India in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2020

New Zealand vs India - 1st T20I

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

Date & Time: 24 January 2020

India 204/4

RR: 10.73 | India beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

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That's all we have from this high-scoring but one-sided affair. The venue for the second T20I will remain the same. Do join us on Sunday at 1950 local (0650 GMT) for all the action. Until then, it's goodbye and cheers!

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that they enjoyed the contest. Tells that they landed just two days ago and played a game like this which is fantastic. Mentions that they needed the crowd support while chasing 200-plus and they were right behind them. States that they never spoke about the jet lag in the team and he never wanted to take that as an excuse. Further says that they were focused on what needs to be done on the field. Tells that they are playing well as a side and just wants to keep doing that. Feels that they bowled well in the middle overs and then in the latter half and adds that it appeared a 230-wicket at one stage but they pulled things back nicely. Reckons that they have to improve their fielding and get used to the dimensions of the ground.

New Zealand's skipper, Kane Williamson says that there are a lot of positives and admits that it was hard to defend on this ground. Mentions about the dew as well but feels India are a class team. States that they needed to pick early wickets which didn't happen and again he credits India for playing really well. Shares that the pitch was very good for batting and later on dew also made it easy. Feels that they didn't put India under enough pressure. On his own batting, Kane replies that it's nice to build some partnerships and the boys played their roles really well.

Shreyas Iyer is given the Man of the Match award! Says that it was really amazing to come overseas and win the game and stay not out. Adds that they lost two wickets in succession and concentrated on partnerships. Mentions that they knew the ground is really small and they can make up later on. He enjoyed the crowd support today and is hoping for the same in the remaining games as well.

It was not a day for the bowlers. They failed to exert any pressure and leaked runs at a brisk rate. There was never a moment when India felt the scoreboard pressure. Mitchell Santner was a major disappointment as he went for aplenty but his partner, Ish Sodhi, fared decently to pick two wickets. Earlier in the evening, it was a power-packed batting show by the Black Caps but eventually, they failed to get enough runs to bother the starry Indian batting line-up. Stay tuned for the presentation...

In pursuit, India lost Rohit Sharma cheaply but that didn't deter their confidence. Virat Kohli combined forces with KL Rahul and together they put on a quickfire 99-run stand, off just 51 balls. There was a phase when the visitors lost Rahul and Kohli in a quick succession which gave a sniff to the Black Caps. However, Shreyas Iyer settled down in his role of a finisher and along with Manish Pandey steered India home. Iyer was simply amazing under pressure as he went about his business in a controlled manner and notched up a delightful half century.

A thumping win for India! Just the battleground changed, not the result. They were dominating at home and have just carried that scintillating form abroad. It's a big chase but they scaled it down with one over to spare. That just tells the ease with which they prospered in the run chase.

18.6
6
Tim Southee to S Iyer, SIX! Smoked! Shreyas Iyer, you beauty! INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Southee dishes out a slower full ball around off, Iyer gets across the stumps a bit and clobbers it over mid-wicket for a maximum. The crowd roars. The Indian spectators have outnumbered the Kiwi supporters.
18.5
0
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Play and a miss! Southee delivers it on a length outside off, getting it to shape away, Shreyas throws his bat at it but fails to make any connection.
18.4
1
Tim Southee to M Pandey, Short in length on off, Pandey plays a controlled pull shot and sends it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 6 needed more!
18.3
1
Tim Southee to S Iyer, On the pads and it's turned behind square leg for a run.
18.2
4
Tim Southee to S Iyer, FOUR! Shreyas reaches his fifty, off just 26 balls. His second in this format. Just like Rahul, he also continues with his good form. Fuller length ball around off, angling in, Iyer shuffles across and flicks it over square leg for a boundary.
18.1
6
Tim Southee to S Iyer, SIX! Clears the short boundary line with ease! Back of a length ball around middle and off, Shreyas camps back and rifles it over long off for a maximum.
17.6
1
H Bennett to S Iyer, Chases a wide delivery and gets only a run. Could have left it alone. Hamish slips a length ball down the leg side, Shreyas tries to flick and gets some bat on it. Seifert dives across to his left and parries it towards short fine leg. A single is taken. Good comeback from the bowler after conceding two fours at the start.
17.5
1
H Bennett to M Pandey, Shot! But for just a run. Back of a length ball on middle, Pandey clears his front leg and heaves it to deep square leg for a single.
17.4
1
H Bennett to S Iyer, Fuller in length around off, eased down to long on for a run.
17.3
0
H Bennett to S Iyer, Almost edges it behind! Shreyas Iyer makes movement inside the crease to confuse the bowler but Bennett does well to stick to his guns. He delivers it short and in the line of the stumps, Shreyas flays at it and misses.
17.2
4
H Bennett to S Iyer, FOUR! Shreyas is finding the gaps superbly! Bennett once again is on the fuller side around off, Iyer moves across the stumps again and whips it to wide long on. 21 needed off 16 balls!
17.1
4
H Bennett to S Iyer, FOUR! Bennett begins the over from 'round the wicket and serves a full toss on middle, Shreyas shuffles across the stumps and flicks it sweetly to long leg for a boundary.

Hamish Bennett is back for another burst.

16.6
1
Tim Southee to S Iyer, Brilliant effort from Tickner. Short ball around off, Iyer flays it towards point but Tickner there makes a diving stop to his right. Only a single. 29 needed off the final 18 balls.
16.5
1
Tim Southee to M Pandey, Yorker on on middle, drilled to long on for a single.
16.4
0
Tim Southee to M Pandey, Slightly short ball on middle, Pandey looks to pull but mistimes it towards long on for a single.
16.3
1
Tim Southee to S Iyer, A length ball on middle, Iyer works it towards mid-wicket for a run.
16.2
6
Tim Southee to S Iyer, SIX! Slammed! A short ball down the leg side from Southee, Iyer goes on the back foot and tonks it over deep square leg for a biggie! Bowler under pressure now.
16.1
1
Tim Southee to M Pandey, Quick single! A full ball around off, Manish hammers it towards mid off and takes off for the run. The fielder there picks the ball and releases the throw at the non-striker's end but misses. Wouldn't have mattered though.

Tim Southee is back on! 2-0-20-0 from him. The hosts would need him to deliver in his final 2 overs.

15.6
1
Ish Sodhi to M Pandey, Knocks a full ball down to long on for a run. 14 from the over, spoiling Sodhi's spell somewhat. He ends with 4-0-36-2!
15.5
6
Ish Sodhi to M Pandey, SIX! Wow, this one has gone the distance. Pandey shows his full range there. A long hop on middle, Manish swings his bat and dismisses it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
15.4
1
Ish Sodhi to S Iyer, A long hop on middle, pulled to deep square leg for a single.
15.3
4
Ish Sodhi to S Iyer, FOUR! Connects and connects well! Sodhi drags his length short again and delivers it wide outside off. Shreyas doesn't miss out this time and whacks it through backward point.
15.2
0
Ish Sodhi to S Iyer, NOT OUT! Once again the batsman is safely inside the crease. Sodhi serves it short and wide outside off, Iyer strides forward to slap it through the line but misses. The keeper collects the ball and takes the bails off in a flash. He appeals and following that the third umpire is referred. The replays shows that Shreyas did drag his back foot outside the crease but had it back in time.

Shout for a stumping! It has been referred upstairs. Not much excitement shown by Tim Seifert though.

15.1
2
Ish Sodhi to S Iyer, Tossed up ball around middle, Shreyas forces it towards wide long on and collects a couple. These two batsmen are lightning quick between the wickets!
14.6
1
H Bennett to S Iyer, Another short ball and another pull shot. A single added to the total as the ball travels to deep mid-wicket. 53 needed off the last 5 overs!
14.5
1
H Bennett to M Pandey, A half tracker on middle, it's been pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run.
14.4
1
H Bennett to S Iyer, The batsman has played it to the point region. They pick up a single.
14.3
2
H Bennett to S Iyer, Turns a length delivery towards wide mid on and scampers back for the second run. Excellent running!
14.2
1
H Bennett to M Pandey, Run out appeal has been referred upstairs! Short in length outside off, Pandey plays it down with an angled bat to point and Munro has an unnecessary shy at the bowler's end and finds the timber. It deflects and now they cross. The Kiwis appeal for a run out which has been referred as well but the replays find Shreyas fine.
14.1
1
H Bennett to S Iyer, Back of a length delivery on middle and off, Iyer moves back and guides it down to third man for a run.

Hamish Bennett is back on! 2-0-18-0 from him so far.

13.6
0
Ish Sodhi to M Pandey, Shortish and on off, slapped back to the bowler. Sodhi did well to stop it in his followthrough. Just 2 runs and a wicket from the over, superb one by Ish!
13.5
1
Ish Sodhi to S Iyer, Sodhi drags his length short and delivers it outside off, Shreyas cuts it through point and picks a run.
13.4
1
Ish Sodhi to M Pandey, Full and outside off, it's forced to long off for one.
13.3
0
Ish Sodhi to M Pandey, Flatter delivery on off, defended off the back foot.

Manish Pandey joins Shreyas Iyer out in the middle!

13.2
0
Ish Sodhi to S Dube, OUT! Shivam holes out and it's yet another roadblock for India! Sodhi dishes out a well-disguised googly and lands it full around middle, Dube aims to clear wide long on with a big flourish of his bat but fails to get enough meat behind his shot. Tim Southee moves swiftly across to his left from long on and takes the catch with ease. 62 needed off 40 balls.

This can be a very key over for New Zealand as the left-hander can tonk a few out of the park.

13.1
0
Ish Sodhi to S Dube, SAFELY IN! Never left his crease. Flatter and shorter outside off, Dube tries to cut but misses. Seifert is quick to dislodge the bails and appeals. It's referred upstairs but the replays find Dube easily in. In fact both his legs were inside the crease. Waste of time.

Ish Sodhi is back on. 2-0-20-1 are his figures so far.

12.6
1
M Santner to S Dube, Shortish and outside off, dabbed towards short third man for a run. 13 from the over, India needed that after the fall of Kohli's wicket.
12.5
6
M Santner to S Dube, SIX! Up and over deep mid-wicket! Santner continues to fire it in, it's full and on middle, Shivam heaves it across the line and just manages to clear the fielder at the edge of the boundary line.
12.4
4
M Santner to S Dube, FOUR! Blazed away! Santner sends this quicker and fuller outside off, Dube picks the area and hammers it over the bowler's head. The long off fielder gets across to his left but fails to cut it off.
12.3
0
M Santner to S Dube, Flatter one, shorter in length outside off, Shivam mistimes his back foot punch to covers.
12.2
1
M Santner to S Iyer, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
12.1
1
M Santner to S Dube, Flatter one, around middle and leg, helped behind square leg for a run.
11.6
1
B Tickner to S Dube, Dube opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 8 runs and a big wicket from the over!
11.5
0
B Tickner to S Dube, Too full in length and outside off, pushed to covers.
11.4
1
B Tickner to S Iyer, Angles in a full ball on middle, Shreyas eases it down to long on for one.
11.3
4
B Tickner to S Iyer, FOUR! That's some shot from Iyer! Tickner delivers it on a length outside off, Shreyas stays back and spanks it over mid off for a boundary.
11.2
2
B Tickner to S Iyer, Fuller length ball outside off, driven through covers for a couple of runs.

Shivam Dube walks in next.

11.1
0
B Tickner to V Kohli, OUT! Guptill takes a stunner, running in from the deep! Kohli is sent packing and this is a body blow to India. Tickner spears in a fuller length ball down the leg side, following the batsman, Kohli uses his wrists to flick it across the line but mistimes it badly. The ball loops in the air and Guptill charges forward from deep mid-wicket to take a ripper of a catch, inches above the surface. 83 needed off 53 balls and now it's game on!

Blair Tickner is back on. 2-0-26-0 are his numbers.

10.6
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Flighted ball on middle, pushed towards mid on where the fielder misfielded and allowed a run.
10.5
1
M Santner to S Iyer, A lazy shot! Shortish and outside off, spinning away, Iyer plays at it half-heartedly and lofts it over covers. They pick up a single.
10.4
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Eases a full ball down to long off and rotates the strike. Good over, so far.
10.4
0
M Santner to V Kohli, Wide! Tossed up ball down the leg side, Kohli watches the line closely and lets it be.
10.3
1
M Santner to S Iyer, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
10.2
0
M Santner to S Iyer, Gets forward to drive with the spin but finds the short extra cover fielder.
10.1
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Short in length and outside off, Kohli cuts it with the spin to sweeper cover for a run.

Shreyas Iyer is the next man in. Also, Mitchell Santner returns into the attack. 2-0-31-1 are his numbers so far.

9.6
0
Ish Sodhi to KL Rahul, OUT! Southee catches it safely! Crucial breakthrough for New Zealand! A flighted full ball around off, Rahul makes room and aims to heave it across the line but it takes the top edge. Tim Southee charges forward from long off and completes the catch safely. The partnership of 99 runs has been broken and India need 89 more runs to win this match at the halfway stage.
9.6
0
Ish Sodhi to KL Rahul, Third wide in the over! Sodhi once again serves a tossed up delivery way wide outside off, Rahul allows it through.
9.5
1
Ish Sodhi to V Kohli, Doesn't get all of his bat on this one! Shortish ball on off, Kohli pulls it down towards long on for just a run.
9.4
1
Ish Sodhi to KL Rahul, Sodhi goes quicker and flatter through the air, serves it a bit short and on middle, Rahul stays back and drills it down to long on for one.
9.3
1
Ish Sodhi to V Kohli, A googly on the slower side, it's a touch short too, Virat moves back and taps it down towards short third man for a run.
9.2
1
Ish Sodhi to KL Rahul, Flatter ball on middle, on the shorter side, Rahul goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
9.2
0
Ish Sodhi to KL Rahul, Wide! This is just pressure that these two batsmen have put on the Kiwis. Sodhi tries to stay away from the hitting zone and ends up bowling it way outside off. Rahul has nothing to do with it.
9.1
1
Ish Sodhi to V Kohli, Flighted delivery, landing full on middle, Kohli plays a fancy flick shot through mid-wicket for a single.
9.1
0
Ish Sodhi to V Kohli, Wide! Poor start, short and way down the leg side, the batsman leaves it.

Ish Sodhi returns. 1-0-12-0 from him so far.

8.6
1
B Tickner to V Kohli, Uses his feet to come down the track and smashes a length ball through extra cover for one. 16 from the over, 97 needed off 66 balls.
8.5
1
B Tickner to KL Rahul, Does the smart thing. Has got the boundary so Rahul just eases a full ball to long on for a run.
8.4
6
B Tickner to KL Rahul, SIX! Rahul makes full use of the Free Hit! Notches up his 10th T20I fifty in style. Back of a length delivery outside off, Rahul hangs back inside the crease and hoists it over long on for a maximum. Superb knock by KL and he is just extending his good run of form. India are cruising!
8.4
1
B Tickner to V Kohli, Oversteps this time and bowls a no ball. Fullish and on off, Kohli drives it to long on for a run. Free Hit loading...
8.4
0
B Tickner to V Kohli, Wide called for height! Tickner digs in a short ball and it goes well over the batsman. Kohli leaves.
8.3
2
B Tickner to V Kohli, On the pads, eased behind square leg for a couple of runs.
8.2
2
B Tickner to V Kohli, CHANCE! Kohli is in danger... THE BALL FALLS SAFELY! Sodhi is the culprit. The Indian spectators in the crowd are delighted. Fullish ball around off, Virat attempts to heave it over the leg side but gets a big top edge. Sodhi tries to circle underneath it but fails to do so cleanly. It's a swirling chance and Ish only manages a few fingertips on it. Big miss. Two runs taken.
8.1
1
B Tickner to KL Rahul, Angling down the leg side, it's worked towards square leg for a single.

Blair Tickner returns! 1-0-10-0 are his numbers so far.

7.6
1
M Santner to KL Rahul, It's been driven superbly through the covers. They pick up a single. 14 from the over and India are on the right path.
7.5
6
M Santner to KL Rahul, SIX! Smashed away! Santner goes flat and short around off, Rahul anticipates that, he transfers his weight on the back leg and spanks it over long off.
7.4
4
M Santner to KL Rahul, FOUR! Straight as an arrow! Full and flighted around off, Rahul strides forward and lifts it over the bowler's head for a boundary. The long on fielder fails to cut it off. Minimum risk in that shot!
7.3
0
M Santner to KL Rahul, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
7.2
2
M Santner to KL Rahul, Flatter, quicker and shorter on middle, Rahul turns it off his pads through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
7.1
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Loopy full ball around off, Kohli drives it to long off for a single.

Mitchell Santner is back on. 1-0-17-1 from him so far.

6.6
1
Ish Sodhi to V Kohli, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 127 needed off 78 balls.
6.5
4
Ish Sodhi to V Kohli, FOUR! Bang! As soon as Sodhi bowls it near the line of the stumps, Kohli attacks it with all his might and play a thunderous pull shot to find the deep mid-wicket fence.
6.5
0
Ish Sodhi to V Kohli, Wide! Sodhi feels the pressure seeing Kohli in front and bowls it way wide outside off. It's left alone.
6.4
1
Ish Sodhi to KL Rahul, Drags his length short and delivers it on middle, Rahul punches it to long on for one.
6.4
0
Ish Sodhi to KL Rahul, Wide! This one is served way wide outside off, Rahul allows it through to the keeper.
6.3
2
Ish Sodhi to KL Rahul, Flatter and shorter, close to off, Rahul moves deep inside the crease and cuts it through point. Taylor makes the stop near the fence and saves two.
6.2
1
Ish Sodhi to V Kohli, Tossed up delivery, this time the line is straighter, around middle and leg, Kohli forces it down to long on for a run.
6.1
1
Ish Sodhi to KL Rahul, Flighted and full on off, it's driven off the front foot to long off for a single. 50-run stand comes up between the two!

Ish Sodhi comes to bowl now.

5.6
1
H Bennett to KL Rahul, Too full in length on middle, knocked down to long on for a single to complete the over. India are 65/1 after the end of the Powerplay!
5.5
1
H Bennett to V Kohli, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
5.4
4
H Bennett to V Kohli, FOUR! Shot! Right from the screws. Bennett dares to bowl it short and Kohli shows no qualms in pulling it to the deep mid-wicket fence.
5.3
0
H Bennett to V Kohli, Very full ball on middle, pushed out to mid on.
5.2
1
H Bennett to KL Rahul, COMPLETE MISCOMMUNICATION! India are very lucky to not lose a wicket. A fuller length ball close to off, Rahul pushes it with gentle hands to extra cover and sets off. Kohli responds but then Rahul stutters. Although the skipper has gone past him and KL has to continue with his running. Luckily for him, the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end. The mid on fielder does the back-up and immediately releases his throw at the non-striker's end again. Bennett doesn't collect thinking that it would hit the stumps but the ball misses the stumps and Rahul dives in to get saved.
5.1
1
H Bennett to V Kohli, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single.

Hamish Bennett is back into the attack. 1-0-10-0 from him so far.

4.6
4
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, FOUR! Edgy this time! Southee hurries up the batsman with a short ball, Rahul hangs back to pull but it takes the top edge. Luckily for him it flies over short fine leg and finds the fence. 16 from the over and India are on the charge!
4.5
6
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, SIX! Wrists of steel! Southee spears in a fuller length ball on on middle, Rahul swings his bat firmly across the line and sends it packing over mid-wicket for a biggie. The master of this shot is at the other end and he would have loved that rotation of wrists shown by KL.
4.4
1
Tim Southee to V Kohli, The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
4.3
3
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, What a shot! Southee doesn't do a lot wrong with his line. He keeps following the batsman down the leg side with a good length ball but Rahul still manages to cut it through the gap at backward point for a three runs.
4.2
1
Tim Southee to V Kohli, Digs in a short ball on off, Kohli pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
4.1
1
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, The line is quite straight and it's been tucked in the gap at mid-wicket for a single.

Tim Southee returns. 1-0-4-0 from him so far.

3.6
2
B Tickner to V Kohli, Superb delivery. Tickner follows Kohli down the leg side with a low full toss, it's worked with gentle hands to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Excellent running by the two batsmen. 41/1 in 4 overs, good going from India!
3.5
1
B Tickner to KL Rahul, Bowls it full and on the pads, Rahul helps it towards mid-wicket and steals a single. Direct hit at the bowler's end would have been close. In fact out, shows the replay. Rahul survives.
3.4
1
B Tickner to V Kohli, Clocks 142 kph and serves it on a good length on middle and leg, Kohli stays leg side to this ball and taps it down at covers for a quick run.
3.3
0
B Tickner to V Kohli, Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
3.2
0
B Tickner to V Kohli, Beaten! Tickner delivers it on a good length outside off and clocks 138 kph, Kohli pushes inside the line and misses.
3.1
6
B Tickner to V Kohli, SIX! That's some way to welcome the new bowler! Tickner pitches it on a length and outside off, slower in pace, Kohli picks it early and lofts it nonchalantly over long off for a maximum. That was a very elegant hit from the Indian skipper!

Bowling change! Blair Tickner comes into the attack.

2.6
1
H Bennett to V Kohli, Another length ball on middle, Kohli works it towards the leg side for a single. 10 from the debutant's first over.
2.5
1
H Bennett to KL Rahul, Too full in length on middle, KL eases it off his pads and finds the gap at mid-wicket for run. Runs the first run hard, wants the second but it's not on.
2.4
1
H Bennett to V Kohli, Slower in pace this time, full and on middle, Kohli waits and works it behind square leg for a single.
2.4
0
H Bennett to V Kohli, Wide! Slips a good length ball down the leg side, Kohli tries to flick but misses.
2.3
2
H Bennett to V Kohli, Lovely wrist work by the Indian skipper! Bennett angles in a length ball on middle and leg, Kohli flicks it in the gap at deep mid-wicket and returns for the second run.
2.2
4
H Bennett to V Kohli, FOUR! Kohli shows who is the boss out there! He fetches a shortish ball from around off and thumps it wide of mid on for a boundary. Virat doesn't take long to get going!
2.1
0
H Bennett to V Kohli, Beaten! Express delivery by the debutant. He angles across a shortish delivery wide outside off, Kohli chases and misses.

Debutant Hamish Bennett is into the attack.

1.6
4
M Santner to KL Rahul, FOUR! Poor delivery and punished. 17 from the over but it also had the all-important wicket of Rohit Sharma. Short in length and around off, Rahul camps back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
1.5
1
M Santner to V Kohli, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single.

Virat Kohli arrives in the middle at number 3.

1.4
0
M Santner to R Sharma, OUT! Rohit falls and it's a big blow to India! Santner this time slows it up in the air and lands it full around off, Rohit kneels down for the slog sweep but it spins away a bit to take the top edge of his bat. Taylor at backward point settles underneath it and takes the simplest of catches. New Zealand will be delighted with this breakthrough. The danger man departs cheaply!
1.3
6
M Santner to R Sharma, SIX! This one is right in the slot and dismissed! Santner fires in a full ball on middle, Rohit clears his front leg and launches it over long on for a maximum.
1.2
0
M Santner to R Sharma, Flashes and misses! Santner comes up with a sharp arm ball outside off, Rohit attempts to go downtown but misses.
1.2
0
M Santner to KL Rahul, Bonus runs! Santner fires one way down the leg side, KL leaves and Seifert fumbles while collecting. The batsmen cross as well. Two wides in total!
1.1
4
M Santner to KL Rahul, FOUR! Straightaway use of the feet by Rahul. He jumps down the track to a fuller length ball around off and smashes it over extra cover. They would try to attack the spinner and not allow him to settle down.

Mitchell Santner to operate from the other end.

0.6
0
Tim Southee to R Sharma, Beauty to beat the bat! Southee slants in a length ball close to off and gets it to straighten from there, Rohit pushes inside the line without any footwork and gets beaten comprehensively.
0.5
0
Tim Southee to R Sharma, Angles in a full ball on off, Sharma covers the line and pushes it to mid off.
0.4
1
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Width on offer outside off, Rahul uses the pace of the bowler and guides it to third man for a single.
0.3
2
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Nice wrist work! Fuller length ball on middle, Rahul rotates his wrists and clips it through square leg for a couple of runs.
0.2
0
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Finds Munro at point! Short in length and outside off, Rahul slaps it off his back foot but fails to meat the point fielder.
0.1
1
Tim Southee to R Sharma, Starts with a length ball close to off, Sharma opens the face of the bat and eases it down to third man for a single. India are away!

Time for the run chase! The two Indian openers, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma walk out to the middle. The Kiwi players are already out in the middle. Tim Southee with the ball first up.