Sri Lanka Triangular Series, 2010 / Commentary

Sri Lanka Triangular Series - 1st match

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 200 runs

2.4

Kumar to Taylor, no run, Nice. He tries the inswinger this time and the batsman pushes it of the back foot

2.5

Kumar to Taylor, 1 run, length delivery on the middle and leg, worked through wide midwicket for a single

New Zealand 16/1   LRPL Taylor 1* (2b)

3.1

Nehra to Taylor, no run, around the off stump line, he gets forward to push it back down the track.

3.2

Nehra to Taylor, no run, around the middle and off line, straightens a touch, carefully pushed back to the bowler

3.3

Nehra to Taylor, no run, slower, moves away from the off stump, gets away from the outside edge of the bat and bounces once before it reaches Dhoni.

3.4

Nehra to Taylor, no run, gets on the back foot to dab this length delivery to midwicket

3.5

Nehra to Taylor, 1 leg bye, around the leg stump line, tilting in and it rolls away of the pads to backward square-leg region

New Zealand 17/1   LRPL Taylor 1* (7b)

4.5

Kumar to Taylor, 2 runs, on the pads, a length delivery on the middle and the leg, flicked away past square-leg

4.6

Kumar to Taylor, no run, shout for lbw. The ball is just outside off and hits him high on the pad as he shapes forward to defend,

New Zealand 27/1   LRPL Taylor 3* (9b)

7.1

Nehra to Taylor, 1 run, on the middle stump line, the pad comes first - dangerous- but the bat comes around in time - phew! - and the ball rolls to square-leg

7.4

Nehra to Taylor, no run, And as always Taylor pushes the pad across first before getting the bat around in time to play it towards mid-on

7.5

Nehra to Taylor, no run, this one cuts away from the middle, towards off, and Taylor adjusts to stab it to the off

7.6

Nehra to Taylor, no run, this one curves in from outside off and Taylor presents the full bat-face to defend

New Zealand 30/3   LRPL Taylor 4* (13b)

9.1

Mithun to Taylor, 1 wide, moves down the leg side and Dhoni collects

9.1

Mithun to Taylor, no run, cuts back from outside off, more than what Taylor anticipated and he gets cramped but manages to punch it out to point

9.2

Mithun to Taylor, 1 run, tip and run. He pushes it towards mid-off for what initially seemed a very quick single but turned out to be a pretty comfortably-taken run

New Zealand 32/3   LRPL Taylor 5* (15b)

10.1

Kumar to Taylor, no run, pushes this delivery towards covers, thinks about a single but changes his mind

10.2

Kumar to Taylor, no run, leans well forward to defend the length delivery to point

10.3

Kumar to Taylor, no run, punches it to backward point and Yuvraj Singh fires a direct hit at the stumps at the non-striker's end

10.4

Kumar to Taylor, no run, leans forward to work it to the midwicket region

10.5

Kumar to Taylor, no run, PK thinks Taylor with his penchant to press his front leg across is an lbw candidate and is going after him. Another inswinger on the middle stump line, Taylor gets the bat in front of the pad to push it through to mid-on

10.6

Kumar to Taylor, no run, around the off stump line, defended to the off side

New Zealand 34/3   LRPL Taylor 5* (21b)

11.5

Mithun to Taylor, no run, gets forward to defend this to the off side

11.6

Mithun to Taylor, 2 runs, on the pads this time, easily worked away to deep backward square-leg region

New Zealand 41/3   LRPL Taylor 7* (23b)

12.5

Kumar to Taylor, FOUR, Whack! This time Yuvraj Singh can't take any pace of it. Taylor plays this back-foot punch very well and this time it bounces well over Yuvraj

12.6

Kumar to Taylor, 1 wide, Tiredness? This one slips down the leg side

12.6

Kumar to Taylor, no run, shortish and outside off stump, Taylor goes after it but can't connect

New Zealand 47/3   LRPL Taylor 11* (25b 1x4)

13.2

Mithun to Taylor, 1 run, taps this down to fine-leg region

13.6

Mithun to Taylor, no run, on the middle stump line, worked to midwicket

New Zealand 52/3   LRPL Taylor 12* (27b 1x4)

14.3

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, on the middle stump line, pushed to left of mid-on for a single

14.5

Ojha to Taylor, no run, leans forward to defend back down the pitch

14.6

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, loopy delivery outside off and it's almost chipped to short extra cover. It falls short of the diving fielder

New Zealand 56/3   LRPL Taylor 14* (30b 1x4)

15.1

Mithun to Taylor, 1 wide, this one slips down the leg. Again, the first ball of the over.

15.1

Mithun to Taylor, no run, gets forward to defend this back-of-length delivery

15.2

Mithun to Taylor, FOUR, Crunch! It was a length delivery outside off and Taylor whiplashed it on the up and through cover point

15.3

Mithun to Taylor, 1 run, strays on the leg and middle line, flicked away for a single

15.6

Mithun to Taylor, 1 leg bye, on the middle and off line, dabbed away to the on side

New Zealand 69/3   LRPL Taylor 19* (34b 2x4)

16.1

Ojha to Taylor, no run, scramble for a catch! Taylor went for the sweep and it popped up on the off side. Raina dashed across from short extra cover and Ojha charged to his left but it fell nicely between them

16.2

Ojha to Taylor, no run, leans forward to defend this one

16.3

Ojha to Taylor, no run, around the off stump, steered to point

16.4

Ojha to Taylor, 2 runs, turns away sharply from Taylor who tries to withdraw his bat from the line but gets the edge and the ball rolls well clear of Sehwag at slip

16.5

Ojha to Taylor, no run, turns away from the off stump, left alone

16.6

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, turns from the middle stump line, squeezed to point for a single

New Zealand 72/3   LRPL Taylor 22* (40b 2x4)

17.1

Jadeja to Taylor, no run, it turns away from the off stump, left alone

17.2

Jadeja to Taylor, 2 runs, slightly short and the batsman cuts it past point for couple more runs

17.3

Jadeja to Taylor, no run, flighted outside off stump, leans forward to defend

17.4

Jadeja to Taylor, FOUR, Nicely played! It was turning away from the off stump and Taylor plays it late and cuts it well clear of backward point

17.5

Jadeja to Taylor, no run, around off stump, cut away to point where Yuvraj stops

17.6

Jadeja to Taylor, FOUR, Another short ball. Well not really short but short of length and not much turn. Taylor rocks back to cut it left of backward point

New Zealand 82/3   LRPL Taylor 32* (46b 4x4)

18.3

Ojha to Taylor, no run, around the off stump line, squeezed to point

18.4

Ojha to Taylor, no run, stays behind the line to defend to the on side

18.5

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, Run out appeal It has gone up to the third umpire. Not out. It was pushed towards backward point and Rohit ran to his right, picked and fired a direct hit at the non-striker's end

New Zealand 84/3   LRPL Taylor 33* (49b 4x4)

19.1

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, leans forward to dab this to the on side

19.3

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, worked through square-leg

19.4

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, no run, around the off stump line, pushed towards mid-on

19.5

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, leans forward to work this to right of mid-on

New Zealand 89/3   LRPL Taylor 37* (53b 4x4)

20.3

Ojha to Taylor, no run, leans forward to defend back down the track

20.4

Ojha to Taylor, 2 runs, stays back to cut this to deep backward point region where Jadeja stops

20.5

Ojha to Taylor, FOUR, Ah! superbly played. It was the quicker one from Ojha, Taylor adjusted quickly to cut it late and plays it to the left of backward point

20.6

Ojha to Taylor, no run, on the middle and off line, Taylor gets a leading edge, trying to work it across the line

New Zealand 99/3   LRPL Taylor 43* (57b 5x4)

21.2

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, around the off stump line, pushed through mid-off

21.4

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, leans forward to drive to mid-on for a quick single .. Rohit with the throw that misses the stumps. Taylor would have been home even if it had hit

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, no run, around the off stump line, turned to the on side

New Zealand 104/3   LRPL Taylor 45* (60b 5x4)

22.3

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, edged but clear of the diving Raina at short extra covers. It was a flighted delivery on the middle and leg and Taylor, like he did in the last over, gets a leading edge as he tries to work it against the turn. Raina charged to his left and dived but couldn't reach

New Zealand 106/3   LRPL Taylor 46* (61b 5x4)

23.1

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, around the off stump line, worked wide of midwicket

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, quicker but shorter, clipped to deep midwicket where Jadeja stops

23.6

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, short in length, punched down to long-on

New Zealand 119/3   LRPL Taylor 49* (64b 5x4)

24.1

Sehwag to Taylor, 1 run, around the middle and leg line and Taylor brings up his 16th fifty with a clip to square-leg. And he raises his bat to acknowledge cheers from the dressing room.

24.3

Sehwag to Taylor, no run, on the middle stump line, dabbed towards short midwicket

24.4

Sehwag to Taylor, no run, quicker, on the middle again, turned to square-leg fielder

24.5

Sehwag to Taylor, 1 run, leans forward to fetch it from off and middle and flick it to deep midwicket

New Zealand 122/3   LRPL Taylor 51* (68b 5x4)

25.5

Jadeja to Taylor, no run, quicker, around off and middle, punched to covers

25.6

Jadeja to Taylor, no run, around the off stump line, squeezed towards backward point

New Zealand 128/3   LRPL Taylor 51* (70b 5x4)

26.3

Sehwag to Taylor, no run, tries to flick it from around off stump and is struck on the pad. he shuffles across and then tries to go the on side

26.4

Sehwag to Taylor, no run, quickish, on the middle stump line, dabbed to short midwicket

26.5

Sehwag to Taylor, no run, slower, around off stump, again worked towards short midwicket

26.6

Sehwag to Taylor, 1 run, works this one down to long-on for a single

New Zealand 132/3   LRPL Taylor 52* (74b 5x4)

27.1

Jadeja to Taylor, 1 run, around the middle stump line, punched to midwicket

27.3

Jadeja to Taylor, 1 run, around the off stump line, pushed towards point for a quick single. Yuvraj fires a throw at the non-striker's end

New Zealand 135/3   LRPL Taylor 54* (76b 5x4)

28.4

Sehwag to Taylor, SIX, It's time to slog-sweep. Taylor's fav hit. He went down on his knee and slapped this over the on-side boundary. Thump!

28.5

Sehwag to Taylor, no run, leans forward to dab this to the on side

28.6

Sehwag to Taylor, 1 run, on the middle and off, punched past the non-striker

New Zealand 145/3   LRPL Taylor 61* (79b 5x4 1x6)

29.1

Jadeja to Taylor, 1 leg bye, on the pads, rolls away behind square-leg

29.3

Jadeja to Taylor, 1 run, on the off stump line, squeezed behind square-leg for a single

New Zealand 148/3   LRPL Taylor 62* (81b 5x4 1x6)

30.1

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, short in length, quickish, cut to backward point

30.5

Ojha to Taylor, no run, Taylor went for the big expansive drive over extra covers but was beaten by the sharp turn. Dhoni collects

30.6

Ojha to Taylor, no run, works this one to the leg side

New Zealand 152/3   LRPL Taylor 63* (84b 5x4 1x6)

31.5

Jadeja to Taylor, no run, gets forward to punch it down to midwicket

31.6

Jadeja to Taylor, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and sweeps it hard but straight to the fielder in the deep

New Zealand 162/3   LRPL Taylor 64* (86b 5x4 1x6)

32.1

Ojha to Taylor, no run, on the middle and leg, pushed towards the bowler

32.2

Ojha to Taylor, FOUR, He seemed to slightly beaten in flight there but went through with the lofted drive over covers. He went inside-out and carved it up and over! Neat!

32.3

Ojha to Taylor, no run, tries to dab this to the on side for a single and gets a leading edge to covers

32.4

Ojha to Taylor, 1 wide, pushes this through quicker and also, down the leg side

32.4

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, around the off stump line, dabbed to backward point for a quick single but Rohit Sharma fumbles

New Zealand 168/3   LRPL Taylor 69* (90b 6x4 1x6)

33.1

Nehra to Taylor, 1 run, length delivery on the middle and leg, turned past square-leg

New Zealand 173/3   LRPL Taylor 70* (91b 6x4 1x6)

34.1

Kumar to Taylor, no run, in the zone outside off, shapes away, Taylor tried to crash it on the up but made no contact

34.2

Kumar to Taylor, FOUR, Whiplash! Fullish and outside off, Taylor went down on his knee to play a very stylish square drive.

34.3

Kumar to Taylor, no run, shuffled towards off, steadied himself and drove it hard but couldn't beat the fielder at covers.

34.4

Kumar to Taylor, FOUR, Slap-swat! Again, he went down on his knee and this time he slapped the slower one - short-of-length delivery outside off - to wide midwicket boundary

34.5

Kumar to Taylor, 1 run, another slower one, outside off stump, cut to left of backward point where Yuvraj makes a tumbling half-stop

New Zealand 192/3   LRPL Taylor 79* (96b 8x4 1x6)

35.2

Nehra to Taylor, 1 run, short in length, angling away from Ross who stabs it to third man

35.5

Nehra to Taylor, no run, just outside off stump, chopped to Yuvraj at backward point

35.6

Nehra to Taylor, 3 runs, short in length, just outside off stump, punched past Yuvraj for a single

New Zealand 199/3   LRPL Taylor 83* (99b 8x4 1x6)

36.1

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, floated full outside leg stump, lapped around the corner

36.3

Ojha to Taylor, 2 runs, on the middle stump line, on driven through wide midwicket. Rohit charges in from the deep but doesn't pick up the ball cleanly

36.4

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, quicker, on the middle and leg, turned to square-leg and Dhoni rushes after it

36.6

Ojha to Taylor, 2 runs, leans forward to flick it through midwicket.

New Zealand 207/3   LRPL Taylor 89* (103b 8x4 1x6)

37.2

Jadeja to Taylor, 1 leg bye, sliding down leg, rolls of the pad to backward square-leg. Jadeja appeals. Dhoni runs after the ball.

New Zealand 209/3   LRPL Taylor 89* (104b 8x4 1x6)

38.6

Ojha to Taylor, no run, leans well forward to defend it back to Ojha

New Zealand 219/4   LRPL Taylor 89* (105b 8x4 1x6)

39.3

Jadeja to Taylor, 1 run, on the middle stump line, dabbed to square-leg

New Zealand 225/4   LRPL Taylor 90* (106b 8x4 1x6)

40.2

Nehra to Taylor, 2 runs, gets back and across, reaches outside off and cuts to right of third man

40.3

Nehra to Taylor, 1 run, short in length and outside off stump, cut off the back foot

New Zealand 236/4   LRPL Taylor 93* (108b 8x4 1x6)

41.3

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, flighted delivery around the off and middle, squeezed to backward square-leg

41.5

Ojha to Taylor, no run, around the leg stump line, quickish, worked to midwicket

41.6

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, around the off and middle, turned behind square-leg for yet another single

New Zealand 241/5   LRPL Taylor 95* (111b 8x4 1x6)

42.1

Nehra to Taylor, no run, fullish, jabbed out to short midwicket

42.2

Nehra to Taylor, OUT, Out five short of 100. He played a fab knock but he is gone now. It was the full-length delivery that straightened on the middle-stump line and he tried to work it across the line and missed it completely. Trapped! He has done the hard work and has put NZ in a strong position. Can the lower order push them on ahead?

LRPL Taylor lbw b Nehra 95 (173m 113b 8x4 1x6) SR: 84.07

New Zealand 241/6   LRPL Taylor 95 (113b 8x4 1x6)
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Aug 10, 2010

The scoreboard depicts India's tale of misery, India v New Zealand, tri-series, 1st ODI, August 10, 2010

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