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    1.2 the usual problem rears its head, lbw to a left-arm quick, but he's going to review. This is splendid bowling though. Boult pitches it up in line with the stumps, and this time the ball does as he wills it. Swinging into the right hander. Rohit is too late in response. And the swing is too much and too quick for him to bring his bat down and across in front of his pads. Ball-tracker confirms umpire Dharmasena's original call. Pitching in line, hitting in line, wickets clipping, so umpire's call 3/1
    3.1 appeal for caught behind, and eventually Williamson reviews. Doesn't seem the most confident one, but boy, was it a good ball. He's been moving it away from the left-hander almost exclusively. But here, he hits a good length on off stump - that immediately freezes Dhawan in his crease - and it cuts back in! The batsman is unprepared for it, bringing the bat down late again, and there's a spike as ball passes bat, which is enough to overrule umpire Dharmasena's not-out call on-field. Good review then. The keeper Blundell immediately went up. Mitch Santner was in there too, nodding his head to go for the review. Boult wasn't really sure so Williamson had conflicting reports and, in the end, somehow, makes the right choice 10/2
    10.3 bowled im!. The wicket Jofra Archer wants. The wicket the entire world wants. And the old easy-going medium pace trunder gets it. Colin de Grandhomme jogs up to the bowling crease and delivers the killer blow, otherwise known as a good length ball that cuts in off the seam at the last second. Kohli doesn't account for that eventuality, playing a lazy little shot - a front foot nudge to midwicket - with the hands going away from his body, offering a gap between bat and pad for the ball to cut through. Did India's captain let down his guard since it was the change bowler? 39/4
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    5.3 drags on! It looks innocuous. But this is also good bowling from Boult. He's seen batsmen being preoccupied by the swinging ball, the pitched-up ball. He knows that's what is on their minds. Not the surprise short ball. And this one climbs up to about his chest. The right-hander tries to smother it with soft hands, but he's slow to react and knocks it back onto his stumps. Kicks the ball away in disappointment as he turns around and surveys the wreckage 24/3
    19.1 you bet he can! Cross seam delivery, it looked like. Pitched on a perfect good length, seams away ever so slightly, and takes Pandya's outside edge on off stump. That's too good for Pandya, even if he just hit three fours in a row. And India's lost half their side now. 77/5
    22.3 straight to James Neesham at short midwicket! That's a disappointing dismissal in all honestly. Dhoni charges and flicks, with very little conviction, through the legside, and only succeeds in picking out Neesham, positioned for probably exactly that shot. India on the ropes now. 91/7
    19.4 gone! That's not a great delivery, it's dragged down legside, and looked like another opportunity for Karthil to capitalise. He got a good chunk of it, flicking it to fine leg. But almost timed it too well, and it carries all the way to Ish Sodhi! 81/6
    38.1 screeeaaamer at point! Guptill's very close at backward point - cause he's a gun fielder. He needs to dive low to his left - and quickly at that because Jadeja has absolutely hammered this cut shot. This should be four. It should scorch the turf and run away leaving everyone openmouthed. But Guptill won't let it, getting down quickly and taking it with both hands. Splendid effort! 177/9
    28.4 oh, New Zealand, you beauties! Short and bouncing sharply, Bhuvuneshwar uncertain in his defensive shot, gets the edge high on the bat, and what a catch from Taylor! This is fantastic cricket from the Kiwis 115/8
    39.2 straight up and straight into Boult's hands. NZ's short ball plan works. Kuldeep's slogs finally connect, but much to his dismay, the ball barely even travels the length of the pitch 179/10
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    24 (b 4, lb 8, w 12)
    TOTAL
    179 all out (39.2 Overs, RR: 4.55)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (RG Sharma, 1.2 ov), 2-10 (S Dhawan, 3.1 ov), 3-24 (KL Rahul, 5.3 ov), 4-39 (V Kohli, 10.3 ov), 5-77 (HH Pandya, 19.1 ov), 6-81 (KD Karthik, 19.4 ov), 7-91 (MS Dhoni, 22.3 ov), 8-115 (B Kumar, 28.4 ov), 9-177 (RA Jadeja, 38.1 ov), 10-179 (Kuldeep Yadav, 39.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TG Southee702613.7110
    TA Boult6.213345.2120
    C de Grandhomme601212.0000
    LH Ferguson803314.1200
    JDS Neesham612634.3300
    MJ Santner301906.3310
    IS Sodhi301806.0000
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    9.4 and Guptill finally holes out!. He was riding his luck a little bit, and as he looked to flick that aerially over square, he only caught it right at the toe end of the bat. It went a mile into the air, allowing KL Rahul to make up ground, running to his right from mid-on and complete a good catch 37/2
    1.4 that one's closer, in fact it's given!. That's what makes Bumrah the marquee bowler of this World Cup! Yorker that lands on Munro's foot, his bat was a good foot or so away. No need for the batsman to review, that will crash into the stumps. Munro walks (limps) away 8/1
    29.5 and the wicket finally comes! There was an indication of this a couple of balls earlier, with Williamson turning his bat again too early, and the ball stopped in the pitch somewhat. The bat face had turned by the time the ball reached him, taking his outside edge and popping it up straight to short third man. Easiest catch he'll ever take 151/3
    36.4 oh how sweet. he pops a dolly to the India captain at cover just as NZ are all set to win 179/4
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    TOTAL
    180/4 (37.1 Overs, RR: 4.84)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (C Munro, 1.4 ov), 2-37 (MJ Guptill, 9.4 ov), 3-151 (KS Williamson, 29.5 ov), 4-179 (LRPL Taylor, 36.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    B Kumar402706.7500
    JJ Bumrah42210.5000
    Mohammed Shami401604.0000
    HH Pandya402616.5000
    YS Chahal603716.1600
    Kuldeep Yadav8.104405.3800
    RA Jadeja702713.8500

Match Notes

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8MJ GuptillC Munro
2nd29MJ GuptillKS Williamson
3rd114LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th28LRPL TaylorHM Nicholls
5th1TA BlundellHM Nicholls