India in New Zealand, 3 ODI Series, 2020

New Zealand vs India - 2nd ODI

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

Date & Time: 08 February 2020

India 251/10

RR: 5.17 | New Zealand beat India by 22 runs

commentary

That ends a nerve-wracking game. A fine way to end your Saturday evening, eh? There is one more match left in this series. We head back to Mount Maunganui where the 5th T20I was played. The third and final ODI will be played on Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 at 3 pm local (0200 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

New Zealand skipper, Tom Latham, says that it's a great victory today. Mentions that in the last match the batsmen won them the game and today the bowlers did the job. Tells that it's always a funny wicket and sometimes 270 looks like 290 if you pick early wickets so he was okay with the total. Adds that the way his bowlers kept picking wickets throughout was really pleasing but he was never satisfied till the last wicket went down. On Luke Ronchi coming out to field, Latham replies that it was just about juggling as Tim Southee was not feeling well. Praises Kyle Jamieson for his debut game. States that winning 3-0 will be great but he wants to keep his fingers crossed.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, starts by saying that it's been two pretty good games and it's good to watch for the fans. Is happy with the way they finished after the top order flopped. Admits they gave away too many runs at the backend of the first innings. Praises the batting efforts of Jadeja, Saini and Iyer. States that it's a big revelation for them to see the kind of fightback shown by the lower order. Tells that they have nothing to lose now and can play expressive cricket that they are known to play and might hand out chances to some fringe players. Shares that there were no messages sent to Saini and Jadeja and they were following their instincts as Kohli feels that sometimes it confuses the minds of the batsmen. Also adds that the team wanted them to take their own decisions. Is pleased with the fightback shown by the lower order which also gives confidence to the middle and top order batsmen.

KYLE JAMIESON IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH! The debutant says that it's a bit of a high at the moment and he is trying to sink in the feeling. Tells that it was nice to contribute with the bat and the ball. On the batting plans, it was just to try and stay there till the end. Adds that he felt relieved after getting a wicket in his first over. On the difference that international cricket brings, Kyle mentions that it's quite high intensity with a big crowd watching.

Coming to the bowling. Who lost their nerves more? Guess, India. They had the innings under control but just could not hit the yorker mark consistently at the death. Chahal took a 3-fer while Thakur got a couple. New Zealand were well on top till the 31st over but they nearly found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. All bowlers contributed but the ones who did most of the damage were Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee. The debutant took the first wicket and also broke the 8th wicket stand to get rid of Saini, ending India's hopes while Southee dismissed Kohli and Jadhav, not allowing the middle order to fire. Please stay tuned for the presentation.

Nothing is over till it is really over. Jadeja and Saini proved that. Navdeep Saini proved to be the surprise package, as initially he took his time but then started to cut loose. He took on Colin de Grandhomme in the 44th over, smashing the bowler for three boundaries and getting India back in the run chase. Jadeja and Saini added 76 for the 8th wicket and almost took India home.

Surely 274 was not a big target on a small ground for the Indians. But it did seem like the pitch got a bit on the slower side. The visitors lost their openers cheaply and then when the floodlights took full effect, batting looked to be getting difficult. The middle order was blown away and all of a sudden, the tourists found themselves 153/7, needing 121 from 113 balls.

Let us start from how it all began. New Zealand started brilliantly after being asked to bat first and were 142/1 in the 27th over before collapsing to 197/8 in the 42nd. But Ross Taylor found an able partner in debutant Kyle Jamieson as the duo added an unbeaten 76 for the 9th wicket in 51 balls, taking the team total close to 275.

How did this match reach here? We were all looking at New Zealand 200 all out. Naah... debutant Kyle Jamieson had a different say. And then, with India reeling at 153/7, we thought it was game over. But Saini and Jadeja fought almost till the end - nearly taking their team over the line.

Phew! We get another humdinger. New Zealand and India games. Will they cease causing heart attacks? But what a game. A match of the fightbacks.

48.3
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, OUT! Jadeja holes out. NEW ZEALAND TAKE THE SERIES! Neesham fails to land his attempted yorker and it's a low full toss outside off. Jadeja lines up for a big shot over long off but fails to pump it over the fielder. It falls straight down de Grandhomme's throat in the deep and NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 22 RUNS!
48.2
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, That's flirting with the tramline! A full toss this time by Neesham, outside off, Jadeja swings his bat across the line but misses.
48.1
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Mishit! Neesham fires in a very full ball outside off, Jadeja winds up for a big shot but it takes the toe end of his bat and rolls in front of the keeper.
47.6
0
H Bennett to J Bumrah, A yorker around leg, Bumrah digs it out on the leg side. 23 needed off 12 balls and Jadeja should take it on himself now to finish this match.

Jasprit Bumrah is the last man in.

47.5
1
H Bennett to R Jadeja, OUT! Chahal is found short! A total mix-up but Jadeja is not at fault at all. Full and wide outside off, Jadeja squeezes this through the covers. He takes the single and is happy with it. There is a slight misfield and Chahal senses that opportunity to come back for the second. But Jadeja puts his hand out and clearly yells NO. Chahal does not hear that and is halfway down the track. He has to return and by that time, Neesham returns a good throw to Latham who whips the bails off. The square leg umpire does not even refer it upstairs. Replays show that it was a close call but Chahal was short. He smiles.
47.4
2
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Too full in length on middle, Jadeja drives it straight back and Bennett fails to stop it in his followthrough. They complete a single and Chahal shows good awareness in turning for the second in time. They have gathered two in total.
47.4
0
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Wide! Bennett senses the batsman moving back to create room and bowls it way wide outside off. It's also outside the tramline as Jadeja reaches out and misses. The umpire stretches his arms.
47.3
1
H Bennett to Y Chahal, Yet another very full ball by Bennett. It's right in the line of the stumps and Chahal goes hard at it. The ball takes the inner half and rolls through square leg for one.
47.2
0
H Bennett to Y Chahal, Swing and a miss! Bennett offers width outside off, Chahal throws his bat at it but misses.
47.1
0
H Bennett to Y Chahal, Spears in a very full ball on middle, Chahal defends it back to the bowler. That's more the line and length they should be bowling, particularly to the tail-enders.
46.6
1
K Jamieson to Y Chahal, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 28 needed off 18 balls.
46.5
4
K Jamieson to Y Chahal, FOUR! Jamieson is not smart with his plans here. Bangs in a short ball outside off, Chahal picks it and cleverly tries to ramp it down to third man. The ball flies off the outside edge down to third man for a boundary. India are smelling a come from behind victory!
46.4
2
K Jamieson to Y Chahal, What a shot and what a stop in the deep! Short in length and outside off, Chahal plays a controlled pull shot over mid-wicket. It's destined to go to the fence but Chapman comes haring across to his left, dives full length and pulls it back just before the fencing. Saves two.
46.3
1
K Jamieson to R Jadeja, Smart bowling by Jamieson! He follows the batsman down the leg side with a short of a length ball. Jadeja fails to work it away and is hit on the thigh pad. They collect a leg bye.
46.2
2
K Jamieson to R Jadeja, Great running between the wickets yet again! A smart shot as well. Jamieson lands it on a length close to off, Jadeja helps it with gentle hands to mid-wicket and scampers back for the second run as the bowler himself gives the chase. Jamieson slides near the edge of the circle to field the ball and then has a shy at the bowler's end. But no harm done. FIFTY FOR JADEJA! Sir brandishes his bat like a sword to celebrate it. The job is still not done though.
46.1
2
K Jamieson to R Jadeja, Short in length around middle, Jadeja turns it through square leg and rushes back for the second run. Good running between the wickets once again.
45.6
1
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Full and wide outside off, squeezed through the covers for one more.
45.5
1
H Bennett to Y Chahal, ANOTHER RUN OUT MISSED. Full and outside off, Chahal drives it towards mid off and takes off for the single. Colin de Grandhomme charges to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. Misses. Had he hit, Chahal was a goner. The fielder from mid-wicket misses the throw while backup and there are more runs available as fine leg has to get to the ball. Jadeja charges back for the overthrow but Chahal has backed up too far and cannot return!
45.4
1
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Landed outside off, tapped towards point for a run.
45.3
1
H Bennett to Y Chahal, RUN OUT MISSED! Jadeja was a goner. Taylor fumbles under pressure. A length ball outside off, Chahal taps it towards point and sets off for a single. Jadeja knows it is a suicidal call and gives up halfway. But Taylor, in a hurry to release the ball, fumbles and misfires a bad throw. Well away even from the man who has come to backup the throw at the striker's end.
45.2
0
H Bennett to Y Chahal, A length ball outside off, Chahal swings but misses.
45.1
1
H Bennett to R Jadeja, A short ball, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Hamish Bennett is back on. 7-0-48-2 so far.

44.6
0
K Jamieson to Y Chahal, Around off, watchfully defended. End of a successful over for New Zealand. But they find themselves in the scenario where they were multiple times in the T20Is. Will this be another choke?
44.5
0
K Jamieson to Y Chahal, A short ball, down the leg side, Chahal looks to heave but misses.
44.4
0
K Jamieson to Y Chahal, Landed outside off, short in length, played straight to point.

Yuzvendra Chahal walks in. How will Jadeja farm the strike?

44.3
0
K Jamieson to N Saini, OUT! BOWLED! Jamieson roars. The slower ball does the trick. This was not far from being sent out of the stadium. This is on a length and Saini is ready with his pull. But the slower ball comes on late and the bat swing is already completed by then. The ball skids on and hits the leg stump. End of a sensational stand of 76 in 80 balls. Saini departs for a wonderful 45 from 49 balls. Momentum with India now. 45 from 33 balls required.
44.2
6
K Jamieson to N Saini, SIX! PLUNDERED! How about that? You hit me for a six, I shall return the favour! A shorter ball, outside off, Saini backs away and slaps it over cover for half a dozen!
44.1
1
K Jamieson to R Jadeja, Shortish ball around middle, Jadeja backs away and guides it to deep point for a single.

Kyle Jamieson is back on.

43.6
0
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, NOT OUT! Easily missing leg. A full toss on middle and leg, Jadeja fails to flick and is rapped on the pads. They appeal but the umpire shows no interest. The batsmen have crossed for a leg bye. Now, the Kiwis take the referral. The replays roll in. Ultra Edge shows no involvement of bat and then the Ball Tracker shows it to be missing leg. 16 from the over and it spoils de Grandhomme's figures. He finished with 10-1-54-2!

Big moment in the match! There is an lbw appeal against Ravindra Jadeja. The umpire has turned it down and the Black Caps have referred it. Missing leg, shows the Ball Tracker! The 68-run stand can continue...

43.5
1
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Short ball on middle, Saini pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
43.4
4
de Grandhomme to N Saini, FOUR! Innovation now! Saini showing that he can also bat. He anticipates a length ball in the line of the stumps and shuffles across to unfurl a paddle shot. Does really well to connect and lofts it down to fine leg for a boundary.
43.3
4
de Grandhomme to N Saini, FOUR! Wow. This shot will impress one and all. Classy shot! Fractionally short in length and outside off, Saini eases himself on the back foot and steers it through the gap between backward point and short third man.
43.3
0
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Wide! A touch short in length and down the leg side, Saini tries to swing it over square leg but misses.
43.2
4
de Grandhomme to N Saini, FOUR! Smashed away! A gentle length delivery outside off, Saini hangs back inside the crease and pumps it over extra cover for a boundary. There is a big wide smile on his face.
43.1
1
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, On a length and around off, Jadeja plays it down from the crease to backward point for a single.
42.6
0
J Neesham to N Saini, Bouncer around off, Saini tries hooking but misses. 68 needed off 42 balls.
42.5
0
J Neesham to N Saini, Once again Saini swings his bat at a shortish ball outside off and misses.
42.4
0
J Neesham to N Saini, SWING AND A MISS! Full delivery outside off, Saini looks to heave it away to the leg side. He misses and the ball goes into the mitts of the keeper. There was a noise as the ball went past the bat but nobody seemed interested in an appeal.
42.3
0
J Neesham to N Saini, Some chin music for the batsman, Saini lets that bouncer through to the wicket-keeper.
42.2
1
J Neesham to R Jadeja, A touch short and around off, Jadeja mistimes his cut to point and crosses for one.
42.1
1
J Neesham to N Saini, Fuller length ball around off, Saini drills his drive to mid off and runs across to the other end. Neesham fumbles while picking up the ball and hence the run becomes easy.
41.6
1
de Grandhomme to N Saini, A full toss on middle, Saini forces it down to long on for one. 70 needed off 8 overs.
41.5
1
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, 50-run stand comes up! Short in length and on middle, Jadeja pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
41.4
0
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, Play and a miss! Too full in length outside off, Jadeja pushes at it and misses.
41.3
2
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, Wrong end! Short delivery on middle, Jadeja works it towards square leg and calls Saini for a couple straightaway. De Grandhomme chases after it and then slides. He throws it to the bowler's end but probably, he should have gone to the keeper's end. Two taken easily.
41.2
1
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Fuller in length outside off, driven down to long off. A single to bring up 200 for India!
41.1
2
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Starts his new spell with a slower short ball outside off, Saini waits and slams it over point. It drops safely in the deep and they collect a couple.

Colin de Grandhomme is back on. 8-1-32-2 are his figures so far.

40.6
1
J Neesham to N Saini, Full and outside off, Saini drives it through mid off for a run. 8 from the over!
40.5
0
J Neesham to N Saini, BEATEN! Fullish outside off, Saini looks to lift it over the off side but fails to get any bat on it.
40.4
6
J Neesham to N Saini, SIX! Hammered! Saini is enjoying himself out there. Short delivery outside off, Saini clears his front leg and hammers it over the deep point region for a maximum.
40.3
0
J Neesham to N Saini, Good length ball on off, Saini blocks it back from the crease.
40.2
1
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Back of a length delivery outside off, Jadeja runs it down to third man for a run.
40.1
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Good length ball on off, Jadeja dances down the track and looks to punch but it takes the bottom edge and the ball goes towards cover.

Powerplay 3 begins! A maximum of 5 fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the end. 85 needed for India in 60 balls. James Neesham returns in action again.

39.6
0
H Bennett to N Saini, Back of a length ball on off, Saini goes on his toes and taps it down to point.
39.5
0
H Bennett to N Saini, Swing and a miss! Full delivery outside off, Saini looks to heave it away but misses it again.
39.4
0
H Bennett to N Saini, BEATEN! Excellent delivery from Bennett! Good length delivery outside off, Saini looks to defend but fails to get any bat on it.
39.3
0
H Bennett to N Saini, BEATEN! Short delivery outside off, Saini looks to pull but misses it to get any bat on it.
39.2
1
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Jadeja plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
39.1
6
H Bennett to R Jadeja, SIX! Risky delivery with fine leg up! Short in length around middle and leg, Jadeja goes back to pull but fails to middle his shot. It flies off the top edge and clears the fence behind.

Hamish Bennett (6-0-41-2) is back on.

38.6
0
K Jamieson to N Saini, Back of a length ball close to off, Saini defends it from the crease.
38.5
0
K Jamieson to N Saini, Bumper! Saini does well to escort it with his eyes into the keeper's gloves.
38.4
0
K Jamieson to N Saini, Shortish delivery outside off, Saini makes a leave and it shoots off the surface. Latham jumps to collect it over his head.
38.3
1
K Jamieson to R Jadeja, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
38.2
1
K Jamieson to N Saini, Aerial but safe! Jamieson follows the batsman down the leg side with a shortish delivery. Saini pushes it back with a straight bat and it goes a bit aerial towards mid on. The batsmen cross.
38.1
1
K Jamieson to R Jadeja, Jamieson runs in and bowl a fuller length ball on middle, Jadeja flicks it past the mid-wicket fielder for a run.
37.6
1
J Neesham to R Jadeja, A touch short in length around off, Jadeja dabs it down to third man for the seventh run of this over.
37.5
1
J Neesham to N Saini, Fullish and on middle, Saini knocks it down to long on and gives the strike back to Jadeja.
37.4
1
J Neesham to R Jadeja, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
37.3
2
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Fuller length ball around off, Jadeja strokes it off his front foot to mid off and steals a single. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end and the back-up fielder fails to stop the ball. The batsmen cross for an overthrow as well.
37.2
0
J Neesham to N Saini, Neesham appeals unsuccessfully! He delivers a length ball on middle and leg, angling down, Saini tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to square leg and they cross. Neesham is appealing but the umpire turns it down and signals a leg bye.
37.1
1
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Fractionally short in length and close to off, Jadeja remains back-footed and runs it down to third man for a run.

Change of ends for James Neesham. 6-0-36-0 are his figures so far.

36.6
0
K Jamieson to N Saini, Good length ball on middle and off, Saini defends it from the back foot.

Ok... Luke Ronchi is on the field. He is the fielding coach for New Zealand. We hear that Mitchell Santner is down with a sore back while Scott Kuggeleijn is suffering from flu. And Kane Williamson is in the dressing room but perhaps not fit enough to field. No person left in the squad!

36.5
0
K Jamieson to N Saini, Swing and a miss! Short in length ball around off, Saini tries to pull but misses.
36.4
0
K Jamieson to N Saini, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
36.3
0
K Jamieson to N Saini, In the air... SAFE! A length ball around off, Saini pushes it aerially towards mid off and it falls in front of the fielder who is standing a bit deep inside the ring.
36.2
1
K Jamieson to R Jadeja, Direct hit and Navdeep would have been a goner! Back of a length ball on middle, Jadeja pulls it towards mid-wicket and scampers across. Saini responds but is slow off the blocks. Taylor misses his shy at the striker's end and Navdeep survives.
36.1
0
K Jamieson to R Jadeja, Back of a length delivery around off, Jadeja stays back and taps it down to point.

Debutant Kyle Jamieson (6-1-19-1) is back into the attack.

35.6
0
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Slower full toss on off, Saini waits for it and pushes it to the cover fielder.
35.5
1
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, Length ball on off, Jadeja looks to defend but it goes off the top half of the bat and towards mid on. The batters manage to take a single.
35.5
0
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, Wide! Full and angling down the leg side, Jadeja tries to flick but misses. A good take by Latham behind the wickets.
35.4
0
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, Stays back to a length ball and punches it towards mid-wicket.
35.3
1
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Full toss on middle and leg, Saini fails to make full use of it and just turns it through square leg for a single.
35.2
1
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, Fuller and on middle, Jadeja drives it down to long on for a run.
35.1
0
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, Colin de Grandhomme continues from 'round the wicket. Delivers a short ball close to off, Jadeja hangs back to cut but finds point.
34.6
0
J Neesham to N Saini, Slower delivery on off, Saini looks to lift it over long on but it takes the inside edge of the bat and hits the boot.
34.5
0
J Neesham to N Saini, Short in length around off, Saini leans back and allows it through.
34.4
0
J Neesham to N Saini, Sliding down the leg side, Saini helps it off his pads to short mid-wicket.
34.3
0
J Neesham to N Saini, Swing and a miss! Back of a length ball around off, Saini winds up for a big shot down the ground but it flies over his bat.
34.3
0
J Neesham to N Saini, Wide! Neesham tries to spear a length ball into the batsman but ends up serving it down the leg side. Saini makes a leave.
34.2
0
J Neesham to N Saini, Neesham replies with a bouncer around off, Saini stays inside the bounce and allows it through.
34.1
4
J Neesham to N Saini, FOUR! Well played, Mr Saini! Fullish outside off, Saini clears his front leg and then slices it towards the deep point fence for a boundary.
33.6
0
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, On the pads, Jadeja tickles it away but finds short fine leg.
33.5
0
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, Full and on middle, it is flicked towards mid-wicket where the fielder does well to stop.
33.4
1
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Slower short ball outside off, Thakur plays a mistimed square cut. He chops it down to the left of backward point and Jadeja calls him through for a single.
33.3
1
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, Short in length and outside off, Jadeja stays back and cuts it through backward point for a run.
33.2
1
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Angles in a good length ball on middle, Saini turns it in the gap at mid-wicket for a single.
33.1
0
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him.
32.6
1
J Neesham to N Saini, Length ball on middle, Saini works it towards the leg side for a single.
32.5
1
J Neesham to R Jadeja, On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
32.4
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Jadeja dances down the track and Neesham bangs in a short ball. 'Sir' looks to pull but misses.
32.3
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Full again, driven again but once more the man at short extra cover dives to his right to stop the ball.
32.2
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Full and outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.
32.1
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Full and outside off, pretty wide, left alone. Not wided. Perhaps it was inside the wide guideline.
31.6
4
de Grandhomme to N Saini, FOUR! Slammed down the ground! A length ball around off, Saini gets under the ball and tonks it towards long off to bag a boundary.
31.5
0
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Short in length this time, Navdeep flashes and misses.
31.4
0
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Play and a miss! A tempter outside off, Saini is drawn into a drive and gets beaten.
31.3
0
de Grandhomme to N Saini, A length ball on off, defended off the front foot by Saini.
31.2
0
de Grandhomme to N Saini, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

Navdeep Saini is the new batsman.

31.1
0
de Grandhomme to S Thakur, OUT! De Grandhomme strikes on the very first ball and New Zealand are just 3 wickets away from clinching the series. A length ball around off, it pitches and then comes back in nicely. Thakur looks to defend but misses. The ball kisses his pad and goes behind to disturb the woodwork behind. 121 required from 113 balls.

Colin de Grandhomme (5-1-21-1) returns in action.

Drinks break. New Zealand continue to roar in this match! They have the upper hand but these kinds of chases can slip away from your hands anytime. The Black Caps just cannot afford to relax as the current Indian pair is capable of hurting them. 121 needed off 114 balls.

30.6
1
J Neesham to S Thakur, Short and pulled behind square leg for a single. 10 from the over, the RRR ain't a problem for India, it's the wickets.
30.5
4
J Neesham to S Thakur, FOUR! Just a punch and it goes to the fence! Length ball on middle, Thakur punches it nicely and manages to do so over the man at mid on. Once the ball is past the fielder, it races away to the fence.
30.4
4
J Neesham to S Thakur, Slapped through the covers! Shortish and just outside off, Thakur backs away and slams it through the covers for a boundary.
30.3
1
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Jadeja steals a run yet again! He strokes a length ball in front of mid off and scampers across. Colin de Grandhomme attacks the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Jadeja would have been safely in anyway!
30.2
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Good length ball around middle and off, RJ defends it solidly from the back foot.
30.1
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Appeal for an lbw! Not given. A length ball around leg, Jadeja fails to flick and wears it on his pads. The bowler appeals but he is the only one doing so. The umpire shakes his head. Maybe pitching outside leg!
29.6
0
H Bennett to S Thakur, Shortish and on middle, Thakur defends it towards mid on to complete the over.
29.5
2
H Bennett to S Thakur, Stays back and punches it through the line. It's a bit aerial but wide of the diving cover fielder for a couple of runs.
29.4
1
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Steals a single! Jadeja gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it with soft hands towards mid on. He rushes to the other end as the fielder misses his shy there. Very quick running between the wickets!
29.3
1
H Bennett to S Thakur, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
29.2
0
H Bennett to S Thakur, Short and outside off, Thakur cuts it but finds point.
29.1
3
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Fuller length delivery around off, Jadeja gets on the front and drives it crisply through wide mid off. Jamieson gives the chase from the circle and dives forward at the last moment to pull it back in time. His knees also got jarred on the ground a bit but he is fit and fine. Three runs taken.
28.6
0
J Neesham to S Thakur, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
28.5
0
J Neesham to S Thakur, Fuller and on off, driven back to the bowler who picked it up and had a shy at the batsman's end. Thakur got in the way and Latham was seen appealing for obstructing the field. Nothing doing as far as the umpire is concerned.
28.4
4
J Neesham to S Thakur, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Full length ball around middle and leg, Thakur picks it off his pads and flicks it over mid-wicket. There is no protection in the deep and it runs away to the fence.
28.3
0
J Neesham to S Thakur, Shortish and around off, Thakur defends it from the back foot towards mid off.
28.2
1
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Another inside edge! Fuller length ball around off, Jadeja inside edges his attempted drive down to fine leg. A single is taken.
28.1
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Fullish ball around off, angling away, Jadeja gets forward to defend but it takes the inside edge and strikes him on the pads. It rolls near the surface and the point fielder quickly gets to it from point.
27.6
0
H Bennett to S Thakur, Good length ball on off, defended from the back foot. End of a successful over for Hamish!
27.5
2
H Bennett to S Thakur, Lovely timing and placement! Fullish and outside off, Shardul drives it through covers for a couple of runs.
27.4
0
H Bennett to S Thakur, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

Shardul Thakur is the new batsman. 145 needed off 136 balls.

27.3
0
H Bennett to S Iyer, OUT! Rash, very rash from Shreyas Iyer! He has thrown his wicket away soon after completing his half century. Bennett speeds in and delivers a shortish ball in the line of the stumps. Shreyas tries to invent a square cut by going deep inside the crease. It's not the delivery for that shot but he still goes for it. But since it's too close to his body, he fails to get the execution right. The ball takes a thick outside edge and flies straight into the gloves of Latham. The set batsman and probably the only hope for India departs. It was a good-looking knock but the ending is quite questionable. That attempted shot was completely needless.
27.2
4
H Bennett to S Iyer, FOUR! Fifty comes up for Shreyas Iyer and he continues to score runs for India! Back of a length delivery around off, Iyer stays back and opens the face of his bat at the last moment to guide it towards the third man fence. Responsible knock by him so far!
27.1
0
H Bennett to S Iyer, Good length ball close to off, Shreyas defends it from the back foot.
26.6
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.
26.5
2
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Fires in a full ball on middle, Jadeja flicks it to wide long on and collects a couple.
26.4
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Stays back to a length ball and punches it towards wide mid off.
26.4
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, FIVE WIDES! Loose delivery. Short and down the leg side, Jadeja fails to pull and Latham has no chance of stopping it either. A boundary results behind the stumps.
26.3
0
J Neesham to R Jadeja, Fine running between the wickets! Jadeja, in particular, is lightning quick. Fuller length delivery angling down the leg side, Jadeja tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads towards short fine leg and the batsmen cross. Latham attacks the ball and puts in a slide to collect it. Jadeja turns and goes for the second and completes it with ease as Latham's throw reaches the striker's end. There is a fielder who collects it to break the stumps but Ravindra is safely in.
26.2
4
J Neesham to R Jadeja, FOUR! Another streaky boundary from the bat of Jadeja. This time it's off the inside edge. Fuller length delivery outside off, Jadeja gets forward to drive but it catches the inside edge and beats the stumps by a whisker. After that it happily races away to fine leg.
26.1
1
J Neesham to S Iyer, Starts a new spell with a short delivery outside off, Shreyas stays back and steers it through backward point for a single.

Bowling change! James Neesham (1-0-2-0) replaces Southee from this end.

25.6
0
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Fractionally short in length around middle and off, Jadeja sticks to the back foot and taps it down towards short mid-wicket. The bowler himself collects it.
25.5
1
H Bennett to S Iyer, Back of a length ball around off, Iyer opens the face of his bat and glides it past the diving backward point fielder for one.
25.4
0
H Bennett to S Iyer, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
25.3
1
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Sharp single! A length ball close to off, Jadeja bunts it down towards mid off and steals a quick single. Jamieson has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Anyway, Jadeja was too quick.
25.2
1
H Bennett to S Iyer, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
25.1
0
H Bennett to S Iyer, Good length ball around off, Iyer defends it from the back foot to the off side.
24.6
0
Tim Southee to R Jadeja, The batsman defends it from within the crease towards short third man. 10-1-41-2, Tim Southee is done with the ball for the evening. Outstanding work by him!
24.5
4
Tim Southee to R Jadeja, EDGY FOUR! This time Jadeja connects albeit from the outside edge. Short in length and outside off, Jadeja throws his bat again at it and it flies off the outside edge over the slip cordon for a boundary.
24.4
0
Tim Southee to R Jadeja, Nearly edges it behind! Back of a length delivery around off, angling away from the batsman, Jadeja tries to give himself room and walks down the track a bit as well, however, he flashes and misses.
24.3
0
Tim Southee to R Jadeja, On a length and wide outside off, Jadeja shoulders arms.
24.2
0
Tim Southee to R Jadeja, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
24.1
0
Tim Southee to R Jadeja, On a length around off, Jadeja remains on the back foot in defense.
23.6
1
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Short and outside off, Jadeja camps back and guides it down to deep backward point for a run. Gets off the mark on the 11th ball he faced!
23.5
0
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Play and a miss! Width on offer outside off, Jadeja throws his bat at it but fails to connect. He is yet to open his account.
23.4
0
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
23.3
0
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Good length ball on middle and off, defended off the back foot.
23.2
0
H Bennett to R Jadeja, Fuller in length and outside off, Jadeja drives but finds the cover fielder.
23.1
1
H Bennett to S Iyer, Direct hit would have been curtains for Jadeja! What an outstanding piece of work by Guptill. Back of a length delivery outside off, Shreyas stays back and taps it down to the left of backward point. They attempt for a run and in the meantime, Guptill dives full length to his left to make a cracking stop inside the ring. From the same position, he back-flicks the ball, aiming at the stumps at the striker's end but misses. Jadeja was nowhere in the frame!

Hamish Bennett is back on. He has been expensive so far, going for 23 runs in his 2 overs. But he has a wicket to his name as well.

22.6
0
Tim Southee to R Jadeja, Pitches it up and outside off, Jadeja gets forward and slices his attempted drive towards point.
22.5
0
Tim Southee to R Jadeja, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
22.4
0
Tim Southee to R Jadeja, Good length delivery in the region outside off, Jadeja watches the line closely and makes a leave.
22.3
0
Tim Southee to R Jadeja, Short in length around off, Jadeja turns and pulls but finds mid on.
22.2
1
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Close, very close! A straighter delivery, on a fuller length, Iyer moves across the stumps and tickles it fine down the leg side for a run. Had he missed connecting, he would have been a plumb lbw candidate.
22.1
0
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Fuller length ball on middle and off, Shreyas moves behind the line and pushes it towards short mid-wicket.
21.6
0
de Grandhomme to R Jadeja, Around off on a length, Jadeja pushes it from the crease to covers. He looks for a run but is sent back.
21.5
1
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, Uses the angle of the bowler and flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
21.4
0
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it down safely.
21.3
4
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, FOUR! What a shot! He is classy batsman and this shot proves that! Fuller length ball on middle, Iyer takes his front leg forward and lifts it over wide mid on. The ball lands just short of the boundary line before crossing it. 100 up for India.
21.2
0
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, Good length delivery in the channel outside off, Shreyas allows it through.
21.1
0
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, Fuller length ball around off, Iyer gets on the front foot and drives it towards mid off. He is the lone man standing for India and all the hopes are pinned on his shoulders. 178 more needed with half the side in the hut.
20.6
0
Tim Southee to R Jadeja, Landed outside off, left alone.

Ravindra Jadeja walks in at number 7, replacing Kedar.

20.5
0
Tim Southee to K Jadhav, OUT! CAUGHT! There goes the 5th. Kedar cannot replicate his pyrotechnics. Full and wide outside off, this is right there in the slot and he goes hard at it. But he cannot quite get the elevation and finds Henry Nicholls at short extra cover. The good-looking stand is broken. India need 178 more from 175 balls.
20.4
0
Tim Southee to K Jadhav, Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.
20.3
0
Tim Southee to K Jadhav, On middle, flicked towards short mid-wicket.
20.2
0
Tim Southee to K Jadhav, Landed outside off, dabbed to short third man.
20.1
0
Tim Southee to K Jadhav, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
19.6
6
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, SIX! Clean as a whistle! A length ball outside off, Iyer lofts this through the line and lofts it over wide long off. 10 from the over. 178 more needed from 180 balls. The stand is worth 25 from 40 deliveries.
19.5
0
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, A bouncer on middle, Iyer sways away, watching the ball till the last moment.
19.4
1
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, On middle and leg, tucked through mid-wicket for another single.
19.3
1
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, Full on middle, tucked through mid-wicket for one more.
19.2
1
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, Down the leg side, helped towards fine leg for a run.
19.1
1
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, Landed outside off, played through point for a single.
18.6
1
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Around off, worked through mid-wicket for one more.
18.5
1
Tim Southee to K Jadhav, Full again, pushed to mid on for a quick single.
18.4
0
Tim Southee to K Jadhav, Full again, on middle, worked towards short mid-wicket.
18.3
0
Tim Southee to K Jadhav, Full and around off, Jadhav watches it carefully and defends.
18.2
0
Tim Southee to K Jadhav, Landed outside off, swinging away, watchfully left alone.
18.1
1
Tim Southee to S Iyer, On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

Tom Latham is desperate for a wicket. He realizes that India are looking to attack de Grandhomme and Neesham and are building a partnership. Tim Southee has been brought back on. 6-0-33-1 so far.

17.6
0
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, Well outside off, let through to the keeper this time.
17.5
0
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, That is a hack. Full and outside off, a touch wide, Jadhav throws his bat at it which is okay but there is no feet movement at all. Comfortably misses it.
17.4
0
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
17.3
4
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, FOUR! Down the ground. Full and around off, Jadhav hammers this straight past the bowler. Mid on puts in a fake dive to his left, being nowhere close to the ball, which races away to the long on fence.
17.2
0
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, Full and outside off, watchfully defended to the off side.
17.1
1
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, Full and outside off, swinging away, Jadhav gets across looks to whip but the ball takes the inner half of the bat and goes towards deep backward square leg. A single taken.
16.6
0
J Neesham to K Jadhav, Outside off, pushed towards point. Decent start from Jimmy. 2 runs off his first.
16.5
0
J Neesham to K Jadhav, Around off, some late swing away, Kedar watches it till the last moment and pushes it towards mid on.
16.4
0
J Neesham to K Jadhav, Around off, blocked to the off side.
16.3
1
J Neesham to S Iyer, Short and wide outside off, Iyer lashes the cut. It almost goes straight to the man at sweeper cover. Lands just short. A single taken.
16.2
1
J Neesham to K Jadhav, Landed outside off, steered towards third man for a single.
16.1
0
J Neesham to K Jadhav, Full and outside off, swinging away, pushed towards cover.

James Neesham into the attack now.

15.6
0
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, Full and outside off, swinging away, driven straight to cover.
15.5
0
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, Full and outside off, swinging away once more, Shreyas walks into the shot and then lets it be. Surprising that Latham does not have a slip with de Grandhomme getting consistent swing.
15.4
0
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, Landed outside off, outswing again, shouldered arms to.
15.3
0
de Grandhomme to S Iyer, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
15.2
1
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, Landed outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
15.1
0
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, Full and outside off, hint of outswing, watchfully defended towards cover.
14.6
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, Another short ball, ducked under.
14.5
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, A bouncer around off, ducked under.
14.4
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, Around off, watchfully defended.
14.3
4
K Jamieson to S Iyer, FOUR! The shots need to keep coming for India and Iyer realizes that. Short and wide outside off, Shreyas backs away and slaps it over point. 199 more needed from 213 balls.
14.2
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, Around off, well defended.
14.1
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, A length ball, around off, watchfully defended.
13.6
0
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, Full and around off, watchfully defended towards cover. A WICKET MAIDEN FOR DE GRANDHOMME!
13.5
0
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, Landed outside off, left alone.
13.4
0
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads.
13.3
0
de Grandhomme to K Jadhav, That is a lovely inswinging delivery, fuller in length but Jadhav watches it till the last moment and pushes it back.

Kedar Jadhav walks in at number 6, replacing Rahul.

13.2
0
de Grandhomme to KL Rahul, OUT! CHOPPED ON! Another wicket thrown away. A length ball, outside off, Rahul goes back and tries to manufacture a cut shot but is cramped for room. He ends up being too close to the ball and gets an inside edge which hits the stumps. De Grandhomme strikes on his second ball.
13.1
0
de Grandhomme to KL Rahul, A length ball, around off, watchfully defended.

Colin de Grandhomme has been brought into the attack now.

12.6
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, A bouncer of lesser threat this time, outside off, swayed away from.
12.5
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, That is a sharp bouncer and a great shot, followed by an excellent take! Cricket is the winner. A short ball, around off, Iyer sees the ball till the last moment, then sways away watching the ball, arching back. And then, Tom Latham dives spectacularly to his left to stop the ball!
12.4
1
K Jamieson to KL Rahul, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.
12.3
0
K Jamieson to KL Rahul, Around off, well defended.
12.2
0
K Jamieson to KL Rahul, A bouncer on middle, Rahul ducks.
12.1
1
K Jamieson to S Iyer, Landed outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
11.6
1
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
11.5
0
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Back of a length outside off, blocked from the crease.
11.4
4
Tim Southee to S Iyer, MISFIELD, FOUR! Full and outside off, Iyer drives this back to the bowler. Southee gets down, should have stopped it but the ball goes past his hands and beats mid off. Lazy effort.
11.3
0
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Beauty. On a length outside off, Iyer looks to defend but the ball moves away off the seam and squares the batsman up. Beats the outside edge. Southee appeals for a caught behind but receives no support.
11.2
0
Tim Southee to S Iyer, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
11.1
1
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
10.6
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, On a good length again, watchfully played out.
10.5
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, On a good length around off, well defended.
10.4
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, Around off, defended watchfully.
10.3
4
K Jamieson to S Iyer, FOUR! Up and over! Full and outside off, Iyer lofts this over mid off. Does not get enough bat on it but manages to clear the fielder.
10.2
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, Around off, defended watchfully.
10.1
0
K Jamieson to S Iyer, Full and outside off, driven back to the bowler.
9.6
0
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, A length ball, around off, Rahul looks to tuck it to the leg side but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads. 59/3 for India in Powerplay 1. New Zealand were 52/0 at this stage.
9.5
2
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, A length ball, but a bit too straight, Rahul tucks it through mid-wicket for a couple.

KL Rahul walks in at number 5, replacing his skipper.

9.4
0
Tim Southee to V Kohli, OUT! BOWLED! That is a poor shot. The line is good, keeping it straight and the length is just short of full. But Kohli plays a bit of a rash shot, trying to drive this through mid on and in that process, opens a bit of a gap between bat and pad. The ball hits his front pad and then hits the stumps. This is the 6th time Kohli has been dismissed by Southee in ODIs - joint most by any bowler. West Indies' Ravi Rampaul has dismissed him 6 times as well. Across formats, Tim Southee has got him 9 times - most by any bowler. Gets past Jimmy Anderson from England.
9.3
1
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Down the leg side, tucked through mid-wicket for a run.
9.2
1
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Full and around off, driven down the ground, past the bowler. Mid on cuts it off. A single taken.
9.1
0
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Huge shout for LBW! The umpire stays calm. Tom Latham walks down for a chat with his bowler. No review taken. A length ball, outside off, Kohli looks to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. Ball Tracker shows it to be clipping the top of the stumps.
8.6
1
K Jamieson to V Kohli, Landed outside off, steered towards third man for one more.
8.5
4
K Jamieson to V Kohli, FOUR! MURDERED! Well Tom, you won't give me a boundary on the off side? No problem. I will take it on the leg side. A short ball, outside off, Kohli pulls it over short mid-wicket and gets a boundary!
8.4
0
K Jamieson to V Kohli, Another lovely cover drive. But stopped! Yet another beautiful shot from Kohli but Latham has that man at short extra cover placed to perfection.
8.3
1
K Jamieson to S Iyer, Landed outside off, Shreyas dabs it towards third man, pretty fine, to his left but he gets there. One run taken. 50 UP FOR INDIA. A pretty decent rate. 224 more needed from 249 balls.
8.2
1
K Jamieson to V Kohli, On a length outside off, dabbed to third man for a run.
8.1
1
K Jamieson to S Iyer, Full and wide outside off, Iyer throws his bat at it and gets a thick outside edge towards third man. A single taken. Moves to 10, does Iyer, in just 7 balls.
7.6
0
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Landed outside off, a touch wide, left alone again.
7.5
0
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Full and outside off, Kohli gets a big stride, reaches to the pitch of the ball and unfurls probably one of the best cover drives the eye will ever see. But finds short extra cover.
7.4
0
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Full and around off, well blocked out.
7.4
0
Tim Southee to V Kohli, WIDE. Too far outside off, let through.
7.3
2
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Full and straight, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.
7.2
1
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Outside off,dabbed to third man for a single.
7.1
0
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Full and outside off, the leg cutter, left alone.
6.6
0
K Jamieson to V Kohli, On a length wide outside off, but just inside the tramline. Kohli lets it pass.
6.5
0
K Jamieson to V Kohli, Full and outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.
6.4
0
K Jamieson to V Kohli, Landed outside off, played straight to backward point.
6.3
0
K Jamieson to V Kohli, On a length outside off, coming in wit the angle, left alone.
6.2
0
K Jamieson to V Kohli, DROPPED! Tough chance, but you don't get easy chances from a master, do you? This might well be the match and who knows, even the series perhaps. Full and outside off, Kohli drives this uppishly. The big Jamieson sticks out his left hand, bends a touch but cannot hang on.
6.1
0
K Jamieson to V Kohli, Full and around off, pushed straight to deepish mid on.
5.6
4
Tim Southee to S Iyer, FOUR! Excellent batting! Landed outside off, Iyer just runs this down towards the slip cordon. Third slip dives to his left, second slip dives to his right but the ball goes through!
5.5
0
Tim Southee to S Iyer, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
5.4
0
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Outside off, driven straight to mid off.
5.3
4
Tim Southee to S Iyer, FOUR! AWESOME! What a way to get runs off your very first ball. Half volley outside off, Iyer leans and drives it through the covers!
5.2
1
Tim Southee to V Kohli, That is an excellent stop. Full and outside off, Kohli looks to drive but gets a bit of an outside edge. The ball flies to point where Mark Chapman dives to his left and makes a half stop. A single taken.
5.1
0
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Full and outside off, Kohli reaches out to push but misses.

Tim Southee gets a change of ends. 2-0-10-0 so far.

Shreyas Iyer is the new man in.

4.6
0
K Jamieson to P Shaw, OUT! TIMBER! What a big moment for Kyle Jamieson! It is a delight for every bowler. Jamieson gets his first wicket and with some delivery. Full delivery on off, nipping in sharply. Shaw looks to drive without moving his feet. The ball sneaks between his bat and pad, going onto the stumps. Brilliant bowling and now India have lost their second wicket in quick time.
4.5
0
K Jamieson to P Shaw, Fullish on off, Shaw drives it to cover off the front foot.
4.4
0
K Jamieson to P Shaw, On a length on middle, Shaw defends it towards mid on.
4.3
1
K Jamieson to V Kohli, Length ball on middle, Kohli works it to deep square leg for a single.
4.2
0
K Jamieson to V Kohli, Fullish delivery on off, Kohli defends it to point.
4.1
0
K Jamieson to V Kohli, Jamieson starts with a length ball on off, Kohli prods forward and defends it out onto the pitch.

Kyle Jamieson, the debutant is into the attack.

3.6
0
Tim Southee to P Shaw, On a length on off, Prithvi punches it to the cover fielder.
3.5
0
Tim Southee to P Shaw, Another length ball on off, Shaw pushes it to cover.
3.4
0
Tim Southee to P Shaw, Short of a length on off, Shaw pushes it to the point region.
3.3
4
Tim Southee to P Shaw, FOUR! Smashed! Shaw has gotten off to a flier! Already 6 boundaries for him. Good length ball outside off, Shaw hammers it through the cover region for a boundary.
3.2
1
Tim Southee to V Kohli, EDGY! Very lucky! Fullish delivery around off, Kohli looks to drive but it takes the inside edge of the bat and the ball rolls to fine leg. The batters take a single.
3.1
0
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Good length ball outside off, Kohli shoulders arms to it.
2.6
4
H Bennett to P Shaw, FOUR! Hammered! Short ball on middle, Shaw stands tall and then pulls it towards the long on region for a boundary. Did not quite go from the middle of the bat, as per the replays. A successful over comes to an end from Bennett.
2.5
0
H Bennett to P Shaw, Length ball on off, Shaw defends it off the back foot.
2.4
3
H Bennett to V Kohli, Length ball on the pads, Kohli gets off the mark by flicking this towards the deep square leg region for three.

Virat Kohli is the new man in.

2.3
0
H Bennett to M Agarwal, OUT! CAUGHT! Bennett, after a poor first few balls gets this on a perfect line and length. This is a brilliant delivery. Agarwal might feel that he should have taken the third off the previous ball. Good length ball on off, Agarwal looks to defend but it takes the outside edge and goes towards Taylor at first slip. He takes a simple catch and New Zealand strike early.
2.2
2
H Bennett to M Agarwal, Poor running from Agarwal! He must have thought that it is going for a boundary. Good length ball on off, Agarwal drives it through the cover region. The fielder chases after it and cleans it up. Agarwal took the first run slowly and only two taken in the end.
2.2
0
H Bennett to M Agarwal, WIDE! Shortish in length outside off, Agarwal sway away from it. Wide given by the umpire.
2.1
0
H Bennett to M Agarwal, Back of a length ball on off, Agarwal taps it to point.
2.1
0
H Bennett to M Agarwal, WIDE! Short of a length delivery down the leg side, Agarwal looks to work it to the leg side but misses. Wide signaled.
1.6
4
Tim Southee to P Shaw, FOUR! CRUNCHED! Southee bowls it too wide and outside off, Shaw cuts it uppishly and past the diving point fielder for a boundary.
1.5
0
Tim Southee to P Shaw, Length ball on off, Shaw pushes it to the cover fielder.
1.4
0
Tim Southee to P Shaw, Southee dishes a short length ball on off, Shaw blocks it out onto the pitch.
1.3
0
Tim Southee to P Shaw, On a length on middle, Shaw hops and defends it to mid on.
1.2
1
Tim Southee to M Agarwal, Agarwal is underway!!! Length ball on middle, Agarwal flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
1.1
0
Tim Southee to M Agarwal, Southee starts with a length ball on off, Agarwal stands tall and pushes it to point.

Tim Southee will bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
H Bennett to P Shaw, Full delivery on off, Shaw prods forward and defends it out. Poor start from Bennett as 12 runs have come from the over.
0.5
0
H Bennett to P Shaw, Length ball on off, Shaw defends it to mid-wicket.
0.4
4
H Bennett to P Shaw, FOUR! Horrendous! This is a rocket start for India. Bennett is not being able to get his line right. Fullish on the pads, Shaw flicks it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.
0.3
0
H Bennett to P Shaw, Length ball on middle, Shaw works it to mid-wicket.
0.2
4
H Bennett to P Shaw, FOUR! This is poor bowling from Bennett! Low full toss on the pads, Shaw flicks it to the fine leg region for a boundary.
0.1
4
H Bennett to P Shaw, MISFIELD AND FOUR! This is not the way you would want to start an innings. Bennett starts with a full delivery on off, Shaw drives it to mid off. Blundell dives but the ball goes past him and into the long off fence.

We are all set to begin the run chase! The Kiwi players are out in the middle to defend 273. Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal follow them out in the middle. Hamish Bennett will start the proceedings with the ball.