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India Vs New Zealand Live Score (T20)

Date: Tuesday, 07 November 2017 Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram Match Status: Match Ended

India beat New Zealand by 6 runs

67/5
Overs
8.0
R/R
8.38
Fours
4
Sixes
3
Extras
3
61/6
Overs
8.0
R/R
7.63
Fours
3
Sixes
3
Extras
8
  • So, what is the verdict? A few here feel that 68 might be 10 too much for the Kiwis on this slow track. No dew in sight, the ball is not getting wet, there is turn on the pitch and India have an excellent bowling attack at their helm. Let us see what happens...
  • New Zealand were excellent with their bowling again. Southee set the tone with a double-wicket over while Boult was economical for his 1/13 in 2 overs. Sodhi chipped in with a couple as well but was expensive.
  • Nothing much can be said about the batsmen when they have to go hard from the beginning. There is absolutely no time to get an eye in and not surprisingly, the highest score was 17 by Pandey. Only three sixes were hit overall and four boundaries were scored.
  • Mixed feelings. Too early to say whether this will be enough. The score looks less for an 8-over shootout but the pitch is not the truest while the outfield seems pretty damp.
  • 7.6 Clips it through mid-wicket. Pandya wants the second but strangely Dhoni says no. INDIA FINISH ON 67/5.
  • 7.5 Tremendous! HP smashes this towards long off but Trent Boult dives to his left and stops it one-handed. A dot!
  • 7.4 A short ball outside off, Hardik looks to go inside out but miscues it. The ball lands safely over cover and the batsmen take a brace again.
  • 7.3 MISFIELD! Yorker outside off, Pandya squeezes it towards backward point who allows it through. By the time short third man gets to the ball before it reaches the fence, two runs are taken.
  • MS DHONI walks in at number 7, replacing Pandey.
  • 7.2 WICKET! Watch out...A bird... a plane...it is.... SANTNER MAAANNN! What a fielding effort. Please take a bow, mate. If you just look at the scorecard, you will read only de Grandhomme but this catch has to go into the account of Mitchell Santner. A short ball, around off, Pandey pulls it sweetly but does not have enough power. It seems to have split long on and deep mid-wicket but Mitchell Santner races to his right, keeps his eyes on the ball, then lifts himself horizontally off the ground. Basically, he leaps and dives. Gets to the ball, takes the catch but then realizes that he is losing ground. Sees his mate Colin de Grandhomme in front of him and parries it to Colin. It is checked upstairs for the legality of the ball and then the catch. It is out. But the catch goes to de Grandhomme. Rules of cricket. Wow.
  • Catch? Boundary? Whatever be the case, it is a superhuman effort.
  • 7.1 Outside off, punched off the back foot for a single.
  • TRENT BOULT to bowl the final over of the innings. 80 still on?
  • 6.6 Fired down the leg side, would have been a wide, but Hardik looks to sweep and the ball goes off something to short third man. It feels like glove but leg bye has been signalled. 61/4
  • 6.5 SIX! ADMONISHED! Finally an Indian batsman gets hold of one. This is in the arc of Pandya, he gets the ball under his eyeline and khadoosh! Swings it over long on. Massive hit.
  • 6.4 Outside off, very full, bunted down to long off for just a single.
  • 6.3 Dropped short, pulled away for a brace.
  • 6.2 Gets across and plays a paddle sweep, which nearly carries to short fine leg. Just a single.
  • 6.1 What a beauty to start. Floated outside off, Pandya pushes forward tamely but is beaten by the exaggerated away turn.
  • MITCHELL SANTNER comes in to bowl his second over. Pandya on strike. Interesting battle.
  • 5.6 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 2-0-23-2 tonight for Sodhi. 50/4
  • 5.5 WHAT A CATCH! Calm down. It is not a catch. Tossed up outside off, Pandey comes down the track and looks to go inside out. He does not time it well and for a second it does seem like Guptill will get to the catch from long off to his left. He dives forward but the ball lands in front. Just a single. Everyone is applauding the effort but such high are the standards that Guptill is angry with himself.
  • HARDIK PANDYA walks in at number 6, replacing Iyer.
  • 5.4 OUT! Taken in the deep! Tossed up outside off, Iyer comes down the track and looks to go across the line. However, he is nowhere near the pitch of the ball and miscues this straight up in the air. Martin Guptill calls for it at long off and takes it comfortably. Cannot blame Iyer. This game has done it to him.
  • 5.3 Banged in short, pulled away for a single.
  • 5.2 Excellently tossed up outside off, Manish looks to slog but misses. The keeper whips off the bails but no appeal made.
  • 5.1 SIX! Magnificent hit! Floated a bit on middle, Pandey gets underneath this and lofts this as clean as a whistle over long on!
  • 5.1 WIDE. That is definitely a wide. Fired down the leg side, Pandey cannot get his flick across but he is awarded an extra delivery and his team, an extra run.
  • 4.6 This time he goes over covers. Absolutely no justice to the shot as the slowness of the outfield allows the fielder to get to the ball. Two runs taken. 2-0-13-2 for Southee. Terrific bowling. 40/3
  • 4.5 Safe. A short ball in line of the stumps, perhaps a bit slower. Iyer pulls it through mid-wicket and calls for the second on the throw from Henry Nicholls. It is a bit risky and he has to dive in. The run out appeal is referred upstairs and replays show that the throw is a bit high and that has allowed Shreyas to get in.
  • Run out appeal! Is Iyer safe?
  • 4.4 Excellent fielding! A length ball on middle, Iyer flicks it through mid-wicket but Martin Guptill throws himself to his right and stops the ball. Wet outfield or not, these Kiwis do not care.
  • 4.3 Similar to the first ball of the over. Punched through the covers again but this time sweeper is moved a bit squarer. Just a single.
  • 4.2 Not a wide. Pandey is not happy at all. He shuffles across his sticks and Southee delivers a slower ball around middle. Pandey looks to help it fine but misses. That should have been a wide, unless the umpire felt it brushed something. Nothing from the replays.
  • 4.1 FOUR! Fine shot. On a length outside off, Pandey backs away and punches it through the covers. The outfield is slow but the ball still makes it to the ropes before sweeper cover can get across.
  • Tim Southee to bowl out. It has started to drizzle again, if it did stop anytime in between...
  • 3.6 Flatter on off, Pandey taps it towards covers and sets off for a quick run. The fielder fires a throw to the keeper but the batsman dives to get in. No harm done. 31/3
  • Manish Pandey walks out to the middle.
  • 3.5 OUT! No it has not hit the spider cam! It is a legal ball! Sodhi gets the big fish! Kohli was looking dangerous there! A huge wicket. Sodhi once again bowls it short on middle, Kohli rocks back and tries to pull but does not quite hit the middle of the bat. It goes towards Boult at deep mid-wicket, who at first fails to sight the ball but completes a good catch. He would be relived as you don't want to drop Kohli. The umpires ask Kohli to wait to also check for the no ball. Replays show the front foot is fine and Kohli is walking back dejected. Three down now India and they are in a spot of bother. Sodhi has now taken a wicket in all of his last 15 T20Is.
  • Kohli is gone! But is it a dead ball? Is it a no ball? Did it hit the spider cam? The are checking it upstairs...
  • 3.4 Shorter in length on off, Iyer plays it towards cover for a run.
  • 3.3 Pushes it towards covers for a run.
  • 3.2 SIX! Beautiful! 10 from the first two balls. Tosses it up this time on middle, Kohli just lofts it over the long on fence for a maximum.
  • 3.1 FOUR! A much-needed one! Short to start off by Sodhi. Kohli camps back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • Ish Sodhi is into the attack.
  • 2.6 Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 18/2
  • 2.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 2.4 Slower ball on off, Kohli guides it down to third man for a run.
  • Shreyas Iyer strides out to the middle.
  • 2.3 OUT! Two-in-two for Southee! The bowling change has worked wonders here! Southee bangs in a short one. Rohit Sharma goes for the pull but does not quite time it well. Santner again, at deep square leg, dives forward and takes a good low catch. New Zealand on top now. This is also the first time after 2014 Southee has taken two wickets in a T20I game.
  • Virat Kohli, the skipper, walks out to the middle.
  • 2.2 OUT! Southee draws first blood! A very good catch by Santner! Southee again bowls a slower ball on middle, Dhawan comes down the track and tries to go big but miscues it towards point. Mitchell there tracks back, judges it brilliantly and takes it. A good catch by the spinner and Dhawan's innings comes to an end.
  • 2.1 Slower ball on off, it was very slow. Sharma gets a bottom edge towards the leg side for a run.
  • Tim Southee is into the attack.
  • 1.6 Darts it on the pads, goes on with the arm. Sharma tries to flick but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards short third man for a leg bye. 14/0
  • 1.5 Slower through the air, on middle, Sharma goes for the sweep but gets beaten by the away turn.
  • 1.4 FOUR! He did not get all of it but still enough to reach the boundary on this damp outfield. Santner fires it on middle, Sharma rocks back and punches it, but not off the middle, through mid on. Williamson puts in a chase, dives but all in vain.
  • 1.3 Quicker on the stumps, Sharma pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 1.2 Shorter in length on middle, Sharma pulls it through square leg for a couple.
  • 1.1 TURN! Flatter from Santner on middle, it turns and bounces away sharply. Sharma goes back and tries to keep it out but gets beaten. That just goes over the middle stump. The Indian spinner must be licking their fingers.
  • Spin from the other end! Mitchell Santner is into the attack. Also the groundsman brought in some saw dust.
  • 0.6 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. An eventful over - 7 from it. 7/0
  • 0.5 FOUR! this time to the right of Sodhi! Dhawan comes down the track and goes over point and beats the diving Sodhi at third man for a boundary. This should get him going.
  • 0.4 In the air.... but safe! Dhawan is living dangerously here! Fullish ball on middle, swings away. Dhawan tries to go big but gets an outside edge which goes down to third man. Sodhi there does not get to it but stops a boundary. The batsmen take two.
  • 0.3 Almost a run out! What was Dhawan doing there? He looks quite lazy. Boult pulls his length back and pitches it on off. Dhawan taps it besides the pitch and sets off for a run. Seeing Boult get to the ball quickly, Sharma sends him back. However, Dhawan just stays where he is and now Trent gets to the ball which makes Dhawan wake up from his slumber. Perhaps he did not expect Boult to charge towards the ball. Trent underarms a throw to the striker's end but misses. Had he hit, it would have been close.
  • 0.2 A peach! Fuller in length by Boult from wide of the crease. He angles it into the batsman and then gets it to swing away. Dhawan plays a lazy shot and gets beaten.
  • 0.1 Starts off with an inswinger but on the pads. Rohit Sharma plants his front foot forward and flicks it down to fine leg for a run. India are underway. The ball goes to the fielder quite slowly as the outfield is really damp.
  • So after a long wait, the men who matter are out in the middle. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will open the batting for India. They will hope to give India a blazing start, with only 8-overs per side we can expect some fire crackers from early on. Trent Boult will open the bowling for New Zealand.
  • Virat Kohli says he wanted to bowl first too. He feels it is a damp wicket. Expects it to have moisture. He admits they would come out and hope to bat well and put the opposition under pressure. Informs they have two changes - Axar Patel and Mohammed Siraj go out. Kuldeep Yadav and Manish Pandey come in.
  • Kane Williamson admits they would want to see how the surface plays. Mentions it is a decider and they will try and pick early wickets to put India under pressure. Informs there is one change in the side. Adam Milne, who is a little sick, is replaced by Tim Southee
  • TOSS - New Zealand win the toss and opt to bowl first.
  • PITCH REPORT - Simon Doull and Sunil Gavaskar say footprints are visible, hence there will be spin available. They reckon with the revised conditions the spinners might not come in play. Opines the ground and the outfield look really beautiful.
  • This New Zealand's tour of India showed that there is hardly anything that separates the two sides. If the one-dayers displayed closely fought contests, the T20Is aren't far off. The Kiwis were thrashed in the first match only for the favours to be returned to the hosts. Now, here we are at Thiruvananthapuram for the decider.
  • Good news people! We are going to have a game. The wait has finally paid off. The crowd which has been so enthusiastic surely deserves it. It was drizzling for quite a long time and the groundsmen have done a great job to get the ground ready in time.
  • That is it then! The India-New Zealand series has ended, not surprisingly, shall I say, more exciting and entertaining than the India-Australia one. Both teams were at each other throughout and it was really fascinating to see the better team win. India now get ready to host Sri Lanka for a full series from 16th of November, 2017 from Kolkata while New Zealand head back home to play the Windies. More and more cricket coming up in the coming days. So take a break, get refreshed and come back energetic! Adios! Take Care!
  • VIRAT KOHLI says that he was very happy to get a game eventually. Thanks the crowd for waiting so patiently. On the batting, he says that India always expected New Zealand to give a good fight and he was nervous once the first two wickets fell but then praises his bowlers for bowling well. On the tactic of bowling his best bowlers early, he says that it is not crucial to only stop runs towards the end. Sometimes a few boundaries here and there could hurt your plans. Credits Rohit and Dhoni for coming up with the suggestion and is happier that Bhuvi and Bumrah stepped up. On the last over, he says he was nervous when Hardik got hit as there was no one else to bowl and he might have had to. Thanks the crowd once again for their nice behaviour and patience.
  • JASPRIT BUMRAH is the Man Of The Match and the Man Of The Series. Says that India's basic plan was to bowl slower deliveries and take the pace off the wicket. Adds that the Kiwis were great with their slower balls but the Indians' slower ones were not gripping as effectively. Hence, the plan shifted to bowling back of a length. On bowling the high-pressure 7th over, Bumrah says that he was not thinking too much and only focussed on bowling every ball.
  • KANE WILLIAMSON smiles and credits the groundstaff for getting some cricket in. Feels that it is very tough to decide what will be a good score on a new surface which was also tricky. Is happy with the way the series panned out, going close in both formats. Praises Sodhi but also the other bowlers for not letting India get away. Also feels the home side played smart cricket and that is why one needs to be at his best to challenge the Indians. Goes to the extent of saying that India are perhaps the best team in the world because they challenge everyone. On his own team, he is proud of his bunch. It is a group of youngsters who he feels have the potential to go a long way in the future.
  • A word now on India's bowling. How good were they? Brilliant is an understatement. Bumrah set the tone, with 2/9 while Chahal went only for 8 in his 2. The others were not bad but these were a notch higher. Earlier, the Kiwis did well to keep India to 67 but perhaps an expensive Sodhi was the difference between the two teams tonight. Stay tuned for the presentation...
  • RAVI SHASTRI says that everyone was tensed in the dugout and the dressing room as one over can tilt the balance. Feels that India saved their best for the last in the field and heaps praise on Rohit and Hardik. In the innings break, he says that India were confident with the score. After losing a couple of wickets early, he says that the Indian batsmen revised their target to 65 because the ball was coming on slowly. Agrees that it was a great decision by Kohli to bowl Bhuvi upfront and even better to give Bumrah the second-last over because many times games are lost by the time we get to the last over. On Bumrah, he says that it is not just his skills but his thinking is excellent. Ends the conversation by saying this win is very sweet as it was against a very good side. Believes that this New Zealand side can go places in the table in the future.
  • YUZVENDRA CHAHAL feels that the wicket was suited to the bowlers as it was slow and spinning. So he stuck to bowling back of a length and outside off. Says that in shortened games, one needs to handle the pressure. Credits his experience in the Indian domestic league games for doing well tonight. Praises his captain for going to him in any situation and says that he calculates accordingly what lengths to bowl to the batsmen.
  • HARDIK PANDYA says that his hand is okay now but he will feel the pain after a while. Says that he came to know in the 7th over that he would be bowling the final over as they were finding it difficult to play the fast bowlers than the spinners. So he was preparing from the 5th over itself. On the final over, he says that he just backed himself and kept his cool.
  • A little bit of initiation came in the fourth over when Bhuvi was hit for consecutive boundaries but in the 5th, India struck twice. With 32 needed from 18 balls, big hits were needed but those were very few. Some last-minute drama in the final over did give the Black Caps some hope but eventually the better side prevailed.
  • Chasing 68, the Kiwis might have targetted the Powerplay and the two 'B's - Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar. But they did not let the visitors settle down at all. Kumar removed Guptill in the first over while Bumrah provided the body blow by removing the centurion from the previous game, Munro. The Kiwis were pegged back pretty early, scoring just 11 in the Powerplay.
  • Great scenes all around. Let us all heave a sigh of relief. For the first 150 minutes, there were sighs of disappointment as to whether we will have a game. And then eventually, when we did have a match, it was a brilliant one.
  • 7.6 INDIA WIN BY 6 RUNS! Hardik finishes it off nicely. A short ball outside off, Mitchell slashes hard but gets an outside edge over point. Only a single. A fantastic contest even though marred by rain. But it made for a good match.
  • 7.5 That is the game then. Unless we see something very funny. A length ball around off and outside off, Santner swings but miscues it towards long on. So bad is the timing that the ball does not even carry to Virat Kohli at the fence. The batsmen come back for the second. The crowd is happy. Kohli pumps his fists. Yet another series to his name. 8 needed off the final ball now...
  • 7.4 Just what India needed. CdG can only pull this to deep mid-wicket for a single which means Santner has to take New Zealand home now.
  • 7.4 WIDE! A slower ball gone wrong now! It is a deliberate short ball outside off, thinking that it will be slapped but a smart Colin lets it go. 10 from 3 now...
  • 7.3 SIX! BANG! That has gone into orbit! A short ball, around off, de Grandhomme pulls this miles over mid-wicket! 11 needed from 3 now!
  • Trouble! Has Hardik hurt himself? The physio has come and now he is going as well. Pandya is fit to bowl. The crowd roars.
  • 7.2 DROPPED! But has he hurt his finger? Full and outside off, de Grandhomme smashes it straight back. Hardik puts out his hand for the catch as an act of reflex but the ball bursts through his hand. A single taken. Hardik is in pain.
  • 7.1 Action replay of the previous delivery. A slower ball, outside off, Santner swings but misses. They take the bye, MS misses his shy.
  • HARDIK PANDYA to bowl the last over of the innings, match and series. On whom is the pressure?
  • 6.6 A slower ball again, outside off, Santner swings but misses. They take a bye as MS misses his shy at the striker's end. 19 needed from the final over! 49/6
  • MITCHELL SANTNER walks in at number 8, replacing Bruce.
  • 6.5 OUT! Bruce is gone! A comedy of errors. It is a wide ball and Bruce attempts the reverse paddle but misses. They go for the bye and Dhoni misses his shy at the striker's end. Now Bumrah tries at his end but misses as well. Bruce collides with the bowler, then dives onto the stumps, then gets back. De Grandhomme is straightaway coming back for the second but Bruce cannot beat the throw coming in from long on. It is referred upstairs as Dhoni takes the bails off. Gone by a mile. But why wasn't that a wide? The ball was well outside the wide guideline.
  • Another run out appeal. This time... Bruce might be a goner!
  • 6.4 SAFE. A slower ball outside off, de Grandhomme looks to go over point but misses. The batsmen take a bye again and Dhoni throws it to the bowler who misses his shy at his end. The ball goes down the ground and de Grandhomme wants the second but is sent back. The throw comes in to Bumrah again who disturbs the bails and appeals. It is referred upstairs but replays show the dive has saved Colin.
  • A run out appeal now. Is de Grandhomme safe?
  • 6.4 WIDE! And a single taken. This perhaps slipped out of the hand, miles down the leg side. Bruce tries to pull but misses. Dhoni dives to his left and saves the boundary but the batsmen take a bye.
  • 6.3 FOUR! Yeah... that is what happens when you miss the yorker. It turns into a full toss and Bruce is waiting for it. Gets slightly across and flicks it through backward square leg. Fine leg starts to run to his left but then gives it up.
  • 6.2 Full toss in line of the stumps, chopped to point for a single.
  • TOM BRUCE is now in at number 7, replacing Nicholls.
  • 6.1 OUT! Good running catch! The death bowler brings the game to life again. The ball is full and outside leg, perhaps might have been left alone, but Nicholls gets down and attempts the paddle scoop. Not a safe option with fine leg at the fence. The ball lobs off the top edge. Shreyas Iyer spots the ball and comes running in. For all his fielding throughout the series, this is a fairly difficult chance. But he takes it. Heaves a sigh of relief. 29 NEEDED FROM 11 BALLS.
  • Kohli and MS having a chat. Who bowls the last 2? Chahal comes in to have a participation but does not say a word. Oh... Kohli spots him and asks him his opinion. Now Chahal points to someone. Meanwhile, Kuldeep comes on to bowl. Wait. MS says Bumrah is a better option. And... it will be... the best death bowler perhaps in this age... JASPRIT BUMRAH to bowl the penultimate over.
  • 5.6 Short and outside off, crashed through the covers but only for a single to the man at sweeper. Just 3 runs from the over. Chahal finishes with figures of 2-0-8-0. 39/4
  • 5.5 Gets across his sticks and Chahal bowls it flatter and wider outside off. Nicholls swings but misses. A dot ball again!
  • 5.4 Flatter outside off, this time CdG connects but only for a single through the covers.
  • 5.3 Beaten again! Looped up outside off, Colin looks to go for the expansive cover drive now but is beaten by the exaggerated turn.
  • 5.2 That stays a bit low, de Grandhomme looks to drive it through the covers but is beaten by the turn and lack of bounce.
  • 5.1 Full and outside off, punched through the covers for a single.
  • YUZVENDRA CHAHAL is bowling out now.
  • 4.6 SIX! AUDACIOUS! Full again, outside off, de Grandhomme makes full use of his reach, gets to the pitch of the ball and swings this over mid-wicket for a flat six! 10 runs, 2 wickets. Kuldeep has done what the doctor ordered. 36/4
  • 4.5 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a couple.
  • HENRY NICHOLLS walks in at number 6, replacing Phillips.
  • 4.4 OUT! Two in two! The Kiwis might say bye-bye to the number 1 T20I ranking now. A full ball around off, Phillips gets down and mows this over mid-wicket. For a second, it seems like he has connected well. But near the ropes, Shikhar Dhawan, as cool as a cucumber, takes the catch as easy as it gets. Then does a Kabaddi high-five to the dugout behind. India on a hat-trick.
  • COLIN DE GRANDHOMME walks in at number 5, replacing his skipper.
  • 4.3 DIRECT HIT! Williamson is a goner! Hardik Pandya is the man. He is known to be the one with the golden arm and this time his throwing arm has done the trick. Flighted around off, Williamson comes down the track and looks to whip but skews it off the inner half towards short mid-wicket. He sets off for the single. Hardik Pandya stops the ball, takes aim and shoots at the non-striker's end. Williamson gives up. The ball hits the stumps and boy, that is a terrific fielding effort.
  • 4.2 Pushes this towards long on and gets only a run.
  • 4.1 Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a single.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack.
  • 3.6 Shorter in length on middle, Phillips slogs blindly but gets beaten. 10 runs from the over, just what New Zealand wanted. 26/2
  • 3.5 FOUR! Edgy but Glenn won't mind! Fuller in length outside off, Phillips goes after it but gets an outside edge past short third man for a boundary.
  • 3.4 FOUR! He pierces the gap to perfection! A much-needed one. Length ball by Kumar on middle, Phillips lofts it in the gap between deep mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.
  • 3.3 Full and wide outside off, Phillips tries to go after it but gets beaten. Dot balls are gold at the moment.
  • 3.2 Shorter in length outside off, Kane pulls it uppishly, just out of the reach of the bowler and down towards long off for a run.
  • 3.1 Shorter in length around middle, Williamson heaves it towards mid-wicket. He completes one and sets off for a second and completes it but the umpire signals one short at the non-striker's end. So just one run off the delivery.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack.
  • 2.6 Drags his length back and pulls it through square leg. The fielder there fumbles and concedes two. 16/2
  • 2.5 Shorter in length outside off, spins away. Glenn cuts it towards covers. Virat Kohli there dives to his right and makes a good stop.
  • 2.4 MISFIELD! Short and outside off, Williamson punches this back to the bowler who lets it through! A single taken.
  • 2.3 NEARLY! This is the slider, KW does not read it at all and looks to force it through the off side. All he manages is an inside edge which goes onto his pads. Could have nearly hit the stumps.
  • 2.2 Wide outside off, Kane reaches out and steers it through the covers for a couple.
  • 2.1 Landed outside off, Williamson looks to cut but gets a bottom edge towards slip.
  • Time for spin! Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.
  • 1.6 Length outside off, Kane guides it towards point for a run. 11/2
  • 1.5 LOVELY BOWLING! A yorker just outside leg stump. Williamson tries to dig it out but loses balance. The ball hits him on the toes and goes down towards fine leg. A leg bye.
  • 1.4 The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
  • Glenn Phillips strides out to the middle.
  • 1.3 OUT! Brilliant by Sharma! The fielding by both the teams has been exceptional so far. Bumrah bangs it in short on middle, the ball skids off the surface. Munro goes for the pull but the ball gets to him quickly. He miscues it towards mid on. He must have thought he was safe but Rohit Sharma runs backwards, dives and takes it. Cricket is such a great leveler - the centurion in the last game departs cheaply now. New Zealand have lost both the openers. They need 60 from 39 now, not easy on this wicket.
  • Bumrah has stopped as he reaches the crease. He must have lost his footing.
  • 1.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 1.1 BEATEN! Good length outside off. Moves away after pitching. It also skids off the surface. Munro tries to guide it down but gets beaten.
  • Kane Williamson walks out to the middle. Bumrah will bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 OUT! Timber! The knuckle ball by Bhuvneshwar which has swing also has completely done Guptill. He bowls it on off, Guptill swings blindly and misses it completely. The ball hits the off pole. A big wicket and the dangerous Guptill departs. He has had a forgettable tour here in India. A biggie and a wicket in the over. A good one by Kumar. 8/1
  • 0.5 Off pace delivery again outside off. Guptill is completely foxed. He swings but connects with thin air.
  • 0.4 Slower ball again, a delivery which has brought the downfall of Munro many a times. He goes for the slog but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls towards the off side and the batsmen take a leg bye.
  • 0.3 A good comeback by Kumar! Full and outside off, Munro with no feet movement tries to drive but gets it off the inner half to the bowler.
  • 0.2 SIX! HUGEEEE! He did something similar in the third ODI against Bhuvneshwar! He comes down the track to the length ball and heaves it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
  • 0.1 Starts off with a length ball, which he angles into the batsman. It shapes away after pitching. Guptill tries to defend but gets an outside edge down to third man for a run. First runs for New Zealand.
  • We are back for the chase. Colin Munro fresh off a hundred in the last game and Martin Guptill walk out with the bat in hand. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the bowling for India.



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6546 119
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119