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World Cup 2019, India vs New Zealand Practice Match Highlights: New Zealand win by six wickets

World Cup 2019, India vs New Zealand (Ind vs NZ) Practice Match Highlights: India were outclassed by New Zealand in every department of the game

Ravindra Jadeja led India’s counter-attack against New Zealand in warmup game (Source: AP)

World Cup 2019 Practice Match, India vs New Zealand Highlights:

An easy win by six wickets for New Zealand over India in their first warm-up match ahead of World Cup 2019. Skipper Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor cruised towards the target scoring their respective half-centuries. Indian skipper Virat Kohli held back his fast bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar after a stellar first spell. Kohli gave Indian bowlers necessary game time instead of exhausting them. Earlier, Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first in bowler-friendly conditions at Kennington Oval, London.

The plan to challenge the batsmen immediately backfired as Indian top-order collapsed like a pack of card in the seaming conditions. Trent Boult removed the openers early on. Kohli and India’s No.4 batsman KL Rahul departed in the powerplay overs leaving the heavy-lifting to India’s middle order.MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya tried to rebuild the innings but could not stay on the crease for long. Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav delayed the inevitable with their 52-run partnership for the 9th wicket. Jadeja broke the shackles and entertained the crowd by taking on his CSK teammate Mitchell Santner. The all-rounder reached his half-century and gave the crowd something to cheer for with his sword celebration. But soon enough he lost his wicket and India got bundled out for 179 with 64 balls to go.

ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019The Oval, London 19 September 2019

India 179 (39.2)

vs

New Zealand 180/4 (37.1)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 4 ) New Zealand beat India by 6 wickets

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Wake up call for India

New Zealand bowlers reveal the chinks in Indian batting lineup's armour ahead of the World Cup 2019. An easy win for them. Virat Kohli did not try to exhaust his fast bowlers. Maybe Kohli wanted Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar wants his fast bowlers to remain injury-free and does not want to take any risk at the cost of a warm-up game. 

Looking at the bright side, Ravindra Jadeja coming back to the form with the bat is a big positive for the team. Also, Indian opening bowlers seem to be in rhythm, especially Jasprit Bumrah as he proved with that bang-on yorker to dismiss Colin Munro. 

VICTORY!

An easy win for New Zealand as they beat India by 6 wickets in the warm-up game. 

VICTORY!

An easy win for New Zealand as they beat India by 6 wickets in the warm-up game. 

WICKET!

A consolation wicket for Chahal as Taylor departs for 71. 

Whisker away from the win

Just 9 runs to win in 15 overs. Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls taking their time instead of rushing towards the target. NZ 171/3 in 35 overs

FIFTY for Taylor!

Ross Taylor is in a hurry to finish off the game, gets to his half-century with a boundary. NZ 134/2 in 27 overs

FIFTY!

A sensible inning from Kane Williamson under pressure reaches 50 from 69 deliveries. NZ 117/2 in 23 overs

Kiwis cruise

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor have taken control of the proceedings. They are comfortably cruising towards the target taking minimal risk. NZ 75/2 in 17 overs

DROPPED!

Yuzvendra Chahal could not convert a half chance as Ross Taylor's miscue lands between him and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. NZ 49/2 in 12 overs

WICKET!

Martin Guptill tries to take on Hardik Pandya but pays the price for taking the aerial route. KL Rahul takes a fantastic catch. NZ 40/2 in 10 overs

Guptill's counter attack

Guptill is trying to make full use of the fielding restrictions. He is just trying to clear the in-field even if he is not timing the ball as sweetly he would want to. Two boundaries and a three from the 7th over. NZ 29/1 in 7 overs

New ball creating problems

So far so good from the Indian opening bowlers. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is slowly finding his rhythm troubling the batsmen with his inswingers. Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill have a tough time ahead of them playing out the new ball. NZ 18/1 in 5 overs

The perfect yorker!

Bumrah on point straightaway

WICKET! Colin Munro looked clueless against Jasprit Bumrah's fiery yorker. The bat was nowhere near the ball, beaten all hands up. India's pace machine is into the action straightaway. NZ 8/1 in 1.4 overs

Second innings underway

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in his hands. Martin Guptill on strike. Will Indian seamers make the most of the conditions with the new ball?

All out for 179

Kuldeep Yadav tries to take on Trent Boult, miscues one into the air. Catching practice for Boult. IND 179 all out in 39.2 overs

WICKET!

Martin Guptill pulls off a stunner at point. Jadeja's innings comes to an end. 

IND 177/9 in 38.2 overs

SWORDMAN IS BACK!

FIFTY! Ravindra Jadeja led India's counter-attack after the major batting collapse. After playing himself in, the all-rounder started playing his shots getting back into the groove before the mega event completing his half-century in 47 deliveries. Kuldeep Yadav provided the much-needed support from the opposite side. Frustrating for Kiwi bowlers. They rushed through India's top order and middle order. Now, they are looking for a breakthrough! IND 177/8 in 38 overs

Sir Jadeja show

Back to back boundaries and then a six, Jadeja hits Mitchell Santner all over the park as the Indian supporters in the venue get something to cheer about.  

WICKET!

Smart fielding by Ross Taylor at first slip as he takes a brilliant one-handed diving catch to send Bhuvneshwar Kumar back to the pavilion on 1 off 17 balls.  Meanwhile, India lose their eight batsmen.

Welcome boundary for India

A short of length up delivery by James Neesham pitched slightly outside off and Jadeja opens the face of the ball and pushes it between point and cover four runs. A welcome boundary for India. 

Aakash Chopra supports Kohli's decision to bat first

Dhoni's struggle ends

WICKET! It must have been frustrating to watch wickets tumble on the non-striker's end. Dhoni tried to break the shackles trying to hit a boundary but found Neesham at mid-wicket. This is a collapse of epic proportions. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja should look to play out the overs now. IND 96/7 in 23 overs

Neesham's double blow

WICKET! A full-length delivery on the pads. Karthik flicks it and finds deep square leg fielder with perfection. Dhoni is looking helpless on the non-striker's end. The Indian batting lineup is being torn to shreds. IND 81/6 in 20 overs

Neesham strikes first ball

WICKET! Kane Williamson introduces Jimmy Neesham into the attack and Pandya edges the first ball to the wicketkeeper. India are in deep trouble here. This warm-up match is more like a bang on the head for India ahead of World Cup. Dinesh Karthik walks in, it might work as a blessing in disguise for him. Two wicketkeeper-batsman in the middle now. IND 77/5 in 19.1 overs

Neesham strikes first ball

WICKET! Kane Williamson introduces Jimmy Neesham into the attack and Pandya edges the first ball to the wicketkeeper. India are in deep trouble here. This warm-up match is more like a bang on the head for India ahead of World Cup. Dinesh Karthik walks in, it might work as a blessing in disguise for him. Two wicketkeeper-batsman in the middle now. IND 77/5 in 19.1 overs

Dhoni-Pandya do damage control

After a dramatic batting collapse, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya are looking to build a partnership. This warm-up game is giving us a major deja vu. India suffered similar problems against the Kiwi bowling attack on their tour of New Zealand earlier this year. IND 59/4 in 16 overs. 

BOWLED!

What a start for Colin de Grandhomme as he gets the huge wicket of Virat Kohli. Kohli tries to play it across the line and fails to connect as the ball goes right through the gap between his bat and the pads. The Indian captain departs after scoring 18 off 24 balls.  

End of powerplay

Trent Boult wreaked havoc in the start and picked up three wickets to push India on backfoot. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma returned to the pavilion on 2 each, and KL Rahul was cleaned up by Boult on 6. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya are present at the crease as India reach 39/3 at the end of the first powerplay.   

WICKET!

Trent Boult is on fire as KL Rahul chops the ball back onto his stumps. It was back of a length delivery and hits the inside edge of Rahul's bat before rolling onto the stumps. That is wicket number three for the Kiwi pacer as he pushes India on backfoot. 

WICKET!

Trent Boult strikes again as India lose both their openers. Wicket-keeper Tom Blundell was the first man to appeal but the umpire was not convinced. However, Kane Williamson decides to take a review and TV replay shows a faint inside-edge before the ball settles down in the keeper's gloves. 

Kohli gets off the mark in style

Virat Kohli gets off the mark in style as he comes halfway down the crease and punches Tim Southee's delivery towards the mid-off area for a boundary. 

WICKET!

Big wicket for New Zealand as Trent Boult strikes in his first over.  Umpire takes his time but finally raises his finger. However, Rohit is not satisfied and has called for a review. The TV replay shows no connection with the bat and the ball was knocking the leg stump. India lose their first batsman and a review.   

Squad:

New Zealand: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson(c), Tom Blundell(w), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, Ish Sodhi

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Lokesh Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal