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India in New Zealand, 3 ODI Series, 2022
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NZ
309/3
47.1 Ovs
VS
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IND
306/7
50 Ovs
New Zealand beat India by 7 wickets

INDIA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Shikhar Dhawan (C)
727713093.51
c Finn Allen b Tim Southee
Shubman Gill
50651376.92
c Devon Conway b Lockie Ferguson
Shreyas Iyer
807644105.26
c Devon Conway b Tim Southee
Rishabh Pant (W)
15232065.22
b Lockie Ferguson
Suryakumar Yadav
4310133.33
c Finn Allen b Lockie Ferguson
Sanju Samson
36384094.74
c Glenn Phillips b Adam Milne
Washington Sundar
371633231.25
not out
Shardul Thakur
120050.00
c Tom Latham b Tim Southee
Umran Malik
00000.00
Arshdeep Singh
00000.00
Yuzvendra Chahal
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
2-124-(Shikhar Dhawan (C) 24.3 ov)
1-124-(Shubman Gill 23.1 ov)
6-300-(Shreyas Iyer 49.2 ov)
3-156-(Rishabh Pant (W) 32.2 ov)
4-160-(Suryakumar Yadav 32.5 ov)
5-254-(Sanju Samson 45.4 ov)
-(Washington Sundar ov)
7-306-(Shardul Thakur 50 ov)
-(Umran Malik ov)
-(Arshdeep Singh ov)
-(Yuzvendra Chahal ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Tim Southee
1007337.30
Matt Henry
1014804.80
Lockie Ferguson
1015935.90
Mitchell Santner
1005605.60
Adam Milne
1006716.70

NEW ZEALAND

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Finn Allen
22252188.00
c Rishabh Pant b Shardul Thakur
Devon Conway
24423057.14
c Rishabh Pant b Umran Malik
Kane Williamson (C)
94987195.92
not out
Daryl Mitchell
11160168.75
c sub Deepak Hooda b Umran Malik
Tom Latham (W)
145104195139.42
not out
Glenn Phillips
00000.00
Mitchell Santner
00000.00
Adam Milne
00000.00
Matt Henry
00000.00
Tim Southee
00000.00
Lockie Ferguson
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
1-35-(Finn Allen 7.3 ov)
2-68-(Devon Conway 15.1 ov)
-(Kane Williamson (C) ov)
3-88-(Daryl Mitchell 19.5 ov)
-(Tom Latham (W) ov)
-(Glenn Phillips ov)
-(Mitchell Santner ov)
-(Adam Milne ov)
-(Matt Henry ov)
-(Tim Southee ov)
-(Lockie Ferguson ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Arshdeep Singh
8.106808.33
Shardul Thakur
916317.00
Washington Sundar
1004204.20
Umran Malik
1006626.60
Yuzvendra Chahal
1006706.70

New Zealand

309/3(47.1 Overs)

We are back for the chase. The players are out in the middle. 

...The Chase...

Right then! The pitch is good enough to bat on. Not that bad at all. New Zealand will be aware of the inexperience India possess in the bowling line but should not take it lightly at all. They have to work hard to go in front in the series. Stay tuned for the chase.

New Zealand will feel they have let the game slip away a bit. A couple of partnerships have not helped them. First of all, they didn't start well, leaking many runs and not creating pressure. They bossed the middle phase but not for long as India repaired things up very quickly. Kane Williamson kept on shuffling his packs but only Lockie Ferguson stood out. He took three wickets and so did Tim Southee but he went for plenty of runs. 

Excellent recovery from India and a good finish help them get over the 300-mark. At one point, it looked difficult as the Kiwis had all control in the middle overs, India started really well with both openers notching a fifty, they gave a good start to carry on with the momentum but lost wickets in a flurry in the middle phase. A handy partnership between Iyer and Samson helped India get back on track though. Samson fell after playing a decent cameo. Iyer who was struggling earlier took his tim

Tim Southee to Shardul Thakur, ! Wicket of the last ball! Full and outside off. Shardul Thakur looks to go downtown but gets an outside edge to Tom Latham who dives to his right, and takes a brilliant catch. That was rising but Latham did really well. INDIA END WITH 306.

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, Length and on middle, eased to long on for a single.

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, ! What a shot! Short in length, outside off. Sundar punches on the up off the back foot through covers for a boundary.

Tim Southee to Shardul Thakur, Very full and on middle. Shardul Thakur paddles it to square leg for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! TAKEN! End of a fine innings from Iyer! Short of a length and outside off. Iyer pulls it straight in the hands of Devon Conway at deep mid-wicket. A classy innings from him. Paced his innings really well.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Full ball, around off. Iyer looks to flick on leg side but gets a leading edge and it falls safely to the mid on region. Two runs. 300 up.

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, ! Sundar, you beauty. 17 runs off the over. What an excellent over for India. Short again, outside off. Sundar pulls it high over mid-wicket for a six. 

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, ! Sundar showing his ability with the bat! A full toss, outside off. Sundar steps across, paddles it over short fine leg for four more.

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, ! Short in length and outside off. Sundar pulls it in the gap, to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. The player dives but to no avail.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, Full and outside off. Sundar pushes it through covers for a single.

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, On a length and outside off. Sundar slashes and misses.

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, Wide! Full ball, way outside off, going down. Sundar lets it go. 

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, ! In the gap! Full ball on middle. Iyer whacks it to deep square leg for a boundary.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Iyer shuffles across and Milne follows him on the leg side. Iyer leaves it and the ball goes through his legs. 

Adam Milne to Washington Sundar, Full and on middle, pushed back to Milne, to his left. A slight misfield and a single is taken.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Leg bye! Full and on middle, Iyer looks to flick but misses. It goes to square leg for a leg bye,

Adam Milne to Washington Sundar, On the pads, flicked to deep square leg for one.

Adam Milne to Washington Sundar, ! Cheeky! Short in length and outside off. Sundar hangs back, waits for the ball to arrive and dabs it all the way over third man for a six.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! Ends the over with a boundary! Iyer giving a good finish! This is full and around off. Iyer heaves it over mid-wicket for four runs. 

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, Full and outside off, lack of pace. Sundar chips it in the air and to covers for a single.

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, ! That is a really good strike! This is full and slanting on middle. Sundar waits on the back foot and thumps it back over long on for a biggie. 

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, Length ball, outside off. Sundar drives it to point where the fielder makes a good stop.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, punched to long on for a single.

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, Outside off, guided to third man for one.

Adam Milne to Washington Sundar, On middle, Washington Sundar pulls it to sqare leg for one.

Adam Milne to Washington Sundar, Full and on off. Blocked out. 

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, ! TAKEN! Glenn Phillips with an excellent catch! New Zealand break the 94-run stand! This is full and angling on middle. Samson stays back as he swings his bat but mistimes his shot. He hits in the mid-wicket region. Three players converge with Glenn Phillips running in from the deep, he calls, dives to his left and takes a splendid catch. Just brilliant. 

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Wide! Third of the over. Tries the slower one bowls down the leg side.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Full and on leg. Iyer works it to long on for a single.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Wide! Full ball, straying down. Iyer misses his clip.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Drop and run! Length and on off. Samson taps it on the deck and runs across quickly.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, length and it is played to deep square leg for a single.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Wide! Down the leg side. Wided.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, Iyer tries to heave but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a run. 

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, ! Iyer is clearly the aggressor now. Short in length and on middle. Iyer uncomfortably tries to pull but gets a top edge behind the keeper for four.

Matt Henry to Sanju Samson, On a length and outside off. Samson steers it to third man for one more.

Matt Henry to Sanju Samson, On off, kept out.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, A yorker, outside off, jammed out to third man for one.

Matt Henry to Sanju Samson, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Two byes! This is again slow, full and outside off. Iyer tries to reverse sweep but misses. The keeper fails to collect and two runs are taken. 

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Shorter, slower and outside off. Iyer rocks back to cut but gets an outside edge, The ball falls short of backward point.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Fuller ball, outside off, Samson knocks it through point for one.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, ! Short ball, slanting on middle. Samson pulls it hard and to deep mid-wicket, in the gap for four. 

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Slower ball, drops it short and outside off, hit to covers for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, ! Shreyas Iyer changing gears now! Tossed up on middle. Iyer comes down the track, had to reach for it but does so with long levers and hammers it straight down for a six.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Very full and outside off, skids through. Samson looks to push but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller ball on middle, this is driven to long on for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Tad short and on off, pulled to deep square leg for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Short in length and on leg. Iyer bunts it to mid-wicket for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Full and on middle, whipped to deep square leg for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Follows Iyer on the leg side with a length ball, this is hit to mid on for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Fifty for Iyer! A fine half-century from him. Had to stay for a long time as he was struggling early on. Now, needs a good finish. Short and outside off, cut to sweeper cover for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Angles a full ball on middle. Iyer flicks it to square leg.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Flatter and outside off, it is punched to long off for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Wide! Floated, outside off, turning away. Left alone.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Tossed up, outside off. Samson again defends it.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, On middle, defended out.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Outside off, cut to deep point for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Full and outside off, driven to the left of mid off for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Outside off, again uses the pace and hits it to backward point for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Full ball on middle. Blocked out.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Wide! Down the leg side. Samson misses his clip.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Short in length and on middle, Samson pulls it behind square leg for easy two.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Full and on middle, Iyer eases it to long on for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Length ball, outside off, Samson taps it to third  man for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Short again, slower and outside off. Iyer looks to pull but gets a top edge and it falls in wide open space at deep mid-wicket. Two runs. The stand moves to 50 between these two.

Tim Southee to Sanju Samson, Full and on middle, clipped through mid-wicket for a one.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Short and outside off. Iyer pulls it hard and flat to deep square leg for one.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! BANG! Connects this well nicely! Short ball again, outside off. Iyer sits back and pulls it high over long on for a biggie.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! Good shot! Short in length and outside off. Iyer pulls it over mid-wicket and bags a boundary.

Tim Southee to Sanju Samson, 200 up! Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Angling on the pads, flicked behind square leg for a single.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Full and on middle, blocked back to Milne.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, ! Uses the pace again! Short of a length and angling down. Samson pulls it softly past the keeper and to the fine leg fence.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Length ball on off. Samson looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Length ball on middle. Blocked out.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, ! Delicately! A length ball, outside off. Samson opens the face of the bat, uses  the pace and places it to the third man fence.

Tim Southee to Sanju Samson, Length and outside off, cut to third man for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, In the air and falls safely! This is full and outside off. Iyer shuffles across and looks to heave but slices and it balloons towards backward point. Finn Allen runs back but the ball was swirling and it was a difficult one to take it, difficult for Allen as well. A single. 

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, nudged to mid-wicket.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, A length ball, just tailing around leg. Iyer steps across and looks to flick but misses and gets rapped on the pads. Tim Southee puts in a huge appeal but misses. That looked just going down. 

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Full ball, outside off. Iyer pushes it to cover. He wants a single but is sent back.

Tim Southee to Sanju Samson, A length ball, outside off. Samson opens the face of the bat and dabs it to third man for  single.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Length ball, outside off. Iyer mistimes his pull to mid on. 10 runs off it.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, on a length. Iyer taps it to backward point. 

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, ! BANG! Short of a length and outside off. Iyer makes room, upper cuts it over third man for a six. 

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, A length ball, around off. Iyer blocks it out.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, THREE RUNS! A length ball, outside off. Iyer slaps it to deep cover, to the longer side and the man from deep point runs across and cuts it off. A single saved. 

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, drilled to long on for one.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Fuller, flighted, outside off. Samson drives it to covers for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Fuller ball, on off. Samson blocks again.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, On middle, defended on the front foot.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Full and on off, kept out.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, pushed to covers for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, On middle, blocked out.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, ! Edged! On a length and around off. Samson looks to defend with an angled bat but gets an inside edge and goes past the leg pole for four runs.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Beaten! Lovely! This is full and slanting around off. Samson tries to play with the angle to leg side but misses. 

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, A length ball, around off. Iyer dabs it to third man for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and on middle. Iyer fends it to the right of the bowler.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Short in length and on off. Defended out.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, 5 singles then! Full and around off, flighted. Iyer skips down and mistimes his heave through mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Another single as this is hit through covers.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Tossed up on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Samson is off the mark, full and on off, pushed to long off for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Touch short and outside off. Iyer slaps it to deep cover for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter and outside off, punched to cover.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, On a length and on middle. Defended out. Two wickets, 8 runs off the over. 

Sanju Samson is the new man in.

Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, ! EDGED AND GONE! The crowd erupts again but this time it is the New Zealand fans who erupt. Beautifully from Lockie Ferguson. He drags his length back and serves it outside off. Suryakumar is on his toes as he looks to punch but finds the outside edge and it flies before sticking in the hands of Finn Allen at first slip. He doesn't make a mistake and India now find themselves in a difficult position. 

Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, Outside off. Suryakumar shoulders arms.

Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, ! This is SKY for you. When others fail to time, he brings all class with him. Pitched up, outside off. Suryakumar leans and drives it through covers to get off the mark with a boundary. The crowd erupts after a very long time. 

Suryakumar Yadav comes in.

Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, ! BOWLED! Pant was not just able to time well. He was struggling. Short of a length and angling around off. Pant was cramped for the room as he tries to pull. He was a fraction late as well and gets an inside edge back into the stumps. New Zealand keep India on the back foot. 

Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, ! A full toss down the leg side and Pant just helps it on its way to fine leg for a boundary. A welcome one. Much needed to be said. 

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Two more! Quicker, fuller and around off. Iyer clears his front leg and heaves it to deep mid-wicket, in the vacant area for two. 

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Two runs! Shorter and outside off. Iyer cuts it to deep point where the fielder dives to his left and saves two. 

Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, Flatter and outside off. Pant pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up on off. Defended out.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Shorter and outside off. Iyer punches it to long off for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter ball, angling on middle, Iyer nudges it to mid-wicket.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Outside off, this is driven to sweeper cover for one more.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Touch fuller and outside off. Iyer pushes it to cover.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Full and on middle. Iyer drives it to mid on.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, kept out.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Was there an edge? Yes, there was! Short ball around off. Iyer bends his back and tries to ramp over but only gets a faint edge to the keeper. Tom Latham mistimes his leap, tries a one-hander but fails to hold on. 

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, On the pads, this is flicked to fine leg for a single.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, Full ball on off. Iyer drops it to covers.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, Angles a full ball on middle. Iyer tucks it to mid-wicket.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Good single! Full and on off. Pant drills it to mid off and takes a quick single. 

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, On middle, eased to covers again.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Short in length and around off. Pant pulls it to mid-wicket.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, A length ball, outside off. Pant punches it to cover. Not timed well.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Tad short and outside off. Iyer bends and tries to cut but misses. Just one off the over. New Zealand have done well to dominate the middle phase. Mostly after the wickets of both openers. 

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Too full and on middle. Iyer on drives it to mid on.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, This is full and on off, Iyer drives it to cover.

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, Short ball on middle. Pant pulls and gets a top edge, it flies and falls in front of the running third man for a single. Played with soft hands.

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, A bouncer now from Milne, on off. It keeps rising. Pant lets it go.

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, Length ball on middle, Pant pulls it straight to mid-wicket.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, pushed to covers.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Touch short and on leg, pulled away to deep square leg for one.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Length ball on top of middle. Pant defends.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Shorter side at 132 clicks, it bounces and takes the leading edge of Pant who closes the face of the bat too early. The ball falls back on the deck.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, Good length delivery on off, skids on. Iyer prods to defend but gets an inside edge to square leg. One.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, A length ball, outside off, Iyer knocks it to cover.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Outside off on a length, hit to third man for a single.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, On a length and outside off. Iyer splices his drive to deep backward point for a couple.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, This is full and on off, pushed to mid off.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, A huge appeal for LBW but not given. The only question was whether it is too straight. Kane Williamson takes the review. No bat there. UMPIRE'S CALL it is on wickets hitting. Good call. This was on a length and on middle. Iyer goes back as he tries to defend but gets beaten on the inside edge and gets hit on the pads. That looked close but the bounce helped Iyer there. 

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, A length ball, outside off. Pant cuts it to deep point for a single.

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, Length and on middle. Blocked out.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and on off, defended.

Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Pant is off the mark! He steps out and mistimes it towards mid on and gets to the other end. He is limping as he gets to the other end. Not sure why.

Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Swing and a miss! Shorter and on middle, Pant looks to pull but misses. It goes over middle pole.

Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, That is good pace! Length and around off, this lands and moves away. Pant is beaten as he tries to defend.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, A confident pull shot! On the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, ! Over the fence! This is short and on middle, Iyer upper cuts it and it sails over the third man fence. Really good batting and this should make Iyer feel better.

Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, On the stumps, kept out.

Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, Back of a length and on off, defended.

Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, EDGY ! Not sure why there is no slip for a new batter! Shorter and outside off, Pant looks to push at it, this flies off the outside edge and it goes down to the third man fence.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! TAKEN! Two in two overs for the Kiwis and they are back in the game! This is an area Dhawan where Dhawan scores a lot of runs but also gets out. Southee strikes and the two bowlers who were got back by Williamson for breakthroughs, have provided it. This is full and outside off. Dhawan opens the face of the bat and looks to carve it past point but Allen there takes a sharp catch. Both the set batters back in the hut now.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Shortish and on off, this is guided to point.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, On off, this is pushed to cover.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and on off, Iyer guides it to point. It is a wicket maiden.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Another dot! Can this be a wiket maiden? Outside off, Iyer mistimes it towards cover.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, That is brave from Iyer! He just came in, looks to make room, Ferguson bowls it on a length and on middle. Iyer slashes but misses. It goes just over the stumps.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and on middle, defended.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Goes full and on the pads, Iyer works it to square leg.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! TAKEN! That is a decent catch by Devon Conway and Lockie Ferguson strikes on his return! A welcome wicket for the Kiwis as these two were scoring freely. Gill will be disappointed, it is not the best of balls. It is on the pads. Gill flicks it uppishly towards square leg. Conway runs to his right and takes it nicely. A good innings by Gill but he would have wanted more. Can the Kiwis build on this now?

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Deft! This is outstanding from Dhawan! He is in his elements! Shorter and just around off, Dhawan waits, opens the face and guides it fine on the off side. Another boundary.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Hammered away! Short and on middle, Dhawan rocks back and hammers it through mid-wicket. This one races away to the fence.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Fifty for Gill! His impressive form in this format continues! Gets there by pushing this ball towards mid off for one.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Angled into the pads, Dhawan works it towards deep square leg for one.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on middle, Gill works it to mid on and takes one.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Good length and on off, Gill pushes it to covers.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Runs are flowing now! Dhawan walks across, this is fired full and on middle, Dhawan plays the paddle sweep past the short fine leg fielder and into the fine leg fence.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter and on off, Dhawan pushes it to covers. Another huge over for India.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, A little too short and outside off, Gill cuts it through point for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, ! BANG! Gill joins the act! He steps out, gets to the pitch of it and tonks it over the long off fence for a biggie.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter and on middle, this is hit through square leg for one.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, 11 from the over! A single to end! Fuller and outside off, Dhawan hits it through coves for one.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Milne is leaking runs here! He goes short and on middle, Dhawan plays the upper cut, he plays it over the keeper and down to the fine leg fence.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Outstanding fieldng! Shorter and around off, Dhawan guides it towards point. The fielder dives to his right and stops it.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, On the shorter side, outside off, Dhawan chops it to point.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Excellent from Daryl Mitchell! This is shorter and outside off, it is guided past point. Mitchell runs to his left, dives and saves two for his side.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Up and over! Dhawan is going after Milne here! This is full and on middle, Dhawan lifts it over the mid on fielder and it races away to the fence. Fifty for Dhawan. Back for India and he makes it count again. A big score is on the offer here for him.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, A single to end! On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Slower through the air and on the pads, Gill looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Flatter and on middle, Gill guides it to point.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, On off, this is kept out.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Excellent fielding! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. Just the one as the fielder gets across to his right quickly.

Adam Milne to Shubman Gill, A dot to end! Fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid on.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Good running! On off, this is pushed to mid off for one.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Up and over! This is not good bowling, this is bowling to Dhawan's strength! This is short and outside off, Dhawan cuts it over point and it goes to the fence. Second boundary in the over.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length and on off, defended.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads, Dhawan looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad, Latham dives to his right and stops it. A scoring opportunity goes abegging.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Runs flowing now! Shorter and outside off, Dhawan cuts, it flies off the top edge and wide of the third man fielder for a boundary.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Shorter and outside off, Gill cuts it past point and takes two.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Excellent fielding! On middle, Gill drags it against the turn wide of long on. THe fielder runs to his right, dives and keeps it down to two.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Quicker and on middle, Dhawan pulls towards deep square leg for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Slower through the air, it lands on off and turns back in. Dhawan works it to squar leg.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Tossed up on off, Gill pushes it down to long off for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, On middle, this is pulled but to mid-wicket.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawan will probably feel he missed out there! A good start by Milne! Dhawan steps out and makes it into a full toss, he hits it hard but to mid off.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Length and on middle, Dhawan gets right behind the line and defends.

Adam Milne to Shubman Gill, Angled into the pads, Gill works it towards fine leg and takes one.

Adam Milne to Shubman Gill, Just short! That held in the surface! On middle, Gill looks to push at it, it goes uppishly but short of the fielder at mid on.

Adam Milne to Shubman Gill, Goes full again and on middle, Gill works it to mid-wicket.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Fuller and on off, Dhawan plays it through covers for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Ends the over well! Flatter and on off, Gill guides it to point.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, On off, this is pushed to the left of the bowler who dives and stops it. Saves a run.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Sees Dhawan come down the track and shortens the length. This is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawan moves across and Santner slows it up, it is a low full toss, Dhawan sweeps it towards short fine leg.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Shorter and outside off, Gill pushes it through covers for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Clipped away! That is the kind of over India needed and they will hope this gets them going! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Cracked away! This is short and wide outside off, Dhawan just opens the face of the bat and guides it past point. No chance for the fielder in the deep.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, WIDE! Just past the leg pole! Dhawan moves across again, Ferguson goes full and looks to hit the leg pole but misses. Wided.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Really good cricket all-around! Dhawan moves right across, Ferguson goes full and on off, this is worked through square leg. The fielder gets across to his left quickly, slides and stops it. The batters go for two, Dhawan has to hurry and he does make it in the end.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on middle, Gill pushes it to mid on and gets to the other end.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Bangs it short and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for two.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on off, Gill guides it to point.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, A single to end a tidy first over from Mitchell Santner! On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Steps out and now pushes it down to long on for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle, Dhawan tucks it on the leg side, Gill wants one but is sent back.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Works it with the angle through mid-wicket and takes one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Slightly slower and on the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Shortish, some extra bounce, Gill works it to mid-wicket.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Good from Ferguson! Dhawan makes room again and he is followed! Dhawan looks to guide it down to third man but the ball hits the splice and rolls on the off side.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Slashes and misses! Shorter and outside off, Dhawan makes room and looks to cut but misses.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on off, Gill guides it down to third man for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on off, Gill strokes it but to covers.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! Excellent timing and very good placement too! Shorter and around off, Gill just used the pace of the ball and guides it past point. This one races away to the fence. Fifty up for India.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on middle, Gill plays it back to the bowler.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, On off, this lands and moves away. Dhawan is beaten as he tries to push at it.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Angled into the pads, Gill works it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on off, Gill pushes it to covers.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Two! Shorter and outside off, this is guided past point for two.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Lands safe! Dhawan steps out. This is full and around leg. Dhawan looks to go over mid off but does not time it that well. Hits it well enough to clear the fielder. One taken.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Well bowled! Sees Dhawan come down the track and bowls it short, Dhawan defends.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Good pace again from Ferguson! Hurries the batter as he bowls this short and on off, Gill guides it to point. Testing stuff from Lockie Ferguson!

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Well timed but does not find the gap! Fuller and on off, Gill pushes it to covers.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Slightly shorter and on the body, Dhawan works it down to fine leg and gets to the other end.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, That is quick! Good steam from Lockie Ferguson! Back of a length and around off, this one whizzes through. Dhawan is beaten as he tries to defend.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Slightly shorter and outside off, Dhawan looks to cut but misses.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, A dot to end then! A sedate start for India in Powerplay 1. They are 40 for 0 after it. On off, angling away. Dhawan lets it be.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Was that a chance? It is! That has been out down! This is fuller and outside off, Gill looks to go over cover but it flies off the outside edge. Goes towards third man. Ferguson runs in, dives forward and looks to take it inches above the ground but does not hang on. Good try but you would expect him to take it. A single in the end. A life for Gill.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, On middle, Gill works it to mid-wicket.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, ! This one sails over the fence! Very smart shot. This is short and on off, Gill waits and then just helps it over the keeper and it flies over the third man fence for a biggie.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on middle, Gill works it to mid-wicket.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and around off, Gill guides it to point.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Five from the over then! Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Yes and no situation but no harm done! On the pads, Dhawan nudges it towards square leg and wants a run but is sent back.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, ! EDGY! That has raced away. Really short boundary there, absolutely no chance for the fielder! Length and on off, this moves away. Dhawan looks to defend, this goes off the outside edge down towards third man. The fielder had no chane despite not being very far away from the ball.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length yet again and on off, Dhawan blocks it.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Bangs it short, gets it to bounce nicely, Dhawan takes one hand off the handle and defends.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Outside off, Gill opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Just the single from the over then! Excellent from Henry again! On off, Dhawan pushes it to cover.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Length yet again and on off, Dhawan plays it late and right under his eyes.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Another one on a length and around off, Gill plays it late and towards third man for one.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Length again and on off, Gill pushes it to covers.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Bangs it short, changes the length, Gill initially looks to pull but then bails out.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Solid! On a length and around off, Gill blocks.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Around off, Dhawan opens the face of the bat and guides it to point. Just the boundary from the over then.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length and on off, Dhawan pushes it towards cover.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Fuller again but this time on middle, Dhawan plays it back to the bowler.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, The tempter, fuller and well outside off, Dhawan shoulders arms to it.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! That is a poor delivery! It is short and on middle, sits up to be hit. This time Dhawan rocks back and hammers it through square leg for a boundary.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, First real short ball of the game. Dhawan stands tall and defends.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, ! He can't! Over the fence for the first biggie and India will hope that gets GIll going. On middle, he whips it down the ground and over the long on fence. Short boundaries there and Gill clears it easily.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, On the off pole, Gill lets the ball come to him and plays it to point. Can he end the over well now?

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Continues to land it on a length and on off, Gill pushes it to mid off.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, A little straighter this time, Dhawan works it to mid on and gets to the other end.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Brilliant from Henry again! Dhawan too played that well. This lands on off and then moves away. Dhawan looks to defend but is beaten again. The good thing by Dhawan was, he did not reach out for it. He kept the ball close to his body.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, That is a top nut! This lands around off, it pitches and then moves away. Dhawan is beaten as he tries to defend. Henry has been excellent so far.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Two good deliveries to end! This lands outside off and it comes back in a little. Not enough though to make the batter play.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Some nice shape away from the batter, it is outside off though and it is left alone.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawan seems to be going after Southee here! He gives him the charge again. Southee, from around the wicket, bangs it short and outside off, it is cut down to third man for one.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, On the fuller side again, Gill pushes it wide of cover for one.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, The outfield did not seem very fast there! This is fuller and around off, Gill strokes it through covers. The ball slows up as it nears the ropes, two taken.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, On off and on a length, Gill pushes it to covers.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, We do have a maiden! Excellent from Henry! Length and outside off to end, Dhawan leaves it alone.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Five dots in a row! Fuller and on off, Dhawan pushes it to cover. Can we have a maiden?

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Yet again hits the length and on off, Dhawan guides it to point.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle, Dhawan hangs back and plays it back to the bowler. Relentless from Henry so far.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Another back of a length delivery, just outside off, Dhawan leaves it alone.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length and on middle, Dhawan looks to tip and run but is sent back.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, A dot to end but a productive over for the Indians! The last ball is just outside off, Gill watches it go to the keeper.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads, Dhawan nudges it around the corner and takes one.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Gill is now off the mark! This is fuller yet again and around off, Gill pushes it wide of mid off and takes one.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, A quick run! Slightly fuller again and on off, Dhawan pushes it to mid off and gets to the other end.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Yet again a delivery which swings back in, it ends up on the pads, Dhawan works it to mid-wicket.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! That is a beautiful shot! Dhawan takes a few steps down the track and makes it into a half volley, he creams it through covers and the ball races away to the fence. Second boundary for Dhawan.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, A really good start then from Henry! Length and around off, this lands and jags back in. Gill looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Just outside off and on a length again, not played at.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Fractionaly full this time and on middle, Gill shows the full face of the bat and plays it back to the bowler. Hitting the middle of the bat there. Should make Gill feel good.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Lands it on a length yet again and on off, Gill plays it to cover. Good from Henry after that wide.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Another back of a length delivery on off, Gill guides it to point again.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Gets it right this time! Length and on off, Gill guides it to point.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, WIDE! A false start from Henry! Does get it to shape away but bowls it well wide outside off. Left alone.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Just the boundary then from the first over! This is fullish again and on off, Dhawan strokes it to cover.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Drags his length back now and angles it away from the off pole. Dhawan does not fiddle with it.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Sticks to the fuller line and on middle, Dhawan works it to mid-wicket.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Slightly fuller again, Dhawan pushes it to covers

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! That is a really good stroke to get off the mark! First boundary and runs of the game! This is fuller yet again, it shapes back in from around off. Dhawan shows the full face of the bat and strokes it down the ground and to the long off fence.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Some swing for Southee but it is nicely played! Fuller, it starts around off and tails back in. Dhawan works it to mid on.

Time for the action to begin! The players make their way out to the middle. Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill are the openers for the Indians. Tim Southee to begin with for the hosts with the first new ball. Here we go...

India (Playing XI) - Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik (On his Debut), Arshdeep Singh (On his Debut), Yuzvendra Chahal.

New Zealand (Playing XI) - Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (C), Tom Latham (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.

Shikhar Dhawan, the captain of India says he has been at New Zelaand a few times and enjoyed it here. Adds he would have bowled first as he feels the wicke is sticky. Shares this team has played together and hopes to do their best. Reckons he is grateful for the support they get everywhere. Informs about the team.

Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand says it is a good deck and will bowl first. Adds they have to make subtle adjustments from the past match and look forward to the new challenge. Shares the outfield is very good. Informs his team in the end. 

We are back for the chase. The players are out in the middle. 

...The Chase...

Right then! The pitch is good enough to bat on. Not that bad at all. New Zealand will be aware of the inexperience India possess in the bowling line but should not take it lightly at all. They have to work hard to go in front in the series. Stay tuned for the chase.

New Zealand will feel they have let the game slip away a bit. A couple of partnerships have not helped them. First of all, they didn't start well, leaking many runs and not creating pressure. They bossed the middle phase but not for long as India repaired things up very quickly. Kane Williamson kept on shuffling his packs but only Lockie Ferguson stood out. He took three wickets and so did Tim Southee but he went for plenty of runs. 

Excellent recovery from India and a good finish help them get over the 300-mark. At one point, it looked difficult as the Kiwis had all control in the middle overs, India started really well with both openers notching a fifty, they gave a good start to carry on with the momentum but lost wickets in a flurry in the middle phase. A handy partnership between Iyer and Samson helped India get back on track though. Samson fell after playing a decent cameo. Iyer who was struggling earlier took his tim

Tim Southee to Shardul Thakur, ! Wicket of the last ball! Full and outside off. Shardul Thakur looks to go downtown but gets an outside edge to Tom Latham who dives to his right, and takes a brilliant catch. That was rising but Latham did really well. INDIA END WITH 306.

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, Length and on middle, eased to long on for a single.

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, ! What a shot! Short in length, outside off. Sundar punches on the up off the back foot through covers for a boundary.

Tim Southee to Shardul Thakur, Very full and on middle. Shardul Thakur paddles it to square leg for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! TAKEN! End of a fine innings from Iyer! Short of a length and outside off. Iyer pulls it straight in the hands of Devon Conway at deep mid-wicket. A classy innings from him. Paced his innings really well.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Full ball, around off. Iyer looks to flick on leg side but gets a leading edge and it falls safely to the mid on region. Two runs. 300 up.

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, ! Sundar, you beauty. 17 runs off the over. What an excellent over for India. Short again, outside off. Sundar pulls it high over mid-wicket for a six. 

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, ! Sundar showing his ability with the bat! A full toss, outside off. Sundar steps across, paddles it over short fine leg for four more.

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, ! Short in length and outside off. Sundar pulls it in the gap, to deep mid-wicket for a boundary. The player dives but to no avail.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, Full and outside off. Sundar pushes it through covers for a single.

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, On a length and outside off. Sundar slashes and misses.

Matt Henry to Washington Sundar, Wide! Full ball, way outside off, going down. Sundar lets it go. 

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, ! In the gap! Full ball on middle. Iyer whacks it to deep square leg for a boundary.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Iyer shuffles across and Milne follows him on the leg side. Iyer leaves it and the ball goes through his legs. 

Adam Milne to Washington Sundar, Full and on middle, pushed back to Milne, to his left. A slight misfield and a single is taken.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Leg bye! Full and on middle, Iyer looks to flick but misses. It goes to square leg for a leg bye,

Adam Milne to Washington Sundar, On the pads, flicked to deep square leg for one.

Adam Milne to Washington Sundar, ! Cheeky! Short in length and outside off. Sundar hangs back, waits for the ball to arrive and dabs it all the way over third man for a six.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! Ends the over with a boundary! Iyer giving a good finish! This is full and around off. Iyer heaves it over mid-wicket for four runs. 

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, Full and outside off, lack of pace. Sundar chips it in the air and to covers for a single.

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, ! That is a really good strike! This is full and slanting on middle. Sundar waits on the back foot and thumps it back over long on for a biggie. 

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, Length ball, outside off. Sundar drives it to point where the fielder makes a good stop.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, punched to long on for a single.

Tim Southee to Washington Sundar, Outside off, guided to third man for one.

Adam Milne to Washington Sundar, On middle, Washington Sundar pulls it to sqare leg for one.

Adam Milne to Washington Sundar, Full and on off. Blocked out. 

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, ! TAKEN! Glenn Phillips with an excellent catch! New Zealand break the 94-run stand! This is full and angling on middle. Samson stays back as he swings his bat but mistimes his shot. He hits in the mid-wicket region. Three players converge with Glenn Phillips running in from the deep, he calls, dives to his left and takes a splendid catch. Just brilliant. 

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Wide! Third of the over. Tries the slower one bowls down the leg side.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Full and on leg. Iyer works it to long on for a single.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Wide! Full ball, straying down. Iyer misses his clip.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Drop and run! Length and on off. Samson taps it on the deck and runs across quickly.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, length and it is played to deep square leg for a single.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Wide! Down the leg side. Wided.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, Iyer tries to heave but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a run. 

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, ! Iyer is clearly the aggressor now. Short in length and on middle. Iyer uncomfortably tries to pull but gets a top edge behind the keeper for four.

Matt Henry to Sanju Samson, On a length and outside off. Samson steers it to third man for one more.

Matt Henry to Sanju Samson, On off, kept out.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, A yorker, outside off, jammed out to third man for one.

Matt Henry to Sanju Samson, Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Two byes! This is again slow, full and outside off. Iyer tries to reverse sweep but misses. The keeper fails to collect and two runs are taken. 

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Shorter, slower and outside off. Iyer rocks back to cut but gets an outside edge, The ball falls short of backward point.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Fuller ball, outside off, Samson knocks it through point for one.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, ! Short ball, slanting on middle. Samson pulls it hard and to deep mid-wicket, in the gap for four. 

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Slower ball, drops it short and outside off, hit to covers for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, ! Shreyas Iyer changing gears now! Tossed up on middle. Iyer comes down the track, had to reach for it but does so with long levers and hammers it straight down for a six.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Very full and outside off, skids through. Samson looks to push but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Fuller ball on middle, this is driven to long on for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Tad short and on off, pulled to deep square leg for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Short in length and on leg. Iyer bunts it to mid-wicket for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Full and on middle, whipped to deep square leg for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Follows Iyer on the leg side with a length ball, this is hit to mid on for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Fifty for Iyer! A fine half-century from him. Had to stay for a long time as he was struggling early on. Now, needs a good finish. Short and outside off, cut to sweeper cover for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Angles a full ball on middle. Iyer flicks it to square leg.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Flatter and outside off, it is punched to long off for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Wide! Floated, outside off, turning away. Left alone.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Tossed up, outside off. Samson again defends it.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, On middle, defended out.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Outside off, cut to deep point for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Full and outside off, driven to the left of mid off for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Outside off, again uses the pace and hits it to backward point for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Full ball on middle. Blocked out.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Wide! Down the leg side. Samson misses his clip.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Short in length and on middle, Samson pulls it behind square leg for easy two.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Full and on middle, Iyer eases it to long on for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Length ball, outside off, Samson taps it to third  man for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Short again, slower and outside off. Iyer looks to pull but gets a top edge and it falls in wide open space at deep mid-wicket. Two runs. The stand moves to 50 between these two.

Tim Southee to Sanju Samson, Full and on middle, clipped through mid-wicket for a one.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Short and outside off. Iyer pulls it hard and flat to deep square leg for one.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! BANG! Connects this well nicely! Short ball again, outside off. Iyer sits back and pulls it high over long on for a biggie.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, ! Good shot! Short in length and outside off. Iyer pulls it over mid-wicket and bags a boundary.

Tim Southee to Sanju Samson, 200 up! Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Angling on the pads, flicked behind square leg for a single.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Full and on middle, blocked back to Milne.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, ! Uses the pace again! Short of a length and angling down. Samson pulls it softly past the keeper and to the fine leg fence.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Length ball on off. Samson looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Length ball on middle. Blocked out.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, ! Delicately! A length ball, outside off. Samson opens the face of the bat, uses  the pace and places it to the third man fence.

Tim Southee to Sanju Samson, Length and outside off, cut to third man for a single.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, In the air and falls safely! This is full and outside off. Iyer shuffles across and looks to heave but slices and it balloons towards backward point. Finn Allen runs back but the ball was swirling and it was a difficult one to take it, difficult for Allen as well. A single. 

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, nudged to mid-wicket.

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, A length ball, just tailing around leg. Iyer steps across and looks to flick but misses and gets rapped on the pads. Tim Southee puts in a huge appeal but misses. That looked just going down. 

Tim Southee to Shreyas Iyer, Full ball, outside off. Iyer pushes it to cover. He wants a single but is sent back.

Tim Southee to Sanju Samson, A length ball, outside off. Samson opens the face of the bat and dabs it to third man for  single.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Length ball, outside off. Iyer mistimes his pull to mid on. 10 runs off it.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, on a length. Iyer taps it to backward point. 

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, ! BANG! Short of a length and outside off. Iyer makes room, upper cuts it over third man for a six. 

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, A length ball, around off. Iyer blocks it out.

Adam Milne to Sanju Samson, Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, THREE RUNS! A length ball, outside off. Iyer slaps it to deep cover, to the longer side and the man from deep point runs across and cuts it off. A single saved. 

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, drilled to long on for one.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Fuller, flighted, outside off. Samson drives it to covers for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Fuller ball, on off. Samson blocks again.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, On middle, defended on the front foot.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Full and on off, kept out.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, pushed to covers for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, On middle, blocked out.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, ! Edged! On a length and around off. Samson looks to defend with an angled bat but gets an inside edge and goes past the leg pole for four runs.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, Beaten! Lovely! This is full and slanting around off. Samson tries to play with the angle to leg side but misses. 

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, A length ball, around off. Iyer dabs it to third man for a single.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and on middle. Iyer fends it to the right of the bowler.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Short in length and on off. Defended out.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, 5 singles then! Full and around off, flighted. Iyer skips down and mistimes his heave through mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Another single as this is hit through covers.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Tossed up on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Santner to Sanju Samson, Samson is off the mark, full and on off, pushed to long off for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Touch short and outside off. Iyer slaps it to deep cover for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter and outside off, punched to cover.

Lockie Ferguson to Sanju Samson, On a length and on middle. Defended out. Two wickets, 8 runs off the over. 

Sanju Samson is the new man in.

Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, ! EDGED AND GONE! The crowd erupts again but this time it is the New Zealand fans who erupt. Beautifully from Lockie Ferguson. He drags his length back and serves it outside off. Suryakumar is on his toes as he looks to punch but finds the outside edge and it flies before sticking in the hands of Finn Allen at first slip. He doesn't make a mistake and India now find themselves in a difficult position. 

Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, Outside off. Suryakumar shoulders arms.

Lockie Ferguson to Suryakumar Yadav, ! This is SKY for you. When others fail to time, he brings all class with him. Pitched up, outside off. Suryakumar leans and drives it through covers to get off the mark with a boundary. The crowd erupts after a very long time. 

Suryakumar Yadav comes in.

Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, ! BOWLED! Pant was not just able to time well. He was struggling. Short of a length and angling around off. Pant was cramped for the room as he tries to pull. He was a fraction late as well and gets an inside edge back into the stumps. New Zealand keep India on the back foot. 

Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, ! A full toss down the leg side and Pant just helps it on its way to fine leg for a boundary. A welcome one. Much needed to be said. 

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Two more! Quicker, fuller and around off. Iyer clears his front leg and heaves it to deep mid-wicket, in the vacant area for two. 

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Two runs! Shorter and outside off. Iyer cuts it to deep point where the fielder dives to his left and saves two. 

Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, Flatter and outside off. Pant pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Rishabh Pant, Tossed up on off. Defended out.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Shorter and outside off. Iyer punches it to long off for a single.

Mitchell Santner to Shreyas Iyer, Flatter ball, angling on middle, Iyer nudges it to mid-wicket.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Outside off, this is driven to sweeper cover for one more.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Touch fuller and outside off. Iyer pushes it to cover.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Full and on middle. Iyer drives it to mid on.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, On middle, kept out.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Was there an edge? Yes, there was! Short ball around off. Iyer bends his back and tries to ramp over but only gets a faint edge to the keeper. Tom Latham mistimes his leap, tries a one-hander but fails to hold on. 

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, On the pads, this is flicked to fine leg for a single.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, Full ball on off. Iyer drops it to covers.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, Angles a full ball on middle. Iyer tucks it to mid-wicket.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Good single! Full and on off. Pant drills it to mid off and takes a quick single. 

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, On middle, eased to covers again.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Short in length and around off. Pant pulls it to mid-wicket.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, A length ball, outside off. Pant punches it to cover. Not timed well.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Tad short and outside off. Iyer bends and tries to cut but misses. Just one off the over. New Zealand have done well to dominate the middle phase. Mostly after the wickets of both openers. 

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Too full and on middle. Iyer on drives it to mid on.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, This is full and on off, Iyer drives it to cover.

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, Short ball on middle. Pant pulls and gets a top edge, it flies and falls in front of the running third man for a single. Played with soft hands.

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, A bouncer now from Milne, on off. It keeps rising. Pant lets it go.

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, Length ball on middle, Pant pulls it straight to mid-wicket.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, Around off, pushed to covers.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Touch short and on leg, pulled away to deep square leg for one.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Length ball on top of middle. Pant defends.

Matt Henry to Rishabh Pant, Shorter side at 132 clicks, it bounces and takes the leading edge of Pant who closes the face of the bat too early. The ball falls back on the deck.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, Good length delivery on off, skids on. Iyer prods to defend but gets an inside edge to square leg. One.

Matt Henry to Shreyas Iyer, A length ball, outside off, Iyer knocks it to cover.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, Outside off on a length, hit to third man for a single.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, On a length and outside off. Iyer splices his drive to deep backward point for a couple.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, This is full and on off, pushed to mid off.

Adam Milne to Shreyas Iyer, A huge appeal for LBW but not given. The only question was whether it is too straight. Kane Williamson takes the review. No bat there. UMPIRE'S CALL it is on wickets hitting. Good call. This was on a length and on middle. Iyer goes back as he tries to defend but gets beaten on the inside edge and gets hit on the pads. That looked close but the bounce helped Iyer there. 

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, A length ball, outside off. Pant cuts it to deep point for a single.

Adam Milne to Rishabh Pant, Length and on middle. Blocked out.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and on off, defended.

Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Pant is off the mark! He steps out and mistimes it towards mid on and gets to the other end. He is limping as he gets to the other end. Not sure why.

Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, Swing and a miss! Shorter and on middle, Pant looks to pull but misses. It goes over middle pole.

Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant, That is good pace! Length and around off, this lands and moves away. Pant is beaten as he tries to defend.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, A confident pull shot! On the body, this is pulled down to fine leg for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, ! Over the fence! This is short and on middle, Iyer upper cuts it and it sails over the third man fence. Really good batting and this should make Iyer feel better.

Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, On the stumps, kept out.

Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, Back of a length and on off, defended.

Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant, EDGY ! Not sure why there is no slip for a new batter! Shorter and outside off, Pant looks to push at it, this flies off the outside edge and it goes down to the third man fence.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! TAKEN! Two in two overs for the Kiwis and they are back in the game! This is an area Dhawan where Dhawan scores a lot of runs but also gets out. Southee strikes and the two bowlers who were got back by Williamson for breakthroughs, have provided it. This is full and outside off. Dhawan opens the face of the bat and looks to carve it past point but Allen there takes a sharp catch. Both the set batters back in the hut now.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Shortish and on off, this is guided to point.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, On off, this is pushed to cover.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and on off, Iyer guides it to point. It is a wicket maiden.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Another dot! Can this be a wiket maiden? Outside off, Iyer mistimes it towards cover.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, That is brave from Iyer! He just came in, looks to make room, Ferguson bowls it on a length and on middle. Iyer slashes but misses. It goes just over the stumps.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Back of a length and on middle, defended.

Lockie Ferguson to Shreyas Iyer, Goes full and on the pads, Iyer works it to square leg.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! TAKEN! That is a decent catch by Devon Conway and Lockie Ferguson strikes on his return! A welcome wicket for the Kiwis as these two were scoring freely. Gill will be disappointed, it is not the best of balls. It is on the pads. Gill flicks it uppishly towards square leg. Conway runs to his right and takes it nicely. A good innings by Gill but he would have wanted more. Can the Kiwis build on this now?

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Deft! This is outstanding from Dhawan! He is in his elements! Shorter and just around off, Dhawan waits, opens the face and guides it fine on the off side. Another boundary.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Hammered away! Short and on middle, Dhawan rocks back and hammers it through mid-wicket. This one races away to the fence.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Fifty for Gill! His impressive form in this format continues! Gets there by pushing this ball towards mid off for one.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Angled into the pads, Dhawan works it towards deep square leg for one.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on middle, Gill works it to mid on and takes one.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Good length and on off, Gill pushes it to covers.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Runs are flowing now! Dhawan walks across, this is fired full and on middle, Dhawan plays the paddle sweep past the short fine leg fielder and into the fine leg fence.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter and on off, Dhawan pushes it to covers. Another huge over for India.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, A little too short and outside off, Gill cuts it through point for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, ! BANG! Gill joins the act! He steps out, gets to the pitch of it and tonks it over the long off fence for a biggie.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Shorter and around off, this is guided to point.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter and on middle, this is hit through square leg for one.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, 11 from the over! A single to end! Fuller and outside off, Dhawan hits it through coves for one.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Milne is leaking runs here! He goes short and on middle, Dhawan plays the upper cut, he plays it over the keeper and down to the fine leg fence.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Outstanding fieldng! Shorter and around off, Dhawan guides it towards point. The fielder dives to his right and stops it.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, On the shorter side, outside off, Dhawan chops it to point.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Excellent from Daryl Mitchell! This is shorter and outside off, it is guided past point. Mitchell runs to his left, dives and saves two for his side.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Up and over! Dhawan is going after Milne here! This is full and on middle, Dhawan lifts it over the mid on fielder and it races away to the fence. Fifty for Dhawan. Back for India and he makes it count again. A big score is on the offer here for him.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, A single to end! On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Slower through the air and on the pads, Gill looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Flatter and on middle, Gill guides it to point.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, On off, this is kept out.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Excellent fielding! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket. Just the one as the fielder gets across to his right quickly.

Adam Milne to Shubman Gill, A dot to end! Fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid on.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Good running! On off, this is pushed to mid off for one.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Up and over! This is not good bowling, this is bowling to Dhawan's strength! This is short and outside off, Dhawan cuts it over point and it goes to the fence. Second boundary in the over.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length and on off, defended.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads, Dhawan looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad, Latham dives to his right and stops it. A scoring opportunity goes abegging.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Runs flowing now! Shorter and outside off, Dhawan cuts, it flies off the top edge and wide of the third man fielder for a boundary.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Shorter and outside off, Gill cuts it past point and takes two.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Excellent fielding! On middle, Gill drags it against the turn wide of long on. THe fielder runs to his right, dives and keeps it down to two.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Quicker and on middle, Dhawan pulls towards deep square leg for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Slower through the air, it lands on off and turns back in. Dhawan works it to squar leg.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Tossed up on off, Gill pushes it down to long off for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, On middle, this is pulled but to mid-wicket.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawan will probably feel he missed out there! A good start by Milne! Dhawan steps out and makes it into a full toss, he hits it hard but to mid off.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Length and on middle, Dhawan gets right behind the line and defends.

Adam Milne to Shubman Gill, Angled into the pads, Gill works it towards fine leg and takes one.

Adam Milne to Shubman Gill, Just short! That held in the surface! On middle, Gill looks to push at it, it goes uppishly but short of the fielder at mid on.

Adam Milne to Shubman Gill, Goes full again and on middle, Gill works it to mid-wicket.

Adam Milne to Shikhar Dhawan, Fuller and on off, Dhawan plays it through covers for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Ends the over well! Flatter and on off, Gill guides it to point.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, On off, this is pushed to the left of the bowler who dives and stops it. Saves a run.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Sees Dhawan come down the track and shortens the length. This is pulled through mid-wicket for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawan moves across and Santner slows it up, it is a low full toss, Dhawan sweeps it towards short fine leg.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Shorter and outside off, Gill pushes it through covers for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Clipped away! That is the kind of over India needed and they will hope this gets them going! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, ! Cracked away! This is short and wide outside off, Dhawan just opens the face of the bat and guides it past point. No chance for the fielder in the deep.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, WIDE! Just past the leg pole! Dhawan moves across again, Ferguson goes full and looks to hit the leg pole but misses. Wided.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Really good cricket all-around! Dhawan moves right across, Ferguson goes full and on off, this is worked through square leg. The fielder gets across to his left quickly, slides and stops it. The batters go for two, Dhawan has to hurry and he does make it in the end.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on middle, Gill pushes it to mid on and gets to the other end.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Bangs it short and on middle, this is pulled through mid-wicket for two.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on off, Gill guides it to point.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, A single to end a tidy first over from Mitchell Santner! On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, Steps out and now pushes it down to long on for one.

Mitchell Santner to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle, Dhawan tucks it on the leg side, Gill wants one but is sent back.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Works it with the angle through mid-wicket and takes one.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Slightly slower and on the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Mitchell Santner to Shubman Gill, Shortish, some extra bounce, Gill works it to mid-wicket.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Good from Ferguson! Dhawan makes room again and he is followed! Dhawan looks to guide it down to third man but the ball hits the splice and rolls on the off side.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Slashes and misses! Shorter and outside off, Dhawan makes room and looks to cut but misses.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on off, Gill guides it down to third man for one.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on off, Gill strokes it but to covers.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, ! Excellent timing and very good placement too! Shorter and around off, Gill just used the pace of the ball and guides it past point. This one races away to the fence. Fifty up for India.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on middle, Gill plays it back to the bowler.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, On off, this lands and moves away. Dhawan is beaten as he tries to push at it.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Angled into the pads, Gill works it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and on off, Gill pushes it to covers.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Two! Shorter and outside off, this is guided past point for two.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Lands safe! Dhawan steps out. This is full and around leg. Dhawan looks to go over mid off but does not time it that well. Hits it well enough to clear the fielder. One taken.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Well bowled! Sees Dhawan come down the track and bowls it short, Dhawan defends.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Good pace again from Ferguson! Hurries the batter as he bowls this short and on off, Gill guides it to point. Testing stuff from Lockie Ferguson!

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Well timed but does not find the gap! Fuller and on off, Gill pushes it to covers.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Slightly shorter and on the body, Dhawan works it down to fine leg and gets to the other end.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, That is quick! Good steam from Lockie Ferguson! Back of a length and around off, this one whizzes through. Dhawan is beaten as he tries to defend.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Slightly shorter and outside off, Dhawan looks to cut but misses.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, A dot to end then! A sedate start for India in Powerplay 1. They are 40 for 0 after it. On off, angling away. Dhawan lets it be.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Was that a chance? It is! That has been out down! This is fuller and outside off, Gill looks to go over cover but it flies off the outside edge. Goes towards third man. Ferguson runs in, dives forward and looks to take it inches above the ground but does not hang on. Good try but you would expect him to take it. A single in the end. A life for Gill.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, On middle, Gill works it to mid-wicket.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, ! This one sails over the fence! Very smart shot. This is short and on off, Gill waits and then just helps it over the keeper and it flies over the third man fence for a biggie.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Fuller and on middle, Gill works it to mid-wicket.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Back of a length and around off, Gill guides it to point.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Five from the over then! Fuller and on off, this is pushed to mid off.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Yes and no situation but no harm done! On the pads, Dhawan nudges it towards square leg and wants a run but is sent back.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, ! EDGY! That has raced away. Really short boundary there, absolutely no chance for the fielder! Length and on off, this moves away. Dhawan looks to defend, this goes off the outside edge down towards third man. The fielder had no chane despite not being very far away from the ball.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length yet again and on off, Dhawan blocks it.

Lockie Ferguson to Shikhar Dhawan, Bangs it short, gets it to bounce nicely, Dhawan takes one hand off the handle and defends.

Lockie Ferguson to Shubman Gill, Outside off, Gill opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Just the single from the over then! Excellent from Henry again! On off, Dhawan pushes it to cover.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Length yet again and on off, Dhawan plays it late and right under his eyes.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Another one on a length and around off, Gill plays it late and towards third man for one.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Length again and on off, Gill pushes it to covers.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Bangs it short, changes the length, Gill initially looks to pull but then bails out.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Solid! On a length and around off, Gill blocks.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Around off, Dhawan opens the face of the bat and guides it to point. Just the boundary from the over then.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length and on off, Dhawan pushes it towards cover.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Fuller again but this time on middle, Dhawan plays it back to the bowler.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, The tempter, fuller and well outside off, Dhawan shoulders arms to it.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! That is a poor delivery! It is short and on middle, sits up to be hit. This time Dhawan rocks back and hammers it through square leg for a boundary.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, First real short ball of the game. Dhawan stands tall and defends.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, ! He can't! Over the fence for the first biggie and India will hope that gets GIll going. On middle, he whips it down the ground and over the long on fence. Short boundaries there and Gill clears it easily.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, On the off pole, Gill lets the ball come to him and plays it to point. Can he end the over well now?

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Continues to land it on a length and on off, Gill pushes it to mid off.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, A little straighter this time, Dhawan works it to mid on and gets to the other end.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Brilliant from Henry again! Dhawan too played that well. This lands on off and then moves away. Dhawan looks to defend but is beaten again. The good thing by Dhawan was, he did not reach out for it. He kept the ball close to his body.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, That is a top nut! This lands around off, it pitches and then moves away. Dhawan is beaten as he tries to defend. Henry has been excellent so far.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Two good deliveries to end! This lands outside off and it comes back in a little. Not enough though to make the batter play.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Some nice shape away from the batter, it is outside off though and it is left alone.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Dhawan seems to be going after Southee here! He gives him the charge again. Southee, from around the wicket, bangs it short and outside off, it is cut down to third man for one.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, On the fuller side again, Gill pushes it wide of cover for one.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, The outfield did not seem very fast there! This is fuller and around off, Gill strokes it through covers. The ball slows up as it nears the ropes, two taken.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, On off and on a length, Gill pushes it to covers.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, We do have a maiden! Excellent from Henry! Length and outside off to end, Dhawan leaves it alone.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Five dots in a row! Fuller and on off, Dhawan pushes it to cover. Can we have a maiden?

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Yet again hits the length and on off, Dhawan guides it to point.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle, Dhawan hangs back and plays it back to the bowler. Relentless from Henry so far.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Another back of a length delivery, just outside off, Dhawan leaves it alone.

Matt Henry to Shikhar Dhawan, Back of a length and on middle, Dhawan looks to tip and run but is sent back.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, A dot to end but a productive over for the Indians! The last ball is just outside off, Gill watches it go to the keeper.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, On the pads, Dhawan nudges it around the corner and takes one.

Tim Southee to Shubman Gill, Gill is now off the mark! This is fuller yet again and around off, Gill pushes it wide of mid off and takes one.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, A quick run! Slightly fuller again and on off, Dhawan pushes it to mid off and gets to the other end.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Yet again a delivery which swings back in, it ends up on the pads, Dhawan works it to mid-wicket.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! That is a beautiful shot! Dhawan takes a few steps down the track and makes it into a half volley, he creams it through covers and the ball races away to the fence. Second boundary for Dhawan.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, A really good start then from Henry! Length and around off, this lands and jags back in. Gill looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Just outside off and on a length again, not played at.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Fractionaly full this time and on middle, Gill shows the full face of the bat and plays it back to the bowler. Hitting the middle of the bat there. Should make Gill feel good.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Lands it on a length yet again and on off, Gill plays it to cover. Good from Henry after that wide.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Another back of a length delivery on off, Gill guides it to point again.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, Gets it right this time! Length and on off, Gill guides it to point.

Matt Henry to Shubman Gill, WIDE! A false start from Henry! Does get it to shape away but bowls it well wide outside off. Left alone.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Just the boundary then from the first over! This is fullish again and on off, Dhawan strokes it to cover.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Drags his length back now and angles it away from the off pole. Dhawan does not fiddle with it.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Sticks to the fuller line and on middle, Dhawan works it to mid-wicket.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Slightly fuller again, Dhawan pushes it to covers

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, ! That is a really good stroke to get off the mark! First boundary and runs of the game! This is fuller yet again, it shapes back in from around off. Dhawan shows the full face of the bat and strokes it down the ground and to the long off fence.

Tim Southee to Shikhar Dhawan, Some swing for Southee but it is nicely played! Fuller, it starts around off and tails back in. Dhawan works it to mid on.

Time for the action to begin! The players make their way out to the middle. Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill are the openers for the Indians. Tim Southee to begin with for the hosts with the first new ball. Here we go...

India (Playing XI) - Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Umran Malik (On his Debut), Arshdeep Singh (On his Debut), Yuzvendra Chahal.

New Zealand (Playing XI) - Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (C), Tom Latham (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.

Shikhar Dhawan, the captain of India says he has been at New Zelaand a few times and enjoyed it here. Adds he would have bowled first as he feels the wicke is sticky. Shares this team has played together and hopes to do their best. Reckons he is grateful for the support they get everywhere. Informs about the team.

Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand says it is a good deck and will bowl first. Adds they have to make subtle adjustments from the past match and look forward to the new challenge. Shares the outfield is very good. Informs his team in the end. 

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