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New Zealand Vs India Live Score (ODI)

Date: Thursday, 31 January, 2019 IST Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton Match Status: Match Ended

New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets

92/10
Overs
30.5
R/R
3.02
Fours
11
Sixes
1
Extras
7
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Yuzvendra Chahal not out 18 37 3 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Matt Henry 8 2 30 0
Trent Boult 10 4 21 5
93/2
Overs
14.4
R/R
6.46
Fours
10
Sixes
5
Extras
1
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Henry Nicholls not out 30 42 4 1
Ross Taylor not out 37 25 2 3
Bowling 0 M R W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5 1 25 2
Khaleel Ahmed 3 0 19 0
  • Trent Boult is caught down for a chat. He says that it is nice to see the ball swinging. Adds that the conditions are hot and humid and the wicket is a good one. Reckons that he made they most of it. Feels that it is good to put the pressure on the visitors. On room for improvement he says that they need to improve in all three departments specially fielding. Credits de Grandhomme for his bowling.
  • Now then, 93 is the target. Can it be defended? India will probably need a miracle. One would actually say how long will New Zealand take to chase this down. 15 overs, 20 overs? We'll find out in a bit. For now, Trent Boult is down for an interview.
  • For New Zealand, it was all about Trent Boult. Yes, Colin de Grandhomme did get three important wickets but the way the left-arm seamer bowled was just something else. He swung the ball both ways and wrecked havoc. He finished with a 5-fer and has ensured New Zealand are not chasing anything which worries them.
  • It was the ideal stage for Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik to cement their spot in the XI with a good knock here but that wasn't to be. Both fell in the space of 5 balls with the latter bagging a duck. Kedhar also did not trouble the scorers a lot. Hardik did look to attack but he fell pray to a short delivery. The highest stand for India came for the 9th wicket between Kuldeep and Chahal but overall, the batting scorecard for India is a sorry one.
  • It has been all New Zealand right from the toss itself. They won it and elected to field and the Kiwi bowlers have justified that decision. They got rid of Dhawan early and India never recovered after that. Sharma soon followed. Gill looked good to start with but the blow on his head changed everything. He looked rattled and then soon fell without making an impact.
  • India's problems against swing has once again been exposed here, they have been blown away for their second lowest score against the Kiwis who are led off the field by the star for today, Trent Boult. He walks off to a huge ovation from the crowd here.
  • 30.5 OUT! Yorker. Full and straight on middle and off. Too much to ask from the number 11. He cannot get his bat down in time and the ball hits the timber. INDIA ARE BOWLED OUT FOR 92.
  • 30.4 FOUR! Good shot from the number 11. Full outside off, Ahmed takes his front leg out of the way and whacks it towards mid-off. In a rare incident, Williamson misfields. The ball goes between his legs and to the fence for a boundary. With that boundary Khaleel has ensured this is not India's lowest total against New Zealand, which was 88.
  • 30.3 Length delivery outside off, Khaleel initially tries to play but then leaves it alone.
  • 30.2 Full outside off, Chahal drives it towards backward point for a single.
  • 30.1 Length delivery on off to start off with. Chahal defends it.
  • James Neesham introduced into the attack.
  • 29.6 Another swipe to end the over. Sweeps it through square leg and will retain strike for the next over. 87/9
  • 29.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 29.4 FOUR! Nice from Chahal. Knew where the fielders were and placed his shot to perfection. Gets on one knee and sweeps this over square leg for one.
  • 29.3 DROPPED! Another one outside off, Ahmed gets an outside edge which flies towards Taylor at slip. Ross dives to his right but fails to hold onto it. They cross as the ball goes further towards third man.
  • 29.3 Wide! Leg spinner outside off, Ahmed tries to cut it but it was too wide.
  • 29.2 Wrong 'un! Ahmed doesn't read it. He leaves it alone. To his luck, the ball doesn't turn much.
  • Khaleel Ahmed walks out at number 11.
  • 29.1 OUT! Astle gets the wicket! A rather frustrating stand for the Kiwis comes to an end. Tossed up ball on middle and leg. Yadav gets low and looks to pull it but hits it straight to the man at deep square leg. De Grandhomme doesn't drop those. The Indian spin twins were going good but how will have to wait for their chance with the ball. New Zealand just the one wicket away now.
  • 28.6 Once again length delivery, Chahal keeps it out. 80/8
  • 28.5 Good length delivery on off, Chahal confidently defends it.
  • 28.4 Full on off and middle stump, Chahal taps it back to the bowler.
  • 28.3 Shorter in length, Kuldeep pulls it away to rotate the strike.
  • 28.2 Full outside off, Yuzvendra gets an outside edge and the ball goes wide of the third slip for a single.
  • 28.1 Length delivery outside off, Chahal leaves it alone.
  • 27.6 On the pads, Kuldeep flicks it away to the on side straight to the fielder. 78/8
  • 27.5 Tossed up on off, Chahal wonderfully drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
  • 27.4 Beaten. Flighted on off, the ball spins away from the batsman and beats the outside edge of Chahal and also the keeper.
  • 27.3 Full on off, pushed away to the fielder at cover by Chahal.
  • 27.2 On the pads again , this time he flicks it wide of the fielder and rotates the strike.
  • 27.1 Starts with a flighted delivery on middle and leg, Yadav flicks it to the fielder at square leg.
  • First sign of spin. Todd Astle introduced into the attack.
  • 26.6 FOUR! One bounce into the fence! Short and Chahal picks the length early, he goes back and pulls it over square leg for a boundary. 76/8
  • 26.5 Fullish on off, Chahal pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 26.4 Length ball on off, defended.
  • 26.3 On the fuller side, it is stroked towards mid off for a run.
  • 26.2 BEAUTY! It lands around middle and off, it straightens after pitching. Kuldeep has played all around that one and the ball goes agonizingly close past the off pole.
  • 26.1 On the fuller side, it is driven to mid off.
  • 25.6 Full on middle and off, Chahal drives it like a proper batsman straight to the fielder at mid off. Best shot of the day from the leggie so far and out of all the shots he has played, that gives him no run. 71/8
  • 25.5 Shorter in length outside off, Chahal looks to push that one but gets beaten.
  • 25.4 Fast bouncer. Chahal looks to pull but gets nowhere near the ball.
  • 25.3 Back of a length delivery, Chahal blocks it.
  • 25.2 Full on off, Chahal taps it back to the bowler.
  • 25.1 On the thigh pad, Chahal looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 24.6 Edge but wide of the fielder at slip. Full around off, a hint of away sing and it finds the outside edge of Chahal's bat. Guptill at second slip dives to his right but cannot get to the ball. The ball goes towards third man region for a single. 71/8
  • 24.5 Bouncer! Kuldeep pulls it away uppishly short of the fine leg fielder for a run.
  • 24.4 On middle and leg this time flicked straight to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 24.3 FOUR! A rare boundary from the middle of the bat. Full on middle and leg, Yadav flicks it uppishly wide of mid-wicket. Trent Boult gives it a chase but the ball beats him to the fence for a boundary.
  • 24.2 Good length delivery on middle, Yadav defends it.
  • 24.1 Peach of a delivery. Length delivery outside off, Kuldeep looks to defend it but the ball goes past the outside edge by just a whisker.
  • 23.6 Around off, Chahal fails to put bat to ball. 65/8
  • 23.5 FOUR! Top edge! Short ball on off, Chahal goes for the pull but gets a top edge which flies over the keeper's head and into the fence. All can have a laugh about it.
  • 23.4 On middle and leg, Yadav plays it uppishly through mid-wicket and gets one.
  • 23.3 Good from Chahal. This one was on off, Yuzi guides it to third man and changes ends.
  • 23.2 Outswing outside off. Chahal is happy to shoulder his arms to it.
  • 23.1 Length outside off, Yadav taps it to deep point and gives his spin-twin the strike.
  • 22.6 Full on middle and leg, Yuzvendra pushes it to mid on. 58/8
  • 22.5 Outside off, Chahal fails to get his bat onto that one.
  • 22.4 On the pads, Kuldeep flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
  • 22.3 Once again fuller on length, Yadav this time hits it straight to the fielder at cover.
  • 22.2 Full around off, Yadav drives it through covers and gets a brace.
  • 22.1 Length ball outside off, Yadav leaves it alone.
  • 21.6 Back of a length outside off, Chahal fails to get his bat on it. 55/8
  • 21.5 Once again outside off, Chahal is once again beaten.
  • 21.4 Full around off, once again it swings back after pitching. Chahal should thank his stars that the ball misses the outside edge and the off stump.
  • 21.3 Beauty! Length delivery n off, the ball swings away after pitching and misses the edge by just a whisker.
  • 21.2 Once again good length delivery outside off, Chahal covers his off stump by keeping his bat there but the ball is nowhere close.
  • 21.1 Length delivery outside off, Chahal leaves it alone.
  • Matt Henry back for his second spell.
  • 20.6 On the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket. 55/8
  • 20.5 Well bowled! Back of a length around off, it pitches and straightens. Kuldeep's outside edge is beaten.
  • 20.4 Outside off, left alone.
  • 20.3 Fuller in length on middle, it is driven to mid on.
  • 20.2 On off, defended.
  • 20.1 Ball strikes the batsman on his hand, it could be nasty.
  • 19.6 So no 6-fer but a terrific spell by Boult. His figures read 10-4-21-5. Outstanding. Length delivery to end his spell, Chahal gets right behind the line and keeps it out. 55/8
  • 19.5 Almost got it! Goes for an inswinging yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss. Chahal somehow gets his bat down in time and keeps it out.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is the new man in.
  • 19.4 OUT! In the air... taken! 5-fer for Boult and the last recognized batsman for India walks back. Short and on the body, Pandya tries to fend it away but the ball hits his glove and lobs towards the keeper. Latham takes a couple of steps ahead and takes it. He has two more balls to take a 6-fer. Can he do so?
  • 19.3 The slower ball now, Pandya strokes it to covers.
  • 19.2 Inside edge saves him there. Full and around off, comes back in late. Pandya looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 19.1 OUCH! Length ball on middle, it pitches and moves away. Pandya looks to defend but due to the movement. He misses, it hits him on the thigh.
  • 18.6 Back of a length on middle, it is tucked to mid-wicket. 55/7
  • 18.6 Way too wide outside off, left alone.
  • 18.5 Fuller and on off, Kuldeep opens the face of the bat and guides it to point.
  • 18.4 A little too straight this time, Kuldeep works it to mid-wicket.
  • 18.3 From around the wicket tries to bring the ball back in from outside off. Does not get it back enough to make the batsman play.
  • 18.2 Nicely driven through covers, it does not go to the boundary but the batsmen take two.
  • 18.1 Good length on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
  • 17.6 Another rippa! Length delivery around off, this one is also angled across. Pandya tries to block but is beaten. 52/7
  • 17.5 Good reply! Angles it away from the right hander after pitching it on off, Pandya goes fetching but gets beaten.
  • 17.4 FOUR! Third boundary in the over! It is short and it sits up to be hit. Pandya rocks onto his back foot and he pulls it over mid-wicket for another boundary.
  • 17.3 Goes shorter this time, Pandya keeps it out.
  • 17.2 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Pandya's T20 mode is on here. Just behind a length on off, he hits it on the up, past the bowler and into the fence.
  • 17.1 FOUR! Up and over! Top shot that! With the swing, he lofts it over mid on and it crosses the fence.
  • 16.6 A little too straight, it is flicked to square leg. 40/7
  • 16.5 On off, blocked.
  • Kuldeep Yadav walks out to the middle at number 9.
  • 16.4 OUT! TIMBER! Third for Colin de Grandhomme and now India's lowest score which is 54 against Sri Lanka just might be under threat. Once again this was nicely set up by Colin. He kept swinging the ball out, this time though he gets it to come back in. Kumar tries to play it off the front foot, leaving a big gap between bat and pad, it sneaks through and hits the off pole. Into the tail are the Kiwis.
  • 16.3 On the fuller side outside off, it is kept out.
  • 16.2 Wide outside off, left alone.
  • 16.1 That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads.
  • 15.6 A little bit there again! Just behind a driving length outside off, Panyda plays outside the line and gets beaten. That should probably it for Boult for this spell. However, Williamson maybe tempted to bowl him out. 40/6
  • 15.5 Around off, Pandya defends it to point. The swings seems less visible in this over.
  • 15.4 OHHHH! Another ball which comes back in from outside off, Pandya looks to keep it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 15.3 On the fuller side, Kumar with the swing, works it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
  • 15.2 Good bumper! A suprise delivery. Kumar just about evades it.
  • 15.1 Angles this away from the batter, Kumar guides it to point.
  • DRINKS. New Zealand well on top after losing 6 wickets. Boult has bowled a killer spell here and looks at his devastating best. Hardik Pandya and Buvneshwar Kumar will look to build a partnership here and guide India to a respectable total.
  • 14.6 Fullish and on middle, Pandya walks right across and pushes it to mid on. 39/6
  • 14.5 On the fuller on off, Pandya strokes it back to the bowler.
  • 14.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 14.3 On the shorter side, slightly outside off. Pandya throws his bat at it but the ball is a little too close to his shot. He gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 14.2 On off, Pandya looks to drive but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
  • 14.1 FOUR! India need a lot more. On the pads, it is flicked through mid-wicket and the ball races away. Pandya is probably the last hope here.
  • 13.6 Full and it comes back in, Kumar looks to drive but gets it off the inner half towards square leg. A wicket-maiden for Boult. His figures read 7-3-8-4. Brilliant. 35/6
  • 13.5 From around the wicket now he angles it into the batter. It is stroked to mid off.
  • 13.4 Back of a length on off, it is guided to point.
  • 13.3 This is angled away, it is left alone.
  • 13.2 Another in-dipper from outside off, defended.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new man in.
  • 13.1 OUT! Three reds, that is absolutely plumb. A waste of a review there by Jadhav. He though had to take it right? Another inwinger gets the better of an Indian batsman. It is on the fuller side, it comes back in late. Jadhav just like Dhawan, has his front foot planted way too across. He can't adjust and gets hit on the pads. An appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger straightaway. Jadhav then after a chat with Pandya reviews. Hawk Eye shows the on-field call is the right one. Boult gets his fourth and the Kiwis are now into the lower-order.
  • Jadhav is a goner! He has been adjudged LBW but he has reviewed it. Only an inside edge can save him here.
  • 12.6 Pandya shuffles across and then guides it to point. 35/5
  • 12.5 Works it with the angle to fine leg for a run.
  • 12.4 Uses his feet to maybe cover the swing. The ball though is outside off, left alone.
  • 12.3 Good length on off, blocked.
  • 12.3 WIDE! Outside off, way too outside off. Wided.
  • 12.2 A huge appeal but nothing! slightly straighter in length. Jadhav looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. Williamson asks the keeper whether he should go for the review but Latham suggests it looks a little too high.
  • 12.1 Good length around off, left alone.
  • Hardik Pandya is the new man in.
  • 11.6 OUT! The debutant departs. Brilliant spell by Boult. Full on middle and off, the ball jags back in after pitching. Gill looks to play it straight but ends up hitting it straight back at Boult. Who takes another catch off his own bowling. He looked confident to begin with but it looked like his confidence was dented after being hit on the helmet. New Zealand well on top here and India now have their backs to the wall with half their side back to the hut. 33/5
  • 11.5 Back of a length delivery outside off, Shubman hits it straight to the fielder at point.
  • 11.4 Comes back over the wicket and bowls it full on middle. The ball jags back in and finds the inside edge of Gill's bat and onto the pads.
  • 11.3 Comes around the wicket and bowls it shorter in length. The ball this times comes in with the angle and Gill does well to block that off his back foot.
  • 11.2 Full on off, Shubman taps it back to the bowler.
  • 11.1 Length on middle and leg, Gill flicks it away to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 10.6 Outside off, left alone. Two wickets and a run from Colin's first. Top class. 33/4
  • Kedar Jadhav strides out to the middle.
  • 10.5 OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Two in the over for Colin. Just the start he would have wanted on his return into the team. Once again it is the swing that gets the better of the Indian batsman. It is on a length and on off, Karthik plays for the original trajectory, the ball though shapes away, takes the outside edge and goes into the hands of Latham who does not make a mistake. Karthik walks back without troubling the scorers.
  • 10.4 BEATEN! Another excellent delivery. Full and around off, once again there is good amount of movement away. Karthik looks to drive but gets beaten.
  • 10.3 On off, it is defended.
  • Dinesh Karthik comes in at number 5.
  • 10.2 OUT! What a catch! Colin de Grandhomme strikes on his second ball itself. India slip further as Rayudu fails to make an impact. Not the best of deliveries, it is a gentle full length ball, there is a little outward movement. Rayudu goes for a booming drive through the off side, he hits it well but does not keep it down. It goes like a rocket towards Guptill at short covers who takes an excellent reflex catch above his head. Rayudu will be disappointed as he had a chance here to cement his place in the squad but fails to grab the opportunity.
  • 10.1 Almost plays it on! Shorter in length outside off, Rayudu looks to defend it away from his body but he gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 10.1 A wide to begin with! It is way outside off, left alone.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over. Also, Colin de Grandhomme is on.
  • 9.6 Good length delivery outside off, Gill looks to push it but the ball goes past the outside edge. 32/2
  • 9.5 On the pads, this time Gill makes a better connection and flicks it towards mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 9.4 Once again full and swings in to the batsman. Gill looks to hit it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Seems like the youngster is a bit shook after that bouncer.
  • 9.3 Full in swinger, Shubman looks to hit it on the off side but the ball hits the inner half of the bat and goes towards the mid on region.
  • The physio is out to have a look. However Gill looks fine to continue.
  • 9.2 Ouch! Bouncer by Boult. Shubman tries to pull it but is early in his shot. The ball strikes him on his helmet. Boult straight away goes to check on him and apologises to him. Gill removes his helmet and has a look at it. That will rock him up a little bit but we know how fearless the young cricketers are nowadays.
  • 9.1 Good length delivery outside off, Gill beautifully punches it but straight to the fielder at point.
  • 8.6 A delivery outside off to end the over, left alone. A good over for the visitors, 7 from it. 30/2
  • 8.5 Hits the length this time and it is on off, Rayudu blocks it out.
  • 8.4 Goes shorter this time but the line is a little too straight, it is worked around the corner for a run.
  • 8.3 Now a couple! Another excellent shot. Full and outside off, Gill reaches out for it and strokes it through covers for two.
  • 8.2 FOUR! Off the mark in style! Henry bowls to Gill's strength. On the pads, Gill flicks it through square leg for a boundary. Not good bowling by Henry, that should release a little pressure off Gill.
  • 8.1 Angles this one into the batter, Gill pushes it to mid on.
  • Ambati Rayudu is the new man in.
  • 7.6 OUT! The skipper departs and Boult strikes again. Full on middle and leg, the ball comes back just a bit after pitching. Sharma tries to drive it straight but is taken aback by that little swing on it. He ends up chipping it straight back to the bowler. Boult does well to hold onto that one. A soft dismissal for the skipper and he looks disappointed with himself. Both the openers are now back into the hut, India in a spot of bother here. 23/2
  • 7.5 Good length delivery on off, Sharma hits it to the fielder at point.
  • 7.4 Full on off, Rohit taps it back to the bowler.
  • 7.3 Back of a length outside off, Rohit pushes it straight to the fielder at point.
  • 7.2 On a length around off and middle, Sharma defends that one.
  • 7.2 Bad follow up delivery. Down the leg side, Sharma looks to flick but misses. The umpire stretches his arms wide out and signals a wide.
  • 7.1 Back of a length deliver. It looked like it will come back in but goes away after pitching. Sharma tries to defend it but the away swing takes it away from him and the ball goes past his outside edge by juts a few inches. Real beauty that by Boult.
  • 6.6 A good end to another good Henry over. A yorker on off, Gill gets his bat down in time and keeps it out. 22/1
  • 6.5 Another one as this full delivery is hit right off the middle to mid off.
  • 6.4 Make that three as he is solid in defense this time.
  • 6.3 Fullish and on off, Gill strokes it to mid off. Two confident strokes to begin with by the youngster.
  • 6.2 Top fielding! Rohit pushes this off the back foot towards cover-point. Santner there runs to his right, dives and stops it. The batsmen in the meantime go for the run, MS is quick to get up and has a shy at the striker's end but misses.
  • 6.1 Length delivery outside off, Rohit shoulders arms to it. He is taking his time here.
  • 5.6 Length delivery on middle and off, Gill starts his international career with a solid back foot defense. 21/1
  • 5.5 OUT! Boult draws first blood. Excellent set up by him and Dhawan walks back to the pavilion. Outswing, Outswing and then, he gets the third one to come back in sharply. Dhawan falls in the trap. It is full and around off, the ball jags back in quite a bit. Shikhar looks to flick it across by planting his front foot right across. He misses the ball and it hits his pad. The players go up in appeal and the umpire has no hesitation and raises the finger. Dhawan has a brief discussion with Sharma and then decides not to review. He could have as the ball did come back in a long way, maybe it would have just about clipped the leg pole. Hawk Eye is not shown as of now.
  • 5.4 Full and a little bit of swing away from the batsman. Dhawan hits it to the fielder at mid off.
  • 5.3 Shorter in length outside off, Dhawan makes a little bit of room by moving to the leg stump. He then tries to hit the upper cut but misses.
  • 5.2 Length delivery around off, Dhawan comes down the track and pushes it to the fielder at point.
  • 5.1 On the thigh, Sharma looks to flick but misses. They steal a single and the umpire signals it as leg bye.
  • 4.6 Shorter in length, Shikhar once again cuts it square to the fielder at backward point. 20/0
  • 4.5 Length delivery outside off, Dhawan cuts it to the fielder at backward point.
  • 4.4 Full on middle and off, Shikhar flicks it to mid-wicket and looks for a quick single but Sharma straightaway says no.
  • 4.3 Full outside off, Dhawan drives it straight to the fielder at cover.
  • 4.2 On the pads this time, Sharma flicks it towards square leg and rotates the strike.
  • 4.1 Good length delivery on off, Rohit defends it with soft hands and the ball goes to the fielder at point.
  • 3.6 A single to end a good over! This is angled away from the batter, Rohit though adjusts as the line is a little short again and then plays it down to third man for a run. 19/0
  • 3.5 Almost drags it on! Boult has really started off well here. Full and around off, it comes back in. Rohit too is guilty of playing inside the line, the ball goes off the inner half and into the pads.
  • 3.4 Good delivery! This is just holds its line after pitching on off, Dhawan defends inside the line, it goes off the inner half towards the leg side for a quick run.
  • 3.3 Good line this! On off again, Dhawan guides it to point.
  • 3.2 Goes fuller this time around off, Dhawan shuffles across and then pushes it to mid off.
  • 3.1 Good shape away from the batsman there for Boult, the length however, is a touch shorter. Dhawan can adjust and then push it to point.
  • 2.6 Fuller on middle and leg, Sharma drives it to the fielder at mid on. 11 runs from that over. India 17/0 after 3 overs. 17/0
  • 2.5 On the thigh pads this time, Dhawan nudges it away towards fine leg and takes a single.
  • 2.4 Good length delivery on middle and off, Shikhar defends it off his back foot.
  • 2.3 SIX! First of the day. Shorter delivery around off, Dhawan gets onto his back foot and upper cuts it towards the third man fence. The short boundary there helps the ball sail over the fence.
  • 2.2 Pulls back the length on this occasion. Good length delivery on middle, Shikhar chooses to block that away.
  • 2.1 FOUR! Beautiful! Full on off, Dhawan's eyes lit up seeing that and he drives it through point for the first boundary of the day.
  • 1.6 On a length on middle and leg, defended by Sharma to finish off the over. 6/0
  • 1.6 Down the leg side on a length. Rohit tries to flick it but misses. Tom Latham behind the stumps does well diving to his left and stopping that one. Wide signaled by the umpire.
  • 1.5 Full on off, Sharma once again drives it straight to the fielder at point.
  • 1.4 Lucky escape for Bolt. Full toss around off, Rohit drives it straight to the fielder at point.
  • 1.3 Good length delivery on off and middle. A little bit of inswing makes it hit Sharma's inner half of the bat and onto the pads.
  • 1.2 Length delivery outside off, Rohit leaves it alone.
  • 1.1 Starts with a full length delivery on middle and leg. He gets a little bit of in-swing. Sharma flicks it away towards mid-wicket and gets a couple.
  • Trent Boult to bowl from the other end with the second new ball. He too has two slips in place.
  • 0.6 Length delivery on off, Dhawan defends it to finish the over. 3 runs off the first over. A good start by Henry, good line and length bowled by him there. 3/0
  • 0.5 Good length delivery around off, Rohit tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball rolls towards the off side, Dhawan wants a run, Rohit is a touch late in responding but then goes for it and eventually completes it.
  • 0.4 Back of a length around off, Dhawan hits it towards third man and gets off the mark.
  • 0.3 Length delivery outside off, Dhawan chooses to leave that away.
  • 0.2 Full on off, pushed away to mid off by Sharma and takes a quick single. First run on the board and the skipper is off the mark.
  • 0.1 Starts with a full length delivery outside off, Sharma defends it off his front foot.
  • We are all set to begin. Skipper Rohit Sharma walks out in the middle with his opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan. It is Matt Henry and not Boult to bowl the first over. Two slips in place for him. Here we go...
  • Pitch report - Sunil Gavaskar and Scott Styris say it looks a good wicket, it should have a little more pace and bounce. Reckon there is even grass covering but it just might be a little two-paced. They end by saying there might not be a lot of turn for the spinners but there should be good bounce available for them.
  • Rohit Sharma says it is a special game as it is his 200th ODI. Informs they too have a couple of changes as Gill makes his debut in place of Kohli and Khaleel replaces Shami. Mentions he is a promising young talent, Shubman Gill. States they wanted to bat first and he is pretty excited for this game. Further adds being 3-0 up is a great achievement and he wants to end the series well. Ends by saying the players are eager to give their best and they are confident.
  • Kane Williamson says they want to bowl first as it looks a good surface and dew might come into play in the second innings. Mentions the stats favour the team batting first and he hopes it works well for them today. Informs there are quite a few changes as Sodhi, Ferguson and Munro miss out. Adds further Henry Nicholls will open with Guptill. Ends by saying it is about focusing on their game plan and end on the right side today.
  • TOSS - Up goes the coin and Rohit calls it wrong. New Zealand win the toss and they will bowl first.
  • Welcome to the 4th ODI between New Zealand and India. Though the hosts have lost the series, they would like to win this game and end the hopes of India, whitewashing them. Coming to the visitors, they have sealed the series and would look to continue their domination. It is a special game for the stand-in skipper, Rohit Sharma, who will be playing his 200th ODI. It might also be a special game for the young Shubman Gill who looks set to make his debut. Will India continue their winning streak or will New Zealand get their act together and win the first match in this series? Join us in a bit for the start.

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

  • That's it from this match. Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma's 200th ODI game and debutant Shubman Gill's special day was spoiled by Trent Boult and incurred a heavy defeat on India. Cricketing action between the two sides continues with another ODI still to be played. The 5th ODI will be held on 3rd February at Wellington. That match begins at 1500 local (0200 GMT). Till then, take care. Cheers!
  • New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says he did not expect the ball to swing this much. Credits the way his bowlers bowled. Further adds it was one of those days when everything went according to plan. Mentions it was great to put India under pressure by taking wickets at regular intervals and is also happy to chase this down easily. Ends by saying he is looking forward to the game in Wellington.
  • Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, says it is one of their worst performances with the bat for a long time. Credits the Kiwi bowlers for the way they bowled. Reckons the conditions were not easy and they could not cope with it. Further adds the wicket was good to bat on but they could not apply themselves. States it is always challenging when the ball is swinging but they still expected his team to put up a good show. He hopes to learn from the mistakes. Ends by saying they will be giving their best in the next game too.
  • Man of the Match, Trent Boult, says it was good the ball was moving around and he made the most of it. He is happy that they chased the score easily. Admits he is quite satisfied with his performance. Mentions it was a group effort and says he was well-supported by Colin. Informs today's plan was to bowl it full and target the stumps. Ends by saying the series has been a poor one so far and they are happy they have won one here.
  • Earlier in the day. Trent Boult wrecked havoc with the ball and his 5-wicket haul along with Colin de Grandhomme's 3-fer bundled out India for 92 setting up an easy chase for the Kiwi batters.
  • There was nothing much the Indian bowlers could have done. Defending 92 in a 50 over game was always going to be an impossible task. However Indians did have something to rejoice about as Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up two wickets.
  • It was a walk in the park for the New Zealand batsmen in the second innings chasing a under par score of 93. Guptill started the innings with a six and followed that up with two consecutive boundaries. He was dismissed on the 4th ball of the first over. India got the wicket of Kane Williamson too, but it was just a mere consolation as Henry Nicholls and Ross Taylor did a professional job and finished off the game within 15 overs.
  • 14.4 FOUR! Shorter around off and Taylor cuts it through backward point to finish the game. NEW ZEALAND WIN THE MATCH BY 8 WICKETS.
  • 14.3 SIX! Tossed up on middle and leg, Taylor heaves it over mid-wicket and into the stands for a maximum. Just 4 runs required now to wrap up this game.
  • 14.2 Shorter outside off, punches it to long on and rotates the strike.
  • 14.1 Tossed up outside off, Taylor hits it towards point. Rayudu there puts in a dive and saves a boundary. He cannot hold onto it which allows them to take single.
  • 13.6 Tosses it above the eye line but it is outside off, left alone. 81/2
  • 13.5 Shortish and it is whipped towards deep backward square leg for a run.
  • 13.4 Flighted ball on off, Taylor blocks it out.
  • 13.3 Plays the paddle sweep towards fine leg and bags a run.
  • 13.2 On the stumps, defended.
  • 13.1 Slower through the air outside off, left alone.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is on now.
  • 12.6 SIX!! Two in two. This is tossed up on middle, Taylor gets on one knee and slogs it over mid-wicket again for another maximum. Ross doesn't want to go for lunch here. Seems like he has other plans. 79/2
  • 12.5 SIX! Flighted on middle and leg, Taylor heaves it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
  • 12.4 Flighted outside off, Ross attempts a sweep but it misses.
  • 12.3 On the pads, Nicholls flicks it to mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
  • 12.2 Slow on middle, Ross sweeps it towards fine leg and takes a run. The Indian players appeal but the umpire is not interested.
  • 12.1 Half a chance! Tossed up on middle, Nicholls comes down the track and chips it straight. It goes over Chahal's head. He cannot get his hand to it. The batsmen pick up a single.
  • 11.6 That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads. They pick up a single. 64/2
  • 11.5 FOUR! CRISP! A perfect cover drive. Full and outside off, Nicholls takes his front foot towards the ball and then times it through covers. It went right off the middle and it races to the fence.
  • 11.4 Length ball again on middle, HN looks to put bat on ball but misses. It hits him high on the pads.
  • 11.3 Shortish and outside off, Nicholls cuts it past the diving fielder at point. The third man fielder runs to his left and keeps it down to two.
  • 11.2 On the fuller side, it is driven back to the bowler.
  • 11.1 On the shorter side, Taylor goes back and pulls it to deep square leg for a run.
  • 10.6 On the pads, Ross flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 56/2
  • 10.5 Shorter in length, Ross cuts it straight to the fielder at point.
  • 10.4 On middle and leg, Taylor pushes it to the fielder at mid on.
  • 10.3 Flighted on middle, Ross calmly blocks it off his front foot.
  • 10.2 Tossed up on off and middle, Taylor taps this back to the bowler.
  • 10.1 FOUR! Starts with a real lose delivery. Full toss on the pads, Ross loves the on side and won't miss out on that one. He flicks it away through square leg for a boundary.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signalled. Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the circle till the 40th over. However it looks like it won't last till then.
  • 9.6 On a length, Nicholls defends it. 51/2
  • 9.5 Back of a length delivery on off. The ball swings away after pitching. Nicholls tries to play but gets beaten.
  • 9.4 Length delivery outside off, Nicholls defends it off the front foot.
  • 9.3 Full on middle and off, Henry drives it to the fielder at mid off.
  • 9.2 Length delivery pitching on leg, the ball goes away after pitching. Nicholls looks to flick but it flicks off his pad. The Indian players all go up in appeal. They have a brief discussion but Pandya was not sure and they decide to opt against the review.
  • 9.1 Good length delivery on off, the ball comes in after pitching. Ross nudges it to mid on and takes a quick single.
  • 8.6 Length again on off, Nicholls goes back and pushes it to mid on. 50/2
  • 8.5 Angles it into the batter, Nicholls tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 8.4 On the pads, it is worked towards fine leg for an easy single.
  • 8.3 Up and over! Not off the middle but hit well enough to clear mid off and collect two.
  • 8.2 Good shot! Full and outside off, Taylor leans into it and times it through extra cover, Chahal from mid off gives it a chase and keeps it down to two.
  • 8.1 Good length on off, it is kept out.
  • 7.6 Back of a length this time and Henry calmly blocks it. 45/2
  • 7.5 Fuller on middle and off, Nicholls follows that six with a front foot defense.
  • 7.4 SIX! Effortless! Full on the pads, Nicholls flicks it uppishly and elegantly over square leg, it seems to have gone all the way. The umpire is unsure but the fielder signals it as a maximum and the umpire too does the same.
  • 7.3 Outside off, Nicholls shoulders arms to it.
  • 7.2 This time he is able to flick it but straight to the fielder.
  • 7.1 On the leg stump to start off with. Henry looks to flick it but misses. The ball hits him on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire turns it down as it looked to be going down the leg side.
  • Hardik Pandya is on.
  • 6.6 BEATEN! Length delivery outside off, Taylor looks to play at it but gets beaten. 39/2
  • 6.5 Good length delivery on middle and off. Taylor defends it off his front foot.
  • 6.4 Good ball. Length delivery pitching outside off, the ball jags back in after pitching. Taylor looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the back pad. There is a huge appeal from the Indian players but the umpire turns it down. Kumar is not too keen to review it and walks back. Height was an issue.
  • 6.3 Full on middle and leg, Taylor defends it to strat his innings.
  • Ross Taylor is the new man in.
  • 6.2 OUT! Williamson is a goner. Back of a length delivery. The ball swings away just a tad after pitching. Williamson tries to defend it but gets an outside edge. The ball goes behind to Dinesh Karthik who takes a very simple catch.
  • 6.1 On a length around off, Kane defends it.
  • 5.6 Outside off, Nicholls has no interest at playing that one. 39/1
  • 5.5 Back of a length, Nicholls keeps it away with a solid defense.
  • 5.4 Full outside off, Henry times his drive to perfection but straight to the fielder at cover.
  • 5.3 Length delivery on middle and off, Henry follows up that boundary with a solid front foot defense.
  • 5.2 FOUR! Shorter in length, Henry rocks onto his back foot and pulls it powerfully through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence. Just 54 more runs required now.
  • 5.1 Length delivery outside off, Henry leaves it alone.
  • 4.6 Length delivery outside off, Williamson plays it late and guides it to the fielder at short third man. 35/1
  • 4.5 FOUR! Beautiful! Length delivery outside, Williamson waits for the ball to come and hits it through point for a boundary.
  • 4.4 Once again on middle and leg, Kane flicks it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
  • 4.3 Back of a length around off, Williamson hits it to the fielder at point.
  • 4.2 On middle and leg, Williamson flicks it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket. He is gutted with himself as he feels he should have found the fence.
  • 4.1 Away swinger to start off the over. It is on a length outside off, Kane leaves it alone.
  • 3.6 Good length delivery outside off, Henry leaves it alone. 31/1
  • 3.5 Full outside off, Nicholls drives it to the fielder at mid off.
  • 3.4 On middle and leg, Kane flicks it away towards mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
  • 3.3 FOUR! Classic Williamson. Shorter on length outside off. Williamson gets on top of the bounce on that one and cuts it away through point for a boundary.
  • 3.2 Back of a length, Nicholls tries to play it on the off side but gets an inside edge. The ball goes towards fine leg and the batsmen pick up a single.
  • 3.1 Length delivery on off, Nicholls defends it.
  • 2.6 BEAUTY! Angles this into the off pole first, it pitches and then shapes away. Williamson looks to defend but gets beaten. 25/1
  • 2.5 Excellent line and length! On off and around a length. Blocked.
  • 2.4 A touch fuller this time and Kane blocks it.
  • 2.3 Back of a length again and Williamson pushes it to covers.
  • 2.2 Length delivery on middle, Williamson defends it with soft hands. The ball hits the outer half of the bat and goes towards third man for a couple.
  • 2.1 Length delivery outside off, Kane leaves it alone.
  • 1.6 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 23/1
  • 1.5 FOUR! Takes full toll of the Free Hit. It is full and on off, Nicholls clears his front leg and hits it over the cover fielder and into the fence. Second boundary of the over and the Kiwis are off to a flier.
  • 1.5 NO BALL! Free Hit coming up! On off, Nicholls blocks it. Khaleel has overstepped by just.
  • 1.4 Outside off, left alone.
  • 1.3 Fuller in length on off, it is stroked to mid off.
  • 1.2 FOUR! Nicholls too is off the mark with a boundary! Short and it sits up to be hit. He goes back and pulls it over square leg for a boundary.
  • 1.1 Good length on off, Nicholls keeps it out.
  • Khaleel Ahmed to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Back of a length delivery on off, Williamson looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Luckily for him, he doesn't chop it onto his stumps. 14/1
  • 0.5 Good length delivery on middle and off, Williamson starts with a front foot defense.
  • Kane Williamson is the new man in.
  • 0.4 OUT! Guptill is in too much of a hurry to finish off this game and ends up playing a shot too many. He now has to walk back. Length delivery on middle and leg, Guptill tries to flick it on the on side but is early in his shot. It finds the leading edge and goes straight to point. Hardik Pandya there takes an easy catch and gives them the breakthrough. But with just 93 required one can say he has provided them the platform, if they ever needed one in this chase.
  • 0.3 FOUR! On middle and leg, a bit shorter in length this time, Guptill flicks it away through square leg for another boundary. He wants to finish this off early.
  • 0.2 FOUR! Overpitched on middle and leg, Guptil hits it straight through mid on for a boundary.
  • 0.1 SIX! Brilliant start. Full on middle and leg, Guptill lofts it over mid-wicket for a maximum. What a start for New Zealand.
  • We are back for the chase. Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls open the innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the first over.

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


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
New Zealand 6 5 0 1 11
Australia 6 5 1 0 10
India 5 4 0 1 9
England 6 4 2 0 8
Sri Lanka 6 2 2 2 6
Bangladesh 6 2 3 1 5
Pakistan 6 2 3 1 5
West Indies 6 1 4 1 3
South Africa 7 1 5 1 3
Afghanistan 6 0 6 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 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
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