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Auckland ODI Live! Thrilling tie keeps India's series hopes alive

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January 25, 2014


14:48  
Scorecard

India: 314-9 (50 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

Bennett ends an impressive spell (10-2-41-2). Anderson has Shami (2) caught to complete a five-wicket haul. 

A huge six off McClenaghan followed by a single helps Jadeja complete his fifty. India need 18 off the last over. They manage 17 and the game ends in a tie. 

Jadeja remains unbeaten on a valiant 66, his 45-ball knock inclusive of five boundaries and four sixes. 
14:22  
Scorecard

India: 276-8 (46 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

India need 61 off the last seven overs. 

A spectacular catch by Guptill ends Ashwin's (65) resistance in the 45th over, Nathan McCullum benefiting as a result. 

Ashwin's 46-ball innings was inclusive of eight boundaries and a six and he helped Jadeja add 85 runs for the seventh wicket. 

Bennett has Kumar (4) caught by Nathan McCullum.

It's even again. 
14:02  
Scorecard

India: 254-6 (43 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

Ashwin and Jadeja are putting the New Zealand bowlers to sword now. With Anderson and McClenaghan getting a pounding, McCullum hands the ball to Southee. To no avail though.

The duo have added more than 50 runs for the sixth wicket, at more than a run-a-ball, taking advantage of the batting powerplay. 

A boundary of McCullum helps Ashwin complete a well-deserved fifty.
13:35  
Scorecard

India: 193-6 (37 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

The batting powerplay starts in the 36th over, with India on 177 for five. Anderson to bowl. 

Dhoni smashes the third ball for a huge six over mid-off to bring up his 53rd ODI fifty.

However, the bowler has his revenge in the next ball, a spectacular catch by Southee sending the Indian captain back to the pavilion. It's all over for India now, one must admit.

It's Anderson's fourth wicket of the innings. What a series he is having.
13:06  
Scorecard

India: 159-5 (30 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

Nathan McCullum replaces McClenaghan (6-0-38-0) in the attack in the 27th over. He gives away four runs first up. 

However, it is Tim Southee who strikes in what is his seventh over, having Raina (31) caught behind. Raina's 39 ball knock was inclusive of three boundaries and he helped his captain add 67 runs for the fifth wicket.

R Ashwin has been promoted ahead of Jadeja. It's an interesting move. 
12:42  
Scorecard

India: 130-4 (25 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

MS Dhoni and Raina are combining well for India here. Their fifth wicket partnership is now worth more than 50 runs, and it has come at more than a run-a-ball.
12:11  
Scorecard

India: 84-4 (18 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

More bad news for India. Rahane (3) is out caught behind, giving Anderson his third wicket. 

MS Dhoni, the captain, comes out to bat with his team in doldrums. He begins with a boundary.
12:00  
Scorecard

India: 77-3 (16 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

Bennett's consistent pace and pressure on Kohli (6) finally yields the desired result when he has the Indian vice-captain caught behind. 

It's a big wicket for New Zealand.

Suresh Raina joins Rahane at the crease.
11:50  
Scorecard

India: 72-2 (14 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

After an expensive first over Bennett bowls two successive maidens. 

The pressure tells on the Indian batsmen and Anderson benefits from it, having Rohit (39) caught by Bennett. 

Ajinkya Rahane is the new batsman at the crease. 
11:30  
Scorecard

India: 66-1 (10 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

Corey Anderson replaces Bennett after just one over. 

This 50-plus partnership by Rohit and Dhawan is the highest opening wicket partnership for the series. 

However, just as we say that Guptill takes a spectacular catch to send Dhawan (28) packing, Anderson being the beneficiary.

Dhawan's 25-ball innings was inclusive of four boundaries and a six and added 64 runs for the opening wicket with Rohit. 

Virat Kohli is the new batsman in the crease. 
11:16  Scorecard

India: 55-0 (8 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

Rohit hits a couple of sixes in McClenaghan's third over. Both super shots.

Dhawan hits a straight six in Southee's fourth over. 

New Zealand make their first bowling change in the eighth over, Hamish Bennett replacing an expensive McClenaghan (3-0-23-0). Rohit smashes his fourth ball for a huge six, the shot helping the visitors get past the 50-run mark. 
10:52  Scorecard

India: 17-0 (3 overs)
New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan open the batting for India and it will be Tim Southee first up for New Zealand. The bowler is unlucky as Ryder misses a sitter at second slip. Rohit survives. 

Mitchell McClanaghan to bowl with the second new ball. Rohit welcomes him with a huge six over long-off. 
09:55  Scorecard

New Zealand: 314 (50 overs)

Nathan McCullum (1) is also run out. New Zealand's aggression might ensure they don't bat out their quota of overs. They are seven down with almost seven overs to go. 

Jadeja then has Ronchi (38) caught by Rahane. Ronchi's 20-ball 38 was inclusive of three boundaries and three sixes.

Shami has McClenaghan (3) caught by Jadeja. He's unlucky not to have taken a second wicket in the over as Kumar puts down Southee. What more it costs the team a six. 

Southee smashes the fourth ball of the penultimate over, bowled by Kumar, to the fence to help New Zealand get to the 300-run mark. He smashes the last ball of the over for a huge six.

Southee (26 not out) also smashes Shami for a six in the final over but is run out off the final ball.
09:21  Scorecard

New Zealand: 277-6 (43 overs)

Ronchi and Taylor are putting together a good little partnership (40 runs) here. The former, in particular, has been very aggressive. He's hit a six off Raina and two off Shami.

However, a direct hit by Rahane cuts short Taylor's (17) stay at the crease. 
09:02  Scorecard

New Zealand: 231-5 (39 overs)

A spectacular catch by Rahane at deep midwicket ensures the demise of Guptill (111), Jadeja being the beneficiary. 

Guptill's 129-ball knock was inclusive a dozen boundaries and a couple of sixes.

Brendon McCullum is the new batsman in. He fails to score, giving Aaron his first wicket.
08:46  Scorecard

New Zealand: 210-3 (36 overs)

Corey Anderson has been promoted up the order, thanks to stupendous form. He walks in at number four, ahead of Ross Taylor, just ahead of the batting powerplay.

He begins with a huge six off Ashwin. However, the bowler cleans up Anderson (8) three balls later. Massive wicket this for India.

The batting powerplay starts in the 35th over and Guptill smashes the first two balls from Kumar to the fence to help his team get past the 200-run mark.

A single off Ashwin helps Guptill complete a well-deserved hundred, his fifth ODI ton.
08:31  Scorecard

New Zealand: 190-2 (33 overs)

A single off Ashwin helps Williamson complete his third half century of the series. It's three-in-three for him, after his 71 in Napier and 77 in Hamilton. 

It is his ninth ODI fifty, third against India.

Shami is back to bowl in the 31st over. Williamson welcomes him with a boundary before Guptill smashes a huge six three balls later to ensure a longstanding record for the second wicket partnership for New Zealand against India is broken. 

Shami goes for 15 in what was his fourth over. However, he strikes in his fifth over cleaning up Williamson (65).

Williamson's 74-ball innings was inclusive of four boundaries and a six and he helped Guptill add 153 runs for the second wicket, a partnership that has ensured a solid foundation for New Zealand.
08:07  Scorecard

New Zealand: 150-1 (27 overs)

New Zealand reach the 100-run mark in the 21st over, courtesy a boundary by Guptill. 

In the next over Williamson smashes Ashwin over extra cover for the first six of the innings. Guptill completes his 19th ODI fifty, his third against India, soon after.

A boundary by Williamson, off Raina, helps raise the 100-run partnership for the second wicket in the 26th over. 

He celebrates the same with another boundary. NZ reach the 150-run mark in the 27th over, courtesy a Guptill boundary off Aaron.
07:42  Scorecard

New Zealand: 96-1 (19 overs)

It's twin spin for India in the 14th over, R Ashwin replacing Aaron (3-0-16-0) in the attack. He gives away just two runs first up. 

Both the spinners tie things down considerably. 
07:24  Scorecard

New Zealand: 68-1 (12 overs)

First bowling change for India comes in the eighth over, Varun Aaron replacing Shami (3-0-18-0). 

New Zealand reach the 50-run mark in the over, courtesy a couple by Guptill. 

The second bowling change happens in the 11th over, Ravindra Jadeja replacing Kumar (5-0-21-1). He gives away just four singles first up.
06:52  Scorecard

New Zealand: 37-1 (5 overs)

The first ball of Kumar's third over is punched by Ryder (20) to the fence, his fourth. However, he plays on off the next ball. 

Kane Williamson is the new batsman. 
06:46  Scorecard

New Zealand: 32-0 (4 overs)

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar to open the bowling for India and it will be Martin Guptill and Jesse Ryder start the proceedings for the home team. 

It's a terrific start for New Zealand, with Guptill smshing the first ball to the fence. He repeats the feat two balls later.

Mohammad Shami to bowl with the second new ball. He gives away nine runs. 

Ryder gets his first boundary in Kumar's second over. The left-hander gets into his elements soon after hitting successive boundaries in Shami's second over.
06:43  Scorecard

New Zealand: 23-0 (3 overs)

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar to open the bowling for India and it will be Martin Guptill and Jesse Ryder start the proceedings for the home team. 

It's a terrific start for New Zealand, with Guptill smshing the first ball to the fence. He repeats the feat two balls later.

Mohammad Shami to bowl with the second new ball. He gives away nine runs. 

Ryder gets his first boundary in Kumar's second over.
06:19  
India have won the toss and elected to bowl first in the third ODI against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday. 

It's a must-win game for the visitors with the home team leading the series 2-0, having won both the opening matches.

"Looks like a good wicket and won't change much," reasons captain MS Dhoni. It's an option his opposite number, Brendon McCullum, concurs with.

"We'd have a bowl first as well. But we are happy batting first," he says.

Both the teams have made a change apiece. Ishant Sharma makes way for Varun Aaron while New Zealand bring in Hamish Bennett as a replacement for Kyle Mills.