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IND VS NZ, ICC 2023 Match 21 – Full Scorecard, Commentary, Squad

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nd Innings India
India continue to keep ticking the boxes. Only one team remains unbeaten now and that is India. That is it from that game. Pakistan will take on Afghanistan on the 23rd of this month at 2 pm IST (8.30 am GMT) and join us early for the build up. Cheers!
Rohit Sharma says it is a good start to the tournament but the job is half done. Adds they are not thinking too far away but still enjoy the moment. Mentions Mohammed Shami took the opportunity with both hands, he has experienced and made the most of it. Tells Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra were batting well but credit to his bowlers to pull things back in the end. Reckons he is enjoying his time with Gill, they compliment each other quite well. On Virat Kohli, there is nothing much to say, he has been doing it for so many years, he has a calm head and thankfully, Kohli and Jadeja did the job. Tells their fielding was not clinical but this thing happens and will build on it. Ends by thanking the crowd for the support.
Tom Latham says they played reasonably well but didn't capitalize in the end with the bat. With the ball, they failed to take wickets. Reckons they were 30-40 runs short. Tells Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell had a fantastic partnership to set up for the last 10, credit to the Indian bowlers though. Tells Rachin Ravindra is a very positive person. Shares Virat Kohli is proactive, he is incredible in the run chase and it is very hard to stop him. Mentions they will work on a few areas and come back stronger in the next game.
Mohammed Shami wins the PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He says it was important to keep confidence high despite playing after a while. Adds he was enjoying the team's success from the sidelines and was always supportive. Reckons they bowled really well as a unit and is happy to be on top of the table now.
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For the chase, India as usual started in an aggressive way with the skipper leading from the front. Both, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill fell in quick succession. Shreyas Iyer didn't make the most of the start but it was the stand of Kohli and Rahul that made the big difference. However, the eyes were on the master of the chase. King Kohli who once again stepped up for his team to chase the target against a really quality bowling attack. Virat Kohli calculated the chase well and took the game down the wire. He was batting on 95, almost ready to celebrate his ton but unfortunately got out. From the team's perspective, he did the job and credit to Jadeja for playing that silent assasinate role.
The way Indian bowlers pulled back in the last 10 overs have made a lot of difference to the score. New Zealand were looking for 300 at one stage, with Daryl Mitchell playing the anchor role, he didn't get much help from the other end. Credit to the bowlers though, India were tidy, keeping it tight throughout. Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowler with a five-fer. Their fielding was not so clinical but it was the bowlers who made a quick turnaround.
There remains only one unbeaten team in this year's World Cup and it is INDIA. They have beaten the most dominating side till now comprehensively. Also, India have taken revenge for their loss in the 2019 World Cup. India will be mighty pleased with this win.
47.6
4
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Jadeja does it. Shorter and on middle, Jadeja pulls it through square leg for a boundary. No chance to stop. INDIA WIN BY 4 WICKETS.
47.5
1
Matt Henry to Mohammed Shami, On a length and on middle, Shami tucks it to square leg for a single.
47.4
W
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, OUT! GONE! VIRAT KOHLI IS OUT! HE IS OUT ON 95! What anti-climax. He has to wait for yet another day. Heartbreak all over the place at Dharamsala. Still, Virat Kohli walks back to a standing ovation. This is full and on middle, Kohli heaves and though that is it but one hand comes out and it goes in the air and to deep mid-wicket where Glenn Phillips takes it.
47.3
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, DOT BALL! Dharamsala is gearing up for the century. Short and on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep square leg but takes no run.
47.2
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, Fuller and outside off, this is dabbed to short third man.
47.1
2
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, TWO RUNS! Virat Kohli need five runs. India need five runs. Shorter and outside off, Kohli half-heartedly pulls it in the air and to square leg for a couple.
46.6
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Of course, Jadeja was going to defend this one. Full and on off, this is blocked.
46.5
1
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, JUST ONE! Length ball on middle, Kohli flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
Trent Boult and Daryl Mitchell having a conversation.
46.5
1
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Wide! A bumper but straying down leg, Kohli leaves for a wide.
46.4
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Length ball, outside off, Kohli taps it to cover.
46.3
4
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Virat Kohli moves to 92. This is full and on middle, Kohli drills it through mid on, left of the fielder for four.
46.2
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Bangs it short again on middle, Kohli tries to pull again but misses. The keeper appeals but nothing given.
46.1
6
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, SIX! FLAT SIX! Virat Kohli is eying a century now. Definitely. Short of a length and on middle, Kohli pulls it hard through mid-wicket and it lands over the ropes. Just 13 runs needed now.
45.6
1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Flat and on off, Kohli taps it to covers for a single. 7 runs off it.
45.5
1
Rachin Ravindra to Ravindra Jadeja, Too full and outside off, Jadeja comes down the track and plays it to long on for a single.
45.4
1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Another single as this is hit to covers for a single.
45.3
1
Rachin Ravindra to Ravindra Jadeja, Flat and outside off, Jadeja works it to long off for a single.
45.3
1
Rachin Ravindra to Ravindra Jadeja, Wide! Shorter and down leg, Jadeja lets it go.
45.2
1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, On middle, this is drilled to long on for a single.
45.1
1
Rachin Ravindra to Ravindra Jadeja, Outside off, this is cut through point for a single.
44.6
1
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, QUICK SINGLE! Length and on off, Jadeja drops it to mid off for a single.
44.5
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Pitched it up, outside off. Jadeja tries for the big drive but misses.
44.4
1
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Drops it short and on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
44.3
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Length and on off, it is tucked to mid-wicket.
44.2
1
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Jadeja not happy with the shot, he wanted to play more fine. Short and on middle, this is pulled behind square leg for one.
44.1
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, On a length and outside off, Jadeja punches it to cover. India happy to knock it around for now.
43.6
1
Rachin Ravindra to Ravindra Jadeja, Shorter and outside off, Jadeja taps it to short third man for a quick single.
43.5
1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Slower in the air on middle, it is hit to long on for a single.
43.4
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Another dot. Excellent from Rachin Ravindra! Flat and outside off, Kohli punches it to covers again.
43.3
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, This one sticks in the surface, on off, it is punched to cover.
43.2
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Flat and on middle, Virat Kohli blocks it out.
43.1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Fuller and outside off, Kohli drives it to the left of cover.
42.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Angling around off, arm ball. Kohli punches it through cover-point for one.
42.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, This is full and around off, drilled to long on for a single.
42.4
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Tossed up, around off, Jadeja blocks it out.
42.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Angling around off, this is punched to long off for a single. 50-run stand up between these two.
42.2
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Flat and on off, Kohli drops it to covers for no run.
42.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Jadeja wanted a second there. On the pads. Jadeja tickles it down to fine leg for just one.
41.6
1
Rachin Ravindra to Ravindra Jadeja, Around off, this is pushed to covers for a single. 9 runs off this one.
41.5
Rachin Ravindra to Ravindra Jadeja, CLOSE! Flat and around off, slower delivery. Jadeja tries to dab it late but mistimes and it was not far away from off pole.
41.4
1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Fuller and around off, Kohli chips it to covers for a single.
41.3
1
Rachin Ravindra to Ravindra Jadeja, On the pads, this is whipped to deep square leg for a single.
41.2
6
Rachin Ravindra to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! A left-armer against a lefty was always going to be dangerous. Tossed up on middle, Jadeja skips down and thumps it over mid-wicket for a biggie. India needed this to keep it going.
41.1
Rachin Ravindra to Ravindra Jadeja, Tossed up on middle, Jadeja blocks.
Rachin Ravindra is back on. 28 runs off his 6 overs so far.
40.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Tossed up on middle, Jadeja gets inside the line and bunts it to mid-wicket for one.
40.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, On the pads, it is tucked to square leg for one more.
40.4
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Angling on middle, Kohli blocks.
40.3
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Flighted, full and outside off, Kohli drives it well but the man at covers dives to his right and makes an excellent stop.
40.2
2
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Angling on the pads. Kohli clips it to the right of deep square leg for two runs.
40.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Flat and around off, Jadeja whips it to long on for a single.
39.6
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, On a length and on off, Kohli works it to mid off.
39.5
1
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, Length ball, angling around off. Jadeja looks to push but inside edges it to square leg for one.
39.4
1
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled to fine leg for a single.
39.3
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, Short in length and on middle, Kohli looks to pull but misses and gets hit on the body.
39.2
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, Good length ball on off, Kohli defends it out.
39.1
1
Matt Henry to Ravindra Jadeja, Short and on the hips, Jadeja whips it to square leg for a single.
38.6
1
Glenn Phillips to Ravindra Jadeja, Too full and on middle, Jadeja drills it to long on for one. Kohli stands his ground at the other end as the ball goes through his legs and Glenn Phillips is not happy with it.
38.5
1
Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, This is full and on middle, it is hit to long on for one more.
38.4
1
Glenn Phillips to Ravindra Jadeja, Another single as this is hit to long on.
38.3
Glenn Phillips to Ravindra Jadeja, Tossed up on middle, this is clipped to mid-wicket.
38.2
1
Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, Too full and on middle, eased down to long on for a single.
38.1
1
Glenn Phillips to Ravindra Jadeja, Shorter and outside off. Jadeja slaps it through covers for one.
37.6
4
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, FOUR! He cannot, boundary off the last ball. 9 runs off the over. Goes short and on middle, Kohli pulls it behind square leg for four.
37.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Wide! Not yet. Length ball, down the leg side, Kohli misses his clip.
37.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, A bumper, outside off, Jadeja slashes it through point for a single. Can Lockie Ferguson end the over well?
37.4
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, Shorter and on off, Jadeja dabs it to backward point.
37.3
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, Length ball on off, Jadeja taps it to cover..
37.2
2
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, Fuller and on middle, Jadeja punches past the bowler and past mid on for a couple of runs.
37.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, A length ball, outside off, Kohli punches it to deep cover for a single.
36.6
1
Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, 7 runs off it. Full and on off, this is flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
36.5
1
Glenn Phillips to Ravindra Jadeja, On middle, this is worked to long on for a single.
36.4
Glenn Phillips to Ravindra Jadeja, Sliding on the pads. Jadeja helps it to short fine leg.
36.3
Glenn Phillips to Ravindra Jadeja, Tossed up on middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.
36.2
1
Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, This is full and on middle, Kohli turns it to square leg for a single.
36.1
4
Glenn Phillips to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Virat Kohli might just target Glenn Phillips here. Drops it short and on middle, Kohli does not miss out as he pulls it to deep mid-wicket and beats the effort in the deep.
Glenn Phillips comes into the attack.
35.6
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, Length ball, around off, Jadeja punches it to cover.
35.5
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, This looks very close. Lockie Ferguson bowls it very full and angling on middle and leg, Jadeja misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW but nothing given. No bat on it. Ball Tracking shows it misses the leg stump. The players are already ready for the next ball.
35.4
4
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! MORE! 200 up for India. Jadeja owes one big innings to himself. Short and on the hips, Jadeja pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
35.3
4
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Pulled away! Drops it short and on middle, Jadeja pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
35.2
Lockie Ferguson to Ravindra Jadeja, Length ball, outside off, Jadeja hops and plays it to point.
35.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Outside off, this is guided to third man for a single.
34.6
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Slows this full ball and bowls it around off, it is punched to mid off.
34.5
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Tossed up on middle, Jadeja defends.
34.4
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Another dot as Jadeja works this full ball to square leg.
34.3
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Flat and on middle, Jadeja keeps it out.
34.2
Mitchell Santner to Ravindra Jadeja, Tossed up on off, it is tucked to square leg.
34.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Full and outside off, Kohli drives it to long off for a single.
33.6
Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Length ball on middle, this is blocked out.
33.5
W
Trent Boult to Suryakumar Yadav, OUT! RUN OUT! A blunder in between the wickets and Virat Kohli has to take a bit of the blame for this dismissal. Full and on off, Suryakumar drives it to the left of cover. Suryakumar was all in for a quick single and even Kohli was through but backed out late once he saw Trent Boult dive. The throw comes at the bowler's end where both players were standing. Underarms it to the keeper who clips it off.
33.4
1
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, On middle, this is pulled to deep square leg for a single.
33.3
2
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Excellent running from Kohli. You have to be on your toes when there is Kohli on the other side. Length and on off, this is clipped through square leg for two.
33.2
2
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, This is short and around off, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
33.1
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, A length ball, outside off, Kohli punches it to mid off.
32.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Flat and on middle, this is tucked to square leg for a single. Fifty for the ever reliable for India. Fifty for the run machine. Fifty for King Kohli. A master of the run chase gets another fifty.
32.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, A low full toss on middle, Suryakumar whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
32.4
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Quicker through the air on middle, Suryakumar prods and blocks.
32.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Tossed up on middle, this is hit to long on for a single.
32.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, Full and angling on middle, Suryakumar pushes it to long off for a single.
Suryakumar Yadav is the new man in.
32.1
W
Mitchell Santner to KL Rahul, OUT! LBW! THREE REDS! A huge appeal for LBW but the finger stays down. New Zealand review it. This is tossed up on middle, Rahul uses the feet as he gets on the front foot to defend with bat and pad together but it is pad first confirms the UltraEdge. Ball Tracking shows wickets hitting. At first it looked like height will save Rahul but that is hitting the stumps.A much needed breakthrough.
Drinks! Kohli and Rahul have build a solid stand for India now and if it continues the same way for 10 overs, it will be an easy win. For New Zealand, they need a couple of wickets to create some pressure. An interesting phase is coming up.
31.6
4
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, FOUR! OFF THE EDGE! A length ball, outside off, Kohli tries to play with soft hands to third man but edges it past the keeper for a boundary. 8 runs of this one. India will be happy with how things are going.
31.5
1
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Trent Boult puts pace under this short ball. Rahul mistimes his pull but to deep square leg for a single.
31.4
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, A slower bumper, outside off. Rahul had all the time to pull but finds mid-wicket.
31.3
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Length and on off, Rahul plays it back to Trent Boult who stops it.
31.2
2
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, India need under 100 runs. Length ball, outside off. Rahul drives it through covers for easy couple.
31.1
1
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Length and on off, Kohli tucks it through mid-wicket for one more. Trent Boult is back for a spell. New Zealand will hope for a breakthrough.
30.6
4
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, FOUR! A boundary in this over too. Sliding on middle and leg, Rahul sweeps it behind square leg for a boundary.
30.5
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, Tossed up on middle, Rahul defends it out.
30.4
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, An arm ball on middle, Rahul goes back and punches it to point.
30.3
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, Flat and slow on middle, Rahul makes a solid block.
30.2
1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Tossed up on middle, Kohli plays it to long on for a single.
30.1
1
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, Fuller and around off, Rahul works it through point for a single.
29.6
1
Matt Henry to KL Rahul, 8 runs off the over. Length ball, outside off, Rahul knocks it through covers for a single.
29.5
1
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, Full and on off, pushed to mid off for a single.
29.4
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, Good length ball, outside off, stays low and Kohli adjusts to defend.
29.3
1
Matt Henry to KL Rahul, A length ball on middle, Rahul works it through square leg for a single.
29.2
1
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, Outside off, this is guided to third man for a single.
29.1
4
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Matt Henry is greeted with a boundary. Short in length and outside off, Kohli runs down the track and smashes it through covers for a boundary.
Matt Henry is back into the attack.
28.6
1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Full and on middle, this is drilled to long on for a single.
28.5
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Flat and on middle, Kohli flicks it wide of mid-wicket. There was a quick easy single available but Rahul was not having it.
28.4
1
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, Flat and outside off, it is cut through point for a single.
28.3
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, Angles it around off and makes it to spin away. Rahul looks to drive but misses. A stumping chance but Rahul stuck to his line.
28.2
1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, On middle, this is flicked to long on for a single. Sensible batting.
28.1
6
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, SIX! BANG! Welcome boundary for India. A couple of shots in between is what India need at this moment. Tossed up, outside off, Kohli goes downtown over long off for a biggie.
27.6
1
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, On middle, this is hit to deep square leg for one more.
27.5
1
Matt Henry to KL Rahul, 150 up for India. This is full and on middle, Rahul eases it to mid on for a single.
27.4
1
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, Short ball on middle, Kohli pulls it to deep square leg for one more.
27.3
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, Yet another dot. Length ball on middle, Kohli nudges it to mid-wicket.
27.2
Matt Henry to Virat Kohli, A length ball, outside off, Kohli strokes it to point.
27.1
1
Matt Henry to KL Rahul, Short in length and on middle, Rahul flicks it through square leg for one.
26.6
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Just one run off the over. Outside off, Kohli drops it to point.
26.5
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Excellent stop! Four dots in a row. Around off, Kohli punches it to the right of cover who dives and saves some crucial runs.
26.4
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, This is full and outside off, it is punched to point.
26.3
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Flat and on middle, Kohli makes a solid block again.
26.2
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Tossed up on middle, this is blocked.
26.1
1
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, OThis is full and on middle, Rahul skips down and tucks it to long on for a single.
25.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, Around off, Rahul knocks it through point for one more.
25.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Outside off, this is dabbed to third man for a single.
25.5
1
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Wide! Tries the bounce again but spills it down leg, Kohli lets it go.
25.4
1
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, Drops it short and on middle, this is pulled to square leg for a single.
25.3
1
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, A length ball, outside off, Kohli punches it to point for a single.
25.2
1
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, A bumper on middle, Rahul hops and tries to block but gets hit high on the bat and it rolls to point for one.
25.1
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, This is short and on middle, KL Rahul hops and blocks.
24.6
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, On the stumps, this is blocked out well.
24.5
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, On off, this is pushed to cover.
24.4
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Tossed up on off, Kohli blocks it out.
24.3
1
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, A single as this is pushed through covers for one.
24.2
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
24.1
4
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, FOUR! Nicely swept! On middle, this is swept hard through square leg. No chance of stopping that.
23.6
1
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, Fuller and on off, this is driven through covers for one.
23.5
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, Around middle, kept out.
23.4
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, Angled into the middle pole, this is pushed to mid off.
23.3
4
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, FOUR! Nicely played! Shorter and around off, KL Rahul waits and guides it past point and it races away to the fence.
23.2
Lockie Ferguson to KL Rahul, A short one, Rahul ducks under it.
23.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Angled into the pads, this is nudged on the leg side for one.
22.6
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
22.5
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, Another one on the pads, this is nudged to mid-wicket.
22.4
Rachin Ravindra to KL Rahul, On the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
22.3
1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, A single as this is pushed down to long off.
22.2
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Outside off, this is guided to point.
22.1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Around off, kept out.
21.6
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Around off, Rahul is solid in defense.
21.5
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Around off, defended.
21.4
Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Good length and on middle, kept out.
21.3
W
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, OUT! TAKEN! Iyer falls! Just as the game seems to be slipping away, New Zealand take a wicket. He falls to the short ball, this is banged in on middle, Iyer looks to pull but fails to get on top of the bounce. It goes off the top edge. Conway at deep square leg, runs in and takes a fine catch. Iyer looked good till the time he was out there but the short ball does him in again.
21.2
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller and on off, this is driven to mid off.
21.1
1
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, On middle, this is nudged around the corner for one.
20.6
1
Rachin Ravindra to Virat Kohli, Another single as this is eased down to long off.
20.5
1
Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, On off, this is pushed down to long off for one more.
20.4
4
Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Cut away! On the shorter side, this is cut past point and it races away to the fence.
20.3
Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller and on off, this is pushed down to long off.
20.2
Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
20.1
Rachin Ravindra to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller and on off, this is driven to covers.
19.6
1
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
19.5
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, On off, kept out.
19.4
Trent Boult to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, this is pushed to cover.
19.3
1
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Around off, this is guided through point for one.
19.2
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Bangs it short and on middle, this is pulled but to mid-wicket.
19.1
Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
18.6
Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, On off, defended.
18.5
Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
18.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, A single as this is worked down to long on for one.
18.3
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Turn again! This is flatter, it lands around off and spins away. Virat Kohli looks to push at it but is beaten.
18.2
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Tossed up around off, this lands and turns away. Virat Kohli looks to drive but is beaten. A lot of turn there.
18.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
17.6
4
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Nice and fine! On the pads, Virat Kohli tickles it fine and it races away to the fine leg fence.
17.5
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Around off, kept out.
17.4
1
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Shorter and on middle, Shreyas Iyer looks to pull but it goes off the body towards third man for one. Leg bye.
17.3
1
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
17.2
4
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Glorious! He is in some form! Length and around off, this is driven on the up and through covers for a boundary.
17.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, this is guided down towards third man for one.
16.6
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, On middle, this is nudged to mid-wicket.
16.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller and on off, this is pushed down to long off.
16.4
1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, On middle, this is worked through square leg for one.
16.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
16.2
Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, this is pushed to covers.
16.1
1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
15.6
2
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Shorter and outside off, Shreyas Iyer guides it through point for two.
15.5
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller and on middle, Iyer drives it towards mid on. The fielder dives to his left and stops it.
Well, the weather has got better and we are back! Time to resume yet again. Iyer to face Lockie Ferguson!
The fog in the stadium has increased and the umpires are having a chat regarding it. The visibility could be a problem. The players are now going off.
15.4
4
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! That is Iyer's fifth boundary! Bangs it short and on middle, Shreyas Iyer for now has no problem in playing the short on, this is pulled past square leg and into the fence.
15.3
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and on off, blocked.
15.2
4
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Yet another boundary for Iyer. He has 4 fours in his 17. Fuller and on off, this is driven past cover and into the fence.
15.1
1
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Shortish and around off, this is punched through covers for one.
14.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, On the shorter side and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
14.5
1
Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
14.4
4
Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Nice and fine! Shreyas Iyer dealing in boundaries! On the pads, this is tickled fine on the leg side for a boundary.
14.3
1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
14.2
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Around off, defended.
14.1
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, On middle, kept out.
13.6
4
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! That has been hammered! Shreyas Iyer does have problems with the short one but not this time! On middle, he nails the pull through mid-wicket. It races away.
13.5
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Around middle, kept out.
13.4
4
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR! Lovely! Fuller and outside off, Iyer opens the face of the bat and guides it past point. Boundary.
13.3
Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and on middle, this is defended.
13.2
W
Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, OUT! TAKEN! Shubman Gill falls now and New Zealand have two. Lockie Ferguson has got them back into the game in the space of 8 balls. This is shorter and outside off, Shubman Gill plays the upper cut, it goes towards third man and it is taken by Daryl Mitchell! This is exactly what the Kiwis wanted. Still another 198 needed.
13.1
Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Around off, defended well.
12.6
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, On middle, blocked.
12.5
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Flatter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
12.4
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Tossed up again around off, Kohli pushes it to covers.
12.3
Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Around off, this is pushed to cover.
12.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Tossed up again outside off, Shubman Gill pushes it through covers for one.
12.1
Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Shorter and outside off, this is cut to point.
11.6
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Around off, blocked.
11.5
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
11.4
4
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, FOUR! That is glorious! Wow! Pure timing! Fuller and outside off, Virat Kohli leans into it and strokes it past cover for a boundary.
11.3
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, On the stumps, blocked.
11.2
Lockie Ferguson to Virat Kohli, Around off, defended.
11.1
W
Lockie Ferguson to Rohit Sharma, OUT! CHOPS IT ON! Fuller and outside off, Rohit Sharma goes at one away from the body, it goes off the inside edge and onto the stumps. A much-needed wicket. They need a couple more quickly though.
10.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
10.5
6
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, SIX! Over the fence! That is another serious hit! Tossed up on middle, Rohit Sharma brings out the slog sweep and it sails over the mid-wicket fence for a massive biggie.
10.4
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Was there an edge there? It did seem so! This is angled into middle, it lands and turns away, it does take the outside edge but it hits the outer part of Latham's glove. Tough chance.
10.3
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Shorter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
10.2
1
Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, A single as this is pushed down to long off.
10.1
Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Around off, defended.
9.6
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, Around off, this is pushed to covers.
9.5
6
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, SIX! Over the fence! That is yet another serious stroke! Rohit Sharma steps out, he gets to the pitch of it and nails it over the long off fence for a biggie.
9.4
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, On off, defended well.
9.3
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, Shorter and outside off, Rohit looks to cut but is beaten.
9.2
4
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! That is cheeky! So, so good! The ball is moving around but Rohit has the audacity to do this. He goes down on one knee and scoops this ball which is outside off over short fine leg for a boundary.
9.1
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, Another one on a good length, this is pushed to cover.
8.6
1
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Fuller and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one more.
8.5
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma's eyes lit up seeing that ball tossed up, this is full and on middle, he swings but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
8.4
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Fuller and on off, Rohit pushes it to mid off.
8.3
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Tossed up on off, kept out.
8.2
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Quicker and outside off, Rohit plays it to point.
8.1
Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Flatter and on middle, defended well.
7.6
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Solid again! Anther one on a length and around off, Gill shows the full face of the bat and keeps it out.
7.5
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, On middle, defended.
7.4
4
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, FOUR! India get to 50 in no time! Fuller and on middle, Shubman Gill works it past mid on and this one races away to the fence.
7.3
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, On the shorter side and outside off, Shubman Gill looks to cut but no connection.
7.2
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Shortish and on off, Gill goes back and pushes it to covers.
7.1
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on off, this is driven to covers.
6.6
2
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Two more! Fuller and on off, Rohit Sharma strokes it through covers and takes two.
6.5
1
Trent Boult to Shubman Gill, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
6.4
4
Trent Boult to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Two in a row! Trent Boult is leaking runs here. Length again and around off, the length is not the problem but the width is. Shubman Gill just opens the face of the bat and guides it past point. Another boundary.
6.3
4
Trent Boult to Shubman Gill, FOUR! That is glorious! Just brilliant! Very elegant! Length and around off, Shubman Gill leans into it and creams it through covers. No chance of stopping that.
6.2
1
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
6.1
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Outside off, shoritsh, Sharma cuts but misses.
5.6
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Good length and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
5.5
4
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Flicked away! Lovely stroke! On middle, Shubman Gill steps out and works it past square leg. Another boundary. Henry is getting the ball to move but Shubman Gill is playing it well.
5.4
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Beaten again! Length and outside off, Shubman Gill pushes at it, it lands and moves away. Goes past the outside edge again.
5.3
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Slashes but misses! Another one which goes past the outside edge! On the shorter side, Shubman Gill takes a few steps down the track and slashes but misses it completely.
5.2
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, That is a beauty! Good length and around off, this lands and moves away. Shubman Gill looks to defend but is beaten.
5.1
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Good length and on off, defended.
4.6
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, NOT OUT! Boult did touch it but Gill had his bat down in time. Good awarness from Gill! Fuller and on middle, this is driven back towards the bowler. Boult gets his right hand down, it flicks his fingers and then onto the stumps at the other end. An appeal and it is taken upstairs. Replays show that he is in.
Is that a run out? Has Boult touched it? If yes, is Shubman Gill short? We will find out.
4.5
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Short and on middle, this is pulled hard but to mid-wicket.
4.4
6
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, SIX! Over the fence! Another top shot from Rohit Sharma! This is full and on middle, this is lofted over the long off fence for a biggie.
4.3
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Brilliant fielding again! Shorter and around off, Rohit Sharma guides it towards point. The fielder dives to his left and stops it.
4.2
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length and on off, this is pushed to mid off.
4.1
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, From around the wicket, angles it into middle, it is blocked back to the bowler.
3.6
4
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Finds the gap! Good length and outside off, Shubman Gill opens the face of the bat and carves it past point. No chance of stopping that.
3.5
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, On a length and around off, Shubman Gill pushes it to covers.
3.4
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
3.3
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Around off, blocked again. Extra bounce for Matt Henry there.
3.2
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, On middle, Gill takes a few steps down the track and defends.
3.1
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, BEATEN! Shortish and outside off, Shubman Gill looks to cut but is beaten.
2.6
4
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, EDGY FOUR! Through the legs of first slip! Was that a chance? Not sure. Shorter and outside off, Rohit slashes at it, it goes off the outside edge towards first slip. Daryl Mitchell fails to get down in time, it goes between his legs and down to the third man fence.
2.5
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Brilliant fielding! Shorter and around off, this is pushed to the man at covers.
2.4
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Another one on a length and around off, Rohit Sharma pushes it to covers.
2.3
1
Trent Boult to Shubman Gill, Tip and run! Shubman Gill does that now! Around off and on a lengthg, Shubman Gill pushes it wide of cover and gets to the other end.
2.2
1
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, On the fuller side, Rohit pushes it wide of mid off and takes one. Good batting.
2.1
1
Trent Boult to Shubman Gill, Right from the middle off the bat! Fuller and around off, this is driven through covers for one. There is a fielder at deep cover for Gill.
1.6
4
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Clipped away! India on the charge here. 11 from this over then. Angled into the pads, Rohit Sharma waits and then works it past square leg. This races away to the fence.
1.5
6
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, SIX! BANG! Over the fence. That is a massive hit! Rohit Sharma steps out, it is shortish and on middle, Rohit Sharma sends it sailing over the long on fence for a biggie. Top shot.
1.4
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, Lovely nut! This is on a length and just outside off, Rohit Sharma reaches out for it but is beaten. Rohit is probably worried about the ball nipping back in.
1.3
Matt Henry to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length and on off, this is guided to point.
1.2
1
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, This one is down the leg side. It is worked down to fine leg for one.
1.1
Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Some movement off the wicket for Henry! Good length and around off, this lands and jags back in. Gill looks to defend but misses. It hits his pad and lobs towards the keeper. An appeal but not given.
0.6
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Dot to end! That though is a crips drive! Confident start by Rohit. On a length and around off, this is pushed to cover.
0.5
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length again and on off, this is pushed to cover.
0.4
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, A little too straight again, Rohit Sharma works it to mid-wicket. No movement for Boult till now.
0.3
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length again and on off, Rohit defends it.
0.2
4
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Clipped away! Rohit Sharma is off the mark in style! That is a hit-me ball, on the pads, Rohit just times it past the square leg fielder and this one races away to the fence.
0.1
Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Back of a length to begin with! No swing there. Rohit Sharma goes back and defends it.
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We are back for the second half! Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma are the openers. Trent Boult has the new ball in hand. Here we go…
… THE RUN CHASE …
The target is a chasable one but the wicket is a little tough! If the dew comes in, it could get easier otherwise, there is some movement and the bounce is a little up and down. New Zealand will need early wickets and India will know they will have to play the new ball well. Join us for the chase in a bit.
The new-ball bowlers were brilliant for India. The likes of Bumrah, Siraj and Shami were excellent but in the middle overs, India were not upto the mark, with the ball and in the field. The spinners were not as effective and the fielding was also not at its best. However, the likes of Kuldeep Yadav came back strongly later on. Mohammed Shami was at his best on his return to the side. He ended with a five-fer. Bumrah yet again did an exceptional job in the end and Siraj and Jadeja supported them really well.
An outstanding comeback from India in the last 10 overs and they will surely be happier of the two sides heading into the break! This though has been an inning of fightbacks. First, it was India who began brilliantly as they got two early wickets. However, the Kiwis then fought back courtesy of Daryl Mitchell and Rachin Ravindra and the dropped catch of Rachin by Ravindra Jadeja also aided their cause. The pair added a massive stand before Rachin Ravindra fell. Once the left-hander fell, the others coming in just could not adapt to the pace of the surface. They found run-scoring really tough. Daryl Mitchell was also starved of the strike. He though stayed there till the last over to take his side to competitive total.
50
over
50 | 10 Runs | HH: 273/10
49.6
W
Mohammed Shami to Trent Boult, OUT! RUN OUT! Good work from Rahul! A yorker on the pads, Trent Boult swings but misses. They look to sneak a bye but KL Rahul hits the stumps at his end and Lockie Ferguson is run out. New Zealand HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 273!
49.5
W
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, OUT! TAKEN! Straight to the fielder! Daryl Mitchell falls. An outstanding knock from him. He is the major reason for his side getting to a competitive total. This is full and around leg. Daryl Mitchell looks to go over mid-wicket. He does not time it that well. It goes more off the toe-end. Virat Kohli at deep mid-wicket, runs to his left and takes it well.
49.4
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Goes short and on middle, Daryl Mitchell pulls it hard but towards deep mid-wicket. No run taken again.
49.3
4
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Over covers. 10 from the last two balls. New Zealand nearing in on the 280. Full and outside off, this is lofted over cover for a boundary.
49.2
6
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, SIX! There it is, 270 is almost breached. He will be looking for a couple more of these in the next 4 balls. A full toss, a gift for Daryl Mitchell, he slams it over the long on fence.
49.1
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Fuller and on middle, this is driven down towards long on. No run taken. Can Mitchell get his side upto the 270-run mark?
49
over
49 | 3 Runs | HH: 263/8
48.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Lockie Ferguson, Another dot! Just the three runs from the penultimate over. A yorker on middle, Lockie Ferguson looks to jam it out, it goes off the toe-end towards the keeper.
48.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Lockie Ferguson, Yet another yorker on middle, Lockie Ferguson plays it to cover.
48.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Fuller and on middle, not a lot you can do with that, it is hit down to long on for one.
48.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Lockie Ferguson, Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one more.
48.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Lockie Ferguson, Jams it out! A yorker on middle, Lockie Ferguson gets his bat down in time and keeps it out.
48.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, A yorker on middle, this is jammed down towards long on. Daryl Mitchell wants two but no chance.
48
over
48 | 3 Runs | HH: 260/8
47.6
Mohammed Shami to Lockie Ferguson, No hat-trick! Lockie Ferguson keeps it out! A full one on the pads, Lockie Ferguson works it to mid-wicket.
47.5
W
Mohammed Shami to Matt Henry, OUT! TIMBER! The leg stump goes for a walk this time. That is too good for Matt Henry and Shami has 4. He is elated. New Zealand are in danger of being bowled out here. This is full, it starts around middle and tails back in. Matt Henry is late in getting his bat down and the leg stump goes for a walk.
47.4
W
Mohammed Shami to Mitchell Santner, OUT! TIMBER! Cleans him up! That is a corker of a yorker. Mitchell Santner walks back now! He did take a few steps ahead. This is a yorker on off, Mitchell Santner fails to jam it out and the off pole goes for a walk. India now have a real chance to keep the Kiwis to under 275.
47.3
1
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Just the single again! On middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
47.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Mitchell Santner, Around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
47.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Angled into the pads, Daryl Mitchell looks to flick but misses, it hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
47
over
47 | 8 Runs | HH: 257/6
46.6
W
Jasprit Bumrah to Mark Chapman, OUT! TAKEN! That is a smart catch from Virat Kohli and Mark Chapman falls now. New Zealand are not getting the finish they would have wished for! This is short and on the body, it is pulled towards deep square leg. Virat Kohli runs in, dives forward and takes it.
46.5
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Mark Chapman, Two! Fuller and on middle, this is worked wide of the fielder at deep mid-wicket. Two taken.
46.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Mark Chapman, Outstanding from Bumrah! Mark Chapman moves away from the Stumps. Bumrah bowls a yorker outside off, Mark fails to jam it out.
46.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Just the one! Outside off, this is jammed through point for one.
46.2
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Whipped away! That is a strong shot! Finds the gap too! Fuller and on middle, Daryl Mitchell whips it hard and through mid-wicket for a boundary. Welcome one.
46.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Mark Chapman, Just another one! A slower one on middle, this is worked down to long on for one.
46
over
46 | 4 Runs | HH: 249/5
45.6
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Swing and a miss! Full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell swings but misses. Another excellent over. New Zealand losing their way here.
45.5
1
Mohammed Siraj to Mark Chapman, Mark Chapman is well in! On middle, shorter, this is pushed towards mid off and Mark Chapman sets off. Jadeja gets to the ball and hits the stumps at the bowler's end. Champan is in.
Direct hit but the batter seems in. It is taken upstairs.
45.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Just the one again! Shorter and around off, this is pushed towards cover. Singles won't harm India.
45.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Mark Chapman, Just the one! Shorter and on middle, Mark Chapman pulls it through mid-wicket and takes one.
45.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, A yorker now on off, can't do a lot with that. It is jammed out on the off side.
45.1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, A dot to end! On middle, Mark Chapman works it to mid-wicket. Top, top final over from Kuldeep Yadav! Also, he has come back well after going for a lot of runs in his first 5 overs.
45
over
45 | 2 Runs | HH: 245/5
44.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Mark Chapman, A dot to end! On middle, Mark Chapman works it to mid-wicket.
44.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, That keeps low! Shortish and outside off, Daryl Mitchell looks to slap it but it goes off the inner half down to long on for one.
44.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, BEATEN! Another dot! This is a really good final over from Kuldeep Yadav so far! Outside off, tossed up, Daryl Mitchell looks to go over covers but misses.
44.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Mark Chapman, Outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
44.2
W
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Phillips, OUT! TAKEN! That is a good catch in the end! There were three fielders going after it and in the end, Rohit Sharma takes it. Very well bowled from Kuldeep Yadav and the dangerous Glenn Phillips is out of here. He just never looked settled at the crease. This is tossed up nicely outside off. It seems to be the googly. Glenn Phillips looks to drag it on the leg side. It goes off the top edge on the off side. The keeper is after it, Bumrah from point is after it but in the end, Rohit from covers takes it. Wickets is the best way to stem the run flow.
44.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Phillips, Dot! Outside off, Glenn Phillips slaps it hard but to covers.
44
over
44 | 11 Runs | HH: 243/4
43.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Glenn Phillips, He does! Just the 11 from the over despite going for a biggie on the very first ball. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled down to long on for one.
43.5
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Just the one again! On middle, Daryl Mitchell whips it through mid-wicket for one. Good comeback by Siraj after the biggie. Can he end it well?
43.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Glenn Phillips, Just a single! Fuller and outside off, this is carved out towards deep point for one.
43.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Pulled hard but only one! Shorter and on middle, Daryl Mitchell pulls it but towards deep square leg for one.
43.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Glenn Phillips, Goes wide outside off this time, this is cut past point for one.
43.1
6
Mohammed Siraj to Glenn Phillips, SIX! Into the stands! This is what he is capable off! He has got his eye in and now it is time to go big. A biggie on the very first ball. Pressure on the bowler now. Short and on the body, this is pulled over the square leg fence for a biggie. Can they make this a big over now?
43
over
43 | 6 Runs | HH: 232/4
42.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Phillips, Just the 6 from this one. A slower one on middle, this is pushed back towards the bowler who dives but fails to stop it. A run taken.
42.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Outstanding fielding again! Just the one infact! That was an umpire killer! Length and on middle, this is slammed down the ground. The umpire moves out in time. The fielder at long on, who is quite straight, runs to his left, dives and keeps it down to one. India have lifted their game here.
42.4
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, That is brilliant from Ravindra Jadeja! A full toss on the pads, this is worked wide of deep square leg. It is racing away. Jadeja runs to his right and manages to stop it with his leg. Two saved.
42.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Another dot! A slower one outside off, Daryl Mitchell looks to play the upper cut but misses.
42.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Fuller and on off, Daryl Mitchell hits it hard but to mid off.
42.1
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, NOT OUT! Daryl Mitchell is in! A direct hit was needed! This is short and on middle, it is pulled between fine leg and deep square leg. They take one and go for the second. The throw is towards the keeper who whips the bails off. It is taken upstairs but the batter is in.
Run out appeal! This could be close. The throw was a good one. India do not seem that confident though.
42
over
42 | 4 Runs | HH: 226/4
41.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Another tidy over! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled towards long on. One more. We will probably see the two step on the gas from now.
41.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Phillips, Just another one! Fuller and on middle, this is worked down to long on for one.
41.4
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Phillips, Another dot! Something has to give now! Shorter and outside off, Glenn Phillips guides it straight to point again.
41.3
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Phillips, Dots are gold at this stage! Outside off, Glenn Phillips guides it to point.
41.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Dealing in singles at the moment! Fuller and on middle, this is worked down to long on for one.
41.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Phillips, Fuller and outside off, this is driven through covers for one.
41
over
41 | 3 Runs | HH: 222/4
40.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Just the three from the over! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled but to mid-wicket.
40.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Phillips, Angled into the pads, Glenn Phillips works it through square leg for one.
40.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, There it is! 100 for Daryl Mitchell! He has been in terrific form and that continues. Outstanding. Needs to ensure his side finishes strong here. A slower one again, this is pushed through covers for one.
40.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, A slower one on middle, defended.
40.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Phillips, Back of a length and on off, this is pushed through covers for one. The man on 99 comes on strike.
40.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Phillips, Around off, this is guided to point.
40
over
40 | 5 Runs | HH: 219/4
39.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Phillips, Tip and run! Glenn Phillips retains strike! Around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
39.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Working towards his 100 in 1s. He moves onto 99! On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
39.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Phillips, Around off, on a length, this is guided past point for one.
39.3
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Phillips, BEATEN! No foot work there. Outside off, shorter, Glenn Phillips throws his hands at it but is beaten.
39.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Fuller and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
39.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Glenn Phillips, Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
39
over
39 | 5 Runs | HH: 214/4
38.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Phillips, A single to end then! Things have gone quiet now for the Kiwis. On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
38.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Phillips, BEATEN! Quicker and outside off, Glenn Phillips looks to cut but is beaten.
38.4
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Phillips, Two is the call and two is what they get! Shorter and outside off, this is pushed wide of long off for two.
38.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
38.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Phillips, Another inside edge! Tossed up outside off, Glenn Phillips looks to drive but it goes off the inside edge on the leg side for one. Not easy to find your timing early on, on this surface.
38.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Phillips, The googly, on off, defended.
38
over
38 | 4 Runs | HH: 209/4
37.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Phillips, Off the inside edge! Another lucky run for Glenn Phillips! A slower one outside off, this one grips in the surface a touch. Glenn Phillips looks to push at it, it goes off the inside edge down to fine leg for one.
37.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Bangs it short and on middle, Daryl Mitchell pulls it through mid-wicket for one.
37.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Fuller and on middle, Daryl Mitchell works it to mid-wicket.
37.3
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Phillips, Almost sneaks through! A yorker on middle, Glenn Phillips looks to jam it out, it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
37.2
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell moves onto 95! Around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
37.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, A slower one on middle, Daryl Mitchell defends it out.
37
over
37 | 8 Runs | HH: 205/4
36.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Phillips, A good comeback by Kuldeep after going for 7 from the first two balls. The googly to end, on off, Glenn Phillips stays back and blocks it.
36.5
W
Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Latham, THAT IS PLUMB! Latham has been given out LBW but he reviews. It is a waste of a review to be honest! He knows it and is already walking off! OUT! Three reds. Latham takes a review along with him! On middle, this one skids through. Tom Latham misreads the length. He goes back to one he should be playing ahead too. He misses and gets hit on the pad. The finger is raised. A wicket for Kuldeep and this will make him feel a lot better.
36.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Latham, Steps out but the length is shortened, this is pushed to mid-wicket.
36.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Shorter and on off, Mitchell stays back and pushes it through covers for one.
36.2
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! That is very clever! Stayed still and just used the pace of the bowler. This is fired down the leg side. Daryl Mitchell just helps it on its way past short fine leg and into the fence. Kuldeep continues to leak runs.
36.1
3
Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Latham, BYES! Tom Latham is not happy with that call. He wanted it to be a wide. He goes for the paddle sweep, Kuldeep bowls it down the leg side. Tom Latham misses, it goes behind towards third man for three.
36
over
36 | 10 Runs | HH: 197/3
35.6
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Not the over Rohit would have been expecting from Bumrah. 10 from it. Full toss on the pads, he gets his line wrong and Daryl Mitchell works it fine on the leg side. This one races away to the fence.
35.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Another slower one on off, Daryl Mitchell plays it back to the bowler.
35.4
2
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Two more! Daryl Mitchell bangs it short and on middle, this is pulled past mid-wicket. Two taken.
35.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Brilliant yorker! On middle, Daryl Mitchell jams it out.
35.2
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! If there is one shot which defines Daryl Mitchell, it is this one! Fuller and on off, Daryl Mitchell shows the full face of the bat and lofts it over mid off. Full extension of the arm.
35.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, A slower one to begin with! Blocked.
35
over
35 | 7 Runs | HH: 187/3
34.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Latham, Floats it up on off, defended.
34.5
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Latham, FOUR! Top edge and into the fence. On the pads, Tom Latham looks to sweep, this goes off the top edge but clears Jasprit Bumrah at short fine leg. It goes to the fence.
34.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Latham, Tossed up on off, Tom Latham pushes it to covers.
34.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Shorter and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
34.2
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Not sure what Bumrah was doing there! On middle, Daryl Mitchell looks to play the reverse sweep, it goes off the glove, it is quite close to Bumrah but he leaves it for the man running in from deep point. Two taken.
34.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Beauty! This is tossed up outside off, it turns away, Daryl Mitchell looks to drive but misses.
34
over
34 | 7 Runs | HH: 180/3
33.6
1
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Fuller and on off, this is hit down to long on for one.
33.5
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, A slower one on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
33.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, Tom Latham is off the mark straightaway! Shorter and around off, this is guided down to third man for one.
Tom Latham walks out to bat!
33.3
W
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, OUT! TAKEN! Straight to the fielder! Shami breaks the stand and Shubman Gill holds onto it. Tha is a wicket India desperately needed as these two were going great guns. This is angled into the pads. Rachin Ravindra flicks. He tries to go over mid-wicket where there is a big gap but ends up hitting it straight down to long on. A top knock from him. End of a brilliant partnership but will this now open the floodgates? India will hope so.
33.2
4
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR LEG BYES! Runs are flowing now! Lucky one but New Zealand will take it. On middle, Rachin Ravindra looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes past Rahul who dives to his left but does not reach it. Bumrah hares after it but opts not to dive in the end. Boundary.
33.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Around off, this is eased through covers for one.
33
over
33 | 6 Runs | HH: 173/2
32.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Takes one now. 6 from this over as well. On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
32.5
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, DROPPED AND FOUR! India have not had a great day in the field! That wicket is what Kuldeep needed. To add sail to the wound, it goes to the boundary. That should have been taken! This is tossed up outside off, Daryl Mitchell looks to go over cover but ends up hitting it towards long off. Jasprit Bumrah runs to his left and spills it. It goes to the fence behind. Another life for a Kiwi batter. How costly will this prove?
32.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Really good from Kuldeep Yadav! This is a really fast one from him. Daryl Mitchell looks to play the reverse sweep but misses to get hit near the chest. Extra bounce on that one too.
32.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, On middle, this is worked down to long on for one. There is some turn and grip now.
32.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Steps out but does not get to the pitch of it, it is pushed back to the bowler.
32.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Shorter and on middle, this lands and spins away. Rachin Ravindra plays it back to the bowler.
DRINKS! The Kiwis have come back into the game strongly. Infact, they are in a solid position right now but can they take advantage of this? They have two set batters out there and they need to make most of it. India on the other hand, will know if they break this stand, they can get back on top again.
32
over
32 | 7 Runs | HH: 167/2
31.6
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Dot to end! Shorter and on off, Daryl Mitchell looks to push at it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
31.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Fuller and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
31.4
1
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, A short one on middle, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
31.3
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Good length and on off, this is pushed to cover.
31.2
1
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, On the pads, this is worked down to fine leg for one.
31.1
4
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! Welcome back into the attack, Mohammed Shami! That was very wristy and very good! With the angle. On middle from around the wicket. Rachin Ravindra whips it over mid-wicket and it races away.
Mohammed Shami is back on!
31
over
31 | 13 Runs | HH: 160/2
30.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Goes short this time and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one. Another big over of Kuldeep. He has gone for 48 in his 5 overs.
30.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, On middle, this is pushed down to long off for one. Again, good sensible batting.
30.4
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, SIX! BANG! That is right in the hitting arc for Daryl Mitchell! This is very full and on off, Daryl Mitchell manages to get under it and loft it over the long off fence for a biggie.
30.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Just over! Very well bowled! Slows it up and drags the length back a bit. Rachin Ravindra was beaten in the flight as he steps out, he ends pup chipping it over Kuldeep towards long on for one.
30.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Fires this one on the pads, he may have been expecting another reverse sweep but this is worked through square leg for one.
30.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, WIDE! This is well wide outside off, Daryl Mitchell looks to play the reverse sweep but misses.
30.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Some turn and bounce, Ravindra tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
30.1
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Wide! Sways it down leg, Ravindra misses his flick.
30
over
30 | 6 Runs | HH: 147/2
29.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Quicker one, on middle, Mitchell blocks it watchfully.
29.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Touch short and on off, Ravindra flicks it off his backfoot towards mid-wicket for a single.
29.4
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Cheeky from Ravindra. Bowls it on leg, Ravindra paddles it fine for a brace. Excellent running between the wickets.
29.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Bowls it on off, Mitchell looks to drive it but gets a slightest of the edge. Rahul couldn't gather it behind the sticks as the batters cross. A tough chance though.
29.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Bowls it on leg, Ravindra tickles it fine for a single. Good fielding in the deep.
29.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Flatter and on off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
29
over
29 | 3 Runs | HH: 141/2
28.6
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Bangs it short again. Evaded. End of an eventful over.
28.5
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, A loud shout and up goes the finger! It is reviewed though but looks out! It could be pitching outside leg. Very marginal. NOT OUT! That has pitched outside leg. That is the only thing which could save Rachin Ravindra! Really good review. Excellent from Siraj too! After two short balls. He goes full and fast around leg. Rachin Ravindra misses the flick. He is late in getting his bat down as he might have not been expecting a full one. He though survives.
28.4
2
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Bangs it short, Rachin Ravindra rolls his wrists over it and pulls it wide of fine leg for two.
28.3
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, That is a sharp bumper, Rachin Ravindra looks to pull but misses.
28.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Shorter and on middle, Daryl Mitchell stays back and pushes it down to long on for one.
28.1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Around off, this is pushed to cover.
28
over
28 | 7 Runs | HH: 138/2
27.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Hint of turn! On the pads, this one turns back in sharply. It is worked to mid-wicket.
27.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Fires it on the pads, this is nudged to square leg.
27.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
27.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Brilliant fielding! Out comes the reverse sweep, Daryl Mitchell intentionally hits the fine on the off side. Siraj runs to his left, dives and saves three for his side.
27.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Flatter and on off, defended.
27.1
6
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, SIX! Hits the ropes on the full! Steps out nicely, he does not get to the pitch of it but still goes ahead with the shot. The good thing there was, he hit it straight and it hits the ropes on the full.
27
over
27 | 3 Runs | HH: 131/2
26.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Fifty for Daryl Mitchell now! Top knock from him too. Just the 60 balls to do so. Gets there by pushing this wide of mid off for one.
26.5
1
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
26.4
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, On the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.
26.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Just short! Luck favoring the Kiwis at the moment! Shorter and on middle, gets big on Daryl Mitchell, it was a realy effort ball. He looks to pull, it goes off the splice but lands just short of Virat Kohli at mid-wicket who runs in and dives forward. A single in the end.
26.2
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, On off, kept out.
26.1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Around off, this is pushed to mid off.
26
over
26 | 3 Runs | HH: 128/2
25.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Another dot to end! On the pasd, Rachin Ravindra looks to flick but misses.
25.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
25.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, That would have been close had he collected it! Around off, this is guided towards point for a quick run.
25.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Solid! On middle, defended.
25.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, On the pads, this is worked fine on the leg side for one more.
25.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, The sweep comes out, it is hit through mid-wicket for one.
25
over
25 | 8 Runs | HH: 125/2
24.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Now a confident drive off the front foot through covers for one.
24.5
4
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Nailed! That just sat up to be hit! Bangs it short and on middle, Daryl Mitchell rocks back and hammers it through mid-wicket. He had enough time to hit that through md-wicket.
24.4
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Good length and on off, this is pushed to cover.
24.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Shorter and on the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.
24.2
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, The 100-run stand is up! Terrific batting. Their side was in trouble when they walked out to bat but now have laid the foundation. Need to keep going. Still a long way to go. On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
24.1
1
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
24
over
24 | 7 Runs | HH: 117/2
23.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, On the stumps, blocked.
23.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Around off, defended.
23.4
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Two more! On middle, Daryl Mitchell pushes it past point. He had put the skates on for the second but makes it.
23.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
23.2
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Two in the end! Could have been three. Shorter and around off, this is pushed towards cover. Suryakumar Yadav fumbles and it is two. His throw is not a good one. The Kiwi batters set off for the third but decide not to take it as they feel Jadeja was not expecting the throw.
23.1
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Excellent running again! On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket. Two taken.
23
over
23 | 3 Runs | HH: 110/2
22.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Daryl Mitchell will be dsiappointed he missed out there! On the pads, he sweeps but finds short fine leg.
22.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Flatter and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
22.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Almost! This is fired on the pads, Daryl Mitchell looks to play the reverse sweep but mistimes it to point. He had to hit that one.
22.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Rachin Ravindra's dream run continues. Fifty for him. He was dropped early on but this has been a top knock! On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one. He needs to keep going.
22.2
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Good placement and good running too! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
22.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Really good! Flights it up on middle, gives it a rip. Defended.
22
over
22 | 7 Runs | HH: 107/2
21.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Shorter and on middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
21.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Fires it on the pads, Rachin Ravindra misses the flick and gets hit on the pads.
21.4
2
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Two more! Good placement! On the pads, this is worked between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket. Two taken.
21.3
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! Slapped away! Finds the gap this time! Slightly short and Rachin Ravindra pounces on it! Outside off, this is slapped past cover. No chance of stopping that.
21.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Timed well but finds the fielder! Shortish and around off, this is cut but to ponit.
21.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Flatter and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
21
over
21 | 9 Runs | HH: 100/2
20.6
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, No turn on offer for Kuldeep! This is slower, it lands on middle and goes on with the angle. Blocked again. Another big over for the Kiwis.
20.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, WIDE! Down the leg side this time. Wided. 100 up for the Kiwis. This is a good fightback.
20.5
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, On middle, Daryl Mitchell works it to mid-wicket.
20.4
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Slightly shorter, this is pulled down to long on for one more.
20.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Smart stuff! Tossed up on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
20.2
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, SIX! This is massive again! The two have probably decided to take on Kuldeep Yadav! He is going at more than 10 runs per over. Yet again uses his feet and gets to the pitch of it. This is lofted over the long off fence. Problems for India. Kuldeep is a confidence bowler, also, he is the fifth bowler and India only have five bowlers today. The fifth bowler is going the distance here.
20.1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Gives it air and lands it on middle, defended.
20
over
20 | 1 Runs | HH: 91/2
19.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Just the one from the over. Good stuff from Ravindra Jadeja! India needed this over after the last one. On off, this is eased down to long off for one.
19.5
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Five in a row now! On off, Daryl Mitchell plays it towards cover.
19.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Yet another dot! On off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to cover.
19.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, On the off pole, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to covers.
19.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Looks to play the reverse sweep, does not connect well, it goes off the glove towards short third man.
19.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
19
over
19 | 16 Runs | HH: 90/2
18.6
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Two to end a massive over for the Kiwis. Just the kind of over they needed. On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for two.
18.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Now takes one as he works it through mid-wicket. Good sensible batting.
18.4
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, SIX! Oh boy, that is a massive hit! Colossal! Daryl Mitchell now uses the feet, he gets to the pitch of it and heaves it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Top shot.
18.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Fuller and on middle, this is worked down to long on for one more.
18.2
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Floats it up on off, this is pushed back to the bowler.
18.1
6
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, SIX! BANG! Over the fence! Top shot! First biggie of the game! Steps out, gets to the pitch of it and nails it over the long on fence for a biggie. A shot of high quality. Very risky but it comes off.
18
over
18 | 2 Runs | HH: 74/2
17.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Tidy bover from Ravindra Jadeja! Flatter and on off, this is pushed to cover.
17.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Rachin Ravindra now strides towards the non-striker's end as he works it down to long on.
17.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Fuller and on off, Daryl Mitchell eases it down to long off and gets to the other end.
17.3
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, On the stumps, kept out.
17.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Flatter and on off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to covers.
17.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Around off, defended.
17
over
17 | 7 Runs | HH: 72/2
16.6
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Shorter and around off, this is pushed through covers for another one.
16.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Outside off, Rachin Ravindra pushes it through covers for one.
16.4
Kuldeep Yadav to Rachin Ravindra, Just short! Closed the face of the bat early. The ball seems to have held in the surface. It goes off a soft leading edge and lands just short of the bowler.
16.3
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, On the pads, Daryl Mitchell works it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
16.2
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Nice and fine! Another one on the pads, Daryl Mitchell works it fine and takes two. Fifty-run stand up between the two. It is at a good pace too but this needs to go on.
16.1
2
Kuldeep Yadav to Daryl Mitchell, Clever shot! Gets out the paddle sweep, he plays it nice and fine on the leg side for two. One thing about Daryl Mitchell is, he plays the sweep, both orthodox and unorthodox really well.
Kuldeep Yadav comes on now! Spin from both ends then!
16
over
16 | 4 Runs | HH: 65/2
15.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Four singles in the over then! Fuller and on off, Daryl Mitchell eases it past mid off and gets to the other end. He retains strike.
15.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Another crisp looking drive down to long off for one more.
15.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Daryl Mitchell now takes one as he pushes it down to long on.
15.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, This time Rachin Ravindra manages to get it past Ravindra Jadeja's left and down to long on for another single.
15.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Another one on the shorter side but quicker, this is played back to the bowler.
15.1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Flatter and on off, Rachin Ravindra pushes it to the right of Ravindra Jadeja who dives and stops it.
15
over
15 | 5 Runs | HH: 61/2
14.6
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Angled into the pads, Daryl Mitchell works it to mid-wicket. A good comeback by Shami after going for a boundary on the first ball. Just a single after that.
14.5
1
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Shami continues to angle it into the pads, Rachin Ravindra pushes it towards mid on for one.
14.4
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Not a lot of bounce on this one! Shorter and on middle, Rachin Ravindra looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
14.3
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Again, behind a length and on off, Rachin Ravindra defends.
14.2
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Shami drags his length back a little and bowls it on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
14.1
4
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! This is glorious! Probably the shot of the game! This is on middle, on a length, Rachin Ravindra just shows the full face of the bat and creams it past mid on. No chance of stopping that. Really wonderful timing.
14
over
14 | 3 Runs | HH: 56/2
13.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Yet another dot! Quicker and on off, Mitchell plays it with the little turn to cover.
13.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Shorter and on off, this is eased down to long off for one more.
13.4
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Shortish and around off, Rachin Ravindra pushes it back to the bowler.
13.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Out comes the sweep, it is played towards deep mid-wicket for one.
13.2
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Flatter, gets it to land on middle, Daryl Mitchell defends it back to the bowler.
13.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Into the pads, Rachin Ravindra works it with the turn through mid-wicket for one.
13
over
13 | 5 Runs | HH: 53/2
12.6
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, On the stumps again, Daryl plays it to covers.
12.5
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, On the stumps, defended.
12.4
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Good length and outside off, left alone.
12.3
4
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! UP AND OVER! Trademark Mitchell! Slightly fuller and he lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
12.2
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, On middle, Mitchell flicks but to mid-wicket.
12.1
1
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Angled into the pads, this is clipped through mid-wicket for one.
12
over
12 | 8 Runs | HH: 48/2
11.6
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Quicker and on middle, defended well.
11.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Fuller again and on off, Rachin Ravindra eases it down to long off and takes one.
11.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Angled into the pads, Daryl Mitchell works it past mid-wicket for one.
11.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, Really good shot again. He is hitting it right off the middle. Fuller and on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
11.2
4
Ravindra Jadeja to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! Cut away! Top shot! Slightly shorter and outside off, Rachin Ravindra uses the pace and cuts it past point. This one races away to the fence.
11.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
11
over
11 | 6 Runs | HH: 40/2
10.6
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Around off, defended.
10.5
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, DROPPED! That is a rarity! Ravindra Jadeja has dropped a catch. How often do you see that? This is shorter and outside off, Rachin Ravindra slashes at it, it goes towards point. The fielder dives to his left but spills it. This could prove costly. Rachin Ravindra is in top form.
10.4
4
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! Lovely stroke! Delightful! Angled into the pads, Rachin Ravindra flicks it. Sheer timing and this one races away.
10.3
2
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Around off, on a length, this is guided past point for two.
10.2
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Is there an underedge? The umpire has raised the finger but Rachin Ravindra reviews. NOT OUT! It is off the arm. The decision has to be overturned and New Zealand will breathe a hugh sigh of relief. Shorter and on middle, Rachin Ravindra looks to pull, there is a noise as it passes him but not sure of what. Rahul takes it and appeals and the finger is raised. Rachin Ravindra uses the review to good use.
10.1
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Angled into the pads, Rachin Ravindra works it to mid-wicket.
Time for Powerplay 2! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.
10
over
10 | 8 Runs | HH: 34/2
9.6
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.
9.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, WIDE! Another extra. This is a bumper but down the leg side. Wided.
9.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, WIDE! Yet another extra in this over! A bumper but it is way too short. Wided.
9.5
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Around off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to covers.
9.4
4
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Off the inner half but a boundary! Angled into the pads, Daryl Mitchell walks across and then works it fine off the leg side. He did not mean to hit it that fine but this one races away to the fence.
9.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Yet another wide as this is also down the leg side.
9.4
1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, WIDE! Down the leg side this time. Wided.
9.3
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, Good length and on off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it to covers.
9.2
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, On the stumps, kept out.
9.1
Mohammed Siraj to Daryl Mitchell, A bumper now, Daryl Mitchell ducks under it.
9
over
9 | 7 Runs | HH: 26/2
8.6
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Shortish and around off, Rachin Ravindra defends.
8.5
4
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, FOUR! That is pure timing! Rachin Ravindra is a man with a lot of confidence. This is fuller and around off, he creams it past cover and this one races away.
8.4
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, Around off and on a length, this is driven but to covers.
8.3
Mohammed Shami to Rachin Ravindra, BEATEN! This one stays low! Outside off, not a lot of bounce. Rachin Ravindra looks to push at it but is beaten all ends up.
8.2
3
Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Daryl Mitchell is off the mark! Fuller and on off, Daryl Mitchell leans into it and strokes it wide of cover for three.
8.1
W
Mohammed Shami to Will Young, OUT! TIMBER! Chops it on! Mohammed Shami strikes on his very first ball! Talk about making an impact immediately after being picked in the side. This is on a length and around off, Will Young looks to push at it but does so away from the body. It goes off the inside edge and it deflects back onto the stumps. India right on top at the moment.
8
over
8 | 1 Runs | HH: 19/1
7.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, Angled into the pads, this is worked past square leg for one.
7.5
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, WIll Young looks to do something different. He walks across his stumps, this land soutside off and jags back in. Young looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
7.4
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, Another one on a length and around off, defended.
7.3
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, Shorter and around off, this is pushed off the back foot to cover.
7.2
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, Around off, blocked.
7.1
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, Fuller and on off, Young pushes this to mid off.
7
over
7 | 5 Runs | HH: 18/1
6.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Rachin Ravindra, On the stumps, defended well.
6.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Rachin Ravindra, On middle, Rachin Ravindra works it to mid-wicket.
6.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, They need to do a lot more of these. A boundary followed by a run! Around off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
6.3
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, FOUR! That is a welcome boundary! We have seen in this World Cup, Rachin Ravindra has no problems with the short one and he dispatches it here. This is short and on middle, it is nailed through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence. Welcome boundary for the Kiwis.
6.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, Brilliant! Giving nothing away are the Indians! Around off, this is on a length, it is defend by the batter.
6.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, Around off, Young pushes it to covers.
6
over
6 | 2 Runs | HH: 13/1
5.6
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Shorter and outside off, Rachin Ravindra slashes but misses.
5.5
1
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
5.4
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, Around off and on a length, Young pushes it to covers.
5.3
1
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Around off, this is pushed towards cover.
5.2
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Outside off, this swings away further, Rachin Ravindra looks to push at it but misses.
5.1
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Shorter and on middle, Rachin Ravindra pulls but to mid-wicket.
5
over
5 | 2 Runs | HH: 11/1
4.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, Outside off, left alone.
4.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Rachin Ravindra, Rachin Ravindra is off the mark! On off, this is pushed through cvers for one.
4.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Rachin Ravindra, Length and on off, blocked.
4.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Rachin Ravindra, Now then, India take a review! An appeal for LBW has been turned down but it seems to be going down leg. There was no strong appeal as well. NOT OUT! It is clearly going down leg! Not the best of reviews to be honest and India lose one early. Angled into the pads, Rachin Ravindra looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
4.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Rachin Ravindra, Really good timing again! This is a length ball around off, Rachin Ravindra waits and then guides it right off the middle but to point.
4.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, Length again and around off, Young yet again dabs it down to third man and takes one.
4
over
4 | Runs | HH: 9/1
3.6
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Top over from Siraj! India have begun really well. Good length and around off, Rachin pushes it to covers.
3.5
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Good shot but well fielded too! Good from India, keeping the pressure on! Length and around off, Rachin Ravindra comes onto the front foot and strokes it towards cover. The fielder dives to his left and stops it.
3.4
Mohammed Siraj to Rachin Ravindra, Good length and on off, blocked.
3.3
W
Mohammed Siraj to Devon Conway, OUT! TAKEN! That is a sharp catch! Shreyas Iyer with an excellent effort. Conway can feel a little unlucky. He would have thought it is a certain boundary when he hit it. Mohammed Siraj strikes. Early wicket for India. Just what they would have wanted and it is the big one. On the pads, Devon Conway flicks it, it comes right off the middle, it flies towards mid-wicket. Iyer dives to his right and takes it low down. A little too the left or the right and it would have been a boundary but it was quite close to the fielder and Iyer reacted well.
3.2
Mohammed Siraj to Devon Conway, Good length and on off, Conway keeps it out. Good from Siraj, two balls and both making the batter play. THis is what India need to do more.
3.1
Mohammed Siraj to Devon Conway, Conway is still to get off the mark! This is fuller and on off, this is pushed to cover.
3
over
3 | 4 Runs | HH: 9/0
2.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, Keeps bowling that nagging length, the line is also around off, Young can only defend.
2.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, Relentless stuff from Jasprit Bumrah! Good length and on off, defended.
2.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, Slightly fuller and around off, Young leans into it and strokes it to covers. Good from Young so far, he is looking confident. Putting in a good stride and playing it confidently.
2.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, Around off, defended solidly.
2.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, Outside off, on a length, left alone.
2.1
4
Jasprit Bumrah to Will Young, FOUR! Good effort but in vain! This is a really good delivery and it is well played too! Length and around off, this lands and takes off. It also moves away. Will Young does well to play it with soft hands, it goes off the outside edge fine on the off side. Third man runs to his right, dives but in vain.
2
over
2 | 5 Runs | HH: 5/0
1.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, A single to end then! This one is a lot better, closer to the off pole, this is guided down to third man for one.
1.5
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, Make that another leave! This is yet again outside off, Young points the bat skywards.
1.4
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, Yet another nut outside off, Will Young shoulders arms to it again. The Indians so far have been quite wide outside off.
1.3
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, Another one outside off, Young this time lets it go. Not a lot of movement for Siraj as of now.
1.2
4
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, FOUR! Nice placement! Will Young is off the mark! Shorter and outside off, Young waits and then guides it past point. This one races away to the fence. First runs is in the form of a boundary.
1.1
Mohammed Siraj to Will Young, Decent start from him too! On a length and outside off, Will Young shoulders arms to this one.
Mohammed Siraj to bowl from the other end.
1
over
1 | Runs | HH: 0/0
0.6
Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, A maiden to begin with! Another one full and outside off, Devon Conway does not play at it. Jasprit Bumrah did get some decent movement but was quite wide outside off.
0.5
Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Excellent from Bumrah! He is getting the ball to go both ways. This is the away swinger, it lands outside off and swings away. Left alone though as the line was not right.
0.4
Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, RIght on the money again! Good start from Bumrah. Also, he got this one to tail back in, it starts from around off and swings back in. Defended well.
0.3
Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Attacks the stumps again, this is on a length and around off, blocked.
0.2
Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Makes the batter play this time! This lands on middle and angles away. Devon Conway stays back and defends it.
0.1
Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, A little bit of movement off the pitch for Bumrah there. Length and outside off, Conway leaves it alone.
Done with the Anthems! It is time for the action to begin! The Indians make their way out to the middle and they are followed by the Kiwi openers, Devon Conway and Will Young! Jasprit Bumrah to begin.
Time for the National Anthems! The players and the umpires make their way out to the middle. The visitors will sing their first and then it will be the hosts' turn.
New Zealand (PLAYING XI) – Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (WK/C), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
India (PLAYING XI) – Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.
Tom Latham says they wanted to bowl first too as there could be dew but he hopes to bat well now. Adds they will look to stick to their plans and hope to do well again. Informs they are playing the same team.
Rohit Sharma says there could be dew, it looks like a good pitch and they want to back their strength. States it is important to keep the momentum going and forget what has happened, anybody can beat anyone and hence, they have to be switched on. Adds this is one of his favourite stadiums and it is good to play here. Informs they have made two changes, Hardik and Shardul are out and Suryakumar Yadav and Mohammed Shami come in.
TOSS – India have won the toss and ELECTED TO BOWL!
New Zealand on the other hand, have yet again been the surprise package. Yes, we probably say that about them in every World Cup but this time, without the services of Kane Williamson, they have been exceptional. Tom Latham has been brilliant with his captaincy and the senior players have stepped up. They too will wanting to make it another win but they face a stiff task ahead. Can they upset the odds? We will find out. Toss and teams in a bit.
The Indians have been dominant in this World Cup so far! They have beaten their oppositions quite easily. The key for them has been the form of Rohit, Kohli and Bumrah. The three have been at their best and the hosts seem an unstoppable force till now. They though are up against their least favourite opposition in recent times, New Zealand. They have struggled to beat them in recent times in the World Cups. That all can change here today. India are surely favourites heading into this game and will be looking to continue their winning streak.
Two of the best teams in the competition so far will be locking horns! Tournament favourites India will be taking on the Kiwis. Two teams that are still to lose a game. It is a clash between the table toppers. This promises to be an absolute cracker. Welcome to the coverage.
… MATCH DAY …
What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? We are about to find out as India and New Zealand lock horns in match number 21 of the 2023 ODI World Cup at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. As things stand, two unbeaten teams, India and New Zealand, occupy the top two spots in the standings, but thanks to their superior net run rate, the Kiwis are placed above the hosts. India have so far gotten the better of Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and most recently, Bangladesh. However, they now face their biggest test of the World Cup against their nemesis of ICC events, New Zealand. In the last outing against Bangladesh, a fighting bowling display in the middle and death overs helped them restrict the opposition to 256. In reply, a century from Virat Kohli and contributions from the rest of the batters took India over the line with 7 wickets in hand and 8.3 overs to spare. The Men in Blue were given a huge injury scare when Hardik Pandya twisted his left ankle while trying to stop the ball in his follow through and walked off during the first inning. The star all-rounder has not travelled to Dharamsala for this game, but he is expected to return for the fixture against England in Lucknow. In his absence, the team balance does take a hit, which raises a selection conundrum for the Indian team management. Suryakumar Yadav looks the most likely to replace the all-rounder, but Ishan Kishan is also a good option with his ability to counter the left-arm spin of Mitchell Santner. In the pace department, Shardul Thakur has not been able to have the impact his golden arm is known for. With Dharamsala expected to assist pacers, India might opt for a three-pronged attack by bringing in Mohammed Shami for Shardul Thakur. Jasprit Bumrah has been sensational with the new ball as well as during the death overs, while Mohammed Siraj has not been that effective upfront, but he has managed to deliver the goods in the middle phase. With the bat, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have done the bulk of scoring, while KL Rahul has impressively gone about his work, batting at number 5. Returning from illness, Shubman Gill has shown no signs of rustiness and even notched up his maiden ODI World Cup fifty against Bangladesh. On the other hand, New Zealand came into this World Cup as a dark horse, and as always, they have punched above their weight. With four wins out of four, they are off to a dream start in their quest for their maiden ODI World Cup title. In their previous encounter against Afghanistan, impactful knocks from Will Young, Tom Latham, and Glenn Phillips powered them to a daunting total. A complete effort with the ball saw them skittle out Afghanistan for 139 to secure a massive victory by 149 runs. In Kane Williamson's absence, Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra have shouldered the responsibility for New Zealand. Will Young has scored consecutive fifties, while Tom Latham and Glenn Phillips will be pleased to have got runs under their belt against Afghanistan. Trent Boult and Matt Henry have had the new ball on a string, while Lockie Ferguson, with his raw pace, has hurried batters with the old ball. Playing as the lone frontline spinner, Mitchell Santner has bowled with a lot of control and will hold the key against India, whose top five batters are all right-handers. It has been two decades since New Zealand last suffered a defeat against India in ICC tournaments. Will they extend their dominance? Or will India break the hoodoo in the foothills of the Himalayas? We will find out soon enough.