Jan 30England vs. India

6th Match at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth

England won by 3 wkts

Jan 29New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

7th ODI at Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Sri Lanka won by 34 runs

Jan 28South Africa vs. West Indies

5th ODI at SuperSport Park, Centurion

South Africa won by 131 runs

Jan 26Australia vs. India

5th Match at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

No result

Jan 25South Africa vs. West Indies

4th ODI at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

West Indies won by 1 wkt

Jan 25New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

6th ODI at University Oval, Dunedin

New Zealand won by 120 runs

Jan 31 06:30New Zealand vs. Pakistan

1st ODI at Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Feb 01 08:50Australia vs. England

Final at Perth

Feb 03 06:30New Zealand vs. Pakistan

2nd ODI at Napier

Feb 14 03:30New Zealand vs. Sri Lanka

1st Match, Pool A at Christchurch

Feb 14 09:00Australia vs. England

2nd Match, Pool A at Melbourne

Feb 15 06:30South Africa vs. Zimbabwe

3rd Match, Pool B at Hamilton


India tour of New Zealand 2014

New Zealand vs. India, 1st Test

Eden Park, Auckland, Feb 06, 2014

Batting: New Zealand

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.1DROPPEDZaheer to Fulton, no run, dropped! Zaheer thought he had Fulton first ball. Full and angled across Fulton, who drove at it leaden-footedly, the edge went at a catchable height to 2nd slip, but Dhawan dived across from 3rd and fluffed the take. It hit his hands hard and went to ground. It wasn't Dhawan's catch, yet he went for it and what should've been a simple take for Rohit, becomes a missed chance now.1/0
1.2FOURZaheer to Fulton, FOUR, now Fulton flicks off his legs. Down leg and effortlessly clipped away through midwicket for the first boundary of the series5/0
2FOURZaheer to Fulton, FOUR, gentle half-volley on the pads, no pace, easy pickings for Fulton who flicks to get his 2nd boundary of the over9/0
5.3FOURZaheer to Rutherford, FOUR, finally Rutherford gets the drive right. Right forward and to the pitch, drove it wide of mid-off. Even though the outfield is slow, the ball has enough to win the race16/0
9.5OUTIshant to Rutherford, out Caught by Rahane at gully!! Stunning grab. Rahane is turning out to be a magnificent fielder. Poor stroke though - Rutherford looking to punch through cover, too risky a stroke with the ball moving around, the outside edge was flying to the right of Rahane, who flung out and held on. Ishant strikes in his opening over. He looks really pumped after taking that wicket. Rutherford's iffy innings comes to an end. Rutherford c Rahane b Ishant 6(30) [4s-1]19/1
12.1OUTZaheer to Fulton, out Lbw!! Zaheer comes back on and gets Fulton out first ball. This time Kettleborough has got it spot on. The plumbest of lbws. Pitches in line, goes past the defence of Fulton and strikes him in front of middle on the back pad. That's an easy decision. Zaheer exults. Fulton fails to make use of the reprieve he got early on. Fulton lbw b Zaheer 13(35) [4s-2]23/2
14.2FOURZaheer to Williamson, FOUR, edged and doesn't carry to Rohit Sharma at 2nd slip. Williamson's soft hands ensuring the edge didn't carry. Fell short of Rohit and went through his legs. No third man and that will be a boundary28/2
17.1OUTIshant to Ross Taylor, out Caught by Ravindra Jadeja!! That is another good catch. Now Ross Taylor is gone. India well on top here at Eden Park. Taylor made the error of hitting it in the air, though the drive was superbly timed, in the air, meant Jadeja was in business and he took a smart catch above his head. The ball was travelling and he did extremely well at mid-off. Looks pretty surprised after taking the catch. Ishant is all smiles. Ross Taylor c Ravindra Jadeja b Ishant 3(15)30/3
17.5FOURIshant to Brendon McCullum, leg byes, FOUR, too leg-sideish and that has gone for four leg-byes. Down leg and catches some thigh pad on the way, beating both Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the leg-gully in place34/3
20.5FOURZaheer to Williamson, FOUR, lovely off-drive. All timing and nothing more. Beats mid-off and that's one for the photographers.44/3
22.4FOURRavindra Jadeja to Williamson, FOUR, excellent shot. Williamson uses his feet and goes over mid-on, with a superb lifted stroke. The use of the feet was the key and we have seen Williamson do that effortlessly to spinners. Lovely to see52/3
24.4FOURKohli to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, slow and wide outside off. It allows McCullum to free his arms and he cracks it hard through point for a boundary. Nothing delivery really59/3
27.4FOURIshant to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, edged but it does not carry! That was quite a thick edge. McCullum was pushing out hard at a length delivery and got a helathy edge. Vijay, at first slip, is standing a little too deep for that one. It bounces on the half-volley to him and he fails to stop the ball74/3
28.4DROPPEDShami to Williamson, no run, dropped by Vijay! That's just a sitter. Williamson poked out outside off, the ball moved away after pitching and took the shoulder of the bat. The ball goes at knee height to Vijay at first slip. He bends down lazily and spills despite getting both hands to it. Shami is understandably frustrated76/3
29.2FOURIshant to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, aggression from both batsman and bowler. Ishant banged it in short, Brendon McCullum did not shy away from the pull. He only managed a top edge but it flew over Dhoni. One bounce and over the ropes82/3
31.4FOURIshant to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, now that's a good shot. Slightly short from Ishant. McCullum crunches it through extra cover and picks up a boundary. The ball did slow down but still trickles into the ropes90/3
31.5FOURIshant to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, now short and wide outside off. McCullum deals with it as it ought to be. Stays back and cuts really hard throgh point94/3
32.1SIXShami to Williamson, SIX, superbly played pull over the square leg boundary. The short ball had good pace on it but Williamson had the pull in control throughout. The balls clears the ropes comfortably100/3
33.1FOURZaheer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, gentle loosener is smacked away through mid wicket. Short with no real pace and McCullum just laid into this one. Pulled it well in front of square106/3
33.3FOURZaheer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, streaky but McCullum gets another boundary. This was not too short, McCullum still went for the cut and the thick edge flew over the slip cordon110/3
35FOURShami to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, that's a really good shot now. McCullum sees the full delivery and punches it superbly through the mid wicket region for another boundary115/3
38SIXZaheer to Williamson, SIX, there is just no stopping Williamson. That's his 6th fifty of the tour! Fifties in all the ODIs and he's just marching on. Zaheer tested out a short one. Williamson pulled but got a top edge. The straight boundaries are very small here and the ball sails over the ropes. Zaheer has his hands on his face, with a wry smile125/3
41.1FOURShami to Williamson, FOUR, what a shot! Not too full from Shami but Williamson comes on the frontfoot and drives it on the up past mid off. Fine way to bring up the 100-run stand between the two. Excellent fightback131/3
42.2FOURZaheer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, lovely drive down the ground to bring up McCullum's 29th Test fifty. It was right in the slot for him to play that shot. He leaned forward and drove it superbly139/3
42.3FOURZaheer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, now a little shorter and outside off from Zaheer. McCullum hangs back and cuts it late to get it through the gully area for a four143/3
43.1FOURRavindra Jadeja to Williamson, FOUR, Ravindra Jadeja begins with a very poor delivery. Short and going down the leg side. Williamson pulls it really hard past short fione leg149/3
43.2FOURRavindra Jadeja to Williamson, FOUR, another one down the leg side. Williamson now goes to the right of the man at short fine leg and picks up another boundary153/3
44.1FOURZaheer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Zaheer bangs it in short with two men in the deep. However, McCullum checks the strategy with a commanding pull behind square on the onside. He picked the gap perfectly157/3
47FOURZaheer to Williamson, FOUR, that's just poor length from the veteran. Short and no pace, Williamson pulls it with elan and in the big gap through mid wicket. Easily put away. That ball deserved that trearment169/3
49.3FOURRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, excellent shot from Brendon McCullum. This was floated very full. McCullum played the sweep intentionally late so that he got it fine. The fine boundaries are very short and he picked it well177/3
51.1OTHERRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, floated up, McCullum drives to long off, the partnership between Brendon McCullum and Williamson is now 150.180/3
51.4FOURRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, pitched up by Ravindra Jadeja. McCullum reaches out and sweeps it very hard through mid wicket for a boundary. Top shot185/3
54.5FOURShami to Williamson, FOUR, terrific drive down the ground. On the fuller side. Williamson drives on the up and it beats both Shami and Kohli, at mid off, to race away to the boundary195/3
55.3FOURRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, very full, McCullum gets down and sweeps it very hard to backward square leg for yet another boundary205/3
56.2FOURShami to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, McCullum has played that shot superbly all day. Good bouncer, aimed at his face but McCullum rolls his wrist over the pull and plays it in the gap through backward square leg. Superb execution210/3
56.5FOURShami to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, overpitched and put away easily. Full delivery on the leg stump, McCullum leans forward and on-drives it very well to the long-on fence214/3
57.1FOURRavindra Jadeja to Williamson, FOUR, oh that is very nicely played. It was a flatter delivery outside off stump, Williamson waited and allowed the ball to come, cut it very late off the back foot and sent it very fine to beat short third man218/3
57.4SIXRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, SIX, he's smoked that! What a way to bring up your 8th Test hundred. Flighted delivery just outside off stump, McCullum advances, gets closer to the pitch of the ball and absolutely muscles it over long-off. The ball went into the second tier. McCullum takes the helmet off and acknowledges the cheers by raising his bat225/3
58.5FOURIshant to Williamson, FOUR, the pull shot again from Williamson. Short and just outside off stump, Williamson rocks back, gets on top of the bounce and sends it along the ground to the deep mid-wicket fence229/3
59.1OTHERRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, the 200-run partnership between these two. Flatter delivery down the leg side, McCullum sweeps it along the ground to deep backward square leg230/3
59.2OTHERRavindra Jadeja to Williamson, 2 runs, that's it. Williamson drives and gets to his 5th Test hundred. Tossed up outside off stump, Williamson drives off the front foot to extra-cover. Big cheer from the crowd for the youngman. What a knock under pressure, even Dhoni is clapping232/3
68.1OUTZaheer to Williamson, out Caught by Dhoni!! What an unfortunate way to get out, India won't complain though. Good spirit from the batsman, he walked off straightaway. Nothing but a length ball down the leg side, Williamson tries to flick it very fine, but he's very unlucky to get a faint tickle which is well held by Dhoni diving low to his left. Anyway, Williamson has done his job. Sensational hundred from the youngster. So then, India have a new batsman a few overs before the new ball. Can they work on this opening? Williamson c Dhoni b Zaheer 113(172) [4s-10 6s-2]251/4
71FOURZaheer to Corey Anderson, FOUR, edge but in the gap. A sharp bouncer outside the off stump tump, Anderson fends awkwardly, the ball goes uppishly but goes between second slip and gully. End of a good over from Zaheer261/4
74.5FOURRohit to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, full outside off stump, McCullum easily reverse-sweeps it very fine to the third man fence268/4
75.1SIXRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, SIX, when McCullum advances and gets to the pitch of the ball, he normally connects well. This time he's sent it way over long-off. Quick feet movement from McCullum enabled him to muscle that loft really well275/4
81.2FOURIshant to Corey Anderson, FOUR, short of length delivery down the leg side, Anderson edges the glance, the ball falls just short of Dhoni as he dives to his right and it bursts through his gloves to go through to fine leg296/4
81.4FOURIshant to Corey Anderson, FOUR, edged past third slip and it races away. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Anderson gets a thick outside edge that races away to third man300/4
81.5FOURIshant to Corey Anderson, FOUR, oh this is turning out to be a dreadful new ball over from Ishant. Short delivery on the stumps, Anderson pulls powerfully along the ground and it rockets to the mid-wicket fence304/4
84.5FOURZaheer to Corey Anderson, FOUR, overpitched and smashed. Full delivery outside off stump, Anderson drives on the rise, the bat turn in his hands, yet it raced straight down the ground to the fence311/4
86.3SIXZaheer to Corey Anderson, SIX, top-edge and Anderson swung so hard that it went all the way over fine leg. Short delivery on the off stump, Anderson pulls and gets lucky. Nothing going India's way320/4
88.1FOURZaheer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, oh almost dragged back. Full delivery just outside off stump, McCullum lunges forward to push, gets a thick edge that goes just past the stumps and the ball escapes to the fine leg fence329/4
90.5FOURZaheer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, streaky and in the air, but wide of any catching men. Full and wide outside off - the sucker ball - Brendon McCullum went after it, with a flashy drive, luckily he found the gap and got a boundary333/4
92.2FOURZaheer to Corey Anderson, FOUR, streaky shot, but a boundary nonetheless. Looks to drive a ball outside off, but gets an outside edge that runs through gully and beats the chasing fielder. First boundary for Corey Anderson today338/4
93FOURZaheer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, 2nd 150 plus score for Brendon McCullum against India - 3rd overall. Gets there with a super straight drive as Zaheer overpitches, he leans forward and smashes it past the stumps at the other end. A raise of the bat and that's about it. He looks set for the long haul here343/4
93.1FOURIshant to Corey Anderson, FOUR, now Corey Anderson gets his fifty. Good delivery from Ishant though, in the corridor of uncertainty, forcing Corey Anderson to play at it, the batsman jabbed at it, the edge was found, but splits third slip and gully diving across. Right in between the two and since there is no third man, it's a boundary347/4
93.4FOURIshant to Corey Anderson, FOUR, now the 100-run stand has come up in quick time. Rubbish delivery from Ishant, down leg and Corey Anderson gets inside the line to glance it away. Only two men on the leg-side and that's an easy boundary351/4
95.1FOURIshant to Corey Anderson, FOUR, cracking pull shot. Banged in short, not enough oomph in that delivery and Corey Anderson pulls hard over midwicket. A worried look already on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's face after that boundary357/4
95.5FOURIshant to Corey Anderson, FOUR, Corey Anderson is looking in a punishing mood. Wanted to go over mid-off, but the bat turned in his hand and it went wide of mid-on - off the thickish inside half and it still has enough power to reach the fence. Ishant looks dismayed361/4
96FOURIshant to Corey Anderson, FOUR, make that three boundaries in the over and already the momentum is being taken away from the visitors. Dug in short again, but Corey Anderson has seen that early and pulls mightily to the deep square leg fence. Slammed that really hard. Poor bowling from Ishant though365/4
98.1FOURZaheer to Corey Anderson, FOUR, square-driven to the third man fence. Very full and outside off, Corey Anderson drives away from the body, but beats gully easily and point to his right who didn't even move a muscle375/4
98.3FOURZaheer to Corey Anderson, FOUR, Corey Anderson is putting away every single bad ball. This is a magnificent pull shot - for there are two men on the fence for the shot. He rolls his wrists, swivels and pulls it down, splits the two men perfectly. Couldn't have done any better, had he tried it again379/4
99.1FOURIshant to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, the boundaries are coming thick and fast. Lethargic effort from Shami at mid-on, went down instalments and allowed the ball to go through his body, Brendon McCullum early into the punch-drive and getting a boundary due to Shami's poor effort383/4
99.4OUTIshant to Corey Anderson, out Lbw!! Ishant has struck. Steve Davis raises the finger in a jiffy. Need a replay to ascertain whether the ball would've clipped leg. Big angle that - from round the wicket, angled in, pitches middle and raps Corey Anderson in front after the batsman missed the tuck to leg. Ishant was confident and was rewarded. Anderson wasn't happy at all with the decision. Once the replays are in, will confirm whether it would've hit leg. Corey Anderson lbw b Ishant 77(109) [4s-13 6s-1]384/5
101.1FOURIshant to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, smashed. Fine square drive. Brendon McCullum looking to get forward and then seeing it in the zone, opts to flay that through the off-side, really hit it hard and no-one moved as the ball sped away to the fence in a flash389/5
101.4FOURIshant to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, rubbish delivery and rightly put away. Short and well down leg, a gift to Brendon McCullum who swivels and almost pulls it all the way, one bounce over the ropes at fine leg. Ishant has been very inconsistent today, too many bad balls thrown in393/5
102.3FOURZaheer to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, shot of the day so far. Not a half volley, but Brendon McCullum drove that on the up and it raced past the stumps in a hurry. Zaheer bent down to get a hand on it, but the timing was impeccable and the balance of the shot was something to behold. Muscled with grace by McCullum. Just about missed the stumps at the other end398/5
103.1OUTIshant to Watling, out Caught by Dhawan!! 4th wicket for Ishant. He has got Watling out 1st ball after drinks. Pitched up and outside off, Watling went for the big drive and edged it behind where Dhawan held on to a sharp catch at 3rd slip. Would've helped Dhawan's confidence too for he was miserable in the field yesterday. Watling c Dhawan b Ishant 1(6)398/6
103.4FOURIshant to Southee, FOUR, Southee is off the mark with a fabulous on-drive. A checked, punch-drive and that's all it was, no-one at mid-on and the ball scoots away402/6
104.4FOURShami to Southee, FOUR, Southee is shuffling across and aiming to play all deliveries to the leg-side, this one is full and down leg, flicked away over leg gully and beats fine leg easily407/6
106FOURIshant to Southee, FOUR, Ishant ruffles his hair with a wry smile on his face after the edge is found, but it has run away to the fence. Well outside off, Southee played an iffy stroke, jabbing at it, the edge eludes the three slips in place412/6
106.1OTHERShami to Brendon McCullum, no run, run-out chance gone abegging! Good fielding though from Dhawan at cover, he fielded the ball to his left, turned around and threw blind, Southee had taken a long way out of his crease, if the throw had hit, his dive would've been a waste. He was out by a long way412/6
106.3FOURShami to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, short and down leg, Brendon McCullum is onto that in a flash, rocks back and swivel-pulls to the fine leg fence, beats the man easily416/6
107.3SIXIshant to Southee, SIX, top-edged pull for a six. Southee knows the short delivery is coming, waits on the back foot and pulls well back into the stands at fine leg. The straight boundaries are straight here and once Southee got a top-edge it was always a six425/6
108SIXIshant to Southee, SIX, the 2nd six of the over and Southee has a smile on his face. Ishant looks dismayed. Short and on the body, Southee got inside the line and top-edges the pull over Mahendra Singh Dhoni's head. Well caught in the crowd by a man, two-handed. The top-edge just flew all the way433/6
108.3OUTShami to Southee, out Bowled!! Shami rattles the stumps. Southee gave himself too much room, shuffling to off and exposing his middle and leg stump. Missed the flick and the ball hit the stumps. First wicket for Shami and Southee's entertaining cameo has come to an end. Southee b Shami 28(21) [4s-3 6s-2]434/7
109.5FOURRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, that was always coming with Ravindra Jadeja bowling. Brendon McCullum stepping out and drilling it back over the bowler. Flat hit442/7
110.3FOURShami to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, deliberately played. Opens the face of the bat and runs it down to the vacant third man fence. Moves into the 190s447/7
111.3FOURRavindra Jadeja to Ish Sodhi, FOUR, all timing on that flick shot from Ish Sodhi. Down leg and he puts away it through square leg453/7
112.5FOURShami to Ish Sodhi, FOUR, Shami has his hands on his head. No gully and Ish Sodhi would've been gone had he been there. Full and wide outside off, Ish Sodhi throws his bat and gets a thick edge to third man459/7
113FOURShami to Ish Sodhi, FOUR, now goes on-side and gets back to back boundaries. Flicked wide of mid-on where Zaheer is fielding and there's only one winner there - the ball beating a jogging Zak quite easily463/7
113.3SIXRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, SIX, Brendon McCullum is taking on Ravindra Jadeja and connects handsomely. Charges out and lofts over Rohit Sharma's head at long-on. Just two away from the double-ton. He wants to finish it before lunch, does he?469/7
114FOURRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Brendon McCullum has done it before lunch. Mark Richardson on air, got it spot on. He said McCullum would try to get his double-ton this over and the Kiwi skipper does so. Down leg and McCullum opts to sweep, in the air and though there were shouts of 'catch it', the ball beats the fielder in the deep and races across. McCullum is all smiles, Ish Sodhi hugs him. A hearty applause from the Eden Park crowd to acknowledge McCullum's 2nd double-ton against India. Ravindra Jadeja walks up to shake McCullum's hand. With that it will be lunch as well.473/7
116.1SIXRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, SIX, Brendon McCullum is showing no mercy. First ball from Ravindra Jadeja after lunch has been tonked down the ground over long on. It was flat, no flight at all. McCullum still comes down the track and smacks it mightily over the ropes486/7
117.2OUTIshant to Ish Sodhi, out Caught by Rohit!! That's wicket No. 5 for Ishant! He's delighted. The length was perfect. He had Ish Sodhi pressing forward but not quite to the pitch. The ball takes the edge and flies low to Rohit, at 2nd slip. He bends down and takes it neatly with both hands before tumbling over. Welcome five-fer for Ishant whose place was questioned before the start of the Test. That should boost his confidence tremendously. Ish Sodhi c Rohit b Ishant 23(27) [4s-3]490/8
118.1FOURRavindra Jadeja to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, excellent placement. Floated full outside leg. McCullum reaches out and sweeps it perfectly between fine leg and deep backward square leg494/8
118.5OUTRavindra Jadeja to Wagner, out Caught by Kohli!! Superb catch at slip by Kohli. This was pushed through outside off. Wagner poked out and got a thick outside edge. The ball flew low to Kohli, he bends down and grabs it with both hands just near ankle height. Wagner c Kohli b Ravindra Jadeja 0(7)495/9
119.3SIXIshant to Brendon McCullum, SIX, catch dropped by Rahane. It was a very tough one. McCullum top-edged the pull and Rahane was standing very close to the boundary at deep backward square leg. He judged it well, timed the jump and got both hands but just could not latch on501/9
119.5OTHERIshant to Brendon McCullum, no run, run out chance missed. McCullum dabbed this one late near gully and was setting off for a run. However, Rohit gets to the ball quickly with a dive and has a shy at the stumps with McCullum halfway down the track. He turned back but had given up. No direct hit though and McCullum survives501/9
121.4OUTIshant to Brendon McCullum, out Caught by Ravindra Jadeja!! It needed some brilliance to end McCullum's innings and Jadeja has provided it. That was a brilliant piece of catching in the outfield. Brendon McCullum had swatted this length ball towards long on. Jadeja actually did very well to leap up and grab the ball in the first place, then he was falling back beyond the ropes but had the presence of mind to throw the ball high up in the air. That allowed him the time to step back in and complete the catch. Stunning effort and Ishant ends with a six-wicket haul. Brendon McCullum c Ravindra Jadeja b Ishant 224(307) [4s-29 6s-5]503/10

Batting: India

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.2OUTBoult to Dhawan, out Caught by Williamson!! Dhawan's woes continue outside India. This was angled in on the middle and leg, Dhawan was squared up completely. He was trying to flick it away but the ball got the leading edge and went low to 5th slip. Yes, that's right. 5th slip is where Williamson bent low to take it nicely in front of him. Dhawan c Williamson b Boult 0(3)1/1
1OUTBoult to Pujara, out Caught by Watling!! Horrendous shot from Pujara. This was slanted across and way outside off. He chased the full ball only to get an edge through to the 'keeper. India in trouble straightaway. Two for Boult in the first over and he seemed a little surprised himself after this ugly shot from Pujara. Pujara c Watling b Boult 1(3)3/2
4.5FOURBoult to Kohli, FOUR, brilliant shot to get off the mark. Slightly overpitched and close to the offstump as well. Kohli comes forward and drives it with a straight bat to the long off fence. Beautiful shot9/2
5.4OUTSouthee to Kohli, out Caught by Fulton!! Kohli begins the slow walk back. He seems unimpressed with the decision. It was a complete snorter from Southee. The ball reared up from a good length and was finding its way to Kohli's face. He had to fend out and seemed to have got a bit of glove on it. We'll confirm that once the replays are in. The ball lobbed up to 2nd slip for an easy catch. Kohli was still shaking his head as he walked back. Kohli c Fulton b Southee 4(13) [4s-1]10/3
7.3FOURSouthee to Vijay, FOUR, hint of away movement and Vijay gets an outside edge. He played it with soft hands once again and the ball rolls through the slip cordon and down to the boundary15/3
11FOURBoult to Vijay, FOUR, slanted into the pads and Vijay plays that flick shot quite beautifully. He did well to play it with as straight a bat as possible and gets it between mid wicket and mid on. Superb execution20/3
12.3FOURCorey Anderson to Vijay, FOUR, Vijay is picking the bowler to go after. He's been in for a while. No pace on this full delivery outside off. Vijay goes for the drive and plays it beautifully to the long off fence24/3
14FOURSouthee to Rohit, FOUR, Southee lets this one go in with the angle but it finishes on middle and leg. That allowed Sharma to turn it away off his thigh to the fine leg boundary30/3
14.4FOURCorey Anderson to Vijay, FOUR, very full and outside off. Vijay goes after this one. He timed that one superbly and gets it down to the cover fence. Very good shot34/3
15.3FOURWagner to Rohit, FOUR, short and wide outside off. Sharma gets up on his toes and cuts it really hard to the right of the man at point. Very good shot that. He managed to keep it down all the way38/3
17.1FOURWagner to Rohit, FOUR, width offered again by Wagner. Sharma leans back and cuts it really well to backward point fence. He's finding his feet now44/3
19.3FOURWagner to Vijay, FOUR, pokes and gets lucky. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, not at a comfortable height for the batsman, Vijay looks to punch but is a touch late on the shot, the ball takes the outside edge and goes between second slip and third slip51/3
19.4OUTWagner to Vijay, out Bowled!! Oh that is a peach of a delivery! Good length delivery from very wide of the crease, Vijay looks to defend, the ball nips away a touch and beats the outside edge and crashes into the off stump. Too good a delivery that Wagner. Vijay is absolutely gutted as he walks back. The bail is broken. Vijay b Wagner 26(60) [4s-5]51/4
20.1FOURBoult to Rahane, byes, FOUR, that's hard for any keeper to stop. This ball swung back in a long way, it started around the leg stump and went further down the leg side, even a full length dive from Watling wasn't good enough59/4
21.3FOURWagner to Rohit, FOUR, sharp short ball on the off stump, Sharma pulls off the back foot, wasn't in full control but there was no one at deep square leg and it runs away to the fence63/4
21.4FOURWagner to Rohit, FOUR, oh he's timed that very well. Short and wide outside off stump, Sharma stands tall and cuts it through cover-point, the ball hit the middle of the bat and raced away67/4
22FOURWagner to Rohit, FOUR, poor ball from Wagner, Rohit was anticipating another shortish delivery outside off stump, Wagner bowls exactly that, Rohit waits on the back foot and guides it over the slip cordon71/4
22.3FOURBoult to Rahane, FOUR, full and wide outside off stump, Rahane reaches and slices the drive uppishly, the ball goes over cover-point and into the sweeper cover fence75/4
28.3FOURWagner to Rohit, FOUR, oh a delightful drive off the front foot. Full and outside off stump, Rohit leans forward and holds a good shape while playing the the shot, sends it wide of mid-off and the fielder loses the chase94/4
31.1OTHERSouthee to Rohit, 1 run, gently turns the length ball to short mid wicket and gets to his third 50+ score in Tests. The previous two occasions have been hundreds for Rohit101/4
33.1FOURSouthee to Rohit, FOUR, oh that is a fine shot by Rohit. Waits for the fuller length delivery to come and drives very well off the front foot past mid-off112/4
37.3SIXWilliamson to Rohit, SIX, brilliantly played by Sharma. He dances down the track, does not get to the pitch but lofts it with the turn over the mid wicket fence. Lovely, flowing shot124/4
39FOURIsh Sodhi to Rahane, FOUR, superb use of the feet. Rahane stretches a little extra and lofts this with the turn through extra cover. A lot straighter in fact. Big gap there and he picks up a boundary130/4
44.1OUTSouthee to Rahane, out Caught by Ross Taylor!! Nothing shot and caught at 1st slip. Rahane could've well left that alone, but he went after it, trying to drive a ball well outside off and paid the price. The outside edge is safely held by Ross. Southee is all smiles. India's troubles got bigger. Rahane c Ross Taylor b Southee 26(70) [4s-2]138/5
45.1OUTBoult to Rohit, out Bowled!! Now Rohit goes. Inside-edge onto the stumps. Not there for the drive, the feet too didn't move towards the pitch of the ball, the result - an inside edge onto the stumps. Rohit sinks low in disappointment. Walks off crestfallen. Loose stroke - as Rohit was trying to drive on the up, well away from the body. Rohit b Boult 72(120) [4s-8 6s-1]138/6
49.3FOURBoult to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, streaky, but in the gap. Full and wide outside off, Ravindra Jadeja plays an airy drive, sliced into the gap on the off-side and the ball runs away150/6
51.5FOURBoult to Ravindra Jadeja, leg byes, FOUR, sliding down leg, takes the pad and rushes away to the fence158/6
52.4FOURCorey Anderson to Dhoni, FOUR, edged right into the gap! Watling the culprit. He anticipated and went to to leg, the outside edge goes to his right, that puts off Ross Taylor at 1st slip who doesn't move and the ball goes right in between the two. Dhoni knows that he is lucky and has a wry smile on his face164/6
53.4OUTWagner to Dhoni, out Caught by Watling!! Watling makes amends for the mistake last over. How many times have we seen Dhoni getting out like this in Tests? Numerous is the answer. Good delivery, right on off stump, full and making the Indian skipper play, the feet don't move forward quickly enough, the bat comes at an angle and the edge is found, low and to the right of Watling who snaffles it without any trouble. The follow-on is a real possibility now. Dhoni c Watling b Wagner 10(28) [4s-1]167/7
54FOURWagner to Zaheer, FOUR, Zaheer is off the mark with a crunching cover drive, full and outside off, Zaheer throws the bat and gets a boundary171/7
55FOURCorey Anderson to Zaheer, FOUR, Zaheer isn't going to hang around, makes room and thumps the length ball through cover. Clattered that hard176/7
57FOURCorey Anderson to Zaheer, FOUR, belted. Zaheer going after a full and wide delivery outside off and smashing it beating Boult on the sweeper cover fence185/7
57.4OUTWagner to Zaheer, out Caught by Watling!! Zaheer's innings ends in the expected way. Makes room and wants to swat the short delivery out of Eden Park, all the manages is a feather through to the keeper. A big fist pump from Wagner. India are 9 down. Zaheer c Watling b Wagner 14(16) [4s-3]188/8
58.2OUTSouthee to Ishant, out Caught by Boult at mid-off!! I seriously can't understand what India's batsmen are doing. Ishant makes room and tries to go over mid-off, no timing nor any power behind the shot, an easy catch for Boult. Ishant c Boult b Southee 0(3)189/9
58.5FOURSouthee to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, cracking shot. Takes the short delivery on and pulls over mid-on. Hit it really well194/9
59.4SIXWagner to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX, smashed! On the up, more of an ODI shot. In the slot and Ravindra Jadeja drills it flat over long-off, it skimmed into the way of the crowd. Well caught by a man in the stands201/9
60OUTWagner to Shami, out Caught by Fulton at 2nd slip!! All over. Shami needed to face one delivery, but he couldn't. Pacy short of length delivery outside off, Shami tries to poke at it, the healthy edge is found and taken by Fulton. India are bowled out for 202. Shami c Fulton b Wagner 2(3)202/10

Batting: New Zealand

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1OUTShami to Rutherford, out Lbw!! Rutherford is gone for a golden duck. Shami is pumped. Pitches middle, middle and leg, Rutherford's bat is late in coming down to play the defensive stroke and he misses, is hit on the back pad. That would've crashed into leg. Kettleborough has a long hard look and rules in favor of the bowler. Good start for India with the ball. Rutherford lbw b Shami 0(1)1/1
3OUTShami to Fulton, out Caught by Ravindra Jadeja at short cover!! Soft dismissal and both the openers are gone now. Fullish delivery outside off, in the slot for the drive, but Fulton can only hit it into the lap of Jadeja. Tame stroke to finish your innings. Fulton c Ravindra Jadeja b Shami 5(11)9/2
5.5OUTZaheer to Williamson, out Caught by Ravindra Jadeja at short midwicket!! Would you believe it, Williamson has fallen below 50 in this series! What a catch by Jadeja though, one-handed beaut! Williamson failing to keep the flick down and the ball was going away from Jaddu, to his right he flung and grabbed it one-handed. Immediately throws it away in joy. The Indians surround him. Cracking catch and it needed something like that to dismiss the very in-form Williamson. Williamson c Ravindra Jadeja b Zaheer 3(17)11/3
7.4OUTZaheer to Ross Taylor, out Brendon McCullum Run Out!! 1 run completed. It's that man Jadeja again! The Swami Army are in full spirits. But seriously what were the batsmen thinking, it was tucked off the pads, Jadeja ran after it, picked it up, turned around and threw in one motion - remember, McCullum is one of the quickest runners around in world cricket today, but he is caught napping, turns slowly for the 2nd and even a dive doesn't help as the relay throw is taken by Ishant - good grab that, for it bounced in front of him - and he whips off the bails. Murali Vijay must be a relieved man for the drop earlier in the over hasn't cost anything. So India are cock-a-hoop and that will be lunch as well. Off go the players. Brendon McCullum run out (Ravindra Jadeja/Ishant) 1(2)15/4
10.3FOURShami to Ross Taylor, FOUR, just loses the radar and Taylor takes full toll of that. Good length delivery down the leg side, Taylor tickles it very fine and Shami's pace it takes it all the way to the fine leg fence22/4
12.2OUTShami to Corey Anderson, out Bowled!! Gee! This man is bowling exceedingly well. The ploy to bowl round the wicket has worked for Shami. Good length delivery angled in, Anderson was late to react, the ball takes the inside edge and goes through bat and pad, goes on to strike the top of leg stump. What a sight for a fast bowler! Anderson had no clue about that. Corey Anderson b Shami 2(19)25/5
17FOURShami to Ross Taylor, FOUR, nice and full outside off stump, Taylor doesn't miss out. Leans forward and times the cover-drive really well and it races away. A boundary after a very long time32/5
18.5FOURShami to Ross Taylor, FOUR, on the leg stump and with no-one at mid-wicket, Taylor is never going to be in trouble playing that shot. Good length delivery, Taylor flicks uppishly and picks up four more38/5
23.2FOURIshant to Ross Taylor, FOUR, in the air but safe. Short delivery on the leg stump, Taylor looks to hook but the ball took the glove and went over Dhoni's head to the fine leg fence47/5
24SIXIshant to Ross Taylor, SIX, this time the top edge sails over fine leg. Short delivery on the leg stump, Taylor pulls and gets lucky, that brings up New Zealand's fifty as well53/5
29.4OUTZaheer to Ross Taylor, out Caught by Rahane!! Zaheer induces a false stroke from Taylor. India have broken the stand finally. Good length delivery from round the wicket, Taylor rocks back, gets very low and cuts the ball really late, unfortunately, the ball goes very fine and Rahane takes a fine catch moving low to his right at gully. Ross Taylor c Rahane b Zaheer 41(73) [4s-4 6s-1]63/6
32SIXZaheer to Southee, SIX, this man can bat. We all know that. Full delivery on the off stump, Southee absolutely smashes this over wide long-on, it goes 30 rows back over the boundary there75/6
34.4OUTRavindra Jadeja to Southee, out Caught by Pujara!! A very soft dismissal this. Gets across the line slightly and flicks the flighted delivery, doesn't bother keeping it down and hits it straight to mid-wicket who didn't have to move an inch. Southee c Pujara b Ravindra Jadeja 14(15) [6s-1]78/7
35.2OUTIshant to Watling, out Bowled!! Change of pace from Ishant. That was bowled at 127 kph. The ball came on very slowly off the track and kept a tad low as well. Watling stays in the crease to defend but chops it onto the stumps. It continues to rain wickets on day 3. Watling b Ishant 11(72)78/8
35.5OUTIshant to Ish Sodhi, out Caught by Rohit!! There goes another one. Ishant persisted with the line on off stump. The length was perfect as well. Ish Sodhi was caught in the crease as he poked out. The healthy edge carries well to Rohit, at 2nd slip. He latches on comfortably. 8th wicket of the match for Ishant. Ish Sodhi c Rohit b Ishant 0(5)80/9
36.2FOURShami to Wagner, FOUR, just an agricultural heave from Wagner. A length ball from Shami and it has been tonked down the ground past mid on for a boundary84/9
37.3FOURIshant to Wagner, FOUR, Wagner frees his arms after clearing his frontfoot. The length ball has been smashed through cover for another boundary89/9
40.5FOURRavindra Jadeja to Boult, byes, FOUR, stumping missed again. Boult came way down the track but the ball turned away and bounced as well. Dhoni fails to collect and it runs away to the boundary off his gloves101/9
41FOURRavindra Jadeja to Boult, FOUR, now that's cheeky. Boult has played a neat little reverse paddle to pick the gap in the third man area. Ravindra Jadeja is not happy.105/9
41.2OUTIshant to Wagner, out Caught by Ravindra Jadeja!! Finally the last wicket stand has been broken. Wagner went for the pull but got a top edge. Jadeja moves to his left at deep square leg and takes the skier comfortably. Ishant finishes with 9 for the match. Wagner c Ravindra Jadeja b Ishant 14(21) [4s-2]105/10

Batting: India

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.2FOURSouthee to Dhawan, FOUR, Southee keeps it full again and tries to swing it back in but there was none. Dhawan flicks it firmly and past the man diving at mid wicket for a boundary8/0
1.3DROPPEDSouthee to Dhawan, no run, catch dropped by Brendon McCullum. That does not happen often. It was full and outside off from Southee. Dhawan drove uppishly and chipped it to short extra cover. The skipper got both hands to it but spills it while falling down. Is that the luck Dhawan needs?8/0
2.4FOURBoult to Vijay, FOUR, Boult lands one on middle and leg. Vijay shuffles across just a touch and turns it down to the fine leg boundary. Neatly played16/0
4.2FOURBoult to Vijay, FOUR, Boult is struggling with his line to the right-hander. He drifts onto leg again. Vijay tucks it away fine and picks up another boundary22/0
5.4FOURSouthee to Dhawan, FOUR, well controlled drive to deep extra cover, the ball was full and outside off. Right in the slot one would say. Dhawan did not over hit it. He allows the ball to get to him before driving. The timing might not have been perfect but the ball trickles into the ropes28/0
8OUTSouthee to Vijay, out Caught by Watling!! New Zealand strike at last and they are lucky. This was a good length ball down leg, Vijay tries to glance it but the ball goes off the pads to the left of Watling, who takes a tumbling catch. The Hot-Spot did not show any spot on the bat. But, umpire Kettleborough seemed convinced and Vijay makes a disappointed walk back to the pavillion. Vijay c Watling b Southee 13(21) [4s-2]36/1
14FOURWagner to Dhawan, FOUR, another short delivery. This time there isn't enough bounce. Dhawan gets on top of it plays a late cut down to the third man fence52/1
15FOURCorey Anderson to Pujara, FOUR, now that's a nice drive down the track. A little too full from Corey Anderson and Pujara was onto it in a flash. He leans forward to drive well and splits mid on and mid off comfortably. The timing was just right as well56/1
18.2FOURWagner to Dhawan, FOUR, good shot. Wagner goes a little too full on middle. Dhawan stays in the crease and drives it superbly past mid on63/1
21.2SIXIsh Sodhi to Pujara, SIX, rank long hop. Dragged short. Just too short. Pujara gets back and pulls it away over the mid wicket boundary76/1
24.1FOURIsh Sodhi to Dhawan, FOUR, that's a positive blow. It was floated full. Dhawan stretches out to the pitch of the delivery and drives it superbly straight down the track. 50-run stand between the two. Comfortably the highest of the day86/1
25.5OTHERSouthee to Dhawan, 1 run, if the throw from Rutherford had hit, Dhawan might have been in trouble. He drove it to mid-off, and set off, it was an easy single, but his bat got stuck in the turf and he fell over after losing balance. Luckily the throw was wide and he reaches his fifty - a gritty knock and a very important one personally for he was under pressure to make runs88/1
29.2OUTSouthee to Pujara, out Caught by Watling!! That is a huge wicket. Good delivery, Pujara had to play at it as it was on a short of length around off, bit of extra bounce too, catching the outside edge as the batsman looked to defend off the back foot. Watling takes a simple catch. Southee exults and India are 2 down. Pujara c Watling b Southee 23(71) [4s-1 6s-1]96/2
31.4FOURSouthee to Kohli, byes, FOUR, ripper of a short delivery, flies off the deck and gives Watling no chance, eludes him and one bounce over the ropes. That short delivery had some zip, Kohli sat under it and let it go. Watling leapt, but was nowhere near the ball102/2
34.2FOURWagner to Dhawan, FOUR, fine on-drive from Dhawan, gets forward and drives past a diving Ish Sodhi. He is playing the waiting game nicely. First runs off the bat in a while106/2
37.2FOURSouthee to Kohli, FOUR, fabulous shot. Driven on the up and what timing on that as it beats short cover to his left. Just leant on it and eased it away. The ball scooted to the fence in a flash. Maybe Southee is tiring a little112/2
38.2FOURWagner to Kohli, FOUR, that is just a push. Check-drive from Kohli and he splits short cover and mid-off. Unbelievable timing on the stroke as the ball purrs across the turf. Great bat that in Kohli's hand117/2
38.3FOURWagner to Kohli, FOUR, the pressure has been let-off a little with back to back boundaries. Short and down leg, Kohli pulls hard and a poor effort from Southee sliding to his left at fine leg, the ball hits his body and eludes him, to cross the rope. Should've been stopped121/2
42.3FOURWagner to Kohli, FOUR, oh yes! He is taking it on. Driven right in between the two catching short covers, hit in the air and just wide of the right-hand of the second man. Needed a great catch and though Corey Anderson dived with an outstretched hand, he didn't even get a finger on it129/2
44.4FOURCorey Anderson to Kohli, FOUR, can't bowl there. Short and down leg, with all the fielders outside off, Kohli pulls firmly and down to fine leg. Easy boundary135/2
47.3FOURIsh Sodhi to Kohli, FOUR, rank bad ball, very short delivery and Kohli is quick to latch on and pulls in flash. The Indian fans were signalling a six, but bounced inches inside the rope. Can't bowl that length, Ish Sodhi140/2
47.4FOURIsh Sodhi to Kohli, FOUR, now Ish Sodhi errs by bowling too full, taken on the full and hammered past short cover. The pressure has been released with those consecutive boundaries144/2
48FOURIsh Sodhi to Kohli, FOUR, make that 14 off the over and the 150 is up. Cracking drive from Kohli as Ish Sodhi overpitches, leans forward and smashes it through cover, beats the man running to his right from sweeper. A nice little momentum change - that expensive over from Ish Sodhi proving to be the spur for the Indians150/2
48.4FOURCorey Anderson to Dhawan, FOUR, cracking late cut. Fraction short from Corey Anderson and Dhawan leant back to power the cut. Intentionally played in the air and over the gully fielder. India scoring in boundaries at the moment154/2
50FOURIsh Sodhi to Kohli, FOUR, can't bowl that short. Kohli is too good a player to let go, rocks back and pulls hard through midwicket, didn't even give the man in the deep a chance. After 5 tight deliveries, he has bowled a loose one and that's gone to the fence158/2
50.2FOURCorey Anderson to Dhawan, FOUR, bad bowling. Full toss on off and that's a gift for Dhawan who accepts it and drives wide of mid-off. Easy runs coming India's way now162/2
53.1FOURWilliamson to Kohli, FOUR, 9th Test fifty for Kohli and he has reached there with a contolled push-drive past mid-off. Ish Sodhi gives chase, slides to pull it back, but can only parry it back onto the ad-hoardings. A raise of the bat and a hug with Dhawan. He has to kick on for India's sake173/2
54FOURWilliamson to Dhawan, FOUR, tripe from Williamson and Dhawan cuts it to the square boundary on the off-side. Reached across and belted it hard. Beats the fielder chasing to the ropes. That will be lunch as well180/2
55.2FOURSouthee to Dhawan, FOUR, Southee finds the channel outside off now. Dhawan reaches out and plays it with an open face. He controlled that quite nicely. Gully had not chance of getting to it188/2
58.3FOURIsh Sodhi to Dhawan, byes, FOUR, the partnership between Dhawan and Kohli is now more than 100, they get it thanks to another loose one from Ish Sodhi. Floated full and way down the leg side. Dhawan tried the sweep but missed, so does Watling199/2
58.4SIXIsh Sodhi to Dhawan, SIX, that's a brilliant shot. Dhawan comes dancing down the track and smacks it high and wide over long on. Dhawan thinks he's on a 100. Was off with the helmet and celebrating before Kohli points it out. Sheepish smiles after that. Never seen that happen205/2
58.5FOURIsh Sodhi to Dhawan, FOUR, now he gets there. Well played Dhawan. 2nd Test ton, first overseas. This was short and wide outside off, Dhawan went back to cut it hard. The helmet comes off again and muted celebrations after the anti-climax. That's a huge burden off his back. This was his first fifty-plus score overseas and he's made that into a ton209/2
59FOURIsh Sodhi to Dhawan, FOUR, a real gift now from Ish Sodhi. He's struggling with his line. Floated full outside leg. Dhawan sweeps and helps it along to the fine leg fence. India need less than 200 to win now213/2
59.2FOURSouthee to Kohli, FOUR, more runs, another false stroke but Kohli is lucky. He was not in control of the pull. Good short delivery from Southee. It was into the body but the top edge flew over the 'keeper217/2
60.1FOURWagner to Kohli, FOUR, what a welcome into the attack! That was full and outside off. Kohli does not shy away from the drive, creams it superbly through cover222/2
60.3OUTWagner to Kohli, out Caught by Watling!! Huge wicket for New Zealand. Kohli was playing his shots. This comes against the run of play. The short ball once more, well outside off as well. Kohli went to pull it but the ball goes off the under-edge. It was dying on Watling but he gets down and gathers it well. Kohli will be kicking himself after that. He's just thrown away a good chance of making it big. Kohli c Watling b Wagner 67(102) [4s-12]222/3
68.1FOURWagner to Rohit, FOUR, banged in short and into the body from round the wicket. Sharma ramps this one over the slip cordon. It seemed an after-thought. At least seemed so. Sharma moved very little as he played that but played well.234/3
72.5FOURWagner to Rohit, FOUR, banged in short, it was sliding down leg slightly and Sharma goes for the pull. It was not kept down but he managed to get it wide of fine leg245/3
74.1OUTWagner to Dhawan, out Caught by Watling!! It's Wagner with the breakthrough again. What an effort ball that is. A real snorter and that caught Dhawan by surprise. It was banged in short and reared up towards his face. Bowled from round the wicket as well. Dhawan was hopping up to try and fend it away but the ball takes a bit of glove before going to the 'keeper. Sustained pressure and they've got the well set batsman as the new ball looms. End of a very fine innings from Dhawan though. It needed a ball like this to break his determined vigil today. Dhawan c Watling b Wagner 115(211) [4s-12 6s-1]248/4
74.3FOURWagner to Rahane, FOUR, edged but there were only two slips. It goes between second slip and the gullies in place. On a good length and the extra bounce did Rahane in. He played it with soft hands though, may not have carried even if there was a slip252/4
77.4FOURIsh Sodhi to Rahane, FOUR, only slightly short but Rahane is quick to cash in. He gets right back and cuts it superbly past point for a boundary261/4
79.3FOURIsh Sodhi to Rahane, FOUR, very poor delivery. Short and down the leg. Rahane gets back and pulls it down to the fine leg fence. Ish Sodhi is leaking runs267/4
80.1OUTBoult to Rahane, out Lbw!! That's the impact of the new ball. Beautifully bowled by Boult. Right on the money first up. Full, pitching on middle and swing in to hit the pad. No doubt where the ball was heading but was there an inside edge? There is a mark on Hot Spot. Was it bat hitting pad or ball? Rahane did not seem too disappointed. May have just been pad. Nevertheless, New Zealand right on top. Rahane lbw b Boult 18(21) [4s-3]268/5
81.1OUTSouthee to Rohit, out Caught by Watling!! Rohit can't believe what he's done. Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, Rohit hangs his bat out, was neither forward nor back, ends up feeling for the ball and the away movement takes the outside edge which is easily held by the keeper. First ball after tea and Rohit's concentration was absolutely nowhere. Rohit c Watling b Southee 19(59) [4s-2]270/6
81.2FOURSouthee to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, oh what a way to get off the mark. Fullish delivery just outside off stump, Jadeja leans forward and drives it along the ground, mid-off had no chance274/6
82.1FOURBoult to Dhoni, FOUR, overpitched and right in the slot for Dhoni, he leans forward and drives it along the ground past the diving fielder at mid-off. First boundary for the Indian skipper278/6
82.4FOURBoult to Dhoni, FOUR, outside edge found but it goes past gully. Short of a length delivery just outside off stump, Dhoni looked to cut off the back foot, he didn't have enough room to work with, gets a thick edge and luckily it escapes past the fielder282/6
83.1FOURSouthee to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, looks like if the ball is there to be hit, both these batsmen are going for it. Full and swinging in, that doesn't bother Jadeja, he watches the ball well and lofts it handsomely over mid-on for one-bounce four286/6
83.3FOURSouthee to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, Ravi Jadeja, as the New Zealand commentators describe, has played another wonderful shot. No risk in playing this upper-cut as there is no third man, the length was short enough to employ the shot and Jadeja sends it over gully290/6
84.1FOURBoult to Dhoni, FOUR, clear warning to New Zealand. Dhoni advances and gets a little closer to the pitch of this fuller length delivery, lofts it easily over mid-wicket and it races away to the fence296/6
84.4FOURBoult to Dhoni, FOUR, 'whattayy,' says my colleague here on watching Dhoni play that loving punchy off-drive. Full delivery just outside off stump, mid-off was very square and Dhoni takes full toll of it302/6
85.3FOURSouthee to Ravindra Jadeja, byes, FOUR, India won't mind these. Bouncer goes high and it's too good for Watling who couldn't get there even after jumping so high308/6
85.4FOURSouthee to Ravindra Jadeja, FOUR, take that Tim Southee. Gee! This is as good an authoritative shot you'll get to see. Short of a length delivery on the off stump, Jadeja advances and smashes it straight, Southee gets his left hand on the follow-through, yet the ball races away to the long-on fence. He hit that so, so hard312/6
86.3SIXBoult to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX, that's an embarrassing sight for a fast bowler when a batsman stands tall and muscles your short of length delivery back over your head for a flat maximum. Gee! Ravindra Jadeja, is he playing a blinder or what? Sensational counter-attacking this324/6
86.5OUTBoult to Ravindra Jadeja, out Caught by Ish Sodhi!! Boult ends the entertainment. Jadeja got carried away with all those shots and he hits one straight down mid-on's throat. Full delivery on the stumps, Jadeja danced down the track and picked out the fielder perfectly. Okay, New Zealand are back in it now. Ravindra Jadeja c Ish Sodhi b Boult 26(21) [4s-4 6s-1]324/7
87.3FOURSouthee to Zaheer, FOUR, oh he's sliced that and it almost clears the fence. Short and wide outside off stump, Khan goes leg-side slightly and makes room, swings hard and times it very well, the ball falls just short of the boundary at square third man329/7
89.5SIXSouthee to Zaheer, SIX, if it's going to short and just outside off stump, Zaheer is going to play that cut shot that he loves so much. He times it very well even though he slices it, the ball sails over the man at square third man. A lot of risk involved as there is a fielder in the deep but that's how he plays337/7
93.5OUTWagner to Zaheer, out Caught by Ross Taylor!! Wagner you beauty! You should admire this man at least for the effort he puts in every single time he runs in to bowl. A fine 138 kph short of length delivery, he bent his back and hit the deck hard, extracted some spice of the surface and it moved away, Zaheer was opened up completely and he ends up poking at it, the ball takes the thick edge and first slip takes a fine catch low to his left. Zaheer c Ross Taylor b Wagner 17(32) [4s-1 6s-1]349/8
94.1FOURBoult to Dhoni, FOUR, now Dhoni has started to attack. Full delivery outside off stump, Dhoni smashes it just wide of the bowler and even though long-off was pretty straight, he couldn't get there in time353/8
94.4FOURBoult to Dhoni, leg byes, FOUR, sharp bouncer, Dhoni was completely surprised, the ball went off the helmet and went over the keeper's head. Handy runs these for India. Dhoni has a smile on his face, he didn't pick that at all357/8
95.5FOURWagner to Dhoni, FOUR, full delivery outside off stump, Dhoni looks to loft it high over long-off, he mistimes it but there is no one in the deep, Sodhi gives chase and the ball just wins the race and beats his dive362/8
96OUTWagner to Dhoni, out Bowled!! Neil Wagner, what a man! This should be the game for New Zealand. What thinking from him to bowl the slower bouncer, Dhoni doesn't pick up the change of pace, goes early into the pull and inside edges it back onto the stumps. Oh Drama! There are checking for the no-ball. Has Wagner cut the return crease? It's just in and Dhoni has to go. New Zealand are just a wicket away from a famous win. Dhoni b Wagner 39(41) [4s-6]362/9
96.1FOURBoult to Ishant, FOUR, full delivery outside off stump, Sharma smashes this down the ground to the long-off fence366/9
96.3OUTBoult to Ishant, out Caught by Watling!! And it's all over. New Zealand have won. Short delivery on the off stump, Sharma pulls and edges it to the keeper as he wasn't still while playing the shot. New Zealand are absolutely jubiliant and they mob Boult. Phew! What a Test match. Ishant c Watling b Boult 4(4) [4s-1]366/10