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India Vs New Zealand , World Cup 2019 1st Semi Final - Live Score, Full Scorecard, Commentary

15:00 PM Jul 09, 2019 ,Old Trafford, Manchester
India
221 (49.3)
vs
New Zealand
239/8 (50.0)

Match Ended,New Zealand beat India by 18 runs

02
nd Innings India
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
KL Rahul c Tom Latham b Matt Henry
1
7
0
0
Rohit Sharma c Tom Latham b Matt Henry
1
4
0
0
Virat Kohli lbw b Trent Boult
1
6
0
0
Rishabh Pant c Colin de Grandhomme b Mitchell Santner
32
56
4
0
Dinesh Karthik c Jimmy Neesham b Matt Henry
6
25
1
0
Hardik Pandya c Kane Williamson b Mitchell Santner
32
62
2
0
MS Dhoni run out (Martin Guptill)
50
72
1
1
Ravindra Jadeja c Kane Williamson b Trent Boult
77
59
4
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Lockie Ferguson
0
1
0
0
Yuzvendra Chahal c Tom Latham b Jimmy Neesham
5
5
1
0
Jasprit Bumrah not out
0
0
0
0
Fall of Wickets
1-4 (Rohit Sharma, 1.3 ov), 2-5 (Virat Kohli, 2.4 ov), 3-5 (KL Rahul, 3.1 ov), 4-24 (Dinesh Karthik, 10 ov), 5-71 (Rishabh Pant, 22.5 ov), 6-92 (Hardik Pandya, 30.3 ov), 7-208 (Ravindra Jadeja, 47.5 ov), 8-216 (MS Dhoni, 48.3 ov), 9-217 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 49 ov), 10-221 (Yuzvendra Chahal, 49.3 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Trent Boult
10
2
42
2
Matt Henry
10
1
37
3
Lockie Ferguson
10
0
43
1
Colin de Grandhomme
2
0
13
0
Jimmy Neesham
7.3
0
49
1
Mitchell Santner
10
2
34
2
01
st Innings New Zealand
BATTING
R
B
4s
6s
Martin Guptill c Virat Kohli b Jasprit Bumrah
1
14
0
0
Henry Nicholls b Ravindra Jadeja
28
51
2
0
Kane Williamson c Ravindra Jadeja b Yuzvendra Chahal
67
95
6
0
Ross Taylor run out (Ravindra Jadeja)
74
90
3
1
Jimmy Neesham c Dinesh Karthik b Hardik Pandya
12
18
1
0
Colin de Grandhomme c MS Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
16
10
2
0
Tom Latham c Ravindra Jadeja b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10
11
0
0
Mitchell Santner not out
9
6
1
0
Matt Henry c Virat Kohli b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
1
2
0
0
Trent Boult not out
3
3
0
0
Lockie Ferguson
Fall of Wickets
1-1 (Martin Guptill, 3.3 ov), 2-69 (Henry Nicholls, 18.2 ov), 3-134 (Kane Williamson, 35.2 ov), 4-162 (Jimmy Neesham, 41 ov), 5-200 (Colin de Grandhomme, 44.4 ov), 6-225 (Ross Taylor, 48 ov), 7-225 (Tom Latham, 48.1 ov), 8-232 (Matt Henry, 49 ov)
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10
1
43
3
Jasprit Bumrah
10
1
39
1
Hardik Pandya
10
0
55
1
Ravindra Jadeja
10
0
34
1
Yuzvendra Chahal
10
0
63
1
02
nd Innings India
That is it from Semi Finals 1! It is New Zealand who head into the finals. Who will they be facing? It is either going to be England or Australia. The two battle it out on the 11th of July and the game starts at 1030 local (0930 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says it is a different feeling than the last semi finals they played. Further adds the guys have shown a lot of heart in this tournament and credits them for the fight they have shown. Tells they had to assess the conditions and the ball spun and they thought 250 would be a good score. Williamson informs they did not look to go too hard as that could have meant they ended up with 200-210. Informs the talk was regarding the conditions as to whether there was rain or not. Tells India are a world class side and can win matches from any position but he says the bowlers and fielders kept their nerves. Further adds, some of the games were tough as the conditions were tricky too. Also says they had to consider other things as well as otherwise the guys could have been disheartened. Tells in this tournament anything can happen. Williamson hopes that the fans back them in the finals too.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they were good in the first half with the ball. Says they thought they restricted New Zealand to a chasable total. Mentions they came today with confidence and felt they had momentum. Credits New Zealand bowlers for the way they bowled. States it was a skillful game and it was on display. Credits Jadeja for his knock and says it showed how good Jadeja is in all aspects of the game. Tells they were down and out but Jadeja kept them in hunt with his partnership with Dhoni. Reckons New Zealand won the crunch movements in this game. Further adds the only thing he could think about what went wrong was the shot selection. Ends by thanking the fans for their support.
MAN OF THE MATCH, Matt Henry, says they talked that they just needed to do their best. Tells they started off well with the ball and kept building pressure. Says they kept asking questions and kept building pressure. Henry says that pressure converted into wickets. Says they are a confident side and they knew India had world class finishers and they had to continue to build pressure and take wickets. On asking how it feels to be part of 2nd World Cup finals, Henry says he is looking forward to the finals at Lord's after being part of the team in the 2015 World Cup. Ends by crediting the crowd for their support.
Earlier in the day, New Zealand entered the second day of this one day (Reserve day as the rain played spoil sport on the 9th) 211 for 5 with a little less than 4 overs to go. They could not add too much but they managed to crawl their way to 240 which in the end proved to be enough.
A special mention for the way New Zealand fielded too! They stopped quite a few runs with their ground fielding. Yes, Neesham did drop one but he took an absolute blinder to get rid of Karthik and who can forget run out? That was probably the moment when all the hearts of the Indian fans was broken. Their performance in the field today is an indication of how important Fielding is!
The New Zealand bowling was just outstanding. Kane Williamson could not have asked more from his bowlers. A huge occasion, not a very big target to defend and they have stepped up to the occasion. They needed their opening bowlers to deliver and Boult and Henry did just that. They had India 4 down in Powerplay 1. The bowlers who bowled later also did a fine job. Especially Santner. He got rid of the two dynamic youngsters, Pandya and Pant and was extremely economical. Even in the death, when New Zealand were under pressure, their bowlers kept their nerve and ensured they book their place in the final.
What a defense this was! Especially against this strong Indian batting line-up. How many of you'll thought 240 would not be chased by the Indians? Yes, it was going to be tough for them but I never thought they would end up on the losing side. Their top order just failed to get the off to a start. The three who have been scoring so freely, Rohit, Rahul and Kohli failed to trouble the scorers a lot. Karthik then, took his own time to get in but fell to an outstanding catch. Pant and Pandya both crumbled under pressure, they got off to a start but then threw it away. India seemed down and out and 92 for 6 but then walked in Sir Jadeja. He looked positive right from the outset. He added a massive 116-run stand with Dhoni in which Jadeja was the aggressor and Dhoni was the one looking for the singles. The two revived Indian hopes but once the Ravindra fell, Dhoni too followed and then it was an impossible task for the lower-order.
NEW ZEALAND ARE THE FINALISTS! For the second successive ODI World Cup, it will be Kiwis who will fight for the title. Against all the odds they have out-muscled and out powered one of the favorites, India and have rightfully sealed their place in the finals. All smiles in their camp and on the faces of their players. India on the other hand, can't believe what just happened, nor can their fans. A few of them are in tears too. That is cricket though, there is one side which wins and there is one that loses. New Zealand were surely the better of the two sides.
49.3
W
Jimmy Neesham to Yuzvendra Chahal, OUT! There is a big edge and that is it, NEW ZEALAND ARE INTO THE FINALS! They win by 18 runs! Neesham gets the last man. Another slower one around off, Chahal goes for the heave across the line but the ball goes off the top edge towards the keeper who takes it by diving forward. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Chahal reviews and Ultra Edge shows that there is a spike.
Is that the end of the game? The umpire has given Chahal out caught behind but he has reviewed. There seems to bat though.
49.2
0
Jimmy Neesham to Yuzvendra Chahal, Edged but short! More importantly a dot. Even 4 boundaries won't do it. 4 biggies needed. Slower one outside off, Chahal swings but gets an outside edge which falls short of the keeper.
49.1
4
Jimmy Neesham to Yuzvendra Chahal, FOUR! Perfect start for India! Poor ball this with fine leg up. On the pads, Chahal flicks it to the fine leg fence. 5 more, India will be hoping for from Chahal.
Also, Jimmy Neesham to bowl the last over.
Jasprit Bumrah is the last man in.
49
over
49 | 8 Runs | HH: 217/9
48.6
W
Lockie Ferguson to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, OUT! Bowled! Brilliant from Lockie. He steams in and bowls a slower one at 121 kph. Bhuvneshwar is completely taken by surprise. He looks to defend but misses and the ball goes onto hit the off pole. What an over this has been! Yes the first ball went for a six, but that run out and this bowled has sealed the game for New Zealand. 23 needed off the last over.
48.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Yuzvendra Chahal, Full on middle, Chahal flicks it to the right of mid-wicket. Chahal runs the first hard but he has to be happy with that because the fielder gets to the ball in a flash.
48.4
0
Lockie Ferguson to Yuzvendra Chahal, Full on off, Chahal cannot di much but just defend it to cover.
Yuzvendra Chahal walks out to bat now. Can he do something magical with the bat?
48.3
W
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, OUT! Dhoni is short! Out flashes on the big screen and New Zealand have probably ensured their place in the final. That sensational through has just broken so many Indian hearts. A direct hit is the only thing that could have got Dhoni there. Jadeja did it earlier in the day for India. Now Guptill returns the favor. This is a short delivery around middle, Dhoni goes for the pull but the ball skids on and Dhoni ends up mistiming it towards square leg. They take one, they had to go for a second. They do so. The bowler is seen running after the ball so there is no one at the stumps at either end. Colin though gets to the stumps at the striker's end. Guptill picks the ball up and fires it at the stumps at the striker's end. De Grandhomme does really well to not put his hand in the middle and it hits bull's eye. The Kiwi players are appealing and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that Dhoni is just short. New Zealand players are elated. Guptill is over the moon. Brilliant!
Is that the game for New Zealand? A direct hit from the deep and New Zealand feel Dhoni is short. The umpire has taken it upstairs.
48.2
0
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, A dot to follow! Slower one and fuller in length, Dhoni pushes it back to the bowler.
48.1
6
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, SIX! That is brute power! The crowd is going bonkers. Outrageous. Ideal start to the over. This is short and it is a slower one outside off. Dhoni has to generate all the power. He waits for it and then slaps it over the cover fence for a biggie. 25 in 11.
Lockie Ferguson is back on!
48
over
48 | 6 Runs | HH: 209/7
47.6
1
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Short ball on off, Dhoni pulls it right of deep mid-wicket. There was two on offer but Dhoni takes just one and one can understand why. Excellent over from Boult. 6 runs and more importantly the big wicket of Jadeja.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new man in. His job will probably be to give Dhoni the strike but the question is, will Dhoni give him the strike?
47.5
W
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, OUT! Caught! Boult breaking Indian hearts here. This has been a world class over from Boult. He had gone for just 5 runs in this over. Jadeja had to go for it. Fuller on off, Jadeja swings his bat at it but he gets a top edge on that one. The ball goes high and to the right of mid off. Williamson moves to that side and keeps his eyes on the ball. In this pressure movement, the Kiwi skipper does well and holds onto the catch. End of a brave, courageous innings from Jadeja. His innings has seen India resurrect in this chase.
47.4
1
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, On the pads, Dhoni turns it behind square on the leg side and gets a single.
47.3
1
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Brilliant this. Boult bowls a yorker on middle, Jadeja does well to squeeze it towards long on. Jadeja wanted two but Dhoni says no.
47.2
1
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Slower and full on off, Dhoni strokes it towards cover and takes a single.
Boult pulls out of his runup. Maybe he missed his runup there.
47.1
2
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Fielding! Brilliant this from Santner. Slower ball on a length, Dhoni pulls it hard through mid-wicket. Santner runs to his right and saves a certain boundary with a dive. Saves two runs for his side.
47
over
47 | 5 Runs | HH: 203/6
46.6
1
Matt Henry to MS Dhoni, A single to end a top class over from Henry. just the 5 singles from it. On a length and around off, Dhoni guides it to point for one. 37 needed in 18.
46.5
1
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, Another single! Shorter in length and outside off, Jadeja guides it towards short third man for one.
46.4
1
Matt Henry to MS Dhoni, Another single! Dhoni still has decided not to go after the bowlers. This is angled into the batter. Dhoni works it through square leg for one.
46.3
1
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, Just the one! Singles won't harm New Zealand. 200 up for India. Shorter and outside off, Jadeja mistimes his cut to point.
46.2
0
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, A dot! Slightly shorter and outside off, Jadeja slashes at it but misses.
46.1
1
Matt Henry to MS Dhoni, Back of a length around off, Dhoni guides it to point and gives the strike to Jadeja.
Matt Henry is back on! He has bowled really well here but the pressure will be on him. Can he finish well?
46
over
46 | 10 Runs | HH: 198/6
45.6
1
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, A single to end! Shorter and on middle, Dhoni pulls it behind square on the leg side for one. 10 runs from this over too. 42 needed in 4.
45.5
1
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Slower short ball on off, Jadeja pulls it through square leg and takes one.
45.4
4
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, EDGY FOUR! Fortunate boundary but India won't care how they come as long as they come. This is a slower one around off, Jadeja looks to play it on the leg side but it goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence.
45.3
1
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Good length and around off, Dhoni pushes it towards cover and takes one. The 100-run stand up. Magical stand to be honest, India were down and out when Jadeja came out to bat but this stand has brought them right back into the game. They need to complete the job though.
45.2
1
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, A brilliant yorker on middle, Jadeja works it through mid-wicket and takes one.
45.1
2
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Another couple! Shorter in length and on middle, Jadeja pulls it wide of long on and takes two.
Trent Boult is on now. Can he pull this game back in New Zealand's favour?
45
over
45 | 10 Runs | HH: 188/6
44.6
0
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, A dot to end but still 10 in the over! A leave at this stage, just shows how calm Dhoni is at the moment. Outside off, Dhoni lets it go. 52 needed in 30.
44.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, A single now! A low full toss on middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
44.4
6
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! All the way! Probably the shot of the match. That strike was extremely clean. He even held the pose there. Slower one and fuller on off, Jadeja lofts it nonchalantly over the mid off fielder and it goes all the way.
44.3
1
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, Just the one this time! Back of a length on off, Dhoni pushes it towards cover.
44.2
2
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, Two now! Fuller and outside off, Dhoni hits it through cover and wide of the sweeper for two.
44.1
0
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, A yorker on middle, not many batsman could hit that out of the ground. Even Dhoni could only jam it out to covers.
44
over
44 | 7 Runs | HH: 178/6
43.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Good fielding! Shorter and outside off, Dhoni looks to guide it past point but Taylor moves swiftly to his right and stops it with a slide. Just the single. Another good over for New Zealand. 62 needed in the last 6.
43.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, WIDE! The slower one went wrong there. This is outside the tramline on the off side and the umpire has wided it.
43.5
1
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, Shorter and on middle, Jadeja pulls it through square leg for one.
43.4
2
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, In the air... but short! Luck is favoring India at the moment. You just get a feeling it is Jadeja's day. This is fuller and outside off, Jadeja looks to go over the long on fence but it goes off the toe-end towards the fielder there. Henry runs in and dives forward but fails to get to it. The ball hits his body and goes behind him but the fielder recovers and keeps it down to two.
43.3
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, Another dot! Shorter and outside off, Jadeja guides it to short third man.
43.2
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, Just short! Heart in the mouth moment for Jadeja. This is shorter and it is slower in pace. Jadeja looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes uppishly but well short of Taylor at short fine leg. He did dive forward but could not reach it. A dot. Not sure why Dhoni did not run there.
43.1
2
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, Easy two! Fuller and on the pads, this is worked towards wide long on and the batters take two.
43
over
43 | 3 Runs | HH: 171/6
42.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, Yes, he can! Just the single on the last ball. This is fuller and around off, Jadeja pushes it towards cover for one.
42.5
0
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, A good short one, it is well-directed. Jadeja works it to the left of the bowler. Another dot. This is a good over till now, needs to end it well.
42.4
1
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, Outside off again, Dhoni slashes at it and it goes down to third man for one.
42.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, Outside off but inside the tramline. Dhoni lets it be.
42.2
0
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, Back of a length on off, Dhoni pushes it to covers.
42.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, Shorter and around off, Jadeja guides it down to third man for one.
Lockie Ferguson is back!
42
over
42 | 9 Runs | HH: 168/6
41.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, Outside off on a length, Jadeja milks it down to point and keeps the strike. 72 needed off the last 8 overs.
41.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, WIDE! Pressure on Neesham. He bowls this full down the leg side, Jadeja looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
41.5
2
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, FIFTY FOR JADEJA! He is ecstatic, there have been some criticism on his way but he has stood tall and is taking India home single handedly. He gets to his 11th and most important ODI fifty with a flick wide of mid-wicket and gets a couple. He does his trademark celebration, brandishing his bat like a sword.
41.4
4
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Jadeja is hitting the ball with his bat as if he is hitting it with a sword. Back of a length ball on off, Jadeja pulls it through mid-wicket. Taylor at short mid-wicket misfields. the ball goes past him for a boundary.
41.3
1
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Good length ball on off, Dhoni tucks it towards square leg and gets a single.
41.2
0
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Very well bowled. Off cuteer outside off, Dhoni swings his bat at it but misses.
41.1
0
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Starts his new spell with a slower ball on top of middle and off, Dhoni taps it back to the bowler.
Jimmy Neesham is back.
41
over
41 | 9 Runs | HH: 159/6
40.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Short of the fielder! This is on middle and it turns back in. Jadeja looks to flick but it goes uppishly but well short of mid-wicket. Expensive end to Santner's spell. 9 from his 10th. An excellent bowling display by him today. His figures are 10-2-34-2.
40.5
6
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! He has picked the bones out of that one! Jadeja showing his class with the bat. He comes down the track and once again gets to the pitch of the ball. Lofts it with the turn over the mid-wicket fence.
40.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, On middle, Jadeja works it to mid-wicket.
40.3
1
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Good bowling! This starts from outside off and drifts back in. Dhoni goes back and looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge which goes close past the leg stump and down towards fine leg for one.
40.2
2
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Good running again! Dhoni comes down the track but Santner bowls it short. Dhoni works it with soft hands towards square leg and the batters take two.
40.1
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
Powerplay 3 signalled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this game. Final phase of the game. India need 90 to win off the last 10 overs. New Zealand need to break this stand.
40
over
40 | 9 Runs | HH: 150/6
39.6
2
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, Two to end another excellent over for India. Also, the 150 is up for them. This is shorter and on the body, this is flicked through mid-wicket for two. 90 needed in the last 10.
39.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, Way too down the leg side, Jadeja looks to flick but misses. Wided. Maybe New Zealand are now feeling the pressure.
39.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one. So the idea is clear, Jadeja will be going after the bowlers and Dhoni will nudge it around for now.
39.4
1
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, A single now! Ferguson goes for a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss. Jadeja works it through mid-wicket for one.
39.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, Fuller and on middle, Jadeja hits it hard but straight to mid on. So two dots after the boundary.
39.2
0
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, A slower short ball this time, Jadeja mistimes it to mid-wicket.
39.1
4
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Just out of the reach! Ideal start to the over for India. Short and on the body, Jadeja looks to pull but it goes off the gloves and past the diving Latham for a boundary. Also, the 50-run stand is up. The two are keeping the hopes of India alive. Still a long way to go though.
Lockie Ferguson is back! 6-0-13-0, his figures so far.
39
over
39 | 10 Runs | HH: 141/6
38.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Runs needed now below 100! This is on the pads, Jadeja sweeps it towards backward square leg and takes one. An excellent over for India, 10 from it.
38.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Jadeja looks to make room again but Santner fires it on middle, RJ works it to mid-wicket.
38.4
6
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! That is out of here! Jadeja is playing a real gem here. He steps out early and gets to the pitch of it. He smashes it over the long on fence. Runs needed now exactly 100.
38.3
1
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Darts it on the pads, Dhoni works it through square leg for one.
38.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, On middle, Jadeja works it through square leg for one.
38.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Down the leg side, Jadeja looks to help it on its way but misses. Wided.
38.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Flatter and on the pads, this is worked to backward square leg.
38
over
38 | 5 Runs | HH: 131/6
37.6
1
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, A single to to end the over! So just 5 from it despite it going for a boundary. Shorter and outside off, Jadeja slaps it through covers for one.
37.5
0
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, Another dot! Shorter and outside off, this is a seam-up ball. Jadeja looks to cut but misses.
37.4
0
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, One more dot! Slower short ball outside off, Jadeja is early in the pull shot and he misses it.
37.3
0
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, Good length and around off, Jadeja pushes it to covers.
37.2
4
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! One bounce and over the rope! The crowd has found its voice back again. Slightly shorter and on middle, Jadeja picks the length early and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
37.1
0
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, Shorter in length and outside off, Jadeja guides it to point.
37
over
37 | 3 Runs | HH: 126/6
36.6
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Play and a miss. Flighted outside off, Dhoni looks to drive but misses.
36.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Floated on middle and leg, Jadeja flicks it to the on side and gets to the other end.
36.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, On the pads again, Jadeja turns it to short fine leg.
36.3
1
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Tossed up around off, Dhoni comes down the track and glances it to square leg for one.
36.2
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Flatter on middle and off, Dhoni defends it off the front foot.
36.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, On the pads, Jadeja turns it to square leg and gets a single.
36
over
36 | 4 Runs | HH: 123/6
35.6
0
Matt Henry to MS Dhoni, Was that an edge? No. Off the thigh pad. This is around off and it comes back in. Dhoni looks to work it on the leg side but it goes off the pads to the keeper who takes it with a dive. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
Henry pulls out at the very end. He may have missed his run-up.
35.5
0
Matt Henry to MS Dhoni, Back of a length on off, Dhoni pushes it to covers.
35.5
1
Matt Henry to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Too short and it has been wided.
35.4
0
Matt Henry to MS Dhoni, Cut him into half! This lands around off and then jags back in. Dhoni plays outside the line and the ball goes between bat and pad.
35.3
1
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, On the shorter side and outside off, Jadeja pulls it through square leg for one.
35.2
1
Matt Henry to MS Dhoni, Shorter and outside off, Dhoni pushes it through covers for one.
35.1
1
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, Shorter in length and on middle, Jadeja works it through mid-wicket for one.
Matt Henry is back on.
35
over
35 | 5 Runs | HH: 119/6
34.6
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Tossed up on off, Dhoni defends it off the front foot. 5 runs off this one.
34.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, On the pads, Jadeja flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
34.4
2
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Brilliant running this. On the pads, Jadeja turns it behind square on the leg side. He runs the first one hard and this time Dhoni says yes for the two and they get it.
34.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Floated on middle and leg, Jadeja defends it off the front foot.
34.2
1
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Shorter around off, Dhoni punches it to sweeper cover and gets one.
34.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Had Santner collected it, that would have been close. Floated on the pads, Jadeja flicks it to mid-wicket and looks for two. The fielder though gets to the ball quickly. Dhoni sees it and sends Jaddu back. The throw is a good one at the bowler's end but Santner fails to collect it.
Mitchell Santner is back! H was brilliant in his first spell. Can he do the same again?
34
over
34 | 8 Runs | HH: 114/6
33.6
1
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Short ball around the body, Jadeja pulls it to deep square leg and keeps the strike. 126 needed off 96 balls.
33.5
1
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Outside off on a length, Dhoni punches it to sweeper cover and gets a run.
33.4
0
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Follows it up with a clam, sensible front foot defense.
33.3
4
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Very well played. Low full toss on off, Dhoni does not go hard after it but times it well through mid off. The fielder from mid off gives it a chase but it's in vain. First boundary of the game for MS.
33.2
0
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Boult is a lucky man. He serves a full toss outside off, Dhoni hits it hard but the man at short cover dives to his right and saves runs.
33.1
1
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Good length ball around off now, Jadeja runs it down to third man and gets to the other end.
33.1
1
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, WIDE! Very full but down the leg side. Jadeja looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
33
over
33 | 9 Runs | HH: 106/6
32.6
2
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Overthrow! Shorter and on the body, this is worked down to fine leg. Dhoni takes the first run hard and wants a second but slips as he turns for it. The fielder there scores a direct hit at the striker's end and the ball deflects away from the keeper. Another run is taken. 9 from the over, an excellent one for India.
32.5
0
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Good length and on off, this is pushed to covers.
32.4
1
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, Shorter and outside off, this is played late down to third man for one.
32.3
6
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! First six of the game and it comes off the bat of Jadeja. Some shot this. He steps down the track and lofts it over the long on fence with ease. 100 up for India. Also, are these signs that Jadeja has now stepped on the gas?
32.2
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, Good length and on off, this is pushed to covers.
32.1
0
Jimmy Neesham to Ravindra Jadeja, On middle, the batter hits it to mid on.
32
over
32 | 3 Runs | HH: 97/6
31.6
0
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Slower and shorter in length outside off, Dhoni looks to pull but is early in the shot. It goes off the bottom on the off side.
31.5
1
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, On the shorter side and on the body, Jadeja pulls it through square leg for one.
31.4
0
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, On off, Jadeja pushes it to covers.
31.3
1
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Another one outside off, Dhoni pushes it through covers for one.
31.2
0
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Outside off, this is pushed to covers.
31.2
1
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Outside off, the batter leaves it alone. Wided!
31.1
0
Trent Boult to MS Dhoni, Shorter and outside off, Dhoni looks to pull but misses.
Trent Boult is back! Williamson knows he just needs one more here to push it further back from India's grasp so he has given the ball to his strike bowler.
31
over
31 | 2 Runs | HH: 94/6
30.6
1
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Slower in the air but short Dhoni flat bats it to long on for one.
30.5
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Flighted on off, Dhoni pushes it to cover.
30.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, On the pads, Jadeja flicks it to the on side and gets off the mark.
DRINKS! India are in dire straits at the moment! The set Pandya is out and now it is all on Dhoni. Yes, there is Ravindra Jadeja but one believes it has to be MS if India are to cross the line. New Zealand on the other hand, know it is their game to lose now. They are probably a wicket away. More of the same is what Williamson will be hoping for from his side. Also, Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in.
30.3
W
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, OUT! Caught! Santner has got rid of the dangerous, dangerous Hardik Pandya. Hardik was playing the spinner unlike his usual self. He is known to be a spin tormentor but here he was playing the waiting game against Santner. He defended the first two deliveries of this over too. Santner flights this one and tempts Pandya to go for it. Hardik goes for the big slog sweep, he does not get any timing on it and ends up top edging it. The ball goes behind short mid-wicket. Kane Williamson does really well moving backwards. He keeps his eyes on the ball and the skipper takes a brilliant catch. This catch is not as flashy as the one Neesham took of Karthik but trust me, this is one of the toughest catches to take. 148 needed off 117 now. With the run rate climbing up and up this wicket might just be the final nail in the coffin in this chase.
30.2
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, Floated on off, Pandya defends it towards cover and calls a loud no to his partner.
30.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, Flatter on off, Pandya defends it towards point.
30
over
30 | 7 Runs | HH: 92/5
29.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, Pandya had to get bat to that! A slower one on middle, Pandya shuffles across and flicks it through square leg for one. 7 from the over, a good one for India.
29.5
3
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Three now! This is on a length and outside off, Dhoni pushes it past cover. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and pushes it back in with a slide. Saves a run for his side.
29.4
2
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Good shot but only for two! A good length ball around off, Dhoni hits it past covers and bags two.
29.3
0
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, On the stumps, Dhoni works it to mid-wicket.
29.2
1
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, Shorter in length and outside off, Pandya slaps it through covers for one.
29.1
0
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, On the fuller side around off, Pandya hits it to mid off.
Jimmy Neesham is back!
29
over
29 | 2 Runs | HH: 85/5
28.6
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Flatter and on middle, Dhoni defends it out. Another top class over from Santner. He is just choking the Indian batters for runs. His economy rate is 1 per over.
28.5
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, On the off pole, Dhoni once again hits it back to the bowler.
28.4
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Slower through the air on middle, Dhoni pushes it back to the bowler.
28.3
2
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Slightly shorter and outside off, Dhoni cuts it through point for two.
28.2
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, One more dot as this delivery is pushed to covers.
28.1
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Flatter and on off, Dhoni pushes it to point.
28
over
28 | 1 Runs | HH: 83/5
27.6
0
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, Back of a length and on off, this is defended. Run rate needed now is above 7. 157 needed in 132.
27.5
0
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, A good bouncer! Right on the body of HP. He ducks under it in time.
27.4
1
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, A good short one on middle, Dhoni pulls it, there is a short backward square leg. He gets him past him and down to fine leg for one.
27.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, Outside off and Dhoni shoulders arms to it. Three dots.
27.2
0
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, Another back of a length delivery, Dhoni defends it out.
27.1
0
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, On the stumps, Dhoni pushes it to mid off.
27
over
27 | 2 Runs | HH: 82/5
26.6
1
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, A single to end! Just the two from the over. Dhoni works it towards square leg and keeps strike. Santner's figures are 4-2-3-1 so far.
26.5
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, On the fuller side on off, Dhoni pushes it back to the bowler.
26.4
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, On off and this is fired in, Dhoni pushes it to covers.
26.3
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, On the stumps, Dhoni keeps it out.
26.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, HP works it with the angle through square leg for one.
26.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, Flatter and on middle, Pandya prods forward and keeps it out. Runs just not coming at the moment and that will only keep building the pressure.
26
over
26 | 3 Runs | HH: 80/5
25.6
0
Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni, On top of off, Dhoni defends it to cover.
25.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, On off and on a length, Pandya turns it to square leg and gets to the other end. Pandya wanted the second but Dhoni straighaway refused.
25.4
0
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, Full around off, Pandya strokes it to the on side but finds the man at short mid-wicket.
25.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, Nice, solid front foot defense from Hardik to this fuller ball on off.
25.2
0
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, Good length ball around off, Hardik taps it towards backward point.
25.1
2
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, Fuller on off, Pandya flicks it wide of mid-wicket and gets a couple
Lockie Ferguson is back!
25
over
25 | 2 Runs | HH: 77/5
24.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, First run of Santner! This is flatter and on middle, Pandya works it towards square leg and takes one. Just the two from the over. 163 needed now in 150.
24.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, Flatter and on middle, Pandya prods forward and defends it out.
24.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, On the stumps, this is kept out.
24.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, On off and it turns away. Pandya looks to push at it but it goes off the outer half to point.
24.2
1
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, A leg bye now! This is fired on the pads, Dhoni looks to flick but misses. It goes off the pads towards short fine leg for one.
24.1
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Flatter and on off, Dhoni pushes it to covers.
24
over
24 | 4 Runs | HH: 75/5
23.6
2
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, On the shorter side, Pandya pulls it through mid-wicket for two.
23.5
1
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Dhoni is off the mark! This is very full and outside off, Dhoni hits it past point for one.
23.4
0
Jimmy Neesham to MS Dhoni, Outside off but inside the tramline. Dhoni lets it be.
23.3
1
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, A little too straight, Pandya works it towards square leg for one.
23.2
0
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, Shorter and outside off, Pandya cuts it hard but to point. The fielder fumbles but no runs conceded.
23.1
0
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, On a good length and Pandya keeps it out.
23
over
23 | 0 Runs | HH: 71/5
22.6
0
Mitchell Santner to MS Dhoni, Very full and on off, Dhoni jams it out to the bowler. Another maiden but this time a wicket also.
MS Dhoni is the new man in!
22.5
W
Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, OUT! Pant holes out! He has thrown it away, he has literally thrown it away. Kohli is just not happy in the dressing room and rightly so. That is how Pant plays though. Santner is the partnership breaker. It was always going to be gamble to get him on against these two but it has come off. Santner bowls this outside off, Pant looks to drag it over the mid-wicket fence as he plays the slog sweep. He does not time it really well and it goes to the right Colin de Granhomme at deep mid-wicket who takes it by running towards that direction. All those dot balls bowled by Santner paid dividends. Half the side back in the hut for India and New Zealand continue to hold the upper hand in the game. 169 needed in 163.
22.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, Fires it on off, Pant once again blocks it out. 10 dot balls in a row for Santner.
22.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, On the stumps again, Pant flicks it to mid-wicket.
22.2
0
Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, On the pads, Pant works it to short fine leg.
22.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, This is flatter and on middle, Pant defends.
22
over
22 | 1 Runs | HH: 71/4
21.6
0
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, Another dot to end! This is on middle, Pandya works it to mid-wicket. So back-to-back good overs for India.
21.5
0
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, Good delivery! This is bowled on off and this one jags back in. Pandya somehow keeps it out to mid on.
21.4
0
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, On the shorter side outside off, Pandya guides it to point.
21.3
1
Jimmy Neesham to Rishabh Pant, On the shorter side and on the body, this is nudged around the corner for one.
21.2
0
Jimmy Neesham to Rishabh Pant, Better from Pant! This is just outside off, Pant shoulders arms to this one.
21.1
0
Jimmy Neesham to Rishabh Pant, Poor shot! This is behind a fuller length outside off, Pant throws his bat at it away from his body but gets beaten.
21
over
21 | 0 Runs | HH: 70/4
20.6
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, A maiden to begin with by Santner. This is shorter and around off, Pandya pushes it to the left of the bowler who dives and stops it.
20.5
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
20.4
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, On the stumps, Pandya plays another defensive stroke.
20.3
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, Flatter and on middle, Pandya goes back and keeps it out.
20.2
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, Full and on off, this is hit back to the bowler.
20.1
0
Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, Floats it up on off, Pandya strokes it to covers.
Mitchell Snatner is on!
20
over
20 | 8 Runs | HH: 70/4
19.6
4
Jimmy Neesham to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Spoils the over! Short and wide outside off, Pant throws his bat at it. The ball finds the outside edge and goes to the third man fence.
19.6
1
Jimmy Neesham to Rishabh Pant, Way too wide outside off, this is left alone. The umpire wides it.
19.5
0
Jimmy Neesham to Rishabh Pant, On the fuller side, the batter pushes it to mid off.
19.4
1
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, A little too straight, this is worked to mid-wicket for one.
19.3
2
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, A better throw and Pandya would have been in trouble! Shorter and on the body, Pandya pulls it to the left of fine leg. The batters take one and then go for the second. Ferguson picks the ball up and throws it wide of the keeper who collects it, then moves to his left and whips the bails off. Pandya makes it in by then.
19.2
0
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, Another one on a length and around off, this is defended.
19.1
0
Jimmy Neesham to Hardik Pandya, Starts off with a good length ball on off, it is blocked.
Jimmy Neesham is on now!
19
over
19 | 2 Runs | HH: 62/4
18.6
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Back of a length on off, Pant guides it to point.
18.5
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Good length ball on off, Pant strokes it to the man at point.
18.4
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Full on middle and leg, Pant pushes it to mid on.
18.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Back of a length ball on off, Pant gets on his toes and keeps it down.
18.2
2
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Good shot but very well fielded in the deep by Neesham. Good length ball on the body, Pant plays a short arm pull towards square leg. Neesham runs to his left from deep mid-wicket and saves a certain boundary.
18.1
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Play and a miss. Full outside off, it goes with the angle. Pant looks to drive it but gets beaten.
18
over
18 | 9 Runs | HH: 60/4
17.6
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Rishabh Pant, Around off, Pant guides it down the third man region and gets a single. He keeps the strike. 9 runs off the over without any risk. The two youngsters who are known for their flashy cricket are doing smart work here.
17.5
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Hardik Pandya, Good length ball on middle, Hardik flicks it to mid-wicket and gets just one.
17.4
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Hardik Pandya, Once again the length is full on middle and off, Pandya flicks it wide of mid-wicket and gets another brace.
17.3
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Hardik Pandya, Good running and smartly played too. Full on middle and leg, Pandya flicks it with soft hands towards the fine leg region. They run the first hard and call for the second. The fielder from mid-wicket gets to the ball but cannot stop the second.
17.2
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Hardik Pandya, Back of a length ball on the pads, Hardik glances it wide of square leg and gets a couple.
17.2
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Hardik Pandya, WIDE! De Grandhomme bowls it full but down the leg side, Hardik shuffles and looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
17.1
0
Colin de Grandhomme to Hardik Pandya, Good length ball on off, Pandya pushes it to cover.
17
over
17 | 4 Runs | HH: 51/4
16.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, Another single to end! Good length and outside off, Pandya guides it down to third man and takes one.
16.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one. 50 up for India.
16.4
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, On middle, Pant pushes hard at it, he ends up chipping it uppishly but well short of short mid on.
16.4
1
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Short and down the leg side, Pant looks to help it on its way but misses. Wided!
16.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, On the fuller side this time on off, Pant pushes it to mid on.
16.2
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Shorter and on middle, Pant stands tall and defends it out.
16.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, In the air... but safe! Is this signs of the luck moving into India's favor? A dropped catch early on and now one which falls short. A good short one on middle, it hurries onto the batter. Pandya looks to pull but gets a top edge which balloons over mid-wicket for one.
16
over
16 | 4 Runs | HH: 47/4
15.6
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Hardik Pandya, Pandya shuffles across and works this from outside off towards mid on for one.
15.5
0
Colin de Grandhomme to Hardik Pandya, On the fuller side and outside off, Pandya pushes it to covers.
15.4
0
Colin de Grandhomme to Hardik Pandya, Well bowled! This is just outside off, Pandya shoulders arms to this one.
15.3
1
Colin de Grandhomme to Rishabh Pant, One more excellent effort in the field! Shorter and outside off, Pant slaps it towards point. Guptill dives to his left and sticks out a hand to save three for his side.
15.2
0
Colin de Grandhomme to Rishabh Pant, Corrects his line this time and lands it on off, Pant keeps it out.
15.1
2
Colin de Grandhomme to Rishabh Pant, Starts off with a delivery on the pads, this is flicked through backward square leg for two.
Colin de Grandhomme to have a go with the ball now. Tom Latham is standing up for him.
Drinks Break! New Zealand are all over India here. They have scalped 4 but Pant is out in the middle and more importantly he is looking good. He has had his fair share of luck go his way as Neesham drooped a sitter. India need Pant and Hardik Pandya to consolidate and steady this run chase.
15
over
15 | 1 Runs | HH: 43/4
14.6
0
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, One more dot to end a good over by Ferguson! Back of a length ball on off, this is defended.
14.5
0
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, One more delivery on a length and outside off, the batter lets it be.
14.4
0
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, Back of a length again on off, Pandya guides it to point.
14.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, Goes for a yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss. Pandya just about gets his bat down in time and keeps it out.
14.2
1
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Quick run! Fuller and outside off, Pant goes hard at it but mistimes it towards mid off for one.
14.1
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Another back of a length ball on middle, Pant guides it to point.
14
over
14 | 5 Runs | HH: 42/4
13.6
0
Matt Henry to Hardik Pandya, Another dot to end! Fuller and on off, Pandya pushes it to mid off.
13.5
0
Matt Henry to Hardik Pandya, Once again on a good length around off, Pandya pushes it to covers.
13.4
0
Matt Henry to Hardik Pandya, Goes back to bowling length and outside off, the batter shoulders arms to it.
13.3
4
Matt Henry to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Lovely back foot punch! Slightly shorter and outside off, it sits up to be hit. Pandya goes back and punches it past the diving cover fielder and the ball races away to the fence.
13.2
0
Matt Henry to Hardik Pandya, Back of a length and on off, Pandya pushes it to covers.
13.1
0
Matt Henry to Hardik Pandya, Another good length ball outside off, Pandya shoulders arms to it.
13.1
1
Matt Henry to Hardik Pandya, This is down the leg side, Pandya looks to flick but misses. Wided.
13
over
13 | 2 Runs | HH: 37/4
12.6
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Another ball on off, Pant defends it out. 2 from Ferguson's first. He could have had a wicket too. India need another 203 in 222 balls.
12.5
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Back of a length and on middle, Pant goes back and defends it onto the ground.
12.4
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Bangs it just behind a length on off, Pant pushes it to covers.
12.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, On a good length again, Pant defends it out.
12.2
1
Lockie Ferguson to Hardik Pandya, Good length and on off, Pandya guides it to point for one.
12.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, DROPPED! Cricket is a great leveler, isn't it? Neesham who took a brilliant catch before, drops a sitter now. This could prove very costly as Pant is looking very good out there. Ferguson almost strikes on the very first ball. It is on the pads, Pant whips it, does not keep it down though. It goes towards Neesham at mid-wicket who gets two hands to it but the ball bursts through and a single is taken.
Lockie Ferguson is into the attack now. The platform is well set for Ferguson to cause damage. He has been New Zealand's best bowler in this World Cup.
12
over
12 | 5 Runs | HH: 35/4
11.6
0
Matt Henry to Hardik Pandya, A solid defense to end! On middle, Pandya pushes it to mid off.
11.5
0
Matt Henry to Hardik Pandya, BEATEN! Once again an Indian batsman is not sure whether to play at it or not. This is outside off, Pandya initially looks to play at it but then bails out in time.
11.4
1
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, A direct hit and that would have been close! New Zealand have their tails up here. This is fuller and outside off, Pant strokes it towards extra cover. The batters take off. Pant is actually jogging to the other end but then starts sprinting as he sees Santner stop it with a dive to his left. MS picks the ball up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Pant's dive would have saved him though.
11.3
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Another cracking shot! Shorter and outside off, Pant stands tall and guides it to point.
11.2
4
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Excellent pull shot! He was in total control there. Shorter in length and on the body, Pant gets on top of the bounce and pulls it fine on the leg side for a boundary.
11.1
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, On the fuller side outside off, Pant mistimes his stroke to mid off.
11
over
11 | 6 Runs | HH: 30/4
10.6
4
Trent Boult to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! Pandya is off the mark but this is just a very bad ball from Boult. It is on the pads, Hardik looks to flick it does not come off the middle but it has enough to send it fine down the leg side to the fine leg fence. New Zealand have done well to build the pressure but balls like these takes them off.
10.6
1
Trent Boult to Hardik Pandya, WIDE! Boult misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Pandya looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
10.5
0
Trent Boult to Hardik Pandya, Outside off, Pandya looks to defend but the ball goes with the angle.
10.4
0
Trent Boult to Hardik Pandya, Full outside off, Pandya leaves it alone to start his innings.
10.3
1
Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, Well fielded. Full ball on off, Pant pushes it to the left of mid off. Williamson there dives to that side and keeps it down to one.
10.2
0
Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, Fuller on off, Pant pushes it to cover.
10.1
0
Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, Beauty! Good length ball pitching just outside off, it keeps straight and then moves away slightly. Pant looks to defend but gets beaten.
Hardik Pandya walks out to bat now.
Powerplay 2 time! Now 4 fielders can now be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 5 Runs | HH: 24/4
9.6
W
Matt Henry to Dinesh Karthik, OUT! In the air... and what a catch that is. Catches win matches and this could be one that could win New Zealand the game. Jimmy Neesham, take a bow. Karthik can't believe it but that is how it is, when you are not in form, it just does not go your way. This is fuller and outside off, Karthik looks to drive it square on the off side but does so uppishly. He plays it ahead of his body and hence, it is aerial. The ball goes low and to the left of point where Neesham dives, stretches his left hand out and the takes it inches above the ground. Third wicket for Henry and New Zealand end the Powerplay 1 with a wicket. All New Zealand at the moment. India are 24 for 4 after the first 10.
9.5
0
Matt Henry to Dinesh Karthik, Another good length ball and Karthik once again blocks it out.
9.4
0
Matt Henry to Dinesh Karthik, Good length and on off, Karthik goes back and defends it onto the ground.
9.3
1
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Well fielded! Shorter in length and outside off, Pant cracks it off the back foot towards point. Neesham there dives and makes a half stop. Saves at least two for his side. A single taken.
9.2
4
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Too full and the ball is put away! On the fuller side and outside off, Pant strokes it through extra cover. Mid off does give it a chase but finishes second best. Runs starting to come now for India.
9.1
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, On the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
9
over
9 | 6 Runs | HH: 19/3
8.6
2
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Now two! On the fuller length and this one tails back in. Karthik gets his front pad out of the way and hits it through mid off. Ferguson from mid on covers ground quickly and saves two for his side. A good over for India.
8.5
4
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! Karthik is off the mark after 20 balls! This is not such a bad delivery, there is a little room on offer outside off. Karthik just opens the face of the bat and guides it past backward point and the ball races away.
8.4
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Another one on a length and on off, Karthik guides it to point. Brilliant from Boult, he is just not bowling a loose ball to Karthik.
8.3
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, This is outside off and slanting away. Karthik lets it be.
8.2
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, 18 dots now! On the pads, Karthik works it to square leg.
8.1
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Back of a length on off, Karthik keeps it out. He is yet to get off the mark. 17 balls faced till now.
8
over
8 | 3 Runs | HH: 13/3
7.6
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Good length ball on the stumps, Pant defends it to get through the over.
7.5
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Outside off, Rishabh does not go chasing after it.
7.4
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, On the stumps, Pant blocks it off the front foot.
7.3
2
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Nice shot but good effort in the field too. Full outside off, Pant drives it to the right of point. The fielder there dives on that side and gets his finger tips on it taking away the pace off the ball. The fielder from third man cleans it up. Two taken.
7.3
1
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high. It is away from the body, Pant lets it carry.
7.2
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Good length ball on middle, Pant defends it off the front foot.
7.1
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Full on middle and off, Pant defends it off the front foot.
7
over
7 | 0 Runs | HH: 10/3
6.6
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Beauty! Perfect yorker outside off, Karthik tries to get his bat down in time but he is late.Latham fails to gather it cleanly but no casualty.
6.5
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Karthik gets on his toes and defends it.
6.4
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Fuller on middle and leg, Karthik defends it towards mid off.
6.3
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, This one has little to no swing on this one. Pitches outside off and goes away with the angle. DK shoulders arms to it.
6.2
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Good length ball on the pads, Karthik tucks it to mid-wicket.
6.1
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Good leave this. Dinesh is showing a lot of calm and awarness here. This one pitches outside off and nips in. Karthik knows where his off stump is and leaves it alone.
6
over
6 | 4 Runs | HH: 10/3
5.6
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Goes back to bowling length outside off, Pant leaves it alone.
5.5
4
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! First boundary of the run chase! A gift for Pant. A full toss outside off, Pant just uses the pace and guides it through cover-point. The ball races away to the fence.
5.4
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Another good length ball outside off, the batter shoulders arms to it.
5.3
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Back of a length on middle, Pant stands tall and keeps it out.
5.2
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Once again on a length and around off, Pant pushes it to mid off.
5.1
0
Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Another delivery on a good length. Pant defends it to mid on.
5
over
5 | 1 Runs | HH: 6/3
4.6
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Shorter in length and on the body, Karthik ducks under it. Just the single from the over.
4.5
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Fuller and outside off, Karthik lets it be.
4.4
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Another loud shout but this seems to high! Boult starts this from outside off, it tails back in. Karthik lets it be. The ball hits the higher part of the pad and goes to the keeper. New Zealand appeal but the umpire shakes his head.
4.3
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Another good length delivery on off, Karthik pushes it to covers.
4.2
0
Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, The away slanter now! It pitches outside off, Karthik lets it be.
4.1
1
Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, Pant is off the mark! That should settle his nerves a little. This is fuller and on middle, Pant works it towards wide mid on for one.
4
over
4 | 0 Runs | HH: 5/3
3.6
0
Matt Henry to Dinesh Karthik, Another wicket maiden! On a good length and around off, Karthik blocks it out.
3.5
0
Matt Henry to Dinesh Karthik, Another one on middle, Karthik pushes it to mid on.
3.4
0
Matt Henry to Dinesh Karthik, Shorter in length and on middle, Dinesh works it to mid-wicket.
3.3
0
Matt Henry to Dinesh Karthik, On the stumps again, DK is solid in defense.
3.2
0
Matt Henry to Dinesh Karthik, On a good length on middle, Karthik defends it out.
Dinesh Karthik is the new man in. He surely wouldn't have expected to bat so soon. India in dire straights and he will have to show his calm, composure nature.
3.1
W
Matt Henry to KL Rahul, OUT! Another one bites the dust! New Zealand are all over India at the moment. The crowd just can't believe what is happening here. Matt Henry has got another one. This is a tentative stuff from Rahul. Just very poor from a guy who is coming on the back off a ton. It is on a length and outside off, Rahul initially looks to push at it but then tries to bail out. Too late till then, the ball kisses the outside edge and goes to the right of the keeper who takes it with a dive. New Zealand are into the fragile middle order of the Indian team.
3
over
3 | 0 Runs | HH: 5/2
2.6
0
Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, On middle, Pant keeps it out. A wicket maiden for Boult.
2.5
0
Trent Boult to Rishabh Pant, Another good length delivery on middle, Pant pushes it to mid on.
Two early wickets, so now who walks out at number 4 now? Rishabh Pant, who has been batting there since his introduction in this World Cup side or the experienced Dhoni or Karthik? India have stuck with Pant and he will bat at number 4.
2.4
W
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, OUT! Umpire's call and Kohli is out of here! He does not take the review along with him but that will be the last of India's concerns at the moment because they are under real pressure now. Their two best batters are back in the hut even before the score has crossed 10. Boult now has one. Another good delivery. This starts on off, it is just behind a length and it comes back in late. Kohli plants his front foot way to across and then looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads. A huge appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger. Kohli walks upto his partner but Rahul is not sure. Kohli still goes for the review. Replays roll in and it shows the ball to be clipping the top of middle and leg. New Zealand are over the moon at the moment. There is pin-drop silence in the ground. India need 235 in 284 balls.
A big moment in the game! Kohli has been given out LBW but he has reviewed. Looks out to be honest.
2.3
0
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, On the pads, Kohli works it to mid-wicket.
2.2
0
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Good length again and on off, Kohli pushes it to covers.
2.1
0
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, BEATEN! Loose, loose shot. That is just needless so early on. This is fuller and outside off, the sucker ball. Kohli goes after it away from his body but gets beaten.
2
over
2 | 3 Runs | HH: 5/1
1.6
0
Matt Henry to KL Rahul, A dot to end a brilliant over by Henry! This is on off, Rahul pushes it to covers.
1.5
1
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, Kohli is off the mark! A length delivery around off, Kohli opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.
1.4
0
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, Edged but well short! Another length ball around off, this one pitches and moves away. Kohli defends inside the line but with soft hands. It goes off the outside edge to second slip.
Out walks the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. The master of run chases is what he is fondly called as. His team have lost their best batsmen of the tournament and now he will have to play a captain's knock.
1.3
W
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Matt Henry gets the big fish. Why big fish? Because this guy is in tremendous form. Ideal start for New Zealand. They needed early wickets and they have got one. This is just a top class delivery. Unplayable one can say. It is on a length and it lands around off. Rohit plays the original trajectory. The ball though straightens, then kisses the outside edge and goes straight into the gloves of Latham. New Zealand are ecstatic. Game on here.
1.2
2
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, Two leg byes! Tries to get the ball back in but drifts it on the pads. Rohit looks to flick but misses. The ball brushes the pads and rolls towards fine leg. Two taken.
1.1
0
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, Good length and on off, it pitches and straightens a touch. Rohit looks to defend but it goes off the outer half to point.
Matt Henry to bowl with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 2 Runs | HH: 2/0
0.6
0
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, A dot to end! A tidy start by Boult. This is on middle, Rahul works it to mid-wicket.
0.5
0
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Angles this one away from outside off, Rahul shoulders arms to it.
0.4
0
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Late swing again for Boult but the line is a little too straight. Rahul looks to flick but gets hit high on the pads.
0.3
0
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Shorter in length and around off, Rahul stands tall and guides it to point.
0.2
1
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Rohit is off the mark now! A little too straight and on middle, Rohit works it towards fine leg for one.
0.1
1
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Good running but a good ball too! India are underway! Boult starts this around off and it shapes back in. Rahul pushes it towards mid off and takes off. Rohit obliges and they complete the run easily.
We are back for the chase! The Indian openers, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma make their way out to the middle. Rohit Sharma will be on strike and he will face Trent Boult who has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...
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Now then, 240 is the target! An easy chase for India? Probably not as the wicket is not that easy to bat. If New Zealand bowl well, this could just get interesting. However, India know a couple of good stands and they will probably come out on top. Who will be our first finalists?
Indian bowling was good yesterday and it continued to do well today also. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick as he ended with a 3-fer. Bumrah was excellent again. Hardik Pandya once again did a handy job. Jadeja kept it tight. Chahal though maybe a little disappointed with his performance. He went at more than 6 per over on a wicket which probably did have something in it for the bowlers.
The New Zealand innings went about like a slow train since yesterday! They struggle to score at a good rate and wickets at regular intervals also did not help. Williamson and Taylor were once again their best batters. It is their partnership which has got them to a competitive total. They probably wanted to set a platform for the big hitters they have down the order but nobody could contribute anything significant.
So New Zealand have crawled their way to one run less than 240. That means, they only managed to score 28 in the overs they played today. Surely they would have wanted a little more but runs scoring was not easy today too and Taylor and Latham found that out early. They were content to play it around and take the ones and twos. Jadeja's brilliance though got the better of Taylor. Once again another amazing effort in the field by Jadeja helped India dismiss Latham. Santner did hit the one boundary but nothing significant after that. Surely, it will be India who walk in as the happier side.
49.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mitchell Santner, Just the single to end the innings! Excellent last over by Bumrah. This is on the pads, Santner looks to heave it but misses. It goes off the pads and rolls to short third man. A leg bye is taken. NEW ZEALAND FINISH WITH 239 FOR 8!
49.5
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Mitchell Santner, Almost gets one there! Good stop by Rahul. Bumrah misses the yorker by just and Santner hits it hard towards mid off. Rahul there runs to his left, dives and half stops it. Two taken.
49.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Trent Boult, This is right up there! It is on middle, Boult hits it towards mid off and a single is taken. Santner is back on strike. He has two balls, New Zealand will hope he gets a boundary away.
49.3
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Trent Boult, Two taken! Bumrah goes short again, Boult mistimes his pull through mid-wicket. Not sure why Bumrah is going short. The next one will surely be right up there.
49.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Trent Boult, A dot! Boult may not have been expecting a short one but Bumrah bowls it. Boult looks to pull but misses.
49.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mitchell Santner, Sloower one and outside off, it is the slower one. Santner smashes it down to long on for one. Not sure why Santner took that run, he would have wanted to face most of the remaining balls. Now Boult is on strike.
The new man in is Trent Boult.
49
over
49 | 7 Runs | HH: 232/8
48.6
W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Matt Henry, OUT! A wicket to start the over and one to end it! New Zealand are 8 down. A slower one and it is shorter in length around off. There is absolutely no pace behind the delivery and it is Henry who has to generate all the power. He looks to heave it over the mid-wicket fence but does not get the distance. Kohli there takes a simple catch. Just the 7 runs and 2 wickets from the over.
48.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mitchell Santner, Goes short again and on middle, Santner pulls it through mid-wicket for one. It goes to Jadeja so they surely won't be taking him on.
48.4
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mitchell Santner, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! First boundary of the morning and a much-needed one. This is short and outside off, Santner slaps it through covers and the ball races away. No chance for the sweeper in the deep.
48.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Matt Henry, Only a single again! Shorter and outside off, Henry slaps it through covers and gets to the other end. Also good backup by Chahal as Dhoni failed to collect throw from Jadeja.
48.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Mitchell Santner, Shorter in length and on off, Santner guides it towards point and takes one.
Matt Henry is the new man in.
48.1
W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tom Latham, OUT! Latham holes out! It's Jadeja once again. You just cannot keep this man out of this game. Bhuvneshwar serves a fuller ball around off, Latham looks to heave it over mid-wicket fence. Jadeja who is standing a few inches inside the rope, judges it well and takes it over his head and maintains his balance. Two in two for India and a mega finish looks difficult now for New Zealand.
Mitchell Santner is the new man in.
48
over
48 | 8 Runs | HH: 225/6
47.6
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, OUT! Taylor is short! Brilliance, absolutely brilliance from Jadeja. He hits the stumps a number of times from inside the ring but doing it from so far out, amazing. A slower one on middle, Taylor works it through square leg and the batters run the first one quickly. They go for the second. Jadeja runs in from the deep, picks the ball up and scores a direct hit at the striker's end. The Indians appeal, they are actually celebrating and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Taylor is short. A very good innings from him comes to an end. New Zealand would have wanted him to stay out there till the end but a piece of brilliance has got rid of him.
A direct hit and India feel they have got Taylor! They are already celebrating. This could be a big wicket.
47.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, On the pads, Latham works it through square leg and gets to the other end.
47.4
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, One more couple! Another slower one outside off, Latham shuffles across and paddle scoops it towards fine leg.
47.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Just the single this time! A slower one outside off, it is on a length. Taylor drags it off the inner half through square leg for one.
47.2
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Another two! One more full toss, Taylor is happy to just work it in the gap in the mid-wicket region and run two.
47.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, A full toss and Latham fails to take toll of it. He gently pushes it down to long on for one.
Jasprit Bumrah to continue from the other end.
47
over
47 | 8 Runs | HH: 217/5
46.6
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, Another couple to Dinesh Karthik again! A low full toss on middle, Taylor works it through mid-wicket. They run the first one hard and go for the second and complete it with ease. 8 from the over.
46.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tom Latham, Another excellent yorker on off, Latham jams it to the right of the bowler and takes off.
46.4
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tom Latham, Good running! This is extremely full again around middle, not easy to get under that. Latham works it through backward square leg and takes two. He may have decided to take on Karthik as he does not have a very good throw.
46.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tom Latham, A dot! Gold dust at this stage! A yorker outside off, nothing you can do with that. Latham looks to jam it out but fails to do so.
46.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, Slower one outside off, Taylor slaps it through covers and a single. First run today.
The Indian players are out in the middle and are about to take their positions in the field. New Zealand's overnight batting duo of Ross Taylor and Tom Latham stride out to resume their innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will complete the remaining 5 balls of his 9th over.
Sanjay Manjrekar is down with the pitch report. Manjrekar says the pitch has returned to its original state and the loopy short ball will be used as the pitch will encourage it. Tells only 8-10 balls turned out of the 120 balls bowled by the spinners. Hence he feels Santner won't be that big a threat. Says yesterday it looked like a batting belter but it didn't turn out to be that way and it fooled them.
Welcome to the reserve day of the 1st semifinal in this World Cup. This is one of the rare instances where we come into the reserve day to find out the winners. New Zealand have 23 balls left in their innings after which India will bat. The weather as of now looks good, let's hope that it stays that way and we have a full game.
... Semifinal 1, Day 2 (Reserve Day) ...
Earlier in the day, New Zealand, after electing to bat, lost Guptill early. Kane Williamson with Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor steadied the ship. However, it was slow going by the Kiwis throughout their innings. Even the set batters found it difficult to score and perished when they needed to accelerate. However, they still have Ross Taylor out there who is well set and if they could finish strongly in the last 4 overs, something around 250 will be a good score. India though will still be favorites to chase this down. Join us for part 2 of this semifinal which will begin at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
Update 6.25 pm local (1725 GMT) - So no more game for the day and we will be going into the reserve day, i.e., Wednesday, 10th July. We will resume from where we left off. Hopefully there are no overnight rains. The forecast for tomorrow does not look too bright either but let's hope we finish the game and have a clear finalist. A reminder, if the play is washed out tomorrow also then India will head into the finals as they finished higher in the league table.
Update 5.50 pm local (1650 GMT) - Well, well, well... the joy was short-lived. The covers did come off and for a few minutes it did feel like we would get a game today but the rain arrived again and washed away all those hopes. Chances of the game now starting looks very difficult.
Update 5.40 pm Local (1640 GMT) - Some news to cheer! The rains have stopped and the umpires are out in the middle having a look at the playing field. Remember, we do have a reserve day but efforts will be made to finish this game today itself and for the game to finish today. They will have to resume this game by 6.30 pm local (1730 GMT). The revised targets for India if New Zealand don't bat will be as follows, 237 in a 46-over game, 223 in a 40-over game, 209 in a 35-over game, 192 in 30-over game, 172 in a 25-over game and 148 in a 20-over game.
Update 5.00 pm local (1600 GMT) - We once again have bad news for you, the rain has gotten heavier and now chances of anymore play today looks bleak. The good thing is we do have a reserve day tomorrow. However, there will maximum efforts to complete the game today but that just does not look possible.
Update 4.00 pm local (1500 GMT) - We have better news for you, the rain has now reduced into a drizzle. The Super Sopper is out doing its job. It has also brightened up. Let us keep our fingers crossed. Also, we have started to lose overs, so don't think New Zealand will be batting again. So what we are hearing right now is, the target for India could be around 230 to 240 if it's a 46 over game. If the match referee wishes, play can resume as late as 09.00 pm local (2000 GMT).
Update 3.00 pm local (1400 GMT) - We do not have any good news as of now as it continues to pour. There is no movement in the ground. Let's continue our prayers and hope the forecast is wrong and we resume this game.
Update 2.30 pm local (1330 GMT) - Nothing much to report. It continues to rain. Stay tuned for updates.
The only thing all we cricket fans feared. It was drizzling a bit but now it has started to gather pace. The umpires have decided to call the covers on as they feel the ground conditions aren't suitable to field on. Let's hope that it is not a big delay.
46.1
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, Good ball but school boy stuff from Chahal. Very full on off, Taylor strokes it to the right of cover. Chahal moves to that side but misjudges it allowing them to take two. Kohli won't be happy with that.
46
over
46 | 7 Runs | HH: 209/5
45.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Another single as Taylor works it to fine leg. So despite the overthrow, only 7 from the over. India will be happy with that.
45.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, On the pads, this is flicked through square leg for one.
45.4
3
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Overthrows! This is very sloppy from India and extremely poor. A full ball outside off, Taylor looks to work it on the leg side but gets a soft leading edge through point. They take one. The fielder in the deep throws it to Dhoni who fails to collect it and the batsmen take one more. Kohli then runs in from deep mid-wicket, collects the ball and has a needless shy at the non-striker's end. There is nobody backing up on the other side too and they take one more.
45.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, In the air but on the bounce! Shorter and on middle, Latham nails the pull but straight to deep square leg for one.
45.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Latham, Extremely full and on middle, this is hit to mid-wicket.
45.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Another slower one outside off, Taylor guides it to short third man and a single is taken. Singles won't harm India.
Time for Jasprit Bumrah to bowl. He is known as the death specialist and he has been one of the finest bowler at this stage of the game.
45
over
45 | 5 Runs | HH: 202/5
44.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, Outside off, this is guided through point for one. A successful over by Kumar.
44.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Tom Latham, Latham is off the mark as he works this one towards mid on.
Finally Tom Latham walks out to bat.
44.4
W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Colin de Grandhomme, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A soft, soft dismissal. Why play this shot when you can hit the ball really hard? Colin de Grandhomme will be disappointed. Kumar bowls a short ball and it is a slower one on middle. Colin de Grandhomme looks to upper cut it. He seems to have decided to play that shot very late. The ball kisses the edge and goes straight into the mitts of Dhoni. This wicket could easily make a difference of 10-15 runs to the final total.
44.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, Very full and on middle, this is hit down to long off for one. 200 up for New Zealand.
44.2
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, A couple now! Shorter in length and outside off, Taylor slaps it through covers. Chahal in the deep makes a diving stop to his right. Two taken.
44.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, NOT OUT! Impact is outside off and Taylor survive. Did not see that coming. Excellent review by Taylor. He was actually walking off after looking at the first few replays but then had to come back. This is very full around off. Taylor looks to sweep the pacer but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Taylor reviews after a chat with Colin. Replays roll in and they the on-field call has to be overturned.
Taylor is a goner but he has reviewed it! More in hope I feel.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack.
44
over
44 | 18 Runs | HH: 197/4
43.6
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Colin de Grandhomme, FOUR! Cut and cut hard! Short around off, de Grandhomme waits and then cuts it through point for a boundary. Very good over this for New Zealand. 18 runs off this. Chahal finishes off with the figures of 10-0-63-1.
43.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, On the pads, Taylor looks to flick but the ball goes off the pads towards short third man. They take a run and it has been signalled leg bye.
43.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Nicely bowled this. Floated on middle, Taylor strokes it back to the bowler.
43.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, WIDE! Slower through the air but outside the tramline on the off side. Wide signalled.
43.3
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, FOUR! Taylor has decided to take it to the 5th gear now. Tossed up on middle, Taylor whips it wide of long on. Jadeja puts in a dive there to his right but in vain.
43.2
2
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Now flicks this one wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple.
43.1
6
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, SIX! Taylor brings his fifty up in style. This is the first maximum of the day and it was six the moment it left off the bat. Tossed up on off, Taylor gets down on one knee and smashes his slog sweep over the mid-wicket for a huge six to bring up his 50th ODI fify.
43
over
43 | 9 Runs | HH: 179/4
42.6
2
Hardik Pandya to Colin de Grandhomme, A couple which means a very good over for New Zealand. This is fuller and on the pads, it is worked towards fine leg for one. End of Pandya for today. His figures are 10-0-55-1.
42.5
4
Hardik Pandya to Colin de Grandhomme, FOUR! Excellent placement! Just used the pace of the bowler there! Shorter and outside off, de Grandhomme just opens the face and guides it past backward point for a boundary.
42.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Colin de Grandhomme, Another short one and Colin once again looks to upper cut but misses. Not even wided.
42.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, Another shorter delivery outside off, this is guided through backward point for one.
42.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Colin de Grandhomme, On the shorter side on off, Colin de Grandhomme looks to upper cut it but it goes off the under edge towards short third man for one.
42.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, Shorter and outside off, this is cut towards deep backward point for one.
42
over
42 | 8 Runs | HH: 170/4
41.6
2
Yuzvendra Chahal to Colin de Grandhomme, Oh, close! Googly on middle and leg, Grandhomme looks to drive against the spin but it goes off the inside edge towards the third man region. Hardik cleans it up before the ropes and the batsmen take two.
The rain seems to be arriving anytime soon as the ground staff are seen getting ready.
41.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Floated on off, Taylor nudges it to long off for one.
41.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Colin de Grandhomme, In the air but safe. Floated on off, de Grandhomme looks to go over long off. He does not time it well and luckily it falls short of the man at long off.
41.3
2
Yuzvendra Chahal to Colin de Grandhomme, Floated on middle, CdG flicks it wide of mid-wicket and gets a couple. For the first time today, New Zealand's run rate has touched 4.
41.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Shorter around off, Taylor cuts it towards point and gets a single.
41.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Colin de Grandhomme, Quicker on the pads, de Grandhomme looks to flick but it goes off his thigh pad to the off side. There is a huge appeal but the umpire is unmoved. The batsmen take a leg bye.
Yuzvendra Chahal is back!
Colin de Grandhomme walks out to bat now. He can it the long ball from the word go and New Zealand want him to do that.
41
over
41 | 7 Runs | HH: 162/4
40.6
W
Hardik Pandya to Jimmy Neesham, OUT! In the air... taken! Pandya has the last laugh! The slow nature of the wicket has done Neesham in. It is on the pads, Neesham looks to whip it over the leg side. He though is early into the shot and ends up mistiming it towards wide long. Karthik takes a good catch running to his left. So just as Neesham looked to step on the gas, he departs.
40.5
4
Hardik Pandya to Jimmy Neesham, FOUR! Finds the gap and a much-needed boundary. Shorter in length again and on the body. Neesham drags it through backward square leg and the ball races away to the fence.
40.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, This is bowled very full and on off, Taylor to jam it out but it goes off the inside edge onto the pads towards cover for one.
40.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Jimmy Neesham, Off the glove but safe! Shorter and down the leg side, it is the slower one. Neesham looks to pull but is way too early in the shot. It goes off the glove towards point for one.
40.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Jimmy Neesham, A good short one! Neesham makes room and the bowler follows him. Neesham looks to pull but misses.
40.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, Shorter and outside off, Taylor guides it towards short third man for one.
Hardik Pandya is back on. 8-0-39-0, his figures.
Powerplay 3 time! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this innings.
40
over
40 | 4 Runs | HH: 155/3
39.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, A single to end another good over! Shorter and on the body, once again Taylor is a touch late in the pull, it rolls through square leg for one.
39.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Jimmy Neesham, A direct hit would have been close! Fuller and on middle, this is jammed out towards mid on. The batsmen take off. The fielder at short mid-wicket runs across and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses.
39.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Jimmy Neesham, One more dot! Shorter and around off, Neesham awkwardly pulls it but finds mid-wicket.
39.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Jimmy Neesham, Slower delivery and on middle, Neesham guides it to point.
39.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, A quick short ball and on middle, Taylor pulls it through mid-wicket and takes one.
39.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Jimmy Neesham, Back of a length and on off, Neesham guides it down to third man for one.
Jasprit Bumrah is back for another burst!
39
over
39 | 6 Runs | HH: 151/3
38.6
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, Well played and very good running! This is on the pads, Taylor works it with soft hands through mid-wicket for one. 150 comes up for New Zealand with this one.
38.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, Swing and a miss! Taylor is going for it here but he is not finding the boundaries! This is full and outside off, Taylor looks to go big on the leg side but misses.
38.4
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, A couple now! This is shorter and on middle, Taylor pulls it through mid-wicket and takes an easy two.
38.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Jimmy Neesham, On the bounce! Good move to take mid on back. A slower one on off, Neesham drags it towards long on. It goes on the bounce to the fielder there for one.
38.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Jimmy Neesham, Fuller and outside off, Neesham looks to drag it through mid on but can't beat the fielder there.
38.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, Shorter and on middle, Taylor pulls it through square leg and takes a single.
38
over
38 | 5 Runs | HH: 145/3
37.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, Around off, Taylor guides it down to third man and keeps the strike.
37.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, WIDE! Bowls it on the wrong side of the tramline outside off. Wide signalled.
37.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, Outside off and short, Taylor goes for the pull but misses.
37.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Jimmy Neesham, In the air...and DROPPED! Tough chance though. Back of a length ball around off, the ball sticks on the pitch while it comes onto Jimmy. He top edges his pull and it falls to the right and behind of short mid-wicket. Rohit runs and stretches on that side. He gets his finger tips on it but cannot do anything else. Single taken.
37.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, Shorter on off, Taylor pulls it but does not time it well. It goes towards fine leg for one.
37.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Jimmy Neesham, Back of a length ball around off, Neesham taps it towards backward point and gets a single.
37.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Jimmy Neesham, Starts his new spell with a smart slower ball outside off. Neesham looks to poke at it but then pulls back from his stroke.
Hardik Pandya is back.
37
over
37 | 4 Runs | HH: 140/3
36.6
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, Leading edge but safe! A couple to end the over! Taylor takes a few steps down the track and Kumar bowls a slower one. Taylor is early in his heave. He gets a leading edge which balloons over the point fielder for a brace.
36.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the stumps, Taylor defends it out.
36.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, A good change up! A slower bouncer on middle, Taylor is done in by the pace. He finally looks to pull it but misses.
36.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Jimmy Neesham, On middle, Neesham works it towards mid on and gets to the other end.
36.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Jimmy Neesham, Good length and on off, Neesham plays it late and towards point.
36.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ross Taylor, This is outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on! 5-1-13-0, his figures so far.
36
over
36 | 3 Runs | HH: 136/3
35.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Jimmy Neesham, Floated on the stumps, Jimmy defends it off the front foot.
35.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Jimmy Neesham, Leg spinner pitching on off, it comes in to the southpaw. Neesham is late on it but manages to defend it.
35.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Tossed up on middle, Taylor milks it down to long on for one.
35.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Jimmy Neesham, Neesham is off the mark straightaway. On the pads, Jimmy flicks it to the on side and gets a single.
Jimmy Neesham is the new man in. He has been extremely good for the Kiwis with both bat and ball. They need a good innings from him here.
35.2
W
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, OUT! Caught! Chahal's reintroduction has done the trick here. Yuzvendra bowls it slower through the air around off, Williamson was looking to go after this one and rightfully so as New Zealand need to put the foot on the gas. Kane looks to loft his drive through the off side but gets a thick outside edge on it. The ball lobs up and goes straight to Jadeja at backward point. He is the best fielders going along in the world and he was not gonna drop those. End of another brilliant knock from the New Zealand skipper, he though will be disappointed not to bat through.
35.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Floated on off, Taylor strokes it to sweeper cover for one.
Chahal is back!
35
over
35 | 8 Runs | HH: 133/2
34.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, OHHH! Jadeja almost struck on the last ball of his spell. Williamson once again looks to hit Jadeja over the off side by giving himself room. Jadeja fires this just outside off. Williamson looks to cut but misses. The ball just about kisses the off pole. An expensive end to Jadeja's spell. 8 from his last but he has had very good figures which read 10-0-34-1.
34.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, NOT OUT! Williamson is well in! He never lifted his foot actually. Williamson once again stays leg side of the ball in the attempt to go inside out over covers. Jadeja bowls this slightly shorter in length and around off. Williamson looks to block it out but it turns away and beats the outside edge. Dhoni whips the bails off and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs but the replays show that Williamson is fine.
Stumping appeal taken upstairs. Williamson is the man in question. Dhoni does not look confident. Looks like Williamson's foot was in. Let's see what the replays have to say.
34.4
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, FOUR! A slog sweep and a boundary results. This is flatter and on middle, Williamson plays it with the angle and over mid-wicket. No one in the deep so a boundary results. This is turning out to be a good over.
34.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Flatter and outside off, this is guided to point for one.
34.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Taylor comes down the track and drives it to the left of Jadeja who dives and stops it.
34.1
3
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Excellent fielding! Saves a run for his side. Williamson stays leg side and lofts this over covers. Pant from long off runs to his left, he then looks to cut the angle by running forward but realizes he made the wrong move. He then does well to run back and push the ball back in with a dive.
34
over
34 | 3 Runs | HH: 125/2
33.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, A single to end another very good over by Bumrah. This is outside off, Williamson guides it down to third man for one.
33.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Goes wide of the crase and bangs it short onto the body, Williamson ducks under it.
33.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Another one which is angled into the batter, Williamson works it to mid-wicket.
33.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, A sharp short ball, it skids through. Hurries Taylor into the pull shot. It goes off the gloves towards square leg for one.
33.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the pads, Taylor works it to mid-wicket.
33.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, On the pads, Williamson works it down to fine leg for one.
Drinks Break! New Zealand are dawdling along here. With just 17 overs left and 7 wickets in hand the Kiwis will now look to accelerate. The duo of Williamson and Taylor have added 53 runs but without too much of an urgency. India, meanwhile would be happy with the way they have controlled things here. Kohli and co. will be looking to restrict the Kiwis to under 210.
33
over
33 | 1 Runs | HH: 122/2
32.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Just the single from the over again! On the stumps, Taylor defends it out.
32.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, This is behind a driving length and on off, it turns away. Taylor looks to drive but it goes off the outside edge to short third man.
32.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Another dot! On the stumps, Taylor defends it.
32.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Shorter and outside off, Taylor plays it late but can't get it past point.
32.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, This is fired on the pads, Taylor works it to the right of the bowler.
32.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Floats it up on middle, this is hit past the bowler for one.
Ravindra Jadeja is back! He has been terrific with the ball, has just a wicket to show for it he will look to add more to it.
32
over
32 | 1 Runs | HH: 121/2
31.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, A brilliant delivery to end an excellent over! An off cutter this time. It lands outside off and then turns back in. Taylor looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads. Bumrah is appealing but the umpire shakes his head.
31.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Fuller and on middle, this is hit to mid-wicket.
31.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, On off, Taylor guides it to point.
31.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Is that just short or has that carried? It looked like it landed just before Dhoni. Actually replays show that it just about carried. A leg cutter by Bumrah. It lands on off and then straightens. Taylor looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge low towards Dhoni. He could not quite get his gloves under the ball.
31.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Ross Taylor, Good length and on off, Taylor guides it to point.
31.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Good length and outside off, Williamson guides it down to third man for one.
Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack! Kohli wants to break this partnership and he has given the ball to his strike bowler here.
31
over
31 | 7 Runs | HH: 120/2
30.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson drives it through covers but there is protection in the deep so just one.
30.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Good length ball on off, Williamson defends it off the back foot.
30.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Full on off, Williamson pushes it to mid off.
30.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, In the air...and safe again. Back of a length ball, Taylor looks to pull but gets a top edge. His top edge though falls in the vacant region at square leg and he gets a single. 50-run stand comes up between the two.
30.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, On the pads, Williamson flicks it to the on side and gets a single.
30.1
4
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, IN THE AIR...BUT FOUR! Hardik bends his back and bowls it short on the body, Williamosn is way too early in his pull. He gets a top edge which goes fine down the fine leg region. The fielder at fine leg has no chance getting there. The ball bounces just in front of ropes and goes away for a boundary.
30
over
30 | 8 Runs | HH: 113/2
29.6
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
29.5
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Runs coming thick and fast now! This is fired down the leg side, Taylor sweeps it through backward square leg and the ball races away to the fence.
29.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, On the stumps, this is defended.
29.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Loopy ball on middle, this is hit down to long on for one. Fifty up for the skipper, his 39th in ODIs. Once again he is leading from the front. A crucial and a very hard-working innings. He needs to continue though.
29.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Shorter in length and around off, Taylor slaps it through covers for one.
29.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, WIDE! Down the leg side, Taylor looks to flick but misses. Dhoni takes it and is appealing but the umpire signals it as a wide.
29.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Floats it up on off, this is eased down to long off for one.
29
over
29 | 6 Runs | HH: 105/2
28.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, A single to end! On the pads, Kane works it through square leg for one. Another decent over for New Zealand. 6 from it.
28.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Shorter in length and outside off, Williamson looks to push it on the off side but ends up chopping it to covers.
28.4
2
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, A couple now! Fuller and around off, Williamson strokes it towards cover where the fielder gets a hand to it, he takes the pace off the ball and the batters take two.
28.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, Good length and outside off, RT looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
28.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, WIDE! Way too short, Taylor lets it be and it has been wided.
28.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, This is on the pads, Taylor looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls to the left of the keeper who dives and stops it.
28.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, This is shorter and outside off, Taylor slaps it through covers for one. 100 up for the Kiwis.
28
over
28 | 10 Runs | HH: 99/2
27.6
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, EDGY FOUR! Second boundary in the over and a very good one for New Zealand. This is shorter and outside off, it is the googly so it turns back in. Taylor looks to cut but gets an outside edge which races to the third man fence.
27.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, A little too full on middle, Williamson works it through mid on for one.
27.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Chahal now fires it on off, Williamson keeps it out.
27.3
4
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, FOUR! First sign of aggression after a long time! Picked his spot nicely. He goes down on one knee, knows there is no one in the deep mid-wicket region so goes for the slog sweep. He does not hit it very well but still bags a boundary. A much-needed one.
27.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, On the stumps, Williamson lunges and blocks it out.
27.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, The flipper on off, Taylor hits it down to long off for one.
27
over
27 | 4 Runs | HH: 89/2
26.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Another dot to end! One more good short ball. Williamson ducks under it.
26.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, A slower one on the fuller side and on off, Williamson works it to mid on.
26.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, Another single as this shorter delivery is pulled through square leg.
26.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Almost played it on! The slower one outside off, Williamson looks to defend but it goes off the inner half past the leg stump for a run.
26.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, Shorter and this is angled into the batter, Taylor works it through square leg and gets to the other end.
26.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, A single to start his new spell! He bowls it on the leg stump, this is flicked to fine leg for one.
Hardik Pandya is back into the attack! Hardik is back, meaning his injury is nothing serious.
26
over
26 | 2 Runs | HH: 85/2
25.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Shorter around off, Williamson punches it to sweeper cover for a single. Keeps the strike.
25.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, On the stumps, KW defends it with a straight bat.
25.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson defends it late off his front foot.
25.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Direct hit and Williamson would have been a goner. Tossed up on off, Ross comes down the track and defends it wide of cover. He calls for a quick single and Williamson responds. Kohli gets to the ball quickly and shoots it at the keeper's end. Dhoni fails to gather meaning Kane is back in safely.
25.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Floated on off, Taylor defends it off the front foot.
25.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, A huge shout but not given! Umpire signals it is going down leg. A flipper around middle and leg. Taylor looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head.
25
over
25 | 1 Runs | HH: 83/2
24.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Flatter and on off, Williamson guides it to point. Just the single from the over. New Zealand need to get a move on here. They are going nowhere at the moment.
24.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, A single this time as this is pushed down to long on.
24.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Another defensive stroke! On off, Taylor guides it towards point.
24.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Another one on the stumps, Ross lunges and keeps it out.
24.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On the stumps, this is kept out.
24.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, This is fired on the pads, Taylor works it to mid-wicket.
24
over
24 | 3 Runs | HH: 82/2
23.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Tossed up on off, Taylor defends it towards cover-point and keeps the strike.
23.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Slower through the air on middle and off, Taylor blocks it off the front foot.
23.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Short around off, Williamson punches it off the back foot but there is a man at sweeper cover so just one.
23.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Tossed up on off, Ross milks it down to long off for a single.
23.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Floated on off, Taylor defends it towards cover.
23.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Another brilliant turner. Pitching on off, Taylor initially looks to defend but then pulls his bat away.
23
over
23 | 2 Runs | HH: 79/2
22.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, A dot to end! Another good over by Jadeja and another quick one. Fuller on the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
22.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, A little too fuller this time. Taylor hits it down to long off and takes one.
22.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On the stumps again, Taylor defends it.
22.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Smart bowling! Sees Taylor come down the track and fires it on the pads. Taylor looks to flick but misses.
22.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Flatter and on middle, this is kept out.
22.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Floats it up on off, Williamson strokes it through covers for one.
22
over
22 | 3 Runs | HH: 77/2
21.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, A leg bye to end! A good delivery, a good on middle, it pitches and turns back in. Williamson does not pick it, he looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. The players are appealing and the umpire shakes his head. The batsman is not sure where the ball went. Then realizes it is going towards third man so a run is taken.
21.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, This is flatter and on off, Taylor pushes it towards cover for one.
21.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Big, big turn! This is tossed up and it lands on off, it pitches and then turns away. Taylor defends for the original trajectory but gets beaten.
21.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Gives it a lot of flight on off, Kane strokes it down to long off and gets to the other end.
21.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Floats it up on the pads, Williamson works it to mid-wicket.
21.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, On the stumps, this is blocked.
21
over
21 | 1 Runs | HH: 74/2
20.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, On the stumps again, Taylor lunges and defends it.
20.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, The arm ball on off, it drifts back in. Taylor defends it.
20.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Gets a single this time as he drives it a lot straighter and towards long off.
20.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Another dot as Williamson once again finds the man at covers with his drive.
20.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Slightly fuller and outside off, Williamson strokes it to the man at covers.
20.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Floats it up on off, Williamson hits it to covers.
20
over
20 | 3 Runs | HH: 73/2
19.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, A single to end as this is hit down to long on for one. A good second over by Chahal.
19.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, One more dot! This is on off, it seems to be the googly. Williamson defends it out.
19.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, A lot of turn there! This lands around off and then spins away sharply. Williamson looks to defend but is beaten.
19.3
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Flatter and on off, Williamson goes back and keeps it out.
19.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Very full and on off, Taylor hits it down to long off for one.
19.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Slower through the air and on the stumps, this is blocked onto the ground.
19.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Down the leg side, Taylor looks to flick but misses. Wided.
19
over
19 | 1 Runs | HH: 70/2
18.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Turn and bounce on this one. Slightly quicker around off, Williamson looks to defend but the ball bounces high and spins away from him. Williamson retracts from his defense. End of a brilliant over from Jadeja. Just a single and a wicket off it.
18.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Ross is off the mark. Tossed up around middle and leg, Taylor flicks it towards square leg and gets a single.
18.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Flighted on the stumps, Taylor calmly defends it.
18.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Ross Taylor, Floated on middle, Ross starts his innings with a solid front foot defense.
The experienced Ross Taylor walks out at number 4.
18.2
W
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, OUT! Bowled! What a beauty this is from Jadeja! He pitches this around middle and off, Nicholls looks to defend it off the front foot. The ball though pitches and spins in sharply. It goes right between the gates of bat and pad onto the stumps. Jadeja gets his first and the 68-run stand has been broken. India needed to break this stand and they have done just that.
18.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Flighted on off, Nicholls blocks it.
18
over
18 | 8 Runs | HH: 69/1
17.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Henry Nicholls, This floated up on middle, Nicholls hits it down to long on for one. So a good comeback by the bowler, after going for 5 ion the first ball, he ended up only conceding 8.
17.5
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Henry Nicholls, The batsman has driven that ball straight back.
17.4
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Henry Nicholls, Hit hard! HN steps out and smashes it towards the bowler. He looks to field it but the ball deflects of his hands and almost hits the stumps at the other end. Williamson was seen trying his best to get back in. He would be very alert today as he was dismissed in the last game in the same manner.
17.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, A little too full again, Williamson hits it through mid on and gets to the other end.
17.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, Fuller and on middle, Williamson works it to mid-wicket.
17.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal to Henry Nicholls, Nicholls comes down the track and then works it past the bowler and down to long on for one.
17.1
5
Yuzvendra Chahal to Henry Nicholls, Stumping chance missed and FIVE WIDES! A difficult chance though, very tough actually. Nicholls comes down the track and Chahal might have spotted that. He bowls it down the leg side. Nicholls misses the flick. Dhoni might have been blinded and hence, does not collect the ball. It goes to the fine leg fence.
Change in bowling. Time for leg spin now. Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.
17
over
17 | 4 Runs | HH: 61/1
16.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Another dot to end! This is on off, the batter pushes it back to the bowler.
16.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Flatter and outside off, Williamson waits for the ball and then guides it on the bounce to the first slip fielder.
16.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Flatter and on off, this one bounces a touch extra. Williamson gets on top of the bounce nicely and pushes it to covers.
16.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Out comes the paddle sweep again towards fine leg for one.
Now Hardik Pandya is off the field. He is gingerly climbing up the stairs. Hopefully it is nothing serious. But if he cannot bowl in this game, who will finish his quota? India do not have a proper 6th bowling option.
16.2
3
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Good fielding but what a shot that was! This is tossed up on off, Williamson stays leg side of the delivery and creams it through covers. The long off fielder runs to his left, slides and pushes it back in. Kumar then scores a direct hit at the striker's end but the batsman completed his third easily.
16.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, On off, this is blocked.
16
over
16 | 2 Runs | HH: 57/1
15.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Gets through his over and it is a good one! Just two from it. This is on the pads, Nicholls looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls towards mid-wicket.
15.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, One more dot! This is on middle, Nicholls pushes it back towards the bowler. Pandya does not look to stop it and it goes towards mid off. He really seems to be struggling.
Hardik Pandya is having a slight issue here. Seems to be his groin. He pulls back from his runup. India can not afford to lose him. He is a vital cog in this team with both the bat and ball.
15.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, A moment of brilliance there from Jadeja almost got India a wicket. Actually no as Nicholls would have been back in. This is on off, Nicholls plays it late towards point. He sets off thinking it is an easy run. Jadeja though dives to his right, fields the ball. Seeing that Nicholls turns and tries to make it back in. Jadeja has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
15.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Shortish and around off, not a lot of room on offer. Nicholls looks to cut but it hits the higher portion and goes towards point.
15.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Good length and on off, Nicholls pushes it towards cover. Williamson sets off but is sent back quickly.
15.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Back of a length and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.
15.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Another wide! Shorter and outside off again, Nicholls hops and looks to cut but misses. Wided.
15.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Shorter in length and outside off, Nicholls initially looks to pull but lets it be. The umpire has signaled it as a wide.
15
over
15 | 3 Runs | HH: 55/1
14.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, This time glances it wide of the fielder at short mid-wicket and keeps the strike.
14.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, On the pads, Nicholls flicks it to the man at short mid-wicket.
14.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Floated on off, Williamson milks it down to long off and gets to the other end.
14.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Tossed up on middle, Henry sweeps it down the on side and gets a single.
14.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Well fielded! Once again on off and middle, Nicholls flicks it to the right if mid-wicket. Kohli there swiftly moves to that side and saves runs with a brilliant dive.
14.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Flatter on off, Nicholls tucks it towards mid-wicket and shouts a loud no to his partner.
Drinks Break! New Zealand after being rocked early on have done well to steady the ship. Skipper, Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls started off slowly and found runs hard to come by but now they have started piercing the gaps. India, on the other hand, won't be too disappointed with this but will look to end the partnership and push New Zealand back again.
14
over
14 | 8 Runs | HH: 52/1
13.6
4
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Another poor effort in the field! The 50 is up for the Kiwis and also the 50-run stand is up. This is shorter in length and outside off, Williamson guides it through backward point. Chahal at third man is really fine, he runs to his right and then dives but fails to stop it. Spoils the over, 8 from it.
13.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Good length and around off, Williamson guides it to the gully fielder.
13.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, A slower bumper on the body, Nicholls pulls it towards fine leg for one.
13.3
2
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Another couple! This is shorter and outside off, Nicholls guides it down to third man and the batters take two.
13.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, A good sharp bouncer! Nicholls goes back and looks to pull but gets beaten by pace.
13.1
1
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Fuller and around off, Williamson strokes it through covers and takes one.
13
over
13 | 6 Runs | HH: 44/1
12.6
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Sloppy from India! An overthrow! This is on the pads, Nicholls works it towards square leg and takes one. The fielder there has a needless shy at the non-striker's end but there is no one backing up. Another run taken.
12.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Shorter in length and outside off, Williamson slaps it through covers for one.
12.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, On the middle stump, Williamson pushes it to covers.
12.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Comes down the track and then works it through mid-wicket for one.
12.2
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Plays the paddle sweep now and hits it fine on the leg side for two.
12.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, From around the wicket, Jadeja lands this around off, it turns back in. Nicholls looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
12
over
12 | 4 Runs | HH: 38/1
11.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, A dot to end so just the boundary from the over! This is on off, Williamson looks to work it on the leg side. He closes the face of the bat a little too early. A soft leading edge is induced to covers.
11.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Just outside off, Williamson lets it be.
11.4
4
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Too short and put away! This is a half tracker, it sits up to be hit. Williamson goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket. Runs have now started to come. 500 runs up for Kane Williamson in this World Cup.
11.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Fuller and on off, Williamson pushes it to covers.
11.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Back of a length and on off, this is defended.
11.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Pushes and misses! Shorter and outside off, Williamson goes back and looks to push it through covers but misses.
11
over
11 | 7 Runs | HH: 34/1
10.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Another single as KW guides it to point. 7 runs in the over.
10.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Another sweep shot, this time it is hit through square leg for one.
10.4
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, FOUR! This is fuller and around leg stump, Nicholls goes down on one knee and looks to sweep. It goes off the bottom edge and past the leg slip fielder for a boundary.
10.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Henry Nicholls, Howzzat? The answer to that question is not out! This lands outside off and then turns back in. Nicholls goes back and looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It seemed to be going down leg.
10.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, This is tossed up on off, Williamson pushes it with the turn through covers for one.
10.1
0
Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, On the stumps, this is kept out.
Ravindra Jadeja is on now!
Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 4 Runs | HH: 27/1
9.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, A dot to end Powerplay 1! A brilliant first 10 for India. They have got a wicket and have not given anything away too. New Zealand are 27 for 1. This is shorter and the pads, Nicholls looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
9.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Good length and on off, Williamson defends it out.
9.5
1
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Down the leg side, Nicholls does look to flick but misses. Wided.
9.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Back of a length on off, Nicholls defends it out.
9.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, Good length and on off, HN defends it out.
9.2
1
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Confusion! This is on the pads, Williamson looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. It rolls towards fine leg. They take one. Nicholls and gets to his end and goes for a second but then sees Williamson is not interested so heads back. Leg bye signaled!
9.1
2
Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Excellent running again! This is on the pads, it is worked towards fine leg. They take one and Williamson wants a second. He has to hurry but completes it easily in the end.
Hardik Pandya is on now!
9
over
9 | 5 Runs | HH: 23/1
8.6
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, Good running! On the fuller side, Williamson strokes it towards wide mid off and sets off. Pandya picks the ball up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. 13 from the last two overs.
8.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, Another back of a length ball on off, Williamson pushes it to mid off.
8.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads.
8.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, Good length and on off, defended.
8.2
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, FOUR! That is just a mere push! Excellent timing. Not a very bad delivery, it is on middle and just behind a fuller length. Williamson shows the full face of the bat and strokes it past mid on who does run after it but had no chance. 2 boundaries in the last 3 balls for New Zealand.
8.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, Back of a length on off, Williamson pushes it back to the bowler.
8
over
8 | 8 Runs | HH: 18/1
7.6
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, FOUR! A welcome boundary for New Zealand! It is also the first of the game. Very good shot, just used the pace of the bowler and found the gap. Slightly fuller by Bumrah this time and it is on off, Nicholls leans into it and strokes it past the diving mid off fielder.
7.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, The change of angle almost does the trick! This is a back of a length ball around off, it pitches and moves away. Nicholls has a tentative poke at it but gets beaten.
7.4
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, This is on middle, Nicholls works it wide of mid on for two.
7.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, Close! This is on a length and around off, this one jags back in after pitching. Nicholls looks to defend but gets beaten. The ball hits the thigh pad and goes towards second slip. The fielder there dives forward and tries to catch it but the ball lands short. Would not have mattered though as there was not bat.
7.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Outside off, Williamson guides it down to third man for one.
7.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, Nicholls was way too late in the shot there! It is on the body and it is a shorter delivery. It hurries the batsman. Nicholls looks to pull but the ball hits the higher portion and lobs in the vacant square leg region for one.
7
over
7 | 2 Runs | HH: 10/1
6.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, This is slightly fuller and outside off, this one comes back in a little. Williamson looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The runs are just not coming for New Zealand.
6.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, This is just outside off, Williamson watches it closely and lets it go to the keeper.
6.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, Good fielding! Jadeja makes up for the misfield earlier! Shorter and outside off, Williamson guides it to the left of Jadeja. Ravindra dives to that side and stops it.
6.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, Good length and on off, defended.
6.2
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, Finds the gap this time and a misfield sees Williamson take two! Shorter and outside off, Williamson pushes it through cover-point. Jadeja goes after it from point. He slides to stop it but fails to do so and the batters run one more on the misfield.
6.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, Back of a length on off, Williamson guides it to point.
6
over
6 | 1 Runs | HH: 8/1
5.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, Another dot to end! On a good length and on off, Nicholls pushes it to mid off.
5.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, Attacks the off pole and HN keeps it out.
5.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, Back of a length and on off, Nicholls stands tall and keeps it out.
5.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Drifts this onto the pads, Williamson works it to the right of mid on and takes one.
5.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Another length ball and outside off, KW lets it be.
5.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Back of a length and on off, Williamson pushes it to cover-point.
5
over
5 | 5 Runs | HH: 7/1
4.6
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Henry Nicholls, A couple now! This is on middle, Nicholls works it through square leg and gets to the other end.
4.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, Slightly outside off and on a length. Williamson plays it late down to third man and takes one.
4.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Henry Nicholls, Good running! Nicholls is off the mark now! This is around off, Henry drops it on the off side, beside the pitch and takes off. Williamson and Kumar almost collide but no harm done.
4.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Henry Nicholls, Around middle and off, Nicholls shuffles across and works it to mid on.
4.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Henry Nicholls, Back of a length on middle, Nicholls pushes it to mid on.
4.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Kane Williamson, This is angled into the pads, Williamson works it to fine leg and takes one.
4
over
4 | 1 Runs | HH: 2/1
3.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Kane Williamson is off the mark! Another one outside off, Williamson guides it towards point. Rahul dives to his left and makes a diving stop. Not cleanly and hence, it is an easy single.
3.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Good shot but for no runs! Back of a length on off, Williamson goes back and guides it nicely but straight to point.
3.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Almost another one! This is brilliant by the two Indian seamers! This time Bumrah lands it just outside off, now due to his action, it seems it would come back in so that makes Williamson play. The ball though straightens and beats the outside edge.
Kane Williamson is the new man in.
3.3
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Martin Guptill, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Once again Bumrah strikes in his first spell! The speed gun shows 138 KPH but that looked a lot quicker. Another failure for Guptill and New Zealand have been rocked very early. This lands on a length and around off, there is a little extra bounce and the ball straightens. Guptill looks to defend it off the back foot but does so inside the line. The ball hits the outside edge and flies towards second slip. Virat Kohli takes a sharp chance moving to his left. The crowd here erupts. The Indians are ecstatic. Just the start they would have wanted.
3.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Martin Guptill, On the stumps this time, Guptill goes back and keeps it out.
3.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Martin Guptill, That was nippy! This lands outside off and then skids through. Guptill shoulders arms to this one.
3
over
3 | 1 Runs | HH: 1/0
2.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Henry Nicholls, Another excellent over for India! This is on a length and around off, Nicholls keeps it out.
2.5
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, New Zealand are finally underway! Kumar bowls this one a little too straight, Guptill works it through square leg and gets to the other end.
2.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, 16 dots in a row! On the pads, Guptill works it to mid-wicket.
2.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, Well fielded! 15 dot balls in a row now! This is slightly fuller and on middle. Guptill hits it back firmly towards the bowler who sticks his right hand out and stops it.
2.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, A good slower one on off, Guptill though blocks it out.
2.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, Takes a few steps down the track, not sure though if he did that to negotiate the swing or to attack the bowler. Kumar continues to land it on a length and MG keeps it out.
2
over
2 | 0 Runs | HH: 0/0
1.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, Two maidens in a row for India! Bumrah too bowls a splendid first. The Indians seem up for this. Another one on a length and on middle, Nicholls pushes it back to the bowler.
1.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, 5 dots in a row for Bumrah as well! Back of a length ball on off, Nicholls defends it onto the ground. Will there be back-to-back maidens for India?
1.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, Another one on a length and around off, Nicholls pushes it to mid off.
1.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, Confusion but no harm done! A back of a length ball on middle, Nicholls defends it towards cover-point. He wants a run but is sent back in time.
1.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, BEATEN! This delivery moved a long way. This starts around middle and leg and the keeps tailing away. Pitches and moves away further. Nicholls looks to put bat on ball but is beaten.
1.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah to Henry Nicholls, Bumrah too starts well! He lands it on a length and just outside off, it pitches and moves away. Nicholls lets it be.
Jasprit Bumrah to bowl with the second new ball.
1
over
1 | 0 Runs | HH: 0/0
0.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, A maiden to begin with by Kumar! Top stuff! The last ball too is right on the money. On a good length and on middle, Guptill defends it out.
0.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, Brilliant, brilliant bowling! Brought the lat ball back in, this time gets it to leave the right-hander after landing it on off. Guptill this time ends up playing inside the line and the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
0.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, A muted appeal this time! This lands on off and it jags back in after pitching. Guptill plants his front foot forward and tries to defend outside the line but misses to get hit high on the pads.
0.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, Good shot! This is slightly fuller and on off, MG strokes it right off the middle but to mid off.
0.2
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, Good length again, this time Guptill gets bat on ball and keeps it out.
0.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, NOT OUT! The impact is umpire's call and the wickets is missing! India lose the review on the first ball itself. It looked close initially but turned out to be a bad review. A good ball to begin with by Kumar though. This starts on middle and then comes back in. Guptill looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. After a long chat, India review. Replays roll in and they show the on-field call is the right one.
Action straightaway! A review on the first ball itself! A huge shout for an LBW was turned down and India have taken a review. Looks close.
Done and dusted with the National Anthems! The Indian players are in a huddle. The Kiwi openers, Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls make their way out to the middle. The right-hander will be on strike and he will be facing Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has the first new ball in hand. Here we go...
Time for the National Anthems! The two sides make their way out to the middle. New Zealand will sing their first and then it will be India's turn.
New Zealand (Playing XI) - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson (In for Tim Southee), Trent Boult.
India (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (WK), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal (In for Kuldeep Yadav), Jasprit Bumrah.
Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they wanted to bat first too. States it is a fresh wicket, it looks nice and hard and it should be similar. Further adds there is rain around so the ball might just be difficult to grip. Mentions they have played two good games in Manchester and they hope it is another good game, they need to remember the good things and do the basics right. Informs there is one change, Yuzvendra Chahal comes in for Kuldeep Yadav.
New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says it looks like a good surface. Further adds they have played quite a few games here so they know it is a good wicket. States it is a new day so he hopes they get the job done. Mentions they are playing against a quality side and he hopes they can do well. Informs they have one change, Ferguson comes in for Southee.
TOSS - We are all in readiness for the coin flip. Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has the coin in hand. Up it goes, New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson calls Tails and it lands in his favour. NEW ZEALAND OPT TO BAT FIRST!
It is now time for the games which matter the most, Semi Final 1, Semi Final 2 and the Final. Today, it is India taking on New Zealand at Manchester in Semi Final 1. Everything to play for. The Indians head into the game after fine performances throughout the group stage. They are firm favorites going into this game. New Zealand on the other hand, started to lose gas at the wrong time, they are on a 3-game losing streak. However, they will look to put all that behind and play their best cricket. A lot of exciting battles like - Boult vs Rohit, Ferguson vs Kohli, Bumrah vs Williamson, await. This promises to be a cracker.
India
Rohit Sharma
Bat/Bow
KL Rahul
Bat/Bow
Virat Kohli
CAP/Bat/Bow
Rishabh Pant
Bat/Bow
MS Dhoni
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Dinesh Karthik
Bat/Bow
Hardik Pandya
Bat/Bow
Ravindra Jadeja
Bat/Bow
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bat/Bow
Yuzvendra Chahal
Bat/Bow
Jasprit Bumrah
Bat/Bow
New Zealand
Martin Guptill
Bat/Bow
Henry Nicholls
Bat/Bow
Kane Williamson
CAP/Bat/Bow
Ross Taylor
Bat/Bow
Tom Latham
KEEPER/Bat/Bow
Jimmy Neesham
Bat/Bow
Colin de Grandhomme
Bat/Bow
Mitchell Santner
Bat/Bow
Matt Henry
Bat/Bow
Lockie Ferguson
Bat/Bow
Trent Boult
Bat/Bow
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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

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Hosts England lifted their maiden World Cup owing to a superior boundary count after Guptill was run-out off the last ball of the Super Over.

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Gulbadin Naib alleges senior Afghanistan players deliberately underperformed in World Cup: Reports

Afghanistan finished their World Cup campaign with no wins and nine losses, the worst record among all the ten teams.

The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup will kickstart on May 30 with hosts England taking on South Africa. A total of 48 matches will be played across eleven venues in England and Wales. The tournament will get underway at the Kennington Oval in London and the second fixture where West Indies take on Pakistan will shift to Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The semi-finals will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham, while the finals will take place at The Lords.

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