Sri Lanka Triangular Series, 1st Match: India v New Zealand at Dambulla, Aug 10, 2010
New Zealand won by 200 runs
Played at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium (neutral venue)
10 August 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
1.1

Nehra to Guptill, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, flicked past square-leg

1.2

Nehra to Guptill, FOUR, Whippity whip! It was the full delivery on the middle stump and he whipped it through midwicket. had he missed, he would have been caught plumb in front but he seemed pretty confident of playing that shot

1.3

Nehra to Guptill, 1 run, around the middle and leg, line, turned behind square-leg for a single

1.4

Nehra to Ingram, no run, gets across to push this length delivery to point

1.5

Nehra to Ingram, no run, short in length, bounces on the middle stump line and he goes for the pull, misses, and is hit on the thigh

1.6

Nehra to Ingram, no run, in the zone, angling away from Ingram who lets it go through to the keeper

New Zealand 11/0   A Nehra 1-0-7-0
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

3.6

Nehra to Ingram, 1 run, lands outside off stump, Ingram goes back to punch it clear of backward point

New Zealand 18/1   A Nehra 2-0-8-0
5.1

Nehra to Ingram, no run, Swing and a miss. Well there was some width on offer and he went after it but couldn't get wood on leather

5.2

Nehra to Ingram, OUT, Nehra gets some leather on wood this time. It was in the corridor, seaming away ever so late and Ingram was looking to defend but it got the outside edge. India on the attack here. Both bowlers fresh as they didn't play the Test series and doing the job here.

PJ Ingram c †Dhoni b Nehra 12 (23m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

5.3

Nehra to Williamson, no run, Right then, WIlliamson faces his first international delivery and squeezes this one to backward point

5.4

Nehra to Williamson, no run, straightens on the middle stump line, turned to right of midwicket

5.5

Nehra to Williamson, no run, on the pads, he tries to tuck it away but misses and the ball rolls away of the pad

5.6

Nehra to Williamson, 1 leg bye, And again. The bat comes down at an angle and he can't quite connect with the delivery on the pads.

New Zealand 28/2   A Nehra 3-1-8-1
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

7.2

Nehra to Styris, no run, short in length on the middle, clipped to the on side

7.3

Nehra to Styris, 1 run, works this to backward square-leg region to pick up a single

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   A Nehra 4-1-10-1
33.1

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

33.2

Nehra to Styris, no run, shuffles to outside-off and has a swing to the on side. The ball was pushed further away from him and Dhoni collects

33.3

Nehra to Styris, no run, Beaten by the slower one this time. It moved across Styris who was through early with his square drive

33.4

Nehra to Styris, FOUR, Thump! Nehra bowls this short, perhaps he thought Styris would be charging out, but Styris waits back, reaches outside off and carves it over backward point

33.5

Nehra to Styris, 2 runs, moves outside leg, Nehra follows him with a length delivery and Styris drags it to deep square-leg region

33.6

Nehra to Styris, FOUR, Crashed! He backed away to the leg side, Nehra tried to follow him with a full delivery, and he blasted it past mid-on

New Zealand 183/3   A Nehra 5-1-21-1
35.1

Nehra to Styris, 1 run, stays back to run this down to third man

35.2

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

35.3

Nehra to Styris, no run, Big swing and a miss. Styris tried to go over the on-side field but couldn't connect

35.4

Nehra to Styris, 1 run, guides this to backward point and they cross over

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   A Nehra 6-1-27-1
40.1

Nehra to Oram, 1 run, works this behind square-leg for a single

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

40.4

Nehra to Oram, no run, Nehra tries the bouncer and Oram sways away. Taylor walks across for a chat

40.5

Nehra to Oram, OUT, Trapped! That bouncer is followed by a skidding short-of-length delivery on the middle-stump line. Oram wafted across the line, bat going across in an angle, and missed. Gone!

JDP Oram lbw b Nehra 14 (11m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

40.6

Nehra to Elliott, 1 run, length delivery around off stump, tapped close on the off side and Taylor rushes across

New Zealand 237/5   A Nehra 7-1-32-2
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

42.3

Nehra to Hopkins, 1 wide, short -of-length delivery that skids down the leg side . Taufel extends his arms

42.3

Nehra to Hopkins, 1 run, around the off stump line, dabbed to point region

42.4

Nehra to Elliott, 1 wide, Another one that slips down the leg side.

42.4

Nehra to Elliott, no run, short in length outside off stump, defended to the off side

42.5

Nehra to Elliott, 1 run, back-of-length delivery outside off, steered to third man

42.6

Nehra to Hopkins, 2 runs, straightens on the middle and leg, clipped past square-leg

New Zealand 247/6   A Nehra 8-1-38-3
46.1

Nehra to Hopkins, 1 run, slower one, pushed to the off side for a single

46.2

Nehra to Tuffey, 1 wide, the short-pitched delivery but it sails past the pull shot and slips down the leg side for a wide

46.2

Nehra to Tuffey, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump line, jabbed to the off side

46.3

Nehra to Hopkins, 1 run, fullish and outside off, slashed away for a single

46.4

Nehra to Tuffey, 3 runs, short of length delivery and it has been pulled to deep backward square-leg. Wild throw from the sub Virat and they take the extra run

46.5

Nehra to Hopkins, 1 run, shortish, outside off, cut away to deep point where Dinesh makes the stop

46.6

Nehra to Tuffey, no run, gets forward to push this to midwicket

New Zealand 277/7   A Nehra 9-1-45-3
48.1

Nehra to Tuffey, no run

48.2

Nehra to Tuffey, 1 run, almost yorker length, on the middle stump line, squeezed out to the off side for a single

48.3

Nehra to Mills, 1 run, length delivery on the leg stump line, pushed to midwicket

48.4

Nehra to Tuffey, OUT, Tuffey holes out at long-on. He cleared the front foot and drilled it high but couldn't clear the fielder at the boundary. Nice little cameo from him though to push NZ towards 300. Can they reach there?

DR Tuffey c Ojha b Nehra 19 (18m 13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 146.15

48.5

Nehra to McKay, OUT, They won't. Raina with the direct hit. It was pushed towards short extra cover. Mills charged across. His partner had frozen long time back. Raina picked the ball, Mills turned back and Raina fired. Gone! Fine performance from NZ to survive the pressure exerted by the early wickets and reach this far.

KD Mills run out 9 (9m 5b 2x4 0x6) SR: 180.00

New Zealand 288/10   A Nehra 9.5-1-47-4
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