Sri Lanka Triangular Series, 2010 / Commentary

Sri Lanka Triangular Series - 1st match

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 200 runs

0.1

Kumar to Ingram, no run, some movement right away. It landed outside off and shaped in to move past the waft and hit the pad. It was missing the leg stump, though.

0.2

Kumar to Ingram, no run, in the zone outside off, again tilting in a touch, left alone

0.3

Kumar to Ingram, no run, This one is an outswinger and the batsman pushes inside the line ...

0.4

Kumar to Ingram, FOUR, And so PK tries the dream ball, trying to swing it from the leg stump line. As it often happens, this one doesn't swing much and the batsman whips it past square-leg

0.5

Kumar to Ingram, no run, full and moving away a touch, the batsman thinks about playing a shot but decides against it. Wise decision. Slips waiting for a mistake

0.6

Kumar to Ingram, no run, goes after a similar delivery and it again swings away and luckily, for him, misses the outside edge.

New Zealand 4/0   P Kumar 1-0-4-0

2.1

Kumar to Guptill, FOUR, good delivery ,shaping away late on the off-stump line and Guptill leans forward to defend and it runs of the outer edge past gully and Ojha, running to his left at third man, can't cut it off

2.2

Kumar to Guptill, no run, leans forward to defend this length delivery to the off side.

2.3

Kumar to Guptill, OUT, PK has been getting some movement - both in and out - and strikes with this delivery. It moves away late from the off stump line and the batsman gets the edge on the defensive prod. He was looking to come forward to defend and tried to cover for the movement but it shaped away to catch the edge. Simple catch through to Dhoni.

MJ Guptill c †Dhoni b Kumar 11 (9m 6b 2x4 0x6) SR: 183.33

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

2.6

Kumar to Ingram, no run, short in length and outside off stump, the batsman thinks about playing a shot but withdraws his bat from the line of trouble

New Zealand 16/1   P Kumar 2-0-9-1

4.1

Kumar to Ingram, no run

4.2

Kumar to Ingram, FOUR, Twhack! It was a delivery slipping down the leg side and Ingram plays the pick-up shot. Flicks it up and over square-leg.

4.3

Kumar to Ingram, 2 runs, He has already shown a penchant to use that bottom-hand of his and whip full deliveries through the on side. He does it again, this time through midwicket

4.4

Kumar to Ingram, 1 run, steers this through to third man for a single

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   P Kumar 3-0-18-1

6.1

Kumar to Williamson, no run, around the off stump line, pushed away to covers

6.2

Kumar to Williamson, no run, leans forward to push the length delivery back down the track

6.3

Kumar to Williamson, no run, lovely delivery seaming away from the off stump line and Williamson pushes inside the line and the ball flies past the outside edge. He looks down at where the ball landed

6.4

Kumar to Williamson, no run, And this time, he prefers no drama. He covers the off stump and shoulders arms. Dhoni collects it.

6.5

Kumar to Williamson, OUT, Out for a duck! What a ball, though. P E A C H. It curved in the air, landed on the middle stump line and you could sense why Williamson was shaping to play it towards say mid-on. But the ball moved away at the last instant, opened him up completely, and pegged back the off stump. Clatter! Things are bound to get better from here on Williamson. You can't get such a good delivery every time you walk out to bat. He doesn't look back at the destruction. He has a look at where it landed, his mouth frozen into an bewildered expression of 'oooh' and he walks away.

KS Williamson b Kumar 0 (7m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

6.6

Kumar to Styris, no run, in the zone outside off stump and Dhoni gathers

New Zealand 28/3   P Kumar 4-1-18-2

8.1

Kumar to Styris, no run, lands outside off and veers further away, left alone

8.2

Kumar to Styris, no run, just outside off, moving away again, squeezed out to backward point

8.3

Kumar to Styris, no run, around the off stump line, pushed back down the track

8.4

Kumar to Styris, no run, Shout for lbw PK floated this ball in, the batsman had pushed that front leg too far across and couldn't get the bat around in time. He was hit in front of middle stump and Hawk eye shows it would have clipped the outside half of the leg stump,

8.5

Kumar to Styris, no run, full and moving away, driven to the off side of the pitch and PK deflects it to mid-off

8.6

Kumar to Styris, no run

New Zealand 30/3   P Kumar 5-2-18-2

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   P Kumar 6-3-18-2

12.1

Kumar to Styris, no run, leans across to push this to covers

12.2

Kumar to Styris, no run, short in length, on the middle, pushed to the onside of the pitch

12.3

Kumar to Styris, no run, short in length around the off stump line, punched to the off side

12.4

Kumar to Styris, 1 run, gets back to punch this short-of-length delivery past the diving Yuvraj Singh at point

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   P Kumar 7-3-24-2

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

34.6

Kumar to Styris, 1 run, backs to the on side and clips the slower short-of-length delivery to midwicket

New Zealand 193/3   P Kumar 8-3-34-2

47.1

Kumar to Hopkins, OUT, banged in short and Hopkins goes for the big shot, attempts the pull shot but holes out at deep square-leg region

GJ Hopkins c Karthik b Kumar 10 (23m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

47.2

Kumar to Tuffey, 1 run, on the leg and middle, rolls close to the on side, Tuffey looks at Mills who responds

47.3

Kumar to Mills, no run, in the zone outside off stump, tries to tickle it to third man but can't connect

47.4

Kumar to Mills, FOUR, Forget tickling it down for a single, he plays a lovely upper cut this time! It was the short delivery outside off and he upper cuts it to third-man boundary

47.5

Kumar to Mills, no run, fuller in length and it straightens to moves past Mills' poke and goes to Dhoni,.

47.6

Kumar to Mills, FOUR, Boundary no 2 for Mills. It was the short-of-length delivery outside off stump and Mills flashes it to the point boundary

New Zealand 286/8   P Kumar 9-3-43-3
Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Aug 28, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 74 runs
India v New Zealand at Dambulla - Aug 25, 2010
India won by 105 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Aug 22, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 209 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Dambulla - Aug 19-20, 2010
No result
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Aug 16, 2010
India won by 6 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)
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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

The scoreboard depicts India's tale of misery

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Aug 10, 2010

Jacob Oram celebrates Praveen Kumar's dismissal with his team-mates, India v New Zealand, tri-series, 1st ODI, August 10, 2010

Jacob Oram celebrates Praveen Kumar's dismissal with his team-mates

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