Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    12.2 this time it's taken at mid-on! Shami gets his buckets under it, well just about. It was on a good length on middle and off and he was looking to clip it through midwicket. But he had played the shot too early and looked to check his shot. Gets a leading edge which lobs to the man at mid-on who runs forward and holds it in his fingertips 41/2
    7.4 Rahane takes it on the second grab at gully! It was very full and it swings late enough to lure Ryder's outside edge as he looks for a punishing cover drive. Rahane had to dive to his right but he didn't cup it properly first time around, but the ball was parried in the air long enough for him to dive at the ball going behind him and hold it safely 22/1
    37.3 he won't get his hundred. Fullish delivery outside off as he goes for the front foot slice over point, but Rahane jumps up and picks up a smart catch. He's been playing that shot over extra all this time, could have gone for that option again instead of trying to hit square. Nonetheless, he's set New Zealand up for a mighty good score again 193/3
    47.6 and finally India hold on to a catch. Dhawan at deep midwicket does a very good job as he picks up a skier. Slower ball outside off stump as he goes down on one knee and looks for that slog sweep again. He's mis-hit it though and Dhawan moves to his left and dives to pick up a good catch. 274/5
    43.5 slapped straight to cover! Charged down the track and was looking to beat the fielder inside the circle. Was making a bit of room for himself and may have ended up going too leg side as he doesn't get enough bat on it 243/4
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    not out
    12 (b 1, lb 6, w 5)
    303/5 (50 Overs, RR: 6.06)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Jesse Ryder, 7.4 ov), 2-41 (Martin Guptill, 12.2 ov), 3-193 (Kane Williamson, 37.3 ov), 4-243 (Brendon McCullum, 43.5 ov), 5-274 (Ross Taylor, 47.6 ov)
    Mohammed Shami1036116.10345320
    B Kumar804816.00276120
    VR Aaron1006026.00296110
    R Ashwin603706.16133000
    RA Jadeja905406.00235000
    V Kohli703615.14192100
    4.3 oh my, he's given a spot of catching practice to first slip! Taylor's stunned at how easy it all was. Short of a length ball just outside off and he went to guide it to third man, forgetting there are two slips in place. It goes too fine and he succumbs to a catch above shoulder-height 8/1
    9.5 maiden wicket for Henry and it's a pretty good one to as he draws Dhawan's edge and is pouched at second slip. It was back of a length and pushed across the left-hander, who pokes at it with the back foot moving down the leg side and away from the ball. He did try to rein the bat in, but it was too late. 20/2
    36.1 holed out at long-on and is that it for India? Tossed it up on middle and leg as Kohli charged him and lofts over the top. Watches it intently, hoping that it would clear the substitute fielder but no such luck. Fighting innings from Kohli comes to an end 145/5
    13.2 another one for Henry! And Rahane's missed a straight one! He was swinging across the line to a fullish delivery angled in at him. Struck in line with the stumps and would have crashed into middle 30/3
    23.6 gone, caught at gully and that's Henry's third wicket on debut. Made a little room outside leg to slice this full delivery over square on the off side, but Williamsom stretches his hands above his head and picks up a smart catch 78/4
    44.1 Williamson has another as Dhoni charges him and lofts straight down long-off's throat. Got a little too close to that to get enough elevation as this was fired in full on off stump. Big smiles in the New Zealand huddle 181/8
    40.2 makes tons of room for himself and looks to cut, misses the fuller ball altogether and his stumps are disturbed. Williamson's bit for Man of the Series becomes stronger 167/6
    41.5 safe as houses is Guptill at the point boundary. Mills has his second as the batsman charges him and looks to slap him over the top. Had to do that considering the run-rate was north of 14 but doesn't get hold of it at all 174/7
    48.6 four for Henry on debut as he goes for cow corner, but only ends up getting a top-edge which is swallowed by the keeper 215/9
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    49.4 yorker to finish things off and New Zealand have taken this contest, if I can say that, by 87 runs. Middle stump knocked back as Aaron looked to chop the bat down, but is too late. The home side relishes a 4-0 defeat against a side that was No.1 when it came onto their shores 216/10
    6 (lb 1, nb 1, w 4)
    216 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 4.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Rohit Sharma, 4.3 ov), 2-20 (Shikhar Dhawan, 9.5 ov), 3-30 (Ajinkya Rahane, 13.2 ov), 4-78 (Ambati Rayudu, 23.6 ov), 5-145 (Virat Kohli, 36.1 ov), 6-167 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 40.2 ov), 7-174 (Ravindra Jadeja, 41.5 ov), 8-181 (MS Dhoni, 44.1 ov), 9-215 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 48.6 ov), 10-216 (Varun Aaron, 49.4 ov)
    KD Mills1013523.50432110
    MJ McClenaghan1004504.50333110
    MJ Henry1013843.80383020
    JDS Neesham5.404517.94155200
    NL McCullum1013313.30342000
    KS Williamson401924.75111001

Match Details


India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand won the 5-match series 4-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

31 January 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st8S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd12S DhawanV Kohli
3rd10V KohliAM Rahane
4th48AT RayuduV Kohli
5th67MS DhoniV Kohli
6th22MS DhoniR Ashwin
7th7MS DhoniRA Jadeja
8th7MS DhoniB Kumar
9th34B KumarMohammed Shami
10th1VR AaronMohammed Shami