India in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2020

New Zealand vs India - 5th T20I

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Date & Time: 02 February 2020

New Zealand 156/9

RR: 7.8 | India beat New Zealand by 7 runs

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Right. The series ends 5-0 in favour of India. Do not go by that scoreline. India were definitely the better side but New Zealand have not been mauled. They found ways to hurt themselves from winning positions and hence, the scoreline reads so. Perhaps experience could help them, which might be visible come the ODIs. But again, India have been dominant in that format too. So how will that series go? Join us on Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 at 3 pm local (0200 GMT) for the first ODI from Hamilton. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Virat Kohli gets across for a chat as well. Stresses that he is proud of the guys handling the pressure effectively, giving him a lot of satisfaction as a senior member as they have shown that they can take the team and momentum forward in the years to come. Hopes to lay down a collective vision in front of the young team and then hope that the young people understand that and replicate it in their lives. Is happy with the day-to-day routines accepted by the blokes and acknowledges that the team will not win everyday but close moments like the ones in this series will help the young team evolve. On his chat with Kane Williamson outside the boundary midway during the game, Kohli says that both of them have a similar mindset and lay down identical visions for the team. Stresses that in spite of the series scoreline, there is not much difference between the two sides and he believes that Williamson can take his team to a very bright future. Wishes the young Kiwi side all the best for an excellent future.

Victorious stand-in Indian skipper, KL Rahul, says that every win keeps building confidence. On Rohit's injury update, Rahul is not too sure but is hopeful of his skipper's fitness in the next couple of days. On winning the series 3-0 in the third game, Rahul says that the team was willing to try out a few different things and yet, managing to win. On trying new things before the ODI series, Rahul says that the next two days will be more of a relaxing period and enjoy the climate in New Zealand. Then, he says that once the ODI series begins, the focus will be back on.

New Zealand skipper for the day, TIM SOUTHEE, manages a smile. Feels unfortunate to be on the wrong side of the result again but credits his side to give India a run for their money. Stresses that there is not a massive gap between the two units, in spite of the series scoreline and it is all about doing those little things better. Details they need to find out ways to win key moments. On the upcoming ODIs, Southee feels that it will be different personnel coming in and it will be a nice change. Adds that it is a format where they have done well, so hopes to continue that form.

KL RAHUL HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE SERIES. Says that he is very happy with his form and also the team's series result, winning 5-0. Stresses that the team was always positive and confident entering this series and it was all about executing those skills learnt from the series against West Indies and Bangladesh back home. On his role in the World Cup squad, Rahul smiles and says that he is not looking that far and is just aiming to contribute and play well for his country.

JASPRIT BUMRAH HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he is feeling very good after the win. Admits that the match got close at one point but says that the team believed in itself that with a couple of good overs and wickets, they could win. Since it is his first time here, Bumrah says that it took him a while to adjust to the conditions and the boundaries but adds that he eventually managed to adjust himself. Is happy with the experience of playing in windy conditions in New Zealand.

Earlier in the evening, India huffed and puffed their way to 163. They got off to a flier in the Powerplay but then got pegged back to some excellent bowling on a sluggish track. Rohit Sharma played a bizarre innings where he never looked settled but a freakish injury saw him retire hurt on 60, which dented at least 20-30 runs off the team's total. Hamish Bennett continued his resurgence, taking 1/21 in his 4 overs. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

Never count a champion out. Did people say that Jasprit Bumrah has lost his knack of picking up wickets? Think again. 4-1-12-3. Of course, the Kiwis were in a personal hole dug by themselves but what we did not see in the last 4 games, we got to see in this one. Yorkers finding their mark, ball zipping off the deck and making the batsmen hop around - not to bouncers or short stuff - but to length balls as batsmen were clueless as to which way will the ball move. Welcome back, Jasprit Bumrah. The other bowlers did their bit and luckily for India, the Shivam Dube over which went for 34 in the 10th, did not cost them the match. Jokes apart, it is high time the visitors started searching for another seaming all-rounder in Dube's place, if Hardik is not around for a while.

Got to feel for Tim Seifert. He was a part of all the three games where the Kiwis had a chance to win, only to see his side blow those chances up. Here, he and Taylor led a superb recovery, forging a 99-run stand for the fourth wicket, from 17/3, but still, their other mates found a way to lose. So poor-looking is the batting scorecard that the third highest scorer of the innings is Ish Sodhi with 16! They need a counsellor desperately.

Another sad ending for the Kiwis. Just look at the last three games - they could have won the series 3-2! But unfortunately for them, they could not capitalize on winning moments. Not sure how you can lose from such positions - 3 needed from 5 balls, 9 needed from 9 and 48 from 44 - all these in 3 separate games. But they did and hence, find themselves in such a situation. Their first ever whitewash at home.

19.6
1
S Thakur to Ish Sodhi, 5-0! Full and outside off once again, Sodhi can only manage to get a single towards third man off an outside edge. INDIA WIN BY 7 RUNS.
19.5
0
S Thakur to Ish Sodhi, Swing and miss! Surely game over! Sodhi shows his disappointment. A length ball outside off, Sodhi has a wild swing but he misses.
19.4
6
S Thakur to Ish Sodhi, SIX! Another one over the fence. 9 more needed off the 2 remaining balls. 2 boundaries and we will be witnessing hat-trick of Super Over. Poor stuff from Shardul. He bowls a slightly short of a length ball around middle, Sodhi swivels and hammers it over deep square leg for a massive six.
19.3
0
S Thakur to Ish Sodhi, Swing and a miss! Goes full and outside off, Sodhi looks to drive but misses.
19.2
6
S Thakur to Ish Sodhi, SIX! Huge! Super Over approaching? A back of a length ball around off, Sodhi goes on the back foot and powers it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 15 more needed.
19.1
0
S Thakur to Ish Sodhi, Knuckle ball around off, Sodhi swings hard but does not connect.

Shardul Thakur to bowl the final over of the innings. 3-0-25-2 from him so far.

18.6
0
J Bumrah to H Bennett, Full and around off, Bennett keeps it out nicely. 21 more needed for the Kiwis.
18.5
1
J Bumrah to Ish Sodhi, An excellent yorker from Bumrah. Sodhi does well to squeeze it out towards point. He takes off for the run. Iyer picks the ball quickly and throws at the non-striker's end but misses. Had he hit, that would've been game over.
18.4
0
J Bumrah to Ish Sodhi, Good length ball around off and middle, Sodhi looks to put bat on ball but misses.
18.3
1
J Bumrah to H Bennett, Quick run! But India won't mind. A very full ball on off, Bennett blocks it towards the off side and takes a quick run and Bumrah gets to the ball quickly.

Hamish Bennett is the last man in.

18.2
0
J Bumrah to Tim Southee, OUT! TIMBER! Another corker of a yorker from Bumrah and India are just 1 wicket away from inflicting a 5-0 whitewash. Bumrah bowls it on the leg stump line, Southee looks to drive but fails to get any bat on it. The ball crashes into the leg stump. 23 required from 10 balls.
18.1
1
J Bumrah to Ish Sodhi, Full and on the pads, Sodhi looks to flick but gets an inside edge on the pads. The ball rolls towards the off side and the batters cross over for a single.

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the penultimate over of the game. Might as well be the last.

17.6
4
N Saini to Tim Southee, FOUR! Important boundary! A full ball outside off, Southee gets under the ball and lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 24 needed off the final 12 balls.
17.5
2
N Saini to Tim Southee, Back of a length ball on middle, Southee looks to pull but does not connect it well. He though manages to clear the mid on fielder and before the long on can move across to field, a couple of runs.
17.4
0
N Saini to Tim Southee, Missed out on a low full toss but this is smart bowling. Seeing Southee moving across the off side again, Saini bowls it outside off, Southee looks to paddle but misses.
17.3
0
N Saini to Tim Southee, Length ball outside off, Southee moves across to the off side and looks to pull towards the shorter side of the ground. He though misses and the ball sneaks through his legs.
17.2
1
N Saini to Ish Sodhi, Full and on off, Sodhi pushes it towards mid off and takes off for a single. The fielder there gets to the ball and underarms the throw but misses.

Ish Sodhi is the new man in.

17.1
0
N Saini to R Taylor, OUT! Caught! There goes Taylor and probably the hopes of New Zealand. Excellent stuff from Saini. He lures Taylor into driving with a fuller ball outside off, Taylor obliges and looks to slam it through covers without any feet movement. The ball takes the outside edge and goes behind. Rahul there does not make any mistake. 31 more needed off 17 balls.

Navdeep Saini to bowl the 17th and his final over of the game.

16.6
1
S Thakur to R Taylor, Length ball around off, Taylor taps it towards short third man and takes a single. Just 4 off it and a couple of wickets.

Tim Southee, the skipper walks out to bat. His side have once again thrown the game away. Can he help Taylor provide a turnaround?

16.5
0
S Thakur to S Kuggeleijn, OUT! Caught! Another one bites the dust. What are New Zealand doing here? What is the need for Scott to play a shot like this? Only he can answer. A back of a length ball on middle, Kuggeleijn looks to pull but the he does not time it well. He finds Sundar at deep square leg to perfection. He is not going to drop chances like these. 32 needed off 19 legal balls.
16.4
1
S Thakur to R Taylor, Bangs a short ball on middle, Taylor looks to defend but he takes his eyes off. The ball hits him on the gloves and goes towards the off side. A single taken.

The new man in is Scott Kuggeleijn. He can hit the long ball, can he do that and help his side home?

16.3
0
S Thakur to M Santner, OUT! CAUGHT! Santner falls now and New Zealand look like they are throwing this game away as well. Now, the whole pressure is on Ross Taylor. Slower one on off, Santner goes on his knees and tries to lift it over long on. He fails to time it perfectly and goes toward long on. Manish Pandey settles himself and takes a good catch. 33 required from 21 balls.
16.2
1
S Thakur to R Taylor, Full ball on middle, Taylor works it towards mid-wicket for a run.
16.1
1
S Thakur to M Santner, Length ball on middle, Santner whips it to mid-wicket for a run.

Shardul Thakur returns. 2-0-21-0 are his numbers so far.

15.6
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Play and a miss! Flatter outside off, once again it is close to the tramline. Taylor looks to sweep but misses. This time the umpire does not signal it as wide. It was a close call. Chahal finishes with the figures of 4-0-28-0.
15.6
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, WIDE! Too wide outside off, on the wrong end of the tramline. Ross lets it be and the umpire signals it as wide.
15.5
1
Y Chahal to M Santner, Flat outside off, Santner comes out and reaches for it on the off side for a single.
15.4
2
Y Chahal to M Santner, Tossed up outside off, Santner strokes it to deep cover and takes a single. The throw from the fielder there is a poor one and there is no backup which allows them to get the second with ease.
15.3
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, FIFTY! Taylor gets his seventh fifty in T20Is. Not much of a celebration from him as he knows that there is a lot of work to do yet. Flatter one on off, Taylor looks to cut but it goes off the bottom edge towards short third man for a single.
15.2
1
Y Chahal to M Santner, Floated outside off, Santner comes down the track and milks it to long on for another run.
15.1
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Flighted outside off, Taylor looks to drive but the ball goes off the outer half towards short third man for a single.

Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl out. 3-0-21-0 from him so far.

14.6
1
W Sundar to R Taylor, Shorter delivery outside off, Taylor cuts but finds the backward point fielder. The fielder throws it to the bowler's end but misses. A single taken. Only three from the over.
14.5
1
W Sundar to M Santner, Tossed up on off, Santner drives it to deep cover for a single.
14.4
0
W Sundar to M Santner, Short outside off, Santner looks to punch it on the off side but gets an inside edge which goes to the left of the bowler.
14.3
1
W Sundar to R Taylor, Off spinner on middle and off, Taylor turns it with the spin towards square leg for a single.
14.2
0
W Sundar to R Taylor, Short outside off, Taylot cuts it but once again straight to Dube at point.
14.1
0
W Sundar to R Taylor, Flighted on off, Taylor strokes it to point.

Washington Sundar is brought back into the attack.

Mitchell Santner is the new man in.

13.6
0
J Bumrah to D Mitchell, OUT! TIMBER! That is a Jasprit Bumrah special. How many times have we seen Bumrah get wickets with a corker of a yorker? He bowls it on middle, Mitchell looks to dig it out but the ball sneaks under his bat and goes onto hit the middle stump. 45 runs more required from 36 balls. Are the Kiwis throwing another game away?
13.5
2
J Bumrah to D Mitchell, Full delivery on the pads, Mitchell flicks it towards deep mid-wicket. Daryl calls for a couple. The fielder throws it to the keeper but the batter makes it to the crease. Bumrah asks the umpire whether it is one short. The replays show that Mitchell had completed the first run.
13.4
1
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Full and around off, pushed towards covers for a quick single.
13.3
0
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Another length ball on middle, Taylor once again works it towards mid-wicket where Sundar dives to field but the ball parries just a bit away. No runs taken though.
13.2
0
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Full and on middle, Taylor tucks it towards mid-wicket. A couple of dots now.
13.1
0
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Length ball around off, pushed towards point.
12.6
0
N Saini to D Mitchell, Length ball on off, Daryl blocks it to point. Very good over from Navdeep Saini. 3 runs and a wicket from it.
12.5
0
N Saini to D Mitchell, Bouncer! A nasty welcome for Mitchell. He ducks under it.

Daryl Mitchell walks in next.

12.4
0
N Saini to Tim Seifert, OUT! CAUGHT! Seifert departs after playing a knock of high caliber. Can India make a comeback from here? Saini bowls a back of a length delivery on middle, Seifert looks to whip it towards the deep mid-wicket region. It goes off the top half of the bat and the ball lobs to mid-wicket where Sanju Samson takes a simple catch. 48 more required from 44 balls.
12.3
1
N Saini to R Taylor, On middle, Taylor nudges it towards mid on and gets to the other end.
12.2
1
N Saini to Tim Seifert, FIFTY! Third T20I fifty for him. It has been a excellent innings from him. He is taking the team home. Fullish delivery outside off, Seifert drives it to deep cover for a single.
12.1
1
N Saini to R Taylor, Good length delivery on off, Taylor once again tucks it to the side of the pitch on the leg side and calls for a single. Saini gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Would have been interesting to see if he had hit then would Seifert's dive be enough.

Navdeep Saini returns. 2-0-13-0 from him so far.

11.6
0
J Bumrah to Tim Seifert, Around off, watchfully defended.
11.5
4
J Bumrah to Tim Seifert, FOUR! Pulled away right in the gap. Good length ball on off, Seifert stays in control of this shot and pulls it between deep mid-wicket and long on for a single.
11.4
1
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Direct hit and it would have been close. On the pads, Taylor tucks it to the leg side and calls for a quick single. Seifert responds. Sundar gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the keeper's end but he misses.
11.3
0
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Full on off, RT defends it once again.
11.2
0
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Full and coming in with the angle. Taylor defends it with a straight bat. New Zealand can afford to see off Bumrah here. No need to take any risk in this over.
11.1
1
J Bumrah to Tim Seifert, Good length ball on off, Seifert tucks it to the leg side and gets a single.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on. His only over was a wicket maiden. Can he strike one more time to break this stand and pull India back in this game?

10.6
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Floated on middle, Taylor taps it back to the bowler.
10.5
1
Y Chahal to Tim Seifert, Follows the maximum with a smart single towards third man.
10.4
6
Y Chahal to Tim Seifert, SIX! Easily done. Tossed up outside off, Seifert just plays it with the spin and beautifully lofts his drive over covers for a boundary.
10.3
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Slower through the air on the pads, Taylor turns it behind square on the leg side and gets a single to bring up the 100 for New Zealand. 64 needed off 57 now.
10.2
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Flighted on off, Taylor drives it to cover.
10.1
1
Y Chahal to Tim Seifert, Chahal floats it on middle and leg, Seifert nudges it through mid on for a run.
9.6
6
S Dube to R Taylor, SIX! 34 from the over and New Zealand are right on top here. Dube dishes a short one on middle, Taylor pulls it over the deep mid-wicket for a biggie. They need 66 from the last ten overs.
9.5
6
S Dube to R Taylor, SIX! Taylor makes full use of the Free Hit. Full delivery on middle, Taylor whips it over the deep mid-wicket region for a biggie.

FREE HIT TIME!!!

9.5
4
S Dube to R Taylor, NO BALL AND FOUR! Dube is taking a real pasting here. Fullish ball on middle, Taylor whips it towards deep square leg. Washington Sundar comes across from deep mid-wicket but overruns the ball and slips. The ball goes past him and into the fence. It is also a no ball.
9.4
1
S Dube to Tim Seifert, Shortish and around off, Seifert taps it through point for a single.
9.3
4
S Dube to Tim Seifert, FOUR! Not where Seifert wanted it to go but he will not mind. Full ball on middle. Seifert looks to play the scoop but it takes the inner half of the bat and goes just past the off stump and into the fine leg fence.
9.2
6
S Dube to Tim Seifert, SIX! Another one but this could've been gone in the hands too. Another short ball on middle from Dube. Seifert connects with the pull towards deep square leg. The fielder there is standing well ahead of the ropes. He tries to catch but the ball evades him to go over the ropes.
9.1
6
S Dube to Tim Seifert, SIX! Welcome into the attack, Dube. What a strike from Seifert. A length ball angled into the batter, Seifert comes down the track and slams it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

Shivam Dube is introduced into the attack.

8.6
1
Y Chahal to Tim Seifert, Once again Chahal goes short and Seifert this time cuts it to deep point and keeps the strike. 9 from the over.
8.5
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Short outside off, Tim cuts it towards deep point for a run.
8.4
1
Y Chahal to Tim Seifert, Shorter on off, Seifert punches it towards cover and gets a run.
8.3
4
Y Chahal to Tim Seifert, FOUR! Swept and swept really hard. Full and around off from Chahal, Seifert sweeps it hard and finds the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg for a boundary.
8.2
0
Y Chahal to Tim Seifert, Loopy ball around off, turns a hint away as Seifert looks to push at it.
8.1
2
Y Chahal to Tim Seifert, NOT OUT! Seifert can carry on. The dive has saved him there. Fuller ball on middle, Seifert sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket. Iyer runs forward, picks the ball quickly and fires the throw at the striker's end as the batters decide for the second. Rahul collects the ball and takes the bails off. The third umpire has been called for. The replays roll in and show that Seifert has done well to get in with the dive.

Is Seifert short? That could be a massive blow! Replay time. Just in, with the dive.

7.6
2
S Thakur to R Taylor, Take a bow! Sanju Samson. What a piece of fielding from Samson. Saved four runs for his side. Full delivery on middle, Taylor looks to hammer it over deep mid-wicket. The ball looks like it is going over the ropes but Samson dives, catches the ball and just before he falls on the ground, he throws the ball back in. The umpire wants to check whether it is a clean save. The replays roll in and they show that Samson has done a terrific job. Only two in the end.
7.5
4
S Thakur to R Taylor, FOUR! Whipped away. Fullish on middle, Taylor whips it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
7.5
0
S Thakur to R Taylor, WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high and goes over the head of Ross. Wided by the umpire.
7.4
1
S Thakur to Tim Seifert, Outside off, Seifert cuts it away from point and gets a single.
7.3
1
S Thakur to R Taylor, Ohh! Taylor is lucky to get away with that. Length delivery outside off, Taylor looks to pulll but the ball keeps a bit low and takes the inside edge of his bat. It hits his calf and rolls behind, past the stumps. Allowing them to take a single.
7.2
1
S Thakur to Tim Seifert, Good length ball on off, Seifert whips it towards long on and gets to the other end.
7.1
1
S Thakur to R Taylor, Good length ball around off, Taylor runs it down to third man and gets a single.

Shardul Thakur is back on! 1-0-10-0 from him so far.

6.6
0
Y Chahal to Tim Seifert, Tidy start from Chahal. Just 3 from his first. Shorter on off, Seifert blocks it to get through the over.
6.5
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Good stop, probably saved three runs for his side. Tossed up on off, Taylor drives it to the right of cover. Manish Pandey there dives and saves it. Keeping it down to one.
6.4
1
Y Chahal to Tim Seifert, Flighted on off, Seifert milks it towards long off and gets a single.
6.3
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Loopy delivery on middle and leg, Taylor nudges it towards mid on and gets a run.
6.2
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Beauty! Slower through the air and short. It turns off the surface, Taylor looks to defend but misses.
6.1
0
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Chahal starts with a very slow leg spinner on off and middle. Taylor pushes it to mid off.

Yuzvendra Chahal comes to bowl now.

5.6
0
N Saini to R Taylor, Short ball on middle, Taylor looks to pull but it hits the pads and rolls to point. The batters steal a leg bye. New Zealand are 41/3 after the Powerplay. India were 53/1 at this stage.
5.5
4
N Saini to R Taylor, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Another full ball which is angled into the batter, Taylor once again flicks and this time the ball goes to the deep square leg fence.
5.4
4
N Saini to R Taylor, FOUR! That was hit with power! A full ball around off, Taylor uses his wrists and whips it to deep mid-wicket fence.
5.3
0
N Saini to R Taylor, Short of a length ball around off, Taylor goes for the pull but connects only with thin air.
5.2
0
N Saini to R Taylor, Stifled appeal but the umpire turns it down. Height looked to be an issue and also probably going down. Good length ball pitching on off and coming in. Taylor comes inside the line and looks to flick it over on the leg side but misses. The ball hits him on his pad. There is a hopeful appeal but the umpire is unmoved.
5.1
0
N Saini to R Taylor, Fuller and coming in on off, Taylor defends it with a dead bat.
4.6
0
S Thakur to Tim Seifert, Length delivery around leg, Tim flicks it to mid-wicket and gets through the over. 10 from it and the pressure has been released with this over.
4.5
4
S Thakur to Tim Seifert, TOP EDGED AND FOUR! Short ball on the body, Seifert looks to pull but gets a top edge which flies towards the vacant fine leg region. The ball bounces a couple of times inside the ropes and then touches the fence. Very good over for New Zealand so far.
4.4
0
S Thakur to Tim Seifert, Length delivery outside off, Seifert punches it to cover.
4.3
1
S Thakur to R Taylor, Very good ball. It is very full, almost a yorker on middle and off. Taylor manages to dig it out to the right of mid on and takes a single.
4.2
0
S Thakur to R Taylor, Good length ball on off, Taylor defends it towards mid on.
4.1
4
S Thakur to R Taylor, FOUR! On the pads and Taylor glances it nicely! A very full ball on the pads of Taylor, he flicks it off his pads. There is no protection in the deep and the ball races away to the fence.
4.1
0
S Thakur to R Taylor, WIDE! False start from Thakur as he slips this one down the leg side. Taylor lets it be.

Change in bowling! Shardul Thakur is on now.

3.6
4
N Saini to Tim Seifert, FOUR! Nicely cut away! Short ball outside off, Seifert cuts it through the point region for a boundary.
3.5
1
N Saini to R Taylor, Shortish and on middle, Taylor tucks it behind square leg for a single to get off the mark.
3.4
0
N Saini to R Taylor, Length ball angled into the batter, Taylor works it towards mid-wicket.
3.3
0
N Saini to R Taylor, Around off, it is defended.

Ross Taylor is the new man in. He is playing his 100th T20I match. Can he deliver for his side here?

3.2
0
N Saini to Tim Seifert, OUT! RUN OUT! Bruce is out of the crease and he will have to go. This was a terrible mix-up. Full delivery on off, Seifert drives it to cover. Seifert takes off for a single but Bruce is not interested. He sees Tim has almost reached the non-striker's end and then takes off. Samson at cover is in deep though as to throw it to Saini or go for a direct hit. He goes for the latter but he misses the stumps. Luckily for him, Rahul comes ahead and whips the bails off. The replays roll in and they show that Bruce was out of his crease. New Zealand sink further into trouble.

Run out appeal taken upstairs. This can be a disaster for the Kiwis. What a mix-up. Indians are looking confident. Replay time! Tom Bruce is well short.

3.1
0
N Saini to Tim Seifert, Saini bowls it on a length around off first up. Seifert defends it with a dead bat.

Navdeep Saini comes into the attack now.

2.6
0
W Sundar to Tom Bruce, Shorter and around off, tapped towards cover-point. Excellent over from Sundar after conceding 10 off the first two balls.
2.5
0
W Sundar to Tom Bruce, Floated around off and middle, Bruce comes forward and blocks.
2.4
0
W Sundar to Tom Bruce, Flatter and around off, pushed towards point.

New Zealand in trouble and Tom Bruce walks out to bat. Can he be the man to take them out of it?

2.3
0
W Sundar to C Munro, OUT! TIMBER! Excellent comeback from Sundar. After being hit for a six and a four of the previous two deliveries, Sundar takes his revenge. Sundar comes around the wicket and bowls a quicker delivery on leg, Munro looks to cut but fails. The ball goes onto hit the leg stump.
2.2
4
W Sundar to C Munro, FOUR! This time Munro backs away to the leg side and pummels the short ball over the bowler's head. One bounce and into the fence.
2.1
6
W Sundar to C Munro, SIX! Swept away! A full ball around off, Munro gets in position and slogs it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
1.6
0
J Bumrah to Tim Seifert, Back of a length on off, TS defends it to get through the over. What a start from Bumrah! It's a wicket maiden from the speedster.
1.5
0
J Bumrah to Tim Seifert, Another super delivery. Good length ball on middle and leg, Seifert blocks it.
1.4
0
J Bumrah to Tim Seifert, Superb delivery from Bumrah. Bowls it with pace just outside off, Seifert thinks this is coming in with the angle but the ball straightens up and squares up Tim.
1.3
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, OUT! LBW! The time to take the review is over and Guptill has to go. Good start for India. Good length on off, which skids on from the surface. Guptill looks to flick but misses to get flush on the pads. Bumrah and the rest put in an appeal. The umpire agrees with them and raises his finger. It looks out to the naked eye. Guptill and Munro are involved in a discussion to take the review but time is finished. Wait a minute, the Ball Tracker rolls in and it shows that the ball was missing the stumps! Tim Seifert comes in at number 3.

With a wicket in the second over, the Kiwis need a big effort from their remaining players. And, without Williamson, the task becomes even more tougher for the hosts.

1.2
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Length delivery which comes in with the angle. Guptill tucks it to the leg side.
1.1
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Bumrah starts with a good length delivery around off, Guptil taps it towards point.

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end.

0.6
4
W Sundar to C Munro, FOUR! Nicely played! Short ball on middle, Munro pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary. 7 from the first over.
0.5
1
W Sundar to M Guptill, Slower through the air and around off, Guptill pushes it towards covers and crosses over for a single.
0.4
1
W Sundar to C Munro, Bowls it short and outside off, Munro cuts but Iyer dives to his right and saves runs. A single taken.
0.3
0
W Sundar to C Munro, Flighted ball outside off, driven to mid off.
0.2
1
W Sundar to M Guptill, Quicker one on the pads, Guptill flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
0.1
0
W Sundar to M Guptill, Leading edge on the first ball! A floated ball around off, Guptill looks to tuck it towards the leg side but gets a soft leading edge towards covers.

We are back for the run chase. Colin Munro and Martin Guptill, the two Kiwi openers walk out to the middle. Washington Sundar will start the proceedings for the Indians. Here we go...