and another one from Kaif, replaying the same stroke, heaving the ball again to the midwicket fence and getting India home extremely comfortably in the end
So that ends New Zealand's defence of their total, India getting home comfortably in the end, seven wickets and almost 10 overs in hand
India notch up their seventh win in a row, maintaining their run of good form leading into the semifinals of this World Cup. New Zealand on the other hand will be disappointed with their performance in this crunch game, and they must hope for Sri Lanka to lose to Zimbabwe tomorrow to get through to the semifinals.
India were boosted hugely by their suddenly-potent pace triumvirate, Zaheer Khan doing the bulk of the damage today with four wickets. And after Shane Bond had India reeling at 21 for three, Mohammad Kaif and Rahul Dravid played sensible, solid cricket to take their side home.
Man of the Match: Zaheer Khan
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just short of a length, and Kaif heaves it away over midwicket, apparently fed up with the slow pace and the rain complications, India now need just one to win
glided to third man, India get closer to their target as the rain comes down, but India are well ahead on Duckworth-Lewis
Dravid wants to finish it off with a big hit over midwicket and misses, just as a little drizzle starts to descend
defended on the front foot, Harris proving difficult to get away for Kaif
stroked to the short midwicket fielder, Harris bowling five dot balls with six runs needed for a win!
Kaif looks to advance down the track, and Harris bowls it full and straight, Kaif can only jam his bat down and push the ball to mid off
stroked wide of the cover fielder
pushed again into the covers, India for some reason not being able to take those last six singles requed
prodded into the offside, just wide of the cover fieldsman
punched to mid on again, where Vettori fields and has a shy at the stumps, but Kaif is well behind his crease
stroked to mid on, where Vettori does the fielding, Dravid looking as solid as ever
full and on middle sutmp, and Dravid comes forward to defend
driven back down the track, just wide of the bowler, who fields well enough
drifting down the leg, and Dravid flicks it off the pads behind square on the legside, sending it fine enough to get four and get to his fifty in style
pushed into the offside, straight to the mid off fielder
pushed into the offside, no run taken
pushed towards Cairns at mid on, who fields and has a shy at Dravid's end, but the batsman is safely home
dabbed into the offside again
steered to the point fielder off the front foot
India's seventh win in a row achieved with ease over NZ