India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I: As it happened...
Chennai: New Zealand win the second T20I by 1 run against India at Chennai. India needed 13 runs to win but managed only 11 runs in the final over.
Over 20: India: 166/4 FOUR!!! for Dhoni in the second ball, brute power with a tremendous swing towards mid-wicket. Third ball, Dhoni took a single. Fourth ball, OUT!!! , Yuvraj Singh’s comeback is over, clean bowleby Franklin, slower one and Yuvraj went with the shot way too early. Yuvraj b Franklin 34(26) [4s-1 6s-2].
Fifth ball, two runs by Rohit Sharma. Sixth ball, two runs and India lose by 1 run.
Over 19: India: 155/3 Pressure on India. But a massive SIX!!! by Yuvraj, a flick towards square leg fence, into the crowds. 12 runs off the over. 13 to win off the last over.
Over 18: India: 143/3 Short ball and FOUR!!! over mid-wicket by Dhoni. 7 runs off the over. 25 runs needed of 12 balls.
Over 17: India: 136/3 Just two runs off the over. New Zealand have come back well. Good last three overs just 12 runs. Three from the over. 32 needed from 18.
Over 16: India: 133/3 Franklin concedes 4 runs off the over. India need 35 runs from 24 balls.
Over 15: India: 129/3 Tidy over from Vettori. 5 runs off the over.
Over 14: India: 124/3 OUT!!! Virat Kohli’s free flowing innings comes to an end. Kohli lofted the length ball over extra cover but substitute Southee took a good low catch in the deep. James Franklin with the wicket. Virat Kohli c (sub)Southee b Franklin 70(41) [4s-10 6s-1]
Over 13: India: 119/2 Yuvraj Singh nonchalantly lifts one high over the boundary line, what a SIX!!!. Kohli then dances down the track, reaches the pitch of the ball and an inside out flowing drive for another SIX!!!. Vettori hammered. 16 runs off the over.
Over 12: India: 103/2 FOUR!!! for Kohli off the first ball, he charged down the track, creating room and driving the Adam Milne length ball past a diving mid- off. 10th boundary for Virat Kohli.
Yuvraj Singh striking the ball well, he got a FOURoff the edge but followed it up with confident drive on the up for 2 runs.
Drama on field as a big collision between Kyle Mills and Brendon McCullum results in the former being not in a good shape. Mills is walking off. The two Indian wickets to fall was courtesy Mills.
Over 11: India: 88/2 OUT!!! Suresh Raina departed for 27. Full and outside off, Raina made a little room and tried to loft it over cover but did not get the elevation right. Ross Taylor completed the simple catch.
Over 10: India: 86/1 Raina into the act with 81 meters SIX!!! off Vettori. India now need 82 runs required 60 balls with a run-rate of RR: 8.20.
50-run partnership up for the duo of Raina and Kohli.
Over 9: India: 74/1 9 runs off the over as Virat Kohli reaches his half century.
FIFTY for Kohli in 30 balls. He reached his fifty with another boundary over extra cover.
Over 8: India: 65/1 8 runs off the Ronnie Hira over.
Over 7: India: 57/1 Kohli dealing in boundaries. Short and outside off. Kohli leans back and eases it superbly past backward point. No chance for third man either. Third ball, bouncer, leading edge over the keeper, Kohli gets his 8th FOUR!!!.
Over 6: India: 47/1 After four dot balls, Raina managed to get a FOUR!!!. There was a last ball drama as a fantastic effort by Adam Milne went it vain. He leapt and caught the ball in mid air but dropped it while he hit the ground.
Over 5: India: 43/1 Punched off the back foot by Kohli, placed it in between cover and extra cover and FOUR!!!. A bit of width offered by Vettori and Kohli pounced on to it.
Daniel Vettori into the attack
Over 4: India: 36/1 Kohli down the track and FOUR!!! towards extra cover. That was his 5th boundary. Good start for India. 9 rpo for India.
Over 3: India: 26/1 Kohli playing like a man possessed, he danced down the track and hoisted a fullish delivery over long-off for FOUR!!!.
OUT!!! Gautam Gambhir departs. A good return catch by Mills. Gauti tried to play the ball on leg-side, closed the face of that bat a bit too early and a leading edge to Mills. Gambhir c and b Kyle Mills 3(6)
Over 2: India: 19/0 Another FOUR!!! by Kohli, cover drive on the up with tremendous timing. Welcome to India Adam Milne. Straight drive by Kohli and FOUR!!!. Expensive over, 11 runs off it.
Over 1: India: 8/0 FOUR!!! for Kohli, a beautiful shot, gentle push with immaculate timing through point. 8 runs of the over.
Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli come out to open as Kyle Mills starts the proceedings of the second innings.
Over 20: NZ: 167/5 Width by Balaji and Oram made room and sliced the ball behind point for FOUR!!!. 11 runs of the over.
So, New Zealand finish with a competitive score of 167 runs in their allotted 20 overs with the loss of 5 wickets in the second T20I between India and New Zealand. Brendon McCullum top scored with 91 runs in 55 balls as Irfan Pathan picked up three wickets with an economy of 7.75 rpo.
Over 19: NZ: 156/5 Jacob Oram started off the over with a FOUR!!! over mid-wicket and then got a lucky FOUR!!! courtesy inside edge. 10 runs off the over.
Over 18: NZ: 146/5 OUT!!! Change of pace by Balaji and he scalped James Franklin. Franklin closed the face of the bat bit too early, ball takes the edge and balloon’s up in the air, Yuvraj with a simple catch. Franklin c Yuvraj b Balaji 1(2). 5 runs off the over.
Over 17: NZ: 141/4 SIX!!! for Ross Taylor first ball as he showcased brute force and clobbered the ball over long-on. Another FOUR!!! by McCullum, this time he gave himself room and whacks it to deep extra cover.
But, OUT!!! , McCullum plays it around the pads and gets bowled!!! on 91 . Variation by Pathan, more of a left-arm orthodox off spinner. McCullum dragged it to middle and off stump. Brendon McCullum b Irfan Pathan 91(55) [4s-11 6s-3]
Over 16: NZ: 128/3 FOUR!!! for McCullum as he clobbers a long hop towards mid wicket. Then on the last ball he found the gap on the off-side and earned a boundary through extra cover.
Over 15: NZ: 115/3 Good effort in the deep by Kohli, but just short as McCullum charged down the track and hoisted the ball towards long-on region. He charged again, going inside out, this time he found the gap at deep extra cover and FOUR!!!. SIX!!! for McCullum straight down the ground off the last ball, again dancing down the track taking the ball on full, he deposited it as straight as possible for the maximum. 15 runs off the Ashwin over.
Over 14: NZ: 100/3 5 runs off the Virat Kohli over.
Over 13: NZ: 95/3 FOUR!!! for McCullum with a sweep. Slower one by Pathan, McCullum with picked up the length early.
OUT!!! But Williamson perished trying to work an outside off-stump ball towards fine leg boundary. Ashwin at short fine takes a good catch running back. Williamson c Ashwin b Irfan Pathan 28(26) [4s-3]
Over 12: NZ: 87/2 Kane Williamson got a FOUR as Kohli bowled a long hop. 9 runs off the over.
Over 11: NZ: 78/2 FIFTY for Brendon McCullum as he hit a boundary over extra cover first ball. 9 runs off the over.
Over 10: NZ: 69/2 Another SIX!!! by McCullum, he stepped down the track and whacked the quicker delivery from Ashwin towards the mid-wicket boundary.
Over 9: NZ: 58/2 SIX!!! first ball by McCullum off Yuvraj. McCullum stepped down the track and hoisted the ball over the bowler’s head. McCullum looking aggressive. Treatment for Yuvraj as a McCullum`s uppish drive hit Yuvi’s left harm.
Over 8: NZ: 48/2 Spin at both ends as Ashwin concedes 8 runs off the over. FOUR!!! off the last ball as McCullum makes room and slashes hard, the ball whistles past long-off.
Over 7: NZ: 40/2 And a good start for Yuvi. 4 runs off the over.
Loud cheer as Yuvraj Singh comes to bowl
Over 6: NZ: 36/2 FOUR!!! for McCullum after three dot balls. Luck boundary as inside edge misses the wicket and beats Dhoni. FOUR!!! off the last ball as well as McCullum slices the fullish delivery behind point. 8 runs off the over.
Lakshmipathi Balaji is on
Over 5: NZ: 28/2 FOUR!!! for Brendon McCullum as he flicked a leg-side delivery towards square leg boundary. McCullum then got his second boundary of the over punching one on the back foot past point. Good over for New Zealand. 13 runs off it.
Over 4: NZ: 15/2 Williamson got his second boundary of the match again with a drive. Played on the up as Pathan gave some width. 6 runs off the over.
Over 3: NZ: 9/2 Good bowling by Zaheer, mixing up his length well as he conceded just 3 runs off the over.
Over 2: NZ: 6/2 Kane Williamson started off with a confident cover drive. FOUR!!! piercing the in-field. Pathan picked up the wicket of Guptill.
OUT!!! Pathan strikes!!! Martin Guptill clean bowled for 1. Swing for Pathan as Guptill came forward, played across the line and missed. Middle and leg stump ratted.
Over 1: NZ: 2/1 Two LBW shouts in the over as Guptill danced down the track on couple of occasions. Rob Nicol was bowled in the last ball of the over.
OUT!!! Rob Nicol clean bowled by Zaheer Khan. Nicol came down the track as Zaheer Khan’s leg-side ball clipped the openers thigh pad and then on to the the leg-stump.
So, Martin Guptill and Rob Nicol walk out out and Zaheer Khan starts off the proceedings.
Toss: India won the toss and decided to field first against New Zealand in the 2nd T20I.
Virender Sehwag is not in the playing XI as he is not fit.
No Harbhajan in the playing XI for India.
Welcome to the live coverage of of the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
Two days after his much-awaited comeback match was washed out due to persistent rain, the focus is back on Yuvraj Singh as he looks to resume his innings in international cricket with the second Twenty20 game between India and New Zealand here on Tuesday.
Match scheduled to begin at 19:00 local time (13:30 GMT).
The forecast is good for cricket at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
MS Dhoni (c & wk), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan, Piyush Chawla, Rohit Sharma, Ashok Dinda
New Zealand Squad
Brendon McCullum (wk), Ross Taylor (c), Rob Nicol, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Jacob Oram, Nathan McCullum, Doug Bracewell, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, BJ Watling, Ronnie Hira, Adam Milne, Daniel Vettori