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LIVE Cricket! NZ rout India by 87 runs to complete 4-0 whitewash

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January 31, 2014


14:25   Ind 216 all out (49.4 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Except for Kohli's 82 and a sedate 47 from Dhoni, India's batting once again struggled after they were set a mammoth 304 for victory.

Rohit and Dhawan have both struggled on this tour against the new ball, while Rahane has failed to seize his chances.

Ross Taylor (102) and Kane Williamson (88) continued their good form as the Kiwis yet again took toll on a hapless Indian bowling.

Dhoni's lacklustre selections also didn't help with the struggling R Ashwin retained despite having Amit Mishra on the bench, who has gone through two series without getting a single game.

On the other hand, Kiwi off-spinner Nathan McCullum showed great control for wonderful figures of one for 33 in 10 overs, while Matt Henry shown on his debut, claiming four for 38.


14:14   Ind 216 all out (49.4 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Neesham to bowl the final over with 89 needed from six deliveries. Shami looks to pull the first ball but misses and is beaten again after trying to hit it through the covers.

He finishes off things in grand style, bowling Varun Aaron with a yorker for a duck.

New Zealand humiliate World champions India by 87 runs to complete a deserved 4-0 series whitewash.
14:10  Ind 215-9 (49 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar top edges the pull shot but substitute fielder Peter Young-Husband who earlier caught Kohli drops a sitter at midwicket. But New Zealand's players are all smiling as they are set for a big win at Wellington.

Henry's day gets better as Bhuvneshwar (20) again top edges the pull but this time wicketkeeper Ronchi safely pouches it.

Henry finishes with excellent figures of four for 38 in 10 overs.
14:05   Ind 213-8 (48 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Kumar edges the first ball from Mills and gets a couple in the process before taking one from the third ball.

Mills cuts Shami into half with one that goes right through the right-hander and passes over the stumps. He smashes the last ball over midwicket for a six to bring some cheer to the Indians fans.
14:00  Ind 202-8 (47 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

The writing is on the wall as New Zealand are set for a deserved 4-0 whitewash.

Bhuvneshwar lofts Mills over mid-off for a boundary before he chips it over the cover region for a couple three balls later for a couple. Nine runs from the Mills over, his most expensive of the innings.

Debutant Henry back into the attack as the Kiwis look to finish off the Indians with some pace.

He starts with two wides on either side of a single from the first ball before Bhuvneshwar chips it to deep square leg for one to bring up India's 200.
 
13:51   Ind 186-8 (45 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Part-time spinner Williamson in operation and the asking rate of around 16, yet Dhoni is content to deal in singles. Has he thrown in the towel already?

Williamson has given away just four runs in his third over as India are content to let the match slip away. Mills follows it up with another tidy over conceding just three singles.

Williamson's part-time spin provides further joy for the Kiwis as Dhoni holes out to long-off after scoring 47, from 72 balls.

Williamson has been excellent with the ball, claiming two for 19 in four overs.
13:39   Ind 174-7 (42 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Williamson will continue and he gets the wicket of Ashwin in his next over. He looked to make room and hit it through the off-side but missed the ball completely and was bowled for seven.

Ravindra Jadeja gets off the mark with a single before Dhoni drives it through the off-side for a couple.

134 runs needed from nine overs at nearly 15 runs per over. Kyle Mills comes back as Jadeja charges the second ball and hits it through the covers for a boundary.

But the bowler gets his revenge a few balls later as Jadeja holes out to sweeper cover to be dismissed for five.
13:29  Ind 166-5 (40 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

McCullum brave enough to bring part-time off-spinner Kane Williamson into the attack. He starts with a long hop which Ashwin cuts through point for a boundary before he takes a single on the leg side. Dhoni retains strikes with a single from the last ball of that over.

Dhoni slams the second ball in McClenaghan's next over powerfully through midwicket for a boundary. Three more singles from the rest of the over as India reach 166 for five in 40 overs.

They still need 138 runs in 10 overs for victory.
13:26  Ind 153-5 (38 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

McClengahan to continue as he comes on to bowl the final over of Powerplay. The first ball is headed down the leg side as Dhoni pulls it fine for a four but gets a lifeline two balls later as Brendon McCullum puts down a sharp catch before he gets three runs from the next ball.

India managed just 25 runs in the five overs of Batting Powerplay, while losing the wicket of Kohli.

Even with Dhoni out in the middle, it looks an impossible task for India with 151 runs needed from 12 overs for victory.
13:22   Ind 145-5 (37 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

McCullum claims the key wicket of Kohli in his final over, who holes out to long-on after scoring 82 from 78 balls.

With the asking rate in excess of 11, he had no option but to go for his shots. Ravichandran Ashwin gets a promotion in the batting ahead of Jadeja and he starts by playing five dot balls in a row.

End of a splendid spell from Nathan McCullum, taking one for 33 in 10 overs including a maiden.
13:04  Ind 141-4 (35 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Dhoni drives McCullum wide of the fielder at long-off to pick up a couple before he is beaten off the next as it slants across him.

Three more singles from the rest of the over before India decide to take the Batting Powerplay, two overs before it was come into effect.

New Zealand call McClenaghan into the attack. Dhoni pulls a short ball to deep square leg for one before Kohli heaves the next over the leg side for a six.

Four more singles as India get 11 runs from the first over of Powerplay to give the innings the much needed impetus.

This is some confidence as McCullum will bowl in the Powerplay. He nearly gets the key wicket of Dhoni, who looks to sweep but is beaten as the huge shout for LBW is turned down. That was mighty close!

McCullum has conceded just two runs in that over. India need 163 runs in 15 overs for victory.
12:53  Ind 123-4 (32 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Kohli chips down the track to McCullum and flicks him through midwicket for a boundary, beating the two fielders inside the circle specially kept for that shot.

Three more singles as India get seven runs from that over.

Kohli has taken a liking to Neesham. He drills the second ball through the covers for a cracking boundary before India get four more singles from the rest of the over.
12:47  Ind 108-4 (30 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Dhoni hits a full toss from Henry through mid-off for a couple before he cuts the last ball through point for a much needed boundary.

Kohli turns McCullum on the leg side before Dhoni comes down but is forced to block and then defends the next to mid-off. He punches the fourth ball to long-on for a single and Kohli does the same. Dhoni retains strike with a single from the last ball.

Neesham comes back as Kohli edges the second ball which bounces a bit more and it carries for a boundary to bring up his fifty, from 60 balls.

He then jumps down the track and lofts Neesham back over his head for a six over long-on.

India are 108 for four in 30 overs with 196 needed from 20 overs for victory at an asking rate of 9.8.

Kohli has continued his good form with a sparkling innings of 60 from 63 balls and Dhoni has made 13 from 26 balls.
12:37   Ind 86-4 (27 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

India's two most experienced batsmen out in the middle but they have a huge mountain to climb.

Kohli takes a single from the first ball from Henry before Dhoni pulls a short ball to deep square to complete his 8000 runs in ODIs, in his 243rd match.

Two more singles as four runs come from that Henry, who has taken three for 24 in seven overs.

As compared to the Indian spinners, McCullum has been outstanding with the ball so far. He is bowling it slower through the air, offering a lot of air, and so far conceding only singles.

Three runs from his fifth over takes his figures to 15 runs from five overs.
12:31  Ind 79-4 (25 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Kohli takes a single from the first ball before McCullum bowls five dot balls in a row to Dhoni, who needs just one run to complete 8000 runs in ODIs.

After 25 overs India are 79 for four, needing 225 runs in 25 overs for victory at exactly nine runs per over.
12:30   Ind 78-4 (23 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Nathan McCullum continues his good start with the ball as he sends down another tidy over, giving away just three runs.

Meanwhile, Henry comes back to replace Neesham, who has gone for 24 runs in three overs.

Rayudu makes room but can only guide the third ball to thirdman for a single and Kohli pulls a short ball to fine leg for the same result.

Rayudu then gives Henry the charge and made room but ends up slicing it to the fielder at gully to be dismissed for 20.
12:22  Ind 73-3 (22 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Rayudu finally gets the boundary he was looking for so desperately. A touch of room and Rayudu rocks back and cuts it past point for his second four.

He turns the last ball to deep midwicket for a single to make it six runs from the over.

Kohli has decided to target Neesham as he lofts him over long-off for a six to get nine runs from the over.
12:16  Ind 58-3 (20 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Off-spinner Nathan McCullum comes into the attack. Rayudu is happy to give him the charge but he can't get a run from the first four balls before he takes one to long-off and Kohli retains strike with a single from the last ball.

Kohli continues to punish Neesham as he drills a full delivery past mid-on for another boundary to take his score to 30. The right-hander edges the third delivery fine for a couple and then picks one.

Rayudu jumps down the track to the medium pacer but it goes right through him.

After 20 overs, India are 58 for three, with 246 runs needed from 30 overs for victory at 8.20 per over.

Kohli is on 33 from 44 balls, while Rayudu has made 10 from 25 balls.
12:09   Ind 49-3 (18 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Rayudu looks eager to hit a few boundaries as he goes after a wide delivery from McClenaghan but it goes to thirdman for one.

Kohli then rolls his wrists as he plays the hook shot to deep square leg for one.

Rayudu then tries to ramp a short delivery but is beaten. He then charges down the track to the next one but once again plays and misses.
James Neesham comes into the attack, replacing debutant Henry, who bowled an excellent first spell of two for 17 in five overs.

The first ball slides down the leg side which Kohli nudges fine for a boundary. He ends the over in the same style punching a full delivery past mid-on for another four.
11:58  Ind 39-3 (16 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Kohli happy to take on the short balls as he pulls it to deep midwicket for one before Rayudu takes a single to deep midwicket from the fifth ball.

Rayudu then brings some cheer to the Indian fans as he drives a wide half volley through the covers for a boundary. Four dot balls before Rayudu gets a thick outside edge which goes to thirdman for one.

At the first drinks break, India are struggling at 39 for three in 16 overs with Kohli on 16 from 32 balls and Rayudu on eight from 13 balls. They need 265 runs from 34 overs for victory at an asking rate of 7.79.
11:49   Ind 32-3 (14 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

India continue to slip as Rahane throws his wicket away with another poor shot. He tried to play pacer Henry across the line on the leg side but missed and was caught plumb in front, for two.

Three slips for new batsman Ambati Rayudu, who turns Henry through square leg for a couple to get off the mark. The umpire had called it an over after just five balls but the third umpire pointed out the mistake before the players had to switch to bowl the last ball.
11:44  Ind 30-2 (13 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Kohli steers Mills past point for a single before new man Ajinkya Rahane lets the next four deliveries go through.

Kohli throws his bat at a wide delivery from Henry but gets a thick outside edge but the fielder makes a diving stop on the thirdman boundary to keep it down to two.

He then pulls the next delivery which is short to deep midwicket for a couple and then flicks the third ball through the same region for the same result.

McClenaghan comes back as Rahane steers the first ball past point for a single and Rahane picks one on the leg side.

Rahane turns the fourth ball to deep square leg for another single before Kohli nearly loses his wicket off the last ball. He tried to play an uppish drive through the covers but it fell just short of Guptill in the covers.
11:31   Ind 20-2 (10 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Dhawan takes a single from the second ball before Mills manages to bowl four dot balls in a row to Kohli, who is unhappy at being kept quiet.

Dhawan not wanting to have a go at the short deliveries as he ducks under one from Henry.

The pacer bowls four dot balls in a row before getting the wicket of Dhawan with the fifth. The left-hander poked at a wide outgoing delivery only to get an edge which was caught at second slip for nine from 28 balls.

A wicket maiden for debutant Henry to leave India in further strife.

India in deep trouble at 20 for two in 10 overs, needing 284 runs in 40 overs for victory at an asking rate of 7.10.
11:21  Ind 19-1 (8 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Mills trying to build some pressure on Kohli with four straight dot balls before he gets off the mark with three runs courtesy of a flick through midwicket.

Debutant Matt Henry comes into the attack in place of McClenaghan, who bowled three overs for nine runs in his first spell. Kohli pulls the third ball which is short in length through the leg side for his first boundary before he defends the rest of the over.


11:18  Harsha Bhogle on Rohit's tame dismissal in the fifth ODI: "it must disappoint india's think tank that rohit sharma chooses such similar modes of dismissal."
11:13   Ind 12-1 (6 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Rohit looks to break the shackles as he lofts Mills over mid-off but has not timed it well enough and gets just two runs in the process.

However, he guides the next ball straight to Taylor at first slip to be dismissed for four.

Virat Kohli plays out the last three deliveries as India reach eight for one in five overs.

Dhawan gets the first boundary of the innings as he flicks McClenaghan through midwicket, while blocking the rest of the over.
11:04  Ind 6-0 (4 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Mills tries a short delivery to Dhawan, who ducks under it. He defends the next two deliveries before he sways out of the way of another short ball. India have a close shave off the last ball as a misunderstanding nearly results in a run out but they get an overthrow in the process.

McClenaghan beats Dhawan with the short delivery outside the off-stump as he tries to cut it but misses. He edges the next ball but it falls short of the fielder at second slip as India's openers struggle to get going.

Dhawan cuts the third ball but fails to find the gap and it goes on the bounce to thirdman for one.

Rohit also gets one from the fifth ball as India struggle to six for no loss after four overs.
10:53  Ind 3-0 (2 ovs) vs NZ 303-5 vs India | Scorecard

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to open the innings as India chase a huge 304 for victory to avoid a 4-0 whitewash.

The experienced Kyle Mills to bowl the opening over for the Kiwis. Rohit Sharma is content to play out the opening over as Mills starts with a maiden. India must be cautious not to be too defensive at the start and put pressure on the batsmen to follow.

Left-armer Mitchell McClenaghan to bowl the second over. Dhawan, who was dropped for the previous match, needs a big score to ward off his critics. He gets off the mark with a single on the leg side off the third ball.

Rohit steers the next ball to thirdman for a single and Dhawan takes one the leg side for another single as three runs come from the second over.
10:07  NZ 303-5 (50 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

New Zealand went on an all-out attack in the final overs, hitting as many as 53 runs in the last five overs for the loss of one wicket.

Taylor continued his good run with the bat, hitting his second century in a row with another fluent innings of 102.

There was no stopping Williamson either, who bagged his fifth half-century in a row in the series, as he played another splendid innings of 88 from 91 balls.

India's spinners once again disappointed with Ashwin being the key culprit, bowling six overs for 37 runs. Jadeja went for 54 runs in nine overs but part-timer Kohli did a commendable job with one for 36 in seven overs.
10:04  NZ 303-5 (50 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Luke Ronchi into the act straightaway with back to back boundaries off Bhuvneshwar, both straight down the ground.

Two singles from the last two deliveries as Bhuvneshwar is hit for 12 runs in the penultimate over.

Shami to bowl the final over of the innings. He starts with a full toss which Neesham hits over midwicket for a six. The next ball is again a full toss and Neesham gets it over point for a four.

The third ball is full and on the pads as Neesham flicks it over square leg for another four to bring up New Zealand's 300.

He switches to round the wicket and bowls a good yorker which Neesham digs out on the leg side for one and Ronchi does the same.

They get a leg bye from the last ball as New Zealand post a huge 303 for five in their 50 overs.

Neesham finished unbeaten on a quickfire 34 from 19 balls, while Ronchi made 11 from five deliveries.


09:57   NZ 274-5 (48 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Aaron bowling it full and quick as Taylor takes one from the second delivery. Neesham misses a full toss trying to hit on the leg side as he inside edges it on to his pads and they take one.

Another full indipping yorker which Taylor strokes to long-on for a single.

Neesham inside edges the fifth ball for a couple before he gets a leg bye from the last ball.

After a few mishits Neesham finally gets one off the middle, hitting a slower delivery from Shami over long-on for a six.

Taylor pulls a short ball from Shami through midwicket for a boundary to raise his hundred in some style from 105 balls. Back to back centuries for the former NZ captain before he falls off the next ball.

Taylor made 102 before he walked across and tried to slog sweep but only mistimed it and was caught at deep midwicket by Dhawan, who did well to judge it.
09:46  NZ 255-4 (46 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Aaron comes back as he gives just three runs from the first five balls. James Neesham spoils the over, pulling a short ball over midwicket for a four from the last ball.

Kohli makes way for Shami. The first ball is a yorker which Taylor defends before he drives the next ball to long on for one.

Neesham takes one before Taylor punches it down to long-on and takes two to take his score to 95.

India have managed to pull back things slightly with 12 coming from the last two overs.
09:38   NZ 243-4 (44 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Taylor finally gets it over the ropes as he slog sweeps Kohli over square leg for his first six in the series and then gets a boundary off the next using the same shot.

McCullum hits the fourth ball through the off-side for two runs before he perishes off the next ball. He comes down the track but ends up chipping it to Rohit at cover to fall for 23 from 18 balls.

Despite the wicket Kohli went for 13 runs in the over for combined figures of one for 36 in seven overs.
09:27  NZ 230-3 (43 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

McCullum heaves Jadeja over midwicket for a boundary before he survives a huge shout for LBW and then is nearly run out but the fielder misses the direct hit from point.

It keeps getting worse for India as Shami puts down a sitter at long-on running to his right to give McCullum (18) a lifeline.

10 runs from the Jadeja over as NZ look to lift the tempo in the death overs.
09:23  NZ 220-3 (42 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

10 overs to go as Jadeja is called back and he makes a tidy comeback, giving away just four singles in the 41st over.

A surprising move from Dhoni as he brings back Kohli, who also keeps the runs down giving away four runs.

It won't be long before New Zealand, who have seven wickets in hand, will go after the bowlers.
09:17  NZ 212-3 (40 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Shami drifts down the leg side as Taylor flicks it fine for a boundary to take his score to 69. He gets an edge off the next ball which goes fine of thirdman for a couple to take New Zealand past the 200-run mark.

Aaron drops it short and Brendon McCullum pulls it over square leg for a six before taking one on the off-side.

After 40 overs, New Zealand well placed on 212 for three with Taylor on 73 from 81 balls and McCullum on nine.
09:07   NZ 195-3 (38 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Dhoni continues to ring in the changes as Aaron comes in to replace Shami, who was hit for 10 runs in his previous over. Williamson takes one to thirdman before Taylor flicks it to deep square leg for the same result.

Against the run of play, Aaron strikes with the key wicket of Williamson, who hits it straight to point. The right-hander walks back after another splendid innings of 88, having hit eight fours and a six in his 91-ball knock. He put NZ in control as he put on 152 runs from 151 balls for the third wicket with Taylor.

Brendon McCullum takes a single from the first ball on the leg side and Taylor gets one from the next ball.
08:56  NZ 191-2 (37 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

The Batting Powerplay comes into effect as Shami is called back into the attack with India not only looking to stop the runs but also break this partnership, which is worth 129 runs at the moment.

Two singles from the first three deliveries before Williamson lofts it over long-off for first six as NZ continue their march. Two more singles as NZ get 10 runs from the first over of the Powerplay.

Bhuvneshwar comes back as Dhoni decides to use his pacers in the Powerplay. Taylor nearly lobs the second ball back to the bowler as he tries to defend it from the crease.

Taylor then heaves Bhuvneshwar over midwicket for a boundary and then picks one on the leg side.

Williamson then plays the ramp shot to a short delivery, guiding it over the keeper for a four as the run continues to flow with 11 coming from that over.

Williamson takes a single from the last ball to raise the 150-run stand from 148 balls to put NZ in total control.
08:45  NZ 170-2 (35 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

The two Indian spinners have combined gone for 70 runs in 12 overs with Ashwin conceding 37 runs in six overs and Jadeja giving away 33 runs in the same number of overs.

Kohli drops one short and Williamson pulls it powerfully through midwicket for a boundary. Three more singles from the rest of the over as NZ look in perfect position with one over to go for the Batting Powerplay.

Williamson comes down and lofts Jadeja over the cover region for a boundary to take his score to 71. He has looked in complete control against the Indian spinners and has scored at will.

He hits the fourth ball to long-off for a couple before Taylor defends the last ball.
08:37  NZ 152-2 (32 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Taylor raises his fifty, from 54 balls, with a single to long-on off Jadeja. Williamson hits the last two deliveries for back to back boundaries using the sweep shot to good effect as India's spinners once again fail to deliver.

Meanwhile, Kohli is doing a good job with the ball, as he concedes just three singles for overall figures of 12 runs from four overs.
08:30  NZ 139-2 (30 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Taylor and Williamson taking no risks but have been successful in getting the runs at a good rate. They easily pick five runs from Kohli's second over as NZ look to keep wickets for the assault at the end.

Jadeja drops short as Williamson rocks back and cuts it through point for a four to take his score to 48, the same as Taylor. He picks a single from the next ball to inch closer to yet another half-century and Taylor does the same from the last ball to retain strike.

Williamson gets a single to long-on off Kohli to bring up his fifth consecutive fifty in the series, from 64 balls.

After 30 overs, New Zealand look comfortable on 139 for two in 30 overs with Williamson on 51 from 66 balls and Taylor on 49 from 53 balls.
08:22  NZ 125-2 (27 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ashwin is taken off after another poor spell and he makes way for part-timer Virat Kohli. He makes a good start with the ball, conceding just a single in his first over.

Williamson taps Jadeja on the leg side for one before Taylor flicks him fine and they sprint across for three runs. Four runs from the over as NZ reach 125 for two after 27 overs.
08:17   NZ 120-2 (25 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack in place of Aaron, who bowled six overs for 35 runs including a wicket in his first spell. He bowls full and flat, giving away three singles in his first over.

At the other end, Ashwin continues and again Williamson looks quite comfortable against him. He punches the first ball through the covers for a couple before he comes down and lofts the fourth ball over the cover region for a boundary. He continues to charge Ashwin as he lofts the next ball back over his head for a boundary before taking one from the last ball.

Ashwin has gone for 37 runs in six overs.

The runs continue to flow as Jadeja goes for seven runs in his second over.

NZ are looking comfortable on 120 for two in 25 overs. Taylor is on 49 from 42 balls, while Williamson has made 39 from 47 balls with the duo having put on 79 from 76 balls so far.
08:07  NZ 101-2 (22 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Taylor, who hit a century in the previous match, is once again looking in ominous touch with the bat.

He goes after a short wide delivery but gets a thick outside edge for a boundary fine on the off-side. Two balls later, he gets it off the middle for another boundary over the point region.

The duo have also brought up the 50-run partnership for the third wicket from as many deliveries as they start to take control in the middle overs.

Ashwin is again struggling to make an impact with the ball. Four singles from the first five deliveries before Taylor cuts a short ball behind point for a boundary to take NZ past the 100-run mark, in the 22nd over.
07:59  NZ 83-2 (20 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Williamson continues to use his feet against Ashwin. He flicks the second ball through midwicket for a couple before lofting the fifth over mid-on for the same result. He chips down the track to the last ball and hits it for a boundary to get eight runs from the over.

A tidy over from Aaron as the two batsmen get a single each as they continue to build the innings.

Williamson comes down the track and chips Ashwin over the leg side for a couple to deep midwicket before he takes one from the next ball.

Ashwin continues to bowl on the pads from round the wicket as Taylor picks an easy on the leg side and Williamson does the same.

After 20 overs, NZ are 83 for two in 20 overs with Williamson on 24 from 31 balls and Taylor on 21 from 28 balls.
07:52  NZ 68-2 (17 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Williamson gives Ashwin the charge and chips him through midwicket for one and does the same two balls later but this time hits it to deep point for a single.

Five singles from the over as NZ reach 61 for two in 16 overs at the first drinks break.

Williamson steers Aaron past the slip region for one before Taylor gets another through the covers for a boundary. Two more singles as NZ reach 68 for two in 17 overs.
07:39   NZ 56-2 (15 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

India introduce spin as Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack, replacing Kumar after he bowled a good first spell of one for 25 in six overs.

Williamson nudges the first ball on the leg side for one before Taylor is beaten by the fifth ball as he tries to defend but it slants right across him. Taylor gets an edge off the last ball for a single on the off-side.

Ross Taylor hits Aaron through the covers for a boundary before punching the second ball down the ground for three runs. He smashes the last ball through the covers for the second four of the over, which costs 13 runs as NZ reach 56 for two in 15 overs.
07:29   NZ 41-2 (13 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Varun Aaron comes into the attack, replacing Shami, who bowled an excellent first spell of five overs for 11 runs including three maidens.

Williamson gets a couple from the fifth delivery to the fine leg region as Aaron makes a tidy start.

Guptill plays two dot balls before he lofts Bhuvneshwar back over his head for a boundary. He then takes a quick single on the leg side before Williamson ducks under a bouncer and it is called a wide for height.

Aaron strikes in his next over with the wicket of Guptill, who chips it to mid-on to be dismissed for 16 from 35 balls. A bit of late swing for Aaron as Guptill was caught in two minds and ended up chipping it straight to Shami.

Ross Taylor survives a close shout for LBW, he looked dead in front but was perhaps saved by the inside edge.
07:14  NZ 31-1 (10 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Guptill turns Shami on the leg side for a couple before taking one from the next ball. Kane Williamson gets off the mark with a single on the leg side before Guptill finds the gap through the covers for his first boundary of the innings.

DROPPED!!! Guptill (9) gets a lifeline as Varun Aaron puts down a straightforward catch at mid-on as the batsman mistimed the pull shot off Kumar.

New Zealand struggle to 31 for one in 10 overs with Guptill on nine from 29 balls and Williamson on two from five balls.
07:06   NZ 22-1 (8 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Guptill finally gets a run, after 11 deliveries, with a single on the off-side to take his score to two from 20 balls.

Ryder looks to break free as he slogs Bhuvneshwar over mid-on and it carries through for a boundary.

But the bowler gets revenge two balls later as Ryder gets a thick outside edge and Rahane pulls off a sharp catch at gully on the second go after fumbling initially. Once again, Ryder threw his bat at a wide delivery without any footwork but the late movement caused his downfall for 17 from 26 balls.
07:01  NZ 17-0 (7 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Ryder breaks the shackles as he lofts Bhuvneshwar over square leg for a six. He takes a single from the third ball before Guptill plays out the last three balls to be stuck on one, from 19 balls.

Shami continues his good start with the ball with another maiden over, this time to Ryder. His excellent figures now read 4-3-3-0.
06:53  NZ 10-0 (5 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Shami has found a nice rhythm right from the start as he comes up with another maiden, his second on the trot. Guptill initially looked to pull the third ball, short outside the off-stump but backed out at the last moment. He has started off cautiously to score just one from 15 balls.

Ryder breaks the shackles with a couple wide of mid-on and then punches the next delivery through the covers for another two runs. Ryder gets a leg bye from the fourth ball as five runs come from the over.

Shami to bowl to Ryder for the first time and he starts with a bouncer which goes down the leg side and is called a wide. The left-hander is beaten by the outswinger which moves away as he plays from the crease. Another wide from Shami before Ryder edges the last ball to thirdman for one.


06:39  NZ 2-0 (2 ovs) vs India | Scorecard

Mohammed Shami to bowl the opening over and facing him will be Kiwi opener Martin Guptill with Jesse Ryder at the other end.

He starts with a short delivery as Guptill lets it go, swaying out of the way, while he defends the next delivery. The right-hander plays out the rest of the over as Shami starts with a maiden over.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the second over. Ryder gets NZ off the mark with a single to fine leg region before Kumar beats Guptill with the outswinger which pitches on the stumps and moves away enough to beat the bat. The last ball also moves away but this time Guptill gets a thick outside edge for a single to the thirdman region.
06:30  Check out how the two teams line-up:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), S Dhawan, RG Sharma, V Kohli, A Rahane, A Rayudu, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, B Kumar, V Aaron, M Shami.

New Zealand: B McCullum (captain), M Guptill, J Ryder, K Williamson, R Taylor, L Ronchi, N McCullum, J Neesham, M Henry, K Mills, M McClenaghan.
06:29   India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and elected to bowl against New Zealand in the fifth and final One-Day International in Wellington, on Friday.

The visitors, who are trailing 0-3 in the series, made one change to their line-up. Opener Shikhar Dhawan was drafted back into the team, replacing all-rounder Stuart Binny.

New Zealand handed fast bowler Matt Henry his debut as he comes into the team in place of Hamish Bennett, while Mitchell McClenaghan comes in for Tim Southee.