India in New Zealand, 3 T20 International Series, 2019

New Zealand vs India - 1st T20I

Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Date & Time: 06 February 2019

India 139/10

RR: 7.18 | New Zealand beat India by 80 runs

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That is all from this game then. India's wait for a T20I win in New Zealand continues - played 3, lost 3. They get another opportunity, come Eden Park, on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7 pm local (0600 GMT). A must-win for India, to keep the series alive. Do join us. Won't you? ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson is happy with his side's all-round display. Now, wants to come back after a day's break and do well in the second T20I. Praises Seifert and Munro for building a solid opening stand. Adds that the bowling performance was outstanding, along with the fielding and the good score on the board was a cushion. Feels special for Daryl Mitchell who bowled extremely well in spite of being on debut. Cheekily says that it was an all-round performance which does not come everyday.

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma admits that India were outplayed. Admits the chase was never going to be easy and regular wickets made it tough. Says that they have chased down 200-plus targets in the past though. But laments the lack of partnerships in the cause. On the other side, he admires the Kiwis for batting well. On the decision at the toss in the second game, Rohit says that he will decide only after reaching the venue. As far as this game was concerned, Sharma says that it all depends on what the team is comfortable with and with 8 batsmen, chasing seemed the right idea.

No surprises. Indeed, it is TIM SEIFERT WHO HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Siefert says it is a great way to start the series and the boys are also very happy. Mentions they wanted to put the pressure on the Indians right from the start. Ends by saying that he played how he usually does and it came off well.

Earlier in the day, the Indian bowlers received a total hammering. Tim Seifert stole the show with a breathtaking 84 from 43 balls and took the wind out of India's sails. He looks the best candidate for the Man Of The Match. Stay tuned for the presentation...

Chasing 220, 2 out of 10 times see the chasing side win. India fell in the other 8 this time. What will be disappointing for them, apart from the bowling and fielding is the way the batting performed tonight. No one stepped up, with only 4 batsmen crossing double digits. Agreed, that 220 was not that easy a chase but maybe, the batsmen could have spent some time in the middle. Too many shots were played.

Lock, stock and barrel. That is the best way to describe this game for India. Completely outplayed. They might have been in it for around 4-5 overs but the remaining 35 belonged to New Zealand.

19.2
0
D Mitchell to Y Chahal, OUT! Maiden T20I wicket for Mitchell. He finishes things up. The slower one on middle, Chahal swings but misses, he is way too early into the shot. The ball hits the middle pole. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 80 RUNS!
19.1
1
D Mitchell to K Ahmed, Just a run off the Free Hit. What more can you expect though from a number 11? Full and on middle, it is hit down to long on for a single.

FREE HIT TIME.

19.1
1
D Mitchell to Y Chahal, Starts off with a high full toss outside off, Chahal hits it through covers for a run. Has been given as a no ball for height. Free Hit coming up.

Khaleel Ahmed is the last man in. Also, Darryl Mitchell to bowl the last over.

18.6
0
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, OUT! Caught! Straight to the man. A short ball, Dhoni pulls but straight to Lockie Ferguson at deep square leg. So the only thing which was left worth waiting for - A Dhoni 50 - is not coming either.
18.5
0
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Slower ball outside off, MSD throws his bat at it but misses.
18.4
4
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, FOUR! POUNDED! Full and outside off, Dhoni hammers this straight back over the bowler to the fence towards long off.
18.3
0
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Full and around middle, MSD swings but misses. Is hit on the pads.
18.2
0
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Again, the batsmen do not run. A short ball, MS looks to pull but is hurried into the shot. Just about eludes a leaping Ish Sodhi but Lockie Ferguson mops it up from backward square leg.
18.1
0
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, A short ball, around middle, Dhoni pulls it down to long on. No single taken.
17.6
0
L Ferguson to Y Chahal, Beaten for pace there! Full and outside off, Chahal looks to drive but even before the bat comes down the ball whizzes through.

Yuzvendra Chahal walks in at number 10, replacing Bhuvi.

17.5
0
L Ferguson to B Kumar, OUT! Edged and taken! Another excellent catch by Seifert. Full and outside off, Kumar tries to squeeze it out but it goes off the outside edge to the right of the keeper. It is traveling. Seifert dives, sticks his gloves out and the ball sticks in the webbing.
17.4
1
L Ferguson to MS Dhoni, This is worked through mid-wicket and a run is taken.
17.3
1
L Ferguson to B Kumar, On the off stump again, Kumar gets right behind the line of the delivery, pushes it to cover for a single.
17.2
0
L Ferguson to B Kumar, Good length on off, Kumar guides it to point.
17.1
1
L Ferguson to MS Dhoni, On the stumps, Dhoni strokes it through covers for a single.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks in at number 9, replacing Krunal.

16.6
0
Tim Southee to K Pandya, OUT! Once again the short ball does the trick for Southee. Too quick for Pandya. It is a well-directed one. Pandya looks to pull but is late on the shot. Hits the gloves, then the helmet and lobs towards the keeper who takes a nice catch diving across to his left.
16.5
1
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Uses his feet and works it towards mid-wicket for a run.
16.4
4
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, FOUR! 50-run stand up! It won't make a difference to the game. Short and outside off, Dhoni hits it over point and it trickles over the fence.
16.3
1
Tim Southee to K Pandya, On the back foot and it is punched through covers for a run.
16.2
1
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Another short ball and it is pulled through backward square leg for a run.
16.1
4
Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, FOUR! But a brilliant effort in the field there by Santner. The first one though was a poor one from Ferguson. Southee bowls it short seeing Dhoni step ahead. MS goes for the pull, hits it towards deep square leg. Ferguson there overruns and fails to make the stop. However, Santner who has run to his right from deep mid-wicket does really well to dive and stop it. He though is not sure and asks the umpires to take it upstairs. That is exactly what they do. Replays show that Santner touches the ropes with the other hand and it is signaled a boundary. A top effort but in vain.

Tim Southee is back.

15.6
0
L Ferguson to K Pandya, A length ball outside off, KP pushes but misses. Another top over.
15.5
0
L Ferguson to K Pandya, Seifert appeals for a catch while Ferguson appeals for LBW. Neither get either. Ferguson bowls a full ball outside off, Krunal looks to heave but misses. The ball hits his pads and goes through to the keeper. Impact was outside off.
15.4
0
L Ferguson to K Pandya, A short ball around middle, Pandya looks to pull but misses.
15.3
1
L Ferguson to MS Dhoni, A short ball, pulled towards deep backward square leg for a run.
15.2
4
L Ferguson to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Streaky. A length ball, fast and bowled at 143 kph, Dhoni is late in getting his bat down as he looks to defend. The ball takes the inside edge and scoots through past the leg stump to the fine leg fence.
15.1
0
L Ferguson to MS Dhoni, Full and around off, watchfully defended.

Lockie Ferguson returns. 2-0-14-1 so far.

14.6
6
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, SIX! Over the fence! Lot of muscle in that shot. Pandya comes down the track but the length is short. He goes on with the pull, not right off the middle but it is hit with power and it goes just over the mid-wicket fence. 16 from the over. Still below the runs needed per over.
14.5
1
Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, Pushes it through covers and gets to the other end.
14.5
0
Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, Another tossed up delivery but once again it is outside off, Dhoni leaves it.
14.5
0
Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, Flighted ball outside off, left alone. WIDE!
14.4
1
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.
14.3
4
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, FOUR! MISFIELD! Pandya brings the sweep out. Does not connect it well. It goes towards short fine leg who is done in by the turn on the ball. He lets it through and it races to the fence. 100 up for India.
14.2
1
Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, On the shorter side, Dhoni pulls it through mid-wicket and a run is taken.
14.1
1
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, Smashed but Sodhi does well to get a hand to it. He is also assisted by the umpire but credit to him for putting his hand in the line of fire. It can be called a drop but that was a very tough chance. Pandya comes down the track and just powers it back towards the bowler. Sodhi sticks his right hand out, it hits him and then deflects onto the legs of the umpire. It rolls towards long on and a run is taken. Saved three though, the duo of the umpire and Sodhi.
13.6
6
M Santner to MS Dhoni, SIX! That is gone. Full and around off, MS comes down the track and sends it sailing over long on!
13.5
0
M Santner to MS Dhoni, Cracking yorker. That too by a spinner. Dhoni is well down the track and can only jam it out.
13.4
1
M Santner to K Pandya, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
13.3
1
M Santner to MS Dhoni, Outside off, this time MSD comes down the track and drives it through the covers for a run.
13.2
0
M Santner to MS Dhoni, This was beautifully bowled. Because MS had taken a couple of steps. Seeing that, Santner slowed down the pace. Dhoni could not continue his shot and had to go back, to punch it towards cover.
13.1
1
M Santner to K Pandya, Full and around middle, Krunal swings hard and gets it off the inner half through square leg for a single.
12.6
1
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, Another wrong 'un! KP waits for it and then guides it towards short third man for a single.
12.5
2
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, Lovely peice of fielding that! On the shorter side, Pandya cuts it away from the fielder at point. Southee in the deep, runs to his right and does really well to stop it. Saves two for his side.
12.4
0
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, Connects with the cut shot this time but does not find the gap at the point region.
12.3
1
Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, Another slider and outside off, Dhoni slaps it through covers for a single.
12.2
1
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, Slightly short and on middle, it is pulled along the ground, off the inner half and through mid-wicket for a run.
12.1
0
Ish Sodhi to K Pandya, The googly and outside off, Pandya looks to cut but is done in by the extra bounce. Gets beaten.
11.6
0
M Santner to MS Dhoni, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
11.5
1
M Santner to K Pandya, The ball has taken the inside edge of the bat and goes down the leg side. One run added to the total.
11.4
0
M Santner to K Pandya, Outside off, defended from the crease.
11.3
1
M Santner to MS Dhoni, Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
11.2
4
M Santner to MS Dhoni, FOUR! There goes MS! Full and outside off, Dhoni comes down the track and hammers it down the ground. Long on has no chance.
11.1
0
M Santner to MS Dhoni, Short and in line of the stumps, punched straight to cover.

Brother replaces brother. Krunal Pandya walks in. Bowling change as well - Mitchell Santner comes back on.

10.6
0
Ish Sodhi to H Pandya, OUT! FOUR AND GONE! That is all from Pandya for tonight. Another double-wicket over this for the Kiwis. This is tossed up even wider than the last one. Pandya still goes after it, hits it nicely but does not get the elevation he wants. Mitchell at sweeper cover moves swiftly to his right and takes a good catch.
10.5
0
Ish Sodhi to H Pandya, The batsman goes for the sweep but fails to connect it.
10.4
4
Ish Sodhi to H Pandya, FOUR! Over covers! Pandya has to go from the start and that is what he is doing. Uses his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and then lofts it with the turn over covers and into the boundary.
10.4
0
Ish Sodhi to H Pandya, WIDE! Outside off, left alone. Wided.
10.3
0
Ish Sodhi to H Pandya, Tosses it up on off, blocked.

Hardik Pandya is in now.

10.2
0
Ish Sodhi to D Karthik, OUT! Another one bites the dust courtesy a top catch by Southee. Karthik will feel a little hard done here. This is tossed up on off, Karthik goes for the conventional sweep this time. Hits is right off the middle, it goes flat and hard towards Southee at deep mid-wicket. He moves to his right and takes a very good diving catch. Sodhi strikes on his very second ball.
10.1
0
Ish Sodhi to D Karthik, Just can't connect with the reverse sweep can the Indians. Tossed up outside off, Karthik goes for the reverse sweep but misses.

Ish Sodhi is on now.

9.6
1
D Mitchell to D Karthik, Yorker, on middle, pushed through mid on for a run more.
9.5
2
D Mitchell to D Karthik, Full and straight, DK drills it straight back. The ball hits the stumps at the other end and then deflects towards square leg. By the time the fielder can come in from the deep, two runs are taken.
9.4
1
D Mitchell to MS Dhoni, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
9.3
1
D Mitchell to D Karthik, Outside off, Dinesh looks to push but the ball comes slowly off the surface and takes the inner half of the bat towards mid on. A single taken.
9.2
1
D Mitchell to MS Dhoni, Slower ball, around middle, MS misses his flick and the ball goes off the inside edge, onto his pads, through square leg. A run taken.
9.1
1
D Mitchell to D Karthik, Full and around off, Karthik works it through mid-wicket for a single.
8.6
0
M Santner to MS Dhoni, Flatter and outside off, Dhoni cuts it but finds point. Another excellent over comes to an end. Just a run and two wickets from the over.
8.5
0
M Santner to MS Dhoni, Flighted ball on off, Dhoni pushes it to covers.

Three wicket-keepers back-to-back. First Pant. Then MS. Dinesh Karthik walks in next.

8.4
0
M Santner to V Shankar, OUT! In the air... taken! The pressure has got to Shankar and he departs. He needed to go but perishes in the attempt of doing so. Once again you see Santner varying his pace to great effect. This was bowled at 76 kph. It is slower and slightly fuller. Shankar looks to go downtown but the ball turns a little. The timing is not right and it goes high up in the air towards long off. Colin de Grandhomme runs in and takes a neat catch. Second in the over for Santner.
8.3
1
M Santner to MS Dhoni, Uses his feet and then works it through square leg for a single.

In walks Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

8.2
0
M Santner to R Pant, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Pant's struggle comes to an end. Lovely change of pace once again by Santner. The last one was slow but this one was bowled at 94 kph. It is right in the blockhole. Pant is a little late in bringing his bat down due to the high back-lift. By the time the bat comes down, the ball sneaks through and disturbs the stumps behind. India in big trouble here. They probably need a miracle from here.
8.1
0
M Santner to R Pant, Not sure what Pant is trying to do here? He is just trying too much. Goes for the reverse sweep again but misses it. The keeper fails to collect it but not sure if there was an edge.
7.6
1
D Mitchell to R Pant, Goes for the seam up delivery and it is full and on middle, Pant whips it through mid-wicket for a run. Just three from Mitchell's first. The rate needed now is 13. 156 needed in 72.
7.5
0
D Mitchell to R Pant, Another slower one and Pant is completely foxed. He swings hard but gets beaten.
7.4
1
D Mitchell to V Shankar, A full toss but Shankar does not take full toll of it. Mistimes it badly towards long on for a single.
7.3
1
D Mitchell to R Pant, Just a single now! The slower ball, Pant goes at it with hard hands, it is mistimed to cover for a single.
7.2
0
D Mitchell to R Pant, Audacious! Brings out the reverse sweep but misses it. Two dots to begin with. Good start by Mitchell.
7.1
0
D Mitchell to R Pant, Full and wide outside off, Pant goes after it but misses. It may have come quicker that Pant may have expected.

Daryl Mitchell to bowl his maiden over in T20Is.

6.6
1
M Santner to R Pant, A quick run to end the over! Flatter and outside off, Pant looks to cut but gets an outside edge to a very fine short third man. Shakar wants a run and Pant obliges, they complete it.
6.5
1
M Santner to V Shankar, A single now! Slower through the air on off, Shankar is a touch early into the shot. It goes off the inner half towards long on for a single.
6.4
0
M Santner to V Shankar, Full and on off, Shankar once again finds the fielder at cover. So just the maximum from the over so far. Pressure building on the Indians.
6.3
0
M Santner to V Shankar, SAFE! Good work by the keeper but Vijay was quick there. Tossed up ball outside off, Shankar fails to collect with his sweep shot and Seifert takes the bails off. He appeals and the umpire takes it upstairs. The replays show that Shankar's back leg was on the line when he attempted the shot but then he had dragged it in before the bails came off.

Appeal for a stumping. It's referred upstairs by the square leg umpire. Is Shankar's back leg on the line.

6.2
6
M Santner to V Shankar, SIX! This is huge! What a shot! Slower through the air on middle, Shankar goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it above the mid-wicket fence. A lot of risk was involved there as it was played against the turn. Vijay though has nailed it.
6.1
0
M Santner to V Shankar, Top fielding! This is tossed up on off, Shankar makes room and drives it towards cover. Williamson there dives to his left and takes it. Saves a couple atleast.

Spin for the first time in this innings. Mitchell Santner has the ball in his hand.

5.6
1
L Ferguson to V Shankar, On the fuller side, it is pushed wide of cover for a single. End of the Powerplay and it is New Zealand who are on top after it. India are 53 for 2 after the first 6.
5.5
1
L Ferguson to R Pant, On the middle pole, it is flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
5.4
0
L Ferguson to R Pant, Just behind a driving length on off, Pant strokes it to mid off.

Rishabh Pant walks in next.

5.3
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, OUT! TIMBER! A corker of a yorker at 151 kph. Ferguson is pumped and not a lot Dhawan could have done with that delivery. Lockie comes steaming in and bowls it right in the blockhole. Dhawan is beaten for pace, misses his flick, it hits his pads and then onto the stumps behind. A much-needed wicket as this partnership was looking dangerous. A good comeback from the bowler after being hit for a boundary. Both the openers back in the hut and now the inexperienced middle order will be tested, just what New Zealand wanted. 169 more needed in 87.
5.2
4
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, FOUR! Up and over! Offers the width Shikhar loves and it is also full. Dhawan just gets bat to it, opens the face and hits it over point. 50 up for India and it has also come in quick time.
5.1
1
L Ferguson to V Shankar, This one skids through after pitching. Shankar looks to drive but is a touch late into the shot. Hits it towards mid on for a single.
4.6
1
S Kuggeleijn to V Shankar, A single to end! 18 from the over, just what India needed. Short and it is on the body, Shankar looks to flick it stylishly but it hits the glove and rolls towards the leg side for a single.
4.5
6
S Kuggeleijn to V Shankar, SIX! Shankar is surely making it count! 17 from it now and this is the best shot of the over. Full and on off, once again the straight bat is out. It is lofted over mid off and it carries all the way. Such a delight to watch all the shots he has played in this over.
4.4
4
S Kuggeleijn to V Shankar, FOUR! Vijay Shankar has really found his timing here. Also, he is playing with a straight bat so not a lot of risk involved. Slower ball and on middle, Shankar picks it and with a straight bat hits it over mid-wicket and into the fence. 11 from the over, need to make this one count, 2 balls to go.
4.3
2
S Kuggeleijn to V Shankar, 7 from the first three balls! This was mistimed. Short and outside off, Vijay flat bats it over the mid on fielder and two taken.
4.2
4
S Kuggeleijn to V Shankar, FOUR! Lovely shot! He also holds the pose for the camera! Slightly fuller in length, Shankar with a straight bat lofts it over the bowler's head and into the fence. India need a big over here, they have started off well.
4.1
1
S Kuggeleijn to S Dhawan, Flicked but there is protection in the deep. Just a single to fine leg.

Scott Kuggeleijn is back on. Change of ends for him.

3.6
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, A leg bye to end the over! A pacey delivery on the pads. Dhawan looks to flick but is done in for pace. It hits his pads and rolls towards cover for a single. So despite a maximum, just 9 from the over.
3.5
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Good delivery! Corrects his line and bowls it outside off, Dhawan tries to guide it but fails to do so.
3.4
6
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, SIX! He has picked the bones out of that one! That made a resounding noise coming off the willow. Short and it is the slower one, Dhawan rocks back and dispatches it into the mid-wicket stand. Much-needed but they need to keep going.
3.3
0
L Ferguson to V Shankar, Howzzat? But not given! Looked very, very close. The slower ball yorker on the leg stump. Shankar is foxed by that one. He misses his flick and gets hit on the pad. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. The ball rolls towards square leg and the batsmen run a leg bye. Slipping down leg I feel.
3.2
0
L Ferguson to V Shankar, Length and it is angled into the batsman. Shankar whips it but finds mid-wicket.
3.1
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, A low full toss first up, Dhawan works it through square leg and a run is taken. Not a lot you could have done with that delivery.

Lockie Ferguson to steam in now.

2.6
0
Tim Southee to V Shankar, On the fuller side and Shankar drives it to mid off. End of another top over by Southee. A run and a big wicket from it. India need another 201 in 17 overs.
2.5
0
Tim Southee to V Shankar, Hits the length hard on off, some outward movement on that. Shankar guides it to point.
2.4
1
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, In the air... but on the bounce! Another short delivery and on the body, Dhawan swivels and pulls but it is not off the middle and the fielder at fine leg collects it on the bounce. A single.
2.3
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Slower ball now on middle, it is worked towards mid-wicket.

Vijay Shankar is the number 3 batsman. A bit strange given that they are after a big score here. Shankar's SR is 126 in T20s while Pant strikes in the 160s. Let's see if it backfires or proves to be a masterstroke.

2.2
0
Tim Southee to R Sharma, OUT! There goes the Indian skipper! Huge, huge wicket for the Black Caps as we all know how dangerous he can prove to be. An excellent catch to dismiss him as well. The short ball does the trick for Southee. It is on the body, Sharma is a little cramped for room. Still goes for the pull, it hits the top half of his bat and skies towards deep square leg. Ferguson at first seems to have misjudged it but then runs in and takes a good catch diving forward. So Southee's good work with the ball continues. A good comeback for him till now.
2.1
0
Tim Southee to R Sharma, Good delivery! Length ball and it moves away a touch after pitching. Rohit is a little squared up as he tries to keep it out but does so.
1.6
0
S Kuggeleijn to S Dhawan, Serves a slower full ball on middle and leg, angling down, Dhawan is foxed this time by the lack of pace, tries working it across the line but misses. He is hit on the pads, Scott appeals but nothing from the umpire. 17 from the over!

Fine leg goes back. No protection in the deep on the off side. Kuggeleijn switches to 'round the wicket now...

1.5
4
S Kuggeleijn to S Dhawan, FOUR! Scott ain't learning. Bowls it short and around leg again, Dhawan just turns and lifts it over short fine leg for a boundary. Kuggeleijn under pressure. Tim Southee is having a word with him.
1.4
6
S Kuggeleijn to S Dhawan, SIX! This one has gone squarer. A length ball on middle and leg, Dhawan clears his front leg and swings it over backward square leg. This time it's far away from Lockie and goes all the way.
1.3
6
S Kuggeleijn to S Dhawan, SIX! Just over! Dhawan is off the mark in style, however, he would have had his heart in his mouth for a moment. It is on the pads, Shikhar flicks it towards deep square leg. Ferguson there settles himself just before the ropes, leaps but the ball goes just above him. Should get India going, this boundary.
1.2
0
S Kuggeleijn to R Sharma, A little short and on middle, Sharma swivels on the back foot to glance it off his hips but fails to middle his shot properly. It goes off the thigh pad to square leg and they steal a leg bye.
1.1
0
S Kuggeleijn to R Sharma, Beaten! Scott lands it on a length outside off, Rohit tries to play it straight, probably over the bowler's head but fails to make any connection.

Scott Kuggeleijn to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, A huge appeal but not given! Another full delivery on the leg stump, tails back in late. Dhawan goes for the flick but seemed to have missed it. The keeper takes it and appeals but nothing from the umpire. There sure was a noise but not sure what it was off. Nevertheless, a brilliant first over by Southee comes to an end, just a single from it.
0.5
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Another fuller delivery outside off, Dhawan once again hits it well but finds mid off. An excellent start by Southee here.
0.4
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Another full delivery and once again the swing is visible. Dhawan looks to step out and hit it but gets an inside edge towards the keeper.
0.3
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Good swing there! Southee bowls it full and hence it tails back in. Dhawan looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads. He wants a run but is sent back.
0.2
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Crisply driven! On a length and around off, Dhawan strokes it on the up but can't get it past the cover fielder.
0.1
1
Tim Southee to R Sharma, India are off the mark straightaway! Slightly straighter in line and it is worked around the corner by Rohit Sharma for a single.

We're back! Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are the Indian openers. Tim Southee to bowl first up with a slip in place. Here we go...