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India Vs New Zealand Live Score (WARM-UP ODI)

Date: Saturday, 25 May, 2019 15:00 IST Venue: The Oval, London Match Status: Match Ended

New Zealand beat India by 6 wickets

179/10
Overs
39.2
R/R
4.57
Fours
20
Sixes
2
Extras
24
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mohammed Shami not out 2 4 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Tim Southee 7 0 26 1
Trent Boult 6.2 1 33 4
180/4
Overs
37.1
R/R
4.85
Fours
19
Sixes
1
Extras
1
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Henry Nicholls not out 15 28 1 0
Tom Blundell (W) not out 0 2 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 0 27 0
Jasprit Bumrah 4 2 2 1
  • So, 180 is the target for the Kiwis in this warm-up game. It will be interesting to see whether they play aggressive or go slow and give chance to most of their batters. India will be looking to try out their bowling combinations. Should be a good watch. Join us for the second innings.
  • Trent Boult is caught for a chat on the sidelines. He says that it was nice to get out there and bowl after a while. He felt that it was decent swing out there and it gave him confidence even though it is a warm-up game. States that he tried to make best use of the conditions. He mentions that India has a lot of good batsmen and they know how to win tournaments, so this is a pleasing performance for him. Signs off by admitting that it would be nice if these kind of conditions would be present going ahead in the tournament as well along with some more carry as well!
  • As for New Zealand bowling, 7 bowlers were used in total but there were only 6 overs of spin and they went wicketless. The seamers though were impressive. Trent Boult got 4, whereas all-rounder James Neesham picked 3. Southee, Grandhomme and Lockie all got one wicket apiece. Time for an interview...
  • Not the performance India would have wanted in their preparation. As predicted by the skippers during the toss, it was a tough pitch to bat on especially at the start. India lost wickets at regular intervals. The openers did not stay long. Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya were looking good out in the middle but could not convert their starts. Ravindra Jadeja was the star with the bat. He added a 62-run stand with Kuldeep Yadav for the 9th wicket and his much-needed fifty took India to a competitive total.
  • 39.2 OUT! The innings comes to a close! Boult ends with 4! A short ball outside off from him, Kuldeep looks to make room and hit this with a flat bat over the bowler's head but the ball goes off the top edge and right in the air. It has no distance and the bowler walks near his end's stumps before completing a single catch. INDIA FOLD FOR 179!
  • 39.1 Back of a length outside off, Shami jams it away to third man for a single.
  • 38.6 Punched back to the bowler to his right. Dot ball to end the over. 178/9
  • 38.5 Kuldeep Yadav clears his front leg and then swings but fails to connect bat on ball.
  • 38.4 Shorter length ball on middle, Shami awkwardly pulls this one wide of short fine leg. The ball goes to the fielder in the deep for a single.
  • 38.3 Pushed off the front foot towards cover.
  • 38.2 Fuller length ball on off, Shami flicks the ball to mid-wicket.
  • Mohammad Shami walks out to bat at number 11.
  • 38.1 OUT! That has plucked out of thin air! What a fantastic catch. A short ball outside off, Ravindra Jadeja unleashes the cut but cannot keep this ball down. It flies to the left of point where a diving Guptill takes a stunner! He holds on just inches above the ground and that ends the frustration for New Zealand. The 62-run stand is broken and an excellent hand of 54 from Jadeja comes to a close.
  • 37.6 Short once again, Jadeja pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. He will keep the strike. 177/8
  • 37.6 FIVE WIDES! Boult bowls a bouncer but it is too high. It goes over the head of the batsman and the keeper's head for a boundary.
  • 37.5 Once again short on off, Jadeja pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a brace.
  • 37.4 FIFTY FOR JADEJA! Shorter on off, Jadeja pulls it towards deep square leg and gets a couple to get to his personal milestone.
  • 37.3 Full on off, Kuldeep plays a good off drive. Williamson at mid off runs to is left and stops a certain boundary. They take a single.
  • 37.2 Full on off, Kuldeep flicks it but finds mid-wicket.
  • 37.1 Bouncer outside off, Jadeja pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Moves to 49.
  • Trent Boult is back on.
  • 36.6 Fuller on off, Kuldeep looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge to backward point. 165/8
  • 36.5 FOUR! Edgy but Kuldeep won't mind. Good length ball on off, Kuldeep premeditates his heave on the leg side. He gets an outside edge which flies over the jumping first slip for a boundary. The 50-run stand is up between these two, a very useful one this.
  • 36.4 Shorter on the body, Kuldeep gets his bat up in time.
  • Ouch! Kuldeep has copped a blow on his right elbow! He looks to be in some pain and the physio is out in the middle to examine him.
  • 36.3 Ouch! That must have hurt. Lockie steams in and hits the deck hard on a back of a length. Kuldeep looks to duck away at the last moment but the ball hits him hard on the elbow and goes to short fine leg.
  • 36.2 Yorker on middle, Kuldeep has done well to keep it out.
  • 36.1 Good length ball on off, Jadeja runs it down to third man.
  • 35.6 On the pads, flicked straight to the fielder by Kuldeep. 160/8
  • 35.5 Floated on off, Kuldeep sweeps it over mid-wicket and gets a brace again.
  • 35.4 On the pads, Kuldeep sweeps it fine down to fine leg and gets a couple.
  • 35.3 Slower through the air on middle, Kuldeep strokes it to mid on.
  • 35.2 Tossed up on off, Yadav looks to defend it but it goes towards short third man off the outside edge.
  • 35.1 Floated on off, KY blocks it off his front foot.
  • 34.6 Comes 'round the wicket and fires a full ball on off. Jadeja looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 156/8
  • 34.5 Bowls it at 142 kph outside off. The ball goes away with the angle, Jadeja looks to drive but gets beaten.
  • 34.4 Back of a length ball outside off, Jadeja pulls it off the lower half of his bat to mid-wicket.
  • 34.3 Outside off, Kuldeep runs it down to third man for a single.
  • 34.2 Good length ball on off, Kuldeep blocks it off the front foot.
  • 34.1 Length ball outside off, Jadeja punches it wide of the man at cover for one.
  • 33.6 Almost a replica of the previous delivery. 154/8
  • 33.5 Flighted on middle and slightly turning in, the tailender defends the ball back down the ground.
  • 33.4 Flatter and shorter outside off, pushed back to mid-wicket from the crease this time on the back foot by Kuldeep.
  • 33.3 Fuller on the pads, pushed towards mid-wicket by KY.
  • 33.2 Flatter on the pads, turned away through square leg for a run by the southpaw.
  • 33.1 Flighted on off, driven back towards long on by Kuldeep. A single is taken.
  • 32.6 RJ drives this off the back foot towards cover. 152/8
  • 32.5 Shy at the bowler's end but misses does Neesham. A length ball on off, Kuldeep tucks this ball towards mid-wicket and sets off. The fielder runs fast and has one stump to aim at but unfortunately fails to hit the stumps. The single is completed.
  • 32.4 On a length on off and middle, flicked towards mid-wicket by RJ. A single is taken.
  • 32.3 Back of a length on off, defended back towards the bowler by Jadeja.
  • 32.2 This time, KY works this fine on the leg side and picks up a single. 150 up for India!
  • 32.1 Kuldeep turns this ball off the pads towards square leg.
  • Lockie Ferguson is back on.
  • 31.6 SIX! Jadeja strikes and strikes big! A flighted ball on off, Ravindra lifts the ball over long off and over the rope! This is a brilliant shot! 12 runs off Sodhi's first. 149/8
  • 31.5 Flatter googly on middle and leg, Kuldeep pushes the ball past short mid-wicket to his right and down to mid on. Gets Jadeja back on strike.
  • 31.4 FOUR! Nice shot from Kuldeep. A flighted ball on middle, Yadav gets low and sweeps this ball behind square on the leg side. Finds the fence as the fielder is in front of square and cannot come around in time.
  • 31.3 Lots of air on this one on middle, KY tucks this ball towards square leg.
  • 31.2 Flighted on middle, Yadav turns this ball towards square leg.
  • 31.1 Flighted on middle, Jadeja strikes it back hard to the bowler who fails to stop the ball. It goes off the hand and through mid on for a single.
  • Ish Sodhi to roll his arm over now.
  • 30.6 The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 137/8
  • 30.5 Bouncer on middle, Kuldeep defends it somehow awkwardly by taking his hand really high. The ball goes off the glove but luckily lands near the surface and does not lob away.
  • 30.4 Good half-stop! A length ball outside off, Jadeja cuts this away hard to the left of point where Guptill jumps and gets a left hand to it. He slows down the ball and it goes to deep cover for a run.
  • 30.3 Pushed away to cover for a single this time by Kuldeep.
  • 30.2 On a length outside off again, run down to third man off the thick outside half for a single by RJ.
  • 30.1 FOUR! Lovely shot! Jadeja is looking superb here. Around the wicket and really full outside off, Ravindra leans into the drive and hits it wide of extra cover. The ball goes to the rope.
  • 29.6 Flighted on off, Kuldeep comes ahead and defends this ball off the inside half to the leg side. No run though. 15 runs off the over! 130/8
  • 29.5 Fired in on the pads, run down to long on for a single.
  • 29.4 Flatter this time on middle, Jadeja defends this ball back down the ground.
  • 29.3 SIX! This is even better! The first maximum of the game. Floated outside off, Jadeja reaches out and deposits this one over cow corner. Huge!
  • 29.2 FOUR! Slapped! A flatter one on off, Jadeja picks the ball and hits it wide of mid on. Good shot!
  • 29.1 FOUR! Outside edge and no slip! A flatter one from around the wicket, going straight with the angle. Jadeja looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge and goes fine of short third man and all the way to the rope.
  • 28.6 Outside off, Kuldeep lets it go to the keeper. 115/8
  • 28.5 Full on off, Kuldeep flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is the new man in.
  • 28.4 OUT! What a catch! Ross Taylor has taken an excellent catch at first slip. Length ball on off, it moves away slightly after pitching. Bhuvneshwar has a poke at it but gets a thick outside edge. It flies wide of Ross Taylor at first slip. He dives to his right and takes a brilliant one-handed catch. Neesham gets his third of the game and India lose their 8th.
  • 28.3 Played to the point region by the batsman.
  • 28.2 Shorter on the body, Jadeja pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
  • 28.1 FOUR! Length ball outside off, Jadeja demolishes it through covers for a boundary.
  • 27.6 Shorter on off, Kumar defends it to see off the over. 2 runs off the over. 110/7
  • 27.5 Defended off the front foot by Bhuvi presenting the full face of the bat
  • 27.4 Tossed up on the stumps, Kumar blocks it.
  • 27.3 On the stumps, BK taps it back to the bowler.
  • 27.3 WIDE! Santner misses his line and sprays it down the leg side. Wide signalled.
  • 27.2 Flighted outside off, Bhuvneshwar drives it straight to cover.
  • 27.1 Tossed up on middle and leg, Jadeja turns it to 45 for one.
  • 26.6 Good length ball outside off, Kumar once again finds the man at point. 108/7
  • 26.5 Full on middle, Bhuvneshwar taps it back to the bowler.
  • 26.4 Length ball outside off, Kumar punches it straight to point.
  • 26.3 Outside off and slightly shorter in length. Bhuvneshwar leaves it alone.
  • 26.2 On the pads, Jadeja looks to flick but it goes off his thigh pad towards square leg. They take a leg bye.
  • 26.1 Outside off on a length, RJ shoulders arms to it.
  • Change of ends for James Neesham.
  • 25.6 Once again Santner tosses it up on the pads, this time Jadeja flicks it to deep square leg and keeps the strike. 107/7
  • 25.5 On the pads, Jadeja tucks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 25.4 Flights it on middle, Jadeja taps it back to the bowler.
  • 25.3 Slower through the air on off, BK strokes it to long off for one.
  • 25.2 Floats it on middle and leg, Bhuvneshwar defends it off the front foot.
  • 25.1 Starts with a tossed up ball on off, Bhuvi defends it off the front foot.
  • Mitchell Santner now comes into the attack.
  • 24.6 Left alone outside off once more. Good concentration here from the batsman. 105/7
  • 24.5 FOUR! The Rajput wields his sword! A short length ball on middle, Jadeja pulls this away powerfully wide of fine leg. No chance for him at all. Excellent shot.
  • 24.4 Wide outside off, left alone by the southpaw.
  • 24.3 Bouncer on middle, Jadeja looks to pull this ball away but it goes high of the bat and without timing towards mid-wicket.
  • 24.2 Another leave outside off to this ball on a fuller length.
  • 24.1 On a length outside off, left alone by Jadeja as he watches the ball through to the keeper's mits.
  • 23.6 Good fielding! Saved a certain boundary there. Short outside off, Jadeja cuts this ball away and Guptill at point dives to his left and half-stops the ball. Saves 3 runs there. 101/7
  • 23.5 Outside off, left alone by Jadeja.
  • 23.4 Well timed but straight to the fielder. A short length ball outside off, cut away on a bounce to point by the southpaw.
  • 23.3 Around the wicket this time and back of a length on middle, pushed back towards mid-wicket by RJ on his toes.
  • 23.2 FOUR! The 100 comes up for India! A length ball wide outside off, Ravindra Jadeja reaches out and crunches this one away through covers. The ball beats the infield and once it has done that, there is stopping it.
  • 23.1 Well outside off, left alone by Jadeja.
  • 22.6 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. 96/7
  • 22.6 FIVE WIDES! Much needed runs for India. A ball on the pads, Bhuvneshwar looks to flick this ball down the leg side but misses the ball. It goes past the keeper to his left with the angle. Runs away to the fence.
  • 22.5 BK chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
  • 22.4 Back of a length outside off, pushed off the back foot to point by Kumar.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks out to bat next.
  • 22.3 OUT! Dhoni departs! His struggle in the middle comes to an end. A 42-ball 17, he was trying to hold the innings together but fails in the attempt to score a boundary. A length ball on middle, Dhoni runs down the track before looking to hit it over mid-wicket. He does not get close enough to the ball and hence does not get the elevation either. The ball goes straight to Neesham at mid-wicket. He will not drop those. Southee finally gets off the mark in the wickets column. India have lost 7 and not even reached 100 yet.
  • 22.2 The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
  • 22.1 Loud appeal there! Huge inside edge though. A length ball on off, Dhoni looks to push this ball but gets an inside edge onto his back pad. Southee appeals but the umpire has spotted the edge.
  • Tim Southee comes back on.
  • 21.6 Length ball on off, Ravindra punches it to cover. 91/6
  • 21.5 Fuller on off, Jadeja plays a solid front foot defense.
  • 21.4 Once again on the fourth stump line, RJ does not get on the way of the ball.
  • 21.3 Length ball outside off, Jadeja makes a solid leave.
  • 21.2 Once again on the pads, this time it is on a length. Dhoni turns it away to fine leg and gets one.
  • 21.1 FOUR! A very poor ball from Neesham. Full on the pads, Dhoni just helps it on its way to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
  • 20.6 Turned away past mid-wicket for a single by Dhoni. He will keep strike for the next over. 86/6
  • 20.5 Fuller on off, driven back down the ground to mid off by the Indian wicket-keeper.
  • 20.4 Pushed towards mid-wicket by Dhoni.
  • 20.3 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 20.2 Fuller outside off, pushed to the cover region by MSD.
  • 20.1 FOUR Leg Byes! Tickled away fine, off the pads though. A length ball on the hips, Dhoni looks to glance it fine but misses the ball. It though goes off the pads and down to the fine leg boundary. The fielder is too square and hence cannot come around.
  • 19.6 Bowled well outside off, left alone by Ravindra. 81/6
  • 19.5 On a length outside off, defended back towards the bowler by Jadeja.
  • Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat next.
  • 19.4 OUT! Karthik has hit this one straight down fine leg's throat! He cannot believe it and neither can the bowler. He is in splits. A fuller length ball on the pads, Karthik flicks it away stylishly and with excellent timing. He though fails to keep it down the ground and the ball flies straight to Ish Sodhi in the deep. He gobbles the ball that comes at him. Two wickets in his first over for Jimmy!
  • 19.3 Fuller on off and swinging away, Dinesh Karthik looks to flick it away but gets it off the leading edge back down to mid off.
  • 19.2 FOUR! Off the mark in style is Karthik! A length ball on the pads, the new batsman would have loved it. He flicks it away through square leg and the ball runs away due to the excellent timing on it!
  • Dinesh Karthik is the next batsman in.
  • 19.1 OUT! Neesham strikes first ball! What an excellent bowling change this. A cross seamer on top of off, Pandya plays awkwardly as he fails to pick the line and length early, he gets an outside edge that carries at a good height to the keeper. Half of India is now back in the hut! Pandya after looking good so far has to depart for 30. He will be disappointed to have missed out to makes some more. New Zealand tightening their grip even more.
  • James Neesham to bowl now.
  • 18.6 On the middle and leg stump line, tucked away through mid-wicket for a couple by Dhoni. Good placement and running! 77/4
  • 18.5 Good defensive shot on the front foot from MSD.
  • 18.4 Thick outside edge! The length ball outside off bounces a bit more than expected and takes the outside edge on the top half of the blade. It flies through the gully region down to third man for a run.
  • 18.3 Good ball! On a length just outside off, Hardik ends up playing inside the line of the ball.
  • 18.2 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
  • 18.1 On a length outside off, pushed towards point by MSD.
  • 17.6 FOUR! Make it three in a row! A half-volley outside off, Pandya lifts it with brilliant timing over covers for a boundary. Risk was involved there as it was aerial but the connection was a true one. 73/4
  • 17.5 FOUR! Jabbed away! Shot. Back of a length on middle, pulled away by Hardik through square leg. The boundary is so short and the ball beats the fielder in the deep even though he had a very short distance to cover.
  • 17.4 FOUR! So frustrating that for the bowler! There is a solitary slip who is at around a wide third slip position. The length ball outside off takes the outside edge and flies between the keeper and that fielder. Goes for four! Ferguson has his face hidden in his hands.
  • 17.3 Short ball on middle, pulled away with control through mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep runs to his left and mops up to keep the batsmen down to a single.
  • 17.2 Back of a length outside off, left alone by the batsman this time.
  • 17.1 Driven hard and with good timing towards the left of mid off. The fielder there stops it well. No run for the good shot.
  • 16.6 Solidly defended off the back foot this time by HP. 60/4
  • 16.5 What a ripper! A length ball on off and seams away after landing. Hardik is beaten all ends up as he looks to drive this coming ahead. The ball misses the off stump by a whisker!
  • 16.4 On the pads, flicked towards fine leg by the former Indian skipper.
  • 16.3 Pushy drive on the back foot towards cover by Dhoni. The ball goes straight to the fielder though.
  • 16.2 Fuller on the pads, pushed towards mid-wicket by Dhoni on the front foot.
  • 16.1 On a length outside off, pushed to the cover fielder by MSD.
  • 15.6 Dhoni flicks this length ball on the pads through mid-wicket. A single is taken. 59/4
  • 15.5 MS lets the ball go outside his off stump.
  • 15.4 FOUR BYES! The bouncer from Ferguson and it takes off! Dhoni looks to pull this away but the ball is too high for him as well as the keeper. It rushes to the rope behind. Free runs for India.
  • 15.3 Run down to third man for a single by Hardik.
  • 15.2 Back of a length this time, kept out from the crease.
  • 15.1 On a length on off, the batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • Drinks break! It has been a really rough start to the game for India. The Indian skipper won the toss and elected to bat in challenging conditions because they wanted to test how they fare but they have failed. On the other hand, Trent Boult has breathed fire and been supported ably by the rest of the bowlers to have bowled so far. The runs are coming at an absolute premium and 1 or 2 wickets more quickly will mean that New Zealand won't be looking at too big a target.
  • 14.6 Carbon copy of the previous delivery. 53/4
  • 14.5 Outside off once again and Dhoni is not interested in playing that.
  • 14.4 Full on the pads, MS drives it straight to mid on.
  • 14.3 On the fifth stump line, Dhoni does not disturb it.
  • 14.2 Outside off, Dhoni shoulders arms to it.
  • 14.1 Outside off on a length, HP punches it wide of cover for one.
  • 13.6 Outside off on a length, Hardik guides it down to third man for a run. He will keep the strike. 52/4
  • 13.5 Back of a length ball on off, MS pulls it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
  • 13.4 Fuller on off, Dhoni drives it straight to mid off.
  • 13.3 Back off a length ball on the stumps, MS solidly blocks it.
  • 13.2 Beauty of a delivery. Lockie hits the deck hard and the ball comes in. Dhoni looks to stroke it on the off side but it goes right between the gate.
  • 13.1 Good length ball on off, Dhoni punches it back to the bowler.
  • 12.6 Wide outside off, away swinger and left alone by the batsman. 50/4
  • 12.5 On a length outside off, punched off the inner half of the bat towards mid off.
  • 12.4 Short one on middle, Hardik pulls this away but without timing through square leg. Two runs are taken. The 50 comes up for India.
  • 12.3 This one cuts in after landing on middle and leg, Dhoni tucks this ball towards fine leg for a single.
  • 12.2 Away swinger well outside off, left alone by MS.
  • 12.1 Back of a length outside off, Dhoni pushes this to cover off the back foot.
  • 11.6 Flicked away through mid-wicket for a single by MSD. He keeps the strike for the next over. 47/4
  • 11.5 Back of a length on middle, swiped away to deep backward square leg for a single by Hardik. It is signalled as a leg bye though, looks like he was a little late on the shot and it came off the thigh pad.
  • 11.4 On a length outside off, punched towards point by Hardik. The fielder there makes a tumbling stop.
  • 11.3 Another defensive shot from the crease by HP.
  • 11.2 Back of a length on middle and leg, Hardik stands tall and defends the ball down the ground.
  • 11.1 FOUR! Right off the middle. This man is in some different kind of batting form. On a length outside off, Hardik just pushes at it and that is enough. The ball pings off the middle and runs wide of mid off to the boundary.
  • Lockie Ferguson is into the attack now.
  • 10.6 Dhoni gets off the mark with a couple. The ball on the pads is flicked away through square leg for the two runs. 41/4
  • 10.5 The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to be forced into playing a shot.
  • 10.4 Dhoni comes down the track to this ball well outside off and then lets it go to the keeper.
  • MS Dhoni walks out at number 6 amidst a warm reception.
  • 10.3 OUT! Huge wicket! The Indian skipper departs! What a bowling change. A length ball on off, Kohli looks to push this away on the leg side with a forward stride but the ball actually cuts back in a little and goes between bat and pad. The off stump is uprooted! What a sight. Kohli bears a surprised look on his face. The Kiwis are well on top here. India's challenge to their batsmen has seen them failing so far.
  • 10.2 Outside off, left alone by the Indian skipper.
  • 10.1 Good line and length straightaway. Just outside off on a length, Kohli comes well ahead and defends solidly.
  • Powerplay 2 time! 4 fielders can be kept outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the 40th over. Meanwhile, Colin de Grandhomme comes on to bowl.
  • 9.6 Good length ball o0n off, Hardik solidly defends it off the front foot. Indian are 39/3 at the end of the first Powerplay. 39/3
  • 9.5 On the middle stump, Pandya blocks it off the front foot. Boult has been given a warning as his followthrough took him on on the line of the stumps.
  • 9.4 Full outside off, Hardik looks to drive it through covers but gets beaten.
  • 9.3 On the body, Kohli tucks it towards backward square leg. They take a quick single. Santner has a shy at the keeper's end but missses. Direct hit and it would have been close.
  • 9.2 Length ball on off, Kohli defends it to cover.
  • 9.1 Full outside off, Kohli hits it to mid-wicket against the angle.
  • 8.6 Full on off, HP defends it towards mid on. 38/3
  • 8.5 Fuller on off, Hardik defends it with a straight bat..
  • 8.4 On the stumps, Pandya blocks it off his back foot.
  • 8.3 Bouncer! It is on off, Hardik look to pull but misses. Blundell was interested for a bit but that's it.
  • 8.2 Length ball on off, Hardik looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 8.1 FOUR! Excellent shot. Good length ball outside off, Hardik plays it away from the body with very little foot moment and creams his drive through covers for a boundary.
  • 7.6 Fuller on middle, Kohli defends it off the front foot to see off the over. 34/3
  • 7.5 On the fifth stump line, Virat leaves it alone.
  • 7.5 WIDE! Kohli misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Virat tries to flick it but misses. Wide signalled.
  • 7.4 Outside off and little to no swing on this one. Kohli leaves it alone.
  • 7.3 On the pads, Kohli this time flicks it to the on side but straight to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 7.2 FOUR! Superb drive. Full outside off, Kohli gets on his front foot and drives it through covers. His bottom hand comes off the bat it does not matter when it comes off the middle of his bat.
  • 7.1 Full and coming in after pitching, Kohli drives it to mid on. Though the bat turns in his hand while playing the shot. He always looked in control.
  • 6.6 Driven straight to the man. Good length ball on off, Hardik drives it to the man at point. Good positive shot this. 29/3
  • 6.5 Back of a length ball outside off, Pandya lets it carry to the keeper.
  • 6.4 Pulls his length back and bowls it on middle, Hardik blocks it off the back foot.
  • 6.3 Full on off, Hardik plays a solid front foot defense. Rarely you see that.
  • 6.2 Good length ball on middle, Kohli tucks it to square leg and gets one.
  • 6.1 Bouncer. A good one. It is outside off, Kohli sways out of its way.
  • 5.6 FOUR! That is how this guy plays. Short length ball on middle, Hardik stands tall and pulls this away through mid-wicket! Finds the gap and the boundary. 28/3
  • 5.5 Fuller this time on middle, inswinger this time. Hardik looks to come and defend the ball. He almost ends up missing the ball but gets an inside edge onto the pads. That would have been plumb had he missed it.
  • 5.4 Back of a length outside off, Hardik stands tall and defends the first ball he faces.
  • The new man in is Hardik Pandya.
  • 5.3 OUT! Played on! Back on a length ball from Boult and it catches Rahul unaware. India have lost their third in no time. KL was initially ahead expecting the ball to be full but he has to then adjust by going backward. He is late on the shot and hence it goes off the blade and back on the stumps! Boult has his third, he is breathing fire here, 3 wickets inside 3 overs of his!
  • 5.2 On a length outside off, slightly less full than the previous ball. Rahul pats the ball towards cover. Good stride forward again.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Shot. That is the class of KL Rahul. A length ball outside off, Rahul leans forward and pushes it through the covers. The ball was played right under his eyes, pretty late. Lovely shot and timing.
  • 4.6 On the pads, Kohli flicks it wide of fine leg and gets a couple. 20/2
  • 4.5 Length ball outside off, Rahul taps it towards backward point and gets a run.
  • 4.4 Outside off on a length, Lokesh lets it carry to the keeper.
  • 4.3 NOT OUT! Waste of a review this. It looked to be going down leg and replays confirm that indeed it was going down leg. Length ball pitching on middle and leg. It goes with the angle, Rahul looks to flick but gets hit on the pad. New Zealand players put in an appeal but the umpire turns it down. They take it upstairs and Hawk-Eye confirms that it was missing leg stump. New Zealand lose their only review.
  • Time for another review! LBW appeal against Rahul is turned down but Southee wants that to be taken upstairs!
  • 4.2 On the pads, Rahul tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 4.1 Length ball straight outside off, Rahul shoulders arms to it.
  • 3.6 Good length ball on off, Virat blocks it to see off the over. 17/2
  • 3.5 FOUR! What a shot! Full outside off, Kohli oozes class and drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 3.4 Good length ball outside off, Rahul runs it down to third man and gets off the mark.
  • 3.3 On the pads once more, Kohli flicks it towards square leg and gets to the other end.
  • 3.2 On the pads, Rahul looks to flick but it goes off the thigh pads to the on side and they take a leg bye.
  • The new man in is KL Rahul.
  • 3.1 OUT! There is an inside edge. Excellent review. India have lost their second. Good decision to take the review. Length ball hitting on off and it comes in beautifully. Dhawan looks to defend it but it goes between his bat and pad to the right of the keeper. Tom Blundell moves to his right and takes the catch. There was a sound as it goes to the keeper. The New Zealand players put in a strong appeal but the umpire turns it down. Williamson has a chat with Boult and Blundell. After a brief discussion they take it upstairs. Replays roll in and show that the noise was off the inside edge.
  • New Zealand have taken their review. It is for caught behind. Dhawan is the man in question. Was there an inside edge? The umpire does not think so. Let's see what the replays have to say.
  • 2.6 Length ball on off, Kohli gets on his back foot and blocks it to see off the over. 10/1
  • 2.5 Good cricket all-round. Full outside off, Dhawan drives it towards cover. Neesham dives to his left and stops a certain boundary. They still manage to take on.
  • 2.4 Off the meat of the bat. Fuller on off, Kohli just nudges it to mid off and this tame successfully takes a quick single.
  • 2.3 Length ball on off, Kohli taps it to point and looks for a quick single but Dhawan says no.
  • 2.2 FOUR! Wow! What a shot. Length ball on off, Kohli comes down the track and drives it wonderfully through covers for a boundary.
  • 2.1 Good length ball pitching on off, it comes in slightly. Virat looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 1.6 Bowled on middle and swinging away again, Shikhar pats this ball towards mid-wicket. 4/1
  • 1.5 Another away swinger landing just outside off, Dhawan lets the ball go after gauging the line.
  • 1.4 Outside off, left alone by the southpaw.
  • 1.3 Bowled on the leg stump line and some more inward swing, Kohli misses his glance. The ball goes off the pad to the left of the keeper who makes a half-stop. That allows for the batsmen to run a leg bye.
  • Out walks Indian skipper, Virat Kohli to a huge cheer from the crowd.
  • 1.2 OUT! The ball is clipping the top of the stumps! Rohit Sharma is a gonner but he does not take the review with him, fortunately for India. A length ball on middle and swinging inward this time, instead of straightening. Rohit after missing the first ball on the outside, feels this one will do the same and plays down the wrong line. He misses the ball and gets rapped on the back pad, after being grazed on the front pad first. The bowler appeals and the umpire takes his time but the finger eventually comes up. There is a discussion between Rohit and Dhawan post which the former takes the review but that does not save him. Not the start that he or India would have wanted but just what the Kiwis would have liked!
  • Review time! Rohit has been adjudged LBW here but has taken the review. Looked pretty adjacent here and it could be a waste of a review!
  • 1.1 Jaffa first up! Unplayable! A length ball on off and straightens after landing. Rohit does well to not follow the ball which would have perhaps made the ball take his outside edge.
  • Trent Boult to take the second new ball from the other end.
  • 0.6 Swing and a miss. Length ball outside off, no swing on this one. Dhawan slashes his bat at it but misses. 3/0
  • 0.5 That was a sweet sound off the bat. Full outside off, Rohit just pushes it wide of cover and gets a run.
  • 0.4 Once again it is outside off and swinging away. Rohit lets it go.
  • 0.3 Away swing now. This is on a length outside off, Rohit watches it carry to the keeper.
  • 0.2 This one comes in to the southpaw. Dhawan tucks it to square leg and gets off the mark too.
  • 0.1 Hint of inswing first up. It is on the body, Rohit eases his flick down to fine leg and gets off the mark.
  • The New Zealand team is in a huddle as the two Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan head out to bat! Tim Southee has one new ball in his hand. There is quite an atmosphere for this game even though it is a warm-up fixture. Let's play!!!
  • PITCH REPORT - Shaun Pollock, the pitch expert for today, says that the surface is extremely green, has a lot of moisture on it. He feels it will be bowler-friendly and there might not be too many pitches like these in the rest of the tournament. Reckons that considering it is a warm-up game, the captains might want to test their batsmen and check how they fare in these conditions.
  • New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson agrees with what his counterpart says regarding the surface, feels that it will be a challenge for the top order early on. Informs that everyone is excited to get back into the one-day mode after coming into this from off-season. Mentions that they will be going in with 13 as well with Tom Latham missing out due to the finger injury and Matt Henry also sidelined.
  • India skipper, Virat Kohli says that the pitch has some grass on it and he wants to put his batsmen under some challenging conditions, thus decided to bat first. He reckons that if it remains sunny, the deck will be flat and good to bat on but he hopes that there is some seam on it. Wants all the players to have some game time. He states that match practice is the best kind of practice. Kohli informs that India will try to give game time to 13 players today with Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar not participating today.
  • TOSS - Kane Williamson calls Tails but the coin comes down as Heads. India win the toss and Virat Kohli decides that they will be batting first!
  • Welcome to this warm-up game between India and New Zealand. The match might not have the significance that the real games will have but these are games that will allow the fringe, 'maybe in, maybe out' players to prove themselves and seal a spot come their first group stage game in the World Cup. Whichever player out of the 15 that feature today from either squad, would look to perform well not only to seal their spot but also to boost their confidence before the mega-event. Toss and pitch report to follow...

India Vs New Zealand Live Score (WARM-UP ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • End of the first warm-up games for these two sides. India will now wait for Bangladesh in their next warm-up game whereas New Zealand will face West Indies. There though is time for those two. On Sunday, South Africa will go up against West Indies and Pakistan will face Bangladesh. Though if you want more cricket right now, there is also a warm-up game going on between Australia and England which is turning out to be quite interesting. Switch tabs and follow the same. Goodbye from us! Cheers.
  • Victorious New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson says that the new ball had something early on that surface and this game it was about the pacers. He hopes that the next match maybe, it will be possible to try spin some more. He states that the wicket was a bit on the drier side but the green grass allowed for some seam movement. He admits this was a really good exercise for them . Even though he states that there is not the same intensity but so much to gain out of these warm-up games. On the change of openers, Kane says that Henry is volatile and can bat at different places whereas Munro is known to be destructive at the top. On his and Ross Taylor's form, the Kiwi skipper says it felt good to score runs against a good side like India and stitch a partnership.
  • India skipper, Virat Kohli says that it was a good challenge for their batsmen. He reckons that in overcast conditions and with the wicket having something in it, it won't be easy so this was an important experience. He applauds the good effort from lower order to take them to the total of 179 after at one stage, it looked they would not get there. Kohli feels that there was not much help from the wicket in the second innings. He takes positives from the way in terms of how Jadeja, Dhoni and Hardik performed. The Indian skipper also states that they bowled well in the second half and thinks it is about hitting the right areas going ahead in the tournament as well. He mentions that it is important to be good on the field and take half-chances while also being good in all 3 aspects of the game.
  • Ross Taylor says that he had felt rusty the last couple of days but the warm-up games are thus very important. He feels that if the ball swings like this, then all the talk about the big scores will be quashed. Reckons it was a good game this one and that the next one against West Indies will also be a very important one in their lead-up to the opening group stage match against Sri Lanka.
  • Earlier in the day, Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat first. Their innings did not get off to a good start as they kept losing wickets regularly. Jadeja's half century took India to a respectable total and gave them something to bowl at. James Neesham and Trent Boult were the stars of the match picking up 3 and 4 wickets respectively. Stay tuned for the presentations.
  • As for India's bowling, 7 bowler's were used in total. All the six front line bowlers and the all-rounder Hardik Pandya had a go with the ball. Jasprit Bumrah was the most impressive bowler. Giving away just 2 runs and picking up a wicket in his four overs. Hardik Pandya, Chahal and Jadeja too got into the wicket column with one each.
  • Chasing 180, the Kiwis did not get off to the start they would have wanted as Colin Munro departed early. Kane Williamson then steadied the ship along with Martin Guptill. Though the latter could not convert his start. He was then joined by the experienced Ross Taylor. The duo added 114-run stand for the third wicket with both getting their respective fifties. The duo could not finish it off for their side as Williamson departed after the team total got past 150 and Taylor got out when the team was just a run shy from victory. In the end it was a good day for New Zealand.
  • A stroll in the park here for New Zealand. Though they lost a wicket early on they never looked in danger in this chase. Defending 179 in any surface was always going to be difficult and it was no different here.
  • 37.1 It is all over here in this warm-up game! NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 6 WICKETS! A very funny way to get to the win though. A flighted ball on the pads, Nicholls mistimes his drive to mid on and runs through. The fielder there scores a direct hit but the batsman was well in. The umpire does not even need to take it upstairs, thus bringing an end to a one-sided encounter!
  • 36.6 A watchful defense from Tom onto the surface. 179/4
  • 36.5 Flatter on off, defended back to the bowler by Blundell.
  • Tom Blundell walks out to bat next.
  • 36.4 OUT! What an anti-climax! Taylor is walking back with 1 run needed! A flighted ball outside off, Taylor reaches out and looks to drive but the ball holds slightly in the pitch. The ball goes uppishly straight to Kohli at cover who takes an easy catch. A new man will have to come in for just a run to be scored! Jadeja has a had good day personally even though his team did not.
  • 36.3 Swept away to deep square leg for a single by Henry. 1 away now.
  • 36.2 Flatter outside off, driven to cover by Nicholls.
  • 36.1 Pushed off the back foot to long off for a single by Ross.
  • 35.6 Chipped through mid off by RT for a single. 3 runs needed now and Taylor will be on strike. 177/3
  • 35.5 Shorter outside off, Taylor looks to cut but gets beaten by the extra bounce. The keeper fumbles the take as well.
  • 35.4 Nicholls tucks this one away through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 35.3 Punched off the back foot by the batsman to extra-cover.
  • 35.2 Shorter outside off, cut away hard by HN through extra-cover. The ball goes to the left of deep cover where Dhoni runs to his right and stops it beautifully drawing a cheer from the crowd. Two cannot be prevented though.
  • 35.1 Lots of air on that one, Nicholls looks to hit the ball over mid on but the ball goes off the inside half as he takes it on the full. Two runs to deep fine leg.
  • 34.6 Outside off, RT guides it straight to short third man. 171/3
  • 34.5 On the pads, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 34.4 Floated on off, Nicholls sweeps it to fine leg for one.
  • 34.3 Tossed up on middle and leg, HN strokes it to mid on.
  • 34.2 On the pads, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 34.1 FOUR! Now just 10 needed. Jadeja lands it short on off and middle, Nicholls pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 33.6 Short on off, Ross punches it to cover. 166/3
  • 33.5 NOT OUT! Floated on off and middle, Nicholls comes down the track and strokes it to long on for a run. The throw is at the keeper's end. Dinesh Karthik takes the bails off and Taylor was a bit relaxed. The umpire takes it upstairs just to be sure and replays show that he was indeed in.
  • 33.4 Tossed up on middle, HN is in no hurry and blocks it.
  • 33.3 Shorter on the stumps, Nicholls defends it off his front foot.
  • 33.2 Flights it on middle, Nicholls defends it.
  • 33.1 Tossed up on off, Henry strokes it to the man at mid on.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is back on.
  • 32.6 Shorter on middle and leg, Henry punches it to long on and keeps the strike. New Zealand need just another 15 runs to win this. 165/3
  • 32.5 On the pads, Nicholls flicks it to backward square leg.
  • 32.4 Quicker and spinning in to the southpaw. Nicholls defends it off the inner half of his bat.
  • 32.3 Floated on off, HN blocks it.
  • 32.2 This time sweeps it from outside off but straight to backward square leg.
  • 32.1 Flatter outside off, Nicholls looks to sweep but gets hit on the body.
  • 31.6 Nicholls runs down the track and takes it on the full before hitting it to long on for a single. NZ doing it easy here, they need just 16 now in 18 overs! 164/3
  • 31.5 The batsman has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.
  • 31.4 FOUR! Shorter this time, cut away by Taylor. The ball races to the fence. No fielder moved there, such was the timing.
  • 31.3 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 31.2 FOUR! Not where Taylor wanted it to go but it fetches him a boundary. A flighted ball on off, Ross comes down the ground and looks to lift it over covers but the ball goes off the outside half of the blade over backward point. RT will not mind though.
  • 31.1 Googly outside off, Ross Taylor drives this hard to the right of deep cover. Two runs are taken with ease.
  • 30.6 On the pads, Henry flicks it to mid-wicket. 152/3
  • 30.5 Oh, close! Quicker on off, Nicholls looks to defend. He does so but the ball bumps and looks to go on and hit the stump. Nicholls kicks it the first time but it is still close to the stumps so he does so again.
  • 30.4 Floated on off, HN defends it back to the bowler.
  • 30.3 Flatter outside off, Nicholls looks to sweep but misses. The keeper and the bowler put and appeal but the umpire is not interested.
  • 30.2 Flighted on off, Taylor strokes it to long on for a run.
  • 30.1 Short outside off, Ross cuts it to the man at point.
  • 29.6 On middle and leg and spinning in to the batsman. Nicholls looks to flick but misses and the ball hits him high on the thigh pad. 151/3
  • Henry Nicholls walks out at number 5 for New Zealand.
  • 29.5 OUT! First wicket for spinner in this game. Chahal bowls a leg spinner which is slower through the air, Williamson looks to flick it against the spin but gets a top edge which lobs towards point. Rohit Sharma comes ahead and takes an easiest of catches. Chahal is having a giggle about it. Doubt this wicket will change the winner of this game.
  • 29.4 On off, Williamson blocks it off the front foot.
  • 29.3 Flatter on off, Ross pushes it wide of cover and gets a single.
  • 29.2 A nicely tossed up leg spinner pitching on middle and leg, Taylor looks to on drive it but it goes off the outside edge towards cover.
  • 29.1 Floated on off, KW strokes it past cover and gets one.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is back on.
  • 28.6 Flatter on middle, defended towards the bowler on the front foot. 149/2
  • 28.5 Kept out towards cover from the crease by the batsman.
  • 28.4 Pushed off the back foot to deep cover for a single.
  • 28.3 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 28.2 FOUR! Top edge and four! A flighted off spinner outside off, Kane reaches out and looks to sweep but is nowhere in control of that ball. The ball goes off the top edge and over the keeper's head. A boundary results.
  • 28.1 Flighted outside off, Williamson makes room and hits the ball over wide mid off for a couple of runs.
  • 27.6 Williamson opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 8 runs off this over. 142/2
  • 27.5 The batsman has driven it through mid on. They pick up a single.
  • 27.4 A comedy of errors! Flighted outside off, driven to wide long off by Hardik. Taylor wants to come back to the bowler's end for the second run but Williamson sends him back after he is almost half-way down. The throw though is way off the mark. Really poor! Ross gets back in safely.
  • 27.3 FOUR! What an excellent shot! Safe as houses! A flighted ball on middle, swept away through backward square leg. No fielder out there in the deep means the ball finds its way to the fence.
  • 27.2 Flighted on middle, turned towards square leg by RT.
  • 27.1 Flighted outside off, driven back to long off for a run.
  • 26.6 The batsman drives this through the covers. One run added to the total. 9 runs off the over. 134/2
  • 26.5 FOUR! Fifty for Taylor! He has been in sublime form and continues with it! A flighted ball outside off, Taylor runs down the track and smacks it past cover. Beats the fielder in the deep with ease.
  • 26.4 Chopped away to cover-point this time by the right-hander.
  • 26.3 Flatter on off, RT defends coming ahead.
  • 26.2 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 26.1 FOUR! Cut away hard past point. A loose delivery! Wide outside off and short this time. Taylor pounces on it and picks up a boundary. Moves onto 49!
  • 25.6 Pushed off the back foot towards cover by Williamson to end a quiet over. 125/2
  • 25.5 Flighted on off, a solid watchful defense follows from Kane.
  • 25.4 Lots of air outside off, Taylor looks to hit this ball really hard but the ball goes off the inside half towards long on for a single.
  • 25.3 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 25.2 Flighted outside off, Taylor reverse paddles this one past short third man for a couple of runs.
  • 25.1 Flighted outside off, pushed back to the bowler on the front foot by Taylor.
  • 24.6 Punched to long on for a single. Taylor keeps strike for the next over. 122/2
  • 24.5 Taylor comes down the track and blocks the ball once more.
  • 24.4 The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and defends it.
  • 24.3 Defended towards mid-wicket by Taylor this time.
  • 24.2 Pushed off the back foot towards the left of the bowler. Kohli runs from extra-cover and stops that ball preventing the single.
  • 24.1 Flatter on middle, punched back to long on for a single by Williamson.
  • Ravindra Jadeja comes on now.
  • 23.6 Dropped! Dinesh Karthik is the culprit. Kuldeep bowls it quick and flat outside off, Ross looks to drive but gets an outside edge. Dinesh Karthik cannot grab it and it pops out of his hand. 120/2
  • 23.5 On the pads, Williamson glances it down to fine leg and rotates the strike.
  • 23.4 On the stumps, Kane blocks it off the front foot.
  • 23.3 On middle and leg, Ross nudges it to long on for one.
  • 23.2 Kuldeep tosses it up on off, Williamson milks it to long off for a single.
  • 23.1 Shorter on off, Williamson punches it to cover.
  • 22.6 Floated on the stumps, Ross blocks it. 117/2
  • 22.5 Tosses it up outside off, Taylor drives it past cover for a couple.
  • 22.4 On middle and leg, Ross on drives it to the man at mid on.
  • 22.3 FIFTY FOR KANE WILLIAMSON. He has played a great knock here. Though it is just a warm up game this will give all of New Zealand big hope heading into the tournament. He gets there with a single down to long off.
  • 22.2 Floated on off, Kane strokes it to mid off.
  • 22.1 SIX! That was six the moment it left the bat! Chahal tosses it up outside off, Williamson slog sweeps it over mid-wicket fence for a biggie. The sound it made off the bat was delicious.
  • 21.6 On middle and leg now, Kane flicks it to square leg and keeps the strike. 108/2
  • 21.5 FOUR! Second of the over! Kuldeep bowls a slower delivery outside off, Williamson drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 21.4 On middle and leg, Ross nudges it to long on.
  • 21.3 Now follows it up with a single towards cover.
  • 21.2 FOUR! Beautifully played! Kuldeep bowls a leg break outside off, Williamson does not come down the track and stays in the crease and plays an inside out shot over extra cover for a boundary.
  • 21.1 Floated outside off, Williamson slaps it straight to cover though.
  • 20.6 Slow through the air and Taylor waits for the ball to reach him before keeping it out. 97/2
  • 20.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 20.4 Taylor this time from the pitch reaches out and drives this ball through the covers. Two runs are taken easily.
  • 20.3 FOUR! Taylor runs to the pitch of the ball and hits this ball over the head of the cover fielder. Beats the fielder in the deep with ease. Good shot!
  • 20.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 20.1 Punched off the back foot by Williamson down to long on for a single.
  • 19.6 Taylor stays back and pushes this ball towards the point region. Dot ball. 90/2
  • 19.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 19.4 Another single to deep cover for Kane Williamson.
  • 19.3 Taylor drives this superbly through the covers. One run added to the total.
  • 19.2 The batsman has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.
  • 19.1 Really full and flighted outside off, Williamson reaches out and looks to drive it. The ball goes off the under edge and bounces over the keeper who tries to reach the ball. No run though as the slip is present to stop the ball.
  • 18.6 Flatter one on off, the batsman gets this off the inner half and on the leg side for a single. 87/2
  • 18.5 Pushed towards point by Williamson staying in the crease.
  • 18.4 Flighted on off, Williamson defends this on surface coming ahead.
  • 18.3 Driven through the covers by the batsman. They have run through for a single.
  • 18.2 Floats it on middle, Williamson nudges it to long on for a single.
  • 18.1 Tossed up on the pads, Taylor turns it away to the on side and gets one.
  • 17.6 The batsman has swept that one through the leg side. A single is taken as Taylor keeps strike for the next over. 83/2
  • 17.5 Shorter this time outside off, cut away aerially towards point by Williamson. Chahal there stops the ball with a leap to his right. Single taken.
  • 17.4 Googly outside off, punched towards cover by KW this time.
  • 17.3 FOUR! Good shot. A short ball outside off, Kane shuffles and goes back at the right time before just easily punching this through the gap at wide of point. Easy pickings for a man of his class.
  • 17.2 Flighted on off, swept to deep backward square leg for a single by Taylor.
  • 17.1 Flighted well outside off, dabbed down past slip by Kane Williamson for a single to short third man.
  • Spin from both ends. Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack now.
  • 16.6 Played to the deep point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 75/2
  • 16.5 Lots of air on this one, Williamson gets it on the full and the ball goes to the left of the bowler. Short cover dives to his right and stops the ball, preventing the single.
  • 16.4 Taylor runs down the track and pushes this ball to long off for a run.
  • 16.3 Turn! Taylor is beaten! A flighted ball on off and it grips and turns. Ross comes ahead to defend but the ball turns and beats his outside edge.
  • 16.2 Flighted generously outside off, pushed back to the bowler by Taylor.
  • 16.1 Flatter on middle, pushed back to long on for a single by the Kiwi skipper.
  • Spin time! Yuzvendra Chahal comes on now.
  • 15.6 On a length outside off, cuts in slightly. Williamson looks to flick it away but misses the ball. He gets hit on the knee roll but outside the line. It goes past the diving Dinesh Karthik who just manages to get a hand to it but not stop it completely. Hence a leg bye can be taken. 72/2
  • 15.5 On a length outside off once more, patted with soft hands towards point by Kane.
  • 15.4 Outside off on a length, Taylor looks to drive this ball but it goes off the outside half to the third man fielder.
  • 15.3 Good away swinger outside off, Taylor defends it after covering the line and length of the ball.
  • 15.2 Back of a length on middle, defended back down the surface.
  • 15.1 FOUR! Taylor begins with a bang post the break. A fuller one on middle, driven by the batsman past mid on. All about the timing there.
  • Drinks break! India began their bowling innings with a spark by getting Munro out early but the Kiwi duo of Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill handled the innings well post that. The latter though fell in the search of quick runs and that meant that Ross Taylor came out to join his skipper in the middle and they have continued mixing caution with aggression. New Zealand are well on their way to a comfortable win unless the bowlers do something special for the Asian side. The equation is 114 in 210 balls now.
  • 14.6 Turned towards mid-wicket by KW. 66/2
  • 14.5 On a length outside off, pushed towards cover by Taylor for a run.
  • 14.4 Fuller outside off, driven along the ground through mid off for a single by the Kiwi skipper.
  • 14.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 14.2 Pushed this time towards cover for a single by Taylor.
  • 14.1 On a length outside off, run down to third man under his nose by Williamson. A single is taken.
  • 13.6 FOUR! Slashed and slashed hard. Hardik is once again guilty of giving width. He bowls it short outside off, Taylor cuts it over point to finish the over with a boundary. 12 runs off the over. 62/2
  • 13.5 Back of a length ball on off, Taylor pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a brace.
  • 13.4 Good length ball on off, Williamson flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
  • 13.3 Full on off, Williamson drives it straight back to the bowler.
  • 13.2 Now takes a single with a flick down to fine leg.
  • 13.1 FOUR! That was four the moment it left the bat. Length ball outside off, Pandya gifts Taylor width. Ross grabs it with both hands and slashes it through point for a boundary.
  • 12.6 Drama, drama! Had Jadeja hit there, Williamson was a gonner! A length ball outside off, played to point by Kane. He was looking for a quick single but Ravindra moved quickly to his left and stops that one. Jadeja picks it and has a shy at the striker's end. Williamson was nowhere in the picture and was all at sea. Had RJ hit, that would have been a brilliant fielding effort. He misses though and Kane gets back. Kohli who was backing up throws the ball and scores a direct hit at the same end but this time, the Kiwi skipper is inside. 50/2
  • 12.5 A carbon copy of the previous ball! Goes whizzing past the outside edge once more! Such good bowling from Shami this.
  • 12.4 Jaffa! On a length outside off, swinging away. Williamson looks to run it down to third man but the ball moves slightly away to beat the outside edge.
  • 12.3 This one lands on a length and nips in! Williamson misses the flick but the ball hits him high on the thigh pad.
  • 12.2 Short of a length outside off, cut away to third man for a single by Taylor.
  • 12.1 Driven towards point by Taylor to this fuller length ball outside off.
  • 11.6 Williamson comes on the front foot and defends the ball. It bounces over the stumps once more. Good bowling this but no luck. 49/2
  • 11.5 Good running! A length ball on top of off, Taylor defends this ball with his bat slightly inclined. The ball bounces over the stumps but Kane Williamson forces his partner to run through for a single. Brilliant decision.
  • 11.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 11.3 Really high in the air but Chahal does not get there! Would have been a special catch had he taken that one. A length ball outside off, Taylor looks to pull this away but gets a top edge that flies over square leg. Yuzvendra runs behind to try to reach the ball but even with a full length dive cannot reach it. Maybe it would have been a better chance for Bhuvneshwar who was coming from the deep to have gone for that. Anyways, Taylor can breathe safe as he picks up a couple of runs.
  • 11.2 Fuller on the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket.
  • 11.1 Slightly outside off and moving away, Taylor defends the ball towards point. Wants a quick single but Jadeja is really fast there and the batsmen smartly decide to not take the run.
  • 10.6 Slightly fuller outside off, pushed wide of deep cover by Williamson. An easy couple of runs are picked up. 6 runs off this over. 46/2
  • 10.5 Good line outside off, equally well defended by Kane towards point.
  • 10.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 10.3 On a length outside off, too close to cut but Ross Taylor somehow manages to chop this one to third man for a run.
  • 10.2 Back of a length outside off, a back foot punch to deep cover sees a single being taken by the Kiwi skipper.
  • 10.1 On the middle and leg stump, Williamson flicks this one through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
  • Powerplay 2 time! 4 fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle now till the end of the 40th over.
  • 9.6 On the pads, Taylor flicks it wide of fine leg and gets off the mark with a couple. 40/2
  • 9.5 Length ball outside off, Kane runs it down to third man for a run.
  • Ross Taylor walks out at number 4.
  • 9.4 OUT! Brilliant catch from KL Rahul! Full on leg, Guptill looks to flick but ends up chipping it uppishly towards mid-wicket. The ball goes really high. KL Rahul runs from mid on. He is running backwards but he never takes his eyes off the ball. He never loses the sight of the ball and takes a brilliant catch. Hardik gets a wicket off his very first over.
  • 9.3 On a length on off, Guptill defends it to cover.
  • 9.2 On the pads, Williamson flicks it through square leg. They run quickly and get three with ease. Good running.
  • 9.1 He bowls a good length on off, Williamson blocks it off the front foot.
  • Hardik Pandya comes on now, replacing Bumrah!
  • 8.6 On off and once again the length is the same, Kane runs it down to third man and keeps the strike with a single. 34/1
  • 8.5 Length ball outside off, Kane cuts it straight to point.
  • 8.4 Good length ball on the off stump line, Williamson blocks it.
  • 8.3 Outside off on a length, Kane leaves it alone.
  • 8.2 FOUR! Class written all over it. Back of a length ball on off, Williamson plays a superbly controlled pull through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 8.1 Starts with a good length ball outside off, Williamson pulls it to mid-wicket.
  • Mohammed Shami to bowl now.
  • 7.6 Short one outside off and coming inward with the angle, Guptill looks to slash this one but fails to put bat on ball. Another maiden for Bumrah! His stats so far read 4-2-2-1!!! 29/1
  • 7.5 Excellently aimed bouncer! Guptill can do nothing but duck under that one and let it go.
  • 7.4 Back of a length on middle, tapped towards the mid-wicket region once more. Bumrah bowling really good lines and lengths here.
  • 7.3 On the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket by MG.
  • 7.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 7.1 Bouncer on middle, Guptill looks to ramp it over the keeper but he misses. Karthik too fumbles his take but that does not cost any run.
  • 6.6 Back of a length on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket by the Kiwi skipper. 11 runs off the over! 29/1
  • 6.5 On a length outside off, punched towards a short point by Williamson.
  • 6.4 Good length ball around off, Guptill drives it through point. The ball does not have the legs to reach the fence and they run three.
  • 6.3 FOUR! Once again Guptill leaves a lot to be desired about the timing but still gets a boundary. Good length ball on middle and leg, Martin comes down the track and looks to cover drive it but it goes off the inner half through square leg for a boundary.
  • 6.2 Bouncer on off, Guptill sways away from it.
  • 6.1 FOUR! Had little to no timing on it but still gets the desired result. Full on off, mid on is up so Guptill just lofts it over the man there for a boundary.
  • 5.6 Good length ball on off, Williamson taps it to mid on to finish the over. Maiden over for Bumrah. 18/1
  • 5.5 Length ball on off, Williamson defends it to second slip.
  • 5.4 Full outside off, Williamson defends it towards backward point.
  • 5.3 Good length ball on off, Kane defends it to mid on.
  • 5.2 Length ball outside off. No swing on this one. Williamson shoulders arms to it.
  • 5.1 Good length ball on off, Williamson tucks it to the man at mid-wicket.
  • 4.6 No, he cannot. Good length on off, Kane tucks it to mid on and takes a quick single to keep the strike. 18/1
  • 4.5 On off, Williamson taps it back to the bowler. 5 dots on the trot can he finish it as a maiden?
  • 4.4 Outside off on a length, Williamson taps it to the man at point.
  • 4.3 Good ball. Bhuvi hits the deck hard outside off, Williamson looks to play it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball gets stuck between his leg.
  • 4.2 Length ball outside off, Williamson taps it to the man at short third man.
  • 4.1 Good length ball on off, Williamson defends it to cover.
  • 3.6 Fuller on off, Martin defends it to see off another good over from Bumrah. 17/1
  • 3.5 Full on middle and leg, this time Guptill flicks it to mid on.
  • 3.4 Full pitching on leg and going with the angle. Guptill looks to flick but misses and it hits him on the pads. Not too much excitement from the players as they know it was going down leg.
  • 3.3 Good length ball on off, Martin defends it solidly.
  • 3.2 Full on middle, Williamson flicks it to mid-wicket. Chahal at short mid-wicket dives to his right and tries to stop the ball but he cannot hold onto it cleanly and they get a run.
  • 3.1 Full and tailing away from the batsman. Williamson strokes it to the man at point.
  • 2.6 Back of a length outside off, played from the crease down to third man for a single. Kane retains strike for the next over. 16/1
  • 2.5 Solid punch off the back foot wide of mid off. Rahul gives a long chase to the ball and saves a run for his team.
  • 2.4 Fuller on the pads, MG misses his flick and the ball goes off the pads towards the leg side.
  • 2.3 Back of a length and nipping into Guptill, he misses the flick and the ball goes off the thigh pad, lobbing towards point.
  • 2.2 FOUR! Swatted away with disdain! A length ball outside off, Guptill has the slightest of room and he uses it to chop this ball away through cover-point. The ball runs away to the boundary.
  • 2.1 On a length on off stump, kept out from the crease back towards the bowler by Guptill.
  • 1.6 End of a brilliant over. Length ball outside off, with a very little movement on it. He tempts Williamson to drive but Kane says no and just shoulders arms to it. Just a run and a wicket off Bumrah's first. No wonder why all the eyes are on him. 8/1
  • 1.5 What a ball! Good length ball on middle and leg, it comes in to the Kiwi skipper. He looks to play it but gets hit high on the thigh pad. Once again they put a stifled appeal but the umpire is unmoved.
  • Kane Williamson walks out to bat at his customary number 3 slot.
  • 1.4 OUT! Peach of a delivery! Bumrah takes only 4 balls to bowl his USP ball. An unplayable inswinging yorker on middle, Munro had no clue of it. He was not prepared for it. He looks to drive again but gets caught right in front. The ball hits him on the boot. The Indian players go up in appeal and the umpire has no hesitation in raising the finger. Munro knows he is plumb so does Guptill and they do not take the review. Smart decision.
  • 1.3 Excellent ball. Pitchging on leg and it comes in sharply to the southpaw. Munro had no idea that it was an inswing. He tries to drive but gets hit on the pad. Bumrah puts in a stifled appeal but the umpire is not interested.
  • 1.2 Pulls his length back slightly now. Guptill taps it down to backward point and takes a quick single.
  • 1.1 Bumrah starts right on the money. It is on off, Guptill defends it towards cover.
  • Jasprit Bumrah to bowl with the other new ball.
  • 0.6 FOUR! Munro is not going to play the waiting game. He comes down the track for the very first ball and whacks it through mid on for a boundary. First boundary of the innings. 7/0
  • 0.5 Length outside off, Guptill runs it down to third man and gives Munro the strike for the first time today.
  • 0.4 This one moves away. Not a great deal of swing just a hint. Guptill defends it off the outer half of his bat towards point.
  • 0.3 Some swing to motivate Bhuvneshwar. Pitching on off and it comes in after hitting the deck. Guptill solidly defends it.
  • 0.2 The run chase is underway. Guptill gets a length ball on the body, he flicks it wide of fine leg and gets a couple.
  • 0.1 Bhuvneshwar starts with a good length delivery on off. He does not get much swing first up. Guptill defends it off the back foot.
  • We are back for the chase. New Zealand need just 180 and their two openers, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are out in the middle. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in his hand. Also, Dinesh Karthik is wearing the keeper's mits! Let's play!

India Vs New Zealand Live Score (WARM-UP ODI) Ball by Ball Commentary


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254