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As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd ODI


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Jan 22, 2014 at 03:38pm IST

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Shocked and jolted, India will look to bring the ODI leg of their New Zealand tour back on track in the second match at Hamilton on Wednesday - after losing the first from a winning position.

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Virat Kohli's 18th ODI century seemed to have lifted the sagging spirits after another disappointing show by the bowlers, but a middle order collapse exposed a few chinks in the Indian batting as well.

As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd ODI

Tim Southee celebrates the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan. (Getty Images)

Commentary (India 1st Innings)

So, New Zealand win the match by 15 runs by D/L method and lead the series 2-0. Will India comeback from this to stay in the series? Or will New Zealand seal the series in the next match? Join us on 25th January, 2014 to find out how the two teams perform. Until then, it's good bye and take care.

Kane Williamson was adjudged the Man of the Match for his batting performance in the game. It was he who made the difference between the two teams with a good knock. Says he is happy with the batting performance, wants to continue contributing to the team. Hopes they can keep up the form.

New Zealand played well to get to their total. Guptill and Taylor chipped in with good cameos along with Williamson who hit a good fifty anchoring their innings. There were a few rain stoppages which reduced the game to 42-overs a side affair, Anderson took the attack to the Indians with a 17-ball 44 helping them get a good total.

It has started to rain, the umpires decide to call it off, NEW ZEALAND WIN THE MATCH BY D/L METHOD. A hard fought game but India fall short again. They got off to a poor start, losing both their openers early, Kohli and Rahane tried to resurrect the innings with a good stand but could not continue as the Kiwi bowlers came back to dismiss them quickly. Raina and Dhoni too threatened to take the game away from them but the Kiwi pacers bowled good lines to restrict them, ensuring that they won the match and lead the series 2-0.

41.3 C Anderson to I Sharma, Good length outside off, Ishant bunts it to mid off for a run. 277/9

41.2 C Anderson to S Ahmed, DROPPED! Fuller on middle, Shami swings hard at it, he gets a top edge. Ronchi tries to settle under it, but fails to catch on. 276/9

Ishant Sharma is the last man in.

41.1 C Anderson to B Kumar, OUT! He can't! Good length outside off, Kumar goes for the heave, he does not connect it cleanly, Nathan McCullum takes a good catch at deep point. 275/9

Can Kumar script anything special here in the last over?

40.6 Tim Southee to B Kumar, Good length outside off, Kumar gets an outside edge down to third man for a single. 275/8

40.5 Tim Southee to B Kumar, FOUR! Crashed! Good length outside off, Kumar swings it over covers for a boundary. India not giving up just yet. 274/8

40.5 Tim Southee to B Kumar, WIDE! Bouncer! Short on middle, Kumar goes for the pull but misses it. The umpire wides him. 270/8

40.4 Tim Southee to B Kumar, FOUR! Edged! Fuller outside off, Kumar gets his bat down in time and edges it past the keeper for a boundary to the third man fence. 269/8

Shami Ahmed to bat now.

40.3 Tim Southee to R Ashwin, OUT! Ashwin out! Full toss on off, Ashwin gets across and hits it straight to the fielder at deep mid-wicket. Guptill takes a good catch, Ashwin has to go. New Zealand inch closer! 265/8

40.2 Tim Southee to R Ashwin, FOUR! Shot! Fuller on off, Ashwin lofts it down the ground over mid on for a boundary. 265/7

40.1 Tim Southee to B Kumar, Full toss on middle, Kumar lofts it over mid on for a single. 261/7

39.6 C Anderson to R Ashwin, Fuller outside off, Ashwin looks to guide it down to third man but misses. A match changing over from Anderson! 260/7

39.5 C Anderson to B Kumar, Fuller outside off, Bhuvneshwar drills it to long off for a single. 260/7

Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks out to bat.

39.4 C Anderson to R Jadeja, OUT! TIMBER! Good length outside off, Jadeja goes for the heave through the leg side, but misses. The ball hits the top of off. India sink further, New Zealand know they are closer to victory now! 259/7

39.3 C Anderson to R Ashwin, Good length outside off, Ashwin lofts it over mid off for a run. 259/6

39.2 C Anderson to R Jadeja, Good length on middle, Jadeja pulls it through mid on for a single. 258/6

Ravichandran Ashwin comes out to bat.

39.1 C Anderson to MS Dhoni, OUT! Game done for India? Fuller outside off, Dhoni comes down the track and looks to heave it over mid on. He gets a top edge, Williamson runs behind from point and takes a good catch. India in deep trouble now, New Zealand are jubilant. 257/6

38.6 Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Shorter in length on middle, Dhoni pulls it through mid-wicket for a single and retains the strike. 257/5

52nd ODI fifty for MS Dhoni.

38.5 Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, SIX! Shot! Fuller outside off, Dhoni swings it over long off for a maximum. Crucial strike! 256/5

38.4 Tim Southee to R Jadeja, Fuller outside off, Jadeja drives it to mid off for a single. 250/5

38.3 Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Short on middle, pulled to mid-wicket for a single. 249/5

38.2 Tim Southee to MS Dhoni, Fuller outside off, Dhoni goes for the big heave over long on but misses it. 248/5

38.1 Tim Southee to R Jadeja, Fuller on middle, Jadeja works it to square leg for a single. 248/5

Southee back on.

37.6 C Anderson to MS Dhoni, What was Jadeja up to? Good length on middle, Dhoni defends it back down the wicket, Jadeja was backing away too far, Anderson tries to collect the ball and tries to run him out at the non-striker's but fails. 247/5

37.5 C Anderson to R Jadeja, Short outside off, Jadeja drops it towards point and takes a single. 247/5

37.4 C Anderson to MS Dhoni, Good length on middle, Dhoni gets a leading edge towards covers for a quick single. 246/5

37.3 C Anderson to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Edged! Fuller outside off, Dhoni goes for the swing, he gets an outside edge down towards third man for a boundary. Luck shining on the Indian captain. 245/5

37.2 C Anderson to MS Dhoni, FOUR! DROPPED! Has Southee dropped the match? Shorter in length on middle, Dhoni goes for the pull, he gets a top edge, Southee runs from mid on, gets under the ball but does not hold onto it. The ball races away to the boundary ropes. 241/5

37.1 C Anderson to R Jadeja, Short outside off, guided down to third man for a single. 237/5

Corey Anderson back for a crucial spell.

36.6 K Mills to MS Dhoni, Shorter in length on middle, Dhoni pulls it in the air towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 236/5

Once again, change of bat for the Indian captain, MS Dhoni.

36.5 K Mills to R Jadeja, Good length outside off, Jadeja guides it down towards third man for a single. 234/5

36.4 K Mills to R Jadeja, SIX! BANG! Good length on middle, Jadeja walks down the wicket and pulls it over long on for a maximum. What a strike first ball! 233/5

36.3 K Mills to MS Dhoni, Shorter on middle, Dhoni pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. 227/5

36.2 K Mills to MS Dhoni, Good length outside off, Dhoni plays it to the off side. 226/5

Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat.

36.1 K Mills to S Raina, OUT! Raina gone! Fuller on middle, Raina looks to hit it over mid-wicket. He gets the elevation but not the distance, Southee takes a good catch. Crucial wicket for New Zealand. 226/5

35.6 M McClenaghan to S Raina, Short on off, Raina pulls it through long leg for a single. 226/4

35.5 M McClenaghan to S Raina, FOUR! Wonderful! Fuller on the pads, Raina whips it over mid on for a boundary. The ball raced away to the boundary ropes. Good placement! 225/4

35.4 M McClenaghan to S Raina, Fuller outside off, Raina gets a leading edge back to the bowler. 221/4

35.3 M McClenaghan to MS Dhoni, Shorter on leg, Dhoni works it off his pads towards the leg side for a leg bye. 221/4

35.2 M McClenaghan to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Deft! Good length on his pads, Dhoni glances it fine down towards the fine leg boundary. Good boundary early on for India. 220/4

35.1 M McClenaghan to MS Dhoni, Shorter outside off, Dhoni punches it through the off side. 216/4

34.6 K Mills to S Raina, Good fielding! Full toss outside off, Raina bunts it towards covers. Guptill dives near the fence and keeps them down to a couple. 216/4

34.5 K Mills to S Raina, Fuller outside off, Raina misses his drive. 214/4

34.4 K Mills to MS Dhoni, Good length on middle, Dhoni shuffles across and takes a single to the leg side. Dhoni wanted the second but Raina sends him back. 214/4

34.3 K Mills to S Raina, Fuller on leg, Raina plays it to long off for a single. 213/4

34.2 K Mills to MS Dhoni, Good length on middle, Dhoni works it off his pads for a single to square leg. 212/4

34.1 K Mills to MS Dhoni, Slants in a fuller one across off, Dhoni plays it to the off side. 211/4

33.6 M McClenaghan to S Raina, FOUR! Shot! Fuller on middle, Raina lofts him over mid on. The ball just goes over the fielder there to the boundary ropes. Good end to the over for India. 211/4

33.5 M McClenaghan to MS Dhoni, Good length on off, Dhoni gets an inside edge as he looks to defend it. Mild appeal turned down. They cross for a run. 207/4

33.4 M McClenaghan to S Raina, Fuller on off, Raina drives it towards mid off for a quick single. 206/4

33.3 M McClenaghan to MS Dhoni, Short on middle, Dhoni pulls it off his gloves towards square leg. He takes a quick run, calls Raina for the second, but Raina sends him back. Raina had his gloves off with bat in wrong hand. 205/4

33.2 M McClenaghan to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Deft! Shorter on middle, Dhoni tickles it down to fine leg. The ball races away to the boundary ropes, Mills the fine leg fielder had no chance to get across it. 204/4

33.1 M McClenaghan to MS Dhoni, Good length outside off, Dhoni punches it off his back foot towards covers. 200/4

Good Batting Powerplay for India, they have the momentum now. Can they keep scoring at a similar rate for the rest of the match?

McClenaghan back for a bowl. New Zealand need a wicket here.

32.6 K Mills to S Raina, Fuller on middle, Raina drives it towards covers backing away 200/4

32.5 K Mills to MS Dhoni, Fuller on the pads, Dhoni works it towards long leg for a single. 200/4

32.4 K Mills to S Raina, Full toss on middle, Raina whips it to mid on for a run. 199/4

32.3 K Mills to S Raina, FOUR! Shot! Shorter on middle and leg, Raina hooks it over long leg for a boundary. Brilliant over so far for India! 198/4

32.2 K Mills to S Raina, FOUR! Poor fielding! Fuller outside off, Raina drives it through mid off. Nathan McCullum comes forward to attack the ball and field, but it goes through his legs for a boundary through long off. 194/4

32.1 K Mills to S Raina, Oh! Run out chance missed! Fuller on middle, Raina comes down the track and plays it through point. Guptill fields the balll, has enough time to hit the stumps at the striker's end but misses. Raina had given up. 190/4

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