India in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2020

New Zealand vs India - 3rd T20I

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

Date & Time: 29 January 2020

New Zealand 179/6

RR: 8.95 | India tied with New Zealand (India win Super Over by 2 wickets)

commentary

That is it from this superb game of cricket. We all need a breather after this game but the action from the T20I series is not over. Join us for the 4th T20I of the series on Friday, 31st January. That game will begin at 2000 local (0700 GMT). Hope to see you for that one. Till then, cheers!

Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, says that it is an unbelievable game and they looked down and out. Credits Williamson for a wonderful knock and is sad for him not crossing the line. States that Shami showed all his experience and got the game back for us. Praises Rohit as he states that he gave us a good start and got us over the line. Shami bowled two pressure balls and delivered. States that they have to stay calm and that is what they did when New Zealand scored 17 in the Super Over. Finishes by saying that Saini and Sundar are waiting in the wings but the idea is to win the remaining two games.

Kane Williamson, the New Zealand skipper, says that they have been involved in Super Overs and they don't have a good record. Adds that it was a much better performance than last time. Further says he is happy with how they came back with the ball in the first innings. Goes on to say that it feels good to spend time out in the middle and build partnerships. Adds he is disappointed with not getting over the line. States that overall it was a better performance. Williamson goes on to say that they wanted to concede 15 or 20 runs lesser but it did not happen.

For his heroics in the Super Over and his smacking 68 in the first innings, Rohit Sharma has been named the Man of the Match. Rohit says that he has never done that before and he was waiting for the bowlers to make a mistake in the Super Over. Goes to say that it was a good performance but was disappointed with the way he got out in the first innings. Adds that it is important for the senior members to step up as if they had won the match, they would have won the series.

Earlier in the day, India after a rollicking start failed to get to 200 and scored 179 from their 20 overs courtesy of a brisk 68 from Rohit Sharma. After the tourists lost the plot in the middle of their innings, cameos from Kohli, Jadeja and Manish Pandey took them to a very good total of 179. Hamish Bennett made strong comeback with the ball after going for 40 in his first two overs. He managed to finish with three wickets.

Then it was time for the Super Over! Just like Shami in the final over of the regulation game, many expected Bumrah to bounce back and change the kind of day he was having. But that did not come and Williamson once again got the better of the pacer. He along with Guptill managed to score 17 off the Super Over. Now it looked like New Zealand have taken the long route but will get the win and end their duck for the series but the fight between New Zealand and the Super Over continued. The first 4 balls were okay. Southee had 10 to defend from the last two. That's when Hitman removed his sniper and shot New Zealand's hope smacking two sixes of the last two balls and breaking all the Kiwi hearts. The wounds of the 2019 World Cup final were just starting to heal but this loss has once again revitalized those agony for the New Zealand fans.

It was a very indescribable day for the Indian bowlers. They were not at their best. Their strike bowlers, Bumrah and Shami had an off day. The former was not his usual self, he looked frustrated, annoyed and just could not manage to find the yorkers with consistency like he generally does. He conceded 45 from his 4. Jadeja and Thakur were the stars of the show before the final over. Jadeja went for less than 6 rpo and picked up a wicket. Thakur had two from his 3 overs and gave just 21. Chahal had one wicket as well but was expensive. Shami had a horrid day before the final over. Defending 9, he was hit for a 6 off the first ball but then he made a comeback like he has done on so many occasions. He managed to take the game in the Super Over and keep his side in the hut.

Chasing 180, New Zealand got off to a decent start as Guptill took the charge when Munro struggled. Guptill departed just before the opening stand could reach 50. Munro soon joined his partner. Kane Williamson, the ice-cool man of New Zealand, the messiah, took control of the game. He took charge and built partnerships first with Santner, then with Colin de Grandhomme. The former two struggled, the skipper saw that and took on the role of the aggressor which we rarely see from him. Ross Taylor then joined him and the two experienced campaigners almost saw their side home but only for the dreaded final over where one can say they shot themselves on their own foot. Needing 9 off the final over, Taylor tonked a six on the first ball of the final over but then they choked under pressure and could not manage to score the remaining 3. They could score only 2 to get the match to the Super Over!

What a finish!!! Rohit Sharma, you beauty! India were down and out but out of nowhere, they managed to drag the game to the Super Over and even then they were on the back foot. However, they have done the stuff of champions! Rohit Sharma, the miracle man from Mumbai, the new superman of Indian cricket! He has done the unthinkable and wrapped up the series for the Men in Blue! Once again it is the Super Over which plays the role of the antagonist for New Zealand and has brought about their downfall. The curse of the Super Over continues to haunt them and they just cannot find a way to get rid of it.

Ball 6: Southee to Rohit, SIX! Sharma has hoisted it over long off for a biggie! INDIA WIN THE SUPER OVER! What a poor delivery yet again by Southee under pressure. He delivers it full and on middle, Rohit clears his front leg and rifles it over wide long off for the winning runs. Look at the joy in the Indian camp. They have found a way to make a comeback in this match and have now taken an unassailable lead in the series.

Ball 5: Southee to Rohit, SIX! This one is out of the ground! Rohit, you beauty! Southee errs big time. Serves it in the slot, Sharma clears his front leg and launches it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 4 needed off 1 ball.

Ball 4: Southee to Rahul, 1 run! 10 needed off 2 balls. Pressure everywhere. Southee spears in a very full ball on middle, Rahul shuffles back for a big shot but only manages to drag it down towards long on.

Ball 3: Southee to Rahul, FOUR! Rahul finds the fence! Southee once again bowls a full toss outside off, KL shuffles across the stumps and smashes it through backward square leg for a boundary. 11 needed off 3 balls.

Ball 2: Southee to Rohit, 1 run! A low full toss on middle, Rohit once again inside edges his attempted heave across the line. The ball travels to fine leg and they cross.

Ball 1: Southee to Rohit, 2 runs! RUN OUT CHANCE MISSED! A length ball around middle, Rohit goes for a big heave across the line but it takes the inner half and rolls to deep mid-wicket. Sharma wants the second and scampers across to the other end. KL is hesitant in taking off but Rohit scoots. He makes it with a dive as the keeper fails to collect the ball cleanly.

What a finish from New Zealand. They have managed to score 17 runs off the Super Over and India have a very difficult task of scoring 18 to wrap up the series. Kudos to Williamson and Guptill. They have taken on Bumrah in the Super Over who has had a poor evening. The onus now will be on the Kiwi bowler who will take the ball for the Super Over as the batters have done their job. It will be interesting to see which two batters come out to bat for India. New Zealand are the one in the driver's seat. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are the nominated batsmen for the visitors. Tim Southee to bowl the pressure over. Here we go...

Ball 6: Bumrah to Guptill, FOUR! Guptill nails it this time! Bumrah once again bowls a full toss on middle and Guptill hammers it across the line. The long on fielder moves across to his right but fails to cut it off. New Zealand end on 17/0!

Ball 5: Bumrah to Williamson, Bye! Swing and a miss! Back of a length delivery outside off, Kane swings at it massively but is beaten. They cross for a bye and there is a near collision between the batsmen.

Ball 4: Bumrah to Williamson, FOUR! The Kiwi skipper is on fire! Bumrah fails to land his yorker and Williamson takes it on the full. He muscles it over extra cover and finds the fence.

Ball 3: Bumrah to Williamson, SIX! Kane is the man! Bumrah once again delivers it full and outside off, Williamson shuffles across the stumps and dispatches it over backward square leg. New Zealand need many more like these.

Ball 2: Bumrah to Guptill, 1 run! UPPISH BUT SAFE! A full toss around off, Guptill goes straight and lofts it over mid off. No timing at all and it doesn't carry to the fielder in the deep. They cross.

Ball 1: Bumrah to Williamson, 1 run! A length ball is angled into the batsman, Williamson swings it over mid-wicket and crosses for one.

Kohli is having a discussion with Ravi Shastri as to who will bowl the Super Over. Looks like it will be Jasprit Bumrah. Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill are the nominated batsmen for the hosts.

What drama we have just witnessed in the last over! When Taylor hit the six off the first ball of the last over, it looked all over for India. Shami did not give up though as he picked up the wicket of Kane Williamson and gave just a single off the next two balls. Taylor had just a single to take the last ball but missed. Shami did not as the ball went on to hit the stumps and it followed into a Super Over. Brilliant last over from Mohammed Shami.

19.6
0
M Shami to R Taylor, OUT! Bowled! Shami has done the unthinkable, especially after being hit for a maximum on the first ball of the over. Folks, we are in for a Super Over! Full around off, Taylor looks to play it on the up but ends up getting a thick inside edge which goes onto hit the stumps. What a comeback from Shami! Champion stuff from a champion player.

Rahul has removed his one glove.

19.5
0
M Shami to Tim Seifert, Play and miss again but this time they steal a bye. Back of a length outside off, Seifert throws his bat at it but misses. Taylor shows awareness and calls for a run straightaway. Rahul tries to score a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses.
19.4
0
M Shami to Tim Seifert, Play and a miss. More importantly a dot ball. Back of a length outside off, Seifert throws his bat at it but misses.

Tim Seifert is coming out to the middle. Can he finish things off for his side?

19.3
0
M Shami to K Williamson, OUT! Caught! Is there a twist in the tale here? Williamson departs after playing a wonderful innings. Back of a length around off, Williamson looks to play it over point but the ball zips off the surface and kisses the outside edge of the bat which goes to the right of the keeper. Rahul takes it and goes down on the ground. 2 needed off 3 now.
19.2
1
M Shami to R Taylor, Fuller on middle, Taylor strokes it to long on for a single.
19.1
6
M Shami to R Taylor, SIX! Goodbye. That looks to be the end of the game here. Shami looks for the blockhole but misses and delivers a crispy full toss on off. Taylor gets under it and smashes it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

Mohammed Shami will bowl the final over. 3-0-25-0 are his figures.

18.6
1
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Full on the pads, Taylor flicks it to the leg side for a single. 9 needed off the last over.
18.5
1
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Yorker. This is a very good yorker but Williamson does really well to dig it out towards point and gets a single.
18.4
4
J Bumrah to K Williamson, FOUR! Very good shot from Williamson. He has smartly and by talent taken on Bumrah in this game. Full on middle, Kane gets on his back foot and flicks it fine down the leg side. Samson runs to his right and puts in a dive to save but fails to do so.
18.3
1
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Full toss now on off. Misses his yorker this time. Taylor flicks it to the leg side for a single.
18.2
4
J Bumrah to R Taylor, FOUR! Right in the gap. Full and closer to the off pole this time. Taylor this time manages to get bat on ball and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
18.1
0
J Bumrah to R Taylor, Play and a miss. Full outside off, Ross looks to flick it on the leg side but misses.
17.6
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Around the pads, Williamson flicks it to the leg side for a single. 20 needed off the last 2.
17.5
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Shorter outside off, Kane pulls it but does not time it at all. Works in his favor as it falls short of the man at deep mid-wicket. Won't get the second this time though.
17.4
2
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Slower and flighted outside off, Williamson punches it wide of long off and calls for two straightaway. They put the pressure on the fielder and that's the reason the throw from the fielder is a poor one at the keeper's end. That is what pressure does.
17.3
2
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Loopy delivery on middle, Williamson sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple.
17.2
1
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Floated ball outside off, Taylor bends on his knees and looks to sweep but it goes off the inside half of the bat and goes towards square leg. A single taken.
17.1
2
Y Chahal to R Taylor, Good throw from the keeper and it might have been close. Flatter one on middle, Taylor works it to the deep mid-wicket region and takes off for a couple. The fielder has a shy the bowler's end but it is a wide throw allowing Williamson to make it back.

Yuzvendra Chahal will finish his quota. 3-0-27-1 are his figures.

16.6
2
J Bumrah to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Rohit Sharma fails to back up cleanly allowing them to take the second. 14 off Bumrah's over and New Zealand need 29 off 18 balls now.
16.5
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Good comeback from Bumrah. This is a perfect yorker on middle, Williamson cannot do much but just dig it out.
16.4
4
J Bumrah to K Williamson, FOUR! Make that hat-trick of boundaries. Bumrah under the sword here. Full on off, Williamson goes over covers and connects well this time to get another boundary.
16.3
4
J Bumrah to K Williamson, FOUR! Another very good shot from Williamson. Looks like he has read and picked out Bumrah. Full outside off, Williamson lofts his flick over mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.2
4
J Bumrah to K Williamson, FOUR! Full ball on off, Williamson lofts this one over the cover region. Iyer looks to catch the ball as he runs from point in that direction but cannot keep the ball in play despite getting his hand to it.
16.1
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Lovely ball. Slower ball and it is also outside off. Williamson swings at it but misses.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 2-0-20-0 are his figures.

Ross Taylor finally makes his way out to the middle.

15.6
0
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, OUT! Caught! The over started with a six but ends with a wicket. Ecstacy for Thakur and Colin de Grandhomme's stuttering start comes to an end. Did not get going at all in this innings. Full outside off, de Grandhomme looks to go over cover but gets a thick outside edge which flies towards short third man. Dube there takes the catch. The good news for New Zealand is their skipper is still out in the middle.
15.5
1
S Thakur to K Williamson, Full outside off, Williamson bends his knee a bit and whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
15.4
1
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, Length ball outside off, de Grandhomme punches it with power but there is a man in the deep so just one.
15.3
1
S Thakur to K Williamson, Good length ball outside off, Williamson runs it down to third man for a single.
15.2
0
S Thakur to K Williamson, Short ball close to the body, Kane ducks under it.
15.1
6
S Thakur to K Williamson, SIX! Smashed! Full ball on middle and off, Williamson has just smoked this one downtown over long off for a maximum.

Shardul Thakur is back. 12/1 from his 2 overs.

14.6
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, On off, Williamson pushes it to point for a single. An expensive last over from Jadeja. 14 runs from it. He finishes with 4-0-23-1.
14.5
6
R Jadeja to K Williamson, SIX! Another one. Short ball on middle, Williamson stands tall and pulls it over the deep mid-wicket region for another biggie.
14.4
6
R Jadeja to K Williamson, SIX! This is brilliant batting from the skipper. Floated on middle, Williamson hammers it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
14.3
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Floated ball down the leg side. Williamson looks to play it on the off side but fails to get any bat on it.
14.2
1
R Jadeja to de Grandhomme, Run out appeal but de Grandhomme was in. Flatter delivery outside off, de Grandhomme cuts it to point and takes off for a single. The fielder throws it to the bowler who whips the bails off. The third umpire is called. The replays roll in and they show that de Grandhomme had made his way back in.
14.1
0
R Jadeja to de Grandhomme, Flatter delivery outside off, de Grandhomme looks to cut but fails to connect with it.

Ravindra Jadeja is back on. 3-0-9-1 are his figures.

13.6
4
M Shami to K Williamson, FOUR! Fifty for Kane Williamson! The skipper is once again keeping his side in the game just like he has done in so many previous occasions. Shorter on off, Williamson pulls it over square leg and gets a boundary to get to his milestone. He raises his bat but it is a subdued celebration from the skipper as he knows the onus will be on him to take his side home. India were at the same score at this stage. 66 needed off the last 6 overs.
13.5
1
M Shami to de Grandhomme, Good backup from Chahal. A less spoken about aspect of the game but a very vital part. Good length ball on off, CdG plays it to point and goes for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Luckily Chahal is back to cover it.
13.4
1
M Shami to K Williamson, Fuller on off, Kane pushes it to cover for a run.
13.3
6
M Shami to K Williamson, SIX! Not off the middle but Williamson is not complaining. Good length ball outside off, Williamson looks to flat-bat it over covers but the ball goes off the upper half of his bat and goes over the third man fence for a biggie.
13.2
0
M Shami to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, Williamson plays it to point and calls a loud wait to his partner.
13.1
2
M Shami to K Williamson, Good length delivery outside off, Williamson looks to punch it on the off side but the ball goes towards mid-wicket off the inner half of his bat and they take a couple.

Mohammed Shami is back! 2-0-11-0 are his figures.

12.6
0
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, Flatter one on off, Cdg pushes it to point for nothing.
12.5
0
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, BEATEN! Flighted ball outside off, de Grandhomme looks to sweep but fails to get any bat on it.
12.4
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, What has happened there? Looks like de Grandhomme has not got his bat in cleanly. Short ball on off, Williamson guides it to short third man for a single. The fielder collects and throws it to the keeper. Rahul does not think to whip the bails off. De Grandhomme as he was running, his bat got stuck on the pitch. The replays roll in and they show that CdG's bat was outside the crease by the time Rahul collected the ball.
12.3
6
Y Chahal to K Williamson, SIX! Well played! Flighted ball on middle, Williamson bends on his knees and sweeps it over the deep mid-wicket region for a flat maximum.
12.2
1
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, Short ball outside off, de Grandhomme pushes it to deep cover for a single.
12.1
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Floated ball on middle, Williamson works it to the leg side for a single.

Chahal to continue.

11.6
0
R Jadeja to de Grandhomme, Flatter on off, de Grandhomme defends it to get through the over.
11.5
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, On the pads, Kane flicks it to the leg side for a single.
11.4
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, NOT OUT! Williamson is just about in. Flatter and quicker outside off, Kane lunges forward and looks to drive it on the up but misses. Rahul whips the bails off quickly but Williamson is quick to get his foot back in and down. Williamson is down on the floor and the square leg umpire goes to the T.V umpire for help. It is a very close call as from one angle it looks like his foot is down but from the other it looks like his foot is not. The third umpire after a long thought gives the benefit of the doubt to the batsman and signals Not Out on the giant screen.

What has happened there? Looks like the the umpire has taken a stumping appeal upstairs. The replays show that it is a stumping chance. The replays confirm that and they show that Williamson was looking out of his crease. Is he though? The third umpire thinks otherwise.

11.3
1
R Jadeja to de Grandhomme, Better fielding from Dube and Colin de Grandhomme would have been in trouble. Flatter on off, de Grandhomme plays it towards point and the batters go for a quick single. Dube fails to gather the ball cleanly allowing them to take the run with ease.
11.2
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Flatter on off, Williamson strokes it through mid off for a single.
11.1
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Flatter on the pads, Williamson looks to defend but misses.

Ravindra Jadeja is back. 2-0-6-1, his numbers.

10.6
0
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, An appeal for LBW turned down! Flatter one on the pads, de Grandhomme looks to flick but fails to get any bat on it. Chahal puts up in an appeal but the umpire is not interested. The replays show that it is umpire's call on impact and on hitting the leg stump.
10.5
0
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, Floated ball on middle, de Grandhomme defends it out.

Colin de Grandhomme is the new man in.

10.4
0
Y Chahal to M Santner, OUT! TIMBER! Santner's experiment does not work. Flatter one on middle, Santner looks to flick but misses and the ball goes onto hit the middle stump. Mitchell Santner was sent to counter-attack but he has not done his job and has to make a long walk back to the pavilion. The umpire goes upstairs to check whether it is a no ball but Jadeja is fine on that front.
10.3
1
Y Chahal to K Williamson, Floated ball on off, Williamson defends it to cover for a single.
10.2
4
Y Chahal to K Williamson, FOUR! Now it is Dube's turn to concede a boundary. Short ball on middle, Williamson pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Dube runs across from mid off, slides and fails to stop the ball. Back-to-back boundaries for the skipper.
10.1
4
Y Chahal to K Williamson, MISFIELD AND FOUR! This is poor fielding from Shami! Short ball on middle, Williamson pulls it to deep square leg. Shami comes across and overruns the ball. He is lazy in bending down too as the ball hits his leg and the ball rolls into the fence.

Yuzvendra Chahal is back on. 1-0-9-0 are his figures so far.

9.6
1
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Now dabs it to third man and keeps the strike. New Zealand 79/2 at the halfway mark of this chase. India at this stage were 92/1. The hosts need 101 off the final 10 overs.
9.5
0
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Outside off, Kane strokes it to point.
9.4
4
J Bumrah to K Williamson, FOUR! Easily done! Good length delivery outside off, Williamson waits for it and runs it down to third man for a well-placed boundary.
9.3
1
J Bumrah to M Santner, DROPPED! Jadeja puts down Santner. Not the easiest but not the toughest as well. Slower ball on middle and leg, Santner looks to tuck it on the leg side but getes beaten by the pace. It takes the leading edge and goes behind point. Thakur runs in from deep, Jadeja runs behind from point. He does the difficult part of getting there but he overruns a bit. The ball falls around his chest and he looks to take it with his fingers pointing towards the sky. The ball goes in and comes out of his hand. Bumrah is disappointed. We very rarely see Jadeja dropping catches.
9.2
0
J Bumrah to M Santner, Slower ball, bowled at 121 kph. Very difficult to pick those from Bumrah. It is outside off, Santner looks to defend but misses.
9.1
1
J Bumrah to K Williamson, Full delivery outside off, Williamson drives it to deep cover for a single.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on. His first over cost 13 runs.

8.6
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Shorter around off, Williamson punches it towards cover for a single.
8.5
0
R Jadeja to M Santner, On the pads, Santner looks to flick but the ball goes to the leg side off his pads for a leg bye.
8.4
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Flighted on off, KW strokes it towards cover for a run.
8.3
1
R Jadeja to M Santner, A rare poor effort from Kohli in the field. Short around off, Santner pulls it towards mid-wicket. Kohli there misfields allowing them to take the single.
8.2
0
R Jadeja to M Santner, On the pads, Santner looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.
8.1
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson plays it to point for a single.
7.6
1
S Dube to K Williamson, In the air but safe. Good length ball on off, Williamson punches it to the right of the bowler. He does so uppishly but Dube cannot get his hand on the way. Single taken. 14 runs off Dube's over. Pressure releasing one for New Zealand.
7.5
6
S Dube to K Williamson, SIX! Into the crowd. They have decided to go after Dube here. Length ball on middle and leg, Williamson gets down on one knee and paddles it over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
7.4
1
S Dube to M Santner, In the air but safe. Outside off on a length, Santner cuts it uppishly but it falls short of third man for a single.
7.3
4
S Dube to M Santner, FOUR! Santner pulls it with disdain! Good length ball on off, Santner pulls it over mid-wicket and fetches his first boundary of the game.
7.2
1
S Dube to K Williamson, Single but a stroke of intent from Willamson. Good length ball around off, Kane comes down the track and lofts it over covers with a flat-bat. There is a man in the deep so just a single.
7.1
1
S Dube to M Santner, Good length delivery outside off, Santner strokes it to long on and gets to the other end.

Shivam Dube is into the attack.

6.6
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Flatter on off, Kane defends it to get through the over. Successful first over from Jadeja. Just 2 runs and a wicket off it.
6.5
0
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Shorter on off, Williamson punches it towards cover for a single.
6.4
1
R Jadeja to M Santner, On the pads, Santner glances it to the leg side for a single.
6.3
0
R Jadeja to M Santner, Beauty! Quicker and turning in. Santner looks to play it on the off side but the ball goes right between the bat and pad but also misses the stump.

Just like India, the Kiwis too are experimenting. They have sent Mitchell Santner up the order.

6.2
0
R Jadeja to C Munro, OUT! Stumped! Jadeja strikes in his first over. Munro's struggling knock comes to an end. Flatter and straighter on off. Colin comes down the track and looks to flat-bat it on the off side but misses it completely. He is so far down the track that the only reason he looks back is to go to the dugout. Rahul does the easy work and just like India, New Zealand lose both their openers in quick succession.
6.1
1
R Jadeja to K Williamson, Jadeja starts with a flatter delivery on off, Williamson strokes it to long off and gets a single.

Ravindra Jadeja is on now.

5.6
0
S Thakur to C Munro, Short delivery down the leg side, Munro pulls it to short fine leg. 51/1 after the Powerplay.
5.5
0
S Thakur to C Munro, FOUR BYES! Slower delivery outside off, Munro looks to lift it straight but misses. KL Rahul dives to his right but fails to collect it cleanly. The ball goes past him and into the fence.

Will it be the skipper at Kane Williamson at number 3 or just like India, will they experiment? No experiment from the Kiwis as it is Kane Williamson who walks out at number 3.

5.4
0
S Thakur to M Guptill, OUT! CAUGHT! Guptill perishes after giving another start. This was not a wicket-taking delivery but Martin has hit it straight to the deep cover fielder. Short ball outside off, Guptill stands tall and cuts it. It goes uppishly towards deep cover. Sanju Samson, the substitute, lunges forward and takes the catch. India are elated and rightly so.
5.3
4
S Thakur to M Guptill, FOUR! Hammered! Short ball on middle, Guptill pulls it with utter disdain towards the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
5.2
0
S Thakur to M Guptill, BEATEN! Thakur bowls a short one around middle, Guptill looks to play the upper cut but fails to get any bat on it.
5.1
0
S Thakur to M Guptill, Back of a length ball on off, Guptill looks to defend but it takes the bottom edge of the bat and rolls just past the off stump. On another day, this could have easily rolled onto the stumps.

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

4.6
1
Y Chahal to M Guptill, On the pads, Martin flicks it to the leg side and keeps the strike.
4.5
0
Y Chahal to M Guptill, Flatter and quicker on leg, Guprill looks to sweep but misses and luckily for MG the ball goes over the stumps.
4.4
0
Y Chahal to M Guptill, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
4.3
4
Y Chahal to M Guptill, DROPPED AND FOUR! Short and outside off, spinning away sharply. Guptill looks to cut but gets a thick outside edge. It goes to the right of first slip, Kohli is taken by surprise and gets fingertips on it. The ball goes behind and to the fence.
4.2
0
Y Chahal to C Munro, Beauty from Chahal! Floated delivery on middle and off, Munro looks to go for the cut but the ball turns in and misses everything. It goes off Rahul's pad towards fine leg and the batters take a bye.
4.1
4
Y Chahal to C Munro, FOUR! Harsh welcome for Chahal. Floated on the pads, Munro gets down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a single.

Spin time! Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.

3.6
0
M Shami to M Guptill, Length delivery on middle, Guptill taps it towards backward point and looks for a single but Munro sends him back.

Munro is down on the ground. Seems like he has got hit on the ribs. He is looking in immense pain. The physio is out having a look. All in readiness now. Munro looks a lot better.

3.5
0
M Shami to C Munro, Ouch! That one must have hurt Munro! Another back of a length ball on middle and leg, Munro looks to pull but misses it and he is hit on the ribs. The ball rolls towards the leg side and the batters take a leg bye but as soon as that is completed, Munro is down on the ground and in some pain.
3.4
0
M Shami to C Munro, Swing and a miss. Munro is getting frustrated here. Full outside off, Munro swings his bat but misses.
3.3
4
M Shami to C Munro, FOUR! Good length ball outside off, it is a slower one by Shami! Munro looks to smash this one over cover but the ball goes off the bottom half of the bat over backward point for a boundary.
3.2
1
M Shami to M Guptill, Length ball on off and middle, Guptill glances it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
3.1
1
M Shami to C Munro, Good length ball on the body, Munro lifts his front leg up and half pulls it towards mid-wicket for a single.
2.6
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, Length ball on middle and off, defended off the back foot by Guptill. A very good over for New Zealand as 13 runs come off it.
2.5
6
J Bumrah to M Guptill, SIX! Excellent shot from Guptill. Actually it is more of a smart shot. Short on middle, Guptill withdraws himself just a bit and upper cuts it over the keeper's head for a biggie. Second one of the over.
2.4
0
J Bumrah to M Guptill, On the pads, Guptill glances it to the leg side.
2.3
6
J Bumrah to M Guptill, EDGED AND SIX! Short and outside off, Guptill looks to slash it over on the off side but ends up getting a thick outside edge. It flies to the left of third man. Shami runs and stretches but cannot get there. The boundaries here are small so it flies over the fence.
2.2
1
J Bumrah to C Munro, Back of a length closer to the body, Munro hops and defends it to the off side of the pitch and gets a single.
2.1
0
J Bumrah to C Munro, Fuller on off, Guptill pushes it to cover for one.

Jasprit Bumrah is into the attack.

1.6
1
M Shami to C Munro, Around middle and leg, Munro looks to slog but gets a glove on it. The ball lobs wide of Rahul after it hits his thigh pad but he cannot get there. They take a run. Just 5 off Shami's first.
1.5
0
M Shami to C Munro, On off, Munro defends it.
1.4
1
M Shami to M Guptill, Good length on off, Guptill defends it with soft hands and gets a single.
1.3
1
M Shami to C Munro, Another length ball on middle and leg, Munro looks to pull but the ball goes off the inside edge towards the leg side for a single.
1.2
1
M Shami to M Guptill, On the pads, Guptill turns it to fine leg for a single.
1.1
1
M Shami to C Munro, Shami starts with a good length delivery on the pads, Munro looks to flick but misses. The ball hits his pads and goes to the off side. They take a run, there was a bit of inside edge so it has been called as a run.

Mohammed Shami to partner Shardul Thakur from the other end.

0.6
0
S Thakur to M Guptill, Short ball around middle, Guptill defends it to the bowler.
0.5
0
S Thakur to M Guptill, Play and a miss! Full delivery outside off, moving away from the batsman. Guptill looks to drive but fails to get any bat on it.
0.4
1
S Thakur to C Munro, Good length ball on the pads, Munro flicks it to fine leg for a single.
0.3
1
S Thakur to M Guptill, Fullish delivery on middle angling in, Guptill pushes it to mid on for a single.
0.2
6
S Thakur to M Guptill, SIX! What a start to the innings. Full delivery on off, Guptill dances down the track and hammers it over the long off region for a biggie.
0.1
0
S Thakur to M Guptill, Thakur starts with a length ball on off, Guptill prods forward and defends it to point.

The run chase gets underway! Martin Guptill and Colin Munro make their way out to the middle in pursuit of 180. The Indian players follow them out to the field. Shardul Thakur will start the proceedings with the ball for the visitors.