Sri Lanka Triangular Series, 2010 / Commentary

Sri Lanka Triangular Series - 1st match

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 200 runs

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

New Zealand 4/0   PJ Ingram 4* (4b 1x4)   P Kumar 0.4-0-4-0

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

New Zealand 10/0   MJ Guptill 6* (2b 1x4)   A Nehra 0.2-0-6-0

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

New Zealand 15/0   MJ Guptill 11* (4b 2x4)   P Kumar 1.1-0-8-0

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.

New Zealand 22/1   PJ Ingram 9* (13b 2x4)   P Kumar 2.2-0-13-1

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

New Zealand 46/3   LRPL Taylor 11* (24b 1x4)   P Kumar 6.5-3-23-2

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

New Zealand 61/3   LRPL Taylor 18* (32b 2x4)   A Mithun 3.2-0-17-0

15.4

Mithun to Styris, FOUR, Crack of doom! short and well outside off and Styris cuts hard past the diving yuvraj singh at point. Fierce square-cut.

New Zealand 66/3   SB Styris 15* (29b 1x4)   A Mithun 3.4-0-22-0

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

New Zealand 78/3   LRPL Taylor 28* (44b 3x4)   RA Jadeja 0.4-0-6-0

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)   RA Jadeja 1-0-10-0

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

New Zealand 99/3   LRPL Taylor 43* (56b 5x4)   PP Ojha 3.5-0-17-0

22.5

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

New Zealand 110/3   SB Styris 29* (44b 2x4)   PP Ojha 4.5-0-23-0

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   SB Styris 33* (45b 3x4)   PP Ojha 5-0-27-0

25.1

Jadeja to Styris, FOUR, Tonked! It was floated outside off and Styris went down on his knee to smash it over midwicket

New Zealand 127/3   SB Styris 41* (51b 4x4)   RA Jadeja 1.1-0-14-0

31.1

Jadeja to Styris, FOUR, Very nice! He sashayed down the track, reached forward and chipped it over the bowler.

New Zealand 156/3   SB Styris 56* (71b 5x4)   RA Jadeja 4.1-0-27-0

31.2

Jadeja to Styris, FOUR, Bang! He moved outside the leg stump and cut it hard through point region.

New Zealand 160/3   SB Styris 60* (72b 6x4)   RA Jadeja 4.2-0-31-0

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!

New Zealand 166/3   LRPL Taylor 68* (88b 6x4 1x6)   PP Ojha 6.2-0-33-0

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!

New Zealand 172/3   SB Styris 65* (75b 7x4)   PP Ojha 6.5-0-39-0

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

New Zealand 177/3   SB Styris 69* (79b 8x4)   A Nehra 4.4-1-15-1

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   SB Styris 75* (81b 9x4)   A Nehra 5-1-21-1

34.2

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

New Zealand 187/3   LRPL Taylor 74* (93b 7x4 1x6)   P Kumar 7.2-3-28-2

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

New Zealand 191/3   LRPL Taylor 78* (95b 8x4 1x6)   P Kumar 7.4-3-32-2

39.1

Jadeja to Oram, FOUR, around the leg stump line and Oram wrists it to fine-leg boundary and Ojha can't reach it. Oram just helped it along

New Zealand 223/4   JDP Oram 5* (3b 1x4)   RA Jadeja 6.1-0-40-0

39.5

Jadeja to Oram, FOUR, Ah! The reverse sweep. It was around the off stump line and he reverse swept it very fine through the vacant slip region

New Zealand 231/4   JDP Oram 12* (6b 2x4)   RA Jadeja 6.5-0-48-0

44.6

Yuvraj Singh to Tuffey, FOUR, drags this short and Tuffey cracks it to the cover-point boundary.

New Zealand 258/7   DR Tuffey 4* (2b 1x4)   Yuvraj Singh 4-0-23-1

45.4

Jadeja to Tuffey, FOUR, He leaned across, picked it from the middle and swung it to left of deep backward square-leg region where PK gets some hand on it but doesn't prevent it from running over

New Zealand 263/7   DR Tuffey 8* (4b 2x4)   RA Jadeja 8.4-0-57-0

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

New Zealand 282/8   KD Mills 4* (2b 1x4)   P Kumar 8.4-3-39-3

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   KD Mills 8* (4b 2x4)   P Kumar 9-3-43-3
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Sri Lanka won by 74 runs
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Photos

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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