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    4.1 that's a beauty! Henry doesn't bowl from too close to the stumps, so it's easy to think that it was angled in on middle and off, it was full, and squared Rohit up completely with the late away swing, rattling his off-stump 8/1
    5.5 short outside off, the first decent scoring opportunity after being held on a tight leash, Dhawan goes up and above the slips, times it well but it carries straight down third-man's throat, and New Zealand have rich reward for some excellent bowling in the lead up to this dismissal 12/2
    6.6 length on off, Gill pushes at it with his bat and no feet, holds up in the surface a little and he spoons a simple catch to cover. Groundhog Day for India? 17/3
    43.2 that's the end of brilliant knock under pressure. He'd be gutted to have missed on on a hundred but the 90 was invaluable, given the trouble India were in when Rayudu walked in. This was full outside off, he went inside out, probably wanted to go over mid-off rather than extra cover, where he was taken comfortably in the deep 190/6
    9.3 cleaned him up with a ripper! Full on off, a hint of late swing back in, Dhoni plays down the wrong line and watches his off-stump uprooted as it finds its way through the gap between bat and pad 18/4
    31.5 Awful running between the wickets, and Vijay is gutted. He slaps the bat on his pad and drags himself off the field. Short and tucks up Vijay for room, he stands tall and punches it away to the left of short midwicket. Vijay takes a couple of steps and is interested in a single. Rayudu, however, is ball-watching. Then responds late and takes off (rather jogs off), so does Vijay. The throw is to Munro, and he under-arms it onto the stumps to catch Vijay well short. No fifty for him 116/5
    45.2 slower ball, Jadhav shuffles across, goes deep in his crease and in trying to nudge the ball to squareleg gets an inside edge back onto his stumps. Timely wicket for New Zealand 203/7
    48.6 full toss on middle, Pandya tries to flick it but is a little early into the shot and the leading edge is taken brilliantly by the short fine-leg, who had to turn around, run back and time the dive well. 248/8
    49.4 slower ball outside off, swatted straight to extra cover, who takes it 252/9
    49.5 full on middle, pushed to the right of the bowler, the non striker runs with the shot and Boult doesn't even need to hurl a throw to take the bails off 252/10
    not out
    15 (b 5, lb 7, nb 1, w 2)
    252 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 5.05)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Rohit Sharma, 4.1 ov), 2-12 (Shikhar Dhawan, 5.5 ov), 3-17 (Shubman Gill, 6.6 ov), 4-18 (MS Dhoni, 9.3 ov), 5-116 (Vijay Shankar, 31.5 ov), 6-190 (Ambati Rayudu, 43.2 ov), 7-203 (Kedar Jadhav, 45.2 ov), 8-248 (Hardik Pandya, 48.6 ov), 9-252 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 49.4 ov), 10-252 (Mohammed Shami, 49.5 ov)
    MJ Henry1013543.50435001
    TA Boult9.523933.96383120
    JDS Neesham503316.60164100
    C de Grandhomme703304.71284100
    C Munro1004704.70331300
    MJ Santner301806.0041000
    TD Astle503507.00161300
    9.1 Munro crouches, winds up, and drags a short ball back onto his stumps. Short and very wide outside off, Munro simply flashes at the ball with his feet pinned to the crease. Throws his hands at it and plays on. This was coming, wasn't it? 37/2
    3.3 short and skids on outside off, 142ks, Nicholls can't quite get hold of the pull. He is rushed into the shot and winds up flapping a catch straight to short midwicket. Welcome back, Shami 18/1
    25.4 dragged down on middle and what a moment in the game. Williamson rocks back and pulls high in the air but has to make all the pace himself as Jadhav offers none and he doesn't get enough of it as the fielder at deep midwicket settles under and takes it comfortably. That was against the play 105/4
    10.2 Pandya gets one to nip back in and wins an lbw appeal from umpire George. On a length, swerves back into Taylor, cramping him for room. Pandya coaxes Taylor into playing around his front pad. He falls over and is struck above the knee-roll. Height may be an issue here. Probably umpire's call? But Taylor chats with Williamson and decides against challenging the on-field out decision. The tracker suggests that it would have bounced over the stumps. Williamson and Taylor have missed a trick here 38/3
    28.3 full on middle and leg, Latham sweeps, is struck on the front pad and given immediately. No review after some consideration. Dhoni had been encouraging Chahal to keep it full and let Latham sweep from that length 119/5
    36.2 Oh dear, what a bizarre play. Starts off with an lbw appeal, ends with a run-out. Is that the game? Low-arm slider from Jadhav, comes on even slower off the pitch, Neesham stretches across for a sweep and misses. He is struck outside the line. Neesham, however, strays out of the crease. He isn't aware that the ball rolls behind to Dhoni, who takes a couple of quiet steps, appeals for the lbw; then under-arms it onto the stumps and steals a wicket from right under Neesham's nose. For a change, Dhoni jumps and celebrates a wicket. He is quite thrilled with his effort. We don't often see Dhoni celebrate a wicket in such animated fashion these days #CoolcatMSD 176/7
    30.6 quicker one, the slider from the front of the hand and Grandhomme is struck plumb in front as he lunges forward with his bat alongside the pad rather than in front 135/6
    43.1 That's a gift from Santner. This was full and on the pads, Santner picks it off straight into the lap of Shami at short fine leg. Santner can't believe what he has done. Pandya, meanwhile, has a wry smile 204/9
    40.5 Chahal slips in a wrong'un and pins Astle in front. He has a word with Santner and calls for a review. Fizzes in, beats the sweep, and hits him on the back leg in line with off. No bat involved. The tracker returns three reds and Astle has to go 194/8
    not out
    44.1 Bhuvneshwar closes it out for India! Boult has been bounced out. Boult gives himself some room, lifter outside off, he reaches out, aims cover, but winds up carving it to Shami at deep third man 217/10
    3 (w 3)
    217 all out (44.1 Overs, RR: 4.91)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Henry Nicholls, 3.3 ov), 2-37 (Colin Munro, 9.1 ov), 3-38 (Ross Taylor, 10.2 ov), 4-105 (Kane Williamson, 25.4 ov), 5-119 (Tom Latham, 28.3 ov), 6-135 (Colin de Grandhomme, 30.6 ov), 7-176 (James Neesham, 36.2 ov), 8-194 (Todd Astle, 40.5 ov), 9-204 (Mitchell Santner, 43.1 ov), 10-217 (Trent Boult, 44.1 ov)
    B Kumar7.103815.30273200
    Mohammed Shami803524.37304010
    HH Pandya815026.25284310
    V Shankar401904.75122000
    YS Chahal1004134.10292000
    KM Jadhav703414.85172010

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 5-match series 4-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30 Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

3 February 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

18C MunroHM Nicholls
19C MunroKS Williamson
1LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
67KS WilliamsonTWM Latham
14JDS NeeshamTWM Latham
16C de GrandhommeJDS Neesham
41JDS NeeshamMJ Santner
18TD AstleMJ Santner
10MJ SantnerMJ Henry
13TA BoultMJ Henry