India vs New Zealand 2014, 2nd ODI - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau
Over 41.3 || Score 277/9
New Zealand win the match by 15 runs (D/L method)
Anderson's 40th over completely titled the game in New Zealand's favour. He took the wickets of both Dhoni and Jadeja, leaving the Indian reigns with R Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who chased a lost cause. In the penultimate over, Southee got his fourth wicket in form of Ashwin. Kumar was Anderson's third wicket in the 42nd over before the rain delay finished off the match by D/L method.
New Zealand lead 5 match series 2-0.
Over 37 | Score 257/5
Raina in the 36th over was caught by Southee at midwicket off Mills delivery. The momentum was just going good for India, this wicket could well slow it down. Another important wicket for New Zealand. Meanwhile, Dhoni joined by Ravindra Jadeja brought up his 52nd ODI fifty in style. He is hitting four and sixes all over.
Raina c Southee b Mills 35 (22b, 6x4)
Over 35 || Score 216/4
India need 81 runs to win. Raina and Dhoni have started piling up runs, though the required runs are still above 50. Raina is at 30 off 18 balls while Dhoni has scored 32 off 29 balls. Dhoni has been an excellent match finisher for the team, with Raina's support he could well turn the match India's way.
Over 30 || Score 166/4
India need 131 runs from 12 overs to win the match. New Zealand finally got the big wicket of Kohli. India have lost a very important wicket at a very crucial time. Southee is on a roll today. He got his third wicket in form of Kohli. The fielder at long-on knew the value of the wicket, and he did not miss the chance to take the catch to send back Kohli. Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni are at the crease now.
V Kohli c sub (AP Devcich) b Southee 78 (65b, 7x4, 2x6)
Over 25 || Score 130/3
While Virat Kohli has reached his 29th ODI fifty in the 23rd over, Ajinkya Rahana could not sustain beyond the 24th over. McClenaghan bowled a short length ball, which Rahane tried to pull but it got thin edged and landed to Ronchi safely. Dhoni joins Kohli in the run chase. New Zealand need Kohli's wicket if they don't want the match to slip out of their hands.
Rahane c Ronchi b McClenaghan 36 (42b, 4x4)
Over 20 || Score 104/2
India need 193 runs to win the match. Kohli and Rahane are playing very cautiously, occasionally hitting boundaries, and have added 66 runs in the last ten overs. Wickets are important if India need to win the match. Kohli is into this match, after scoring a century in the first. This time he would definitely want to score for a wining cause.
Over 10 || Score 38/2
India have got to a very poor start, losing both their openers within 10 overs. Tim Southee got both the wickets for New Zealand. His first victim was Shikhar Dhawan. In the 8th over, Southee cleaned bowled Dhawan with his yorker. Rohit Sharma thin edged the Southee delivery straight to Ronchi who took an easy catch to pack off the batsman. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, at the crease need to start piling up runs before either of their wickets fall!
Dhawan b Southee 12 (22b, 2x4)
Sharma c Ronchi b Southee 20 (34b, 2x4, 1x6)
Over 5 || Score 10
India need 287 runs to win the match. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan began the Indian proceedings while Kyle Millis started the Kiwi proceedings. Mitchell McClenaghan shared the ball with Millis. India have a huge chase to win the match. The Indian openers have given a slow start to the scoreboard. Only ten runs have been added in five overs. To chase such a massive total, the Indian captain wouldn't mind some hard-hitting by the openers.
New Zealand innings
Over 42 || Score 271/7
The Kiwis scored a whooping 101 runs in the last 8.1 overs left! The score has been upgraded by the D/L method and India need 297 runs in 42 overs to win the match. The batsmen were at devastating best and were playing all over the park hitting massive sixes and fours. Anderson played an astonishing knock of 44 runs off 17 balls while Ross Taylor reached his half-century.
Over 35 || Score 187/3
The match has been reduced to 42 overs per side due to rain delay.
The rain-halt proved to be a momentum stopper for Williamson who was going strong at 77 runs. Off Jadeja's first delivery of the 35th over, Williamson was stumped! Corey Anderson, the hard-hitter came in to join Taylor. Despite the fall of a wicket, the over added 13 runs that included three boundaries. The second ball Anderson faced was sent towards the boundary for four runs. The next two were hit by Taylor off two consecutive deliveries.
Williamson st Dhoni b Jadeja 77 (87b, 5x4, 1x6)
Over 30 || Score 153/2
India won the toss and elected to field first. If India lose the match today, their No.1 ranking is at stake. New Zealand lost their openers Martin Guptill and Jesse Ryder early on in the match. Ryder was the first one to be sent back, off Shami`s delivery. He edged the ball and wicket keeper Dhoni took an easy catch to get India their first wicket in the sixth over. Guptill was out off Raina`s delivery in the 21st over. He ended up top edging the ball that was caught by Shami at fine leg. Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson were handling the New Zealand reign and piling up runs, quite effectively, until rain halted play.
Ryder c Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 20 (11b, 4x4)
Guptill c Mohammed Shami b Raina 44 (65b, 5x4, 1x6)