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India vs New Zealand Live Score and Ball by Ball Commentary

New Zealand 260/7 (50.0 ov)
India 241/10 (48.4 ov) Run rate 4.98
Refresh New Zealand win by 19 runs
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dhawal Kulkarni 25 26 2 1 96.15
Bowler O M R W Econ
Trent Boult 9.4 1 48 2 4.97
Tim Southee 9 0 40 3 4.44

Updated: Oct 21, 2017 21:19 | Published: Oct 25, 2016 15:39

IND vs NZ Live Score and ball by ball commentary

MARTIN GUPTILL has been adjudged the MAN OF THE MATCH for his 72 runs.

TIM SOUTHEE is the JANA BANKABLE PLAYER of the match.

NZ WIN BY 19 RUNS: Axar and Mishra were batting well, and for a moment, after Axar had hit some lusty blows, the Indian diaspora had started hoping once again. However, what transpired in the middle thereafter, destroyed all the hopes that India had harboured after the departures of Kohli, Dhoni and Manish Pandey. Once again, India have squandered a chase when Kohli hasn't fired. This has become a point of contention of late, as it can be argued after this defeat that India have become over-reliant on Kohli to win them matches. The openers failed to give a good start to the team once again, and two of India's top three - Kohli and Rahane - couldn't convert their starts into big scores.
 
The turning point of the game, one would say, was Dhoni's dismissal, who was clean bowled by James Neesham. The Indian captain did not look to be at his best at his home ground and was dismissed for a paltry score of 11. The Indians, however, did not give up till the end, as Dhawal Kulkarni and Umesh Yadav, India's No. 10 & 11 stitched up a 34-run partnership, and brought India within smelling distance of a victory. But, it was not to be. Yadav played one shot too many, and just like that, NZ draw level in the series.

48.4 OUT! Caught. Trent Boult to Umesh Yadav. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to extra cover, by Taylor.
48.3 Trent Boult to Dhawal Kulkarni. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Neesham.
48.2 Trent Boult to Umesh Yadav. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
48.1 Trent Boult to Dhawal Kulkarni. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot cutting, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Neesham.

23 runs are needed off 12 balls. Dhawal Kulkarni has the strike. Can he conjure up something? Can he conjure up a Kedar Jadhav?

23 needed from the final 2 overs. 

OVER
48
Runs Scored: 4
Bowler: Tim Southee
Score after 48 overs: 238/9(rr 4.96)
Over Summary: 1 . . 1 1 1
47.6 Tim Southee to Dhawal Kulkarni. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Taylor.

This is the best 10th wicket partnetship for India against New Zealand in ODIs.

Alright, it seems like there is still some life left in the game. After Axar and Mishra, Dhawal Kulkarni and Umesh Yadav have sparked some life into the game.

47.5 Tim Southee to Umesh Yadav. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Guptill.
47.4 Tim Southee to Dhawal Kulkarni. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
47.3 Tim Southee to Dhawal Kulkarni. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.
47.2 Tim Southee to Dhawal Kulkarni. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Taylor.

New Zealand cannot mess this one up, surely!

47.1 Tim Southee to Umesh Yadav. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Guptill.
OVER
47
Runs Scored: 8
Bowler: Trent Boult
Score after 47 overs: 234/9(rr 4.98)
Over Summary: 1 . 1 1 wd 4 .
46.6 Trent Boult to Dhawal Kulkarni. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Devcich.

Can Umesh Yadav win the match for India from here? Fans would remember his and Varun Aaron's combined effort to take India past the finishing line in an ODI against the West Indies at Cuttack in 2011, eking out a one-wicket win. Kulkarni looks the more competent of the two.

46.5 FOUR! Trent Boult to Dhawal Kulkarni. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Brilliant shot by Kulkarni, he has carved that one just perfectly. 
46.5 Wide Trent Boult to Dhawal Kulkarni. Off cutter back of a length, off stump on the front foot, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Watling.
46.4 Trent Boult to Umesh Yadav. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Williamson.
46.3 Trent Boult to Dhawal Kulkarni. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Neesham.

The tailenders have not thrown in the towel, yet. 

46.2 Trent Boult to Dhawal Kulkarni. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Devcich.
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Match Start Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 01:30 PM IST