page go backgo home page

IND vs NZ

refreshsetting

IND221(49.3ov)NZ239/8(50.0ov)

New Zealand beat India by 18 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Matt Henry

49.3Neesham to Chahal

W
OUT! There is a big edge and that is it, NEW ZEALAND ARE INTO THE FINALS! They win by 18 runs! Neesham gets the last man. Another slower one around off, Chahal goes for the heave across the line but the ball goes off the top edge towards the keeper who takes it by diving forward. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Chahal reviews and Ultra Edge shows that there is a spike.

49.2Neesham to Chahal

0
Edged but short! More importantly a dot. Even 4 boundaries won't do it. 4 biggies needed. Slower one outside off, Chahal swings but gets an outside edge which falls short of the keeper.

49.1Neesham to Chahal

4
FOUR! Perfect start for India! Poor ball this with fine leg up. On the pads, Chahal flicks it to the fine leg fence. 5 more, India will be hoping for from Chahal.

48.6Ferguson to Kumar

W
OUT! Bowled! Brilliant from Lockie. He steams in and bowls a slower one at 121 kph. Bhuvneshwar is completely taken by surprise. He looks to defend but misses and the ball goes onto hit the off pole. What an over this has been! Yes the first ball went for a six, but that run out and this bowled has sealed the game for New Zealand. 23 needed off the last over.

48.5Ferguson to Chahal

1
Full on middle, Chahal flicks it to the right of mid-wicket. Chahal runs the first hard but he has to be happy with that because the fielder gets to the ball in a flash.

48.4Ferguson to Chahal

0
Full on off, Chahal cannot di much but just defend it to cover.

48.3Ferguson to Dhoni

1W
OUT! Dhoni is short! Out flashes on the big screen and New Zealand have probably ensured their place in the final. That sensational through has just broken so many Indian hearts. A direct hit is the only thing that could have got Dhoni there. Jadeja did it earlier in the day for India. Now Guptill returns the favor. This is a short delivery around middle, Dhoni goes for the pull but the ball skids on and Dhoni ends up mistiming it towards square leg. They take one, they had to go for a second. They do so. The bowler is seen running after the ball so there is no one at the stumps at either end. Colin though gets to the stumps at the striker's end. Guptill picks the ball up and fires it at the stumps at the striker's end. De Grandhomme does really well to not put his hand in the middle and it hits bull's eye. The Kiwi players are appealing and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that Dhoni is just short. New Zealand players are elated. Guptill is over the moon. Brilliant!

48.2Ferguson to Dhoni

0
A dot to follow! Slower one and fuller in length, Dhoni pushes it back to the bowler.

48.1Ferguson to Dhoni

6
SIX! That is brute power! The crowd is going bonkers. Outrageous. Ideal start to the over. This is short and it is a slower one outside off. Dhoni has to generate all the power. He waits for it and then slaps it over the cover fence for a biggie. 25 in 11.

47.6Boult to Dhoni

1
Short ball on off, Dhoni pulls it right of deep mid-wicket. There was two on offer but Dhoni takes just one and one can understand why. Excellent over from Boult. 6 runs and more importantly the big wicket of Jadeja.

47.5Boult to Jadeja

W
OUT! Caught! Boult breaking Indian hearts here. This has been a world class over from Boult. He had gone for just 5 runs in this over. Jadeja had to go for it. Fuller on off, Jadeja swings his bat at it but he gets a top edge on that one. The ball goes high and to the right of mid off. Williamson moves to that side and keeps his eyes on the ball. In this pressure movement, the Kiwi skipper does well and holds onto the catch. End of a brave, courageous innings from Jadeja. His innings has seen India resurrect in this chase.

47.4Boult to Dhoni

1
On the pads, Dhoni turns it behind square on the leg side and gets a single.

47.3Boult to Jadeja

1
Brilliant this. Boult bowls a yorker on middle, Jadeja does well to squeeze it towards long on. Jadeja wanted two but Dhoni says no.

47.2Boult to Dhoni

1
Slower and full on off, Dhoni strokes it towards cover and takes a single.

47.1Boult to Dhoni

2
Fielding! Brilliant this from Santner. Slower ball on a length, Dhoni pulls it hard through mid-wicket. Santner runs to his right and saves a certain boundary with a dive. Saves two runs for his side.

46.6Henry to Dhoni

1
A single to end a top class over from Henry. just the 5 singles from it. On a length and around off, Dhoni guides it to point for one. 37 needed in 18.

46.5Henry to Jadeja

1
Another single! Shorter in length and outside off, Jadeja guides it towards short third man for one.

46.4Henry to Dhoni

1
Another single! Dhoni still has decided not to go after the bowlers. This is angled into the batter. Dhoni works it through square leg for one.

46.3Henry to Jadeja

1
Just the one! Singles won't harm New Zealand. 200 up for India. Shorter and outside off, Jadeja mistimes his cut to point.

46.2Henry to Jadeja

0
A dot! Slightly shorter and outside off, Jadeja slashes at it but misses.

46.1Henry to Dhoni

1
Back of a length around off, Dhoni guides it to point and gives the strike to Jadeja.

45.6Boult to Dhoni

1
A single to end! Shorter and on middle, Dhoni pulls it behind square on the leg side for one. 10 runs from this over too. 42 needed in 4.

45.5Boult to Jadeja

1
Slower short ball on off, Jadeja pulls it through square leg and takes one.

45.4Boult to Jadeja

4
EDGY FOUR! Fortunate boundary but India won't care how they come as long as they come. This is a slower one around off, Jadeja looks to play it on the leg side but it goes off the outside edge and down to the third man fence.

45.3Boult to Dhoni

1
Good length and around off, Dhoni pushes it towards cover and takes one. The 100-run stand up. Magical stand to be honest, India were down and out when Jadeja came out to bat but this stand has brought them right back into the game. They need to complete the job though.

45.2Boult to Jadeja

1
A brilliant yorker on middle, Jadeja works it through mid-wicket and takes one.

45.1Boult to Jadeja

2
Another couple! Shorter in length and on middle, Jadeja pulls it wide of long on and takes two.

44.6Ferguson to Dhoni

0
A dot to end but still 10 in the over! A leave at this stage, just shows how calm Dhoni is at the moment. Outside off, Dhoni lets it go. 52 needed in 30.

44.5Ferguson to Jadeja

1
A single now! A low full toss on middle, this is worked through square leg for one.

44.4Ferguson to Jadeja

6
SIX! All the way! Probably the shot of the match. That strike was extremely clean. He even held the pose there. Slower one and fuller on off, Jadeja lofts it nonchalantly over the mid off fielder and it goes all the way.

44.3Ferguson to Dhoni

1
Just the one this time! Back of a length on off, Dhoni pushes it towards cover.

44.2Ferguson to Dhoni

2
Two now! Fuller and outside off, Dhoni hits it through cover and wide of the sweeper for two.

44.1Ferguson to Dhoni

0
A yorker on middle, not many batsman could hit that out of the ground. Even Dhoni could only jam it out to covers.

43.7Neesham to Dhoni

1
Good fielding! Shorter and outside off, Dhoni looks to guide it past point but Taylor moves swiftly to his right and stops it with a slide. Just the single. Another good over for New Zealand. 62 needed in the last 6.

43.6Neesham to Dhoni

WD
WIDE! The slower one went wrong there. This is outside the tramline on the off side and the umpire has wided it.

43.5Neesham to Jadeja

1
Shorter and on middle, Jadeja pulls it through square leg for one.

43.4Neesham to Jadeja

2
In the air... but short! Luck is favoring India at the moment. You just get a feeling it is Jadeja's day. This is fuller and outside off, Jadeja looks to go over the long on fence but it goes off the toe-end towards the fielder there. Henry runs in and dives forward but fails to get to it. The ball hits his body and goes behind him but the fielder recovers and keeps it down to two.

43.3Neesham to Jadeja

0
Another dot! Shorter and outside off, Jadeja guides it to short third man.

43.2Neesham to Jadeja

0
Just short! Heart in the mouth moment for Jadeja. This is shorter and it is slower in pace. Jadeja looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes uppishly but well short of Taylor at short fine leg. He did dive forward but could not reach it. A dot. Not sure why Dhoni did not run there.

43.1Neesham to Jadeja

2
Easy two! Fuller and on the pads, this is worked towards wide long on and the batters take two.

42.6Ferguson to Jadeja

1
Yes, he can! Just the single on the last ball. This is fuller and around off, Jadeja pushes it towards cover for one.

42.5Ferguson to Jadeja

0
A good short one, it is well-directed. Jadeja works it to the left of the bowler. Another dot. This is a good over till now, needs to end it well.

42.4Ferguson to Dhoni

1
Outside off again, Dhoni slashes at it and it goes down to third man for one.

42.3Ferguson to Dhoni

0
Outside off but inside the tramline. Dhoni lets it be.

42.2Ferguson to Dhoni

0
Back of a length on off, Dhoni pushes it to covers.