India in New Zealand, 5 ODI Series, 2019

New Zealand vs India - 2nd ODI

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Date & Time: 26 January 2019

New Zealand 234/10

RR: 5.80 | India beat New Zealand by 90 runs

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That is it from this game. Both teams have a one day's break, with the third ODI scheduled at this same venue on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 3 pm local (0200 GMT). India look roaring good for 3-0. Can the Black Caps fight and keep the series alive? Do join us for that game. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Virat Kohli says that it was a clinical performance. Mentions that it was a par total on this pitch and it was a balanced performance by them which is really pleasing. On the batting plans, Kohli adds that after the second drinks break, he decided to go hard but then he got out and the next batsman coming in took time to get going. These are the areas they need to improve, he mentions. Adds that they were 1-0 up in the series and had nothing much to lose. Lauds all his bowlers. States that Kuldeep and Chahal bowl with a lot of heart and they are always figuring out a way to get the batsmen out. Feels that this mindset is really helping them. Smiles and says that he is looking forward to a break from cricket after the next ODI.

Kane Williamson does not look too disappointed. He walks forward for an interview. Mentions that it's a little bit frustrating for the way they are losing. Credits India for the way they played. Adds that they showed glimpses in the chase but never really kicked on. Praises his bowlers, mainly Ish Sodhi and Doug Bracewell. Feels that it's two games in a row where they have not gained any control. States that some of their dismissals were a result of going too hard. On this sort of ground, Williamson reckons that wickets in hand would be the key and that's the lesson they are taking from this game.

ROHIT SHARMA has been named the MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he is feeling good and winning the match was more important. First ball was really interesting (which he edged for a boundary) as he didn't know how the pitch will behave. Adds that it was a par score, not a winning score and credits the Indian bowlers. Further says that he enjoys batting with Dhawan and mentions that they understand each other's game. Feels getting 325 is always a good effort. On the venue, he replies that it's a beautiful stadium and feels that it's always nice to play in open ground.

Should the World Cup be already handed to India? Batting boxes ticked. Bowling boxes ticked. Fielding boxes ticked. Captaincy box ticked. Superb incisive bowling. Keeping the pressure on and not giving anything loose. Then, stopping runs in the field with some terrific saves. Earlier, with the bat, the middle order came to the fore, slowly erasing doubts in the minds of the supporters. Might be 6 months too early but this team is probably 10 steps ahead of the next best. Period. Please stay tuned for the presentation.

Clearly the Kiwis lacked technique. They lacked patience too. They were able to attack Shami because he was not able to control the movement but against bowlers who were tight, they struggled and threw wickets away. Doug Bracewell scored 57 but that was more because he was playing an 'I-don't-have-anything-to-lose' innings. Tom Latham looked steady in his brief stay.

324 was supposed to be 20 runs short. It has proved 90 too many in the end. When Martin Guptill's run out was missed on 0, it seemed like it is going to be New Zealand's evening. But what followed after that was just a side struggling to come to terms to some very good bowling. The Indian seamers were relentless while 'KULCHA' then finished things off.

Another highly hyped New Zealand-India ODI. Another one-sided contest. Another disappointment. Sigh. Having seen the way the India-Australia series panned out, this is a sheer let down.

40.2
0
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, OUT! There goes the final wicket! INDIA WIN BY 90 RUNS! Chahal gives this one some extra air and lands it full outside off, Ferguson takes on the challenge to clear long on but ends up hitting it straight down Shankar's throat in the deep. The Men in Blue had to work really hard for the last two wickets, took them 57 balls. Anyway, they go 2-0 up in the series after yet another dominating performance.
40.1
0
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, Full and flighted on off, Ferguson defends it off his front foot.
39.6
0
B Kumar to T Boult, Another short ball, Boult tries pulling but misses. 10 from the over, along with a wicket.
39.5
6
B Kumar to T Boult, SIX! Even better and bigger! Boult smiles. Back of a length ball angling into the batsman, Trent goes deep inside the crease and middles his pull shot quite well. It keeps on going and clears long on.
39.4
4
B Kumar to T Boult, FOUR! Wow, smart batting! Boult knows that mid off is up and just lofts it over the fielder for a boundary.
39.3
0
B Kumar to T Boult, Full and around off, angling in, Boult lunges and defends.

Trent Boult is the last man in.

39.2
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, OUT! Doug Bracewell holes out! He gets deceived by the slower one. Tries pumping it over long on but fails to generate enough power behind his shot. Dhawan in the deep makes no mistake and it brings an end to a frustrating 58-run stand for India. Just one away from going 2-0 up in the series.
39.1
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Back of a length ball on middle, Bracewell plays it down to point.
38.6
4
K Yadav to L Ferguson, EDGY! FOUR! Kuldeep nearly gets a fifer there. Flighted and on middle, spinning back in, Ferguson tries defending off the front foot but it takes the inside edge, goes right through his legs, beats the stumps and finds the fence at fine leg.
38.5
1
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Loopy and on middle, Bracewell sweeps and sweeps well to deep square leg for a run.
38.4
0
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Quicker through the air this time, around leg, Doug is down the track to play it over the leg side but misses. It goes off his pads to covers.
38.3
0
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Turning away from around off, Bracewell stays back and keeps it out towards point.
38.2
1
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Flighted around leg, turning towards off, Ferguson takes a step down and hits it through mid-wicket for a single.
38.1
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Full and floated on middle, Ferguson defends it by getting forward.
37.6
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Pitches it up and around off, Bracewell drives it straight to mid off.
37.5
2
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Bracewell has played it towards mid-wicket. Two runs added to the total.
37.4
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Width on offer outside off, Bracewell tries to play the upper cut but fails to connect.
37.3
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Tries to go big again but mistimes his shot towards mid on.
37.2
4
B Kumar to D Bracewell, FOUR! Just uses the angle of the bowler. It's on a length around middle, Bracewell swings it over mid-wicket and beats the diving effort of Shankar in the deep. 50-run stand comes up!
37.1
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Fullish and on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on.

36.6
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Ferguson has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 113 off 78, is it still possible? Only if the top order would have fared a little better.
36.5
1
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Maiden ODI fifty for Bracewell! He works a full ball in the gap through mid-wicket for a run. At least, he is putting up a fight!
36.4
1
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Jumps out of the crease for a big heave over mid-wicket. But it spins back in to take the inside edge and rolls to deep square leg for a run.
36.3
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, he batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
36.2
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
36.1
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Loopy and full on off, Lockie is on the front foot in defense.
35.6
0
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 10 from this over, 44 in last five.
35.5
1
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, Short on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.
35.4
1
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Advances down the track and drags his shot off the inner edge to deep mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
35.3
6
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, SIX! This is frustrating for India but the home crowd will be loving it. Too full in length on middle, Bracewell muscles his slog sweep over mid-wicket. He is spoiling the figures of the Indian spinners.
35.2
0
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Bracewell has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
35.1
2
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Walks down the track, swings his bat and gets it away off the inside edge. It goes down to fine leg for a couple of runs.
34.6
1
K Yadav to D Bracewell, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 11 from the over.
34.5
4
K Yadav to D Bracewell, FOUR! Bang! Yadav once again drops it short to Bracewell and pays the price. Doug is on the back foot and smacks it through covers.
34.4
1
K Yadav to L Ferguson, In the air... SAFE! Loopy full ball around off, Ferguson skips down the track and hits it aerially over mid on. Shankar comes forward from the deep, puts in a dive but it lands safely in front of him. A single taken.
34.3
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Walks forward to a full ball and defends it close to his pad.
34.2
1
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Too full in length on off, it's eased down through mid on for a run.
34.1
4
K Yadav to D Bracewell, FOUR! Kuldeep drags his length short around off, Bracewell turns inside the crease and powers his pull over mid-wicket for a boundary.
33.6
0
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, Nicely tossed up ball outside off, Ferguson strides ahead and defends it off the outer half of his bat.
33.5
0
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, Loopy and on middle, Lockie gets forward and helps it towards mid-wicket.
33.4
2
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, A leg spinner outside off, on the shorter side, it's cut through point for a couple of runs.
33.3
1
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Stays on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover for a run.
33.2
0
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Bracewell has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
33.1
6
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, SIX! Bracewell won't go down without a fight! Loopy full ball around off, Doug advances down the track and rockets his lofted drive over covers for a biggie.
32.6
1
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Flatter and on middle, Bracewell moves back and turns it off his pads throug backward square leg for one.
32.5
1
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
32.4
1
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Goes on the back foot and strokes it through mid-wicket for a run.
32.3
6
K Yadav to D Bracewell, SIX! He has got a lot of bat on it! Tossed up ball on off, Bracewell goes with the spin, kneels and slog sweeps it deep into the stand at mid-wicket.
32.2
0
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Fullish and on off, defended off the front foot.
32.1
2
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Goes on the back foot to a short ball and pulls it over mid-wicket for a couple.
31.6
1
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Driven through mid on by the batsman. One run added to the total.
31.5
0
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, On middle and leg, flicked towards the leg side.
31.4
1
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
31.3
0
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, Outside off, left alone.
31.2
1
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, On pushed towards long on for a single.
31.1
0
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Landed outside off, Bracewell look to cut but misses.
30.6
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Big mix-up! No harm done. Full floated ball outside off, Ferguson lofts it towards mid off and looks for a run. Almost comes to the other end but is sent back. The throw is a bit slow from the fielder and Lockie gets in safely.

Lockie Ferguson is the next batsman.

30.5
0
K Yadav to Ish Sodhi, OUT! Bowled 'em! Kuldeep is on a hat-trick... Kuldeep bowls a lovely tossed up ball around off, turning back in, Sodhi fails to read the variation, goes back and across to work it around but misses. It spins down to disturb the leg stump and Yadav roars in delight.

Ish Sodhi is in next.

30.4
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, OUT! The last recognized batsman bites the dust! Kuldeep gives it a good toss and lands it full around off, Henry Nicholls advances down the track for a big shot across the line. It takes the top edge and goes into the safe hands of Shami at backward point. End is nigh for the Black Caps.
30.3
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Nicholls has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
30.2
1
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Full and wide outside off, Bracewell goes hard at it and hits it over mid off. Not carrying to the fielder in the deep. They cross.
30.1
0
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Full flighted and outside off, spinning away, Doug pushes it with an angled bat to point.
29.6
0
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Leans forward to a full ball and pushes it to the left of the bowler. Chahal moves across swiftly and makes the stop. Dot ball to end an 8-run over.
29.5
1
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Slower through the air, short and spinning away, Bracewell gets back and cuts it through covers for one.
29.4
0
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
29.3
4
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, FOUR! That's a cracking shot! Chahal tosses it up in the air and it drifts on middle, Bracewell rushes down the track and powers it over mid on for a boundary.
29.2
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Full and floated on off, Henry advances down the track and pushes it back. A bit uppish but probably doesn't carry to the bowler.
29.1
2
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Loopy and full around leg, it's swept towards long leg and straightaway calls for two. Completes it with ease.

Yuzvendra Chahal is back on.

28.6
0
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
28.5
0
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Shortish and on off, punched to covers.
28.4
0
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Strides forward to a full ball and pushes it back.
28.3
0
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Stays back to hit it through point but misses.
28.2
0
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Floated on off, Bracewell leans forward and defends it off the inner half of his bat.
28.1
1
K Yadav to H Nicholls, What happened there? Jadhav seems to have lost the ball in the floodlights. Tossed up ball around off, Nicholls stretches forward and chips it over mid off. Jadhav takes a start across to his left in the deep but then stops. It falls well in front of him and they cross for a run. Sun in the eyes, floodlights in the eyes... Too tough!
27.6
4
M Shami to D Bracewell, FOUR! Wrong line, serves it on the pads of the batsman and Bracewell flicks it through square leg for a boundary. 10 from the over but runs are not an issue at the moment (RRR is around 8) for New Zealand, wickets are.
27.5
1
M Shami to H Nicholls, Henry opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
27.4
0
M Shami to H Nicholls, Appeal for an lbw! Back of a length ball around middle, skidding in off the surface, Nicholls fails to work it around and is hit on the back leg. Too high? Maybe.
27.3
4
M Shami to H Nicholls, FOUR! Short in length and angling into the batsman, Nicholls stands back and pulls it down to fine leg for a boundary. He will continue to fight.
27.2
1
M Shami to D Bracewell, The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
27.1
0
M Shami to D Bracewell, Full in length outside off, pushed to covers.

Doug Bracewell is the new batsman.

26.6
0
K Yadav to de Grandhomme, OUT! Bye bye Colin de Grandhomme! Kuldeep hurls across a flighted full ball outside off, turning away, de Grandhomme kneels down for a big slog sweep but it takes the top edge and balloons towards deep mid-wicket. Rayudu settles underneath it near the fence and takes the skier safely. He loses his balance a bit but does well to stay well away from the boundary line. Kuldeep has two and India are all over New Zealand like a rash.
26.5
0
K Yadav to de Grandhomme, Shout for an lbw! Nothing doing. Loopy ball around leg, de Grandhomme tries sweeping but misses. He is hit on the pads, they appeal but it pitched outside leg.
26.4
0
K Yadav to de Grandhomme, Colin has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
26.3
0
K Yadav to de Grandhomme, Flighted around middle, driven back to the bowler.
26.2
2
K Yadav to de Grandhomme, Fine stop in the deep! Tossed up ball on middle, de Grandhomme heaves it over the mid-wicket region and Jadhav in the deep makes a lovely diving stop. Two runs saved.
26.1
0
K Yadav to de Grandhomme, Loopy and full around off, it's pushed off the front foot to extra cover.
25.6
0
M Shami to H Nicholls, Landed outside off, Nicholls looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
25.5
0
M Shami to H Nicholls, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
25.4
0
M Shami to H Nicholls, Outside off, Henry looks to tap and run to the off side but the bowler quickly gets across and stops the ball.
25.3
4
M Shami to H Nicholls, FOUR! Cracking shot, just using the pace of the bowler. It was short, it was wide and then cut nicely. Very fast outfield, smallish ground, save your legs.
25.2
0
M Shami to H Nicholls, A bouncer on middle, ducked under.
25.1
2
M Shami to H Nicholls, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a couple.
24.6
0
K Yadav to de Grandhomme, Too close to cut around off, Colin still attempts and fails to connect. Fantastic over.
24.5
1
K Yadav to H Nicholls, A googly, not picked by Henry as he tries to drive but it takes the inside edge and rolls in the gap at square leg. One run taken.
24.4
1
K Yadav to de Grandhomme, Kuldeep drops a toughie in his followthrough! Full floated on middle, de Grandhomme drives it back uppishly and Yadav throws himself in the air to his left. It brushes his left hand and then deflects onto Nicholls pads. It ricochets behind and they cross for a run.

Colin de Grandhomme is the new batsman.

24.3
0
K Yadav to Tom Latham, OUT! The magician hunts down Latham! Great flight on this one. Generously tossed up around middle and tempts the batsman to go after it. Tom initially looks to sweep but finding it to be dipping in, he walks forward with his flick shot. Fails to connect and it hit him on the back pad. The appeal is made and the finger goes up immediately. Also, Latham was outside his crease as the fielder at slip picks up the ball and throws it onto the stumps. Latham walks up to his partner and then decides to go. Probably he knew that anyway he was run out. Half the side is back in the hut, 189 needed off 153 balls. The Kiwis are under the pump.
24.2
2
K Yadav to Tom Latham, Tossed up ball around leg, swept down to fine leg for a couple of runs.
24.1
0
K Yadav to Tom Latham, Beaten! Loopy full ball on off, turning away, Latham should have been forward to this but decides to go back and play inside the line. It whizzes past the outside edge.
23.6
1
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 11 from the over.
23.5
6
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, SIX! Slower through the air but the length is on the shorter. It gives Latham ample time to go back and power his shot over mid-wicket. It has gone all the way, a much-needed boundary for the Kiwis.
23.4
1
K Jadhav to H Nicholls, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
23.3
1
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, Drags his length short and it's pulled down to wide long on for a single.
23.2
1
K Jadhav to H Nicholls, Short again, outside off, cut through point for a run.
23.1
1
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, Short and on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for one.
22.6
1
K Yadav to Tom Latham, Forces it off his back foot to covers where Jadhav misfields and allows a run. The bowler is not happy.
22.5
0
K Yadav to Tom Latham, Shout for an lbw! Not given. Tossed up ball on off, Latham tries to sweep but misses. He is rapped on the back pad, they appeal but umpire Llong shakes his head. Turning away and would have probably missed the stumps. Also, the impact looked outside off.
22.4
1
K Yadav to H Nicholls, A touch short and on off, Nicholls goes deep inside the crease and cuts it through cover-point for a run.
22.3
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Floated one on middle, driven back to the bowler.
22.2
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Loopy and landing full on off, Henry defends it off his front foot.
22.1
1
K Yadav to Tom Latham, Full and on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
21.6
2
K Jadhav to H Nicholls, Quicker one, Nicholls keeps it out off the inner half to square leg and crosses. The throw misses the stumps at the bowler's end and they take another run.
21.5
0
K Jadhav to H Nicholls, Flatter and outside off, angling in, Henry sticks back and pushes it out to covers.
21.4
0
K Jadhav to H Nicholls, Width on offer outside off, Nicholls flashes and misses.
21.3
0
K Jadhav to H Nicholls, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.
21.2
0
K Jadhav to H Nicholls, Goes on the back foot and taps it down on the leg side.
21.1
1
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, Fetches a full ball from outside off and sweeps it through square leg for a run.
20.6
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Flatter again, around off and turning back in, Henry goes back and mistimes his shot back to the bowler once more.
20.5
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Fires in a flatter one on middle, Nicholls digs it out back to the bowler.
20.4
0
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
20.3
2
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Short and wide outside off, punched to deep cover for a couple.
20.2
1
K Yadav to Tom Latham, Loopy and on middle, Latham gets back and eases it to deep square leg for one.
20.1
1
K Yadav to H Nicholls, Flighted full ball on middle, flicked through square leg for a run.

Time for Kuldeep Yadav's chinaman deliveries.

19.6
0
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
19.5
1
K Jadhav to H Nicholls, Outside off, punched past the bowler towards long on for a run.
19.4
0
K Jadhav to H Nicholls, Whoa! What was that? Drift? Leg spin? Mystery bowling from Jadhav. He tosses this wide outside off and Nicholls thinks that it will be a wide, considering that he is an offie). But instead it spins back inside the line!
19.3
1
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, Goes back and works it through the leg side for a single.
19.2
0
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
19.1
0
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, Full and down the leg side, swept straight to short fine leg.
18.6
1
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Another flick, another run.
18.5
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, The batsman plays a sweep shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
18.4
0
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Around off, punched towards cover.
18.3
1
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.
18.2
4
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, FOUR! Full and down the leg side, swept fine for a boundary!
18.1
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Full and outside off, eased through mid on for a single.
17.6
0
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, Ball hits the batsman low on the pads.
17.5
0
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, Around off, punched off the back foot.
17.4
2
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, Driven towards the mid off region. They manage to come back for the second.
17.3
1
K Jadhav to H Nicholls, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
17.2
0
K Jadhav to H Nicholls, Outside off, stays low, Nicholls looks to cut but misses.

Henry Nicholls walks out. Another left-hander. Kedar is going to have a good time...

17.1
0
K Jadhav to R Taylor, OUT! Yes. You guessed it right. Normally when Dhoni is confident, the batsman isn't. Taylor has to go. That is yet another brilliant glovework from the man from Jharkhand. Kedar Jadhav has struck and guess when? (When Scott Styris comes on air - for those who remember his jibe when New Zealand visited India last). Massive blow to the hosts and perhaps that might be the end of the run chase for them. Full and outside off, Taylor lunges to defend but misses. His back foot goes up in the air slightly and that is enough for MSD. Whips off the bails in that flash of an instant. Talk about Formula 1 Drivers taking a quick turn on a kerb. Or MotoGP bikers going low on a turn. That is fast. This is superquick. But not the third umpire. The stumping appeal is referred upstairs and one sees the result in the very first replay. But numerous replays are seen before eventually, OUT is displayed on the giant screen.

Is that a stumping? Dhoni looks confident. And normally when he does...

16.6
0
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
16.5
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, 100 UP FOR NEW ZEALAND. 225 more needed from 199 balls. Outside off, pushed down to long on for one.
16.4
1
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Comes down the track and works it through square leg for a run.
16.3
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Around off, worked through the leg side for a single.
16.2
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Around off, Rosco looked to defend but got a thick inside edge onto his pads.
16.1
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Landed outside off, pushed towards cover.
15.6
0
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
15.5
4
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, FOUR! Outstanding timing! A touch short, around middle, Latham helps it through mid-wicket. Initially the ball goes slowly but then suddenly picks up speed, rocketing away.
15.4
1
K Jadhav to R Taylor, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for one.
15.3
1
K Jadhav to Tom Latham, Outside off, dabbed through point for a run.
15.2
1
K Jadhav to R Taylor, Outside off, eased through the covers for a single.
15.1
2
K Jadhav to R Taylor, Full and around middle, paddled through fine leg for a couple.
14.6
0
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Full and around off, watchfully defended. 4 runs and a wicket from the over, Chahal's figures read 3-0-11-1.
14.5
0
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
14.4
0
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Goes back in his crease and blocks.
14.3
4
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, FOUR! Full and down the leg side, swept fine for a boundary!
14.2
0
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

Tom Latham comes in at number 5, replacing Munro.

14.1
0
Y Chahal to C Munro, OUT! LBW! Certain shots are subject to risks. One should always keep that in mind and read the ball carefully before investing in that stroke. Full and outside off, Munro looks to play the switch hit, but misses. Is hit on the tummy with the ball spinning in and umpire Nigel does not take long to raise his finger. Munro walks across to Taylor to chat about the review but agrees that it will be a waste. Hawk Eye confirms. Now, a bit of a debate from the on-air commentators. Mike Hesson says, Munro changed his position and became a right-hander. So does not that become PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG? But then, rules are made for conventional strokes. The Kiwis in big trouble now, need 241 more from 215 balls.
13.6
4
K Jadhav to R Taylor, FOUR! Bad ball to end an interesting over. Short and outside off, Taylor rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary!
13.5
1
K Jadhav to C Munro, Punches this down to long off for a single.
13.4
0
K Jadhav to C Munro, 'This is below sea level', pips Sunny Gavaskar on air. Delivered by that action, Malinga-like, Colin looked to defend but missed and got hit on the pads, with an inside edge.
13.3
1
K Jadhav to R Taylor, 'BAHUT BADHIYA, YEH KYA HAI?' asks Dhoni. An attempted leg spinner from Jadhav perhaps. It lands short, comes after a year to Taylor who is ready to pull but has to wait. Adjusts and pulls it towards long on for a single.
13.2
0
K Jadhav to R Taylor, Lovely drift, outside off, it is an off spinner, Taylor looks to punch but the ball seams away and beats the outside edge.
13.1
1
K Jadhav to C Munro, Short and outside off, punched through the covers for a single.

Kedar Jadhav time. Finishes his over in about 2-2.5 minutes...

12.6
1
Y Chahal to C Munro, Down the leg side, helped through square leg for one more.
12.5
0
Y Chahal to C Munro, Landed outside off, Munro looks to punch it through the off side but is cramped for room due to the turn. Mistimes his punch towards cover.
12.4
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
12.3
1
Y Chahal to C Munro, Full and outside off, the wrong 'un, eased through the covers for one.
12.2
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Outside off, punched down to long off for a run.

Meanwhile, at the 'Gabba in Brisbane, Australia have just trounced Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs. That day-night Test match barely lasted 8 sessions. Confidence-booster for Australia but this is against a Lankan side which was walloped by New Zealand not too long ago.

12.1
1
Y Chahal to C Munro, Full and outside off, pushed through mid off for a single.
11.6
4
V Shankar to R Taylor, FOUR! Full and down the leg side, Taylor flicks it towards the fine leg fence.
11.5
0
V Shankar to R Taylor, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
11.4
1
V Shankar to C Munro, Full and outside off, pretty wide, Munro reaches out to drive but gets a thick bottom edge towards third man. One run taken.
11.3
1
V Shankar to R Taylor, Landed outside off, dabbed towards third man for a run.
11.2
1
V Shankar to C Munro, Full and outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
11.1
0
V Shankar to C Munro, On a good length around off, watchfully defended.
10.6
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
10.5
1
Y Chahal to C Munro, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
10.4
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Short and outside off, Taylor cuts it towards short third man where Vijay Shankar quickly gets across to his left but fumbles. A single taken.
10.3
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover.
10.2
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Around middle, worked to the leg side.
10.1
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Full and outside off, pushed towards the bowler.

Powerplay 2 time. Field can relax a bit. A maximum of 4 fielders allowed outside the circle till the 40th over. Yuzvendra Chahal, as expected, is into the attack.

9.6
0
V Shankar to C Munro, Short and wide outside off, cut straight to ball. Dot ball to end a 10-run over. 63/2 in Powerplay 1!
9.5
4
V Shankar to C Munro, FOUR! Shankar doesn't have pace. Munro knows it. He advances down the track and takes on the shorter delivery. Powers his pull across the line and beats the mid on fielder for a boundary. Colin will be feeling a lot better now after playing out a maiden in the last over.
9.4
4
V Shankar to C Munro, FOUR! Risky but gets away with it! A touch short and around off, Munro swings his bat across the line and drags it off the bottom half of his blade. It was a bit uppish but wide of the short mid-wicket fielder.
9.3
1
V Shankar to R Taylor, Serves one on the pads, Taylor tickles it through square leg and collects a run.
9.2
0
V Shankar to R Taylor, Full and angling in on middle, Rosco flicks it on the leg side but finds mid-wicket.
9.2
0
V Shankar to R Taylor, Wide! A gentle delivery down the leg side, Taylor leaves it alone.

Chahal is seen warming up. Signs that he will be on soon.

9.1
0
V Shankar to R Taylor, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region.

Vijay Shankar is introduced into the attack.

8.6
0
B Kumar to C Munro, A 20-run over followed by a maiden. It's all about bowling in partnerships. A touch short in off, Munro punches it from the crease to covers.
8.5
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Full and straight, wicket to wicket line, Munro pushes it down from the crease to mid off.
8.4
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Yet another flick shot played off the pads but once again the mid-wicket fielder makes the stop.
8.3
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Straighter in line, helped on the leg side but straight to mid-wicket.
8.2
0
B Kumar to C Munro, On a length around off, defended off the back foot.
8.1
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
7.6
2
M Shami to R Taylor, Shortish and on middle, Taylor glances it through square leg for a couple. Eventful over.

Ross Taylor arrives in the middle. 274 needed off 253 balls.

7.5
0
M Shami to K Williamson, OUT! Cricket is a great leveller. One moment Kane was dominating the bowler - 6, 6, 4, 2 and another moment he got dominated by Shami. It's all about holding your patience and keep trying. Another delivery just outside off, a shade on the shorter side, Williamson tries forcing it through the off side but it takes the inside edge and cannons onto the stumps. Kane has to leave. A big breakthrough for India. He was looking good in his short stay. Not a bad bargain, giving 18 runs to him and then taking his wicket.
7.4
2
M Shami to K Williamson, Flicks it off his pads over square leg for a couple of runs. 50 up for New Zealand!
7.3
4
M Shami to K Williamson, FOUR! Runs coming thick and fast now! Width on offer outside off, Kane latches onto it and whacks it through point for a cracking boundary.
7.2
6
M Shami to K Williamson, SIX! Action replay of the previous shot. Williamson knows how much it will bounce on this surface. After all this is his home soil. Rides the bounce and sends it packing over fine leg for a maximum.
7.1
6
M Shami to K Williamson, SIX! Fine shot! Shami digs in a short delivery around off, Williamson swivels on the back foot and pulls it powerfully over fine leg for a biggie. He hit that into the breeze but still had enough to clear the fence.
6.6
1
B Kumar to K Williamson, Straighter in line, Kane helps it gently at mid-wicket and keeps strike with himself.
6.5
0
B Kumar to K Williamson, Lands it on a length and outside off, Williamson tries to play his pet shot, that is a dab down to third man. But the Indian captain and bowler have done their homework. There is a gully in place to cut it off.
6.4
1
B Kumar to C Munro, Stays back to punch it towards mid off for one.
6.3
6
B Kumar to C Munro, SIX! This has gone the distance! Kumar alters his length and goes short around leg, Munro tries to pull but it gathers the top edge and flies all the way over fine leg for a biggie. First of the innings.
6.2
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Good tight bowling. Keeping around leg and getting to move towards off, Munro stays on the back foot and pushes it off the outer half to point.
6.1
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Full and around leg, defended back with a straight bat.
5.6
1
M Shami to C Munro, Poor delivery and Munro will be disappointed not to fetch a boundary off it. Full and sliding down the leg side, Colin heaves it through square leg but the placement is not fine enough. The deep mid-wicket fielder cuts it off and only a run results.
5.5
0
M Shami to C Munro, Shami speeds in from 'round the wicket and lands it on a good length outside off, Colin pushes it from the crease to point.

Fine leg comes up, square leg drops back.

5.4
1
M Shami to K Williamson, Back of a length ball on off, Williamson glances it through backward square leg and cross for a run. Wants the second also but seeing the fine leg fielder charging to the ball, he aborts it.
5.3
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Rises on his back foot and punches a shortish ball to covers.
5.2
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
5.1
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson defends it off his back foot.

Kane Williamson walks in at number 3, replacing Guptill.

4.6
0
B Kumar to M Guptill, OUT! Caught at third man. Short ball does the trick here for Kumar. He dishes it outside off and Guptill stands back to play the ramp shot. Times it well but not well enough to take it over the fielder in the deep. Chahal does well to hang onto the catch after juggling a bit initially. 302 needed off 270 balls.
4.5
0
B Kumar to M Guptill, A touch short and around off, Martin is on the back foot as he punches it towards mid-wicket.
4.4
1
B Kumar to C Munro, Good length delivery on the pads, it's helped through square leg for one.
4.3
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Lands it on a length around leg, Munro is forward as he pushes it to extra cover.
4.3
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Wide! Shortish and down the leg side, Munro loses his patience, goes hard at it with a big swing of his bat but fails to connect.
4.2
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Digs in a bouncer around middle, Colin tries to pull but it goes over his bat. Nearly kissed his gloves.
4.1
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Fractionally short and on middle, Munro gets behind the line and pushes it to covers.
3.6
0
M Shami to M Guptill, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
3.5
2
M Shami to M Guptill, A length ball on middle, Guptill flicks it through mid-wicket and it's chased down in the deep for a couple.
3.4
0
M Shami to M Guptill, A nicely bowled bouncer, well-directed, Guptill sways away from the line.
3.3
0
M Shami to M Guptill, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
3.2
0
M Shami to M Guptill, Good length ball on off, defended off the back foot.
3.1
0
M Shami to M Guptill, Edged but safe! Shami lures Guptill into a cover drive but it moves away a bit to catch the outside edge. The ball falls in front of Rohit at first slip. Martin living dangerously at the moment.
2.6
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. Eventful over, 9 runs and a dropped catch from it!
2.5
1
B Kumar to M Guptill, DROPPED BY DHONI! Shortish and outside off, Guptill gets back to punch it through the line but it flies off the outside edge and Dhoni tries to catch it with a dive to his right. Fails to grab with one hand and parries it to third man for one.
2.4
4
B Kumar to M Guptill, FOUR! That's hit right out of the screws! Bhuvi angles in a length ball on middle, Guptill picks it off his pads and lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. There is a sweeper in the deep but he can only retrieve it from the rope.
2.3
4
B Kumar to M Guptill, Inside edge... FOUR! Lucky for Guptill. Could have easily dragged it on. Need that fortune early in your innings. Full and outside off, Guptill tries to drive it through covers but it takes a thick inside edge, beats the stumps and hurries past short fine leg for a boundary.
2.2
0
B Kumar to M Guptill, Back of a length ball on off, Martin goes on the back foot and plays it down on the off side. Straight towards the cover fielder. Another dot ball, sixth in a row. Pressure mounting!
2.1
0
B Kumar to M Guptill, Kumar lands it full and outside off, Guptill presses forward and offers a straight bat in defense. Watchful.
1.6
0
M Shami to C Munro, Shami cuts down his length and lands it outside off, Munro tries punching but is not entirely on top of the bounce. As a result, it comes off the bottom edge and rolls to point.
1.5
0
M Shami to C Munro, Big shout for an lbw! Not given. Rightly so. Fuller in length and shaping back in from outside off, Munro goes hard at it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
1.4
0
M Shami to C Munro, On a good length and just outside off, Munro strides forward and defends it close to his body.
1.3
0
M Shami to C Munro, Back of a length delivery outside off, served from 'round the wicket, Munro strokes it off his back foot but finds the cover-point fielder.
1.2
1
M Shami to M Guptill, The line is too straight and Guptill nudges it to fine leg for a run.
1.1
2
M Shami to M Guptill, An overpitched ball on middle, flicked through mid-wicket and Chahal chased it from mid on. Two added to the total.

Mohammed Shami to operate with the second new ball.

0.6
4
B Kumar to C Munro, FOUR! 7 from the first over. Kumar offers width outside off and Munro needs no second invitation. He latches onto it and punches it through cover-point for a boundary.
0.5
2
B Kumar to C Munro, Drops it on a good length on middle, Munro turns it in the gap at mid-wicket and returns for the second run.
0.4
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Beaten! Clever change in pace. Bowls it in the 120s and lands it on a good length around middle, Munro is too early into his shot and misses.
0.3
0
B Kumar to C Munro, Too full and on off, at 138 kph, Munro digs it out in the direction of mid off.
0.2
0
B Kumar to C Munro, A good length ball on middle, Munro gets behind the line and pushes it to mid on.
0.1
1
B Kumar to M Guptill, Risky first run! Fullish and outside off, Guptill pushes it towards mid off and scampers across for a quick run. Rayudu has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Direct hit would have consumed Martin.

Back for the run chase. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are the Kiwi openers. The former is on strike and will face Bhuvneshwar Kumar first up...