Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.2 Ashwin hits back and how! LBW! Guptill eschews the straight bat and tries to sweep this time, the ball from Ashwin is straight and the newness of it makes it skid straight on, umpire Dharmasena takes a while but eventually raises the finger. That looked pretty close, unless he got his pad outside the line of off stump. Will confirm. That hit the backfoot and was plumb. Whoops, on second look that was high, replays indicate it was going over the top of the stumps. 6/1
    6.5 Williamson's been stumped! Such fast hands from Dhoni and superb change of pace from Raina. He saw the batsman stepping out of his crease and fired the ball flat and quick outside off. Williamson stopped his advance and tried to reach the ball with the cut. He missed and Dhoni did the rest 35/3
    1.3 mis-hit straight to mid-off! Munro is six and out as well. He steps out of his crease and tries to smash the ball down the ground. Pandya takes an easy catch. New Zealand are coming out hard and going down swinging. 13/2
    15.4 three in a row and the third yorker has uprooted middle stump! Anderson moved towards the off side deep in his crease to try and get under the yorker and scoop it over short fine leg. Bumrah was too good for him 89/5
    11.3 is that a run out? Brilliant work from Raina if so! Anderson played the ball towards the bowler's left, and Raina moved quickly in his followthrough and dived to field the ball, he tumbled and rolled as he collected the ball and backhanded it on to the stumps, Taylor was a long way out and though he lunged his bat was not grounded behind the crease when the bails came off. Such an agile and slick piece of fielding. Incredible considering Raina was bowling around the wicket and had to cross the stumps to reach that ball 61/4
    16.4 Jadeja hits back right away! Bowls a flat and faster ball outside off and it spins in sharply, Santner stays back and tries to pull with the turn but gets a top edge that goes straight up in the air, Dhoni settles under the catch 98/6
    19.3 steps out of his crease to a full toss and hits it towards Dhawan at long on, it reaches the fielder on the first bounce and they risk a second! Dhawan fires the ball back at the bowler and Nehra breaks the stumps with Elliott's bat just short. Bullet throw from the deep 114/7
    not out
    not out
    13 (b 4, lb 3, w 6)
    126/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.3)
    Did not bat: AF Milne, IS Sodhi
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Martin Guptill, 0.2 ov), 2-13 (Colin Munro, 1.3 ov), 3-35 (Kane Williamson, 6.5 ov), 4-61 (Ross Taylor, 11.3 ov), 5-89 (Corey Anderson, 15.4 ov), 6-98 (Mitchell Santner, 16.4 ov), 7-114 (Grant Elliott, 19.3 ov)
    R Ashwin403218.00113200
    A Nehra312016.66102100
    JJ Bumrah401513.75131000
    SK Raina401614.00100000
    RA Jadeja402616.50112040
    HH Pandya1010010.0011010
    2.2 stumped! Ronchi fumbles and juggles the take but Rohit was so far out of his crease that he had time to recover and break the stumps. Rohit was still barely in the frame! He had walked out of the crease to turn the ball on the leg side but Santner beat him with the length and ripped it past the outside edge. Big, big turn. 10/2
    0.5 lbw! Dhawan falls like Guptill did, trying to sweep. He got his front foot forward and across his stumps but missed, he was hit flush on the pad and that looked pretty adjacent. Was height an issue? Replays indicate that was hitting middle 5/1
    8.1 and what a strike first ball! The big ripping legbreak has got the huge wicket! Sodhi pitched on a perfect length around off stump, drawing Kohli forward into a cover drive away from his body, the ball gripped the pitch and turned furiously, grazing the outside edge before nestling in Ronchi's gloves. New Zealand on the charge 39/5
    2.5 another one gone! Raina lobs a dolly to midwicket! He moved back and across his stumps and closed the face of his bat way too early, the leading edge resulted in the tamest of catches. Game on in Nagpur! 12/3
    4.5 driven back to the bowler and McCullum appeals for a caught and bowled! Surely that's a bump ball? The umpires are asking for the third umpire. And that looks out on replay! Yuvraj came forward to the flighted ball, the ball pitched just before it hit the bat and he chipped it cleanly back to the bowler. That's out. So odd that it looked like a bump ball live. This is a tricky pitch. 26/4
    17.4 Nathan McCullum has ended the game with a scorching catch at long on! Dhoni clubbed the ball against the turn, hitting it hard and flat towards the boundary, McCullum came running in, judging the carry perfectly and timing his dive to take it inches from the turf 79/9
    9.4 after a few balls spin away from the right-hander, Santner darts the ball flat and fast into the right-hander from around the wicket, Pandya is caught on the back foot and hit on the pad. Was that missing leg stump? I will have to see replays. Replays indicate that would have clipped leg stump. 42/6
    10.2 Sodhi has taken a blinder! His team-mates mob him in ecstatic celebration! Jadeja went on the front foot and closed the face of the bat to play on the leg side, the leading edge lobbed towards Sodhi's left and he covered a lot of ground and dived pretty much full length to get his hands under the ball before it hit the turf 43/7
    16.3 what a lovely ball from the legspinner, Ashwin is beaten, stranded and helpless! He came out of his crease to push hard at a legbreak and was beaten by the flight and the length as the ball ripped past his bat. He didn't even try getting back before Ronchi took off the bails 73/8
    18.1 it's all over, Milne bowls it full and straight, the batsman backs away and pokes, exposing his stumps. Milne rattles them to complete an incredible victory for New Zealand 79/10
    not out
    4 (nb 1, w 3)
    79 all out (18.1 Overs, RR: 4.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Shikhar Dhawan, 0.5 ov), 2-10 (Rohit Sharma, 2.2 ov), 3-12 (Suresh Raina, 2.5 ov), 4-26 (Yuvraj Singh, 4.5 ov), 5-39 (Virat Kohli, 8.1 ov), 6-42 (Hardik Pandya, 9.4 ov), 7-43 (Ravindra Jadeja, 10.2 ov), 8-73 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 16.3 ov), 9-79 (MS Dhoni, 17.4 ov), 10-79 (Ashish Nehra, 18.1 ov)
    NL McCullum301525.0081000
    CJ Anderson301806.0072000
    MJ Santner401142.75161000
    GD Elliott20904.5050010
    AF Milne2.10813.6960001
    IS Sodhi401834.50140120

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40

Match days

15 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


New Zealand 2, India 0

Match Notes

India's toughest opponents


No. of wins for India against NZ in T20Is, in their previous four matches against each other. They are the only full-member team India have never beaten in T20Is.

Bat first


Consecutive T20Is in Nagpur, including this match, where the teams have elected to bat first. The teams have won three of the last five T20Is after electing to bat.

Couple of sixes to start


No. of times India had conceded two sixes in the first over of the innings in T20Is, before this match. Guptill and Munro hit a six each in the first over of this match.

Top bowling attack


Consecutive T20Is where India have got at least two wickets in the Powerplays, including this match. Nehra has played 8 of those and has got at least a wicket in all.

Worst start


Runs scored by NZ in the Powerplays today, which is the lowest for them in the 14 T20Is since the end of the last World T20.

Anderson in India


Corey Anderson's average in T20s in India, before this match. He has scored 306 runs in 10 innings at strike rate of 154.54. 3 of his 4 T20 50s have come in India.

No acceleration


Corey Anderson's strike rate in his innings of 34 today, which is the lowest by a NZ batsman in an innings of 25 or more runs in T20Is.

Finished with a spark


Runs scored in the 20th over of the innings, which was the most productive for NZ. They scored 13 in the first over of the innings.

One of the worst starts


Wkts lost by India in the Powerplays, which is the joint-most for them in T20Is. Their previous 2 instances were both v Aus - MCG, 2008 and Bridgetown, 2010.

Good spin-players?


Previous most wickets by spinners against India in a T20I. They have took more than that in this innings already. Also the most wickets by NZ spinners against any team.

Poor batting


Runs scored by India in the first 15 overs, which is the lowest for them in T20Is. Previous lowest 62 vs Aus, MCG, 2007-08 where they were all out for 74.

Record low


India's total in this match, which is the lowest by any team in T20Is in India and second-lowest for India in T20Is behind their 74 vs Aus, MCG, 2007-08.

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