India in New Zealand, 3 ODI Series, 2020

New Zealand vs India - 3rd ODI

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Date & Time: 11 February 2020

New Zealand 300/5

RR: 6.36 | New Zealand beat India by 5 wickets

commentary

So that is it from this game and the ODI series. New Zealand avenge for the T20I whitewash with an ODI whitewash. We now move to the final leg of the tour as we head for the longest format of the game. These two teams take on each other for a 2-Test series which will carry 120 points of the World Test Championship. The first Test match begins on Friday, 21st February. The game begins at 1130 local (2230 GMT, Previous day). Cheers!

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson says they were outstanding and clinical. Credits India for putting on a tough challenge. Adds they were clinical against a great side. Tells they had clarity in their roles and that was the main thing. Says the ODI side is looking for the Australian series now. Shares that the team changes a bit for the Tests. On his health, Williamson says he is recovering well.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that they were in the contest in all the games and tells that it is about margins. Credits the batsmen for keeping them in the game. Criticizes the bowling and the fielding and says that if you don't take your chances then you will pay in international cricket. Says they did well in T20Is but New Zealand turned up with more intensity in the ODIs and deserved to win 3-0. Tells there are many things to look forward to in terms of Test and T20Is. Adds that he is looking forward to the Tests because of the Test championship and crucial points are at stake.

For his outstanding series with the bat, Ross Taylor is named the Man of the Series. No interview of Rosco has been taken. He played a vital role in the first two matches which helped the Black Caps take a 2-0 lead.

For his match winning performance of 80, Henry Nicholls has been awarded the Man of the Match. The openers says they wanted to achieve a whitewash and is happy to have achieved that. Tells he is enjoying batting with Guptill at the top of the order and his quickfire knock allowed him settle down. Adds that it was good that they managed to get the opening stands in all the games and that set the platform.

Earlier in the day, after being put into bat, India struggled but a century from KL Rahul along with crucial performances from Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey helped them reach a competitive total of 296 but in the end that was not enough for the Men in Blue to get over the line. Hamish Bennett was the tormentor-in-chief with the ball as his 4-wicket haul put brakes on India's budding stands.

A lot of serious questions about the Indian bowling will be raised. In the recent past we all have been ravishing praise on them but when Bumrah does not fire they look like lions without teeth. A rare failure for Bumrah in the series and he ended wicketless in the ODI series. Kudos to the spinners as they brought them back into this contest. Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers and his 3/47 gave them a glimmer of hope.

Chasing 297, New Zealand's openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls laid a platform with a quickfire 106-run stand. Guptill could not continue but Williamson and Nicholls then carried on. They were cruising at one stage but like New Zealand have developed a recent habit, they shot themselves on the foot and from 159/1 they got a hiccup and found themselves stuttering at 189/4. Neesham then calmed a bit of nerves before Latham and de Grandhomme showed how to finish off a game. In the end, it was a comprehensive win for the Black Caps.

Too easy in the end and the saying goes revenge is a dish best served cold but New Zealand do not believe in that. They have given it back to the Men in Blue for the T20I series whitewash with a comprehensive ODI whitewash. India face their first ODI series whitewash in a 3 or more match series for the first time since 1989.

47.1
4
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, FOUR! New Zealand finish the game off in style! On the pads, de Grandhomme flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary to finish off the game. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 5 WICKETS!!!
46.6
1
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, On off, de Grandhomme plays it to point and keeps the strike.
46.5
0
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme punches it to cover.
46.4
0
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme calmly blocks it.
46.3
0
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Slower ball outside off, de Grandhomme looks to hit but the ball kisses the bottom edge and goes to Rahul on a bounce.
46.2
1
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, On the pads, TL glances it to the on side and gets to the other end.
46.1
1
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Length ball on off, de Grandhomme strokes it towards mid off and gets a quick single.
45.6
1
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, On the pads, de Grandhomme flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Just 4 needed now.
45.5
4
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, FOUR! FIFTY FOR COLIN DE GRANDHOMME! His 4th in ODIs and he has taken his side just away from winning this game and whitewashing India. Full on off, de Grandhomme looks to go straight but gets an inside edge which goes fine down the leg side for a boundary.
45.4
6
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, SIX! Powerful from Colin de Grandhomme! Good length ball outside off, de Grandhomme hammers it over the cover fence for a biggie.
45.3
4
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, TOP EDGE AND FOUR! When things go your way, everything goes your way. Bouncer from Shardul. De Grandhomme looks to pull but gets a top edge which goes to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
45.2
0
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, Full on off, de Grandhomme defends it towards cover.
45.2
0
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high and it is also down the leg side. Wided by the umpire.
45.1
4
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Nobody moved! Wide and outside off, de Grandhomme's eyes lit up and he dispatches it through point for a boundary.

Shardul Thakur is back on. 8-0-63-1 are his figures so far.

44.6
1
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Single to end the over. 8 off the over and New Zealand are getting closer to the target. Length ball on off, CdG pushes it towards mid on and keeps the strike.
44.5
0
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, On off, defended by Colin.
44.4
4
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Bumrah misses his yorker and pays the price. Full toss on middle and leg, de Grandhomme flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 50-run stand is up between Latham and de Grandhomme.
44.3
1
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, On off, Tom glances it towards mid-wicket for a single.
44.2
1
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Good length ball on off, Grandhomme half-pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
44.1
1
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, Length ball on off, Latham punches it to cover for a run.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 8-0-39-0 are his figures so far.

43.6
0
N Saini to Tom Latham, On the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls away allowing them to steal a leg bye. 10 off the over and New Zealand need just 32 off the last 6.
43.6
0
N Saini to Tom Latham, WIDE! Typical fast bowler's response. He bowls a bouncer but it is over the head and it has been wided.
43.5
4
N Saini to Tom Latham, FOUR! Everyone get out of the way because Latham has hit that with venom. Good length ball on off, Latham comes down the track and flat-bats it over mid off for a boundary.
43.4
1
N Saini to de Grandhomme, Full and pacy on off, de Grandhomme looks to push but gets a faint inside edge which goes onto hit his pads. The ball rolls to the off side and they take a run. Saini puts a desperate cry for LBW but he won't get it his way.
43.3
2
N Saini to de Grandhomme, Misfield and they get a couple. Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme strokes it through covers. The man at sweeper cover misfields allowing them to get two.
43.2
1
N Saini to Tom Latham, Fuller on middle, Latham glances it towards mid-wicket. The fielder from mid-wicket puts a dive and parries it to mid on allowing them to take a single.
43.1
0
N Saini to Tom Latham, Length ball outside off, Latham punches it towards point. Colin de Grandhomme comes out for a run but he is sent back.

Navdeep Saini is back on. 7-0-59-0 are his figures so far.

42.6
4
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, de Grandhomme pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
42.5
6
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, SIX! Amazing shot! Short delivery on middle, de Grandhomme pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
42.4
1
S Thakur to Tom Latham, Short delivery on middle, Latham pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
42.3
0
S Thakur to Tom Latham, Good length delivery on off, Latham blocks it off the back foot.
42.2
4
S Thakur to Tom Latham, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Full delivery outside off, Latham drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
42.1
0
S Thakur to Tom Latham, On a good length and outside off, Latham looks to drive but misses it.

Shardul Thakur is back on. 7-0-48-1 are his figures so far.

41.6
1
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Short around off, TL cuts it and gets a single. End of a game changing spell from Chahal. He finishes with the figures of 10-1-47-3.
41.5
1
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, On the pads, CdG glances it to the leg side for a single.
41.4
1
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Tossed up on middle, Latham comes down the track and manages to tuck it towards mid-wicket for a single.
41.3
1
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, Once again de Grandhomme chips it over mid off and gets a single.
41.2
2
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, Floated on off, de Grandhomme lofts it over covers and gets a couple.
41.1
6
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, IN THE AIR...AND SIX! Slightly short on off, de Grandhomme gets on his back foot and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
40.6
2
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, Better throw, at least a better collection and it would have been the end of Colin de Grandhomme. Fuller on off, de Grandhomme flicks it to the left of mid-wicket and goes for a couple. He is slow on the second one and Mayank gets to the ball in the deep. He sends a very lose throw at the bowler's end. Kohli fails to gather the ball cleanly before the stumps and somehow CdG manages to come in.
40.5
0
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
40.4
0
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, Play and miss. Full outside off, Latham looks to drive but misses.
40.3
1
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Length ball on off and it nips back in. De Grandhomme looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls to the off side and gets a single.
40.2
1
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, Good length ball on off, Latham taps it towards backward point and takes a run.
40.1
1
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme defends it towards mid on. He initially tells Latham to wait but then calls him for a run.

Powerplay 3 is signalled. Maximum of 5 fielders can be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.

39.6
1
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, In the air but safe. Floated on middle, de Grandhomme looks to heave it over mid-wicket. He does not time it well and luckily for him the ball falls short of Saini in the deep. Virat Kohli is furious with him as he did not even go for the catch.
39.5
1
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Floated on middle, Latham comes down and milks it to long on for a run.
39.4
1
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, Floated on middle, de Grandhomme flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.

Colin de Grandhomme walks out to bat next.

39.3
0
Y Chahal to J Neesham, OUT! Caught! Chahal's knack of picking up wickets continues. He is a gutsy bowler and this shows that. Not his best ball but all the pressure India built before this led to them getting this wicket. Half-volley on off and middle, Neesham looks to heave it but does not get the elevation. He hits it straight to mid-wicket. Straight into the bucket hands of Virat Kohli. He takes the catch. Neesham is furious with himself.
39.2
1
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Down the leg side, Latham sweeps it fine down the leg side for a run.
39.1
0
Y Chahal to J Neesham, Past everybody. Googly on off, it spins away. Neesham looks to defend but misses. The ball goes past the keeper as well and they take a bye.

Chahal is back. Important two overs of him in the game remaining. He has brought his side back in the game. 8-1-31-2 are his figures so far.

38.6
0
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, Good length delivery on middle, Latham blocks it off the front foot.
38.5
1
J Bumrah to J Neesham, On a length on off, Neesham guides it towards third man for a single.
38.4
0
J Bumrah to J Neesham, Good length delivery on off, Neesham looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
38.3
1
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, On a length on off, Latham guides it through point for a single.
38.2
0
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, Good length delivery on off, Latham looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
38.1
0
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, On a good length on middle, Latham defends it towards mid on.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 6-0-32-0 are his figures so far.

37.6
0
R Jadeja to J Neesham, On the stumps, Neesham blocks it. Super over from Jadeja. Just one off it. He finishes with the figures of 10-0-45-1.
37.5
0
R Jadeja to J Neesham, On middle, Neesham defends it towards mid-wicket.
37.4
0
R Jadeja to J Neesham, Short around off, Neesham cuts it but finds point.
37.3
0
R Jadeja to J Neesham, Tossed up on middle and leg, James defends it back to the bowler.
37.2
0
R Jadeja to J Neesham, Floated on off, Neesham blocks it.
37.1
1
R Jadeja to Tom Latham, On the pads, Latham glances it towards mid-wicket for a run.
36.6
0
N Saini to J Neesham, On off, JN blocks it.
36.5
0
N Saini to J Neesham, Length ball on off, Neesham looks to defend but misses.
36.4
4
N Saini to J Neesham, FOUR! Smart, smart batting from Neesham. Uses the pace of Saini and the field placement to perfection. Good length ball outside off, Neesham just runs it down through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary.
36.3
2
N Saini to J Neesham, Outside off, Neesham strokes it through point and gets two.
36.2
0
N Saini to J Neesham, Full outside off, Neesham taps it back to Saini.
36.1
2
N Saini to J Neesham, Good fielding in the deep from Chahal. Saves two for his side. Efforts like these will build pressure on the Kiwis. On the pads, Neesham flicks it fine down the leg side. Chahal runs to his left and saves the ball before the ropes. Saves a couple for his side.

Navdeep Saini is back on. 6-0-51-0 are his figures so far.

35.6
1
R Jadeja to J Neesham, Floated on middle, Neesham milks it to long on and keeps the strike. 90 needed in 84.
35.5
1
R Jadeja to Tom Latham, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
35.4
1
R Jadeja to J Neesham, Darted on the pads, Neesham turns it to the on side for a run.
35.3
1
R Jadeja to Tom Latham, On the pads, Latham flicks it to the leg side for a single.
35.2
0
R Jadeja to Tom Latham, Around off, Latham punches it on the off side.
35.1
4
R Jadeja to Tom Latham, FOUR! Good footwork. Short outside off, Latham gets on his back foot and punches it through covers for a boundary.

Ravindra Jadeja is back on. 8-0-36-1 are his figures so far.

34.6
0
S Thakur to J Neesham, Follows the maximum with a calm defense. 98 in 90 needed now.
34.5
6
S Thakur to J Neesham, SIX! Top class shot from Neesham. Back of a length ball outside off, James stays back and smashes it over point for a biggie.
34.4
0
S Thakur to J Neesham, Outside off, Neesham looks to pull but misses.
34.3
0
S Thakur to J Neesham, Length ball on off, Neesham defends it.
34.2
1
S Thakur to Tom Latham, Direct hit and Latham would have been in trouble. Good length ball outside off, Latham punches it towards point and calls for a quick run. Jadeja gets to the ball quickly and tries to score a direct hit at the bowler's end as Tom is off for a quick run. The Indian all-rounder misses it.
34.1
0
S Thakur to Tom Latham, Fuller on off, Latham blocks it.
33.6
0
Y Chahal to J Neesham, On middle, Neesham flicks it to square leg.
33.5
1
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Tossed up delivery on middle, Latham flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
33.4
0
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Loopy delivery on off, Latham blocks it off the front foot.
33.3
0
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Floated delivery on middle, Latham comes forward and looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
33.2
1
Y Chahal to J Neesham, Flighted delivery on off, Neesham drives it through mid off for a run.
33.1
0
Y Chahal to J Neesham, Tossed up delivery on off, Neesham plays it towards covers.
32.6
1
S Thakur to J Neesham, Full and wide outside off, Neesham squeezes it through covers to get off the mark and keep the strike.

James Neesham is the new batsman in.

Drinks Break! India have pulled things back here and after looking down and out they are back in this game. New Zealand have thrown it away a bit and find themselves in a nervy situation once again. They were cruising at one stage with the scorecard reading 159/1 but they are now stuttering at 189/4 and will have two new batsmen at the crease.

32.5
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, OUT! Caught behind! Nicholls is out of here and all of a sudden it is India who are on top and on driver's seat. Nicholls will be gutted with the way he has to go after being well-set. It is a nothing delivery, length ball wide outside off. Nicholls goes chasing after it like a kid chasing candy. He looks to slash but ends up getting a thin edge to the keeper. KL Rahul behind the stumps takes the catch and goes up in appeal. The umpire raises his finger and Nicholls walks back. 108 needed off 103 balls and it certainly is game on now.
32.4
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Full delivery on off, Nicholls drives it towards mid off.
32.3
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Good length delivery on middle, Nicholls looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
32.3
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, WIDE! Thakur bowls it wide outside off, Nicholls looks to go after it but misses it.
32.2
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, On a length on middle, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket.
32.1
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Full delivery on off, Nicholls drives it to covers.
31.6
2
R Jadeja to Tom Latham, Tossed up delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards square leg and takes the single. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it. It goes as overthrows and the batsmen take the extra run.

Tom Latham, the skipper, is the next batsman in.

31.5
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, OUT! Caught! Soft dismissal and Taylor is out of here. Is this the start of something for India? Floated on off, Jadeja bowls this a littler slower in the air. Taylor looks to drive but the ball sticks onto the surface. Taylor is early in his drive and ends up hitting it uppishly. It goes straight to the man at short cover. Virat Kohli there won't drop those and India's hope stays alive. For the first time in this series Taylor is walking back to the pavilion. Is this the twist in the tale? Can India sneak in through this tiny little opening?
31.4
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Loopy delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it through square leg for a single.
31.3
1
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Flighted delivery on off, Taylor drives it through covers for a single.
31.2
4
R Jadeja to R Taylor, FOUR! Short, wide and punished. Taylor has been in fantastic form in this series and when he is in such a lovely flow he won't miss those. Short and wide outside off, Taylor cuts it through point for a boundary.
31.1
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Tossed up delivery on off, Taylor defends it off the back foot.
30.6
1
S Thakur to R Taylor, Full delivery on off, Taylor drives it through covers for a single.
30.5
1
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a run.
30.4
1
S Thakur to R Taylor, On a length on middle, Taylor defends it towards the off side and takes a quick single.
30.3
0
S Thakur to R Taylor, Short delivery outside off, Taylor cuts it to point.
30.2
1
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Length delivery on off, Nicholls punches it through point for a run.
30.1
1
S Thakur to R Taylor, Short of a length delivery, Taylor pulls it over square leg for a single.

Shardul Thakur is back on. 4-0-34-0 are his figures so far.

29.6
1
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Darted on the pads, Taylor turns it to the leg side and keeps the strike.
29.5
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, On the pads, Nicholls turns it to the leg side for a single.
29.4
1
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Floated on off, RT milks it to long off.
29.3
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, On the pads, Nicholls flicks it to the leg side for a run.
29.2
1
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Not Out! Ross is safe. Flatter on off, Taylor defends it with soft hands to the off side and is called for a run. He is a bit hesitant and stop-starts his run. He dashes to the other end and Rahul gets to the ball. He scores a direct hit and the Indian players believe they have got rid of Taylor. Rosco though believes he's made his ground. The umpire takes it upstairs and replay shows that Taylor is in and hence he is so confident. Good piece of work from KL Rahul but unfortunately for him, won't count.

Direct hit and Ross is in danger. He thinks he is in but India think they have their man. Let's see what the replays have to say.

29.1
0
R Jadeja to R Taylor, Floated on middle, Ross glances it to mid-wicket.

Ravindra Jadeja is back on. 6-0-23-0 are his figures so far.

28.6
1
N Saini to R Taylor, Full delivery on off, Taylor drives it towards mid off for a run.
28.6
0
N Saini to R Taylor, WIDE! Saini bowls a full toss down the leg side, Taylor looks to flick but misses it.
28.5
1
N Saini to H Nicholls, Length delivery on off, Nicholls dabs it towards third man for a single.
28.4
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, Full delivery on off, Nicholls drives it towards mid off.
28.3
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, On a length on off, Nicholls plays it to covers.
28.2
4
N Saini to H Nicholls, FOUR! Another pull from Nicholls. The ploy to bowl short to Nicholls isn't working. Saini dishes it short outside off, Nicholls pulls it in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.
28.1
4
N Saini to H Nicholls, FOUR! Good shot. Short delivery on middle, Nicholls pulls it over square leg for a boundary.
27.6
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, On middle, Taylor flicks it towards mid-wicket where Agarwal makes a fine stop.
27.5
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, BEATEN! Flighted delivery just outside off, Taylor looks to defend but misses it.
27.4
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Loopy delivery on off, Taylor defends it off the back foot.
27.3
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Floated delivery on middle, Taylor looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
27.2
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Tossed up delivery on off, Taylor defends it off the front foot.

Ross Taylor is the new batsman in.

27.1
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, OUT! Caught! Kane Williamson departs. The Kiwi skipper is very unlucky there, he hit it with power but uppishly and straight to the man at mid-wicket. Not the best of balls from Chahal. It is a drag down on off, Williamson goes on his back foot and looks to smack it wide of mid-wicket. He hits it uppishly and straight to Mayank Agarwal. He does not even have to move an inch. He makes no mistake and Williamson cannot believe his luck. The budding stand is broken and India not out of this one.
26.6
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, Bouncer on the leg side, Nicholls sits under it.
26.5
2
N Saini to H Nicholls, Overthrow! Unnecessary from the Indian skipper. Full on off, Nicholls pushes it towards mid off. Kohli gets to the ball and scores a direct hit at the keeper's end. There is no need for it as Henry went nowhere. Rahul is on the other side and the ball goes towards third man allowing the batters to get two.
26.4
4
N Saini to H Nicholls, FOUR! Nicholls does not miss out on the Free Hit unlike his skipper. Shorter on off, Nicholls pulls it over mid-wicket and gets a boundary as there is no one in the deep there.

Free Hit time!

26.4
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, NO BALL! Saini oversteps again! He needs to recalculate his steps here. Fuller of a length on middle, Nicholls tucks it to mid-wicket.
26.3
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, Length ball on off, HN punches it to cover.
26.2
1
N Saini to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
26.1
0
N Saini to K Williamson, Nothing off the Free Hit! Slower yorker outside off, Williamson is completely outfoxed. He looks to hit it but misses.

Free Hit time!

26.1
1
N Saini to H Nicholls, NO BALL! Saini oversteps! Good length ball on middle and leg, Nicholls looks to defend but gets an inside edge which goes towards mid-wicket for a single.

Navdeep Saini is back on. 4-0-30-0 are his figures so far.

25.6
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Floated on the stumps, KW defends it to get through the over.
25.5
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Short on off, Williamson punches it to mid-wicket.
25.4
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Shorter on off, Kane defends it.
25.3
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, On the stumps, Kane defends it.
25.2
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Follows it up with a single towards mid-wicket.
25.1
4
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, FOUR! Smart batting! Nicholls once again uses the depth of the crease and the pace of the ball. Short outside off, Nicholls cuts it through point for a boundary.
24.6
1
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Length delivery on off, Nicholls runs it down to third man for a single off the outer half of his bat.
24.5
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, On middle, Nicholls plays it to mid on.
24.4
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Hopeful but nothing. Good length ball outside off, it straightens up after pitching. Nicholls looks to run it down on the off side but misses.
24.3
2
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Good length ball on off, Nicholls tucks it towards mid-wicket and gets a couple.
24.2
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Full on off, Nicholls blocks it.
24.1
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Length ball on off, Nicholls plays it to point.
23.6
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Beauty to end the over. Slow and short turning away from Williamson. He tries to run it down to third man but misses.
23.5
0
Y Chahal to K Williamson, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
23.4
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Short on off, Nicholls punches it to long on for a run.
23.3
0
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Smart bowling. Chahal sees Nicholls coming down so he darts one on his pad. Henry manages to pad it away.
23.2
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Follows it up with a calm single towards long off.
23.1
4
Y Chahal to K Williamson, FOUR! Poor ball and it gets the treatment it deserves. Drag down from Chahal. Williamson goes on his back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Yuzvendra Chahal is back from the other end. 4-0-18-1, his numbers so far.

22.6
4
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, FOUR! FIFTY FOR NICHOLLS! His 11th in ODIs. He has struggled a bit against spin but has tackled them well so far. Another good knock from him. He will look to continue his good work and take his side over the line. Full on middle and leg, Nicholls flicks it through mid-wicket to get to his fifty. He raises his bat as all the Kiwi fans and his teammates applaud his effort.
22.5
1
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson runs it down to third man for a single.
22.4
1
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Another one close to the pads, Nicholls flicks it to the on side for a run.
22.3
1
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Around the pads, Williamson turns it to the leg side for a run.
22.2
1
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Direct hit and it was curtains for Nicholls. Fuller on middle, Henry strokes it towards mid on and straightaway goes for a quick, risky single. Thakur gets to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. Unfortunately for him and his side, the pacer misses his shy and Henry survives.
22.1
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Good length ball on off, Nicholls blocks it.

Pace is back in the form of Jasprit Bumrah. 21 off his 4 so far!

21.6
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Floated on middle, Nicholls milks it to long on and keeps the strike.
21.5
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, On the stumps, Nicholls blocks it.
21.4
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Nicholls cuts but finds point.
21.3
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Short around off, Williamson cuts it through point for a run. No need to take any risks and these two are happy getting these singles off the spinners.
21.2
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Shorter on off, Nicholls pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
21.1
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Floated on middle and leg, Nicholls plays it back to the bowler.
20.6
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Short around off, HN makes room and punches it to cover. He keeps the strike with a single.
20.5
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Slightly short outside off, Kane taps it wide of slip and to the left of backward point for a run.
20.4
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Tossed up on off, Nicholls eases it to long off and gets to the other end.
20.3
0
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Shortish leg spinner outside off, Nicholls punches it towards cover.
20.2
0
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Loopy leg spinner on middle, Nicholls defends it.
20.1
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Floated on middle, Kane flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
19.6
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Floats one on off, Kane plays it to long off and keeps the strike.
19.5
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Short and flat around off, Williamson punches it to point.
19.4
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Flighted on off, Kane pushes it to mid off.
19.3
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, On the pads, Nicholls flicks it to square leg and gets a single.
19.2
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Shorter on off, Williamson punches it to long on for a single.
19.1
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Driven through mid off by the batsman.
18.6
0
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Flighted on off, Nicholls comes down the track and defends it.
18.5
0
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Loopy ball on the pads, Nicholls looks to flick but misses. There is a hopeful appeal by the Indians but the umpire is unmoved.
18.4
0
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Darted on middle and leg, HN tucks it to mid-wicket.
18.3
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson flicks it to the on side and rotates the strike.
18.2
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Tossed up on middle, Nicholls plays it towards long on and rotates the strike.
18.1
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson nudges it towards cover for a run.
17.6
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Flatter on off, Kane strokes it to long off and keeps the strike.
17.5
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson drives it to cover.
17.4
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Tossed up on off, KW pushes it to mid off.
17.3
4
R Jadeja to K Williamson, FOUR! Chahal cannot keep his presence of mind and it somewhat spoils Thakur's hard work. Short outside off, Williamson cuts it through point. Thakur gives it a chase and pulls it with a slide and Chahal takes the pieces but in doing so his leg is on the line of the ropes which is disturbed and that has been signaled as a boundary.
17.1
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Flatter on off, Williamson strokes it to point.
16.6
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Tossed up on off, Kane milks it to long off and keeps the strike. Excellent over from Chahal, got the big scalp of Guptill in this one.
16.5
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Flighted outside off, Nicholls premeditates the sweep and hits it behind square on the leg side for single.
16.4
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson flicks it to the leg side and gets a single to get off the mark.

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson to walk out after Drinks.

Drinks Break! India have managed to break this opening stand and this game is still not out of their reach. 191 needed in 201 balls and New Zealand are on top but India will look to make the most of the opening they have got.

16.3
0
Y Chahal to M Guptill, OUT! Bowled! Finally India have a breakthrough and it is the dangerous Martin Guptill who leaves the crease. This is a lovely delivery from Chahal. He smartly gives this one a lot of air and makes this ball turn. It is a leg spinner pitching on middle. Guptill takes his front leg away and looks to defend. He misses and the ball hits the off pole. Guptill cannot believe what has happened. He's been completely bamboozled. Chahal and the Indians are up in joy. The leg spinner will remember this wicket for a while and just like on so many previous occasions, Yuzvendra has once again provided the breakthrough his skipper was desperately looking for.
16.2
0
Y Chahal to M Guptill, Floated on middle and leg, Guptill defends it but off the inner half of his bat onto the pads.
16.1
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, On the pads, Nicholls turns it to the on side and gets a single.
15.6
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, On middle, Nicholls flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
15.5
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls defends it out.
15.4
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Loopy delivery on middle, Henry blocks it off the front foot.
15.3
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Floated delivery on off, Nicholls dances down the track and keeps it out.
15.2
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls comes down the track and blocks it.
15.1
1
R Jadeja to M Guptill, Tossed up delivery on middle, Guptill drives it through mid on for a single.
14.6
1
S Thakur to M Guptill, Length delivery on off, Guptill guides it towards third man for a single.
14.5
0
S Thakur to M Guptill, On a good length on off, Guptill blocks it off the back foot.
14.4
1
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Length delivery on off, Nicholls punches it towards point for a run.
14.3
4
S Thakur to H Nicholls, FOUR! Excellent shot. Full delivery on off, Nicholls drives it through covers for a boundary. 100 up for New Zealand.
14.2
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Nicholls looks to defend but misses it.
14.1
1
S Thakur to M Guptill, Thakur bowls a low full toss on leg, Guptill flicks it through square leg. The batsmen take a single.
13.6
1
R Jadeja to M Guptill, Short delivery on middle, Guptill pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
13.5
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Loopy delivery on middle, Nicholls drives it through mid on. The batsmen cross ends.
13.4
1
R Jadeja to M Guptill, Floated delivery on middle, Guptill drives it through mid on. The batsmen take a run.
13.3
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Full delivery on middle, Nicholls drives it through mid on for a single.
13.2
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls defends it off the back foot.
13.1
1
R Jadeja to M Guptill, Tossed up delivery on off, Guptill drives it through mid off for a single.
12.6
4
S Thakur to H Nicholls, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Nicholls pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
12.5
1
S Thakur to M Guptill, On a length on off, Guptill plays it towards point for a single.
12.4
0
S Thakur to M Guptill, Good length delivery on off, Martin keeps it out.
12.4
0
S Thakur to M Guptill, WIDE! Thakur bowls a bouncer down the leg side, Guptill ducks under it.
12.3
1
S Thakur to H Nicholls, On a length on off, Nicholls punches it through covers. The batsmen cross ends.
12.2
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket.
12.1
1
S Thakur to M Guptill, On a length on middle, Guptill flicks it through square leg for a single.
11.6
0
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
11.5
1
R Jadeja to M Guptill, NOT OUT! Nicholls is safe. Flighted delivery on off, Guptill taps it towards point and goes for the single. The fielder fires the throw at the keeper's end where Rahul does not collect it cleanly and takes the bails off with his hands. It is referred upstairs. The replays find the same.

A run out check! It is referred upstairs.

11.4
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Loopy delivery on off, Nicholls comes down the track and drives it through covers for a single.
11.3
1
R Jadeja to M Guptill, Floated delivery on off, Guptill drives it through mid off for a run.
11.2
1
R Jadeja to H Nicholls, Flighted delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
11.1
1
R Jadeja to M Guptill, Tossed up delivery on off, Guptill drives it through mid off for a single.

Ravindra Jadeja is on.

10.6
1
S Thakur to M Guptill, On a length on off, Guptill plays it towards point for a single. 13 runs have come from the over.
10.5
4
S Thakur to M Guptill, FOUR! Nice shot. Short again on middle, Guptill pulls it towards fine leg for a boundary.
10.4
6
S Thakur to M Guptill, SIX! 50 for Martin Guptill. It is his 37th ODI fifty. Short delivery on middle, Guptill pulls it over square leg for a maximum.
10.3
1
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it through square leg for a run.
10.2
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Nicholls looks to drive but misses it.
10.1
1
S Thakur to M Guptill, On a length on middle, Guptill flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Powerplay 2 is signalled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, On off, Nicholls defends it towards cover. There is an overthrow but they do not take a run. New Zealand off to a flying start and have managed to score 65/0 in Powerplay 1. India at this stage were 56/2.
9.5
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, Length ball on middle, Nicholls defends it with a straight bat.
9.4
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, Good length ball on off, HN defends it to mid off.
9.3
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, Full outside off, Nicholls drives it straight to Kohli at cover.
9.2
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, Length ball on off, Nicholls strokes it to mid on.
9.1
2
N Saini to H Nicholls, Good length ball on middle, Nicholls flicks it towards backward square leg. Chahal cleans it up from fine leg. Two taken.

Navdeep Saini to bowl the final over of Powerplay 1. 3-0-28-0 are his figures so far.

8.6
0
S Thakur to M Guptill, Full on middle, Guptill pushes it to mid on.
8.6
0
S Thakur to M Guptill, WIDE! The left-hand, right-hand combination troubles Shardul as he sprays one down the leg side. MG looks to flick but misses.
8.5
1
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Now smartly tucks it to the leg side and follows the boundary with a single.
8.4
4
S Thakur to H Nicholls, FOUR! On the body and short. It is around the waist height. Nicholls says thank you very much and pulls it over square leg for a boundary.
8.3
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Good shot and good fielding. Full outside off, Nicholls drives it to the left of cover. Shaw there dives and saves runs for his side. Good cricket all around.
8.2
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Length ball on off, Nicholls punches it to cover.
8.1
0
S Thakur to H Nicholls, Shardul steams in and makes the ball talk a bit. Good length ball on middle and it nips back into the southpaw. Nicholls looks to defend but it comes off the inner half of his bat.

Change from both ends. Shardul Thakur is on.

7.6
4
Y Chahal to M Guptill, FOUR! Baseball hit from Guptill. Chahal drags it down around off, Guptill does not move and just pulls it towards the cow corner region for a boundary. New Zealand going along with ease here. 240 needed off 252 now.
7.5
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Floated on off, Nicholls milks it to long on and eases to the other end.
7.4
0
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Flighted leg spinner on middle, Nicholls blocks it.
7.3
1
Y Chahal to M Guptill, Tossed up on off and middle, Guptill glances it towards mid-wicket for a run.
7.2
1
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Darted around the pads, Nicholls glances it towards mid-wicket for a run.
7.1
0
Y Chahal to H Nicholls, Shorter on middle and leg, Nicholls taps it to the left of the bowler.

Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.

6.6
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Length ball on off, Guptill punches it to cover.
6.5
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Almost chopped on. Good length ball on off, Guptill looks to defend but this one nips back in. It takes the inside edge onto the pads.
6.4
4
J Bumrah to M Guptill, FOUR! WOW! This has to be the shot of the night. Full on off, Guptill gets on his front foot and plays a textbook drive through mid off for a boundary. You can open a book on cricket for images of perfect drives and Guptill's pose after this shot will be visible on it.
6.3
6
J Bumrah to M Guptill, SIX! Don't bother looking, Guptill has murdered that ball. Short length ball on off, Guptill goes on his back foot and pulls it with venom over mid-wicket for a biggie.
6.2
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Length delivery on off, Guptill forces it towards cover-point where Mayank Agarwal makes a fine stop.
6.1
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, On a length on middle, Guptill flicks it to mid-wicket.
5.6
4
N Saini to H Nicholls, FOUR! Lovely batting from Nicholls. He joins the party now. Full on off, Nicholls leans into his drive and creams it straight down the ground for a boundary.
5.5
1
N Saini to M Guptill, Fuller ball on off, Guptill looks to defend but gets an outside edge which runs to third man for a single.
5.4
0
N Saini to M Guptill, Length ball on off, Guptill blocks it with calmness.
5.3
0
N Saini to M Guptill, Another good shot but luckily for Saini this is straight to the fielder. Few inches to the left or right and that would have raced away to the fence as well. Good length ball outside off, Guptill cuts it hard but straight to the fielder at point.
5.2
4
N Saini to M Guptill, FOUR! Now a boundary in front of square on the leg side. Saini goes fuller than the previous ball on middle and leg. Guptill flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
5.1
6
N Saini to M Guptill, SIX! How easy has Guptill made that look? He just uses the pace and shows his lovely wrist work. Full on pads, Guptill lofts his flick over the square leg fence for a biggie.
4.6
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, On the stumps, Guptill blocks it.
4.5
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Fuller on middle, Nicholls looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
4.4
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, On the pads, Guptill looks to flick but misses. The ball kisses his pads and goes towards fine leg for a leg bye.
4.3
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, On off, Guptill blocks it.
4.2
1
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Edged and safe. Good length ball on off, Nicholls looks to glance it down the leg side but it goes off the leading edge through the vacant gully region and towards third man for a single. If this was a Test match, Virat would have kept a gully and Nicholls would have walked back. But let's keep it for the Test series.
4.1
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, On the pads, Nicholls looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.
3.6
3
N Saini to H Nicholls, Good shot. This should give Nicholls some confidence. Good length ball on off, Henry strokes it through covers and Thakur mops it up with a slide and saves a run for his side.
3.5
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, Another ball defended calmly by Nicholls.
3.4
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, Length ball on middle, Nicholls defends it towards mid on. Guptill comes ahead and Iyer from mid on scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. No one except Virat Kohli goes up in appeal but the umpire is not bothered.
3.3
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, Good length ball on off, Nicholls defends it back to the bowler but this one does not come off the middle.
3.2
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, This time Nicholls pushes it to mid on.
3.1
0
N Saini to H Nicholls, Length ball on off, Nicholls pushes it to mid off.
2.6
1
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Length ball on off and middle, Nicholls looks to play it on the on side but the ball goes off the inner half of his bat towards square leg for a single.
2.5
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Slash and a miss. Not a shot that is necessary at this stage but Nicholls goes for it. Length ball outside off, Henry tries to slash at it but misses and the ball misses the edge by just a bit.
2.4
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Length delivery on off, Nicholls defends it towards mid on.
2.3
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Fuller on off, Henry defends it.
2.2
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Good length ball on off, Nicholls blocks it.
2.1
2
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Overthrow and Nicholls gets an extra run to get off the mark with a couple. Good length ball on off, Nicholls defends it towards point and Guptill calls for a quick run. Jadeja gets to the ball and misses his underarm shy at the keeper's end allowing them to get the second.
1.6
6
N Saini to M Guptill, SIX! Bang! This time Guptill connects and when this Kiwi connects they don't stay in the park. Short ball on the body, Guptill pulls it over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
1.5
0
N Saini to M Guptill, Guptill tries to take the charge and show young Saini who is the boss but cannot time it. Good length ball on middle and leg, Guptill comes down the track and looks to hit it over but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
1.4
0
N Saini to M Guptill, Full on off, Guptill plays it to wide mid on.
1.3
0
N Saini to M Guptill, On off and pacy. Guptill defends it off the front foot. The previous two blocks will give him more confidence than that edgy boundary off the first ball.
1.2
0
N Saini to M Guptill, Fuller on off, Guptill this time blocks it off the front foot.
1.1
4
N Saini to M Guptill, EDGED AND FOUR! Lucky, lucky boundary for Guptill and this ball shows why they say this game is cruel on bowlers. Saini starts with a good length ball on off, it comes back in. Guptill looks to defend it away from his body. The ball takes the inside edge and goes past the stumps to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

Navdeep Saini to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
J Bumrah to H Nicholls, Length ball outside off, Nicholls leaves it alone to get through Bumrah's first without any harm. 7 off the first, good start for New Zealand.
0.5
3
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Full on middle and leg, Guptill flicks it through mid-wicket and gets three as the fielder cleans it up.
0.4
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Good comeback from Bumrah. He comes closer to the off pole and makes this one go away a tad. Guptill looks to defend but gets beaten. That was just a whisker away from taking the outside edge.
0.3
4
J Bumrah to M Guptill, FOUR! Little bit of width and Guptill slashes onto it. Outside off on a length, Guptill cuts it through point to get the run chase off the mark with a slashing boundary.
0.2
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Bumrah pulls his length back just a hint and hits the deck hard on off. Guptill blocks it.
0.1
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Bumrah begins with a full length delivery on off. It comes in with his natural angle. Guptill pushes it to point to start the innings.

We are back for the chase. The Indian players are out in the middle. Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls will open the batting for New Zealand. Jasprit Bumrah will start the proceedings for India.