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LIVE Cricket! India lose 2nd ODI to NZ, surrender No. 1 ranking

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January 22, 2014


15:15  NZ WIN BY 15 RUNS (D/L)

- India 277-9 (41.3 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


- K Williamson hit 77, Taylor made 57

- Anderson hit 44 from 17 balls, claimed 3-67 with the ball

- Kohli made 78, Dhoni 56 but openers struggled yet again


India have a big problem up the order with both their openers struggling to carry on after getting off to good starts.

India will need to have a relook at their top order especially Rohit, who has struggled in overseas conditions.

Kohli was once again sensational with the bat, hitting 78 from 65 balls, but his dismissal once again signalled India's downfall.

Dhoni waged a lone battled towards the end, hitting 56 from 44 balls, but Southee played a major role with the bat claiming 4-72, while Anderson took three for 67.

India face a do or die match in Auckland on Saturday, having gone down 0-2 in the five-match series.
15:10   NZ WIN BY 15 RUNS (D/L)

- India 277-9 (41.3 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Anderson to bowl the final over of the innings. He continues his wicket ways as Bhvuneshwar holes out on the off-side to be dismissed for 11.

Shami skies a high catch but keeper Ronchi is unable to get under it and Ishant takes one from the next ball.

Rain stops play before the umpires decide to call off the match.

India go down 2-0 in the five-match series and also surrender the No. 1 ranking in ODIs.
14:56   - India 275-8 (41 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


India need 37 from two overs for victory. Ashwin lofts the second ball from Southee over mid-on for a boundary.

However, he hits a full toss right into the hands of Guptill at deep midwicket to fall for five.

Bhuvneshwar digs out a yorker and gets a thick outside edge for a boundary past the wicketkeeper. The next ball is a bouncer but goes high over the batsman and is called a wide.

He slaps the next ball over the off-side for a boundary but slices the next ball to thirdman for one.

India need 22 runs from the final over.
14:49   - India 260-7 (40 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Anderson gets the big wicket of Dhoni, who is caught at point as he got a thick outside edge after a quickfire innings of 56 from 44 balls, having hit seven fours and a six.

New Zealand in control at the moment with 40 runs needed from 17 balls for victory.

Jadeja pulls the next ball to square leg for one and R Ashwin drives it to long-off for another single.

Jadeja tries to heave it on the leg side but misses and is bowled for 12 as India continue to slip.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets a single from the fifth ball before Ashwin is unable to get the last ball away.
14:43  - India 257-5 (39 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Southee comes back and he does well, giving away just two runs from the first four balls.

But Dhoni heaves the fifth ball over long-off for a six to bring up his half-century in some style, from 42 balls.

He slaps the last ball to deep midwicket for a single.
14:39  - India 247-5 (38 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Anderson, who has struggled with the bat, comes back as Kiwis take a gamble.

Jadeja taps the first ball to short thirdman for a single to hand the strike back to his captain.

Dhoni mistimes the pull shot as it lobs on the leg side where Southee is unable to take the catch running back and it goes for a boundary. He throws his bat at the next ball, which is wide, but gets a thick outside edge and it flies past the keeper for another four.

Two singles from the next two balls before India nearly lose another wicket to a run out but Anderson is unable to gather the ball cleanly.
14:32   - India 236-5 (37 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Mills strikes with the key wicket of Raina, who is caught at deep midwicket for 35. The slower ball does the trick as the left-hander is unable to get proper timing on it as he walks back after putting on 66 runs from 39 balls for the fifth wicket with Dhoni.

New batsman Ravindra Jadeja is faced with a huge task with no time to get settled.

Dhoni takes one from the third ball on the leg side as the run rate keeps climbing.

Jadeja starts with a bang as he gives Mills the charge and lofts him over long-on for a six before he takes one from the next.

Dhoni calls for a new bat and clubs the last ball over midwicket but gets only a couple.
14:24  - India 226-4 (36 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


McClenaghan bowls a short of good length delivery which Dhoni punches on the off-side but can't get a run.

The second ball slides down the leg side and Dhoni helps it fine for a much-needed boundary. He tries the shot again off the next ball but misses and gets one leg bye.

Raina defends the fourth ball before flicking the next over midwicket for a boundary.

He pulls the last ball to fine leg region for a single to retain strike.
14:20  - India 216-4 (35 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Mills switches to round the wicket to Dhoni, who can't get the first ball away before taking one on the leg side.

Raina drives a full delivery down to long-off for a single before Dhoni taps it to deep square leg for the same result.

Mills bowls a good yorker to Raina, who plays and misses outside the off-stump. The last ball is a full toss which is smashed through the covers but Guptill makes a good stop on the ropes to keep it down to two.

Just five runs from Mills in that over.
14:15  - India 211-4 (34 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


McClenaghan comes back into the attack. The first ball is a dot ball to the covers before Dhoni pulls the next fine on the leg side for a four to take his score to 28.

Dhoni tries the pull again but this time the ball is a bit quicker and they get just one.

Raina then drives it to the right of the bowler but gets just one as Brendon McCullum makes a good diving stop at mid-off for one.

Dhoni gets an inside edge off the fifth ball as NZ make a muted appeal for LBW as India take a single.

Raina chances his arm off the last ball and manages to clear the fielder at mid-on for a boundary.
14:09  - India 200-4 (33 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Raina comes down the track to Mills and is sent back halfway down the track but Guptill misses with the direct hit.

He drives the next ball to mid-off where Nathan McCullum lets it go through his legs for a boundary. The next ball is short and Raina pulls it fine on the leg side for another four to race to 21 from 11 balls.

He whips the fourth ball to long-on for one before Dhoni nudges the last ball to fine leg to bring up India's 200.

The last ball is in the slot but Raina can't beat the fielder in the covers as 10 runs come from the over.

India have scored 42 runs in four overs of the Batting Powerplay.
14:03  - India 190-4 (32 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Dhoni initially looking to heave Southee on the leg side but makes a late decision to tap it to point for one.

Southee tries a short ball at Raina, who pulls it fine on the leg side for a boundary. Raina takes a single from the fourth ball before Dhoni pulls it to deep midwicket for one.

Southee tries another short ball which Raina pulls to square leg and sprints across for a quick single.

India need 107 runs from 10 overs for victory.
13:58  - India 182-4 (31 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Dhoni turns Anderson to fine leg for one before Raina makes room and cuts a short ball through point for a boundary. He looks to turn the third ball on the leg side but gets a leading edge which fetches him a single.

Dhoni upper cuts a short ball from Anderson which goes for a boundary through the vacant thirdman region.

The next ball is again a bit short as Dhoni muscles it square on the leg side for another four.

The left-armer switches to round the wicket as Dhoni pulls again but gets just one.

16 runs from the over as India now need 115 runs from 11 overs for victory. Anderson has had a forgettable performance with the ball, giving away 51 runs in five overs.
13:53   - India 166-4 (30 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


India taking the Batting Powerplay, which has been reduced to four overs because of reduction in the number of overs in the innings to 42 due to rain.

New Zealand bring back Southee to replace McClenaghan as Kohli clips the first ball to deep midwicket for one. Dhoni tries to pull the next ball but it doesn't bounce as high as expected and he is hit on the body and they take one.

Southee drops short as Kohli pulls it over midwicket for a boundary to take his score to 74.

But the same shot causes his downfall. This time the pull goes to the fielder at mid-on, who holds on to a good low catch.

Kohli walks back after a superb innings of 78 from 65 balls, having hit seven fours and two sixes, which helped India rally after their openers had perished cheaply.

New batsman Suresh Raina defends the first ball before he mistimes the heave on the leg side and gets just a couple to deep midwicket.

India need 131 from 12 overs for victory with six wickets in hand.
13:43  - India 158-3 (29 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Anderson is called back and Kohli welcomes him in some style, flicking the first delivery over long-on for a six. That was a mere flick of the wrists yet it travelled 84 metres to clear the fence easily.

Kohli drives the third ball past point for a couple of runs as Dhoni urges to race between the wickets.

He gets a single from the last ball of that over to retain strike.


13:39  - India 149-3 (28 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


McClenaghan doing a good job with the ball. Three singles from the first three balls before Dhoni is beaten off successive deliveries, trying to work the ball on the leg side but misses.

The last ball is a yorker which Dhoni defends back to the bowler.

The task is getting difficult with every passing over, as India need 148 from 14 overs for victory.
13:37  - India 146-3 (27 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


McCullum bowls two dot balls in a row to Dhoni before the Indian skipper clubs him back over his head for a boundary. He turns the next ball on the leg side for one and gets another courtesy of the overthrow as the fielder gets the direct hit.

Two singles to end the over as India reach 146 for three, with 151 runs needed from 15 overs at more than 10 runs per over.
13:31  - India 138-3 (26 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Kohli pulls a short ball from McClenaghan as it falls short of the fielder at deep midwicket for just a single and Dhoni takes one to fine leg.

Kohli then keeps the pull down as he rolls his wrist over it for a couple to deep midwicket. The right-hander then dances down the wicket and flays it through the covers beating the fielder in the deep for a boundary.
13:28  - India 130-3 (25 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Dhoni nudges McCullum on the leg side for a single before Kohli plays three dot balls in a row and then takes one on the leg side.

Dhoni defends the last ball as McCullum concedes just two runs in that over.

India need 167 runs from 17 overs for victory.
13:26   - India 128-3 (24 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


McClengahan comes back into the attack as the Kiwis look to break this threatening this partnership.

Two singles from the first two balls before Rahane digs out a yorker as Kohli comes up to him and has a chat to the youngster.

Rahane then plays a wild heave off the next delivery which is short but gets an edge and is caught behind after a good innings of 36 from 42 balls.

Rahane and Kohli brought India back into the contest after a poor start, putting on 90 runs in 83 balls for the third wicket.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni comes in to bat at No. 5 ahead of Suresh Raina.
13:18  - India 125-2 (23 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Kohli brings up his fifty with a single to deep square leg from just 41 balls to follow up on his century in the previous match.

Rahane continues to keep the scoreboard moving with another single before Kohli gets two runs from the next delivery.
13:16  - India 120-2 (22 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Kohli turns Anderson on the leg side for a couple before pulling the next ball square on the leg side for a boundary.

Two balls later, he lofts it over midwicket for the same result to move to 48 before taking one to sweeper cover.

Rahane retains strike with a single from the last ball.

The partnership is now worth 83 runs from 73 balls as India continue to make good progress.
13:12  - India 107-2 (21 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


McCullum will continue but this time he is able to keep the runs down as just three runs come from his fifth over.

At the halfway stage, India are 107 for two in 21 overs, with 190 needed from the remaining 21 overs for victory.
13:09  - India 104-2 (20 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Kohli comes down the track to Anderson and drives the first ball to long-off for one and Rahane gets the next to sweeper cover for a single.

Kohli then opens the face of the bat but is unable to beat the fielder at short thirdman and gets only a single.

Rahane then pulls a short ball fine on the leg side for a boundary to bring up India's 100, in the 20th over.

He whips the next ball to deep midwicket for one and Kohli takes one from the last ball as India reach 104 for two in 20 overs, needing 193 from 22 overs for victory.
13:06  - India 95-2 (19 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Rahane turning it on now. He comes down the track to McCullum, makes a bit of room, and chips it over the cover region for a boundary to take his score to 24 from 26 balls.

He punches the third ball to long-on for a single before McCullum bowls two wides down the leg side.

Kohli then takes another single before Rahane plays out the last two balls of that over.
13:03  - India 87-2 (18 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Left-arm pacer Corey Anderson comes into the attack, replacing Southee after his first spell of two for 32 in five overs.

Kohli drives the second ball to long-off before Rahane gets two runs courtesy of a misfield from Southee at deep square leg.

Anderson tries a bouncer at Rahane, who pulls it down to fine leg for a single to retain strike.
13:00  - India 83-2 (17 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Rahane tries to hit McCullum through the off-side but gets a thick outside edge which flies through the vacant slip region. Two balls later he pulls a short ball to deep midwicket for one.

McCullum then bowls a wide down the leg side before the right-hander takes one and Rahane takes one on the off-side.

Kohli collects a single from the last ball to make it nine runs from the over.
12:56  - India 74-2 (16 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Rahane looks to break the shackles as he tries to lift Southee over the off-side but is unable to get the distance and gets two runs. However, he gets it right off the next delivery smashing Southee over the covers for his first boundary and then takes a quick single to mid-on.

Kohli then pulls a short ball to fine leg for one before Rahane turns it to midwicket for another single.

India get 10 runs from the over to reach 74 for two in 16 overs.
12:52  - India 64-2 (15 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Nathan McCullum bowling a good line and length to Kohli, who plays two dot balls before slapping the third through the covers for a couple. He gets a single from the fifth on the leg side before the bowler makes a good diving stop on his follow through to save a run.

McCullum has conceded just five runs from his two overs as India reach 64 for two in 15 overs.
12:50   - India 61-2 (14 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Rahane gets an inside edge off Southee to fine leg region for a single. Kohli nearly chips it back to the bowler as he gets an inside edge on to his pads but it falls of Southee, who makes a good effort diving forward on his follow through.

Kohli makes room and slams the next ball over the cover region for a six to race to 23 from 15 balls.

He steers the last ball to thirdman for a single to retain strike.
12:43  - India 53-2 (13 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


New Zealand introduce spin in the form of off-spinner Nathan McCullum, who will start from round the wicket.

Kohli turns the first ball to the leg side for one before McCullum builds the pressure on Rahane with a strong of dot deliveries.

He gets just one from the last ball after four dot balls in a row as McCullum concedes just two runs in his first over.
12:40  - India 51-2 (12 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Kohli has decided to take his chances and hit a few boundaries to bring the asking rate under control.

He comes down the track to Southee and smashes him through the off-side as the ball goes right through Ryder at short cover for a boundary.

Two balls later he pulls a short ball using his wrists to keep it down for a single to deep midwicket.

Southee nearly picks another wicket as Rahane is beaten all ends up by a full delivery which moves away late.
12:36  - India 46-2 (11 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Ajinkya Rahane pulls a short ball from Mills to fine leg region for one to get off the mark. Kohli pulls the next ball over midwicket for a couple before smashing the next through point for a boundary.
12:34   - India 38-2 (10 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Rohit looking to cut loose as he pulls a short ball from Southee over square leg for a boundary.

However, the bowler gets his revenge three balls later as Rohit chases a wide delivery but is caught behind for 20.

That was Southee's 100 wicket in ODIs, in his 76th match.

Rohit's place must be under scrutiny, having failed to make a sizeable contribution in his last six innings (12, 4, 18, 19, 3 and 20).

India are struggling at 38 for two in 10 overs, needing 259 runs in 32 overs at an asking rate of 8.09.
12:26  - India 33-1 (9 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Rohit continues to struggle as he pokes his bat at the outswinger and is lucky not to have edged it.

Rohit has finally run out of patience as he takes a big stride forward and lofts Mills into the stands over long-off for a six.

He takes a single from the fifth ball to thirdman before Kohli defends the last ball of that over.
12:22   - India 26-1 (8 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Tim Southee comes into the attack, replacing McClenaghan, who bowled an excellent spell of three overs for 11 runs.

He beats Rohit with the first ball, drawing forward with the outswinger which went past the edge of the bat. The right-hander guides the second ball to thirdman for a single.

Southee continues to build the pressure with some tight bowling. Dhawan succumbs to the pressure as he chips down the track trying for a big shot but plays over a full delivery to be bowled for 12 from 22 balls.

Virat Kohli will need to play another big innings to bail India out of trouble. He shows his good form as he flicks the second delivery through midwicket for a boundary to get off the mark.
12:16  - India 21-0 (7 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Rohit looks in no hurry as he defends the first two balls from Mills before opening the face of the bat and guiding the third ball to thirdman for one.

Dhawan can't get a run from the last three balls as Mills bowls another good over. The veteran has given away just 10 runs in four overs.
12:12  - India 20-0 (6 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Rohit plays a nice straight drive of McClenaghan but gets one just to mid-off.

Dhawan plays a nice drive on the off-side but can't fielder at mid-off before the pacer bowls a high bouncer which is called a wide.

The left-hander breaks the shackles as he smashes the fourth ball through the covers for a boundary.

Two balls later he punches it through the same region for another four as India reach 20 for no loss after six overs.
12:08  - India 10-0 (5 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Dhawan gets an edge off Mills but it falls short of the fielder at first slip and they get a single.

DROPPED! Rohit, on four, gets a lifeline as he plays the cut shot but Williamson puts down a simple catch at point. He then takes a single from the next ball on the leg side to get his first run after 15 deliveries.

Dhawan clips the fifth ball to fine leg region for a single and Rohit does the same off the last ball.

India are struggling on 10 for no loss in five overs with just one boundary so far.
12:04  - India 6-0 (4 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 (42) | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Dhawan steers a short ball from McClenaghan to thirdman for a single, the first run scored after 15 deliveries.

Rohit then survives a close shout for LBW as he tries to flick it on the leg side but misses and is struck on the pads.

He has not scored a run in his last 11 deliveries.
12:01   - India 5-0 (3 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


India have to remember that the first Powerplay is for nine overs and the Batting Powerplay for four overs. They will need to score some runs in the first Powerplay of nine overs or else the run rate will keep mounting in the middle overs.

Mills keeping a tight line to the struggling Rohit, who is looking to get his eye in and playing with utmost caution.

Kyle comes up with another maiden over, the second in a row as India struggle to five for no loss in three overs.
11:55  - India 5-0 (2 ovs) vs NZ 271-7 | Scorecard

D/L Target: 297 in 42 overs


Left-arm pacer Mitchell McClenaghan to bowl the second over. The first ball is up and Dhawan defends but lets the next ball, a bit wider, through to the keeper.

He is unable to get any runs from that over as McClenaghan makes the perfect start, with a maiden.
11:51  - India 5-0 (1 ov/42) vs NZ 271-7 | Scorecard

Target: 297 in 42 overs


India have a daunting task ahead of them, having to score 297 in 42 overs at an asking rate of 7.07.

Both the Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma need a big innings under their belt after a few below par performances recently.

Veteran Kyle Mills to bowl the first over. Dhawan defends the first ball before taking a quick single from the next on the off-side.

Mills bowls a full delivery to Rohit, who defends it back to the bowler before playing a cracking drive through the covers for a boundary to get off the mark in some style.

He defends the last two deliveries as five runs come from the first over.
11:28   - NZ 271-6 (42 ovs/42 max) | Scorecard

Target for India: 297 in 42 overs as per the Duckworth-Lewis method

Anderson slammed 44 from 17 balls, 5 sixes and 2 fours

Williamson hit a fluent 77 from 87 balls, while Taylor made 57

Shami took 3-55 but Ishant struggled, taking 1-46 in six overs

11:23   Mohandas Menon confirms on Twitter: "India's target in the Hamilton ODI is now 297 in 42 overs at 7.07 runs per over."

Remember, if India lose this match, they will lose the No. 1 rankings in ODIs to Australia.
11:20  - NZ 271-6 (42 ovs/42 max) | Scorecard

India managed to pull back things in the final overs with regular wickets but New Zealand were able to smash 56 runs in the last five overs for the loss of four wickets.

Shami was once again the top wicket taker for India, claiming three for 55 in seven overs. He was brilliant with the ball in the death overs bowling a lot of yorkers and mixing up his pace well.

Anderson provided the boost late in the innings with an amazing knock of 44 from 17 balls, hitting five sixes and two fours.

Williamson laid the foundation with a solid knock of 77 from 87 balls, while Taylor stroked 57 from 56 balls.
11:18  - NZ 271-6 (42 ovs/42 max) | Scorecard

Shami to bowl the final over of the innings. The first ball is short as Ronchi plays and misses and he is unable to get his bat to the next one too outside the off-stump.

The third ball is slower as Ronchi taps it back to the bowler for three dot balls in a row.

The fourth ball is short as Ronchi tries to pull but gets a top edge which flies behind the wickets for a six.

Ronchi then chips down the track, makes room and flays it through the covers for a boundary. Ronchi drives the last ball to long-on for a single to end the innings.

New Zealand finish on a healthy 271 for seven in their 42 overs with Ronchi finishing unbeaten on 18 from 10 balls, and Mills on two.


11:13   - NZ 259-6 (41 overs) | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar cripples New Zealand with the wicket of McCullum (1), who is unable to keep out a yorker and is bowled.

New Zealand have lost four wickets in the space of nine deliveries to be reduced to 252 for seven in 40.1 overs.

A superb turnaround from the Indian pacers, bowling mainly yorkers and claiming wickets at regular intervals to lead the fightback.

Three singles from the next three balls before Luke Ronchi comes down the track and hits it back over the bowler's head for a boundary.

The next ball is drilled straight but it hits the non-striker's bat and they pick a single on the off-side. Just one over left in the innings.
11:08   - NZ 252-6 (40 overs) | Scorecard

Three overs left in the innings as Shami will continue. He starts with a good yorker which Taylor digs on the off-side for one.

Brendon McCullum is dismissed off the very first delivery as he gets a leading edge back to the bowler, who completes an easy catch on his follow through.

Shami strikes two balls later with the wicket of Taylor, who is foxed by the slower bouncer and top edges the pull shot to be caught behind by Dhoni after scoring 57 from 56 balls, hitting seven fours.

Nathan McCullum gets a good yorker first up which he plays and misses outside the off-stump. The last ball is driven down to long-on for just a single to end an exceptional over from Shami.

NZ are 252 for six in 40 overs.
11:00   - NZ 249-4 (39 overs) | Scorecard

Ishant comes back into the attack but his horrors continues as he starts with a big wide outside the off-stump.

The next ball is in the slot and Anderson smashes it back over the bowler's head for a six. And the catch has been taken by one of the spectators, who pockets himself a cool $100,000 for taking it one-handed. And the two New Zealand batsmen are up in smiles as a small section of crowd are dancing but the Indian team are not enjoying this.

Ishant bowls another wide outside the off-stump before Anderson sends another one over the ropes, clearing the fence at long-off by a long way for the second six of the over.

Anderson has zoomed to 43 from a mere 15 deliveries, hitting five sixes and two fours already.

Ishant tries a short ball which Anderson pulls on the leg side for one and Taylor takes one to long-on.

Ishant gets the much-needed breakthrough with the key wicket of Anderson, caught at long-on by Shikhar Dhawan, who took a well judged catch inside the ropes.

Anderson was one hit away from equalling the record for the fastest fifty in ODIs. He went for another maximum but got it high on the bat and could not get the distance.
10:52  - NZ 232-3 (38 overs) | Scorecard

Taylor gets a single from Ashwin's first ball before Anderson looks to smash the next through the covers but Jadeja makes a good diving effort to take the catch but is unable to hold on. An unbelievable effort by the left-hander.

Taylor then sweeps it powerfully but it goes on the bounce to the fielder at deep square leg.

Anderson then despatched one into the stands over midwicket to raise the 50-run partnership with Taylor from just 21 balls.

Ashwin flighted the next ball but Anderson sent it flying over the ropes through the same region for another maximum to race to 30 from 12 balls with the help of two fours and three sixes.

The tall left-hander retains strike with a single from the last delivery of the over.

New Zealand have blasted 58 runs from four overs of their Batting Powerplay.
10:49   - NZ 215-3 (37 overs) | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar comes back to replace Jadeja, who was hit for 13 runs in his previous over.

He starts with a good yorker which Taylor taps on the leg side for a single and Anderson does the same off the next delivery.

Taylor then smashes a full toss wide of the fielder at long-on for a boundary as runs continue to flow for the Kiwis.

He then shuffles across and sweeps another full toss past the short fine leg fielder for another four.

The fifth delivery is full as Taylor gets a thick outside edge and it flies past Dhoni for the third four to bring up his fifty from 49 balls.

He takes a single from the last ball as NZ get 15 runs from that over.
10:43  - NZ 200-3 (36 overs) | Scorecard

Dhoni deciding to go back to pace as Shami replaces Ashwin, who has bowled seven overs for 33 runs so far.

Shami from round the wicket and he starts with a yorker which Anderson defends back to the bowler. However, he smokes the next ball back over the bowler's head for a six as he misses the yorker and ends up gifting a half-volley.

Shami then bowls the slow bouncer as Anderson is foxed and follows it up with a quick bouncer which is ruled a wide for height.

The pacer bowls a good full delivery on the stumps which Anderson chips on the leg side and gets one to long-on.

Taylor looks to walk across and hits a full delivery to long-on for a single before Anderson smashes a full toss over point for a four to bring up NZ's 200.

New Zealand have hit 30 runs in 16 deliveries since the resumption for the loss of one wicket.


10:37   - NZ 187-3 (35 overs) | Scorecard

New Zealand have taken the Batting Powerplay.
And it will be four overs only because of the reduction in total number of overs to 42 due to rain.

Jadeja comes back and he strikes with the wicket of Williamson off the very first delivery.

The right-hander chipped down the track but was beaten by one that turned and Dhoni completed an easy stumping. Williamson walks back for 77 from 87 balls, hitting five fours and a six, putting on 60 runs from 80 balls for the third wicket with Taylor.

New batsman Corey Anderson takes no time to warm up as he blasts the second ball through midwicket for a four.

Taylor steers the fifth ball past the fielder at first slip for a boundary and then lofts the last ball over the off-side for the third four of the over.

Despite the wicket, Jadeja ends up conceding 13 runs in that over.
10:33   - NZ 174-2 (34 overs) | Scorecard

Williamson 76* from 85 balls, Taylor 26* from 39 balls have walked out to the middle to resume the New Zealand innings after a long rain break.

Ashwin will continue his unfinished seventh over, the 34th of the innings.

Taylor defends the first ball after resumption before he paddle sweeps the next on the leg side for a couple.

He tries to slog sweep the last fifth ball but is beaten and takes a leg bye and Williamson takes a single from the last ball.
10:33  Stats guru Mohandas Menon ‏lists down the Duckworth-Lewis targets for India:

"India's target in 42 overs
If NZ makes 230 target 259;
250 target 277;
270 target 296."
10:25  RAIN STOPS PLAY!!!

- NZ 170-2 (33.2 overs) | Scorecard

So, if there is no further rain then play will resume at 6pm local time which is 1030am IST.

The match has been reduced to 42 overs per innings.
09:48   RAIN STOPS PLAY!!!

- NZ 170-2 (33.2 overs) | Scorecard

Maybe, we spoke too soon! Just as the players were getting ready to get back on the field, it started to rain again!

The groundstaff have rushed to the middle with the covers and the two teams made their way back to the comfort of the dressing room.

Williamson 76* from 85 balls, Taylor 26* from 39 balls

India's pacer struggle again, Dhoni turns to part-timers

A wicket each for Shami (1-28) and Raina (1-18)


09:39  RAIN STOPS PLAY!!!

- NZ 170-2 (33.2 overs) | Scorecard

Some good news from Hamilton! The covers have been taken off as the Indian team gets ready to take the field again so we should have a restart pretty soon. 
09:32   RAIN STOPS PLAY!!!

- NZ 170-2 (33.2 overs) | Scorecard

Williamson 76* from 85 balls

Taylor 26* from 39 balls

India's pacer struggle again, Dhoni turns to part-timers

A wicket each for Shami (1-28) and Raina (1-18)

Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl


India will drop to No. 2 in ICC ODI rankings behind if they lose this match

08:59  New Zealand Cricket's official Twitter account confirms we could be in for a long rain delay.

"Another rain delay - covers coming on for now, could be a little longer than the last one, but we'll keep you informed..."

08:58   RAIN STOPS PLAY!!!

- NZ 170-2 (33.2 overs) | Scorecard

Williamson nudges Ashwin on the leg side for one before Taylor turns it square for a couple before the players are forced off the park yet again.

New Zealand are placed comfortably on 170 for two in 33.2 overs.

Williamson has looked fluent right from the start, hitting 76 from 85 balls with the help of five fours and a six. Taylor has made 26 from 39 balls, with the duo putting on 56 runs from 75 runs for the third wicket so far.

The rain has already started to ease and we might have a restart soon.

But it seems the rain has picked up in the last few minutes as we could be in for a lengthy delay.
08:36  - NZ 167-2 (33 overs) | Scorecard

Ishant tries a bouncer at Williamson, who lets it go, followed by another short ball but this time it is called a wide by the umpire.

Williamson takes one on the leg side before Taylor does the same to raise the 50-run stand for the third wicket, from 70 balls.

Three singles from the last three deliveries take NZ to 167 for two in 33 overs.
08:33  - NZ 161-2 (32 overs) | Scorecard

It does not look good as far as the weather forecast is concerned with another spell of rain set to hit the ground in some time.

New Zealand happy to pick the singles against the spinners as Ashwin goes for three runs in his sixth over.

The Kiwis might look to target Ishant from the other end, who is struggling to find his rhythm.
08:27  - NZ 157-2 (31 overs) | Scorecard

Ishant Sharma is back into the attack after a poor first spell. Williamson gives him the charge off the second delivery and steers him to thirdman for a single.

Taylor pulls the fourth delivery but gets a top edge and it goes on the bounce to Shami to the fine leg fence for one.

Taylor trying to cut loose as he looks to loft the last ball on the leg side but mistimes it for one to midwicket.


08:23  - NZ 153-2 (30 overs) | Scorecard

Williamson comes down the track and hits Ashwin to long-off for one before Taylor is beaten off the next by the turn.

They pick a leg bye before Williamson picks another one and Taylor is forced to defend the last two deliveries of the over.

NZ are looking settled on 153 for two in 30 overs with Williamson on 68 from 74 balls and Taylor on 18 from 30 balls.
08:21   - NZ 150-2 (29 overs) | Scorecard

Jadeja keeping it tight as just three singles come from his seventh over to raise the 150 for the Kiwis.

New Zealand will be content to milk the bowling around for the next few overs before launching an all out attack in the Batting Powerplay. They are certainly in control at this stage with eight wickets in hand and two set batsmen out in the middle.
08:19  - NZ 147-2 (28 overs) | Scorecard

Ashwin trying to distract the batsmen with the pause just before delivering the ball. Williamson defends the first two deliveries before punching the third through the covers for a boundary to take his score to 63.

He drives the fourth delivery to long-on for one.

An expensive over from Ashwin as Taylor sweeps the last ball for a four.
08:15  - NZ 138-2 (27 overs) | Scorecard

Taylor gets a thick outside edge as he comes forward to defend against Jadeja and gets two runs. He then drives on the leg side where Ashwin makes a good diving stop to save a single.

Jadeja getting some turn as Taylor gets a leading edge trying to play it on the leg side but it falls safely on the off-side.

Taylor is then beaten outside the off-stump as Jadeja again gets some turn as Dhoni whips off the bails and appeals for stumping. It is referred to the third umpire, who has to take a tight call using a few angles with the zoom.

The benefit of the doubt goes to the batsman as Taylor heaves a big sigh of relief.

08:10  - NZ 136-2 (26 overs) | Scorecard

Ashwin bowling from round the wicket with a leg gully in place. Williamson comes down the track and hits the second ball on the leg side for one and Taylor picks one to midwicket.

Three singles from the next two deliveries before Williamson pulls a short delivery and gets two runs as the fielder at deep square leg runs around and makes a good stop.
08:07  - NZ 130-2 (25 overs) | Scorecard

Raina keeping it simple as both Taylor and Williamson are content to deal in singles for now.

Just three runs from Raina's fourth over as New Zealand reach 130 for two at the halfway stage. Williamson is looking in control on 55 from 60 balls, while Taylor has made nine from 14 balls.
08:05  - NZ 127-2 (24 overs) | Scorecard

India rushing through their overs courtesy of their spinners. Jadeja finishes off another super quick over, giving away just three singles as India look to dry up the boundaries and build some pressure.
08:02  - NZ 124-2 (23 overs) | Scorecard

Williamson turns Raina on the leg side for one to bring up his fifty from 52 balls.

Some turn for Raina as Taylor goes back but is forced to defend it awkwardly to midwicket before taking one on the leg side.

Williamson continues to find the gaps as he flicks it to deep midwicket for one but Taylor can't beat midwicket with the last delivery.

Raina doing a good job with the ball, with figures of one for 15 in three overs so far.
07:59  - NZ 121-2 (22 overs) | Scorecard

Dhoni juggling his bowlers around as Jadeja comes in for Ashwin, after he bowled two overs in his first spell.

Taylor cuts the fourth ball, which is short and wide, behind point for his first boundary. Dhoni shouting in Hindi to Jadeja 'again you are bowling short'.

Taylor drives the fifth delivery to long-off for a single and Williamson takes one on the leg side.
07:57   - NZ 115-2 (21 overs) | Scorecard

Williamson plays two balls from Raina before he decides to go after the part-timer lofting him over midwicket for a six.

He pulls the next ball but hits it straight to the fielder at deep midwicket for one.

But Raina does the job for India as Guptill looks to pull but got a top edge and is caught by Shami at short fine leg for 44. Guptill and Williamson have laid a solid foundation for the Kiwis with a 89-run partnership for the second wicket from 93 deliveries.

New batsman Ross Taylor gets off the mark with a single down to long-on.
07:52  - NZ 107-1 (20 overs) | Scorecard

Ashwin giving it a bit of air as Guptill drives the first ball to long-on for a single, while Williamson gets one two balls later.

Just two singles from the over as NZ reach 107 for one in 20 overs with just 22 runs coming from the last five overs.
07:50  - NZ 105-1 (19 overs) | Scorecard

Spin from both ends as part-timer Suresh Raina is brought into the attack.

Raina has been struggling for runs and perhaps a good performance with the ball may boost his confidence ahead of his batting stint later in the day.

Three singles from the first three balls before Guptill tries to force it through the off-side but gets an inside edge back on to his pads.

He drives the fifth ball to long-on for one as four runs come from that over.
07:48  - NZ 101-1 (18 overs) | Scorecard

Ashwin replaces Jadeja, who bowled three overs in his first spell for 19 runs.

Williamson tucks the first ball on the leg side for one before Guptill does the same from the fifth delivery as NZ bring up their 100.

Williamson retain strikes with a single from the last delivery.
07:46   - NZ 98-1 (17 overs) | Scorecard

Kohli drops short and Guptill is quick to rock back and pull it over midwicket for a boundary, his fifth of the innings.

Two more singles from the rest of the over before the players are forced off the park because of rain.

New Zealand are looking comfortable on 98 for one in 17 overs. Guptill started off cautiously but has lifted the tempo in recent overs to hit 40 from 53 balls, while Williamson has looked fluent for 36 from 38 balls. The duo have so far put on 73 runs in 70 deliveries for the second wicket to put their team on top.

The rain break has not lasted long and the groundstaff are already out in the middle to take off the covers from the pitch.


07:34  -  NZ 92-1 (16 overs) | Scorecard

Jadeja to continue as New Zealand continue to make good progress on a wicket looking full of runs.

Guptill and Williamson take a single each before the former goes back and cuts the fifth ball behind point for a four and then takes a single from the last ball to long-on for one.
07:33  -  NZ 85-1 (15 overs) | Scorecard

Dhoni introduces part-timer Virat Kohli into the attack, trying to make a breakthrough as Ishant is taken off after a poor first spell.

Williamson drives the first ball through the off-side for one before Guptill hits the third to long-on for one.

Jadeja makes a good diving stop in the covers to save a single but the fine leg fielder makes a poor effort off the last ball to give away a boundary to and leave Kohli fuming.


07:29  -  NZ 79-1 (14 overs) | Scorecard

Jadeja bowls a beauty as he beats Williamson all ends up with one that turns and bounces a bit. However, the next ball is short and the right-hander goes back and hits it past point for a boundary.

Williamson steers the third delivery behind point region and gets another four to race to 28 from as many balls. He punches the last ball to mid-on for a single to retain strike.
07:27  -  NZ 70-1 (13 overs) | Scorecard

Williamson drives a short wide delivery from Ishant through the covers for three runs before Guptill picks one on the off-side.

Guptill ends the over with a bang as he lofts Ishant over mid-on for the first six of the match to take his score to 28.

Ishant struggling yet again, giving away 19 runs in three overs and causing no problems at all for the NZ batsmen.
07:21   -  NZ 59-1 (12 overs) | Scorecard

India introduce spin early and it is left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja again ahead of senior spinner Ravichandran Ashwin with two right-handers out in the middle.

Williamson drives the first ball to long-on for a single before Guptill picks one on the leg side.

Not much turn for Jadeja as Williamson drives it through the covers for a single.
07:19   -  NZ 56-1 (11 overs) | Scorecard

Guptill pulls a short ball from Ishant to the fine leg region for a single after blocking the first two deliveries.

Williamson repeats the same as he pulls the last ball to the same fielder for one and retain the strike.
07:15  -  NZ 54-1 (10 overs) | Scorecard

Change of ends for Bhuvneshwar as he replaces Shami, who picked up the wicket of Ryder but went for 28 runs in four overs.

Guptill is happy to defend as Kumar bowls a tight line and length, not trying anything fancy but just looking to tie down the batsmen.

Guptill retains strike with a quick single on the off-side.

New Zealand are 54 for one in 10 overs with Guptill on 19 from 33 balls and Williamson on 13 from 16 balls.
07:09  -  NZ 53-1 (9 overs) | Scorecard

Ishant Sharma replaces Bhuvneshwar, who bowled a tidy spell of four overs for 19 runs.

He makes a poor start, bowling the first ball on the pads as Guptill flicked it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.

The next ball slides even more and is called a wide before Guptill defends one on the leg side.

Ishant struggling with his line as another on the pads is picked on the leg side for one by Guptill.

Ishant gets it right off the last ball, bringing Williamson forward and getting enough movement to beat the edge of the bat.
07:05  -  NZ 47-1 (8 overs) | Scorecard

Williamson pulls a short ball from Shami on the leg side for a couple before he lets the next ball go through.

A leg gully in place but the right-hander manages to flick it past that fielder for two runs before pulling the last ball through midwicket for a boundary.

26 runs from three overs as NZ race to 47 for one in eight overs.
07:01  -  NZ 39-1 (7 overs) | Scorecard

Williamson turns Bhuvneshwar on the leg side for two runs before he takes one of the off-side.

Guptill, who was struggling on five from 22 balls, finally breaks the shackles. He gets his first boundary, from his 23rd delivery faced, as he hits a short wide delivery through the covers and hits the next through the same region for back to back fours.
06:56   -  NZ 28-1 (6 overs) | Scorecard

Ryder heaves Shami on the leg side but has not timed it well and it falls on the leg side before carrying to the midwicket fence for a four.

But the pacer gets his revenge from the next ball as Ryder edges it to wicketkeeper Dhoni trying to play the upper cut to be dismissed after a quick 20 from 11 balls. That was quick at 143kph and a bit of extra bounce too which caused Ryder's downfall and cut short another promising innings from the attacking left-hander.

Kane Williamson off the mark with a risky single to midwicket before Guptill takes one to fine leg.

06:51  -  NZ 21-0 (5 overs) | Scorecard

Ryder plays away from the body and guides the second ball from Bhuvneshwar to thirdman for a single. Guptill is happy to bide his time and play out the new ball in the early overs as the right-hander defends the rest of the over.

A tidy start from Bhuvneshwar, giving away just eight runs in three overs as NZ reach 21 for no loss in five overs.
06:48  India's No. 1 ranking on the line in this match, says Rajneesh Gupta.

"To remain no.1 in ICC ODI rankings India need to beat New Zealand today. A defeat will push India to second place behind Australia. #NZvsInd," he writes on Twitter.

06:47  -  NZ 20-0 (4 overs) | Scorecard

Ryder looking very dangerous right from the start.  He drives the first ball of Shami's second through the covers for a couple before cracking the next two deliveries square through the off-side for back to back boundaries.

Shami guilty of giving too much outside the off-stump before he bowls a quick bouncer which the left-hander ducks under.

The next ball is again short which Ryder lets go but it is called a wide for height. He takes a single from the fifth delivery to the leg side before Guptill offers no shot to the last ball.
06:42  - Scorecard

NZ 8-0 (3 overs) vs India

A good second over from Bhuvneshwar, forcing Guptill to defend before he is squared up by one that moved away as the right-hander looked to block it.

A maiden over from the young Indian pacer as NZ reach eight for no loss in three overs.
06:38  - Scorecard

NZ 8-0 (2 overs) vs India

Mohammed Shami, who took four wickets in the first ODI, will bowl the second over.

Guptill, who is short of runs in his last few games, defends the first few deliveries. Shami tries a bouncer but the right-hander decides to let it go before taking a single from the fifth on the leg side.

The last ball slants across Ryder, who is beaten as he tried to poke at it.
06:35  Here are some statistics courtesy of OptaJim on Twitter:

"6.6 - Of those with 10+ tons, @imVkohli (18 in 119 innings) now has the best ratio of ODI tons to innings - 1 every 6.6 innings. Centurion."

"2 - Tim Southee needs two wickets to reach 100 in ODIs - he would be the sixth fastest New Zealander to the landmark (76 matches). Century."
06:33  - Scorecard

NZ 7-0 (1 over) vs India

Martin Guptill and Jesse Ryder to open the batting for the Kiwis, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the first over.

The first ball is pitched up as Guptill plays an uppish drive past the bowler while he gets off the mark from the third ball with a couple through square leg. He steers the fifth delivery past point for a single.

The last ball is full and wide and Ryder smashes it through cover point for a boundary to get off the mark in some style.
06:30  Check out how the two teams line-up for the second ODI:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan.
06:16   India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bowl against New Zealand in the second One-Day International, in Hamilton, on Wednesday.

India, who lost the first match by 24 runs, opted to retain the same team.

New Zealand were forced to make a change with the experienced Kyle Mills coming in for the injured Adam Milne.