Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs | INDIA: 180/9 (11 runs required, RR: 9.00)

  • RP Singh1 (1b)
  • Sreesanth19 (10b)
  • Mark Gillespie4-0-42-0
  • Shane Bond4-0-39-1

New Zealand have won the first Super Eight's match and gained two valuable points. India will rue the glut of runs they conceded in the final overs. New Zealand managed to score 78 off their final five overs thanks to some awesome hitting from Oram and McMillan. Sehwag and Gambhir got India off to a furious start but it was Vettori's spell of 4 for 20 that turned the tide in New Zealand's favour. No surprise then that he's the Man of the Match, it was a fabulous effort from Vettori on a flat pitch. That's it from me and Kanishkaa for this game, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers!

19.6
1
Gillespie to Singh, 1 run, that's it! New Zealand have won by ten runs, Sreesanth drives a full length delivery to cover to take a single off the last ball
19.5
1
Gillespie to Sreesanth, 1 run, barring a no-ball, New Zealand have won it, Gillespie bowls a full toss on off stump that Sreesanth can only hit to Vettori at cover

13 needed off two balls.

19.4
4
Gillespie to Sreesanth, FOUR runs, Sreesanth charges again and edges another ball past McCullum for four more
19.3
0
Gillespie to Sreesanth, no run, Sreesanth charges down the pitch and Gillespie responds with a full ball outside off that squeezes under Sreesanth's outstretched bat
19.2
2lb
Gillespie to Sreesanth, 2 leg byes, full ball from round the wicket hits Sreesanth on the boot, the ball runs towards third man for two leg byes
19.1
4
Gillespie to Sreesanth, FOUR runs, that's four of them, Sreesanth backs away to a full toss and gets a thick outside edge that runs fine down to third man

India need 23 off the final over.

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 168/9 (23 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.84, RRR: 23.00)

  • Sreesanth10 (5b)
  • RP Singh0 (0b)
  • Shane Bond4-0-39-1
  • Mark Gillespie3-0-32-0
18.6
1
Bond to Sreesanth, 1 run, played towards backward point with an open face
18.5
4
Bond to Sreesanth, FOUR runs, edged down to third man for another boundary, Bond has been expensive once again
18.4
W
Bond to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, caught! Harbhajan gets under a good length ball and skies it high in the air, Vettori settles under it at short cover and takes a steepling catch

Harbhajan Singh c Vettori b Bond 7 (7m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

18.3
1
Bond to Sreesanth, 1 run, he backs away again and plays it to Vettori at cover
18.2
0
Bond to Sreesanth, no run, that was in the slot outside off stump but Sreesanth backed away and tried to slog it over midwicket rather than through the off side, he doesn't make contact
18.1
4
Bond to Sreesanth, FOUR runs, length ball outside off stump, Sreesanth steps forward and flat-bats it past mid-off for four, Bond needs to be fuller

Bond returns to bowl the penultimate over. India need 33 off 12 balls.

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 158/8 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.77, RRR: 16.50)

  • Harbhajan Singh7 (5b)
  • Sreesanth0 (0b)
  • Mark Gillespie3-0-32-0
  • Daniel Vettori4-0-20-4
17.6
4
Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR runs, full and wide outside the off stump, Harbhajan throws his bat at it and places the ball between short third man and backward point for four
17.5
0
Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, no run, this one if full just outside the off stump, Harbhajan tries to smash it through midwicket but doesn't make contact
17.4
0
Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, no run, banged in short outside the off stump and Gillespie beats Harbhajan with the extra bounce
17.3
2
Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, driven hard off the back foot to cover
17.2
W
Gillespie to Agarkar, OUT, it's Vincent again with the direct hit and this time he's got Agarkar, Vincent swooped down on Agarkar's push to midwicket and under-armed the throw back to the non-striker's end, Agarkar is inches short

AB Agarkar run out (Vincent) 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

17.1
1
Gillespie to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, flicked off the pads to Vincent at midwicket who hits the stumps at the bowler's end, Harbhajan didn't ground his bat, merely plonked it it the crease but he was just home

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | INDIA: 151/7 (40 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.88, RRR: 13.33)

  • Ajit Agarkar1 (1b)
  • Daniel Vettori4-0-20-4
  • Jeetan Patel3-0-38-1
16.6
W
Vettori to Karthik, OUT, caught this time! Karthik tries to slog sweep Vettori but doesn't get the necessary elevation, he holes out to Bond at deep square leg who takes an easy catch

KD Karthik c Bond b Vettori 17 (18m 12b 3x4 0x6) SR: 141.66

16.5
4
Vettori to Karthik, FOUR runs, dropped, Karthik steps down the pitch and lofts the ball straight to Fulton at long-on who drops an awful sitter, the ball bounces off his hands and rolls to the boundary
16.4
0
Vettori to Karthik, no run, Karthik tries to cut off the back foot but gets beaten by the bounce, Vettori got that to spin and bounce sharply
16.3
1
Vettori to Agarkar, 1 run, Agarkar gets off the mark by pushing one into the covers off the front foot

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st76G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd1G GambhirRV Uthappa
3rd27MS DhoniG Gambhir
4th12MS DhoniYuvraj Singh
5th12MS DhoniKD Karthik
6th18KD KarthikIK Pathan
7th5AB AgarkarKD Karthik
8th1AB AgarkarHarbhajan Singh
9th11Harbhajan SinghS Sreesanth
10th17S SreesanthRP Singh

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
SA22040.974
BDESH21120.149
WI2020-1.233
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS21120.987
ENG21120.209
ZIM2112-1.196
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL22044.721
NZ21122.396
KENYA2020-8.047
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA21030
PAK21121.275
SCOT2011-2.55
Group E
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA32140.75
NZ32140.05
SA3214-0.116
ENG3030-0.7
Group F
TeamMWLPTNRR
PAK33060.843
AUS32142.256
SL3122-0.697
BDESH3030-2.031