India in New Zealand, 5 ODI Series, 2019

New Zealand vs India - 1st ODI

Venue: McLean Park, Napier

Date & Time: 23 January 2019

India 156/2

RR: 4.47 | India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets (D/L method)

commentary

That is all we have for you from this first ODI. A convincing win in the end for India but they cannot afford to relax. New Zealand are known for their comebacks. The 2nd ODI will be played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. The game will begin at 1500 local time (0200 GMT). Join in for that, till then adios!

Victorious Indian captain, Virat Kohli, says that when he lost the toss, he felt that about 300 par was coming. Praises the bowlers for restricting the Kiwis and adds that one could not have asked for anything better. Stresses that the entire fast bowling group believes that they can knock any side over and on Shami, reckons that this is the fittest he has seen him. On the pitch, Kohli says that it got slower in the second half of the innings. Credits the wrist spinners for varying their pace and lines and lengths in the first half. On Dhawan's knock, Virat says that he has always been in good touch but he needs to develop the habit of closing out games. On the players walking off due to the 'sun' effect, VK smiles and says that never in his life has he walked off the field due to this reason and when he last played here in 2014, he felt the same experience. At that time, he says that this rule was not there and is glad that it has been introduced.

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, admits that it was not the best effort from New Zealand. Agrees that India were at their best on a surface which was not great for the batsmen. Credits the Indian bowlers for choking the Kiwi batters and feels that at least 250 was minimum on this surface. On the 12-day break before this game, Williamson says that sometimes long breaks help, sometimes they don't but does not want to cite it as an excuse. Flatly says that the Black Caps did not adjust to the conditions. Wants his team to move on from this game quickly and come back harder in the second game.

MOHAMMED SHAMI HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Virat Kohli is translating for him. Shami says that all his success is due to the team work. Stresses that the main part is of execution of the plans. Adds that if plan A does not work then plan B is discussed with the skipper. On his fitness, Shami says that he spent 18 months after injury in rehab and the trainers over there helped him get back to cricket. On the comparison of the pitches between Australia and New Zealand, Shami says they are more or less similar but points out the differences in the ground dimensions and the weather. States further that the last series here was a good learning curve for the bowlers. Ends by saying that all the bowlers enjoyed bowling here since they have come into cooler conditions from the hot ones in Australia.

The Kiwi bowlers were good but didn't have enough runs to play with. Ferguson and Bracewell got a wicket each but that was all about it. You cannot win a match if you have 157 on the board and not take the opposition all out. Earlier on, Shami, Kuldeep and Chahal restricted New Zealand to a paltry 157. Stay tuned for the post match presentation.

As easy as it gets! After some wonderful bowling, India back it up with good batting and win the first match of the series. Dhawan and Rohit played Powerplay 1 well enough. The players then had to stop play because the 'sun' was disturbing them. After they came back, Rohit fell but Kohli anchored the innings well and didn't allow the Black Caps a sniff. The Indian skipper missed out on a fifty but Dhawan went on and scored his 50 taking India to victory alongside Rayudu, handing India a big 8-wicket win.

34.5
1
Tim Southee to A Rayudu, That will do. Length ball outside off, Rayudu taps it with soft hands to the off side and responds to Dhawan's call who makes it in time. INDIA BEAT NEW ZEALAND BY 8 WICKETS!
34.4
0
Tim Southee to A Rayudu, Still level! Outside off, Rayudu pushes it to point.
34.3
0
Tim Southee to A Rayudu, Not yet, Rayudu punches it to cover-point.
34.2
4
Tim Southee to A Rayudu, FOUR! Scores tied! Pitches it up outside off, Rayudu comes down the track and lofts this over covers. Boundary. Just one run away now.
34.1
1
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Outside off, Dhawan pushes it to deep covers to get off strike.
33.6
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Follows Rayudu and serves it on the leg side. Rayudu comes down the track and punches it to covers.
33.5
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Bouncer! Rayudu gets away from it.
33.4
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Fuller in line of the stumps, Rayudu blocks it with a straight bat.
33.3
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Pushed to the cover region by Ambati.
33.3
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Wide! Short ball down the leg side, Rayudu goes to pull but cannot reach it. 150 comes up with that wide. More 6 runs required.
33.2
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Full on middle and leg, Rayudu gives it for the mid on fielder to collect.
33.1
1
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Played through mid-wicket by Dhawan. The batsmen have run through for a single.
32.6
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Shikhar opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
32.5
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Defended off the back foot by SD.
32.4
1
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Rayudu nudges this ball fine and goes for a quick run. The fielder hits the timber but Dhawan is well home.
32.3
0
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Almost! Outside off, Rayudu looks to run it down but misses it. The ball goes through to the keeper. Now then, Snicko shows us that there was a spot on the bat once it passed the bat. New Zealand don't appeal, wouldn't have mattered though in the contest of the game.
32.2
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Short ball on off, Dhawan hops and guides it to third man and gives Rayudu the strike.
32.1
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Over the stump height, Dhawan guides it to short third man.
31.6
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, On the stumps, Rayudu blocks it. Dot to end the over.
31.5
1
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Darts this on the pads, Shikhar tucks it away to fine leg for a single.
31.4
2
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Bouncer outside off, Dhawan controls his pull well and finds the gap through mid-wicket. Comes back for the second.
31.3
0
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Around off, cut to the point region.
31.2
0
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, On top of off, pushed to the off side. Dot ball.
31.1
0
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Length ball over the stumps, Dhawan blocks it in front of him. Luckily for him, the ball doesn't rock back onto the stumps.
30.6
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Outside off, cut past cover-point for a single.
30.5
1
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Not this time. Drives it towards covers and gives the strike to Shikhar.
30.4
0
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Once again to that cover region where the single is refused.
30.3
0
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Comes back in and beats Rayudu. He plays the ball late and is beaten for pace.
30.2
0
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Rayudu pushes it to the cover region and sends Dhawan back. Could have pinched a run there as the fielder was a bit deep.
30.1
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Dhawan has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
29.6
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, All calm from Rayudu. Gets behind the ball and blocks this.
29.5
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Length ball outside off, Rayudu punches it off his back foot.
29.4
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Length and outside off, no movement. Rayudu leaves it alone.
29.3
0
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, On the off pole, Rayudu is happy to block it.
29.2
2
D Bracewell to A Rayudu, Length on the pads, Rayudu tucks it away around the corner for a couple of runs.
29.1
1
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Full and outside off, Dhawan punches it to extra cover to give the number 4 strike.

Doug Bracewell back on to bowl.

28.6
0
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, Beaten! Length outside off, Rayudu looks to block it but is beaten.
28.5
4
L Ferguson to A Rayudu, FOUR! Edge and a boundary! Length ball outside off, Rayudu feels for it and gets an outside edge past the diving keeper to the third man fence.

Ambati Rayudu walks into the middle next.

28.4
0
L Ferguson to V Kohli, OUT! Back-to-back dismissals in the 40s for Virat Kohli. He departed for 46 in the MCG ODI. Him not converting is very rare. Short ball down the leg side, Kohli looks to hook it but gets a feather off the glove to the keeper behind. The keeper appeals and Virat walks. We have seen a similar dismissal like this before. Too little too late for the Kiwis though.
28.3
0
L Ferguson to V Kohli, Kohli has driven it to mid on.
28.2
0
L Ferguson to V Kohli, Back of a length outside off, Kohli taps it in front of him with a straight bat.
28.1
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Full and wide outside off, Shikhar drives it to deep point and gives Kohli the strike.
27.6
1
M Santner to S Dhawan, Full again, Dhawan pushes it to mid on and gets one to his name.
27.5
1
M Santner to V Kohli, On leg, Kohli on-drives it to mid on for one.
27.4
0
M Santner to V Kohli, VK has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
27.3
2
M Santner to V Kohli, Wide outside off, Kohli drives it through covers. He will come back for the second.
27.2
1
M Santner to S Dhawan, Quicker this in line of the stumps, turned towards mid-wicket for one.
27.1
0
M Santner to S Dhawan, Slower ball on middle and leg, played back to the bowler.
26.6
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
26.5
1
L Ferguson to V Kohli, Served on a length, very close to the off stump, VK opens the face, waits for it to come and plays it late to backward point. Single taken.
26.4
0
L Ferguson to V Kohli, Full and wide outside off, driven firmly but right at the cover fielder.
26.3
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Width on offer outside off, Dhawan slaps the cut through the covers and gets to the other end.
26.2
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Fraction straight in line, a good length delivery, tucked in front of square leg.
26.1
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Back of a length outside off, some room on offer, cut hard but to point.

Lockie Ferguson is back into the attack.

25.6
1
M Santner to S Dhawan, Closer to the stumps, cut to deep point to retain strike.
25.5
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Outside off again, Kohli punches it off his back foot on the off side. They jog and complete the run.
25.4
1
M Santner to S Dhawan, A bit short outside off, Dhawan cuts it to deep covers. They cross.
25.3
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Driven through mid on by Kohli. They pick up a single.
25.2
1
M Santner to S Dhawan, On the pads again to the left-hander, Dhawan tucks it away around the corner for one more.
25.1
1
M Santner to V Kohli, On the legs, flicked away through square leg for a single.
24.6
1
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Seaming back in from a good length, worked away in front of square leg for a single.
24.5
0
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, pushed away on the off side.
24.4
0
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Not out! There is some bat involved and Kohli survives. Length delivery angling in from around off, Virat moves across to play it on the leg side but is caught on the pads. A loud shout goes up and so does the finger. He quickly signals the 'T' which indicates that there was some bat. Replays roll in and Snicko confirms the same.

Review taken. Virat Kohli is caught leg before and adjudged out. He, however, has taken the DRS. Signals to his partner that there was some bat involved. Let's see now...

24.3
1
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Slow, dipping full toss outside off, hit down to long off for a single.
24.2
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Connects with the cut shot this time. Unfortunately, finds the point fielder with it.
24.1
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Good length delivery in the channel outside off, from around the wicket, Shikhar tries to cut but but misses.
23.6
1
M Santner to S Dhawan, Flicked with the wrists through the vacant mid-wicket area for a run.
23.5
2
M Santner to S Dhawan, Shorter length ball outside off, Dhawan slaps it from the back foot through the covers and comes back for the second. Southee out in the deep moves to his left and makes a sliding stop.
23.4
0
M Santner to S Dhawan, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. Straight to the fielder.
23.3
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Quite full in line of the stumps, whipped through wide mid on, to the man in the deep, for a single.
23.2
1
M Santner to S Dhawan, Some room on offer outside off, slower in pace this time, Dhawan pushes it past the diving cover fielder and takes a single as mid off cuts it off by moving to his right.
23.1
0
M Santner to S Dhawan, Quite full on middle stump, some pace on this one, Dhawan digs it out towards the man at mid-wicket.
22.6
1
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Dhawan rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
22.5
2
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Gets to his fifty this time! Full and outside off, Dhawan drives it through covers. Comes back for the second and gets to his 26th ODI fifty. His first after 9 innings.
22.4
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Full and outside off, Dhawan dives it but straight to covers.
22.3
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, On the pads, turned to mid-wicket. Dhawan stays on 49.
22.2
1
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Similar line and length this time Kohli plays it wider to that mid on fielder and picks up a quick single.
22.1
0
Tim Southee to V Kohli, On a good length around off, Kohli turns his bat to the on side.

Tim Southee comes back on.

21.6
0
M Santner to S Dhawan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
21.5
0
M Santner to S Dhawan, Full and outside off, pushed to covers.
21.4
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Kohli goes down the ground too, towards the other side. Places it to long off and crosses over.
21.3
1
M Santner to S Dhawan, Quite full, so much that the ball cannot turn. Dhawan comes half-forward and drives it to long on. Single to the total.
21.2
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Goes with the spin and drives it neatly through the covers for one run.
21.1
0
M Santner to V Kohli, Drifting in from around the wicket, fuller in length, worked off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
20.6
3
T Boult to V Kohli, Short ball outside off, Kohli pulls. It doesn't go all the way but Kohli is quick and picks up three for it. A rarity in this part of the world.
20.5
1
T Boult to S Dhawan, 100 up for India. Fuller ball outside off, creamed through cover-point for one to get to the landmark.
20.4
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, Here's that full ball on middle. Dhawan gets an inside edge onto his pads.
20.3
1
T Boult to V Kohli, Short ball outside off, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket to rotate strike.
20.2
1
T Boult to S Dhawan, Outside off again, Dhawan looks to cut but this time gets a bottom edge towards third man for one.
20.1
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, Length outside off, Dhawan cuts but to the man at point.
19.6
0
M Santner to V Kohli, Darted full and wide outside off, Virat gets low, opens the face and squeezes it out to short third man. Either side of him and that would have been a boundary. Just 59 needed to win for India.
19.5
1
M Santner to S Dhawan, Flat, short and in line of the stumps, punched through wide mid on by going deep inside the crease. Another run to the total.
19.4
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Comfortably done by Virat Kohli as he camps on the back foot and eases it to long on to get off strike.
19.3
1
M Santner to S Dhawan, Hits this flatter delivery down the ground, towards long on, for a single.
19.2
0
M Santner to S Dhawan, Seeing the batsman give the charge, Santner drags the length back. Dhawan can only manage to hit it back to the bowler.
19.1
0
M Santner to S Dhawan, Spinning in on off stump, Shikhar comes a step forward and drives it back to the bowler.
18.6
0
T Boult to V Kohli, Tries getting this past the slip cordon but hits it to that fielder stationed there.
18.5
0
T Boult to V Kohli, Closer to the off pole, tapped towards backward point with soft hands for a quick run.
18.4
1
T Boult to S Dhawan, Goes short outside off, Dhawan pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
18.3
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, Yorker! In line of the stumps. Dhawan keeps it out.
18.2
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, Back of a length on the stumps, Dhawan from the crease blocks it.
18.1
1
T Boult to V Kohli, On middle and leg, Kohli flicks it away through mid-wicket for one.

Trent Boult returns.

17.6
0
M Santner to S Dhawan, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. Can't get it past the fielder though.
17.5
0
M Santner to S Dhawan, Drifting into the batsman, on the fuller side of things, eased away to mid-wicket.
17.4
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
17.3
0
M Santner to V Kohli, Shorter in length, turning away once more, pushed away from the back foot.
17.2
0
M Santner to V Kohli, Spinning away from around off, driven to the cover area. Dot ball.
17.1
0
M Santner to V Kohli, Full and darted outside off, driven square to the man at point.
16.6
1
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Length outside off again, a firm punch towards covers. One more run taken. With this, the 50-run stand between these two comes up.
16.5
1
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Fuller in length outside off, a gentle punch through covers to rotate strike.
16.5
0
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, WIDE! Bangs it in short but it is too high. Wide signalled by the umpire.
16.4
1
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Outside off, VK plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
16.3
1
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Nice shot but for one. Length outside off, Dhawan gets on one knee and drives it through cover-point for a single.
16.2
1
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Full around off, flicked away through square leg to get off strike.
16.1
0
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Back of a length ball around off, Kohli blocks it off with a straight bat.

Change of ends for Doug Bracewell.

15.6
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
15.5
4
M Santner to V Kohli, FOUR! In the air but right in the gap. Lucky or precision placement? Could be anything with the Indian skipper. He comes ahead and drives it aerially between Southee and Guptill at covers, who dive but can't stop it. A boundary results.
15.4
0
M Santner to V Kohli, Uses the depth of the crease, goes back inside and dabs it behind square leg.
15.3
1
M Santner to S Dhawan, Leans ahead into the full ball and drives it to long off for a single.
15.3
0
M Santner to S Dhawan, Wide! Two in a row. Tossed up and it spins down, Dhawan tries to sweep it fine once more but is unable to get any bat on it.
15.3
0
M Santner to S Dhawan, Wide! Down the leg side, the batsmen tries to tickle it fine but misses.
15.2
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Takes the pace off it now. Shorter in line of the stumps, it's punched off the back foot to long on for a single.
15.1
0
M Santner to V Kohli, A bit quicker through the air, landed a little shorter outside off, Virat attempts to cut it away but fails to make any sort of connection.

Mitchell Santner on to bowl now.

14.6
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Full delivery angling in on middle and leg, Dhawan looks to flick but fails to middle it properly. Misses out, that should have been put away.
14.5
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Hits the deck hard and pitches it short, Dhawan tries pull it on the leg side but mistimes it back in the bowler's direction.
14.4
2
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Full toss just outside off, Dhawan hits it to mid off and takes off. Taylor collects the ball and fires a poor throw at the keeper's end. He isn't able to collect cleanly and this allows the batsmen to steal another run.
14.3
1
L Ferguson to V Kohli, Outside off on a good length, shaping away, run down to third man for just the one.
14.2
4
L Ferguson to V Kohli, FOUR! This is subtly done. Just exquisite. Angling in from outside off, a length ball over the wicket at 150 clicks, Kohli just opens the face and dabs it behind point. Coolly done too.
14.1
4
L Ferguson to V Kohli, FOUR! Ferguson goes short and is punished. On off, Kohli stays on the back foot and muscles the pull over mid-wicket for a boundary. Picked up the length early there, so was able to position himself quickly for the shot.
13.6
0
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Back of a length outside off, at 134 kph, it's slapped to cover off the back foot.
13.5
1
D Bracewell to V Kohli, The Indian captain moves inside the line, and with a little swivel, pulls it along the turf through backward square leg. The batsmen cross over.
13.4
0
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Quite full, angling in at first but then shaping away late, Kohli looks to flick but gets a safe leading edge towards mid off.
13.3
1
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Too straight in line. Dhawan picks it off his pads and wrists it down towards fine leg. One run added to the total.
13.2
1
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Good running. VK taps it down in front of point from the back foot and calls for the run. Both batsmen complete it with ease.
13.1
0
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Length delivery in the channel outside off, Kohli stands his ground and blocks it with a straight blade.
12.6
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Shortish ball, well outside off, Dhawan slaps the cut but can't get it past the man at point.
12.6
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Wide! Second of the over. Lockie bangs it in short but it's too short, goes way over the batsman's head.
12.5
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Full ball on the sixth stump line, driven square straight to point.
12.5
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Wide! Angling down the leg side, on a good length, Shikhar misses the flick and a wide is signalled.
12.4
1
L Ferguson to V Kohli, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
12.3
0
L Ferguson to V Kohli, FOUR LEG BYES! Ferguson bowls a back of a length ball on the leg stump line, Kohli looks to flick it away but it goes off the thigh pad and goes away to the fine leg fence.
12.2
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Short of a good length into the body, worked down to square leg for a run.
12.1
4
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, FOUR! That's a much better shot. Lockie overpitches this outside off, hands Dhawan a gift which the left-hander accepts. He crashes this through the covers and finds the fence.
11.6
0
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Fullish in length, outside the line of off stump, Kohli pats it away to the covers.
11.5
1
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Dropped! Difficult chance though. Back of a length delivery on the stumps, Dhawan rocks back and pulls. It goes off the top edge and balloons towards the leg side. Latham rushes to get under the ball, but the wind is taking it away from him. He still dives and gets his gloves to it, but he's always reaching and it falls down off his fingertips. Single taken.

Well, a bit of DLS coming into play. The TARGET HAS NOW BEEN REDUCED TO 156 IN 49 OVERS as the players spent more than 30 minutes in the 'sun' delay.

11.4
1
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Wristed away comfortably by Kohli. Just moves inside the line and works it behind square leg for one.
11.3
1
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Fraction straight in line, tucked with a close face in front of square on the leg side. A run is collected.
11.2
0
D Bracewell to S Dhawan, Just ahead of a length, on off stump, met with the full face of the bat in defense.
11.1
1
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Good shot but can't beat Williamson at mid off. Kohli walks down the track to this full ball and drives it past the bowler. Williamson from mid off moves to his right and stops it well. Only a single to the batsmen.
10.6
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, A rather loose shot from Dhawan. It's full and wide outside off, he looks to trash this through the covers but gets beaten due to the late away movement.
10.5
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Fullish in length and outside off, driven to the covers from the toe end.
10.4
1
L Ferguson to V Kohli, Short of a good length on middle and leg, wristed down in front of square leg for a single.
10.3
0
L Ferguson to V Kohli, Cramps the batsman for room with a length ball on off, VK stays right behind the line and keeps it out.
10.2
0
L Ferguson to V Kohli, Continues from around the wicket, it's a fuller length delivery outside off, Kohli drives it off the outer half to cover-point.
10.1
1
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Full delivery angling in on middle and leg, from around the wicket, Dhawan flicks it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

The sun has set, the conditions are better and we are ready to begin again. Dhawan to take strike, with Kohli at the other end. Ferguson to continue with his remaining over.

Here's an interesting fact about this ground - Usually, grounds have the playing surface facing North-South, but McLean Park has it facing East-West. Hence, this issue.

Both the umpires, Shaun Haig and Shaun George, were caught to get updates on the situations. They say the sun was not only hampering the batsman, but also the fielders as it was directly coming into their eyes. They also go on to mention that they have an extra 30 minutes, and play should resume in that time, so we should have a full 50-over game.

So, this is... strange. We have a halt in play due to the sun bearing down directly on the batsman's eyes. The umpires talk amongst themselves and decide to stop play for some time. The players are off the field.

10.1
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Wide! Angling down the leg side, wide signalled by the umpire.

Powerplay 2 signalled. A maximum of 4 fielders will be allowed outside the ring till the end of the 40th over. Also, Lockie Ferguson to continue from the other end.

9.6
0
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Outside off on a good length, left alone.
9.5
2
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Nicely plays this on the up. Kohli walks into this one and punches it through the covers to come back for the second.
9.4
0
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Short ball on leg stump, Virat ducks and evades.
9.3
0
D Bracewell to V Kohli, Length on off, Kohli plays it with a straight bat.

Skipper Virat Kohli walks in at no.3.

9.2
0
D Bracewell to R Sharma, OUT! There it is, the first breakthrough and Bracewell strikes! On a length and outside off, invites Sharma to play on the up. He plays a rather loose shot and gets an outside edge to Guptill at first slip who takes it at a good height. First wicket for the Kiwis and they will hope they get another one quickly.
9.1
0
D Bracewell to R Sharma, On a length around off, Rohit punches it off the back foot to mid off.

Welcome back! Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to continue, while Doug Bracewell will bowl the first over after the break.

Earlier on, Shami started the destruction of the Kiwi batsmen while Kuldeep and Chahal continued to torment the line-up. Williamson's gritty fifty ensured that the hosts got past the 150-run mark. Still not over for the Black Caps. If they manage to get some quick wickets post the interval, things could happen, you never know. Join us in a while for the remainder of the chase.

So the players finally take the Dinner break as India are surely on top of this game. New Zealand would have hoped for a couple of wickets before the break but Sharma and Dhawan have seen out the opening 9 overs. Boult and Southee did bowl well at the start but India were happy to just see them out. As time went by, Dhawan looked at ease.

8.6
4
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, FOUR! Brilliant placement. Shorter in length around off, Dhawan just opens the face of the bat and guides it towards the vacant backward point region for a boundary. Solid start here for India. The DINNER BREAK will be taken now.
8.5
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Full on middle and off, the south paw defends it off his front foot.
8.4
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, This one is bowled at 129kph. It is on a length outside off, Dhawan tries to cut but misses it.
8.3
0
L Ferguson to S Dhawan, Good length delivery around off, Shikhar guides it to the fielder at short third man.
8.2
1
L Ferguson to R Sharma, Back off a length, Sharma pushes it off the back foot towards cover and takes a single.
8.1
0
L Ferguson to R Sharma, Starts with a 149kph speed, full on middle. Rohit defends it off the front foot.

Lockie Ferguson to have a burst just before the break.

7.6
2
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, On the pads, Dhawan won't miss out on that. Flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs to cow corner.
7.5
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Gets behind this ball and is happy to block it out.
7.4
4
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, FOUR! Lovely! Outside off, there to be hit. Dhawan in total balance pierces the gap through cover-point and gets his second boundary of the over. Looking good now.
7.3
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Back of a length ball on off, Dhawan defends this fro within his crease.
7.2
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Outside off, played to the point region.
7.1
4
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, FOUR! Exquisite! Overpitched on off, Dhawan just punches this along the turf and down the ground through mid off. The mid off fielder hares behind it but gives up the chase. All timing on that.
6.6
2
T Boult to R Sharma, Short again, Rohit pulls it through mid-wicket and will get a couple of runs for it.
6.5
0
T Boult to R Sharma, Gets behind this one outside off and blocks this with ease.
6.4
0
T Boult to R Sharma, Closer to the stumps, Rohit looks to block this but gets an inside edge which goes over the stumps.
6.3
1
T Boult to S Dhawan, On the off stump, Dhawan pushes it towards the off side and gives his partner the strike.
6.2
4
T Boult to S Dhawan, FOUR! That will do! Full and on the pads, Dhawan flicks it away with disdain away from his sight and into the square leg boundary.
6.1
1
T Boult to R Sharma, SAFE! Short ball rushes into Rohit who goes for the ball. The ball lands safety behind mid-wicket and they cross.
5.6
1
Tim Southee to R Sharma, On a length outside off, Sharma tries to cut but gets an inside edge. The ball goes to the on side. He will keep the strike at the start of the next over.
5.5
4
Tim Southee to R Sharma, FOUR! Sharma takes the charge. Comes down the track and hits it over long on for a boundary. He didn't time it well but it had enough to clear the man at mid on.
5.4
0
Tim Southee to R Sharma, Full length delivery off, Sharma drives it straight to the fielder at point.
5.3
0
Tim Southee to R Sharma, Back of a length around off, the ball jags back in after pitching and strikes Sharma tries to block it but gets hit high on the thigh pad.
5.2
1
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, On a length outside off, Dhawan cuts it towards third man for a run. With that single, Shikhar Dhawan completes 5000 ODI runs. Becomes the joint 4th fastest and 13th Indian batsman to do so.
5.1
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Full on off, Dhawan defends it off the front foot.
4.6
0
T Boult to R Sharma, Good length delivery on off, Sharma defends it from within the crease to finish off the over.
4.5
0
T Boult to R Sharma, back of a length delivery, Sharma blocks it.
4.4
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, Brilliantly disguised slower one. Boult changes the pace of the ball and bowls it slow, low full toss on the leg. Dhawan misses his flick there is a stifled appeal from the players which is turned down by the umpire. It looked going down leg and the Hawk Eye confirms it. The ball goes to the on side and the batsmen pick up a single.
4.3
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, On a length on off, Dhawan tries to block it but gets a bottom edge and the ball just about misses the stumps.
4.2
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, Shorter on length, Shikhar goes for the pull but misses it.
4.1
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, Full on off, Dhawan pushes it to mid off. Sharma comes for a single but is sent back. Luckily for him the fielder there misses the stumps. Would have been a close call had it been a direct hit.
3.6
1
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
3.5
4
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, EDGE and just away. Full on the off stump, Dhawan closes the bat face early and looks to go on side but gets a leading edge which balloons behind the point region. Santner dives near the ropes, gets a hand to it but cannot stop the ball from going to the ropes.
3.4
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Gives him room this rime outside off, Dhawan frees his arms but Santner at point dives full length to save the runs.
3.3
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, What a ball! Beauty! Full and on the legs. Dhawan once again does well to jam it out. Southee testing Dhawan here.
3.2
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Full again on middle, played towards covers.
3.1
0
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Nicely bowled! Full and on the stumps. Dhawan does well to get bat to it and guide it to the off side.
2.6
0
T Boult to R Sharma, Length delivery outside off, Rohit Sharma shoulders arms to it to finish off the over.
2.5
0
T Boult to R Sharma, Back of a length on off, Sharma watchfully keeps that one away.
2.4
0
T Boult to R Sharma, Full and around off, the ball jags back in after pitching. Rohit tries to defend it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
2.3
0
T Boult to R Sharma, Good length delivery around off, Sharma pushes it straight to the fielder at point.
2.2
1
T Boult to S Dhawan, On a length outside off, Shikhar punches it on the off side and rotates the strike.
2.1
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, Full around off, the ball jags back in after pitching. Dhawan gets a faint inside edge onto the pads. There is a stifled appeal which is turned down by the umpire.
1.6
0
Tim Southee to R Sharma, On a length around off, Rohit defends it to finish off the over.
1.5
1
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Fuller outside off, Dhawan drives it to point and takes a single. Nicholls there dives to his left and saves the boundary.
1.4
1
Tim Southee to R Sharma, On a length around off, Sharma gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards the on side. Latham has a shy at the bowler's end but the ball strikes Sharma. They pick up a single.
1.3
0
Tim Southee to R Sharma, On a length on off, Rohit defends it off his front foot.
1.2
0
Tim Southee to R Sharma, Full on the pads, Rohit pushes it to mid on. Dhawan wants a single and comes down but Sharma sends him back. Luckily for India he is safe. Would have been a disaster for India.
1.1
1
Tim Southee to S Dhawan, Starts with a full length delivery outside off, Dhawan drives it beautifully through cover. Williamson there does well diving to his right and stops a certain boundary. The batsmen pick up a single.

Tim Southee to partner Trent Boult from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
T Boult to R Sharma, Length ball outside off, Sharma punches it to the cover region.
0.5
1
T Boult to S Dhawan, On the leg side, Dhawan flicks it away through square leg for one to get off the mark.
0.4
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, Around off a bit of movement for Trent but Dhawan defends it from his crease.
0.3
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, Another length ball around off, Dhawan sees it out.
0.2
0
T Boult to S Dhawan, Swing for Boult! Pitches it up on off, moves away from Shikhar who gets behind it and blocks it out.
0.1
1
T Boult to R Sharma, Comes over the wicket but lands this down on the pads, Rohit flicks it to fine leg to get the first run on the board.

We are back for the chase! Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open the batting for the Indians. Trent Boult will bowl the first over and look to make early inroads.