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    26.6 big wicket, bowled flat and full outside off, Ryder just chips it without much effort, he ends up timing it a little too well to find a perfectly positioned Zaheer at long-off who takes it gleefully 188/4
    21.6 run out, excellent fielding by Raina, finally redeems himself, worked away just wide of him at midwicket, he covers good ground running to his left and returns an accurate throw to Dhoni who takes off the bails to find McCullum short of his ground, he's out by miles and India, at last, get a breakthrough 166/1
    24.2 run out, short of a length outside off, tries to pull it away, is rapped on the pads as it spins in, huge appeal turned down, the ball rolls to Yuvraj at short fine as Taylor is already out of his crease seeking a single, he rockets in a perfect throw, Dhoni collects it and flicks the ball onto the stumps to find Taylor just short 179/2
    25.3 Yuvraj slips in an arm ball that's drifting onto the pads, Guptill tries to work it away off the front foot, misses, is rapped on the pads and the Indians break out into a huge appeal. The umpire Baxter, after giving it some thought, raises his finger though replays indicate the ball may have been sliding down 182/3
    33.3 yorker fired in at 138.1 kmph on the off stump, Elliot is late in bringing his bat down in time, he misses and the stumps take a beating! New Zealand have lost too many wickets for too few runs and the task now is virtually impossible 217/6
    30.3 he's chopped it on! Slightly short outside off, pushed through quick, he went back to cut that towards point, got a thick inside edge straight into the off stump 203/5
    33.5 bowled'im! Good length on the off stump and held its line, kept a little low but McGlashan didn't have it covered, stayed his ground and pushed at it lazily to be bowled through the gate 218/7
    37.6 his resistance ends! Bowled quick and flat on the off stump, gets back and looks to swat that over the bowler's head, misses and the off stump is out of the ground 251/8
    44.6 gone! The Indians are relieved, fullish delivery outside leg stump and he paddles it straight to Zaheer at short fine who takes a sharp, well judged catch 334/9
    45.1 short of a length on middle, tries to pull it away, gets a top edge and Praveen takes a comfortable catch running forward 334/10
    not out
    8 (lb 2, nb 2, w 4)
    334 all out (45.1 Overs, RR: 7.39)
    Fall of wickets: 1-166 (BB McCullum, 21.6 ov), 2-179 (LRPL Taylor, 24.2 ov), 3-182 (MJ Guptill, 25.3 ov), 4-188 (JD Ryder, 26.6 ov), 5-203 (JDP Oram, 30.3 ov), 6-217 (GD Elliott, 33.3 ov), 7-218 (PD McGlashan, 33.5 ov), 8-251 (IG Butler, 37.6 ov), 9-334 (KD Mills, 44.6 ov), 10-334 (TG Southee, 45.1 ov)
    Z Khan9.006527.22219010
    P Kumar8.106017.34258210
    MM Patel7.2079010.77158412
    Yuvraj Singh10.007127.10251510
    Harbhajan Singh10.005625.60294200
    YK Pathan0.40111.5030000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to field first

Series result

India led the 5-match series 2-0

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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

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

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