ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019

India vs New Zealand - Match 4

Venue: The Oval, London

Date & Time: 25 May 2019

New Zealand 180/4

RR: 4.84 | New Zealand beat India by 6 wickets

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End of the first warm-up games for these two sides. India will now wait for Bangladesh in their next warm-up game whereas New Zealand will face West Indies. There though is time for those two. On Sunday, South Africa will go up against West Indies and Pakistan will face Bangladesh. Though if you want more cricket right now, there is also a warm-up game going on between Australia and England which is turning out to be quite interesting. Switch tabs and follow the same. Goodbye from us! Cheers.

Victorious New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson says that the new ball had something early on that surface and this game it was about the pacers. He hopes that the next match maybe, it will be possible to try spin some more. He states that the wicket was a bit on the drier side but the green grass allowed for some seam movement. He admits this was a really good exercise for them . Even though he states that there is not the same intensity but so much to gain out of these warm-up games. On the change of openers, Kane says that Henry is volatile and can bat at different places whereas Munro is known to be destructive at the top. On his and Ross Taylor's form, the Kiwi skipper says it felt good to score runs against a good side like India and stitch a partnership.

India skipper, Virat Kohli says that it was a good challenge for their batsmen. He reckons that in overcast conditions and with the wicket having something in it, it won't be easy so this was an important experience. He applauds the good effort from lower order to take them to the total of 179 after at one stage, it looked they would not get there. Kohli feels that there was not much help from the wicket in the second innings. He takes positives from the way in terms of how Jadeja, Dhoni and Hardik performed. The Indian skipper also states that they bowled well in the second half and thinks it is about hitting the right areas going ahead in the tournament as well. He mentions that it is important to be good on the field and take half-chances while also being good in all 3 aspects of the game.

Ross Taylor says that he had felt rusty the last couple of days but the warm-up games are thus very important. He feels that if the ball swings like this, then all the talk about the big scores will be quashed. Reckons it was a good game this one and that the next one against West Indies will also be a very important one in their lead-up to the opening group stage match against Sri Lanka.

Earlier in the day, Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first. Their innings did not get off to a good start as they kept losing wickets regularly. Jadeja's half century took India to a respectable total and gave them something to bowl at. James Neesham and Trent Boult were the stars of the match picking up 3 and 4 wickets respectively. Stay tuned for the presentations.

As for India's bowling, 7 bowler's were used in total. All the six front line bowlers and the all-rounder Hardik Pandya had a go with the ball. Jasprit Bumrah was the most impressive bowler. Giving away just 2 runs and picking up a wicket in his four overs. Hardik Pandya, Chahal and Jadeja too got into the wicket column with one each.

Chasing 180, the Kiwis did not get off to the start they would have wanted as Colin Munro departed early. Kane Williamson then steadied the ship along with Martin Guptill. Though the latter could not convert his start. He was then joined by the experienced Ross Taylor. The duo added 114-run stand for the third wicket with both getting their respective fifties. The duo could not finish it off for their side as Williamson departed after the team total got past 150 and Taylor got out when the team was just a run shy from victory. In the end it was a good day for New Zealand.

A stroll in the park here for New Zealand. Though they lost a wicket early on they never looked in danger in this chase. Defending 179 in any surface was always going to be difficult and it was no different here.

37.1
1
K Yadav to H Nicholls, It is all over here in this warm-up game! NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 6 WICKETS! A very funny way to get to the win though. A flighted ball on the pads, Nicholls mistimes his drive to mid on and runs through. The fielder there scores a direct hit but the batsman was well in. The umpire does not even need to take it upstairs, thus bringing an end to a one-sided encounter!
36.6
0
R Jadeja to Tom Blundell, A watchful defense from Tom onto the surface.
36.5
0
R Jadeja to Tom Blundell, Flatter on off, defended back to the bowler by Blundell.

Tom Blundell walks out to bat next.

36.4
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, OUT! What an anti-climax! Taylor is walking back with 1 run needed! A flighted ball outside off, Taylor reaches out and looks to drive but the ball holds slightly in the pitch. The ball goes uppishly straight to Kohli at cover who takes an easy catch. A new man will have to come in for just a run to be scored! Jadeja has a had good day personally even though his team did not.
36.3
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Swept away to deep square leg for a single by Henry. 1 away now.
36.2
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Flatter outside off, driven to cover by Nicholls.
36.1
1
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Pushed off the back foot to long off for a single by Ross.
35.6
1
K Yadav to R Taylor, Chipped through mid off by RT for a single. 3 runs needed now and Taylor will be on strike.
35.5
0
K Yadav to R Taylor, Shorter outside off, Taylor looks to cut but gets beaten by the extra bounce. The keeper fumbles the take as well.
35.4
1
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Nicholls tucks this one away through mid-wicket for a single.
35.3
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Punched off the back foot by the batsman to extra-cover.
35.2
2
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Shorter outside off, cut away hard by HN through extra-cover. The ball goes to the left of deep cover where Dhoni runs to his right and stops it beautifully drawing a cheer from the crowd. Two cannot be prevented though.
35.1
2
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Lots of air on that one, Nicholls looks to hit the ball over mid on but the ball goes off the inside half as he takes it on the full. Two runs to deep fine leg.
34.6
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Outside off, RT guides it straight to short third man.
34.5
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, On the pads, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket.
34.4
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Floated on off, Nicholls sweeps it to fine leg for one.
34.3
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Tossed up on middle and leg, HN strokes it to mid on.
34.2
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, On the pads, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket.
34.1
4
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, FOUR! Now just 10 needed. Jadeja lands it short on off and middle, Nicholls pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
33.6
0
K Yadav to R Taylor, Short on off, Ross punches it to cover.
33.5
1
K Yadav to H Nicholls, NOT OUT! Floated on off and middle, Nicholls comes down the track and strokes it to long on for a run. The throw is at the keeper's end. Dinesh Karthik takes the bails off and Taylor was a bit relaxed. The umpire takes it upstairs just to be sure and replays show that he was indeed in.
33.4
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Tossed up on middle, HN is in no hurry and blocks it.
33.3
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Shorter on the stumps, Nicholls defends it off his front foot.
33.2
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Flights it on middle, Nicholls defends it.
33.1
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Tossed up on off, Henry strokes it to the man at mid on.

Kuldeep Yadav is back on.

32.6
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Shorter on middle and leg, Henry punches it to long on and keeps the strike. New Zealand need just another 15 runs to win this.
32.5
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, On the pads, Nicholls flicks it to backward square leg.
32.4
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Quicker and spinning in to the southpaw. Nicholls defends it off the inner half of his bat.
32.3
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Floated on off, HN blocks it.
32.2
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, This time sweeps it from outside off but straight to backward square leg.
32.1
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Flatter outside off, Nicholls looks to sweep but gets hit on the body.
31.6
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Nicholls runs down the track and takes it on the full before hitting it to long on for a single. NZ doing it easy here, they need just 16 now in 18 overs!
31.5
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, The batsman has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.
31.4
4
Y Chahal to R Taylor, FOUR! Shorter this time, cut away by Taylor. The ball races to the fence. No fielder moved there, such was the timing.
31.3
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
31.2
4
Y Chahal to R Taylor, FOUR! Not where Taylor wanted it to go but it fetches him a boundary. A flighted ball on off, Ross comes down the ground and looks to lift it over covers but the ball goes off the outside half of the blade over backward point. RT will not mind though.
31.1
2
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Googly outside off, Ross Taylor drives this hard to the right of deep cover. Two runs are taken with ease.
30.6
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, On the pads, Henry flicks it to mid-wicket.
30.5
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Oh, close! Quicker on off, Nicholls looks to defend. He does so but the ball bumps and looks to go on and hit the stump. Nicholls kicks it the first time but it is still close to the stumps so he does so again.
30.4
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Floated on off, HN defends it back to the bowler.
30.3
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Flatter outside off, Nicholls looks to sweep but misses. The keeper and the bowler put and appeal but the umpire is not interested.
30.2
1
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Flighted on off, Taylor strokes it to long on for a run.
30.1
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Short outside off, Ross cuts it to the man at point.
29.6
0
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, On middle and leg and spinning in to the batsman. Nicholls looks to flick but misses and the ball hits him high on the thigh pad.

Henry Nicholls walks out at number 5 for New Zealand.

29.5
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, OUT! First wicket for spinner in this game. Chahal bowls a leg spinner which is slower through the air, Williamson looks to flick it against the spin but gets a top edge which lobs towards point. Rohit Sharma comes ahead and takes an easiest of catches. Chahal is having a giggle about it. Doubt this wicket will change the winner of this game.
29.4
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, On off, Williamson blocks it off the front foot.
29.3
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Flatter on off, Ross pushes it wide of cover and gets a single.
29.2
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, A nicely tossed up leg spinner pitching on middle and leg, Taylor looks to on drive it but it goes off the outside edge towards cover.
29.1
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Floated on off, KW strokes it past cover and gets one.

Yuzvendra Chahal is back on.

28.6
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Flatter on middle, defended towards the bowler on the front foot.
28.5
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Kept out towards cover from the crease by the batsman.
28.4
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Pushed off the back foot to deep cover for a single.
28.3
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
28.2
4
R Jadeja to K Williamson, FOUR! Top edge and four! A flighted off spinner outside off, Kane reaches out and looks to sweep but is nowhere in control of that ball. The ball goes off the top edge and over the keeper's head. A boundary results.
28.1
2
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Flighted outside off, Williamson makes room and hits the ball over wide mid off for a couple of runs.
27.6
1
K Yadav to K Williamson, Williamson opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 8 runs off this over.
27.5
1
K Yadav to R Taylor, The batsman has driven it through mid on. They pick up a single.
27.4
1
K Yadav to K Williamson, A comedy of errors! Flighted outside off, driven to wide long off by Hardik. Taylor wants to come back to the bowler's end for the second run but Williamson sends him back after he is almost half-way down. The throw though is way off the mark. Really poor! Ross gets back in safely.
27.3
4
K Yadav to K Williamson, FOUR! What an excellent shot! Safe as houses! A flighted ball on middle, swept away through backward square leg. No fielder out there in the deep means the ball finds its way to the fence.
27.2
0
K Yadav to K Williamson, Flighted on middle, turned towards square leg by RT.
27.1
1
K Yadav to R Taylor, Flighted outside off, driven back to long off for a run.
26.6
1
R Jadeja to R Taylor, The batsman drives this through the covers. One run added to the total. 9 runs off the over.
26.5
4
R Jadeja to R Taylor, FOUR! Fifty for Taylor! He has been in sublime form and continues with it! A flighted ball outside off, Taylor runs down the track and smacks it past cover. Beats the fielder in the deep with ease.
26.4
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Chopped away to cover-point this time by the right-hander.
26.3
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Flatter on off, RT defends coming ahead.
26.2
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
26.1
4
R Jadeja to R Taylor, FOUR! Cut away hard past point. A loose delivery! Wide outside off and short this time. Taylor pounces on it and picks up a boundary. Moves onto 49!
25.6
0
K Yadav to K Williamson, Pushed off the back foot towards cover by Williamson to end a quiet over.
25.5
0
K Yadav to K Williamson, Flighted on off, a solid watchful defense follows from Kane.
25.4
1
K Yadav to R Taylor, Lots of air outside off, Taylor looks to hit this ball really hard but the ball goes off the inside half towards long on for a single.
25.3
0
K Yadav to R Taylor, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
25.2
2
K Yadav to R Taylor, Flighted outside off, Taylor reverse paddles this one past short third man for a couple of runs.
25.1
0
K Yadav to R Taylor, Flighted outside off, pushed back to the bowler on the front foot by Taylor.
24.6
1
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Punched to long on for a single. Taylor keeps strike for the next over.
24.5
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Taylor comes down the track and blocks the ball once more.
24.4
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it.
24.3
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Defended towards mid-wicket by Taylor this time.
24.2
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Pushed off the back foot towards the left of the bowler. Kohli runs from extra-cover and stops that ball preventing the single.
24.1
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Flatter on middle, punched back to long on for a single by Williamson.

Ravindra Jadeja comes on now.

23.6
0
K Yadav to R Taylor, Dropped! Dinesh Karthik is the culprit. Kuldeep bowls it quick and flat outside off, Ross looks to drive but gets an outside edge. Dinesh Karthik cannot grab it and it pops out of his hand.
23.5
1
K Yadav to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson glances it down to fine leg and rotates the strike.
23.4
0
K Yadav to K Williamson, On the stumps, Kane blocks it off the front foot.
23.3
1
K Yadav to R Taylor, On middle and leg, Ross nudges it to long on for one.
23.2
1
K Yadav to K Williamson, Kuldeep tosses it up on off, Williamson milks it to long off for a single.
23.1
0
K Yadav to K Williamson, Shorter on off, Williamson punches it to cover.
22.6
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Floated on the stumps, Ross blocks it.
22.5
2
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Tosses it up outside off, Taylor drives it past cover for a couple.
22.4
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, On middle and leg, Ross on drives it to the man at mid on.
22.3
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, FIFTY FOR KANE WILLIAMSON. He has played a great knock here. Though it is just a warm up game this will give all of New Zealand big hope heading into the tournament. He gets there with a single down to long off.
22.2
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Floated on off, Kane strokes it to mid off.
22.1
6
Y Chahal to K Williamson, SIX! That was six the moment it left the bat! Chahal tosses it up outside off, Williamson slog sweeps it over mid-wicket fence for a biggie. The sound it made off the bat was delicious.
21.6
1
K Yadav to K Williamson, On middle and leg now, Kane flicks it to square leg and keeps the strike.
21.5
4
K Yadav to K Williamson, FOUR! Second of the over! Kuldeep bowls a slower delivery outside off, Williamson drives it through covers for a boundary.
21.4
1
K Yadav to R Taylor, On middle and leg, Ross nudges it to long on.
21.3
1
K Yadav to K Williamson, Now follows it up with a single towards cover.
21.2
4
K Yadav to K Williamson, FOUR! Beautifully played! Kuldeep bowls a leg break outside off, Williamson does not come down the track and stays in the crease and plays an inside out shot over extra cover for a boundary.
21.1
0
K Yadav to K Williamson, Floated outside off, Williamson slaps it straight to cover though.
20.6
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Slow through the air and Taylor waits for the ball to reach him before keeping it out.
20.5
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
20.4
2
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Taylor this time from the pitch reaches out and drives this ball through the covers. Two runs are taken easily.
20.3
4
Y Chahal to R Taylor, FOUR! Taylor runs to the pitch of the ball and hits this ball over the head of the cover fielder. Beats the fielder in the deep with ease. Good shot!
20.2
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
20.1
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Punched off the back foot by Williamson down to long on for a single.
19.6
0
K Yadav to R Taylor, Taylor stays back and pushes this ball towards the point region. Dot ball.
19.5
0
K Yadav to R Taylor, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
19.4
1
K Yadav to K Williamson, Another single to deep cover for Kane Williamson.
19.3
1
K Yadav to R Taylor, Taylor drives this superbly through the covers. One run added to the total.
19.2
1
K Yadav to K Williamson, The batsman has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.
19.1
0
K Yadav to K Williamson, Really full and flighted outside off, Williamson reaches out and looks to drive it. The ball goes off the under edge and bounces over the keeper who tries to reach the ball. No run though as the slip is present to stop the ball.
18.6
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Flatter one on off, the batsman gets this off the inner half and on the leg side for a single.
18.5
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Pushed towards point by Williamson staying in the crease.
18.4
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Flighted on off, Williamson defends this on surface coming ahead.
18.3
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Driven through the covers by the batsman. They have run through for a single.
18.2
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Floats it on middle, Williamson nudges it to long on for a single.
18.1
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Tossed up on the pads, Taylor turns it away to the on side and gets one.
17.6
1
K Yadav to R Taylor, The batsman has swept that one through the leg side. A single is taken as Taylor keeps strike for the next over.
17.5
1
K Yadav to K Williamson, Shorter this time outside off, cut away aerially towards point by Williamson. Chahal there stops the ball with a leap to his right. Single taken.
17.4
0
K Yadav to K Williamson, Googly outside off, punched towards cover by KW this time.
17.3
4
K Yadav to K Williamson, FOUR! Good shot. A short ball outside off, Kane shuffles and goes back at the right time before just easily punching this through the gap at wide of point. Easy pickings for a man of his class.
17.2
1
K Yadav to R Taylor, Flighted on off, swept to deep backward square leg for a single by Taylor.
17.1
1
K Yadav to K Williamson, Flighted well outside off, dabbed down past slip by Kane Williamson for a single to short third man.

Spin from both ends. Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack now.

16.6
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Played to the deep point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
16.5
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Lots of air on this one, Williamson gets it on the full and the ball goes to the left of the bowler. Short cover dives to his right and stops the ball, preventing the single.
16.4
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Taylor runs down the track and pushes this ball to long off for a run.
16.3
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Turn! Taylor is beaten! A flighted ball on off and it grips and turns. Ross comes ahead to defend but the ball turns and beats his outside edge.
16.2
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Flighted generously outside off, pushed back to the bowler by Taylor.
16.1
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Flatter on middle, pushed back to long on for a single by the Kiwi skipper.

Spin time! Yuzvendra Chahal comes on now.

15.6
0
H Pandya to K Williamson, On a length outside off, cuts in slightly. Williamson looks to flick it away but misses the ball. He gets hit on the knee roll but outside the line. It goes past the diving Dinesh Karthik who just manages to get a hand to it but not stop it completely. Hence a leg bye can be taken.
15.5
0
H Pandya to K Williamson, On a length outside off once more, patted with soft hands towards point by Kane.
15.4
1
H Pandya to R Taylor, Outside off on a length, Taylor looks to drive this ball but it goes off the outside half to the third man fielder.
15.3
0
H Pandya to R Taylor, Good away swinger outside off, Taylor defends it after covering the line and length of the ball.
15.2
0
H Pandya to R Taylor, Back of a length on middle, defended back down the surface.
15.1
4
H Pandya to R Taylor, FOUR! Taylor begins with a bang post the break. A fuller one on middle, driven by the batsman past mid on. All about the timing there.

Drinks break! India began their bowling innings with a spark by getting Munro out early but the Kiwi duo of Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill handled the innings well post that. The latter though fell in the search of quick runs and that meant that Ross Taylor came out to join his skipper in the middle and they have continued mixing caution with aggression. New Zealand are well on their way to a comfortable win unless the bowlers do something special for the Asian side. The equation is 114 in 210 balls now.

14.6
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Turned towards mid-wicket by KW.
14.5
1
M Shami to R Taylor, On a length outside off, pushed towards cover by Taylor for a run.
14.4
1
M Shami to K Williamson, Fuller outside off, driven along the ground through mid off for a single by the Kiwi skipper.
14.3
0
M Shami to K Williamson, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
14.2
1
M Shami to R Taylor, Pushed this time towards cover for a single by Taylor.
14.1
1
M Shami to K Williamson, On a length outside off, run down to third man under his nose by Williamson. A single is taken.
13.6
4
H Pandya to R Taylor, FOUR! Slashed and slashed hard. Hardik is once again guilty of giving width. He bowls it short outside off, Taylor cuts it over point to finish the over with a boundary. 12 runs off the over.
13.5
2
H Pandya to R Taylor, Back of a length ball on off, Taylor pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a brace.
13.4
1
H Pandya to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
13.3
0
H Pandya to K Williamson, Full on off, Williamson drives it straight back to the bowler.
13.2
1
H Pandya to R Taylor, Now takes a single with a flick down to fine leg.
13.1
4
H Pandya to R Taylor, FOUR! That was four the moment it left the bat. Length ball outside off, Pandya gifts Taylor width. Ross grabs it with both hands and slashes it through point for a boundary.
12.6
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Drama, drama! Had Jadeja hit there, Williamson was a gonner! A length ball outside off, played to point by Kane. He was looking for a quick single but Ravindra moved quickly to his left and stops that one. Jadeja picks it and has a shy at the striker's end. Williamson was nowhere in the picture and was all at sea. Had RJ hit, that would have been a brilliant fielding effort. He misses though and Kane gets back. Kohli who was backing up throws the ball and scores a direct hit at the same end but this time, the Kiwi skipper is inside.
12.5
0
M Shami to K Williamson, A carbon copy of the previous ball! Goes whizzing past the outside edge once more! Such good bowling from Shami this.
12.4
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Jaffa! On a length outside off, swinging away. Williamson looks to run it down to third man but the ball moves slightly away to beat the outside edge.
12.3
0
M Shami to K Williamson, This one lands on a length and nips in! Williamson misses the flick but the ball hits him high on the thigh pad.
12.2
1
M Shami to R Taylor, Short of a length outside off, cut away to third man for a single by Taylor.
12.1
0
M Shami to R Taylor, Driven towards point by Taylor to this fuller length ball outside off.
11.6
0
H Pandya to K Williamson, Williamson comes on the front foot and defends the ball. It bounces over the stumps once more. Good bowling this but no luck.
11.5
1
H Pandya to R Taylor, Good running! A length ball on top of off, Taylor defends this ball with his bat slightly inclined. The ball bounces over the stumps but Kane Williamson forces his partner to run through for a single. Brilliant decision.
11.4
0
H Pandya to R Taylor, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
11.3
2
H Pandya to R Taylor, Really high in the air but Chahal does not get there! Would have been a special catch had he taken that one. A length ball outside off, Taylor looks to pull this away but gets a top edge that flies over square leg. Yuzvendra runs behind to try to reach the ball but even with a full length dive cannot reach it. Maybe it would have been a better chance for Bhuvneshwar who was coming from the deep to have gone for that. Anyways, Taylor can breathe safe as he picks up a couple of runs.
11.2
0
H Pandya to R Taylor, Fuller on the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket.
11.1
0
H Pandya to R Taylor, Slightly outside off and moving away, Taylor defends the ball towards point. Wants a quick single but Jadeja is really fast there and the batsmen smartly decide to not take the run.
10.6
2
M Shami to K Williamson, Slightly fuller outside off, pushed wide of deep cover by Williamson. An easy couple of runs are picked up. 6 runs off this over.
10.5
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Good line outside off, equally well defended by Kane towards point.
10.4
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
10.3
1
M Shami to R Taylor, On a length outside off, too close to cut but Ross Taylor somehow manages to chop this one to third man for a run.
10.2
1
M Shami to K Williamson, Back of a length outside off, a back foot punch to deep cover sees a single being taken by the Kiwi skipper.
10.1
2
M Shami to K Williamson, On the middle and leg stump, Williamson flicks this one through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Powerplay 2 time! 4 fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle now till the end of the 40th over.

9.6
2
H Pandya to R Taylor, On the pads, Taylor flicks it wide of fine leg and gets off the mark with a couple.
9.5
1
H Pandya to K Williamson, Length ball outside off, Kane runs it down to third man for a run.

Ross Taylor walks out at number 4.

9.4
0
H Pandya to M Guptill, OUT! Brilliant catch from KL Rahul! Full on leg, Guptill looks to flick but ends up chipping it uppishly towards mid-wicket. The ball goes really high. KL Rahul runs from mid on. He is running backwards but he never takes his eyes off the ball. He never loses the sight of the ball and takes a brilliant catch. Hardik gets a wicket off his very first over.
9.3
0
H Pandya to M Guptill, On a length on off, Guptill defends it to cover.
9.2
3
H Pandya to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson flicks it through square leg. They run quickly and get three with ease. Good running.
9.1
0
H Pandya to K Williamson, He bowls a good length on off, Williamson blocks it off the front foot.

Hardik Pandya comes on now, replacing Bumrah!

8.6
1
M Shami to K Williamson, On off and once again the length is the same, Kane runs it down to third man and keeps the strike with a single.
8.5
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Length ball outside off, Kane cuts it straight to point.
8.4
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Good length ball on the off stump line, Williamson blocks it.
8.3
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Outside off on a length, Kane leaves it alone.
8.2
4
M Shami to K Williamson, FOUR! Class written all over it. Back of a length ball on off, Williamson plays a superbly controlled pull through mid-wicket for a boundary.
8.1
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Starts with a good length ball outside off, Williamson pulls it to mid-wicket.

Mohammed Shami to bowl now.

7.6
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Short one outside off and coming inward with the angle, Guptill looks to slash this one but fails to put bat on ball. Another maiden for Bumrah! His stats so far read 4-2-2-1!!!
7.5
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Excellently aimed bouncer! Guptill can do nothing but duck under that one and let it go.
7.4
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Back of a length on middle, tapped towards the mid-wicket region once more. Bumrah bowling really good lines and lengths here.
7.3
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, On the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket by MG.
7.2
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
7.1
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Bouncer on middle, Guptill looks to ramp it over the keeper but he misses. Karthik too fumbles his take but that does not cost any run.
6.6
0
B Kumar to K Williamson, Back of a length on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket by the Kiwi skipper. 11 runs off the over!
6.5
0
B Kumar to K Williamson, On a length outside off, punched towards a short point by Williamson.
6.4
3
B Kumar to M Guptill, Good length ball around off, Guptill drives it through point. The ball does not have the legs to reach the fence and they run three.
6.3
4
B Kumar to M Guptill, FOUR! Once again Guptill leaves a lot to be desired about the timing but still gets a boundary. Good length ball on middle and leg, Martin comes down the track and looks to cover drive it but it goes off the inner half through square leg for a boundary.
6.2
0
B Kumar to M Guptill, Bouncer on off, Guptill sways away from it.
6.1
4
B Kumar to M Guptill, FOUR! Had little to no timing on it but still gets the desired result. Full on off, mid on is up so Guptill just lofts it over the man there for a boundary.
5.6
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson taps it to mid on to finish the over. Maiden over for Bumrah.
5.5
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Length ball on off, Williamson defends it to second slip.
5.4
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Full outside off, Williamson defends it towards backward point.
5.3
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Kane defends it to mid on.
5.2
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Length ball outside off. No swing on this one. Williamson shoulders arms to it.
5.1
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson tucks it to the man at mid-wicket.
4.6
1
B Kumar to K Williamson, No, he cannot. Good length on off, Kane tucks it to mid on and takes a quick single to keep the strike.
4.5
0
B Kumar to K Williamson, On off, Williamson taps it back to the bowler. 5 dots on the trot can he finish it as a maiden?
4.4
0
B Kumar to K Williamson, Outside off on a length, Williamson taps it to the man at point.
4.3
0
B Kumar to K Williamson, Good ball. Bhuvi hits the deck hard outside off, Williamson looks to play it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball gets stuck between his leg.
4.2
0
B Kumar to K Williamson, Length ball outside off, Williamson taps it to the man at short third man.
4.1
0
B Kumar to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson defends it to cover.
3.6
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Fuller on off, Martin defends it to see off another good over from Bumrah.
3.5
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Full on middle and leg, this time Guptill flicks it to mid on.
3.4
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Full pitching on leg and going with the angle. Guptill looks to flick but misses and it hits him on the pads. Not too much excitement from the players as they know it was going down leg.
3.3
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Good length ball on off, Martin defends it solidly.
3.2
1
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Full on middle, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket. Chahal at short mid-wicket dives to his right and tries to stop the ball but he cannot hold onto it cleanly and they get a run.
3.1
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Full and tailing away from the batsman. Williamson strokes it to the man at point.
2.6
1
B Kumar to K Williamson, Back of a length outside off, played from the crease down to third man for a single. Kane retains strike for the next over.
2.5
3
B Kumar to M Guptill, Solid punch off the back foot wide of mid off. Rahul gives a long chase to the ball and saves a run for his team.
2.4
0
B Kumar to M Guptill, Fuller on the pads, MG misses his flick and the ball goes off the pads towards the leg side.
2.3
0
B Kumar to M Guptill, Back of a length and nipping into Guptill, he misses the flick and the ball goes off the thigh pad, lobbing towards point.
2.2
4
B Kumar to M Guptill, FOUR! Swatted away with disdain! A length ball outside off, Guptill has the slightest of room and he uses it to chop this ball away through cover-point. The ball runs away to the boundary.
2.1
0
B Kumar to M Guptill, On a length on off stump, kept out from the crease back towards the bowler by Guptill.
1.6
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, End of a brilliant over. Length ball outside off, with a very little movement on it. He tempts Williamson to drive but Kane says no and just shoulders arms to it. Just a run and a wicket off Bumrah's first. No wonder why all the eyes are on him.
1.5
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, What a ball! Good length ball on middle and leg, it comes in to the Kiwi skipper. He looks to play it but gets hit high on the thigh pad. Once again they put a stifled appeal but the umpire is unmoved.

Kane Williamson walks out to bat at his customary number 3 slot.

1.4
0
J Bumrah to C Munro, OUT! Peach of a delivery! Bumrah takes only 4 balls to bowl his USP ball. An unplayable inswinging yorker on middle, Munro had no clue of it. He was not prepared for it. He looks to drive again but gets caught right in front. The ball hits him on the boot. The Indian players go up in appeal and the umpire has no hesitation in raising the finger. Munro knows he is plumb so does Guptill and they do not take the review. Smart decision.
1.3
0
J Bumrah to C Munro, Excellent ball. Pitchging on leg and it comes in sharply to the southpaw. Munro had no idea that it was an inswing. He tries to drive but gets hit on the pad. Bumrah puts in a stifled appeal but the umpire is not interested.
1.2
1
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Pulls his length back slightly now. Guptill taps it down to backward point and takes a quick single.
1.1
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Bumrah starts right on the money. It is on off, Guptill defends it towards cover.

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl with the other new ball.

0.6
4
B Kumar to C Munro, FOUR! Munro is not going to play the waiting game. He comes down the track for the very first ball and whacks it through mid on for a boundary. First boundary of the innings.
0.5
1
B Kumar to M Guptill, Length outside off, Guptill runs it down to third man and gives Munro the strike for the first time today.
0.4
0
B Kumar to M Guptill, This one moves away. Not a great deal of swing just a hint. Guptill defends it off the outer half of his bat towards point.
0.3
0
B Kumar to M Guptill, Some swing to motivate Bhuvneshwar. Pitching on off and it comes in after hitting the deck. Guptill solidly defends it.
0.2
2
B Kumar to M Guptill, The run chase is underway. Guptill gets a length ball on the body, he flicks it wide of fine leg and gets a couple.
0.1
0
B Kumar to M Guptill, Bhuvneshwar starts with a good length delivery on off. He does not get much swing first up. Guptill defends it off the back foot.

We are back for the chase. New Zealand need just 180 and their two openers, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are out in the middle. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in his hand. Also, Dinesh Karthik is wearing the keeper's mits! Let's play!