Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    25.1 and the bowling change from spin to pace on a pitch that is assisting turn works. This is short of a length, just outside off, Guptill looks to punch it on the up but is cramped on slightly and ends up playing inside its line. The outside edge is pouched comfortably by Dhoni. A very good innings on a difficult pitch to score runs on 138/2
    15.3 taken this time. The pressure was building on NZ. Latham tries to drag his sweep from well outside off and ends up getting a leading edge which lobs up for short fine leg to take. Axar slowed that up and pushed that wide, Latham ended up being too far outside off to control that stroke. Reward for some tight bowling 96/1
    35.2 gone, caught behind. Quite a big edge. Shorter and wide outside off, Williamson fails to get over the bounce, gets an edge on his cut. Undone by a bit of an extra bounce, good length from Mishra. A false shot from Williamson or just beaten by the bounce, he throws his head back in disgust 184/3
    45.3 swung away down to fine leg. Has Dhoni made the run-out again? Has he created something? Taylor was labouring back for the second, and pays the price as Dhoni collects the ball in front of the stumps and then deflects the ball back onto the stumps, all in one swift motion. Didn't even need to look at the stumps as he under-armed it back. A fantastic piece of agility, but not something new. If he was standing close to the stumps, Taylor would have made it with relative ease. Dhawal's throw from fine leg wasn't great - slow on the bounce, but Dhoni created the pace by getting to the ball 223/6
    37.6 taken. Neesham slaps a ball to cover and falls. NZ stumbling again through the middle overs. Flatter trajectory outside off, Neesham is hesitant whether to go back or come forward. Eventually, he is in a terrible place to play the half-drive, half-cut. Excellent length. Ends up mis-timing his stroke to Kohli at cover, who dives low to his left to complete the catch. May have done some damage to his hand too. The ball may have hit Neesham twice on the bat, once at the top, then at the bottom during his swing 192/4
    44.3 swung away but straight down to fine leg, and Watling goes. Fuller length down leg, Watling goes for a swing with the angle, but cannot keep it down. Cannot get enough on it. Ends up helping it down to fine leg, who had to move a few metres to his left to complete the catch. 217/5
    47.6 straight to cover. Another one goes. A slower ball on leg, Devcich backs away and looks to go over cover. The right option, but bad execution. The ball hardly comes on as he ends up chipping a catch to cover who takes an easy reverse-cupped catch by his shoulder 242/7
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    16 (lb 3, w 13)
    260/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.2)
    Did not bat: TA Boult, IS Sodhi
    Fall of wickets: 1-96 (Tom Latham, 15.3 ov), 2-138 (Martin Guptill, 25.1 ov), 3-184 (Kane Williamson, 35.2 ov), 4-192 (James Neesham, 37.6 ov), 5-217 (BJ Watling, 44.3 ov), 6-223 (Ross Taylor, 45.3 ov), 7-242 (Anton Devcich, 47.6 ov)
    UT Yadav1016016.00246030
    DS Kulkarni705918.42137010
    HH Pandya503116.20194080
    A Mishra1004224.20293010
    AR Patel1003813.80343000
    KM Jadhav802703.37282000
    27.2 given this time. The change has worked. Looked pretty close. Rahane fails to convert a solid start into a big score, Yes, good decision by umpire Oxenford. Full and straight - towards middle and off. Rahane comes forward and shuffles across to reduce the distance from a plausible offcutter, but Neesham bowls this seam-up. It skids on and strikes Rahane in front of middle, no problem with height. Out. 128/3
    4.1 beauty from Southee. Perfect outswinger. Short of a driving length, just outside off, Sharma plays defensively from the crease. The ball moves away to take the outside edge. This is really good bowling. This is late swing, and Sharma follows it with his hands 19/1
    19.5 and gone. Kohli falls. Short and wide outside off, a terrible delivery. Kohli goes back and gets a thin edge which is well taken by Watling. Not much turn, but there may have been some extra bounce, or Kohli just played for some. Either way, what was turning into another typical Kohli chase has been cut short, almost literally. 98/2
    29.2 gets through. Massive wicket. Dhoni falls. The crowd goes silent. Just a straight delivery on leg. Seam-up, Dhoni doesn't move his feet, drives at the ball but the ball finds a way through the bat and pad gap to clatter into leg stump. A big play from Neesham. May have got that to seam back in just enough. 135/4
    42.3 full, fast and that's the game. Finally through Patel. He has fought hard but it has come to an end here. Boult spears this in, Patel looks to whip it, but is late into the shot. The ball hits his pad and ricochets into the off stump 207/9
    32.2 one more. Pandey has picked out mid-on and Pandey cannot believe it. Superb catch. A slower delivery outside off, was way too full and Pandey saw an opportunity to loft the ball over mid-on. It ended up a tad too full and Pandey was unable to get underneath that. Drilled his drive, but Latham leaped up at just the right time to take a great catch with both hands well over his head. Timed his jump to perfection, had to because Pandey got plenty on it. India stumbling again 154/5
    32.3 plumb in front. Jadhav has to go. An offcutter on middle, Jadhav just plain misses a straight delivery. Keeps low too. Southee takes pace off the ball, Jadhav is late on his attempted nudge and the ball raps him in front of middle. At worst, would be hitting leg stump. A double strike for NZ. 154/6
    35.6 oh it looks like a good shot but the fielding - both the placement and the effort - is even better. Pandya jumps out of the crease and goes inside out with the turn, but doesn't place it as wide as he would have liked. Latham is wide at long-off, and judges his run to his left perfectly to take complete this catch between where long-off and deep extra cover 167/7
    42.1 and this run-out has sent India closer to a defeat. And this run-out is not because Mishra is slow. Patel pulls and when he does so he is deep in his crease. It is pulled to the left of Santner at deep square leg. he has to get a sliding save in, which means there is an opportunity for two but because Patel gets a late start to his first run he turns down the second. Mishra is left with nowhere to go. Patel does give the second a go but the moment he sees he has to run around Boult he says no. Santner's impressive tour continues 205/8
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    48.4 and a big wind-up it is but the slower ball has been mis-hit straight to extra cover to level the series. Boult just too good for No. 11 with that asking rate that high. Slower, on a length, and it has been sliced 241/10
    12 (lb 3, w 9)
    241 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 4.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Rohit Sharma, 4.1 ov), 2-98 (Virat Kohli, 19.5 ov), 3-128 (Ajinkya Rahane, 27.2 ov), 4-135 (MS Dhoni, 29.2 ov), 5-154 (Manish Pandey, 32.2 ov), 6-154 (Kedar Jadhav, 32.3 ov), 7-167 (Hardik Pandya, 35.6 ov), 8-205 (Amit Mishra, 42.1 ov), 9-207 (Axar Patel, 42.3 ov), 10-241 (Umesh Yadav, 48.4 ov)
    TG Southee904034.44305000
    TA Boult9.414824.96335120
    JDS Neesham603826.33194120
    MJ Santner1003813.80341110
    IS Sodhi1015215.20261100
    AP Devcich402205.50101030

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 2-2

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

26 October 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Notes

First loss in Ranchi


No. of ODIs India had lost in Ranchi, before this. They had played 2 and had won chasing both of them. They failed to chase this time.

New Zealand's comeback


India's score before the fall of second wicket. New Zealand have taken six wickets for 69 runs since then.

Rahane gets going


No. of runs accumulated by Rahane in the first three ODIs of this series - 33, 28, 5. He has got to a fifty today.

Lucky Ground


Number of runs scored by Kohli in ODIs in Ranchi, before this match. He made 77* vs Eng in 2012-13 and 139* vs SL in 2014-15, both while chasing.

spinners' impact


Economy of India spinners in this match - 107 runs in 28 overs. The fast bowlers went at 6.81 - 150 runs in 22 overs.

Prolific Mishra


No. of wickets for Mishra in this series. No other bowler has taken more than 6 wkts in the series so far. His figures: 3/49, 3/60, 2/46, 2/41.

Opening Woes


Number of instances since March 2012 when New Zealand have had a 100+ opening stand in ODIs. In 49 innings they average 30. Today they added 96.