Sri Lanka Triangular Series, 2010 / Commentary

Sri Lanka Triangular Series - 1st match

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 200 runs

14.1

Ojha to Styris, no run, on the middle and leg, driven back to Ojha

14.2

Ojha to Styris, 1 run, leans forward to off drive for a single

14.3

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

14.4

Ojha to Styris, 1 run, gets down the track and dabs it to right of midwicket

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   PP Ojha 1-0-4-0

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   PP Ojha 2-0-7-0

18.1

Ojha to Styris, no run, nice. Slow and turning away from the off stump, Styris was beaten, playing a drive

18.2

Ojha to Styris, 1 bye, Dhoni misses a stumping chance Both the batsman and the keeper done in by the turn. It drifted in, landed on the middle stump line and Styris had charged down the track for the big hit and missed it completely. And Dhoni was moving towards his left and failed to take it cleanly

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

18.6

Ojha to Styris, no run, Another fine delivery, turning away from the middle and off line, Styris is beaten, trying to dab it to the off

New Zealand 84/3   PP Ojha 3-0-8-0

20.1

Ojha to Styris, 2 runs, around the middle and leg line, Styris goes forthe paddle sweep and by the time Sehwag rushes back from slips, they come back for the second run

20.2

Ojha to Styris, 1 run, Ah! interesting. He again went for the paddle, then seemed to change his mind before he went again for that shot! It was pretty slow through the air.

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   PP Ojha 4-0-17-0

22.1

Ojha to Styris, no run, slightly short in length, turns away from the off stump, Styris went for the cut but the ball flashed past the edge. Dhoni fails to collect it cleanly. Hmm

22.2

Ojha to Styris, 1 run, leans forward to play the off drive for a single

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

22.4

Ojha to Styris, no run, gets forward to push this to the on side

22.5

Ojha to Styris, FOUR, Neat. He glided forward and lifted the flighted delivery over mid-on

22.6

Ojha to Styris, FOUR, Crack! Ojha tries to change his length after the previous delivery and drags this slightly short and Styris rocks back to cut it late to the backward-point boundary.

New Zealand 114/3   PP Ojha 5-0-27-0

30.1

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

30.2

Ojha to Styris, no run, around the off stump, driven to short extra cover

30.3

Ojha to Styris, no run, And again.

30.4

Ojha to Styris, 1 run, This time he drives it down to long-off for a single

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   PP Ojha 6-0-29-0

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

32.5

Ojha to Styris, FOUR, superbly adjusted! Styris was backing to the leg side and Ojha slowed it u and ave more air. Styris waited, leaned across and sliced it over point!

32.6

Ojha to Styris, no run, Appeal for stumping Third umpire into the act. Not out. It was the loopy delivery that turned away sharply. Styris was leaning forward for the drive but landed his back leg in time

New Zealand 172/3   PP Ojha 7-0-39-0

36.1

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

36.2

Ojha to Styris, 1 run, leans forward to push it wide of Yuvraj at point

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

36.5

Ojha to Styris, 1 run, flighted full on the middle, eased to square-leg again

36.6

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

New Zealand 207/3   PP Ojha 8-0-47-0

38.1

Ojha to Styris, SIX, Fabulicious! Scotty rushes down the track and lifts it over the straight boundary.

38.2

Ojha to Styris, no run, steers this to Yuvraj at point

38.3

Ojha to Styris, OUT, Ojha takes him out! He had problem with Jadeja in the last over, playing across the line. And he does it again now. It was a loopy delivery on the middle and off stump line, Styris lunged forward and ended up playing all around it. He isn't happy as he walks off but what a fine knock this was. Oram walks in

SB Styris b Ojha 89 (132m 95b 9x4 1x6) SR: 93.68

38.4

Ojha to Oram, no run, turns in from well outside off and Dhoni collects

38.5

Ojha to Oram, 1 run, floated full outside off, on driven to long-on

38.6

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

New Zealand 219/4   PP Ojha 9-0-54-1

41.1

Ojha to Elliott, no run, Sharp turn. It landed around off stump and turned big. Dhoni collects this.

41.2

Ojha to Elliott, 1 run, around the off stump line, worked across the line to midwicket

41.3

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

41.4

Ojha to Elliott, 1 run, on the middle and off line, turned behind 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   PP Ojha 10-0-58-1
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Sri Lanka won by 74 runs
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Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 209 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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