The toss is over. India will field and they are fielding 12 players. NZ stick to 11.

5.25pm Here's what I can give you for the moment. No Sehwag, Zaheer for India. More to follow...

Well apparently Yuvraj is in the team list.

5.15pm Good evening everyone and welcome to the coverage of the warm-up game between India and New Zealand at Lord's. We just witnessed the Super Over with Ireland coming out on top against Netherlands. That has delayed the toss, which should have taken place 15 minutes back. The teams will follow. If you're in India, it gives you time to gulp down dinner, and whatever else.

Stay with us for updates. George Binoy is at the box seat at Lord's and he's still recovering from the Super Over.

Oh yeah and the other attraction tonight is the floodlights at Lord's. The MCC received permission to install the lights in January this year.

0.1

Kumar to BB McCullum, no run, drops it a bit short outside off and McCullum taps it to cover

0.2

Kumar to BB McCullum, FOUR, the first free swing, wide outside off and he reaches out and scoops it over the slips

0.3

Kumar to BB McCullum, 2 runs, chips down the track to unsettle the bowler and he slashes him over point, Irfan sprints from third man and cuts it off

0.4

Kumar to BB McCullum, no run, swings it in and traps him on the pads, Praveen appeals but the ball was missing leg

0.5

Kumar to BB McCullum, 1 run, taps it in front of cover and sets off

0.6

Kumar to Ryder, no run, that looked pretty adjacent to the stumps when it hit the pads but the ball pitched outside leg

End of over 1 (7 runs) New Zealand 7/0
JD Ryder    0* (1b)      P Kumar    1-0-7-0
BB McCullum    7* (5b 1x4)     

1.1

Singh to BB McCullum, no run, another appeal for an lbw, lands on middle and leg and hits the knee roll, that looked close

1.2

Singh to BB McCullum, no run, attempts the yorker but its a low full toss and McCullum taps it to cover

1.3

Singh to BB McCullum, 3 runs, fullish on middle and off and he swats him across the line to beat midwicket, the ball slows down and Irfan just pulls it back before the rope

1.4

Singh to Ryder, 1 run, keeps it just outside the offstump and he opens the face and steers him wide of backward point

short midwicket in place

1.5

Singh to BB McCullum, 2 runs, chip down the track and tries to send that into the English channel or whereever but the ball is skied and drops in the middle of nowhere in the region of long-off

1.6

Singh to BB McCullum, FOUR, lovely shot! He drops it short and the batsman swivels and clubs it over square leg, nice swivel at the crease

End of over 2 (10 runs) New Zealand 17/0
BB McCullum    16* (10b 2x4)      RP Singh    1-0-10-0
JD Ryder    1* (2b)     

Praveen kumar's taken off and Ishant replaces him

2.1

I Sharma to Ryder, 1 run, fullish on the offstump and he softly pushes it through the line towards mid-off and sets off

2.2

I Sharma to BB McCullum, no run, makes a lot of room to slash hard but the ball clips the under edge and rolls to the keeper

2.3

I Sharma to BB McCullum, 1 run, walks across his stumps to flick him across the line but he gets an inside edge to his pads

2.4

I Sharma to Ryder, OUT, look at that stump walk! Ryder stays at the crease and tries to whack him over the on side but Ishant bowls it full and fast on the offstump and sends the stick tumbling back quite a few yards

JD Ryder b I Sharma 2 (12m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Correction: NZ are playing 12 players, India 13. Apologies

2.5

I Sharma to Guptill, no run, leaves it alone outside off

2.6

I Sharma to Guptill, no run, softly plays it back to the bowler

End of over 3 (2 runs) New Zealand 19/1
MJ Guptill    0* (2b)      I Sharma    1-0-2-1
BB McCullum    17* (12b 2x4)     

Yet another change. Irfan Pathan now

3.1

IK Pathan to BB McCullum, no run, swings it on the stumps, he softly tucks it back to the bowler

3.2

IK Pathan to BB McCullum, FOUR, comes down the track, the ball sits up nicely for him to whack it across the line and clear midwicket comfortably

Dhoni upto the stumps

3.3

IK Pathan to BB McCullum, no run, hops and slices it straight to point, the off side is packed

3.4

IK Pathan to BB McCullum, 3 runs, full outside off and forced to mid-off and Harbhajan really makes a mess of it

3.5

IK Pathan to Guptill, no run, squares him up in front of the stumps, Guptill steers it to cover

3.6

IK Pathan to Guptill, no run, swings blindly but the bat was nowhere near the ball

End of over 4 (7 runs) New Zealand 26/1
MJ Guptill    0* (4b)      IK Pathan    1-0-7-0
BB McCullum    24* (16b 3x4)     

4.1

I Sharma to BB McCullum, 3 runs, McCullum gives the charge early yet again and he scoops it high over backward point but the timing isn't enough to fetch him a boundary

4.2

I Sharma to Guptill, 1 run, swings and the ball gets the edge and rolls to the off side

4.3

I Sharma to BB McCullum, FOUR, take that! He cuts out the waltz down the track and instead stays at the crease, picks the slower one and slaps it in the tiny window between point and cover

4.4

I Sharma to BB McCullum, OUT, the extravagance gets the better of him! He gets across his stumps to flick him high over midwicket but the ball rises up a bit more and hence McCullum ends up mis-hitting it to mid-on, Praveen takes the skier

BB McCullum c Kumar b I Sharma 31 (23m 19b 4x4 0x6) SR: 163.15

4.5

I Sharma to Guptill, no run, taps it to the off side

4.6

I Sharma to Guptill, 1 run, gets an inside edge onto his boot and the ball rolls to the off side

Apologies for the scoring errors, it is indeed Ishant the bowler

End of over 5 (9 runs) New Zealand 35/2
MJ Guptill    2* (7b)      I Sharma    2-0-11-2
LRPL Taylor    0* (0b)     

5.1

YK Pathan to Guptill, 1 wide, fires it down the leg side and Dhoni gets across quickly to pouch it

5.1

YK Pathan to Guptill, no run, fires it fast on the stumps and he pushes it back to the bowler

5.2

YK Pathan to Guptill, 1 run, taps it towards mid-off and the fielder dives and flicks it to the non-striker's stumps but misses

5.3

YK Pathan to Taylor, 1 run, goes back and knocks it down to short fine leg

5.4

YK Pathan to Guptill, FOUR, chips down the track and checks his shot but there's enough timing and elevation to clear mid-on

5.5

YK Pathan to Guptill, 1 run, taps it towards mid-on and sets off

5.6

YK Pathan to Taylor, 1 run, shuffles and works it wide of short fine leg for a single

End of over 6 (9 runs) New Zealand 44/2
LRPL Taylor    2* (2b)      YK Pathan    1-0-9-0
MJ Guptill    8* (11b 1x4)     

Now it's Pragyan Ojha

6.1

Ojha to Taylor, no run, gets nice turn, lands on middle and leg and shoots towards off, catches Taylor by suprise

6.2

Ojha to Taylor, no run, stands wide of the legstump and pushes it to the off side

6.3

Ojha to Taylor, no run, fired in quicker, he makes room and cuts to short third man

6.4

Ojha to Taylor, no run, swings too early and the ball clips his pads and rolls away

6.5

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, shuffles across his stumps and slog sweeps him but the ball just drops short of deep square-leg

6.6

Ojha to Guptill, no run, lovely delivery! Flighted outside off and the ball turns, bounces and beats him

End of over 7 (1 run) New Zealand 45/2
MJ Guptill    8* (12b 1x4)      PP Ojha    1-0-1-0
LRPL Taylor    3* (7b)     

7.1

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, 2 runs, rides the flight and slogs him over square leg and RP runs across from deep midwicket and cuts it off

7.2

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, 1 run, quicker ball, he pushes it with the turn to long-on

7.3

Harbhajan Singh to Guptill, 1 run, comes down the track and chips it in the air but the ball drops well short of long-on

7.4

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, 1 run, flatter and he clubs him away to Ishant at deep square leg

7.5

Harbhajan Singh to Guptill, 1 run, tosses it up and he pushes it towards long-on

7.6

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, 1 leg bye, this one keeps a bit low but Taylor swings too early and the ball catches his pad and rolls away

End of over 8 (7 runs) New Zealand 52/2
LRPL Taylor    7* (11b)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-6-0
MJ Guptill    10* (14b 1x4)     

8.1

Ojha to Taylor, SIX, Grandstand take cover! Taylor gets across his stumps early and signals his intentions, Ojha's generous with the flight and the slog sweep sends it several rows back

8.2

Ojha to Taylor, SIX, another! Ojha makes the mistake of blowing a full toss after Taylor covers the stumps, he clubs him high over deep square-leg

8.3

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run, squirts a yorker towards cover

8.4

Ojha to Guptill, OUT, Ojha hits back at New Zealand! He tosses it up and invites Guptill to advance down the track, the ball turns, leaves the batsman dumbfounded and Dhoni whips off the bails

MJ Guptill st †Dhoni b Ojha 10 (24m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

8.5

Ojha to Oram, 1 run, gets across and clips it to midwicket

8.6

Ojha to Taylor, 1 run

End of over 9 (15 runs) New Zealand 67/3
LRPL Taylor    21* (15b 2x6)      PP Ojha    2-0-16-1
JDP Oram    1* (1b)     

9.1

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, 1 run, stays back and taps him just wide of short third man

9.2

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, no run, just a little bit of turn and the ball clips his front pad and rolls away

9.3

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, 1 run, full on the pads and tucked wide of midwicket

9.4

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, no run, Dropped It's a fast flat delivery and Taylor gets a thick edge off the slash, the ball thuds into Dhoni's gloves but he fumbles

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, 1 run, full on the pads and he works it to long-on

9.6

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, 1 run, chips down the track and he checks his loft to long-on

End of over 10 (4 runs) New Zealand 71/3
JDP Oram    3* (4b)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-10-0
LRPL Taylor    23* (18b 2x6)     

Ishant returns

10.1

I Sharma to Oram, 2 runs, Oram isn't afraid to give himself room as he clubs it down to deep midwicket

10.2

I Sharma to Oram, OUT, drops it a bit short and Oram swivels and pulls him, the ball is airborne for quite a while and Harbhajan runs across at deep square leg, looks directly at the sun but judges it well

JDP Oram c Harbhajan Singh b I Sharma 5 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Styris walks in

10.3

I Sharma to Taylor, 1 run, stands tall, gets his elbows high and taps it wide of backward point

10.4

I Sharma to Styris, no run, greets him with a lifter outside off and Styris withdraws the hook, that was quick

10.5

I Sharma to Styris, 1 run, he plays one of his best shots - the pull. Styris fetches it from outside off, checks his shot and the fielder at deep square leg does well to slide and intercept it

10.6

I Sharma to Taylor, 1 wide, slides wide down the leg side

10.6

I Sharma to Taylor, 1 run, well played, taps it with soft hands towards short cover and gets off the blocks quickly

End of over 11 (6 runs) New Zealand 77/4
LRPL Taylor    25* (20b 2x6)      I Sharma    3-0-17-3
SB Styris    1* (2b)     

Here's Ojha again

11.1

Ojha to Taylor, no run, stays back, waits for the turn and taps it back to the bowler

11.2

Ojha to Taylor, FOUR, makes a lot of room, I mean a LOT of room and slaps it hard square of the wicket and beats point, all power

11.3

Ojha to Taylor, no run, takes a pace down the pitch and Ojha beats him, Dhoni whips off the bails but Taylor drags his backfoot back

11.4

Ojha to Taylor, FOUR, Ojha's not afraid to flight it and Taylor's not afraid to slog him, he times it well but the ball dips and just drops short of the deep midwicket rope

11.5

Ojha to Taylor, 1 leg bye, nudged off the pads towards short fine leg

11.6

Ojha to Styris, 1 leg bye, shuffles and clips it off his pads to square leg

End of over 12 (10 runs) New Zealand 87/4
SB Styris    1* (3b)      PP Ojha    3-0-24-1
LRPL Taylor    33* (25b 2x4 2x6)     

Here's RP again

12.1

Singh to Styris, FOUR, strays on the pads and Styris picks the spot really well, he shapes to pull but rolls his wrists and targets the fine leg boundary instead

12.2

Singh to Styris, 1 run, stays at the crease and carts him over midwicket, the ball drops short of the fielder in the deep

12.3

Singh to Taylor, 1 run, pushes it to the covers for a single

12.4

Singh to Styris, no run, he has a wild swing and a miss, the ball travels over the off stump

12.5

Singh to Styris, FOUR, full marks for placement again! Styris covers all the stumps, bends his knee and clubs him past square leg with a free swing of the arms, the fielder in the deep had no chance

12.6

Singh to Styris, 1 run, shuffles and clips it behind square on the on side

End of over 13 (11 runs) New Zealand 98/4
SB Styris    11* (8b 2x4)      RP Singh    2-0-21-0
LRPL Taylor    34* (26b 2x4 2x6)     

13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Styris, 1 run, chance! He gets a thick leading edge and Raina sprints from cover and the ball just drops short of him

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, no run, walks across his stumps and squirts it to mid-on

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, no run, fires it flat and quick, Taylor checks his shot and digs out the yorker

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, no run, tossed up much slower and Taylor slogs in desperation and the ball clips his pads and rolls away

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, FOUR, full on the pads and he chips it safely over midwicket, there are cries of 'catch it' but not a single blue shirt in sight

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, 2 runs, chips it just over Harbhajan's reach to his right, the ball rolls to long-on

End of over 14 (7 runs) New Zealand 105/4
LRPL Taylor    40* (31b 3x4 2x6)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-17-0
SB Styris    12* (9b 2x4)     

14.1

IK Pathan to Styris, FOUR, the slower ball, he makes room, picks the change of pace and slaps him past the gap between mid-off and extra cover

14.2

IK Pathan to Styris, no run, gets right across his stumps to hoick him over midwicket but the ball keeps low and beats him completely

14.3

IK Pathan to Styris, FOUR, lucky for Styris! Gets across to his offstump for another slog but manages a thick inside edge which beats Dhoni

14.4

IK Pathan to Styris, no run, attempts a square drive but he ends up thudding the ball onto the pitch back to the bowler

14.5

IK Pathan to Styris, 1 run, swings hard but ends up placing it to long-on

14.6

IK Pathan to Taylor, 1 run, makes room and slaps it just wide of extra cover

End of over 15 (10 runs) New Zealand 115/4
LRPL Taylor    41* (32b 3x4 2x6)      IK Pathan    2-0-17-0
SB Styris    21* (14b 4x4)     

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, OUT, flights it outside off, Taylor goes for yet another on-side hoick and ends up getting a top edge behind square on the on side and RP takes it easily comfortably just inches in front of the rope at long leg

LRPL Taylor c Singh b Harbhajan Singh 41 (42m 33b 3x4 2x6) SR: 124.24

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Styris, 2 runs, clips it across the line wide of midwicket and Rohit and Ojha nearly collide as they rush toward the ball

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Styris, 1 run, clipped to the on side

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to NL McCullum, 1 run, full on middle and leg, he pushes it down to long-on

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Styris, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he squirts it to mid-on

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to NL McCullum, no run, attempts a reverse sweep but the ball clips his arm and rolls to short third man

End of over 16 (5 runs) New Zealand 120/5
NL McCullum    1* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-22-1
SB Styris    25* (17b 4x4)     

16.1

I Sharma to Styris, FOUR, very smart looking shot! Ishan fires it outside leg and Styris lofts him inside out over mid-off, Praveen Kumar gives the chase but the ball just beats him

16.2

I Sharma to Styris, OUT, timber! Ishant fires it full and fast on the legstump and Styris is beaten for pace, he swings and the ball lands on the yorker length and flattens the legstump

SB Styris b I Sharma 29 (21m 19b 5x4 0x6) SR: 152.63

16.3

I Sharma to Franklin, 1 leg bye, lands on middle and leg and the ball clips his pad and rolls to the off side

16.4

I Sharma to NL McCullum, no run, that's a lovely bouncer, really forces Nathan to sway away from it

16.5

I Sharma to NL McCullum, FOUR, good comeback by the batsman! He gets across his stumps, bends his knee and paddles him away to the big spaces at fine leg

16.6

I Sharma to NL McCullum, no run, drops it short and McCullum sways backwards and allows the ball to fizz past him

End of over 17 (9 runs) New Zealand 129/6
NL McCullum    5* (5b 1x4)      I Sharma    4-0-25-4
JEC Franklin    0* (1b)     

17.1

Ojha to Franklin, 2 runs, fires it full on the pads and he works it away down to deep midwicket, Yusuf slides and cuts it off

17.2

Ojha to Franklin, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and takes the aerial route, scoops it over the vacant spaces at extra cover

17.3

Ojha to NL McCullum, no run, slow through the air, the turn forces the batsman to check his shot

17.4

Ojha to NL McCullum, 2 runs, tossed up on the pads and he works it down to deep midwicket

17.5

Ojha to NL McCullum, 1 run, tossed up, he makes a lot of room and carves it high over cover

17.6

Ojha to Franklin, FOUR, flighted on middle and leg, he forces it with the turn and a fumble at midwicket allows a boundary, lot of power behind that flick

End of over 18 (10 runs) New Zealand 139/6
JEC Franklin    7* (4b 1x4)      PP Ojha    4-0-34-1
NL McCullum    8* (8b 1x4)     

2 overs left

18.1

IK Pathan to NL McCullum, FOUR, he really toys with the bowler on this occasion,he improvises and walks right across his stumps, fetches that from wide outside off and paddle scoops it over short fine leg

18.2

IK Pathan to NL McCullum, FOUR, MCCullum walks across his stumps early, then goes the other way, Irfan bowls a low full toss and the batsman adjusts and gets a thick outside edge which beats short third man

18.3

IK Pathan to NL McCullum, 1 run, strays on the pads and he works it down to the on side

18.4

IK Pathan to Franklin, FOUR, nice shot! Irfan drops it a bit short outside off and Franklin adjusts his shot and fends it over backward point, nice timing on that one

18.5

IK Pathan to Franklin, 1 leg bye, full on the pads and the ball rolls to the on side

18.6

IK Pathan to NL McCullum, 1 run, brother drops brother, Nathan makes room and swipes a full delivery straight to cover and the Yusuf fails to hang onto it high over his head

End of over 19 (15 runs) New Zealand 154/6
NL McCullum    18* (12b 3x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-31-0
JEC Franklin    11* (6b 2x4)     

Here's RP again

19.1

Singh to NL McCullum, no run, drops it short and wide outside off, Nathan drags his backleg across in an attempt to swing him across the line but he swings and misses

19.2

Singh to NL McCullum, OUT, Nathan swings him over the on side and nearly gets the elevation to take the ball over the rope but Rohit at deep square leg looks at the sun and takes it very well after falling to his right

NL McCullum c RG Sharma b Singh 18 (19m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

Here's Vettori

19.3

Singh to Franklin, SIX, keep looking back! RP generously drops a length ball and enjoys a free swing o the arms from the crease and sends the ball over the second tier at long-on

19.4

Singh to Franklin, SIX, same direction! Another friendly length ball on middle and off and Franklin lofts through the line and sends it just wide of the pavilion at long-on

19.5

Singh to Franklin, FOUR, the fun doesn't stop, he bowls it a touch fuller and Franklin swings across the line and clears midwicket

19.6

Singh to Franklin, no run, drops the ball short and he swings too early and misses

Match State: Innings Break

India leaked 31 off the last 2 overs. Will that cost them? New Zealand will be happy with this. A score of 171 was a match winning one right through the IPL but will the story be different here? We'll find out soon.

End of over 20 (16 runs) New Zealand 170/7
JEC Franklin    27* (10b 3x4 2x6)      RP Singh    3-0-37-1
DL Vettori    0* (0b)     
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