Kane Williamson-led New Zealand defeated India by six wickets in their first warm-up match of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup at the Oval in London.
Here are the highlights:
# New Zealand win by six wickets!
# New Zealand 179/4 (37 overs)
# Tom Blundell is the new man in!
# Wicket! Ross Taylor departs for 71 runs off 75 deliveries with just 1 run required for victory as he cuts the ball straight to Kohli. New Zealand 179/4 (36.4 overs)
# New Zealand 177/3 (36 overs)
# Five runs from the over, following a boundary by Nicholls off a short delivery to the square leg boundary. New Zealand 171/3 (35 overs)
# Ravindra Jadeja to bowl his sixth over!
# Single off the over, New Zealand 166/3 (34 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav back into the attack!
# 12 runs from the over, as Ross Taylor smashes two boundaries to bring the Kiwis down to 16 runs from the final target. New Zealand 164/3 (32 overs)
# Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl the 31st over!
# Need 28 runs from 114 deliveries!
# 2 runs and a wicket from the over, New Zealand 151/3 (30 overs)
# Henry Nicholls is the next batsman in!
# Wicket! Williamson departs for 67 runs off 87 deliveries as the Kiwi captain attempts to negotiate a turning delivery too early, resulting in an outside edge to Rohit Sharma at short third man. New Zealand 151/3 (29.5 overs)
# Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl his fifth over!
# New Zealand 149/2 (29 overs) with the Kiwis needing 31 runs for victory. Williamson and Taylor have put New Zealand in a strong position with their partnership in excess of 50 runs.
# New Zealand 122/2 (25 overs), as Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, continue with the ball for India. Kane Williamson completes his half-century with Ross Taylor inching closer to completing it as well.
# New Zealand 108/2 (22 overs), with the Kiwis in need of 73 runs to chase down the total of 180. Taylor and Williamson combine to score three boundaries off Yadav and Chahal, as India struggle to curtail the scoring rate.
# New Zealand 87/2 (19 overs) with 15 runs scored by the Kiwis who are slowly moving towards chasing down the total. The spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been brought into the attack.
# New Zealand 72/2 (16 overs) with the Kiwis scoring 22 runs off the next three overs of the innings. Ross Taylor smashes three boundaries off the three overs bowled by Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Shami, bringing New Zealand closer to the target!
# New Zealand 50/2 (13 overs) as Taylor and Williamson attempt to rebuild the innings following the dismissals of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro. Mohammad Shami is brought into the attack with Hardik Pandya bowling from the other end.
# 6 runs and a wicket from the over, New Zealand 40/2 (10 overs)
# Ross Taylor is the new man in!
# Wicket! Martin Guptill departs for 22 runs off 28 deliveries as he attempts to go for a big hit off a slower delivery by Pandya, with KL Rahul completing the catch. New Zealand 37/2 (9.4 overs)
# Hardik Pandya into the attack!
# New Zealand 34/1 (9 overs)
# New Zealand 29/1 (8 overs) with 11 runs from the next three overs of the innings. 11 runs off Bhuvneshwar Kumar's seventh over of the innings comprising of two boundaries by Martin Guptill with the remaining two overs maidens by Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah!
# 10 runs off the next three overs bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah with the former bowling the third and fifth over. Guptill 11 (16) with Williamson on 3 runs off 11 deliveries. New Zealand 18/1 (5 overs)
# 1 run and a wicket off the over, New Zealand 8/1 (2 overs)
# Kane Williamson is the new man in!
# Wicket! Munro dismissed for 4 runs off three deliveries following a yorker by Bumrah which lands on Munro's feet resulting in the batsman adjudged leg before wicket. India 8/1 (1.4 overs)
# Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the second over!
# India 7/0 (1 over) as Colin Munro hits a boundary off the final delivery of the first over straight down the boundary!
# Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are set to kick start the chase!
# Kuldeep Yadav has the best bowling figures for a spinner (6/25) in England!
# New Zealand need 180 runs to win!
# Wicket! Kuldeep Yadav dismissed for 19 runs off 36 deliveries as Kuldeep attempts to slog a short ball by Boult, resulting in a top edge which Boult makes no mistakes with. India 179/10 (39.2 overs)
# Trent Boult to bowl the 40th over!
# 1 run and a wicket from the over, India 178/9 (39 overs)
# Mohammed Shami is the new man in!
# Wicket! Ravindra Jadeja dismissed for 54 runs off 50 deliveries as he goes for a cut off a fast delivery, with Guptill pulling off a catch at point. India 177/9 (38.1 overs)
# Lockie Ferguson into the attack!
# India 177/8 (38 overs), as Ravindra Jadeja completes his half-century!
# India 160/8 (36 overs) with 8 runs from the next three overs of the innings. Jadeja is two short of his half-century with Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson continuing with the ball.
# 22 runs from the next three overs of the innings bowled by Jimmy Neesham, Ish Sodhi and Lockie Ferguson. Ravindra Jadeja gets close to his half-century following 12 runs from Sodhi's debut over comprising of a boundary and a six respectively. India 152/8 (33 overs)
# 15 runs from the over as Ravindra Jadeja smashes two boundaries and a six against Santner making it 15 runs from the over. India 130/8 (30 overs)
# Mitchell Santner to delivery the 30th over!
# Five runs and a wicket from the over, India 115/8 (29 overs)
# Kuldeep Yadav is the next batsman in!
# Wicket! Bhuvneshwar Kumar departs for 1 run off 17 deliveries as he edges a bouncing delivery to Ross Taylor, with India down by eight wickets. India 115/8 (28.4 overs)
# Jimmy Neesham to bowl the 29th over!
# India 110/7 (28 overs)
# 11 runs off the 24th, 25th and 26th overs of the innings as Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar attempt to rebuild the Indian innings. India 107/7 (26 overs)
# A wicket and five runs off the over following a sharp delivery which goes down the leg-side for a boundary. India 96/7 (23 overs)
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new man in!
# Wicket! MS Dhoni dismissed for 17 runs off 42 deliveries as he comes down the track and flicks the ball to Jimmy Neesham at short midwicket. India 91/7 (22.3 overs)
# India 91/6 (22 overs)
# Four runs and two wickets from the over, India 81/6 (20 overs)
# Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in!
# Wicket! Two wickets in the over for Jimmy Neesham who deceives Karthik with a slower delivery which he hits to Ish Sodhi down the leg-side at third man. India 81/6 (19.4 overs)
# Dinesh Karthik is the new man in!
# Wicket! Hardik Pandya dismissed for 30 runs off 23 deliveries in an innings comprising of six boundaries by Jimmy Neeshan who is brought into the attack. Pandya nicks a cross seam delivery to wicketkeeper Blundell with India down by five wickets. India 77/5 (19.1 overs)
# Jimmy Neesham into the attack and is set to bowl the 19th over!
# 20 runs off the next three overs of the innings following the drinks break as Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni attempt to rebuild the Indian innings. Pandya smashes 13 runs off the 18th over of the innings bowled by Lockie Ferguson with three consecutive boundaries between the keeper and second slip, towards square leg and through the covers. India 73/4 (18 overs)
# Drinks! India 53/4 (15 overs)
# Just 11 runs off the last three overs. Dhoni got off the mark by flicking the fuller delivery on middle from de Grandhomme past midwicket's right for two runs. While Dhoni and Pandya are currently batting at their respective scores of four and 14, the New Zealand bowlers are avoiding giving easy runs to the Indian batsmen. India 52/4 (14 overs)
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Colin de Grandhomme was introduced into the attack and he struck in his very first over by bowling out Kohli for 18 off the third delivery of the 11th over. India 41/4 (11 overs)
# Six runs off the last two overs, including a boundary from Kohli. The Indian skipper (17) and Pandya (four) are looking to build a partnership after losing their first three wickets early. India 34/3 (8 overs)
# Hardik Pandya is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! KL Rahul was bowled out by Trent Boult off the third delivery of the sixth over. Rahul departed for six. India 28/3 (6 overs)
# KL Rahul comes to bat at No.4!
# WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan (2) was caught by Tom Blundell behind the wicket off the first delivery of the fourth over. After on-field umpire Dharmasena gave a not-out call, Kane Williamson went for a review which showed Dhawan hit a good length on off stump. India 17/2 (4 overs)
# Skipper Virat Kohli is the new batsman in!
# WICKET! Trent Boult strikes for New Zealand. Rohit Sharma failed to make a good start for India and was caught leg before wicket off the second delivery of the second over from the New Zealander. India 4/1 (2 overs)
# Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have walked down the crease to begin India's innings. Tim Southee will open the attack for New Zealand.
# India win the toss and opt to bat first against New Zealand!
# The toss is all set to take place in a few minutes.
With just a week left for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, India will begin their final stages of the preparations for the mega event with the first warm-up match against New Zealand at The Oval on Saturday.
The Virat Kohli-led side will play their second warm-up match against Bangladesh before kickstarting their campaign at the quadrennial event against South Africa on June 5.
Heading into the warm-up game, the Men in Blue will look to get their team combinations ahead of the mega event.
As far as squads are concerned, the focus will be on Vijay Shankar, who has recently undergone scans after sustaining an injury during a practice session on Friday
New Zealand, on the other hand, will miss the services of wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham due to a finger injury which he sustained during a match against an Australia XI side before heading to England and Wales.
The two squads are as follows:
India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Blundell (wk), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.