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World Cup: New Zealand rout India in warm-up match

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May 25, 2019


21:14  New Zealand rout India in warm-up match:  


NZ 180-4 (35 ovs) vs India 179 | Scorecard

Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson hit half-centuries as New Zealand eased past India by six wickets, in the World Cup warm-up match, in London on Saturday.

Captain Williamson made 67 from 87 balls, while Taylor stroked 71 from 75 balls as New Zealand cruised to 179 for four in 37.1 overs, to register a comfortable victory with 77 balls to spare.

Earlier, Trent Boult grabbed four wickets with some incisive swing bowling as India were shot out for 179 inside 40 overs.

Boult grabbed four for 26 in 6.2 overs but Ravindra Jadeja's half-century ensured a 175-plus score for India after they were reduced to 115 for eight at one stage.

It was Boult's first spell where he removed openers Rohit Sharma (2) and Shikhar Dhawan along with No 4 KL Rahul (6) that proved to be decisive in overcast conditions.

Skipper Virat Kohli, who made 18, found his defence breached by Colin de Grandhomme's off-cutter trying to play across the line.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's painful stay at the crease of 17 from 42 balls was cut short by Tim Southee when he was caught at short midwicket trying to give the bowler charge.

Jadeja's 62-run ninth-wicket stand with Kuldeep Yadav (19) was the only saving grace for India in an otherwise disappointing batting performance.
21:03  New Zealand close in on victory:  


NZ 171-3 (35 ovs) vs India 179 | Scorecard

Taylor drives a full delivery from Jadeja down to long-on for one before Henry Nicholls nearly drags one back on to his stumps, but he manages to kick it away as just a single comes from the over.

Chahal bowls a wide half-volley as Taylor drives it through the covers for two runs. He then chips down the track looking to loft it over extra cover but gets a thick outside edge which flies over point for a four.

He steps out again as Chahal shortens his length but Taylor still manages to slash it through the covers for another boundary to bring the target under 20.

Taylor drives the fifth ball down to long-off for an easy single before Nicholls clips a full toss to long-on for one.

Nicholls tries a couple of sweep shots against Jadeja without success before Taylor has a word with him, possibly asking him not to try the risky shots and just spend some time out in the middle.

Following the chat, he watchfully defends the next two balls and takes a single off the last ball.

The struggling Kuldeeep is called back into the attack, with two close in catchers, at slip and leg slip.

The scoring rate has taken a dip with Nicholls struggling to get the spinners away, even for singles. Four more dot balls against Kuldeep before he takes one off the fifth to long-on.

Taylor survives a close shout for run out as he is slow to get his bat in the crease while completing the run before he defends the last ball.

In the next over, Jadeja drops short and Nicholls breaks the shackles as he pulls it comfortably through square leg for a four. He then goes back to his favoured sweep shot but can't beat the fielder at square leg.

He finally gets the sweep right, hitting it fine for a single to fine leg.
20:46  Williamson out for 67 but NZ in control:  


NZ 151-3 (30 ovs) vs India 179 | Scorecard

Williamson sweeps Kuldeep behind square for a four to raise the 100-run stand for the third wicket, from 107 balls, as New Zealand close in on victory.

The two batsmen have a big mix up but the throw is at the wrong end and also wayward, as Taylor is able to recover.

Eight runs from the over as Kuldeep struggles to make an impact, giving away 36 runs in his six overs.

Williamson looking to impose himself as he drives Jadeja through the covers for two runs. He then goes for the slog sweep but gets a big top edge which goes over the wicketkeeper for a four and then takes one.

Chahal comes back into the attack, replacing Kuldeep. He makes the breakthrough with the wicket of Williamson, who gets a leading edge trying to clip it on the leg side and is caught at point.

Williamson walks back after a good knock of 67 from 87 balls, as New Zealand lose their third wicket, but they look set for an easy victory.
20:35  Williamson, Taylor hit 50s; NZ in control:  


NZ 134-2 (27 ovs) vs India 179 | Scorecard

Williamson and Taylor pick a single each before the former is put down by wicketkeeper Karthik off Kuldeep's bowling.

Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack, replacing Chahal, who bowled four overs for 23 runs.

He makes a tidy start, giving away just two singles in his first over. In the next over, Taylor plays the reverse paddle against Kuldeep for a couple and then takes one to long-on.

Taylor cuts a short ball from Jadeja square on the off-side for a four before he comes down the track and drives a full delivery through the covers for another boundary to bring up his fifty in some style, from 54 balls.
20:24  Williamson hits fifty, NZ in control:  


NZ 117-2 (23 ovs) vs India 179 | Scorecard

Taylor gives Chahal the charge and drills a full delivery through the covers for a four and then slaps the next square past point for two runs.

In the next over, Williamson comes down the track and plays the inside out lofted shot against Kuldeep for a four to take New Zealand past the 100-run mark, in the 22nd over.

Two singles from the next two balls before Taylor takes a big stride forward and drives a half-volley through the covers for another boundary. He whips the last ball through midwicket where the fielder half stops it for a single, as 11 come from the over.

In the next over, Williamson slog sweeps Chahal over midwicket for a six and then takes a single down the ground to bring up his fifty, from 69 balls.

Taylor drives the fifth ball to sweeper cover for two runs as NZ reach 117 for two in 23 overs, needing 63 runs from 27 overs for victory.
20:15  Williamson, Taylor rally New Zealand:  


NZ 90-2 (20 ovs) vs India 179 | Scorecard

Taylor looks in good touch as he drives a full delivery straight down the ground for a four before he gets a single from the fourth ball and Williamson gets a leg bye off the last ball.

Spin introduced as Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack, to bowl the 17th over.

Williamson takes one from the first ball before Taylor is beaten two balls later, getting some turn to go past the edge. A single each to Taylor and Williamson as the leggie concedes three singles in his first over.

Spin from both ends as Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack. A single each from the first two balls before Williamson cuts a short ball past point for a four.

Another short ball as Williamson again plays the cut shot but can't beat Chahal at point, who puts in the dive to stop the boundary and concedes just a single followed by another run off the last ball.

Williamson and Taylor looking quite comfortable as the duo pick up four singles from Chahal's second over.

The experienced Kiwi duo showing great purpose, keeping the scoreboard ticking with regular ones and twos, and not letting the pressure build against the spinners.

Three runs from Kuldeep's second over as New Zealand reach 90 for two in 20 overs, needing another 90 runs from 30 overs for victory.

Williamson has blossomed after a slow start to score 32 from 60 balls, while Taylor has stroked his way to 31 from 29 balls.
19:51  Williamson, Taylor rally New Zealand:  


NZ 66-2 (15 ovs) vs India 179 | Scorecard

Pandya drops it halfway down as Taylor slashes it past point for a four followed by a single.

Williamson clips the fourth ball of his pads before Taylor pulls the next for two runs.

Pandya bowls another short wide delivery which Taylor cuts powerfully over point for another four to get 12 from the over.

Williamson has been slow to start off, managing just 18 from 40 balls, while Taylor has made the same amount of runs from just 13 balls.

Shami continues as Williamson and Taylor pick two singles each to get four runs from the over.

New Zealand have reached 66 for two in 15 overs, needing another 114 runs from 35 overs for victory at just over three runs per over.
19:43  Guptill out for 22; NZ 2 down:  


NZ 50-2 (13 ovs) vs India 179 | Scorecard

Williamson clips Shami off his pads through square leg for two runs followed by two singles. The Kiwi captain drives the last ball through the covers for another couple of runs to get six from the over.

Ross Taylor takes on the short ball from Pandya as he miscues it on the leg side. The ball goes high on the leg side as Yuzvendra Chahal runs back from square leg but is unable to get to the ball.

In the next over, Taylor hits Shami to point for one to bring up New Zealand's 50, in the 13th over.

Shami then beats Williamson two balls in a row as the right-hander pokes away from his body and is lucky not to have edged it both times.

Williamson then gets a lifeline off the next ball as he taps it point and sets off for a quick single but is sent back. Jadeja at point is quick to get to the ball and has a shy at the stumps but misses with Williamson (17) having given up.

India's bowlers have managed to build some pressure as NZ reach 50 for two in 13 overs.
19:28  Guptill out for 22; NZ 2 down:  


NZ 40-2 (10 ovs) vs India 179 | Scorecard

With just two runs coming from the last two overs, Guptill breaks the shackles as he lofts Bhuvneshwar over mid-on for a four. Two balls later, he swings the pacer over midwicket for another boundary before slashing a wide delivery over point for three runs.

But at the other end, there is no getting away against Bumrah. The fast bowler sends down his second successive maiden in a row as Guptill is content to defend.

Mohammed Shami comes into the attack in place of Bhuvneshwar, who bowled an expensive first spell of 27 runs in four overs.

The second ball is short as Williamson pulls it square for a four followed by three dot balls and he keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Hardik Pandya comes into the attack, replacing Bumrah, who bowled a splendid first spell of one for two runs in four overs, including two maidens.

Williamson clips the second ball behind square to pick up three runs before Pandya strikes with the wicket of Guptill.

The Kiwi opener tries to flick it over midwicket but fails to get the distance as the ball goes high and Rahul at mid-on sprints across to his right and completes a superb catch.

Guptill walks back for 22 as New Zealand lose their second wicket, to be reduced to 40 for two in 10 overs.
19:09  Bumrah strikes early; India 179 all out:  


NZ 18-1 (6 ovs) vs India 179 | Scorecard

Guptill crashes a short wide delivery from Bhuvneshwar through the off-side for a boundary. A few balls later, he times the cover drive off the backfoot quite well as it speeds past the fielder for three runs and Williamson takes a single off the last ball to get off the mark.

Williamson turns Bumrah on the leg side for one as the fielder fumbles before Guptill tries to clip it fine but misses out. He then fails to make most of a low full toss, tapping it on the leg side and the blocks the last ball watchfully.

Bhuvneshwar also getting into his stride. He bowls a tidy over to Williamson, with five dot balls in a row before the Kiwi skipper gets off the mark with a single from the last ball.

Bumrah also builds the pressure by keeping things tight from his end. He bowls a maiden to Williamson as NZ struggle to 18 for one in six overs.

Bumrah, who took the early wicket, has given away just two runs in his first three overs.
18:51  Bumrah strikes early after India fold for 179:  


NZ 8-1 (2 ovs) vs India 179 | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the bowling for India, who will be eyeing a few early wickets with the new ball.

Interestingly, Dinesh Karthik is the wicketkeeper for India as Dhoni is given some rest.

Martin Guptill clips the second ball behind square leg for two runs to get off the mark and then steers the fifth ball to thirdman for one.

Colin Munro wastes no time as he comes down the track to the first ball he faces, and clubs the length ball from Bhuvneshwar straight down the ground for a four.

Jasprit Bumrah will bowl from the other end. Guptill takes a single from the second ball before Bumrah strikes in his first over with the wicket of Munro.

Bumrah accounts for Munro with an unplayable yorker bowled at full tilt as the left-hander is late to get his bat down and is hit on the toes, plumb in front.

Munro walks back for four as New Zealand lose an early wicket.

Kane Williamson gets a good delivery first up, coming in sharply to hit him high on the legs before he offers no shot to the next ball.
18:15  Boult takes 4 as India crash for 179:  


India 179-all out (39.2 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

New Zealand pacer Trent Boult took four wickets to send India crashing for a lowly 179 in the World Cup warm-up match at the Oval in London on Saturday.

Ravindra Jadeja, batting at No  8, ended some respectability to India's total as he stroked a quickfire 54 from 50 balls, while Hardik Pandya made 30.

Boult rocked India early as he picked up the wickets of the two openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who made two each, to make most of some helpful conditions early on. He also dismissed No 4 batsman KL Rahul, who was bowled off an inside edge for six.

Virat Kohli made 18 before he was bowled by Colin de Grandhomme, before Jimmy Neesham (3/26) ran through the lower middle order.

Jadeja played some strokes at the end, putting on 62 runs for the ninth wicket with Kuldeep Yadav (19).

Earlier, India had won the toss and elected to bat in the practice match, in which both teams will be using as many as 13 players.
18:11  Boult takes 4 as India crash for 179:  


India 179-all out (39.2 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

Ferguson makes the breakthrough with the wicket of Jadeja, who is brilliantly caught at point by Guptill. The left-hander walks back after a good innings of 54 from 50 balls to help India post a respectable total after their top and middle failed with the bat.

Jadeja had slashed at a short wide delivery but Guptill came up with a brilliant catch, diving to his left and taking it low, inches from the ground.

Mohammed Shami gets off the mark with a single to fine leg before Kuldeep has a mighty swing but is beaten.

Boult ends the Indian innings in the next over. Kuldeep looks to loft it down the ground but miscues it and the bowler takes an easy catch on his follow through.

India are bowled out for a disappointing 179 in 39.2 overs.
18:04  Jadeja hits fifty to keep India afloat:  


India 177-8 (38 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

Sodhi continues as Kuldeep and Jadeja take a single each off the first two balls before the former plays out the last four balls.

In the next over, Jadeja taps the first ball from Ferguson on the off-side for one before Kuldeep guides the third ball to thirdman for a single.

Jadeja then throws his bat at a wide delivery and is beaten on the outside edge. He gets a thick inside edge on the next ball as Ferguson gets it to come in sharply.

Kuldeep growing in confidence as he sweeps Sodhi fine on the leg side for two runs and then slog sweeps the next ball for another couple of runs.

Ferguson hits Kuldeep on the arm with a quick short ball as the physio comes out to attend. He then tries to swing the fifth ball through the leg side but gets a thick outside edge which flies over the slips for a four.

Boult is back into the attack. Jadeja pulls the fourth ball towards fine leg for two runs to bring up his fifty, from from 47 balls.

He again pulls the next ball for another couple of runs before the pacer bowls a short ball which goes high over the wicketkeeper for five wides and he keeps strike with one from the last ball.
17:43  Neesham strikes again; India 8 down:  


India 152-8 (33 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

Jadeja decides to cut loose and score some quick runs. He goes after spinner Santner, hitting two successive fours and a six off the first three balls.

He gets an edge off the first ball for a four before hitting the next through midwicket for successive fours.

Jadeja then slogs the third ball high over midwicket for a six before taking a single off the fifth ball to race to 31 from as many balls.

India have struggled with the bat, as they are reduced to 130 for eight in 30 overs.

Jadeja not holding back as he crashes Neesham through the covers for a four and then takes a single to thirdman.

A single to Kuldeep Yadav off a misfield on the off-side as he gets off the mark before Jadeja takes one.

Kuldeep then is caught in surprise by a quick short ball from Neesham and he does well to fend it away.

Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi comes into the attack, the seventh bowler of the game for the Kiwis.

A single to Jadeja off the first ball as the bowlers misfields one hit back straight back at him before Kuldeep sweeps the fourth ball for a four.

Jadeja then lofts the last ball straight down the ground, clearing the long-off fence for a six.

Pacer Ferguson is back into the attack. Kuldeep picks a single off the second ball to bring up India's 150, in the 33rd over.
17:26  Neesham strikes again; India 8 down:  


India 115-8 (29 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

Jadeja turns the first ball from Santner through square leg for one before the spinners bowls a leg side wide to Bhuvi.

Bhuvneshwar is content to defend as he plays out the last five balls.

In the next over, Jadeja steers a wide delivery from Neesham past point for a four. The next ball is short and Jadeja pulls it to deep square leg for just a single.

Neesham then strikes with the wicket of Bhuvneshwar (1), who gets the edge and Ross Taylor takes a superb catch in the slips. He was looking to run the ball down to thirdman but failed to get on top of it as India are reduced to 115 for eight, in 29 overs.
17:14  Dhoni out for 17; India continue to slip:  


India 108-7 (27 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

Jadeja hammers a wide delivery from Neesham through the covers for a four to bring up India's 100, in the 24th over, and then keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Jadeja looks to take on the short ball from Southee but fails to make proper connection before he gets the shot right two balls later for a four through square leg.

Spin introduced as Mitchell Santner comes into the attack. Bhuvneshwar defends the first two balls before he takes a single to long-off and Jadeja takes one off the last ball.

Medium pacer Neesham is back into the attack. Jadeja goes for the flick but misses as the ball hits the pads and goes on the leg side for a single leg bye. A watchful Bhuvneshwar defends the last four balls as Neesham bowls a maiden.
16:55  Dhoni out for 17; India 7 down:  


India 96-7 (23 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

De Grandhomme strays down the leg side as Dhoni misses the glance but the ball hits the pads and goes fine for four leg byes.

The pacer gets his line right for the next few balls, with four dot balls in a row to Dhoni, who keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Neesham also bowls his first ball down the leg side to Dhoni, who this time gets some bat on it, to glance it fine for a four. Another ball on the pads as Dhoni taps it on the leg side for one.

Ravindra Jadeja watchfully defends the rest of the over as India look to build some sort of partnership.

Southee is back into the attack.The first ball comes in sharply as Dhoni is hit on the pads but he seems to have got an inside edge which saves him.

Two balls later, Dhoni perishes as he comes down the track and looks to lift it over the leg side but fails to get enough elevation and is caught by the fielder at midwicket.

Dhoni walks back after a disappointing innings of 17 from 42 balls as India slip to 91 for seven, in the 23rd over.

Southee then slips one down the leg side to Bhuvneshwar Kumar as it keeps going away to beat the wicketkepeer for five wides.
16:41  India lose 6th wicket; NZ on top:  


India 81-6 (20 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

Dhoni taking his time as he plays another couple of dot balls before he pulls Ferguson to deep midwicket for one. He has scored just eight from 27 balls, for a strike rate of just 29.

Pandya then gets a thick outside edge which goes in the gap between the wicketkeeper and the wide slip fielder for a four.

The next ball is clipped through square leg for another boundary and then lofts the last ball over the covers to make it three fours in a row and bring some cheer back to the Indian dressing room.

In the next over, de Grandhoome gets one to bounce off length as Pandya fends it on the off-side as it goes away from the slip fielder for a single and Dhoni clips the last ball behind square for two runs.

James Neesham comes into the attack and strikes first ball with the wicket of Pandya, who is beaten by a beauty. Pandya gets the edge and is caught behind after a good innings of 30 from 37 balls.

Dinesh Karthik walks in at No 7 and he flicks the first ball he faces through square leg for a four to get off the mark. But he perishes two balls later, as he clips it uppishly but straight into the hands of the fielder at deep square leg to fall for four.

India in a complete mess on 81 for six in 20 overs, with Dhoni on 11 from 31 balls.
16:25  Pandya, Dhoni steady India:  


India 60-4 (17 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

With Dhoni using his feet against the pacers, New Zealand wicketkeeper Tom Blundell comes up to the stumps against de Grandhomme.

Dhoni watchfully plays out the last five balls after Pandya had taken a single off the first ball.

At the drinks break, India are struggling on 53 for four in 15 overs.

Ferguson continues as Pandya steers the third ball to thirdman for one before Dhoni goes for the pull shot but is beaten and it goes over the wicketkeeper for four byes.

Dhoni then nudges the last ball square on the leg side for a single to retain strike.

Another good over from de Grandhomme as Dhoni takes a single off the fourth ball before Pandya is beaten trying to hit it across the line through the leg side.

India reach 60 for four in 17 overs, with Pandya on 17 and Dhoni on seven.
16:10  Kohli out for 18; India 4 down:  


India 52-4 (14 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

More pacers from New Zealand as Lockie Ferguson comes into the attack. The first ball is a wide half volley as Pandya strokes it through the covers for a four and then defends the next few balls.

He then tries the pull shot but misses and is hit on the pads for a leg bye and Dhoni keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Kiwi pacers testing Pandya with the short balls as the right-hander miscues the pull shot against de Grandhomme for two runs to bring up India's 50, in the 13th over.

New Zealand's bowlers building up the pressure with some tight overs in the middle.

Ferugson bowls another tidy over, giving away just two singles, as India reach 52 for four in 14 overs, with Pandya on 15 and Dhoni on five.
15:57  Kohli out for 18; India 4 down:  


India 41-4 (11 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack. He strikes with the key wicket of India captain Kohli in his first over.

The medium pacer gets the ball to come in sharply as Kohli is bowled for 18. He looks to turn the ball away on the leg side but misses the incoming delivery completely to be bowled as India slip to 39 for four, in the 11th over.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni comes in at No 6 and he comes down the track a long way to the first ball he faces. He again takes a couple of steps down the track and turns it through square leg for two runs to get off the mark.
15:53  India struggle after early wickets:  


India 39-3 (10 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

Southee continues as Kohli turns the second ball on the leg side before Pandya sees out the rest of the over. He plays a forceful drive off the last ball but can't beat the man in the covers.

Kohli is looking in control as he plays another good drive through the covers, getting it in the gap perfectly as Boult drifts wide for a four.

Boult bowls a wide down the leg side before Kohli plays out the rest of the over.

Southee continues as Pandya slaps a short wide delivery through the covers for his second four. Southee tests him with a short ball as Pandya goes for the pull shot but is beaten.

Boult continues as Kohli clips a short ball off his hips on the leg side and calls for a quick single. Pandya is lucky that the fielder at square leg misses the direct hit with him struggling to make the crease.

Pandya then throws his bat a wide full delivery but fails to make contact before he defends the last two balls.

India struggling on 39 for three in 10 overs, with Kohli on 18 and Pandya on eight.
15:39  Rahul out for 6; India in trouble:  


India 28-3 (6 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

Southee continues as Rahul leaves the first ball before defending the next. Southee then beats Rahul with a sharp incoming delivery as the right-hander plays down the wrong line and is hit on the pads.

The LBW appeal is turned down before NZ take the review, but the ball is going down the leg side and missing the stumps as Rahul survives.

Rahul again runs down the ball down to thirdman for one before Kohli clips the last ball behind square for a couple.

In the next over, Rahul crashes a wide delivery from Boult through the covers for a four.

But Boult gets his man two balls later, as Rahul looks to defend a short ball but ends up playing it back on to his stumps to be bowled for six.

A good change up from Boult as he shortened his length and Rahul, who was looking to come forward, was caught by surprise and only ended up deflecting it back on to his stumps.

Hardik Pandya comes in at No 5 ahead of Dinesh Karthik and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He defends the first ball he faces, from Boult, before pulling the last ball confidently over midwicket for a four to get off the mark in confident fashion.

A wonderful start with the ball for Boult, who has taken three for 14 in three overs, to leave India reeling on 28 for three in six overs.
15:24  

We have some update from BCCI on Vijay Shankar's injury:

Vijay Shankar was hit on his right forearm during practice on Friday. He underwent scans and no fracture has been detected. BCCI Medical Team is aiding him in his recovery
15:23  Rohit and Dhawan perish; India in trouble:  


India 17-2 (4 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

Kohli gets going as he drives a full wide delivery Southee through the covers for a wonderful boundary.

He then takes a single before Dhawan plays a cracking cover drive but the fielder does well to save some runs with a diving stop.

In the next over, Boult cuts Dhawan in half with another splendid delivery which comes in sharply and goes in the gap between bat and pads. The Kiwis all go up in appeal for caught behind but the umpire is not interested before they take the DRS.

The UltraEdge shows some spike as the ball passes the bat and Dhawan is ruled out caught behind for two.

Both the openers have perished cheaply as India find themselves in early trouble on 10 for two, in the fourth over.

Interestingly, KL Rahul walks in at No 4. With Vijay Shankar out with injury, this is an ideal opportunity for Rahul to strengthen his case to be included in the starting XI.

Rahul picks a leg bye as Boult drifts on the pads before Kohli picks one as the fielder at square leg misfields.

Rahul then steers a wide delivery to thirdman to get off the mark with a single.

Kohli then gets a big stride forward and drills a wide half volley through the covers for a boundary, he is looking in good touch.
15:14  Rohit out for 2; India lose early wicket:  


India 4-1 (2 ovs) vs NZ | Scorecard

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to open the batting for New Zealand, while Tim Southee will bowl the first over.

The sun is out now as Southee starts off with a leg side delivery which Rohit clips to fine leg for one to get India off the mark.

The next ball is again on the pads, this time to Dhawan, who taps it to square leg for a single.

Southee then gets his line right, bowling it outside the line of off-stump and Rohit is happy to leave before he takes a single.

Dhawan then plays a loose shot, going after a wide delivery but is beaten.

Left-arm pacer Trent Boult from the other end. The first ball is a cracker, virtually unplayable, making Rohit play and moves away enough to past the edge.

The next ball is again full and comes in as Rohit plays from the crease but is beaten and is trapped leg before wicket. He consults his partner Dhawan and decides to take the DRS, but it stays with the umpire's decision as the ball is clipping the top of the stumps.

Rohit walks back for 2 as India lose an early wicket.

Captain Virat Kohli comes in at No 3 and he picks a leg bye before Dhawan is cautious against Bolt, who is getting a lot of movement away from the left-hander.
14:50  India win toss, elect to bat vs NZ:  

Check out the 13-member playing squads of the two teams:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (w/k), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal.

New Zealand:
Kane Williamson (captain), Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Tom Blundell (w/k), Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Henry Nicholls, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi.
14:41  World Cup warm-up: India win toss, elect to bat vs NZ:  


Welcome to the coverage of the World Cup warm-up match between India and New Zealand in London on Saturday.

India captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bat in overcast conditions at the Kennington Oval.

They will be using 13 players in this practice match, with Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar missing out because of injuries.

The conditions are overcast and pitch looks visibly green and no doubt commentator Shaun Pollock describes it as 'bowler friendly conditions'.

New Zealand are also trying out 13 of their 15-player squad in this warm-up match.

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