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IND VS NZ Cricket Commentary

Super 12 - Match 2831-Oct-2021

110/720.0 oversRun rate: 5.5
VS
111/214.3 oversRun rate: 7.66
New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets
New Zealand First innings
Kane Williamson33 | 31)*
Devon Conway(2 | 4)
Shardul Thakur1.3|0|17|0
114.314.3: Shardul Thakur to Kane Williamson, Fuller in length, on the pads. Kane Williamson flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 8 WICKETS! 
114.214.2: Shardul Thakur to Devon Conway, Short of a length, on middle and leg. Devon Conway pulls it to deep backward square leg for a single. Scores level now! 
114.114.1: Shardul Thakur to Kane Williamson, On a length, outside off. Kane Williamson guides it to third man for one.
14 Overs | Runs : 108/2 | Run rate : 7.71
113.713.6: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Full and on off, whipped down to long on for a single. 
413.613.5: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Lovely batting! Fuller in length, on off. Kane Williamson shimmies down the track and lofts it towards long off for a boundary. New Zealand are one hit away from winning the match now. 
013.513.5: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, WIDE! Short once again, on middle. Too short this time as Kane Williamson sways away from it. Wide called for height. 
413.413.4: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Well played! Short ball, on middle. Kane Williamson waits for it and plays a ramp shot. The ball goes over the keeper's head for a boundary. 
113.313.3: Hardik Pandya to Devon Conway, Short ball, on middle. Conway pulls it to deep square leg for a run.
113.213.2: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Touch fuller, on off. Kane Williamson works it to long on for one.
013.113.1: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Outside off, Kane Williamson dabs it to backward point.
13 Overs | Runs : 96/2 | Run rate : 7.38
012.712.6: Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, On a length, outside off. Devon Conway punches it off the back foot towards covers. 
012.612.5: Jasprit Bumrah to Devon Conway, Length ball, on leg. Devon Conway looks to glance it on the leg side but misses. He gets hit on the pads. 
012.512.4: Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, OUT! TAKEN! Fuller in length, on middle. Daryl Mitchell takes the aerial route and heaves it to long on. Didn't get the distance he wanted and KL Rahul takes an easy catch. Misses out on a well-deserved maiden T20I fifty. Daryl Mitchell departs for a well made 49 though.
012.412.3: Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Slower anf fuller, outside off. Daryl Mitchell nudges it to mid-wicket. 
012.312.3: Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, WIDE! Short and angling down the leg side. Daryl Mitchell watches the ball go over him. Wide called.
112.212.2: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, On a good length, on off. Kane Williamson dabs it down to third man for a run.
012.112.1: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, A yorker, on middle. Kane Williamson jams it out to mid on.
12 Overs | Runs : 94/1 | Run rate : 7.83
111.611.6: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Short ball, angling down. Kane Williamson gets low and pulls it to deep square leg for one more. 17 needed in 48 balls.
111.511.5: Hardik Pandya to Daryl Mitchell, Short in length, on middle. Daryl Mitchell whips it to deep square leg for a single. 
111.411.4: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, A length ball, on middle. Kane Williamson skips down and eases it down to long on for a single.
111.311.3: Hardik Pandya to Daryl Mitchell, A length ball, on middle, a slower ball. Daryl Mitchell pulls it to deep backward square leg for one.
111.211.2: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, A length ball, on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket for a single.
011.111.1: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, A length ball, outside off. Kane Williamson pushes off the outer half to point.
11 Overs | Runs : 89/1 | Run rate : 8.09
110.710.6: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, On a length, outside off. Kane dabs it to third man for a single.
010.610.6: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, WIDE! Bangs a bouncer on middle. Kane Williamson watches it sail over his head.
210.510.5: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Full and on middle, flicked to deep square leg for a brace.
010.410.4: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Another dot ball! A full ball, on off. Kane Williamson pushes it to the left of covers where Kohli dives and stops it. 
010.310.3: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, A slower full ball, on off. Kane Williamson pushes it to point.
110.210.2: Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, A short ball, angling on middle, pulled away to mid-wicket for a single.
110.110.1: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, A length ball, outside off. Kane Williamson guides it to third man for a single.
10 Overs | Runs : 83/1 | Run rate : 8.3
09.69.6: Shardul Thakur to Daryl Mitchell, A yorker, around off. Daryl Mitchell digs it out watchfully. 28 runs needed from 60 balls now!
49.59.5: Shardul Thakur to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! SMASHED! Full ball, outside off. Daryl Mitchell hangs back and smashes it past the bowler for another boundary.
49.49.4: Shardul Thakur to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Top shot! Back of a length, on middle and leg. Mitchell stays back and hoicks it in the vacant deep mid-wicket region to collect a boundary.
09.39.3: Shardul Thakur to Daryl Mitchell, Swing and a miss! Back of a length, outside off. Daryl Mitchell looks to heave it away but he misses.
69.29.2: Shardul Thakur to Daryl Mitchell, SIX! BANG! Daryl Mitchell is enjoying his time out in the middle and he looks in a hurry to finish this game! Good-length ball, around off. Mitchell heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie!
09.19.1: Shardul Thakur to Daryl Mitchell, Thakur starts with a short-of-a-length ball, outside off. Daryl Mitchell hits it towards mid off.
9 Overs | Runs : 69/1 | Run rate : 7.67
18.68.6: Varun Chakravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, Flatter ball, on a length, around off. Daryl Mitchell eases it to long on and keeps the strike for the next over.
18.58.5: Varun Chakravarthy to Kane Williamson, Nicely tossed up, around off, turning in sharply. Kane Williamson prods to defend but he gets a thick inside edge to wide of deep mid-wicket. The batters cross for one.
18.48.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, On a length, around middle. Daryl Mitchell hangs back and drills it to long on for a run.
18.38.3: Varun Chakravarthy to Kane Williamson, A bit quicker, around off. Kane Williamson stays back and guides it behind square on the off side for a single. Was a risky single as Ravindra Jadeja was quick to collect the ball and fire a throw at the striker's end. Daryl Mitchell was fortunate that the ball didn't hit the stumps otherwise he was a goner. 
18.28.2: Varun Chakravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, Flatter ball, around off. Daryl Mitchell skips down and whips it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
08.18.1: Varun Chakravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, Tossed up, around off. Daryl Mitchell looks to play the sweep but he misses and gets hit on the pad.
8 Overs | Runs : 64/1 | Run rate : 8
07.67.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Full ball, on middle. Kane Williamson knocks it to point. 47 needed in 72 balls.
27.57.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Full and on off. Kane Williamson comes down the track and lofts it over covers and wide of sweeper cover for a brace.
17.47.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Darted on the pads, pushed to mid-wicket for one more.
17.37.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, Angles a full ball, on middle, punched to covers for a single.
47.27.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Kane Williamson, FOUR! Played with such soft hands! A flatter ball, outside off. Kane Williamson waits for it and opens the face of the bat in the end. Steers it past short third man for a boundary. 
17.17.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Full and on middle, nudged to deep mid-wicket for a single.
7 Overs | Runs : 55/1 | Run rate : 7.86
16.76.6: Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, On middle. Daryl Mitchell miscues his pull to the leg side and collects a single. 56 needed in 78 balls.
66.66.5: Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, SIX! THUMPED! A length ball, on off. Daryl Mitchell uses the depth of his crease and powers it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Did not come off the middle but cleared the fence with ease.
06.56.4: Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Full and on off, pushed to mid off.
16.46.3: Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A length ball, outside off. Kane Williamson steps down and pushes it through covers for a single. Making gaps for himself pretty nicely. 
06.36.3: Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, WIDE! A short ball, angling down the leg side. Kane Williamson sits under it. 
16.26.2: Mohammed Shami to Daryl Mitchell, Full and on off. Daryl Mitchell mistimes his heave to deep square leg for a single.
16.16.1: Mohammed Shami to Kane Williamson, A length ball, outside off. Kane Williamson runs it down to third man for a single.
6 Overs | Runs : 44/1 | Run rate : 7.33
05.65.6: Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Short and outside off, slapped to covers. At the end of the Powerplay, New Zealand are 44/1. 67 needed in 84 balls. 
45.55.5: Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Good shot! A flatter ball, outside off. Daryl Mitchell slaps it through covers for a boundary. Turning out to be an expensive over. 
45.45.4: Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! Just wide and over mid on! A short ball, around off. Daryl Mitchell whacks it wide of mid on and the ball runs away to the mid-wicket fence. 
05.35.3: Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, Tossed up on middle. Daryl Mitchell blocks it back to the bowler.
65.25.2: Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, SIX! High and Handsome! A flatter ball, around off. Daryl Mitchell stays back and heaves it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 
05.15.1: Ravindra Jadeja to Daryl Mitchell, A flighted ball, on middle. Daryl Mitchell skips down and tucks it to mid-wicket.
5 Overs | Runs : 30/1 | Run rate : 6
04.64.6: Varun Chakravarthy to Kane Williamson, Dot to end the over! Good one from Varun Chakravarthy! A flatter ball, on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
04.54.5: Varun Chakravarthy to Kane Williamson, A loopy ball, on off. Kane Williamson watchfully defends it.
14.44.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, Full and on middle. Daryl Mitchell lifts it to long on for a single.
04.34.3: Varun Chakravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, Here comes the reverse sweep by Daryl Mitchell but he finds short third man. 
14.24.2: Varun Chakravarthy to Kane Williamson, A flatter ball, outside off. Kane Williamson chops it softly to short third man for a single.
04.14.1: Varun Chakravarthy to Kane Williamson, Darted on the pads, flicked to short mid-wicket. Kane Williamson wants a single but is sent back. 
4 Overs | Runs : 28/1 | Run rate : 7
13.73.6: Jasprit Bumrah to Kane Williamson, Length ball, outside off. Kane Williamson dabs it to third man for a run.
33.63.5: Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Bumrah tries to bowl another yorker, but bowls a low full toss, outside off. Daryl Mitchell drives it through extra cover. Hardik Pandya chases it and stops the ball right inside the boundary. Saves a run for his team.
03.53.4: Jasprit Bumrah to Martin Guptill, OUT! TAKEN! Jasprit Bumrah draws first blood. Slower delivery, on a length, outside off. Martin Guptill is beaten by the lack of the pace and into his stroke too early. He wanted to loft but completely miscued it towards mid on. Shardul Thakur there takes the ball on the second attempt. Martin Guptill walks back to the pavilion.
43.43.3: Jasprit Bumrah to Martin Guptill, FOUR! Just over Hardik Pandya at mid off! Length ball, on middle. Martin Guptill advances down the track and smashes it over mid off for a boundary. 
03.33.2: Jasprit Bumrah to Martin Guptill, A yorker on off, Guptill keeps it out. 
03.23.1: Jasprit Bumrah to Martin Guptill, Back of a length, on off. Guptill dabs it into the ground. The ball goes towards the keeper. He looks for a single but is sent back by Daryl Mitchell.
03.13.1: Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, TWO WIDES! Short ball from Bumrah, on middle and leg. Daryl Mitchell looks to pull it away but misses. Rishabh Pant puts a big stretch to his left to stop the ball. Gets his gloves on it. The batters steal a single. The umpire signals wide for height. 
3 Overs | Runs : 20/0 | Run rate : 6.67
22.62.6: Varun Chakravarthy to Martin Guptill, Tosses it up, on middle. Martin Guptill gets on his knee and slog-sweeps it to deep backward square leg. Ravindra Jadeja runs to his right to stop the ball. Keeps it down to a couple.
12.52.5: Varun Chakravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, On off, heaved towards deep backward square leg for a run.
12.42.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Martin Guptill, Floats it up, on middle and leg. Guptill heaves it to long on for a single now.
42.32.3: Varun Chakravarthy to Martin Guptill, FOUR! LOVELY SHOT! Tosses it up, on off. Martin Guptill stands tall and lifts it towards long off for another boundary. This is Guptill at it's best. 
42.22.2: Varun Chakravarthy to Martin Guptill, FOUR! Slightly short, outside off. Martin Guptill sees the width and cuts it past backward point for a boundary. 
02.12.1: Varun Chakravarthy to Martin Guptill, Loopy ball, on middle. Guptill nudges it to mid-wicket off the back foot. 
2 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 3
01.61.6: Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, Jasprit Bumrah attacking the stumps up top! Full again, on middle. Daryl Mitchell defends it to the off side. A good over from him. Just a single from it. 
01.51.5: Jasprit Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, A low dipping full toss, on leg, nipping in late. Daryl Mitchell looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 
11.41.4: Jasprit Bumrah to Martin Guptill, On a length, on middle. Guptill nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
01.31.3: Jasprit Bumrah to Martin Guptill, Fires a yorker, on middle, at 139 kph. Martin Guptill defends it back to the bowler. 
01.21.2: Jasprit Bumrah to Martin Guptill, Fuller in length, on middle. Guptill jams it out to mid on.
01.11.1: Jasprit Bumrah to Martin Guptill, Length ball, on off. Guptill comes forward and pushes it to mid on.
1 Overs | Runs : 5/0 | Run rate : 5
00.60.6: Varun Chakravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, Outside off, pushed to point. A bit of a hesitation between the two for a single but no harm done in the end. 
10.50.5: Varun Chakravarthy to Martin Guptill, Tosses it up, on off. Guptill pushes it to long on for a run.
00.40.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Daryl Mitchell, Varun Chakravarthy sees Daryl Mitchell advancing down the track so bowls it down the leg side. Mitchell does well to get his body as otherwise Rishabh Pant would have had a stumping chance. He works it off his pads on the leg side. A leg bye taken. 
10.30.3: Varun Chakravarthy to Martin Guptill, Slower through the air, on middle. Guptill pushes it to long on for a single. 
00.20.2: Varun Chakravarthy to Martin Guptill, Sliding on middle and leg, Guptill defends it to mid on.
20.10.1: Varun Chakravarthy to Martin Guptill, New Zealand and Martin Guptill are underway! Full and on middle, Guptill puts a stride forward and nudges if off the inner half of the bat through square leg for a brace. 
India First innings
Tim Southee4|0|26|1
119.619.6: Tim Southee to Ravindra Jadeja, DROPPED! Ish Sodhi has put down a sitter! Slower ball, into the pitch, around middle. Ravindra Jadeja hangs back and whips it uppishly towards fine leg. The ball goes straight to Sodhi but he drops it. Just a single to end the innings! India finish with 110/7.
219.519.5: Tim Southee to Ravindra Jadeja, In the air, but safe! Back of a length, around off. Ravindra Jadeja skips down and looks to heave it away but he gets a top edge and the ball goes towards mid on. The fielder from mid off runs there and the batters take two.
019.419.4: Tim Southee to Ravindra Jadeja, Southee bangs it into the deck, outside off. Ravindra Jadeja reaches out and looks to cut but he misses.
619.319.3: Tim Southee to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! Some crucial runs for India here! A low full toss, on middle. Ravindra Jadeja gets low and tonks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
019.219.2: Tim Southee to Ravindra Jadeja, Back of a length, around middle. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and pushes it to long on. Shardul Thakur wanted a single but is sent back by Jadeja.
219.119.1: Tim Southee to Ravindra Jadeja, Back of a length, around off. Ravindra Jadeja skips down and heaves it to wide of long on for a couple of runs. Had the throw been at the bowler's end, Mohammed Shami was a goner!
19 Overs | Runs : 99/7 | Run rate : 5.21
118.618.6: Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Another low full toss, on middle. Ravindra Jadeja heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
418.518.5: Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! Boult errs in his line and length and hurls a low full toss, on the pads. Jadeja is up to the task as he whips it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
018.418.4: Trent Boult to Shardul Thakur, OUT! TAKEN! Oh, dear! India are losing their way completely and it is Shardul Thakur who takes his walk back to the pavilion now! A slower ball, on a length, around off. Shardul Thakur looks to loft it over mid off but he miscues it high in the air towards Martin Guptill at mid off. He runs behind and takes a good catch.
018.318.3: Trent Boult to Shardul Thakur, A well-directed bumper, around middle and leg. Shardul Thakur looks to pull but he fails to get any bat on it.
018.218.2: Trent Boult to Shardul Thakur, Back of a length, around off. Shardul Thakur pushes it to mid off. Ravindra Jadeja wanted a single but is sent back by Thakur.
018.118.1: Trent Boult to Hardik Pandya, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and India slip further! Another slower ball, banged into the deck. Hardik Pandya stands tall and looks to clear long off but he fails to get the desired elevation and the ball goes straight to Martin Guptill at long off who takes a dolly.
18 Overs | Runs : 94/6 | Run rate : 5.22
417.617.6: Adam Milne to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR! A boundary to end the over, and a much-needed for India! Milne bowls it slower, into the pitch. Ravindra Jadeja shuffles across and scoops it to the right of the keeper. The ball races away to the fence.
117.517.5: Adam Milne to Hardik Pandya, Length ball, around off. Hardik Pandya stays back and lofts it towards long on. The fielder collects it on the bounce. The batters cross for a single.
117.417.4: Adam Milne to Ravindra Jadeja, A low full toss, on middle. Ravindra Jadeja drills it to long on for another run.
117.317.3: Adam Milne to Hardik Pandya, A yorker now, around middle. Hardik Pandya squeezes it out towards long on for a single.
017.217.2: Adam Milne to Hardik Pandya, This is top stuff from the Kiwi bowlers! Another ball, banged into the pitch, coming in with the angle. Hardik Pandya is cramped for room as he tries to cut it. The ball goes towards cover.
117.117.1: Adam Milne to Ravindra Jadeja, Short of a length, around middle. Ravindra Jadeja pulls it along the ground towards deep square leg for one.
17 Overs | Runs : 86/5 | Run rate : 5.06
416.616.6: Trent Boult to Hardik Pandya, FOUR! No, he can't! Back of a length, outside off. Hardik Pandya hangs back, waits for it and cuts it over point to collect a boundary.
116.516.5: Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Back of a length, around off. Jadeja stays back and dabs it to backward point. A single taken. Excellent over from Boult so far! Can he finish it well?
116.416.4: Trent Boult to Hardik Pandya, On a length, around middle and leg. Hardik Pandya stays back and drills it to long on for a single.
116.316.3: Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Yorker-length delivery, around middle. Jadeja digs it out towards long on for a run.
016.216.2: Trent Boult to Ravindra Jadeja, Play and a miss! Short of a length, outside off. Ravindra Jadeja looks to heave it to the leg side but he misses.
116.116.1: Trent Boult to Hardik Pandya, Back of a length, on leg. Hardik Pandya whips it to deep square leg for a single.
16 Overs | Runs : 78/5 | Run rate : 4.88
115.715.6: Ish Sodhi to Hardik Pandya, Full again, down leg. Pandya flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. End of an excellent spell from the birthday boy. Ish Sodhi finishes with figures 4-0-17-2!
115.615.5: Ish Sodhi to Ravindra Jadeja, Flighted delivery, on middle. Jadeja plays it to long on for a run.
015.515.4: Ish Sodhi to Ravindra Jadeja, Full and on leg, Jadeja steps out and works it to mid-wicket. 
015.415.3: Ish Sodhi to Ravindra Jadeja, A googly outside off, Jadeja defends it to to cover. 
115.315.2: Ish Sodhi to Hardik Pandya, In the air, but safe! Short and on off, Pandya throws his hands at it and splices it towards sweeper cover for a run.
015.215.2: Ish Sodhi to Hardik Pandya, WIDE! Way too outside off, Pandya leaves it alone. Wide given.
115.115.1: Ish Sodhi to Ravindra Jadeja, A full toss, outside off. Ravindra Jadeja knocks it in front of long on for a single.
15 Overs | Runs : 73/5 | Run rate : 4.87
014.714.6: Adam Milne to Hardik Pandya, Short of a length, on off. Pandya pushes it towards covers. He wants a quick single but Ravindra Jadeja is not interested. 
214.614.5: Adam Milne to Hardik Pandya, Short of a length, outside off. Pandya stands tall and dabs it to third man for a couple of runs. 
014.514.4: Adam Milne to Ravindra Jadeja, NOT OUT! Back of a length, on middle. Jadeja looks to work it on the leg side but misses. He gets hit on the pads. The batters take a leg bye. Milne appeals for an LBW but the umpire says no. New Zealand take a review. Ultra Edge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows wickets missing. 
014.414.3: Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, OUT! BOWLED'EM! You miss, I hit stuff! Half the side back in the hut now for India. Good-length ball, on off. Rishabh Pant goes for a wild swing across the line. He only manages to get a little inside edge. The ball crashes back onto the stumps. Adam Milne is delighted and punches the air. India can't seem to get out of this rut! 
014.314.3: Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, WIDE! Full and down the leg side, Pant looks to flick but misses. Wided. 
114.214.2: Adam Milne to Hardik Pandya, On middle, Pandya gets up on his toes and tucks it to mid-wicket for a run.
114.114.1: Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, Slower delivery, on the pads. Rishabh Pant looks to beat the short fine leg fielder but couldn't manage to. A single. 
14 Overs | Runs : 67/4 | Run rate : 4.79
013.613.6: Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant, Leg bye! Flatter ball, down leg. Rishabh Pant misses his flick yet again and gets hit on the pad. The ball rolls away for a leg bye.
113.513.5: Ish Sodhi to Hardik Pandya, Flatter ball, outside off. Hardik Pandya reaches out and cuts it to sweeper cover for one.
113.413.4: Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant, Flatter ball, on leg. Rishabh Pant works it to deep square to collect a run.
013.313.3: Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up, down leg. Rishabh Pant misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.
113.213.2: Ish Sodhi to Hardik Pandya, What a stop that was! Athleticism at its best! Short ball, on leg. Pandya hangs back and smacks it towards deep square leg off the top edge. The ball skies up in the air for a long time. James Neesham flies like a superman and catches the ball. He realizes that he will go over the ropes so he throws the ball back inside the boundary line. Saves five runs for his side. 
113.113.1: Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant, Full and on leg, Rishabh Pant charges down the track and lifts it to long on. Only a single. 
13 Overs | Runs : 62/4 | Run rate : 4.77
112.612.6: Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, On a length, on middle. Rishabh Pant tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Only 4 runs from the over. 
112.512.5: Tim Southee to Hardik Pandya, On middle, clipped to deep mid-wicket for a single.
012.412.4: Tim Southee to Hardik Pandya, Length ball, on middle. Pandya nudges it to mid-wicket. 
112.312.3: Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, Fuller in length, on off. Rishabh Pant goes on his knee and looks to slog. The ball goes off the inside edge to short fine leg for a single. 
112.212.2: Tim Southee to Hardik Pandya, Slower and short, on middle. Hardik Pandya waits for the ball to come and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 
012.112.1: Tim Southee to Hardik Pandya, Good-length ball, on middle. Hardik Pandya is early on his stroke and chips it towards mid on. 
12 Overs | Runs : 58/4 | Run rate : 4.83
111.611.6: Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, Around off, pushed through covers for a single. These two need to stay and build a partnership.
111.511.5: Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, Flatter and on middle. Pant pushes it to mid-wicket for one more.
111.411.4: Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, Slanting on the pads, flicked to square leg for a single.
011.311.3: Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, Full and on middle. Pandya solidly blocks it.
211.211.2: Mitchell Santner to Hardik Pandya, Another one angling down the leg side. Pandya tickles it to fine leg for a brace.
111.111.1: Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, Darted on the pads, flicked to square leg for a single.
11 Overs | Runs : 52/4 | Run rate : 4.73
110.610.6: Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up on middle. Pant tucks it on the leg side for a single.
110.510.5: Ish Sodhi to Hardik Pandya, Good fielding! A full ball, outside off. Pandya dabs it to the left of backward point who does well to stop it. A single.
110.410.4: Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant, Around off, pushed to covers for a single. 
010.310.3: Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant, A yorker from Sodhi. Pant gets his bat down in time and blocks it. 
110.210.2: Ish Sodhi to Hardik Pandya, Full and on middle, drilled down to long on. Pandya is off the mark with a single.
010.110.1: Ish Sodhi to Virat Kohli, OUT! TAKEN! Huge, huge wicket for New Zealand and they strike right after the drinks break. Sodhi hurls a full ball, around off. Virat Kohli gets on his knee and tries to slog-sweep it but does not middle it. The ball skies up and lobs toward long on where Trent Boult holds onto the catch. Kohli just drops his head and starts walking back to the pavilion. Worrying signs for India now.
10 Overs | Runs : 48/4 | Run rate : 4.8
19.69.6: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Drifting on the pads, tucked to mid-wicket for a single.
29.59.5: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Two taken! A flatter ball, outside off. Kohli gets low and cuts it to the left of deep cover to collect a brace.
19.49.4: Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, Darted on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
19.39.3: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Short and outside off. Kohli slaps it to deep cover for one more.
09.29.2: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, A flatter ball, on off. Kohli skips down and tries to slash at it but does so off the inner half and the ball rolls to cover.
09.19.1: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, A full ball, angling on off. Kohli prods and defends in front of cover.
9 Overs | Runs : 43/3 | Run rate : 4.78
18.68.6: Adam Milne to Virat Kohli, A length ball, outside off. Kohli steers it down to third man for a single. Just 2 runs coming off the over.
08.58.5: Adam Milne to Virat Kohli, A length ball, on off. Kohli looks to tuck it on the leg side but gets an inside edge back on the pads.
08.48.4: Adam Milne to Virat Kohli, Bangs in a short ball, on off. Kohli sways away from it. He looks at the umpire thinking it is a wide but doesn't get it. 
18.38.3: Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, Short of a length, outside off. Pant punches it through the diving backward point fielder and takes a single.
08.28.2: Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, A length ball, on off. Blocked out back on the deck.
08.18.1: Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, A length ball, outside off. Pant taps it to point.
8 Overs | Runs : 41/3 | Run rate : 5.13
17.67.6: Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant, This is fuller in length, on middle. Rishabh Pant eases it to long on for a run. Just 4 runs and a wicket off the over!
07.57.5: Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant, Flatter ball, around middle and leg. Rishabh Pant tucks it to the leg side and looks to get off the mark with a run. Virat Kohli though is not interested and sends him back.
07.47.4: Ish Sodhi to Rohit Sharma, OUT! TAKEN! Ish Sodhi strikes now and it is Rohit Sharma who has to walk back to the hut! The move to send Rohit Sharma at no.3 hasn't worked for India and they are in a spot of bother! A half-tracker, outside off. Rohit Sharma stays back and looks to pull but it takes the bottom half of the blade and the ball goes straight to Martin Guptill at long on. He runs forward and takes an important catch. 
07.37.3: Ish Sodhi to Rohit Sharma, Tossed up, around leg. Rohit Sharma sweeps it towards short fine leg.
17.27.2: Ish Sodhi to Virat Kohli, Flatter ball, down leg. Virat Kohli tucks it behind square on the leg side for one.
27.17.1: Ish Sodhi to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, outside off. Virat Kohli reaches out and whips it to wide of long on to collect a couple of runs.
7 Overs | Runs : 37/2 | Run rate : 5.29
16.66.6: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Flatter ball, on middle. Virat Kohli works it to long on for a run.
06.56.5: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Make that four in a row! Loopy ball, outside off. Virat Kohli looks for the expansive drive but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
06.46.4: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Three dots in a row! Flatter ball, around off. Virat Kohli blocks it off the front foot.
06.36.3: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, A slight mix-up in the middle but Virat Kohli survives! Tossed up, around off. Kohli pushes it towards point and looks for a single but is sent back by Rohit Sharma. The fielder throws the ball to the keeper, Devon Conway and he whips the bails off in a flash but Virat Kohli was well in.
06.26.2: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Tossed up, outside off. Virat Kohli drives but finds the cover fielder.
16.16.1: Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Flatter ball, outside off. Rohit Sharma cuts it to point. The fielder there fumbles and concedes a run.
6 Overs | Runs : 35/2 | Run rate : 5.83
05.65.6: Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, Length ball, angling in from middle. Virat Kohli prods and blocks it watchfully.
05.55.5: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, OUT! CAUGHT! Huge wicket this for New Zealand as the dangerous KL Rahul departs! Back of a length, around off. KL Rahul stays back and miscues his pull in the air towards deep square leg. Daryl Mitchell there settles under it and takes a good catch. KL Rahul must be gutted with himself as he has failed to capitalize on the start that he got!
15.45.4: Tim Southee to Rohit Sharma, Length ball, around middle and leg. Rohit Sharma nudges it to deep square leg for a single.
15.35.3: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Good-length ball, around off. KL Rahul drives on the up towards the bowler. Tim Southee gets a hand to it and the ball goes towards mid off. A single taken.
05.25.2: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, On a length, around middle. KL Rahul blocks it off the back foot.
45.15.1: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, FOUR! STREAKY! Good-length ball, outside off. KL Rahul looks to heave it away but he gets a thick inside edge. The ball goes past the keeper and into the fine leg fence.
5 Overs | Runs : 29/1 | Run rate : 5.8
64.64.6: Adam Milne to Rohit Sharma, SIX! BANG! A Rohit Sharma special now! Length ball, angling in from middle. Rohit stays back and whips it way, way over deep square leg for a biggie. 15 runs off the over!
44.54.5: Adam Milne to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Up and over! Short of a length, outside off. Rohit Sharma hangs back and cuts it over James Neesham at backward point to collect a boundary.
04.44.4: Adam Milne to Rohit Sharma, Swing and a miss! Length ball, outside off, shaping away late. Rohit Sharma stays back to cut but the ball zips past his outside edge.
04.34.3: Adam Milne to Rohit Sharma, Length ball, angling in from middle. Rohit Sharma prods and defends it to cover.
14.24.2: Adam Milne to KL Rahul, Length ball, on off. KL Rahul pushes it to mid off for a quick run.
44.14.1: Adam Milne to KL Rahul, FOUR! Width on offer and KL Rahul pounces on it! Back of a length, outside off. KL Rahul stays back and cuts it past the diving point fielder for a boundary.
4 Overs | Runs : 14/1 | Run rate : 3.5
03.63.6: Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Sliding down the leg side, Sharma misses his tuck and gets hit on the pads. 
03.53.5: Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Tosses it up, on leg. Rohit Sharma reaches out and pushes the ball to the bowler. 
03.43.4: Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Shortish again, on leg. Rohit Sharma defends it to mid-wicket. 
13.33.3: Mitchell Santner to KL Rahul, Short and on leg, KL Rahul tucks it to short fine leg for one.
13.23.2: Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, On the pads, glanced to square leg for a single.
03.13.1: Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Drifting it on the pads, Rohit Sharma defends it out. 
3 Overs | Runs : 12/1 | Run rate : 4
12.62.6: Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, DROPPED! Rohit Sharma would have had his heart in his mouth. Boult knows how much Rohit loves to pull and bowls a perfect short ball, on middle. Rohit Sharma couldn't resist himself playing a pull shot. He pulls it towards deep backward square leg. Adam Milne was present over there but puts the catch down. The batters take a single. How costly can this prove to be?
02.52.5: Trent Boult to Ishan Kishan, OUT! TAKEN! Trent Boult strikes early. India lose their first wicket. Full and on leg, Ishan Kishan swings the bat across the line and gets decent contact too. But he hits it straight down the throat of the deep square leg fielder where Daryl Mitchell was stationed perfectly. He grabs the catch easily. A big wicket as Ishan Kishan could be a dangerous batsman on his day. He walks back to the pavilion for a timid score though. 
02.42.4: Trent Boult to Ishan Kishan, Short of a length, outside off, at 140 kph. Ishan Kishan slashes it towards backward point off the back foot. The ball falls just short of the fielder. 
02.32.3: Trent Boult to Ishan Kishan, Length ball, on leg. Ishan Kishan looks to flick again but misses this time. He gets hit on the pads. 
42.22.2: Trent Boult to Ishan Kishan, FOUR! Ishan Kishan is underway as well! Length ball, on middle and leg. Ishan Kishan uses the angle and flicks it over mid-wicket. Didn't time it that well but will get a boundary. 
12.12.1: Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Short of a length, on middle, at 138 kph. KL Rahul mistimes his pull to mid-wicket for a run.
2 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 3
11.61.6: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Good-length ball, on off. KL Rahul guides it towards point. He retains the strike by picking up a single. 
01.51.5: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Length ball, on off. KL Rahul gently taps it towards mid off. 
41.41.4: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, FOUR! Just over the man at mid on! Fuller in length, on middle and leg. KL Rahul clears his front leg and lifts it. Didn't get it from the middle of the bat. The ball goes just over the man at mid on and races away to the boundary. 
01.31.3: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, On a good length, outside off, at 132 kph. KL Rahul dabs it to backward point off the back foot. 
01.21.2: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, On a length, on middle. KL Rahul tucks it to mid-wicket. 
01.11.1: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Good-length ball, on middle. KL Rahul gets behind the line of the ball and defends it right under his eyes. 
1 Overs | Runs : 1/0 | Run rate : 1
00.60.6: Trent Boult to Ishan Kishan, Back of a length, on off. Kishan gets up on his toes and defends it on the off side. A superb start from Trent Boult. Only a single from the opening over. 
00.50.5: Trent Boult to Ishan Kishan, Length ball, outside off. Ishan Kishan pushes the ball on the off side. 
00.40.4: Trent Boult to Ishan Kishan, Loud appeal for an LBW but turned down! Good-length ball, comes back in shaprly, on middle and leg. Ishan Kishan looks to work it on the leg side but misses. He gets hit on the front pad. Trent Boult pleads for an lbw but Richard Kettleborough says no. 
00.30.3: Trent Boult to Ishan Kishan, Length ball, on off, nipping away, at 134 kph. Ishan Kishan opens the full face of the bat and pushes it to mid on. 
10.20.2: Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Fuller in length this time, outside off. KL Rahul steers it to point. India and KL Rahul are undereway! 
00.10.1: Trent Boult to KL Rahul, Boult starts with a good-length ball, on off, at 129 kph. KL Rahul prods and taps it to point. A slight hesitation for a single as KL Rahul wanted one but is sent back by Ishan Kishan.
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