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Highlights, Indian Board President's XI v New Zealand, warm-up match: Hosts win by 30 runs

  • That brings us to the end of our coverage. Not an ideal start for New Zealand, they have to get back to the drawing board and resolve as many issues as possible before the second practice game, which is on 19th October. The first ODI is on 22nd October and will be played at the Wankhede Stadium. Do join us for the first match. For now, its good bye. Take care! 

  • The players acknowledge each other after Shreyas Iyer and Co's win.

  • That's it! Unadkat snares his third and sends Grandhomme back to the hut. Board President XI win by 30 runs after bowling New Zealand out for 265. 

  • After 46 overs, New Zealanders 253/9 (Colin de Grandhomme 29, Glenn Phillips 1)

    New Zealand's last hope was pinned on the pair of Santner and Grandhomme. But as soon as Shreyas Iyer brought Jaydev Unadkat into the attack, the left arm pacer removed Santner and Trent Boult. The onus now is on Grandhomme. Can he take New Zealad home? Difficult to say, the required run rate is 10.75. 

  • After 43 overs, New Zealanders 224/7 (Mitchell Santner 17, Colin de Grandhomme 17)

    At one stage, the Kiwis were in the stage, but they have lost their way in the last four overs. Gurkeerat Singh had Tom Latham caught while, Prithvi Shaw, the 17-year old, bowled Adam Milne and Tim Southee. New Zealand need 72 off 42 balls. 

  • Looking tough for the visitors.

  • After 39 overs, New Zealanders 201/4 (Tom Latham 59,  Mitchell Santner 9)

    Avesh Khan removes the dangerous Ross Taylor for 34. But Tom Latham is playing good. He went past the 50-run mark. The asking rate is now close to nine.

  • Drinks now.

  • After 32 overs, New Zealanders 166/3 (Tom Latham 41,  Ross Taylor 28)

    50 runs partnership up between Latham and Taylor. The required run-rate is slightly above seven so the Kiwis should look to up the ante.  

  • After 26 overs, New Zealanders 133/3 (Tom Latham 21,  Ross Taylor 15)

    Tom Latham is striking the ball good. He's scoring more than run a ball while Ross Taylor is steady. Kane Williamson was looking dangerous but Karn Sharma removed him for 47.  

  • After 19 overs, New Zealanders 100/2 (Kane Williamson 46, Ross Taylor 4)


    Shaw breaks the Munro-Williamson partnership by dismissing the former for 26, with Taylor walking out to the crease

  • After 10 overs, New Zealanders 61/1 (Colin Munro 16, Kane Williamson 23)


    Munro and skipper Williamson have forged a steady partnership so far, having added 37 for the second wicket at the end of the 10th over.

  • After 6 overs, New Zealanders 30/1 (Colin Munro 6, Kane Williamson 2)


    The Black Caps lose an early wicket in their chase of a challenging target, as explosive opener Guptill perishes after a quick start.

  • Dhawal Kulkarni draws first blood for IBP XI as he gets rid of Guptill for 22. 

  • The Black Caps begin their chase of the 296-run target. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro open for the visitors. 

  • After 50 overs, Indian Board President's XI 295/9 (Milind Kumar 10, Jaydev Unadkat 1)


    IBP XI lose a flurry of wickets in the last five overs but manage to set a challenging target of 296 while batting their full quota of overs out. Boult finishes with figures of 5/38

  • Boult removes both Karun Nair and Shivam Choudhary in the slog overs, with India seven-down. The left-arm pacer's tally in this game goes up to four. 

  • After 45 overs, Indian Board President's XI 273/5 (Karun Nair 75, Milind Kumar 3)


    Nair bats on even as IBP XI lose their fifth wicket. They are still progressing at a healthy run-rate of six-per-over, and could finish well beyond 300 if Nair goes all guns blazing in the last five overs. 

  • Gurkeerat falls for 11 as Santner collects his second wicket, with India losing their fifth batsman. 

  • After 40 overs, Indian Board President's XI 231/4 (Karun Nair 45, Gurkeerat Mann 2)


    Nair, meanwhile, is approaching his half-century, as he leads something of a fight back for his team. 

  • Boult collects his second wicket, removing Pant, as India lose their fourth wicket. 

  • After 35 overs, Indian Board President's XI 197/3 (Karun Nair 23, Rishabh Pant 17)


    The home side suffer another casualty in a space of a few overs, as Boult returns to the attack, and gets rid of IBP's XI captain Shreyas Iyer, who is caught by his Black Caps counterpart Kane Williamson. Out walks keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. 

  • Boult collects his first wicket as IBP captain Iyer gets caught by his Black Caps counterpart Williamson. 

  • After 30 overs, Indian Board President's XI 172/2 (Karun Nair 10, Shreyas Iyer 12)


    Sodhi gets the first breakthrough for the Black Caps, getting rid of Rahul, with fellow spinner Santner removing Shaw shortly after, bringing captain Shreyas Iyer and Karun Nair to the centre. Chance for the Black Caps to tighten things a little after the couple of dismissals. 

  • Openers Rahul (68) and Shaw (66) are sent back by spinners Sodhi and Santner, as IBP XI lose two wickets while crossing the 150-run mark.

  • After 24 overs, Indian Board President's XI 139/0 (KL Rahul 68, Prithvi Shaw 57)


    Rahul goes past the half-century mark himself! The opening partnership is worth 139 at the end of the 24th over, and the IBP XI seem headed for a total that should be in excess of 300. As many as eight options have been used by the Black Caps so far.

  • After 20 overs, Indian Board President's XI 104/0 (KL Rahul 40, Prithvi Shaw 52)


    And Shaw crosses his half-century, hammering seven fours and a six to get to the milestone, bringing up the century partnership along the way! Rahul himself needs another nine runs to bring up his half-century.

  • After 16 overs, Indian Board President's XI 77/0 (KL Rahul 33, Prithvi Shaw 34)


    Both Rahul and Shaw are well set at the crease, with the latter ahead by just a run at the end of the 16th over. Both batsmen may not be part of the ODI squad that will face New Zealand in the upcoming one-day series, but making decent scores will still keep them in the selectors' radar. Especially for Rahul, who is having a hard time right now trying to maintain his relevance in the Indian limited-overs teams. 

  • After 11 overs, Indian Board President's XI 50/0 (KL Rahul 24, Prithvi Shaw 18)


    Southee and Boult, having bowled four-over spells each, have given way to Adam Milne and Mitchell Santner in the attack, though the Indians are in control right now. The Rahul-Shaw opening stand is now worth 50.

  • After 5 overs, Indian Board President's XI 23/0 (KL Rahul 11, Prithvi Shaw 7)

    KL Rahul and teenage prodigy Prithvi Shaw walk out to bat at the start of the IBP XI innings, and are off to a slow start, with Southee and Boult operating in tandem with the new ball as always. Both batsmen have managed to guide the ball to the fence so far in the innings. 

  • Aprameya Rao, Reporter, Firstpost

    People gathered outside entrance in last-ditch effort to persuade administrators

  • Aprameya Rao, Reporter, Firstpost

    People here are saying that the Cricket Club of India (CCI) is not allowing public due to 'security concerns'. 

  • Aprameya Rao, Reporter, Firstpost

    People sitting outside the Brabourne Stadium expecting a positive news from the authorities

  • Aprameya Rao, Reporter, Firstpost

    Fans assembled outside the entrance at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, the venue for New Zealand's first warm-up match. 

  • Aprameya Rao, Reporter, Firstpost

    Police outside the entrance are busy shooing the public away from the venue.

  • JUST IN: The New Zealanders win the toss against the Indian Board President's XI (IBP XI), and captain Kane Williamson opts to bowl first! 

That's it! Unadkat snares his third and sends Grandhomme back to the hut. Board President XI win by 30 runs after bowling New Zealand out for 265.

Preview: Remained on the sidelines during the recently concluded five-match ODI series against Australia. KL Rahul was dropped for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand too.

Gearing up for some quality spin test, New Zealand will look to get into the groove when they lock horns with the Board President's XI in a warm-up game as a pre-cursor to their limited overs series against India.

The Kiwis led by Kane Williamson had a few practice sessions at the Cricket Club of India, the venue of the warm- up game ahead of their lung opener.

File image of Shreyas Iyer and Kane Williamson. Agencies

File image of Shreyas Iyer and Kane Williamson. Agencies

Senior players including Williamson, Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill would like to get some runs under their belt before going into the series.

Board President's XI, on the other hand, is a relatively young side captained by Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer, who has been in good form for the India A team.

Youngsters including Iyer, Karun Nair, keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, teen sensation Prithvi Shaw will be keen to make a mark and impress the national selectors.

The bowlers will also go in with a similar approach and look to unsettle the Kiwis batters.

New Zealand coach Mike Henson will particularly look at his opening pair of Tom Latham and Guptill to give a descent start on a wicket expected to help the batsmen.

With the senior pacers not named in Board President's XI squad, the Kiwi batsmen will face Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, who relatively have a little experience at the international level.

The visiting batsmen will need to overcome the spin threat which will be posed by in-form Shahbaz Nadeem and rookie leggie Rahul Chhahar.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson had yesterday said that the practice games were important ahead of the ODI series.

"These two (practice) games coming up are important for us in our preparations. We hopefully hit the ground running in the first one-dayer," Williamson had said.

With wickets in India generally aiding the spinners, Mitchell Santner will be eager to get as many wickets in the game and be ready for the main battle.

The Black Caps will like to get some inputs from players like Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, George Worker - all of whom have been in India for some time now, playing against the A side.

In the match, Board President's XI players will surely get an experience of playing an international team but for the Kiwis it will be all about adjusting to the conditions.

Meanwhile, it is raining in the maximum city for the past 10 days especially in the evenings. This could affect even the start of play if there is a wet outfield.

Additionally, the track is expected to have more juice due to the downpour.

Teams (from):

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (Captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker.

Board President's XI: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Shivam Chaudhary, Karun Nair, Gurkeerat Mann, Milind Kumar, Rishabh Pant, Shahbaz Nadeem, Deepak Chahar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Avesh Khan.




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

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