Mar 15, 2016 23:10(IST)
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Mitchell Santner is named the Man of the Match. 23:07(IST)
COW (Chances of Winning) REPORT: The pre-match COW favoured India, assigning them a 51% Chance of Winning, due to their strong performance while fielding the same team in the Asia Cup. In the 12th over of the 1st innings, India conceded only 4 runs and took the big wicket of Ross Taylor, sending their COW to 79%. At the end of the 1st innings, India were at 60% and New Zealand at 40%. In the 5th over of the 2nd innings, New Zealand conceded just 5 runs and took Yuvraj Singh's wicket, boosting their COW to 55%. Not giving up the advantage, the 9th over saw Ish Sodhi take the big wicket of Virat Kohli and conceding just 2 runs, sending their COW soaring up to 65%. Regular wickets saw their Chance of Winning climb steadily, culminating in a win by 47 runs. 22:53(IST) 22:49(IST) 22:48(IST) 22:47(IST) 22:46(IST)
India outspun! Their spinners did well to restrict New Zealand to 126 but then faltered themselves against spin. None of the batsmen stuck around and just like the New Zealand batsmen, lost wickets regularly which never gave them the momentum. 9 of the 10 wickets fell to the Kiwi spinners. 4-0-11-4 - These figures by Mitchell Santner are the best by a spinner against India.
22:44(IST) New Zealand win by 47 runs! Double blow in to finish off the game.
Dhoni was the first to go. It was full outside off, Dhoni charged down the track and looked to go downtown but didn't connect it well. Nathan McCullum at long on, charged forward , dived and pouched it inches above the ground.
Milne then cleaned up Nehra to finish it off for New Zealand.
22:39(IST) After 17 overs,India 75/8 ( MS Dhoni 26 , Ashish Nehra 0)
A decent over for India but India lost Ashwin. Dhoni hammered the first ball straight back over Sodhi's head for a huge six but Sodhi hit back well to remove Ashwin and concede just three runs off next five balls.
22:38(IST) OUT! Brilliant bowling from Sodhi. R Ashwin st Ronchi b Sodhi 10 (20b 0x4 0x6)
Dhoni had hit him for a six off a couple of balls ago. But this time he is not afraid to flight the ball. It's a full delivery outside off, Ashwin leans forward for a drive, he is on the walk but is beaten by the sharp away turn. He is off balance as he has committed to the shot and is out of the crease. Ronchi whips the bails in a flash.
Ashish Nehra is the new batsman.
22:35(IST) After 16 overs,India 66/7 ( MS Dhoni 19 , Ravichandran Ashwin 10)
Another good over for New Zealand. Dhoni misses a wild swing off a slower ball. The rest - just 5 singles. 62 needed off 24. One of these two need to explode now. Dhoni tried but failed in that over.
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Anderson back into the attack....
22:29(IST) After 15 overs, India 61/7 ( MS Dhoni 16 , Ravichandran Ashwin 8)
First signs of aggression from Dhoni. He goes for a wild swing across the line but doesn't connect well and they scamper through for a quick couple. Ashwin then goes for a loft off the last ball but gets an outside edge which falls well short of the short third man fielder. Just 4 runs off the over. Required rate 13.20 now. 66 needed off 30.
22:26(IST) 22:26(IST) 22:25(IST) After 14 overs,India 57/7 ( MS Dhoni 13 , Ravichandran Ashwin 7)
Things have slowed down overall. Dhoni and Ashwin are batting sensibly but till when can they not afford to hit a big one? The required rate has now gone above 11 - It's 11.66. Just four runs off the over.
Santner back into the attack now.
22:23(IST) 22:22(IST) After 13 overs, India 53/7 ( MS Dhoni 11 , Ravichandran Ashwin 5)
A couple of plays and misses in that over from Ashwin. Just four runs off the over. The required rate is above 10. 74 needed off 42 balls.
Adam Milne back into the attack...
22:17(IST) After 12 overs, India 49/7 ( MS Dhoni 9 , Ravichandran Ashwin 3)
Some sensible batting from Dhoni and Ashwin in that over. Four singles off it. New Zealand need to keep this pressure going.
22:16(IST) 22:15(IST) 22:14(IST) 22:14(IST) After 11 overs,India 45/7 (MS Dhoni 7 , Ravichandran Ashwin 1)
A brilliant over by Sodhi. His figures read - 2-0-5-2. Just three runs and the wicket of Jadeja in that over.
22:13(IST) OUT! Sodhi strikes off the first ball of the second over too. RA Jadeja c & b Sodhi 0 (3b 0x4 0x6)
What a brilliant catch. It was the googly. Jadeja didn't reat it. He came forward for a flick but was done in by the away turn. He got a leading edge straight back, Sodhi dives full length forward to pouch it inches above the ground.
Ravichandran Ashwin is the new batsman.
22:10(IST) 22:09(IST) 22:09(IST) OUT! Santner traps Pandya LBW! H Pandya lbw b Santner 1 (7b 0x4 0x6)
Length delivery on middle, angling into the Pandya, it goes straight on, Pandya looks to flick it to the leg side off the back foot but misses and gets hit on the back leg. The umpire raises his finger on the huge appeal. Replays show it would have clipped leg.
Ravindra Jadeja strides out to the middle.
22:06(IST) After 9 overs,India 41/5 ( MS Dhoni 4, Pandya 1)
A brilliant first over from Sodhi. He got the big wicket of Kohli. But then, he was on the shorter side thereafter.
22:04(IST) OUT! Sodhi strike soff his first ball and this is a huge wicket. Kohli back in the hut. V Kohli c Ronchi b Sodhi 23 (27b 2x4 0x6)
What a ball to bowl first up. Loopy and full outside off, spinning away. Kohli leans forward for a drive but is done in by the away spin. He gets a thin outside edge to the keeper who pouches a sharp catch. Kohli slams his glove on the bat as he trudges off in disappointment.
Hardik Pandya strides out to the middle.
22:02(IST) After 8 overs,India 39/4 ( Virat Kohli 23 , MS Dhoni 3)
Decent over from Elliott but not enough to build pressure. 6 runs off the over. They shouldn't allow these two to settle down. 88 needed off 12 overs.
21:57(IST) 21:56(IST) After 7 overs, India 33/4 ( Virat Kohli 19 , MS Dhoni 2)
An eventful over.
Dhoni gets a lifeline. Milne oversteps first ball. Kohli is caught at short mid-wicket off the Free -Hit ball, Dhoni has already set off for a single but is sent back. The throw comes in but Milne fumbles and breaks the stumps with his hand. Dhoni would have been a goner had he collected it cleanly. Just four runs off the over. 21:53(IST)
Adam Milne into the attack....
21:53(IST) 21:52(IST) After 6 overs,India 29/4 ( Virat Kohli 17 , MS Dhoni 1)
The Kiwis are smartly taking the pace off the ball. Elliott bowling dibly dobly's in that overs with plenty of off-cutters. Just 3 singles off the over.
Grant Elliott into the attack now.
21:50(IST) 21:49(IST) 21:49(IST) 21:48(IST) After 5 overs, India 26/4 ( Virat Kohli 15 , MS Dhoni 0)
Excellent over from McCullum. After just one run off the first three balls, Yuvraj sweeps one to fine leg for a boundary but then McCullum strikes back to remove Yuvraj. Five runs and a wicket off the over.
21:47(IST) OUT! Yuvraj departs now! India in some trouble. Yuvraj Singh c & b McCullum 4 (5b 1x4 0x6)
It's flighted on off and very full, Yuvraj looks to drive but hits is uppishly straight back to McCullum. Who pouches and appeals. Everyone thinks it's a bump ball, the umpire refers it to third umpire but replays show Yuvraj has hit it aerially straight back. The red light glows and Yuvraj departs.
MS Dhoni stride sout to the middle.
21:42(IST) After 4 overs, India 21/3 ( Virat Kohli 14 , Yuvraj Singh 0)
Kohli showing his class in that over. He at first cuts one wide of point for four and then shimmies down the track to flick one sublimely through mid-wicket for another boundary. 9 runs off the over.
21:40(IST) 21:40(IST) 21:38(IST) After 3 overs, India 12/3 ( Virat Kohli 5 , Yuvraj Singh 0)
An excellent over from Santner. He got the ball to turn and hold onto the surface and got two wickets in the over - that of Rohit and Raina. 2 runs and two wickets off the over.
21:37(IST) OUT! Another one bites the dust! SK Raina c Guptill b Santner 1 (2b 0x4 0x6)
What a fightback from New Zealand. Length delivery on middle and leg, spins back in a tad and holds onto the surface. Raina is early into his flick and is done in by the slowness of the pitch. He ends up getting a leading edge to short mid-wicket where Guptill takes a simple catch.
Yuvraj Singh strides out to the middle with the stadium DJ playing 'Singh is King' song.
21:34(IST) OUT! Santner strikes off the second ball! RG Sharma st Ronchi b Santner 5 (7b 0x4 0x6)
It's a length deliveyr outside off, nicely flighted. Rohit comes down the track and looks to turn it to the leg side but is beaten in flight and by vicious turn. Ronchi fumbles but recovers well to clip the bails off. Lazy from Rohit.
Suresh Raina strides out to the middle.
Mitchell Santner into the attack now...
21:31(IST) After 2 overs, India 10/1 ( Rohit Sharma 5 , Virat Kohli 4)
Decent start from Anderson. He didn't get much movement but he was disciplined with his lines and lengths. Kohli looked good with his flicks. Four runs off the over.
Corey Anderson will bowl from the other end.
21:27(IST) 21:27(IST) 21:26(IST) After 1 overs, India 6/1 ( Rohit Sharma 4 , Virat Kohli 1)
A very good start from McCullum. There was a heart in mouth moment for Rohit as he flicked one tantalisingly wide of the short mid-wicket fielder for a single. McCullum then beat Dhawan's outside edge before Rohit flicked one uppishly over mid-wicket for three. McCullum however gets his deserved wicket off the next ball, that of Dhawan. A single off the last ball makes it 6 runs and a wicket off the first over.
21:25(IST) OUT! McCullum strikes early. Dhawan back in the hut. S Dhawan lbw b McCullum 1 (3b 0x4 0x6)
McCullum had earlier beaten Dhawan's outside edge. This time Dhawan goes for a slog sweep but misses and is trapped right in front. Just the start New Zealand wanted.
Virat Kohli strides out to the middle.
Right! The India openers - Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have made their way out to the middle. Nathan McCullum will start off proceedings.
Analysis of New Zealand innings in one frame.
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A very good bowling performance from India. New Zealand started off as if someone had whispered in their ears that this was just a 5-over match. They lost two wickets inside the powerplay and then kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Someone needed to bat sensibly but no one did and that's why they didn't get any sort of momentum going. It was a complete performance from the Indian bowling unit, they have been brilliant of late in the shortest format of the game. If India play sensibly, they should chase this down easily.
21:03(IST) New Zealand have posted 126/7
A good end for New Zealand. Ronchi's little cameo of 11-ball 21 helped NZ propel to .126/7.. He looked to heave at one but got an inside edge to fine leg for a streaky four but then connected the next one well to pummell it over mid-wicket for six. A couple off the last ball made it 15 runs off the last over.
Nehra will bowl the last over....
20:56(IST) After 19 overs, New Zealand 111/6 ( Grant Elliott 8 , Luke Ronchi 7)
Jadeja beats Elliott off the first ball, Dhoni quickly whips the bails off. Replays show Elliott just about got his back foot down inside the crease. Ronchi then finally released some pressure as he lofted one over extra cover for a four. Three singles off the next three balls made it 8 runs of the over.
Jadeja into his last over now.
20:53(IST) 20:53(IST) After 18 overs,New Zealand 103/6 ( Grant Elliott 6 , Luke Ronchi 1)
Another very clever over from Bumrah. Varied his pace really well and fooled Elliott with his slower ones. Just 5 runs off the over. New Zealand going nowhere.
20:51(IST) 20:50(IST) 20:49(IST) After 17 overs,New Zealand 98/6 ( Grant Elliott 2 , Luke Ronchi 0)
it seemed as of New Zealand were finally getting some momentum going in that over with 8 runs off the first three balls including a four from Santner but then as it has been the case, they lost the wicket of Santner. 8 runs and a wicket off the over.
20:47(IST) OUT! Santner back in the hut. MJ Santner c †Dhoni b Jadeja 18 (17b 2x4 0x6)
Santner had hit one over the top of the bowler for a four. This time he delivers it quicker and on off, it spins back in. Santner goes for a pull but is done in by the extra pace. He gets a top edge high in the air and Dhoni accepts it calmly.
Luke Ronchi is the new batsman.
Jadeja back into the attack now.
20:44(IST) After 16 overs,New Zealand 90/5 ( Grant Elliott 1 , Mitchell Santner 12)
A brilliant over from Bumrah. 2 runs and a wicket off it. New Zealand need to get out of this rut of losing wickets at regular intervals.
20:42(IST) OUT! Bumrah doing what he does best - bowl yorkers. CJ Anderson b Bumrah 34 (42b 3x4 0x6)
He built pressure with a couple of very good deliveries in the blockhole, forced Anderson do something different off the next ball. Anderson shuffled way across for a scoop but this one too was a yorker, on the money, on middle stump. Anderson missed it and found his middle stump uprooted. A big wicket for India, the set Anderson departs.
Grant Elliott is the new batsman.
Bumrah back into the attack....
20:37(IST) After 15 overs,New Zealand 88/4 ( Corey Anderson 34 , Mitchell Santner 11)
A much-needed boundary for New Zealand in that over. Santner flicked one over square leg for a four. Pandya concentrated on bowling it slower. Santner missed on heave as he was foxed by change of pace but then whipped one wide of long on for a couple. 10 runs off the over.
Hardik Pandya into the attack now.
20:33(IST) 20:32(IST) After 14 overs,New Zealand 78/4 ( Corey Anderson 33 , Mitchell Santner 3)
A brilliant spell from Raina. 4-0-16-1. The fact that he ripped them in at a decent pace choked the batsmen. Anderson getting a bit restless, he tries to go for a reverse sweep off the first ball but misses. Just three runs off Raina's last over. Anderson will be looking to up the ante now.
Raina continues. He's provided very good support with figures of 3-0-12-1 so far.
20:29(IST) After 13 overs, New Zealand 75/4 ( Corey Anderson 32, Mitchell Santner 1)
Santner was nearly back in the pavilion. The first one spins back in sharply along with extra bounce. Santner looks to push it to the off side but misses, Dhoni misses it too because of extra turn and it runs away for four byes. There is a huge LBW appeal off the next ball but it seemed to be missing leg. Jadeja then misses his marker with a couple of wides, one of them hits Dhoni on the finger and he needs physio's attention. Anderson then survives a close chance as he misses a pull and it whizzes past the off off stump. Jadeja bowls another leg side wide before Anderson flicks one to fine leg for a single.
20:25(IST) 20:25(IST) After 12 overs,New Zealand 63/4 ( Corey Anderson 30, Mitchell Santner 1)
Another successful over for India. Raina too getting good amount of turn. But it was an exceptional piece of fielding that earned India a wicket. NZ not getting the momentum because of losing regular wickets. Four runs and a wicket off the over.
20:23(IST) 20:22(IST) 20:22(IST) OUT! That is exceptional work from Raina! Taylor is run out. LRPL Taylor run out 10 (14b 1x4 0x6)
Anderson punches one straight back, Raina dives to his left, pouches the ball, Taylor has already taken a headstart, Raina, without balance, scores a direct hit laying on the ground. Taylor is caught just short. This sort of fielding efforts turn games. Absolutely brilliant from Raina.
Mitchell Santner is the new batsman.
20:18(IST) After 11 overs,New Zealand 59/3 ( Corey Anderson 28 , Ross Taylor 9)
Spin straightaway for Jadeja and these are danger signs for the Kiwis. The first one pitches on middle and leg and turns away, Taylor goes for a prod but is squared up and misses, a huge LBW shout is turned down. Taylor then gets a leading edge to long off on his drive, it flew wide of the bowler. Just four runs off the over.
Jadeja into the attack now.
20:14(IST) After 10 overs,New Zealand 55/3 ( Corey Anderson 26 , Ross Taylor 7)
Ashwin hasn't been at his best today. Taylor picks a straigher one early and steers it wide of short third man for a four. A single more makes it 6 runs off the over. These two are playing sensibly.
Ashwin back on, it's his last over.......
20:10(IST) After 9 overs,New Zealand 49/3 ( Corey Anderson 25 , Ross Taylor 2)
Anderson struggling to middle it in that over. Raina was a tad short, but he is ripping it in at good pace. Some good running brought them a couple of twos in that over. 7 runs off the over.
After winning 10 of their last 11 T20 internationals, India are red-hot favourites for the World T20 and former batsman Virender Sehwag said last week he was "99 percent certain" they would become the first team to win the trophy for a second time.
But Kohli, who is sometimes regarded as something of a firebrand, tried to put a dampener on expectations in a press conference on the eve of the match in Nagpur and said it was important not to get carried away.
"I think the key is to learn from the past where calmness is required in big tournaments like the ICC (International Cricket Council) events because you can get sort of carried away or over anxious or over excited," said Kohli, who is India's Test captain.
"Both those feelings are not great for any side going into a big tournament.
India captain MS Dhoni attends the training session at The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on March 14 ahead of game against New Zealand. AFP
"What we've learned from playing in big tournaments in the past is that we have to stay as calm as possible and focus on the skills that need to be executed on the field."
India have a woeful track record against the Black Caps in World T20 tournaments, losing four out of their five previous encounters while the other match was rained off.
Big-hitting Black Caps
New Zealand have been undermined by inspirational skipper Brendon McCullum's retirement on the eve of the tournament, their performance in warm-up matches shows they are not lacking for firepower.
They thrashed the holders Sri Lanka last Thursday when Colin Munro, Corey Anderson and Grant Elliott all posted half-centuries in rapid time. Skipper Kane Williamson then smashed an entertaining 63 when
New Zealand narrowly lost to England in their final warm-up match on Saturday.
India also suffered a rare defeat in what was an unofficial T20 international on Saturday when they lost by four runs to South Africa in another high-scoring match.
With their powerful openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma hitting a purple patch, and the veteran
Yuvraj Singh also in good nick, India will expect to post a big total on a batsman-friendly pitch in Nagpur.
Kohli, in top form himself, said rookie Indian bowlers Jaspreet Bumrah and Hardik Pandya would also be crucial to the outcome, saying they had showed few signs of nerves in their fledgling international careers.
"Players like Hardik and Bumrah they have more confidence than when we started out," he said.
"They have performed in different situations and they have brought that confidence with them into the side.
"They have backed their skills and I think this is what has been the x-factor for us."
Like many of his fellow skippers, Williamson believes that India are the team to beat but says his side -- which is still to win a world cup -- do not lack in belief.
"No doubt India will be possibly the favourites for this tournament but I think all the teams will come here thinking they can win it," he said last week.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh : Kane Williamson (captain), Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Martin Guptill, Grant Elliott, Colin Munro, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor New Zealand