New Zealand in India, 3 T20I Series, 2021

India vs New Zealand - 1st T20I

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Date & Time: 17 November 2021

India 166/5

RR: 8.44 | India beat New Zealand by 5 wickets

commentary

That is it from this game! India has taken a 1-0 lead in the T20I series. The second T20I of the series will be played on 19th November 2021 at Ranchi. That game will begin at 7 pm IST (1:30 pm GMT). We look forward to see you there. Till then, cheers and goodbye!

Suryakumar Yadav wins the Man of the Match award for his gun blazing effort with the bat. He says, he has not been doing anything different. He tries to bat the same way in the nets and tries to replicate it on the field. Adds, it was a great wicket to bat on, also with the dew coming on, the ball was coming easier on the blade. He laughs over the dropped catch by Trent and thanks him for that.

Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper, says that it was a hard-fought victory. Mentions that it was great learning for those guys who haven't been in the same situation before. Tells that the team is happy that the players got in those situations and finished things off. Adds that it was a great effort from the bowlers overall. Says that the bowlers try to take wickets in the middle overs and put pressure on the batsmen. On Ashwin, he says that he is an outstanding bowler and for him to come back from the T20 World Cup has been good and Axar also knows what he needs to execute. They always bowl in tandem for Delhi in the Indian T20 League and are always looking to take wickets which is a good sign. On Suryakumar Yadav, he says that he batted brilliantly and played some percentage shots as well. Mentions that he has played with Boult a lot and he knows about his weakness. Says that when he captains him, he always tells him to bluff and that's what Boult did. He put the mid-wicket and fine leg up and he knew that he was going to bowl a bouncer. Mentions that he tried to pull but there wasn't much pace on the ball.

Tim Southee, the skipper of New Zealand, says that they wanted to get on the right side of things but they were not at their best. Tells that Mark Chapman played really well considering that he has not played much recently. Adds that it is a game of fine margins and they did not start well with the ball. Says that Daryl Mitchell does work hard on his bowling and they had used all of their resources so they had to go with him for the last over.

Stay tuned for presentation!

Ravichandran Ashwin is in for a chat. He says, there was some purchase off the pitch, when they bowled slowly. Mentions, they did not speak a lot at the halfway stage. Adds, he bowled an over inside the Powerplay, but he realized it late to vary the pace. On being asked, about how Rahul Dravid is as a coach, he says that, we all know what to expect of him. He thinks they should give him some space and hopes to see a happy Indian camp going in the future.

New Zealand did not start well with the ball but it was Mitchell Santner who provided them with the crucial breakthrough and also was the pick of the Kiwi bowlers along with Lockie Ferguson. The other New Zealand bowlers were taken to the cleaners and they did not manage to put pressure on India's batters. The Black Caps did manage to squeeze things at the fag end by picking up wickets but they leaked a lot of runs in the first 10 overs. They were also not up to the mark when it came to fielding and it cost them in the end.

Both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma carried on from where they left off in UAE and got their team off to a flier yet again. Rahul did get out cheaply but that did not stop the skipper from scoring freely. Suryakumar Yadav came in at number 3 and he started attacking the Kiwi bowlers right from the word go. These two Mumbai boys scored at a brisk rate and put their team in a commanding position. Just when it seemed that India would run away with the game Rohit Sharma perished and after scoring a blistering fifty, SKY too, walked back to the hut. The onus was then on Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer to see their team through. Iyer found it hard to find the middle of his bat and he threw away his wicket in the process. In came the debutant, Venkatesh Iyer when India needed 10 runs off the last over. He hit a boundary off his first ball but got out on the next ball while trying to be cheeky. But it was Rishabh Pant who held his nerves in the end and got his team over the line.

This has been a mouth-watering opening game of the series and it is India who go 1-0 up in the three match T20I series, courtesy of some good overall show by their batters as well as the bowlers. New Zealand, on the other hand, would be disappointed as they have failed to bring their A game into the opening fixture, even though they made a match out of it at the fag end.

19.4
4
Daryl Mitchell to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Rishabh Pant wins it for India! Short of a length, on middle. Rishabh Pant advances down the track and smashes it over mid off. Didn't time it that well but the players were inside the ring to stop the single which meant that the ball went all the way towards long off for a boundary. INDIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS.
19.3
1
Daryl Mitchell to Axar Patel, Takes the pace off, bowls it full and wide. Axar Patel dabs it to backward point for a single. Over to Pant now. 3 runs needed from 3.
19.3
0
Daryl Mitchell to Axar Patel, WIDE! A slower, full-length ball, outside off. Patel looks to push it away but misses. Wide called by the umpire. Another poor delivery by Daryl Mitchell in this over.

Axar Patel comes out at number 7. 

19.2
0
Daryl Mitchell to Venkatesh Iyer, OUT! TAKEN! Four and out for the debutant! Fuller in length, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer tries to be clever and reverse scoop it over short third man but instead chips it straight into the hands of Rachin Ravindra. Pressure back on India now. What an over this is turning out to be.
19.1
4
Daryl Mitchell to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Pressure? What pressure? Back of a length, on middle. Venkatesh Iyer stands deep in his crease and pulls it with disdain towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. What a way to get off the mark on a debut.
19.1
0
Daryl Mitchell to Venkatesh Iyer, WIDE! Not a good start by Daryl Mitchell! Length ball, way too outside off. Venkatesh Iyer slashes his bat at it but misses. Wided.

Venkatesh Iyer walks out to bat for India at number 6. He comes out at a crucial stage. How will the debutant fare under pressure? Also, Daryl Mitchell comes into the attack now to bowl the final over. A last gamble by Tim Southee.

18.6
0
Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, OUT! TAKEN! New Zealand are right back in the game! Good-length ball, on off. Shreyas Iyer looks to heave but gets no timing on his shot. The ball goes straight to Trent Boult at long off who grabs it easily. 10 runs needed off the final over now.
18.5
2
Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, In the air, but safe! Short of a length, on middle. Shreyas Iyer looks to pull but gets a top edge and balloons it over the bowler's end. It lands right in front of the long on and long off fielders. Two runs taken.
18.4
0
Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, On a length, on leg. Rishabh Pant looks to slog it on the leg side going down on one knee but misses. He gets hit on the pads and the batters take a leg bye.
18.3
1
Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, On a good length, on middle. Iyer flat-bats it down to long on for a single.
18.2
1
Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, Full, on the pads. Rishabh Pant tickes it to backward square leg for one.
18.1
1
Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Length ball, on off. Shreyas Iyer smashes it hard to mid-wicket. The fielder there does well to stop the ball. A single taken.

Tim Southee to bowl the penultimate over.

17.6
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Tension building now! Slower, shorter and wider, Rishabh Pant looks to flay it away but misses. 16 needed from the last two overs!
17.5
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Full, outside off. Rishabh Pant knocks it straight to mid off.
17.4
1
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Length ball, on middle. Shreyas Iyer tucks it to mid-wicket. Martin Guptill picks up the ball and has a shy at the striker's end as Rishabh Pant is too casual completing the single but misses. A direct hit could have been close!
17.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Two leg byes! Short of a length, on leg. Shreyas Iyer looks to pull but misses. The ball brushes off his thigh pad and goes to fine leg for a couple of leg byes.
17.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, WIDE! Full and spraying down the leg side, Iyer looks to flick but misses. Wided. These extras aren't going to help New Zealand's cause at the moment. Simply cannot afford giving extra runs.
17.2
1
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Short of a length, on middle. Pant pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
17.1
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Good-length ball, on off. Pant plays it to extra cover.

Lockie Ferguson (3-0-21-0) is back on now.

16.6
0
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Good timing but no run! Length ball, around off. Shreyas Iyer punches it to backward point. 21 needed from 18 balls!
16.5
0
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length, on off. Shreyas Iyer looks to guide to third man but gets an inside edge past the stumps.

Shreyas Iyer walks out at number 5.

16.4
0
Trent Boult to Suryakumar Yadav, OUT! BOWLED! It has not been Trent Boult's night but bags his second wicket. This was on a length, on middle. Suryakumar Yadav goes far too across to play a sweep shot. He misses and the furniture behind him gets disturbed. He would have wanted to finish the game for his side but nevertheless has done his job and goes back to the pavilion after a terrific knock.
16.3
1
Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, On middle, drilled down to long on for one.
16.3
0
Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, WIDE! Short and way too outside off, Rishabh Pant again looks to play a ramp shot but misses. Wided by the umpire. Trent Boult is not happy with that call.
16.2
0
Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, Short ball, on middle. Rishabh Pant looks to play the ramp shot but fails to do so.
16.1
0
Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, Fuller in length, on middle. Rishabh Pant makes room and defends it back to the bowler.
15.6
0
Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, LEG BYE! Short and on the pads. Pant looks to flick it away but misses. The ball rolls out and the batters collect a leg bye.
15.5
1
Tim Southee to Suryakumar Yadav, On off, Yadav pushes it to cover for a single.
15.4
4
Tim Southee to Suryakumar Yadav, MISFILED AND FOUR! Of all the people it was Boult who makes a mess out of it. Full and on the pads. Yadav comes across and whips it aerially towards deep square leg. Trent Boult comes forward but the ball goes through his palms and into the boundary. Not a good day at office for Boult.
15.3
4
Tim Southee to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Yadav continues on his merry way. Deft touch finding the gap. Length and outside off. Yadav comes across and guides it past short third man for a boundary.
15.2
1
Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, Length, on off. Pant taps it to point and crosses for a single.
15.1
4
Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! What a hit! A full-length ball, outside off. Pant skips down the track and punches it through covers for a boundary.

Tim Southee comes back into the attack. 

14.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, MISFIELD! Full and on off. Pant hits it to mid off. The fielder fumbles which allows the batters to cross for a single.
14.5
2
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Overthrow! A length ball, outside off. Pant pushes it towards cover and grabs a single. The fielder overthrows which allows the batters to sneak another single.
14.4
1
Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, Length ball, on top of off. Yadav stays inside the crease and pushes it towards point.
14.3
1
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Length and outside off. Pant pushes it through covers for a single.
14.2
1
Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, Fuller, on off. Yadav drives it to long off for a single.
14.1
6
Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, SIX! Shot of authority! Yadav gets his half century in some style. A length ball, on middle and leg. Yadav gets inside the line and smokes it over the square leg fence for a maximum. This is the longer boundary but it does not matter. Yadav uses the pace on the ball really well.

Lockie Ferguson (2-0-9-0) is back into the attack. 

13.6
1
Trent Boult to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and outside off. Yadav slashes it through covers for a single. A great over by Boult, a wicket and 6 runs off it.
13.5
4
Trent Boult to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Nicely played. Wrists coming into play. This is phenomenal from Yadav. Pressure releaser. A length ball, around off. Yadav gets under it and lifts it over the cover region for a boundary.
13.4
0
Trent Boult to Suryakumar Yadav, Touch short and outside off. Yadav cuts it towards point, but straight to the fielder. Pant ventures out looking for a single, but was sent back in time.
13.3
1
Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, Pant gets off the mark instantly! Full-length ball, on middle and leg. Pant clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

Rishabh Pant walks out to bat at No.4 

13.2
0
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, OUT! CAUGHT! Trent Boult after getting hit all across the park in his second over, gets the last laugh and gets rid of the skipper, Rohit Sharma. The only reason why Boult was brought on, he gets an important breakthrough. Boult serves an off-pace short delivery, on the bodyline. Sharma looks to hook it away, but ends up chipping it towards short fine leg. Rachin Ravindra take a couple of steps back and grabs the ball with ease. New Zealand have a glimmer of hope now.
13.1
0
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Full and outside off. Sharma leans in and pushes it aerially towards point. The ball meets Guptill on a bounce.

Trent Boult (2-0-23-0) is brought back into the attack. 

12.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Oh! What a delivery! Floated, around off. The ball turns away off the surface. Yadav looks to defend it out but misses. A good delivery to end his 4-over spell. Santner finishes with figures of 4-0-19-1.
12.5
2
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, A couple now! Short and on off. Yadav cuts it towards point. Mark Chapman makes a half stop. The batters take two before the fielder cuts it out.
12.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Another single now! Sharma moves to 48. Full, on off. Sharma goes inside out and lifts it over covers. They take one.
12.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and on off. Yadav plays it past the bowler towards mid off. They take one.
12.2
0
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Floated, around off, the ball moves away. Yadav stays back and taps it to cover.
12.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Flighted, full and on off. Sharma pushes it through covers and gets a single.
11.6
2
Todd Astle to Suryakumar Yadav, Just a tad short, outside off. Suryakumar Yadav cuts hard past the point fielder. The fielder from deep cover runs to his left and keeps it to two. 61 runs needed off 48 balls!
11.5
1
Todd Astle to Rohit Sharma, Flatter ball, on a length, around middle. Rohit Sharma tucks it to the leg side and rotates the strike.
11.4
1
Todd Astle to Suryakumar Yadav, Another short ball, around leg. Suryakumar Yadav works it behind square on the leg side for a single.
11.3
4
Todd Astle to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Punished by SKY! A half-tracker, around middle and leg. Suryakumar Yadav sits back and smashes it to wide of the deep mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. 50-run partnership comes up with this boundary.
11.2
0
Todd Astle to Suryakumar Yadav, A quicker ball, shorter in length, outside off. Suryakumar Yadav looks to cut but he misses.
11.2
0
Todd Astle to Suryakumar Yadav, Wide! Tossed up, outside off, turning away late. Suryakumar Yadav looks to go inside out but he misses. Wided!
11.1
6
Todd Astle to Suryakumar Yadav, SIX! SMASHED! Flatter ball, on a length, outside off. Suryakumar Yadav skips down without getting to the pitch of the ball, frees his arms and clears long on to collect a biggie!
10.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Tossed up, around off, turning away late. Rohit Sharma prods and pushes it towards point.
10.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Flatter and quicker, around leg. Suryakumar Yadav tucks it behind square on the leg side for a run.
10.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, A tad quicker, around middle. Rohit Sharma works it towards long on and rotates the strike.
10.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, On a length, around middle. Suryakumar Yadav eases it to long on for a single.
10.2
0
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Santner sees Suryakumar Yadav skipping down, drags his length back and hurls a flatter ball, around off. SKY taps it towards backward point.
10.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Flatter ball, on middle and leg. Rohit Sharma tucks it to the leg side for a run.

Mitchell Santner (2-0-10-1) is back on. 

9.6
4
Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! That spoils a good over now! Length ball, darted on the pads. Suryakumar Yadav hangs back and whips it to the vacant deep mid-wicket region to collect a boundary. 80 runs needed off 60 balls!
9.5
0
Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, A slower ball, shorter in length, outside off. Suryakumar Yadav stays back to play the ramp shot but he fails to get any bat on it.
9.5
0
Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, Wide! Ferguson errs in line and spills this one way down leg. Suryakumar Yadav leaves it alone. Wided!
9.4
0
Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, Three dots in a row! Good-length ball, just outside off, shaping away a bit. Suryakumar Yadav blocks it off the back foot.
9.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, Length ball, around off. Suryakumar Yadav stays back and pushes it to mid off.
9.2
0
Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, Back of a length, around middle. Suryakumar Yadav tucks it to the leg side.

Lockie Ferguson is back into the attack. Gave away 3 runs in his first over. 

9.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Rohit Sharma, Full ball, on off. Rohit Sharma drives it to wide of the diving cover fielder for a single.
8.6
6
Todd Astle to Suryakumar Yadav, SIX! BANG! Suryakumar Yadav gets hold of this one! Tossed up, in the slot, around middle. SKY whacks it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!
8.5
1
Todd Astle to Rohit Sharma, Loopy ball, on middle and leg. Rohit Sharma drills it to long on for one.
8.4
2
Todd Astle to Rohit Sharma, In the air...but lands safely! Nicely tossed up, around off, turning away. Rohit Sharma looks to heave it across the line and gets a leading edge which falls in between the extra cover and the long off fielder. Two taken.
8.3
0
Todd Astle to Rohit Sharma, Flatter ball, shorter in length, around off. Rohit Sharma taps it to backward point.
8.2
1
Todd Astle to Suryakumar Yadav, Flatter ball, on a length, around middle and leg. Suryakumar Yadav eases it to long on for a run.
8.1
2
Todd Astle to Suryakumar Yadav, A full toss, around off. Suryakumar Yadav clips it to wide of long and takes a couple. The fielder in the deep keeps it to two.
7.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Flatter ball, on off. Rohit Sharma defends it solidly.
7.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Flatter and quicker, on leg. Suryakumar Yadav knocks it down to long on for one.
7.4
2
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Much fuller, outside off. Suryakumar Yadav reaches out for it and drives this to sweeper cover for a couple of runs.
7.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Flatter ball, on off. Suryakumar Yadav pushes it to cover.

Review time! Tim Southee has opted for a review as Suryakumar Yadav has been struck on his thigh pad in an attempt to play the sweep shot. Ball Tracker shows that the impact was well outside off so the on-field decision stays and the Kiwis lose a review.

7.2
0
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, NOT OUT! Flatter ball, on off. Suryakumar Yadav looks to sweep but misses. He gets hit on the pads. Mitchell Santner and Tim Seifert appeal for an lbw but the umpire says no. New Zealand take a review. UltraEdge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows that the impact was outside off. The on-field decision stays and New Zealand burn their review.
7.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Around off, Sharma nudges it on the leg side for a single.
6.6
0
Todd Astle to Suryakumar Yadav, A dot to end the over! Flatter ball, around off. Suryakumar Yadav rocks back and cuts it towards backward point. The ball falls just short of Daryl Mitchell.
6.5
1
Todd Astle to Rohit Sharma, Loopy ball, on off. Rohit Sharma punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover. He rotates the strike.
6.4
1
Todd Astle to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and on middle, pushed to long off for a single.
6.3
1
Todd Astle to Rohit Sharma, Drags his length back, on middle. Rohit Sharma clips it to mid-wicket for a run.
6.2
0
Todd Astle to Rohit Sharma, Full, tossed up, on off. Rohit Sharma works it to short extra cover.
6.1
4
Todd Astle to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Class written all over it! A juicy full toss, outside off. Rohit Sharma prods and and all he does is hit it over extra cover to fetch himself a boundary. So easy on the eye!

Todd Astle comes to bowl now.

5.6
4
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Great end to the Powerplay for India! On the stumps, Suryakumar Yadav gets down on his knee and sweeps it to deep square leg for a boundary. End of the Powerplay, India are 56/1.
5.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Flatter and quicker outside off, Suryakumar Yadav looks to drive but gets an outside edge to third man.
5.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Much slower through the air, on leg. Suryakumar Yadav looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge to the off side.
5.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Again angling into the pads, Rohit Sharma helps it on its way to fine leg for a single.
5.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Angling into the pads, Suryakumar Yadav whips it to mid-wicket for one.

Suryakumar Yadav walks out to bat.

5.1
0
Mitchell Santner to KL Rahul, OUT! CAUGHT! Rohit Sharma did all the damage from the other end while KL Rahul holes out! This was a tad short from Mitchell Santner, on middle. KL Rahul hangs back and clobbers it towards deep square leg. Couldn't quite get the timing right. Mark Chapman takes an easy catch in the deep. Much needed breakthrough for New Zealand and Santner breaks the partnership. KL Rahul walks back to the pavilion.

Mitchell Santner comes into the attack.

4.6
0
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Much better from Boult this time! Fuller in length, on leg, nipping back in. Rohit Sharma looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 21 runs from the over. How often does Boult go for so many?
4.5
6
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, SIX! WOW! This is some serious hitting! Boult and Sharma play for the same team in the Indian T20 League and despite knowing his strengths, bowls it short, on middle. Rohit Sharma moves his weight back and pumps it over deep square leg for a biggie. Trent Boult is disappointed with himself. 50 up for India in no time!
4.4
4
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Top-notch from Sharma! Back of a length, outside off. Rohit Sharma places it with elegance through short third man for a boundary.
4.3
4
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Short again, boundary again! Way too short, on middle. Rohit Sharma looks to pull but misses. The ball goes over the keeper's head for a boundary. Rohit Sharma looks at the umpire and signals that it was a wide but the umpire thinks otherwise. Given runs off the bat. Replay confirms that there was no bat involved. Nonetheless, a boundary!
4.2
1
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Length ball, outside off. KL Rahul chops it away off the bottom half of the bat to deep point for one.

Change of ends for Trent Boult.

4.1
6
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, SIX! Short and punished! Boutl bowls a short-of-a-length ball, on middle. KL Rahul waits for the ball to come and picks the bones out of that one. Pulls it with class all over deep square leg for a maximum.
3.6
2
Lockie Ferguson to Rohit Sharma, Two runs! On the pads. Sharma works it towards fine leg. Rachin Ravindra coves a lot of ground to his right and saves a certain boundary. The batters take a couple.
3.5
0
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, LEG BYE! A full-length ball, on the pads. Rahul looks to clip it away but does not get any connection on it. The ball goes to the leg side off the pads. They collect a leg bye.
3.4
0
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, Good-length ball, on top of off. Rahul hangs back and blocks it back to the bowler.
3.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rohit Sharma, LEG BYE! Full, on the pads. Sharma looks to flick it away but misses. The ball goes towards mid-wicket off the pads. The batters collect a leg bye.
3.2
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rohit Sharma, Inswinging fuller delivery, on off. Sharma defends it back to the bowler.
3.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, Length ball, outside off. Rahul punches it through backward point for a single.

Lockie Ferguson comes to bowl.

2.6
6
Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, SIX! BANG! Sharma started off slowly but he has shifted the gears in this over. Slightly short, on middle and off. Sharma stays back, swivels and smokes it over the square leg fence for a maximum. Southee is taking a beating here.
2.5
0
Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, Full, on the pads. Sharma tucks it to the right of short fine leg. Boult moves to that side and makes a good stop.
2.4
0
Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, A length ball, on the pads. Sharma looks to flick it away but misses.
2.3
4
Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Whoa! What a shot! He has crushed it. Back of a length, outside off. Sharma stays back and cuts it through covers. The ball races away to the fence. There is no stopping that one.
2.2
4
Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Sharma gets his first boundary off the innings. Full-length ball, outside off. Width offered and Sharma takes no time to pounce on it. Sharma lifts it over the cover region and bags a boundary.
2.1
0
Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, BEATEN! Good-length ball, just outside off. Sharma comes down the track and looks to defend it out but misses. The ball zips past the outside edge.
2.1
0
Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, WIDE! A length ball, going down leg. Sharma looks to flick it away but misses. Wide called.
1.6
0
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Two dots to end the over! Fuller, around middle and leg. Rahul blocks it back to the bowler. A tidy over by Boult, just 2 runs off it.
1.5
0
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Good length, outside off. Rahul stays back and looks to cut it away. The ball goes towards cover off the inner half.
1.4
1
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Sharma gets off the mark on his fourth delivery. On a length, on the pads. Sharma flicks it to deep square leg for a run.
1.3
0
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Sharma is yet to get underway! A length ball, on off. Sharma hangs back and defends it to point.
1.2
1
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Length, on the pads. Rahul tucks it to square leg for a single.
1.1
0
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Boult attacks the stumps straightaway. A length ball, around middle and off. The ball comes in off the deck. Rahul stays back and defends it back to the bowler.

Who will bowl from the other end? Trent Boult it is.

0.6
0
Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, Leading edge this time! Fuller, on middle and leg. Sharma is early into his flick. The ball takes the outside edge and goes towards point. A good over by Southee.
0.5
0
Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, Nice movement on this one. Good-length ball, outside off. The ball nips away off the surface. Sharma lets it go sail past him.
0.4
0
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, LEG BYE! Length, on the pads. Rahul misses his flick. The ball clips the pads and rolls out to the leg side. The batters collect a leg bye.
0.3
4
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, FOUR! EDGY! Fortune favours the brave they say, and Rahul was brave to play a late shot and it pays off. On a length, around off. Rahul stays back, waits for the ball and attacks the ball. The ball takes the outside edge, flies over Martin Guptill at first slip and into the fence at third man.
0.2
2
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Good running! India and Rahul are off the mark. Full-length ball, on the pads. Rahul flicks it through square leg and gets a couple.
0.1
0
Tim Southee to KL Rahul, A dot to start with! Southee bowls one on the stumps. A length ball, around middle. Rahul covers the stumps and tucks it to mid-wicket. The ball meets the fielder there.