What a evening for the hosts. 143/9
    36.3 All out 149. O'Brien slips in a slower one and Ishant is early into the drive and edges straight to first slip. 149/10
    Extras
    18 (lb 9, w 9)
    TOTAL
    149 all out (36.3 Overs, RR: 4.08)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KD Mills7.002713.85270210
    IE O'Brien7.304325.73274150
    JDP Oram9.002222.44350010
    JD Ryder9.002933.22352010
    DL Vettori4.001904.75131100
    Fall of wickets:1-30 (G Gambhir, 4.5 ov), 2-65 (SK Raina, 9.4 ov), 3-69 (V Sehwag, 11.5 ov), 4-88 (Yuvraj Singh, 18.5 ov), 5-110 (MS Dhoni, 24.2 ov), 6-111 (YK Pathan, 24.6 ov), 7-116 (Harbhajan Singh, 27.3 ov), 8-131 (Z Khan, 31.2 ov), 9-143 (P Kumar, 34.4 ov), 10-149 (I Sharma, 36.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    14.6 Ishant gets his man with little bit of help from Ryder himself. It was a short of length delivery angling away from Ryder who tried to punch it through extra cover but edged it back to his stumps. He is very disappointed, swings his bat in the air over the stumps and shakes his head as he walks off. Ishant doesn't celebrate much. A very fine entertaining knock comes to an end. 93/2
    2.2 Oh boy what has McCullum done. He charged down the wicket, moving outside leg and went for a big heave but missed it completely. Praveen remains as cool as ever. No emotion shown as he sees the bails fly. ah no he does. I missed that. He lets out a shout with a pumped fist. 9/1
    not out
    57
    50
    7
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    114.00
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    28
    33
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    84.84
    Extras
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    TOTAL
    151/2 (23.2 Overs, RR: 6.47)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar4.002215.50142100
    Z Khan8.015106.37257110
    I Sharma7.216318.59277500
    Harbhajan Singh4.001503.75131000
    Fall of wickets:1-9 (BB McCullum, 2.2 ov), 2-93 (JD Ryder, 14.6 ov)

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