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India vs New Zealand (T20)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai,, Date - 11/09/2012, Toss won by - India
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Commentary (India innings)

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Brendon McCullum has been named the Man of the Match for his swashbuckling knock of 91 off 55 deliveries. With just a single match possible in the two-match series, he is also named the Man of the Series.

A brilliant game and New Zealand did well to hold on to their nerves and win a thriller. They win the series 1-0! They got off to a bad start but a scintillating innings from McCullum brought them back into the match as they posted a competitive total. They took the early wicket of Gambhir but were pegged back by Virat Kohli who played a magnificent innings of 70 off 41 balls. But after his departure, things slowed down and the Kiwis capitalized on the situation and bowled exceptionally well to deny India a win from a position where the hosts needed 39 needed off 30 balls with 7 wickets in hand. Franklin held his nerve in the last over and defended 13 runs to help the Kiwis outclass India by 1 run.

19.6 J Franklin to R Sharma, Sharma can manage just a couple and New Zealand have won by 1 run! Franklin delivers it a tad short and very slow just outside off, Sharma rocks back and pulls it to long on, doesn't connect it off the middle. It goes on one bounce to Guptill who calmly picks it up and throws it back to the keeper. The batsmen can just complete a couple. A brilliant over from Franklin and Taylor runs towards Franklin and lifts him up in the air with jubilation! 166/4

19.5 J Franklin to R Sharma, Fullish outside off, Sharma swipes it aerially wide of long on and they scamper through for a quick couple. 4 runs needed off the last delivery now! 164/4

Rohit Sharma is the new batsman. 6 needed off 2! Can he be the hero?

19.4 J Franklin to Y Singh, OUT! Castled! What a delivery from Franklin! Slower delivery on off, it nips back in after landing. Yuvraj rocks back for a pull but the length is not short enough. Yuvraj misses it and the ball sneaks through to rattle the timber. 6 needed off 2 now! 162/4

19.3 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Slower delivery on middle, drilled to long on for just a single. 6 needed off 3 now. 162/3

19.3 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, WIDE! The pressure gets to Franklin now! He delivers a fullish delivery very wide outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone. 7 needed off 4 now! 161/3

19.2 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Bang! Dhoni at his best! A tad short outside off, Dhoni rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a thumping boundary. 8 needed off 4 now! 160/3

19.1 J Franklin to Y Singh, Good delivery! Yuvraj gives himself room as he walks down the track, Franklin darts it full on the pads, Yuvraj misses his swipe and gets hit on the pads. They run through for a leg bye. 156/3

18.6 J Oram to Y Singh, Gives himself room, Oram follows him and delivers a length delivery on the pads, Yuvraj misses his heave and they run through for a leg bye. 13 needed off the last over! 155/3

18.5 J Oram to Y Singh, SIX! A much needed one for India! Slower delivery on middle, Yuvraj stays in his crease and heaves it muscularly over deep square leg for a maximum. 154/3

18.4 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Dhoni rocks back for a pull, too early into the shot and misses. The ball brushes his pads and they run through for a leg bye. 148/3

18.3 J Oram to Y Singh, Fullish outside off, Yuvraj goes for a big heave but gets an inside edge to short fine leg for just a single. 147/3

18.2 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and pulls a back of a length delivery on off to long on for just a single. 146/3

18.1 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Back of a length delivery outside off, Dhoni pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a quick couple. 145/3

17.6 J Franklin to Y Singh, Gives himself room and punches it back. Franklin gets a hand to it and it ricochets onto the stumps at the non-striker's end. Dhoni does well to get back in time. Good over from Franklin, just 7 runs off it! 25 needed off 12 balls now! 143/3

17.5 J Franklin to Y Singh, Back of a length delivery on off, Yuvraj pulls it to deep mid-wicket for couple. 143/3

17.4 J Franklin to Y Singh, Play and a miss! Slower delivery on a fullish area outside off, Yuvraj goes for a heave but misses. 141/3

17.3 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Heaves it away to deep square leg, doesn't connect it well and they run through for a single. 141/3

17.2 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Smacked! Fullish on middle, Dhoni stays in his crease and rams it wide of the long on fielder for a much needed boundary. 140/3

17.1 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Slower delivery outside off, Dhoni looks to punch it away to the off side but gets a inside edge which falls short of the keeper. 136/3

16.6 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Clips it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single. 32 needed off 18 balls now! 136/3

16.5 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Comes forward and helps it back to Oram. 135/3

16.4 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Appeal for a caught behind! Not out! Length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Dhoni goes back and looks to turns it to the leg side but misses and the ball brushes the back pad on its way to the keeper. Both the keeper and Oram appeal for a caught behind but the umpire remains unmoved. 135/3

16.3 J Oram to Y Singh, Dances down the track, Oram delivers a back of a length delivery outside off, Yuvraj pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 135/3

16.2 J Oram to Y Singh, Length delivery on the pads, Yuvraj goes for a flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 134/3

16.1 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni comes forward and punches it to point. 134/3

Jacob Oram into the attack now.

15.6 J Franklin to Y Singh, Yorker outside off, Yuvraj slices it to point. 133/3

15.5 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, On middle, Dhoni works it down the leg side for one. 133/3

15.4 J Franklin to Y Singh, Shortish on middle, Yuvraj pulls it away towards mid-wicket for a single. 132/3

15.3 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, On middle and leg, Dhoni flicks it to the leg side for a single. 131/3

15.2 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Slower one on middle, Dhoni flicks it to mid-wicket. 130/3

15.1 J Franklin to Y Singh, Length delivery outside off, Yuvraj dabs it past point for a single. 130/3

14.6 D Vettori to Y Singh, On middle, Yuvraj plays it to mid-wicket and takes one. 129/3

14.5 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Outside off, Dhoni rocks back and punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 128/3

14.4 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 127/3

14.3 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Drives it back to the bowler. 127/3

14.3 D Vettori to Y Singh, Two wide! Bowls down the leg side, Yuvraj tries to pull but misses. The keeper fails to collect as well. Single taken. 127/3

14.2 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Turns it away for a single. 125/3

14.1 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Dhoni gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. 124/3

13.6 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Stays back and pats it to deep cover for a single. 124/3

13.5 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, Dhoni flicks it past mid-wicket for a couple. 123/3

13.4 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Looks to flick it but ends up helping it straight back to Franklin. 121/3

13.3 J Franklin to Y Singh, Clips it to short fine leg and takes a single. 121/3

MS Dhoni is the new batsman.

13.2 J Franklin to V Kohli, OUT! Good catch from Southee(sub)! Fullish outside off, Kohli again looks to go inside out and lofts it to long off, doesn't connect it well and Southee runs in from long off and pouches it inches above the ground sliding forward. Big wicket for the Kiwis! A good innings from Kohli comes to an end! 120/3

13.1 J Franklin to Y Singh, Clips it to deep mid-wicket for as single. 120/2

James Franklin into the attack now.

12.6 D Vettori to Y Singh, Full toss on middle, drilled down to long on for a single. 119/2

12.5 D Vettori to V Kohli, Drives it to long off for a single. 118/2

12.4 D Vettori to V Kohli, SIX! It's Kohli's turn now! Fullish outside off, Kohli dances down the track and lofts it over extra cover for a crisp maximum. Kohli surpassed his highest T20Iscore! 117/2

12.3 D Vettori to Y Singh, Works it behind square leg for a single. 111/2

12.2 D Vettori to Y Singh, SIX! Yuvraj is back at what he is best at doing! Fullish on off, Yuvraj strides forward and flicks it nonchalantly over mid-wicket for an effortless maximum. 110/2

12.1 D Vettori to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 104/2

Vettori back on.

The physio is out in the middle and both the players seem to have been seriously hurt! Mills is carried off the field, while McCullum has just recovered.

11.6 A Milne to Y Singh, In the air but Yuvraj survives! But horrific scenes out there as Mills and McCullum have had a nasty collision. Back of a length delivery outside off, Yuvraj rocks back for a pull but gets a top edge high up in the air towards fine leg. McCullum runs backwards for the catch, while Mills runs in from fine leg, McCullum, who doesn't know that Mills too is barging in, dives full length backward but spills it and bangs straight into Mills. Both the players stay down injured and the batsmen run through for a couple. 103/2

11.5 A Milne to Y Singh, Rocks back and punches it past extra cover for a couple. 100 up for India! 101/2

11.4 A Milne to Y Singh, FOUR! Edged but safe! Comes from round the wicket and delivers a length delivery outside off, it nips away after landing. Yuvraj again stays back and looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon to third man for a boundary. 99/2

11.3 A Milne to Y Singh, Low full toss outside off, Yuvraj reaches out for it and guides it past point for a couple. 95/2

11.2 A Milne to V Kohli, Stays back and guides it to third man for a single. Intelligent cricket from Kohli. 93/2

11.1 A Milne to V Kohli, FOUR! Brilliant placement! Fullish outside off, Kohli converts it into a half volley and drives it powerfully wide of mid off for a well timed boundary. 92/2

Milne back on.

10.6 K Mills to Y Singh, Good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj rocks back and squirts it into the ground. 88/2

10.5 K Mills to V Kohli, Opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man for a single. 88/2

10.4 K Mills to Y Singh, Gets off the mark! Length delivery on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 87/2

10.3 K Mills to Y Singh, Stands tall and pats it to point, wants a run but is sent back. 86/2

Yuvraj Singh strides to the crease amidst huge cheers!

10.2 K Mills to S Raina, OUT! Helps it straight into the fielder's hands! Fullish outside off, Raina stays back and looks to cart it over extra cover, doesn't get the elevation and helps it straight into the hands of Taylor at extra cover. Finally the partnership is broken and it is a much needed breakthrough for the Kiwis! 86/2

10.1 K Mills to S Raina, Length delivery very wide outside off, Raina leaves it alone thinking it as a wide but the umpire is unmoved. 86/1

Mills back on.

9.6 R Hira to S Raina, Comes forward and drives it to long off for a single. 86/1

9.5 R Hira to S Raina, SIX! Hammered! Fullish on off, Raina skips down the track and rams it over long on for a powerful flat maximum. 85/1

9.4 R Hira to V Kohli, Chips down the track again for a swipe but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 79/1

9.3 R Hira to S Raina, Quicker and flatter outside off, driven to long off for one. 78/1

9.2 R Hira to V Kohli, Comes down the track and bunts it to long on for a single. 77/1

50 stand up between Kohli and Raina.

9.1 R Hira to V Kohli, Chips down the track for a swipe but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a couple. 76/1

8.6 D Vettori to V Kohli, Punches it to long off and takes a single. 74/1

2nd T20I fifty for Kohli!

8.5 D Vettori to V Kohli, FOUR! Just short! Length delivery outside off, Kohli chips down the track and goes for a loft, doesn't connect well. Williamson at deep cover dives forward but the ball falls just short of him and runs away for a boundary. 73/1

8.4 D Vettori to S Raina, Fullish on middle, driven to long on for a single. 69/1

8.3 D Vettori to V Kohli, Full toss outside off, Kohli drives it to long off and takes a single. 68/1

8.2 D Vettori to S Raina, Pats it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 67/1

8.1 D Vettori to V Kohli, A tad short outside off, Kohli rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 66/1

Vettori back on!

7.6 R Hira to S Raina, Rocks back and cuts it pats point for a couple to end the over. 65/1

7.5 R Hira to V Kohli, Chips down the track and pushes it to long off for a single. 63/1

7.4 R Hira to S Raina, Helps it to short third man and takes a single. 62/1

7.3 R Hira to S Raina, Fullish outside off, Raina dances down the track and drives it sweetly past extra cover. The fielder in the deep does well to dive to his right and flick it back in. Saves two runs. 61/1

7.2 R Hira to V Kohli, Drives a full length delivery to long off for a single. 59/1

7.1 R Hira to S Raina, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 58/1

Ronnie Hira into the attack now!

6.6 A Milne to S Raina, Stays in his crease and guides it to third man for a single. 57/1

6.5 A Milne to V Kohli, Chips down the track and mistimes his drive to mid off for a quick single. 56/1

6.4 A Milne to V Kohli, Stays back and punches it to extra cover. 55/1

6.3 A Milne to V Kohli, FOUR! Edgy! Short of a length delivery on off, Kohli rocks back for a pull, is late onto the shot and gets a top edge which flies just over the keeper for a lucky boundary. 55/1

6.2 A Milne to V Kohli, Length delivery on middle, Kohli comes forward and turns it to mid-wicket. 51/1

6.1 A Milne to V Kohli, FOUR! Great timing! Short and wide outside off, Kohli rocks back and cuts it past point for a crunching boundary. 51/1

Milne into the attack.

5.6 J Oram to S Raina, Dropped! But what an effort from Milne! Fullish outside off, Raina dances down the track and rams it uppishly to mid off, Milne dives full length to his left gets both hands to it, he seems to have pouched it but he hits the ground and the ball pops out of his hand. Really unlucky. 47/1

5.5 J Oram to S Raina, FOUR! This time he gets it absolutely right! Good length delivery outside off, Raina gives himself room and cuts it past backward point for a cracking boundary. 47/1

5.4 J Oram to S Raina, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Raina makes room for a slap but misses. 43/1

5.3 J Oram to S Raina, Good length delivery on of, Raina again steers it to point off the back foot. 43/1

5.2 J Oram to S Raina, Length delivery on middle, Raina comes forward and prods it into the ground. 43/1

5.1 J Oram to S Raina, Stays in his crease and guides it straight to point. 43/1

4.6 D Vettori to V Kohli, Leans forward and punches it to mid off. 43/1

4.5 D Vettori to V Kohli, Comes forward and flicks it straight to short fine leg. 43/1

4.4 D Vettori to V Kohli, Rocks back and cuts it past point. Oram gives it a chase and flicks it back in with a forward slide. Two runs added to the total. 43/1

4.3 D Vettori to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, Kohli prods it into the ground. 41/1

4.2 D Vettori to V Kohli, FOUR! Brilliant placement! A tad short outside off, Kohli rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 41/1

4.1 D Vettori to S Raina, Run out missed! Length delivery on middle, spinning in. Raina looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls over to the leg side and they set off for a single. McCullum rushes to the ball, picks up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Had that hit, Raina was a goner! 37/1

Daniel Vettori into the attack now.

3.6 J Oram to V Kohli, FOUR! Sublime! Fullish outside off, Kohli dances down the track and drives it sweetly wide of mid off for a crunching boundary. 10 runs off the over, a good one for India! 36/1

3.5 J Oram to S Raina, Rocks back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 32/1

3.4 J Oram to S Raina, Short and wide outside off, Raina rocks back and cuts it fiercely to point where Hira dives over the ball, makes a mess of it and the ball runs away for a boundary. 31/1

3.3 J Oram to S Raina, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to point where the fielder dives to his right and makes a good stop. 27/1

3.2 J Oram to V Kohli, Clips it to short fine leg and takes a single. 27/1

3.1 J Oram to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, Kohli looks to turn it to the leg side but gets a slight leading edge towards the off side. 26/1

Suresh Raina is the new batsman.

2.6 K Mills to G Gambhir, OUT! Good catch on his follow through from Mills! Good length delivery on the pads, the ball stops on Gambhir, he looks to flick it but gets a leading edge uppishly straight back. Mills dives forward and pouches it inches above the ground. 26/1

2.5 K Mills to V Kohli, Clips it to mid-wicket for a single. Clever cricket from Kohli. 26/0

2.4 K Mills to V Kohli, FOUR! Hammered! He looks in form of his life! Length delivery on off, Kohli dances down the track and hammers it over mid off for a boundary. 25/0

2.3 K Mills to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and slashes it uppishly to third man for a single. 21/0

2.2 K Mills to G Gambhir, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing on middle, Gambhir goes for a poke but misses. This shot has brought about his downfall numerous times! 20/0

2.1 K Mills to V Kohli, Kohli chips down the track, Mills follows him and delivers a length delivery on the pads, Kohli flicks it away to deep square leg for a single. 20/0

1.6 A Milne to V Kohli, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 19/0

1.5 A Milne to V Kohli, FOUR! Not well timed but still effective! Fullish on off, Kohli stays back and drives it straight back past Milne, doesn't get it right out of the meat of the bat but still it races away to the fence. 18/0

1.4 A Milne to G Gambhir, A tad short outside off, Gambhir chops it past point to third man for a single. 14/0

1.3 A Milne to G Gambhir, Length delivery on the pads, Kohli clips it straight to short fine leg. 13/0

1.2 A Milne to V Kohli, Goes back and clips it to deep square leg for a single. Wants a second but is sent back. 13/0

1.1 A Milne to V Kohli, FOUR! Thumped! Short and wide outside off, Kohli rocks back and punches it muscularly past covers for a thumping boundary. 12/0

Adam Milne to bowl from the other end.

0.6 K Mills to V Kohli, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 8 runs off the over, good start for India! 8/0

0.5 K Mills to V Kohli, Comes forward and pushes it to covers defensively. 7/0

0.4 K Mills to V Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli cuts it very close to his body past point for a couple. 7/0

0.3 K Mills to V Kohli, FOUR! Crashed! Good length delivery outside off, Kohli stays back and crashed it past point for a boundary. 5/0

0.2 K Mills to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli stands tall and defends. 1/0

0.1 K Mills to G Gambhir, Length delivery on middle, tailing in, Gambhir gets an inside edge on his pads as he tries to flick. The ball rolls over to the leg side and they scamper through for a quick single. 1/0

Commentary (New Zealand innings)

That's it from all of us here. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Good bye and take care.

Brendon McCullum has been named the Man of the Match for his swashbuckling knock of 91 off 55 deliveries. With just a single match possible in the two-match series, he is also named the Man of the Series.

A brilliant game and New Zealand did well to hold on to their nerves and win a thriller. They win the series 1-0! They got off to a bad start but a scintillating innings from McCullum brought them back into the match as they posted a competitive total. They took the early wicket of Gambhir but were pegged back by Virat Kohli who played a magnificent innings of 70 off 41 balls. But after his departure, things slowed down and the Kiwis capitalized on the situation and bowled exceptionally well to deny India a win from a position where the hosts needed 39 needed off 30 balls with 7 wickets in hand. Franklin held his nerve in the last over and defended 13 runs to help the Kiwis outclass India by 1 run.

19.6 J Franklin to R Sharma, Sharma can manage just a couple and New Zealand have won by 1 run! Franklin delivers it a tad short and very slow just outside off, Sharma rocks back and pulls it to long on, doesn't connect it off the middle. It goes on one bounce to Guptill who calmly picks it up and throws it back to the keeper. The batsmen can just complete a couple. A brilliant over from Franklin and Taylor runs towards Franklin and lifts him up in the air with jubilation! 166/4

19.5 J Franklin to R Sharma, Fullish outside off, Sharma swipes it aerially wide of long on and they scamper through for a quick couple. 4 runs needed off the last delivery now! 164/4

Rohit Sharma is the new batsman. 6 needed off 2! Can he be the hero?

19.4 J Franklin to Y Singh, OUT! Castled! What a delivery from Franklin! Slower delivery on off, it nips back in after landing. Yuvraj rocks back for a pull but the length is not short enough. Yuvraj misses it and the ball sneaks through to rattle the timber. 6 needed off 2 now! 162/4

19.3 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Slower delivery on middle, drilled to long on for just a single. 6 needed off 3 now. 162/3

19.3 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, WIDE! The pressure gets to Franklin now! He delivers a fullish delivery very wide outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone. 7 needed off 4 now! 161/3

19.2 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Bang! Dhoni at his best! A tad short outside off, Dhoni rocks back and pulls it muscularly over mid-wicket for a thumping boundary. 8 needed off 4 now! 160/3

19.1 J Franklin to Y Singh, Good delivery! Yuvraj gives himself room as he walks down the track, Franklin darts it full on the pads, Yuvraj misses his swipe and gets hit on the pads. They run through for a leg bye. 156/3

Good comeback from New Zealand to post a competitive total of 167 on the board! They lost their openers inside the first two overs and were starring down the barrel. But McCullum revived their hopes with a swashbuckling innings of 91. He added 90 runs for the 3rd wicket with Williamson to get the Kiwis back on track. Taylor and Oram played good cameos in the end to help the visitors to a competitive total. It's going to be a tricky chase for India. Join us in a while for their reply.

19.6 L Balaji to R Taylor, Length delivery on middle, Taylor heaves it straight to deep square leg for just a single. New Zealand end up on 167/5! 167/5

19.5 L Balaji to R Taylor, High full toss outside off, Taylor slaps it to deep point for a couple. 166/5

19.4 L Balaji to J Oram, Goes for a heave but gets one hand off the bat and mistimes it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 164/5

19.3 L Balaji to J Oram, FOUR! Cracking shot! Gives himself room and slashes a fullish delivery outside off over backward point for a well placed boundary. 163/5

19.2 L Balaji to J Oram, In the air but safe! Slower delivery on the leg stump, spins away after landing. Oram goes for a hoick but is early into the shot and mistimes it aerially towards long on. It falls in no man's land and they take a couple. 159/5

19.1 L Balaji to R Taylor, Slower delivery on middle, Taylor goes for a heave but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single. 157/5

The players have made their way out to the middle. Martin Guptill and Rob Nicol are the two batsmen at the crease. Zaheer Khan will start off proceedings for India.

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum(Wk), Ross Taylor(C), Kane Williamson, Rob Nicol, Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Ronnie Hira, Adam Milne

India - Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, MS Dhoni(Wk/C), Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan.

Toss - India have won the toss and elected to field. Sehwag misses out as he is unfit. New Zealand have good experience in Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills and Jacob Oram.

Pitch report - The track is dry, there are cracks and it will have something in it for spinners. It looks hard and this pitch will be good for batting.

The first game was washed out due to incessant rains. It is not raining now in the 2nd T20I and hopefully we won't get any rain disturbance later. India still haven't won a T20I match against the Kiwis and will look to register their first win today whereas New Zealand will be looking to play for pride and sign off with a victory on the tour. All eyes will still be on Yuvraj Singh's comeback to international cricket. The teams will be heading for World T20 later so a win here will boost their performance ahead of the mega event.

Hello everyone to the coverage of second T20I between India and New Zealand.

18.6 J Oram to Y Singh, Gives himself room, Oram follows him and delivers a length delivery on the pads, Yuvraj misses his heave and they run through for a leg bye. 13 needed off the last over! 155/3

18.5 J Oram to Y Singh, SIX! A much needed one for India! Slower delivery on middle, Yuvraj stays in his crease and heaves it muscularly over deep square leg for a maximum. 154/3

18.4 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Good length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Dhoni rocks back for a pull, too early into the shot and misses. The ball brushes his pads and they run through for a leg bye. 148/3

18.3 J Oram to Y Singh, Fullish outside off, Yuvraj goes for a big heave but gets an inside edge to short fine leg for just a single. 147/3

18.2 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Rocks back and pulls a back of a length delivery on off to long on for just a single. 146/3

18.1 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Back of a length delivery outside off, Dhoni pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a quick couple. 145/3

18.6 Z Khan to R Taylor, Fullish on the pads, flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 156/5

18.5 Z Khan to R Taylor, Another good yorker, Taylor digs it to the leg side for a single. 155/5

18.4 Z Khan to J Oram, Yorker on middle, squeezed away to short third man for a single. 155/5

18.3 Z Khan to J Oram, FOUR! Almost drags it on! Fullish on the leg stump, Oram clears his front leg for a heave but gets an inside edge which flies inches past the leg stump to fine leg for a lucky boundary. 154/5

18.2 Z Khan to J Oram, Play and a miss! Oram gives himself room, Zaheer Khan follows him and delivers a yorker, Oram misses out on his heave. 150/5

18.1 Z Khan to J Oram, FOUR! Not well timed but still effective! Length delivery on middle, Oram heaves it away over mid-wicket, doesn't connect it well but the ball still runs away for a boundary. 150/5

17.6 J Franklin to Y Singh, Gives himself room and punches it back. Franklin gets a hand to it and it ricochets onto the stumps at the non-striker's end. Dhoni does well to get back in time. Good over from Franklin, just 7 runs off it! 25 needed off 12 balls now! 143/3

17.5 J Franklin to Y Singh, Back of a length delivery on off, Yuvraj pulls it to deep mid-wicket for couple. 143/3

17.4 J Franklin to Y Singh, Play and a miss! Slower delivery on a fullish area outside off, Yuvraj goes for a heave but misses. 141/3

17.3 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Heaves it away to deep square leg, doesn't connect it well and they run through for a single. 141/3

17.2 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Smacked! Fullish on middle, Dhoni stays in his crease and rams it wide of the long on fielder for a much needed boundary. 140/3

17.1 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Slower delivery outside off, Dhoni looks to punch it away to the off side but gets a inside edge which falls short of the keeper. 136/3

Zaheer Khan back on!

17.6 L Balaji to J Oram, Slower yorker on middle, Oram digs it out in time. Taylor calls him late for a run they scamper through for a single. Balaji follows up, picks up the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Had that hit, it would have been close! 146/5

17.5 L Balaji to R Taylor, Slower delivery on a fullish area outside off, drilled down to long off for a single. 145/5

17.4 L Balaji to J Oram, Helps it to square leg and takes a single. 144/5

17.3 L Balaji to R Taylor, Clips it to short fine leg for a single. 143/5

Jacob Oram is the new batsman!

17.2 L Balaji to J Franklin, OUT! The slower delivery has done the trick! Slower off cutter on the pads, spins away after landing. Franklin goes for a flick but gets a leading edge in the air to point where Yuvraj sits under it and pouches it comfortably. 142/5

17.1 L Balaji to R Taylor, Slow full toss on off, driven to long off for a single. 142/4

16.6 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Clips it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single. 32 needed off 18 balls now! 136/3

16.5 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Comes forward and helps it back to Oram. 135/3

16.4 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Appeal for a caught behind! Not out! Length delivery outside off, nips back in after landing. Dhoni goes back and looks to turns it to the leg side but misses and the ball brushes the back pad on its way to the keeper. Both the keeper and Oram appeal for a caught behind but the umpire remains unmoved. 135/3

16.3 J Oram to Y Singh, Dances down the track, Oram delivers a back of a length delivery outside off, Yuvraj pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 135/3

16.2 J Oram to Y Singh, Length delivery on the pads, Yuvraj goes for a flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 134/3

16.1 J Oram to MS Dhoni, Length delivery outside off, Dhoni comes forward and punches it to point. 134/3

Balaji back on!

16.6 I Pathan to R Taylor, Slower delivery outside off, Taylor drives it to cover and takes a single. 141/4

16.5 I Pathan to J Franklin, Steers it to third man for a single. 140/4

James Franklin is the new batsman.

16.4 I Pathan to B McCullum, OUT! McCullum drags it on! Pathan gets a much needed breakthrough! He delivers a slower delivery outside the leg stump, just like a slow left-arm orthodox. It spins away from the batsman, McCullum gets down on one knee and looks to sweep but the ball hits his arm and rolls onto the stumps. A good innings from McCullum comes to an end! 139/4

16.3 I Pathan to B McCullum, FOUR! Rammed! Fullish outside off, McCullum dances down the track and slashes it uppishly past extra cover, Ashwin makes a lazy effort but the ball flies past him and runs away to the boundary. 139/3

16.2 I Pathan to R Taylor, Drives it to long off and takes a single. Clever cricket from him! 135/3

16.1 I Pathan to R Taylor, SIX! Effortless! Fullish on the pads, McCullum stays in his crease and flicks it nonchalantly over long on for a sweetly timed maximum. 134/3

Jacob Oram into the attack now.

15.6 J Franklin to Y Singh, Yorker outside off, Yuvraj slices it to point. 133/3

15.5 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, On middle, Dhoni works it down the leg side for one. 133/3

15.4 J Franklin to Y Singh, Shortish on middle, Yuvraj pulls it away towards mid-wicket for a single. 132/3

15.3 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, On middle and leg, Dhoni flicks it to the leg side for a single. 131/3

15.2 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Slower one on middle, Dhoni flicks it to mid-wicket. 130/3

15.1 J Franklin to Y Singh, Length delivery outside off, Yuvraj dabs it past point for a single. 130/3

15.6 V Kohli to B McCullum, FOUR! McCullum is on fire! Fullish outside off, McCullum rocks back and slashes it over extra cover for a thunderous boundary. 128/3

15.5 V Kohli to B McCullum, FOUR! Pulled with disdain! A tad short on middle, McCullum rocks back and pulls it wide of long on. Bisects the long on and mid-wicket fielders for a well placed boundary. 124/3

15.4 V Kohli to R Taylor, Stays in his crease and pushes it to covers for a single. 120/3

15.3 V Kohli to R Taylor, Fullish outside off, driven to deep point for a quick couple. 119/3

15.2 V Kohli to B McCullum, Gives himself room and slashes it to deep cover for just a single. 117/3

15.1 V Kohli to R Taylor, Length delivery outside off, Taylor swipes it uppishly wide of long on for a single. 116/3

14.6 D Vettori to Y Singh, On middle, Yuvraj plays it to mid-wicket and takes one. 129/3

14.5 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Outside off, Dhoni rocks back and punches it to the off side off his back foot for a single. 128/3

14.4 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 127/3

14.3 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Drives it back to the bowler. 127/3

14.3 D Vettori to Y Singh, Two wide! Bowls down the leg side, Yuvraj tries to pull but misses. The keeper fails to collect as well. Single taken. 127/3

14.2 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Turns it away for a single. 125/3

14.1 D Vettori to MS Dhoni, Dhoni gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. 124/3

14.6 R Ashwin to B McCullum, SIX! He is looking ominous! Dances down the track, converts a half volley into a full toss and rams it over long on for a flat maximum. 115/3

14.5 R Ashwin to R Taylor, Lofts it to long on for just a single. 109/3

14.5 R Ashwin to R Taylor, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side. Taylor misses his flick. 108/3

14.4 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Chips down the track and drills it to long off for a single. 107/3

14.3 R Ashwin to B McCullum, FOUR! Smashed! Length delivery outside off, McCullum comes down the track, gives himself room and slashes it over extra cover for a boundary. 106/3

14.2 R Ashwin to R Taylor, Goes for a sweep but gets an inside edge onto his pads to short fine leg for a single. 102/3

14.1 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Just short and a good attempt from Kohli in the deep! Fullish on off McCullum dances down the track and lofts it to long on uppishly, Kohli runs forward and dives but the ball falls just short. He does well to make the stop and restrict the batsmen to just a single. 101/3

13.6 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Stays back and pats it to deep cover for a single. 124/3

13.5 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Fullish on the pads, Dhoni flicks it past mid-wicket for a couple. 123/3

13.4 J Franklin to MS Dhoni, Looks to flick it but ends up helping it straight back to Franklin. 121/3

13.3 J Franklin to Y Singh, Clips it to short fine leg and takes a single. 121/3

MS Dhoni is the new batsman.

13.2 J Franklin to V Kohli, OUT! Good catch from Southee(sub)! Fullish outside off, Kohli again looks to go inside out and lofts it to long off, doesn't connect it well and Southee runs in from long off and pouches it inches above the ground sliding forward. Big wicket for the Kiwis! A good innings from Kohli comes to an end! 120/3

13.1 J Franklin to Y Singh, Clips it to deep mid-wicket for as single. 120/2

Ashwin back on!

13.6 V Kohli to B McCullum, Fullish outside off, drilled down to to long off for a single. 100 up for New Zealand! 100/3

13.5 V Kohli to R Taylor, Comes forward and drives it to long off for as single. 99/3

13.4 V Kohli to B McCullum, A tad short outside off, McCullum rocks back and slashes it to deep cover for a single. 98/3

13.3 V Kohli to R Taylor, Clips it to deep mid-wicket for one. 97/3

13.2 V Kohli to B McCullum, Stays in his crease and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 96/3

13.1 V Kohli to B McCullum, Rocks back and punches it aerially straight to extra cover. 95/3

James Franklin into the attack now.

12.6 D Vettori to Y Singh, Full toss on middle, drilled down to long on for a single. 119/2

12.5 D Vettori to V Kohli, Drives it to long off for a single. 118/2

12.4 D Vettori to V Kohli, SIX! It's Kohli's turn now! Fullish outside off, Kohli dances down the track and lofts it over extra cover for a crisp maximum. Kohli surpassed his highest T20Iscore! 117/2

12.3 D Vettori to Y Singh, Works it behind square leg for a single. 111/2

12.2 D Vettori to Y Singh, SIX! Yuvraj is back at what he is best at doing! Fullish on off, Yuvraj strides forward and flicks it nonchalantly over mid-wicket for an effortless maximum. 110/2

12.1 D Vettori to V Kohli, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 104/2

12.6 I Pathan to B McCullum, Good length delivery on middle, McCullum pushes it with soft hands to the off side and scampers through for a single. 95/3

12.5 I Pathan to R Taylor, Stays back and guides it to third man for a single. 94/3

12.4 I Pathan to B McCullum, Fullish outside off, helped to covers for a single. 93/3

Ross Taylor is the new batsman.

12.3 I Pathan to K Williamson, OUT! Poor shot from Williamson! Williamson shuffles way across, Pathan delivers a back of a length delivery outside off, Williamson looks to paddle it away but doesn't connect it well, the ball lobs to short fine leg where Ashwin takes a good catch running backward. 92/3

12.2 I Pathan to B McCullum, Goes back and pats it to point. A slight hesitation between the batsmen. Tiwary charges forward to collect the ball but makes a mess of it and misses it completely. They complete a single. 92/2

12.1 I Pathan to B McCullum, FOUR! Great improvisation! Fullish on off, McCullum gets down on one knee and sweeps it to long leg for an audacious boundary. 91/2

Vettori back on.

The physio is out in the middle and both the players seem to have been seriously hurt! Mills is carried off the field, while McCullum has just recovered.

11.6 A Milne to Y Singh, In the air but Yuvraj survives! But horrific scenes out there as Mills and McCullum have had a nasty collision. Back of a length delivery outside off, Yuvraj rocks back for a pull but gets a top edge high up in the air towards fine leg. McCullum runs backwards for the catch, while Mills runs in from fine leg, McCullum, who doesn't know that Mills too is barging in, dives full length backward but spills it and bangs straight into Mills. Both the players stay down injured and the batsmen run through for a couple. 103/2

11.5 A Milne to Y Singh, Rocks back and punches it past extra cover for a couple. 100 up for India! 101/2

11.4 A Milne to Y Singh, FOUR! Edged but safe! Comes from round the wicket and delivers a length delivery outside off, it nips away after landing. Yuvraj again stays back and looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge past the slip cordon to third man for a boundary. 99/2

11.3 A Milne to Y Singh, Low full toss outside off, Yuvraj reaches out for it and guides it past point for a couple. 95/2

11.2 A Milne to V Kohli, Stays back and guides it to third man for a single. Intelligent cricket from Kohli. 93/2

11.1 A Milne to V Kohli, FOUR! Brilliant placement! Fullish outside off, Kohli converts it into a half volley and drives it powerfully wide of mid off for a well timed boundary. 92/2

Pathan back on!

11.6 V Kohli to K Williamson, A tad short outside off, Williamson rocks back and punches it past extra cover for a couple. 87/2

11.5 V Kohli to B McCullum, Rocks back and pulls it away to deep square leg for one. 85/2

11.4 V Kohli to K Williamson, Again a poor delivery but Kohli gets away with it! Short and wide outside off, Williamson swipes it away wide of long on for a single. 84/2

11.3 V Kohli to K Williamson, FOUR! Poor delivery! Short on off, Williamson rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket, Tiwary runs across from long on and tries to save it but dives over the ball. 83/2

11.2 V Kohli to K Williamson, Slower outside off, Williamson looks to cut it too close to his body but misses. It kept a bit low too. 79/2

11.1 V Kohli to B McCullum, A tad short outside off, McCullum rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single. 79/2

Milne back on.

10.6 K Mills to Y Singh, Good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj rocks back and squirts it into the ground. 88/2

10.5 K Mills to V Kohli, Opens the face of the bat and steers it to third man for a single. 88/2

10.4 K Mills to Y Singh, Gets off the mark! Length delivery on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 87/2

10.3 K Mills to Y Singh, Stands tall and pats it to point, wants a run but is sent back. 86/2

Yuvraj Singh strides to the crease amidst huge cheers!

10.2 K Mills to S Raina, OUT! Helps it straight into the fielder's hands! Fullish outside off, Raina stays back and looks to cart it over extra cover, doesn't get the elevation and helps it straight into the hands of Taylor at extra cover. Finally the partnership is broken and it is a much needed breakthrough for the Kiwis! 86/2

10.1 K Mills to S Raina, Length delivery very wide outside off, Raina leaves it alone thinking it as a wide but the umpire is unmoved. 86/1

Virat Kohli into the attack now.

10.6 L Balaji to B McCullum, Length delivery on middle, McCullum pushes it to covers and takes a single. 78/2

10.5 L Balaji to K Williamson, A tad slow outside off, Williamson punches it to deep cover for one. 77/2

10.4 L Balaji to B McCullum, A tad short outside off, McCullum cuts it muscularly to deep point for just a single. 76/2

10.3 L Balaji to B McCullum, Fullish on off, sweetly driven straight down the ground for a couple. 75/2

10.2 L Balaji to B McCullum, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 73/2

Dhoni comes up to the stumps now!

9th T20I fifty for McCullum!

10.1 L Balaji to B McCullum, FOUR! Brings up his half-century in style! Fullish outside off, McCullum dances down the track and lofts it over extra cover for a well placed boundary. 73/2

Mills back on.

9.6 R Hira to S Raina, Comes forward and drives it to long off for a single. 86/1

9.5 R Hira to S Raina, SIX! Hammered! Fullish on off, Raina skips down the track and rams it over long on for a powerful flat maximum. 85/1

9.4 R Hira to V Kohli, Chips down the track again for a swipe but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single. 79/1

9.3 R Hira to S Raina, Quicker and flatter outside off, driven to long off for one. 78/1

9.2 R Hira to V Kohli, Comes down the track and bunts it to long on for a single. 77/1

50 stand up between Kohli and Raina.

9.1 R Hira to V Kohli, Chips down the track for a swipe but gets an inside edge to the leg side for a couple. 76/1

Balaji back on!

9.6 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Rocks back and pulls it half-heartedly to deep square leg for a single. 69/2

9.5 R Ashwin to B McCullum, SIX! Clobbered! Fullish on middle, McCullum chips down the track and hammers it over long on for a powerful maximum. 68/2

9.4 R Ashwin to K Williamson, Pulls it to long on and takes a single. 62/2

9.3 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Fullish on off, Williamson goes for a reverse sweep but seems to miss it. The players appeal vociferously but the umpire says no. The batsmen run through for a single and there is no signal from the umpire which indicates the he thinks that there was some bat involved! 61/2

9.2 R Ashwin to K Williamson, Chips down the track and drives it to long on for a single. 60/2

9.1 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Delivers a fullish delivery on middle with a pause, McCullum sweeps it to fine leg for a single. 59/2

8.6 D Vettori to V Kohli, Punches it to long off and takes a single. 74/1

2nd T20I fifty for Kohli!

8.5 D Vettori to V Kohli, FOUR! Just short! Length delivery outside off, Kohli chips down the track and goes for a loft, doesn't connect well. Williamson at deep cover dives forward but the ball falls just short of him and runs away for a boundary. 73/1

8.4 D Vettori to S Raina, Fullish on middle, driven to long on for a single. 69/1

8.3 D Vettori to V Kohli, Full toss outside off, Kohli drives it to long off and takes a single. 68/1

8.2 D Vettori to S Raina, Pats it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 67/1

8.1 D Vettori to V Kohli, A tad short outside off, Kohli rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a single. 66/1

8.6 Y Singh to B McCullum, Goes back and clips it to mid-wicket for a single to end the over. 58/2

Yuvraj Singh is receiving some treatment on his left hand!

8.5 Y Singh to B McCullum, Dropped! But a very tough chance! Loopy outside off, McCullum dances down the track and rams it powerfully and uppishly straight back. Yuvraj sticks out his left hand but doesn't manage to hold on to it. He is hurt int he process. 57/2

8.4 Y Singh to K Williamson, Helps it to long on and takes a single. 57/2

8.3 Y Singh to B McCullum, Rocks back and cuts it past point for a single. 56/2

8.2 Y Singh to B McCullum, SIX! Flat! McCullum dances down the track, converts a fullish delivery into a full toss and hammers it over Yuvraj Singh's head for a cracking boundary. 55/2

8.1 Y Singh to K Williamson, A tad short outside off, pulled away to long on for a single. 49/2

Vettori back on!

7.6 R Hira to S Raina, Rocks back and cuts it pats point for a couple to end the over. 65/1

7.5 R Hira to V Kohli, Chips down the track and pushes it to long off for a single. 63/1

7.4 R Hira to S Raina, Helps it to short third man and takes a single. 62/1

7.3 R Hira to S Raina, Fullish outside off, Raina dances down the track and drives it sweetly past extra cover. The fielder in the deep does well to dive to his right and flick it back in. Saves two runs. 61/1

7.2 R Hira to V Kohli, Drives a full length delivery to long off for a single. 59/1

7.1 R Hira to S Raina, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 58/1

7.6 R Ashwin to B McCullum, FOUR! Hammered! Fullish outside off, McCullum dances down the track and rams it over extra cover for a thunderous boundary. 48/2

7.5 R Ashwin to K Williamson, Comes forward and drives it to long on for one. 44/2

7.4 R Ashwin to K Williamson, A tad short outside off, Williamson rocks back and punches it to deep cover for a couple. 43/2

7.3 R Ashwin to K Williamson, Williamson has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 41/2

7.2 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Comes forward and drives it to long on for a single. 41/2

7.1 R Ashwin to B McCullum, Slips it down the leg side, McCullum looks to leave but the ball brushes his pads on its way to the keeper. 40/2

Ronnie Hira into the attack now!

6.6 A Milne to S Raina, Stays in his crease and guides it to third man for a single. 57/1

6.5 A Milne to V Kohli, Chips down the track and mistimes his drive to mid off for a quick single. 56/1

6.4 A Milne to V Kohli, Stays back and punches it to extra cover. 55/1

6.3 A Milne to V Kohli, FOUR! Edgy! Short of a length delivery on off, Kohli rocks back for a pull, is late onto the shot and gets a top edge which flies just over the keeper for a lucky boundary. 55/1

6.2 A Milne to V Kohli, Length delivery on middle, Kohli comes forward and turns it to mid-wicket. 51/1

6.1 A Milne to V Kohli, FOUR! Great timing! Short and wide outside off, Kohli rocks back and cuts it past point for a crunching boundary. 51/1

Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack.

6.6 Y Singh to B McCullum, Comes forward and drives a length delivery outside off to long off for a single to end the over. Just 4 runs off the over, good stuff from Yuvraj! 40/2

6.5 Y Singh to K Williamson, Length delivery outside off, Williamson punches it to deep cover for a single. 39/2

6.4 Y Singh to B McCullum, Looks to absolutely drill it but mistimes it to long on for a single. 38/2

6.3 Y Singh to B McCullum, Play and a miss! Quicker and flatter outside off, McCullum rocks back for a cut but misses. 37/2

6.2 Y Singh to B McCullum, McCullum has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 37/2

6.1 Y Singh to K Williamson, Fullish outside off, Williamson goes inside out and lofts it to deep cover for just a single. 37/2

Milne into the attack.

5.6 J Oram to S Raina, Dropped! But what an effort from Milne! Fullish outside off, Raina dances down the track and rams it uppishly to mid off, Milne dives full length to his left gets both hands to it, he seems to have pouched it but he hits the ground and the ball pops out of his hand. Really unlucky. 47/1

5.5 J Oram to S Raina, FOUR! This time he gets it absolutely right! Good length delivery outside off, Raina gives himself room and cuts it past backward point for a cracking boundary. 47/1

5.4 J Oram to S Raina, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Raina makes room for a slap but misses. 43/1

5.3 J Oram to S Raina, Good length delivery on of, Raina again steers it to point off the back foot. 43/1

5.2 J Oram to S Raina, Length delivery on middle, Raina comes forward and prods it into the ground. 43/1

5.1 J Oram to S Raina, Stays in his crease and guides it straight to point. 43/1

Surprise! Yuvraj Singh into the attack now!

5.6 L Balaji to B McCullum, FOUR! Slashed away! Fullish outside off, McCullum leans forward and slashes it uppishly over point for a boundary. End of Mandatory Powerplay overs! 36/2

5.5 L Balaji to B McCullum, Slower delivery, short and wide outside off, McCullum looks to punch but closes the face of the bat early and inside edges it onto the ground. 32/2

5.4 L Balaji to B McCullum, FOUR! Almost drags it on! Length delivery outside off, McCullum dances down the track for a heave but gets an inside edge which flies inches past the leg stump for a lucky boundary. 32/2

5.3 L Balaji to B McCullum, Length delivery on middle again, McCullum comes forward and prods it into the ground. 28/2

5.2 L Balaji to B McCullum, Length delivery on middle, McCullum helps it defensively back to Balaji. 28/2

5.1 L Balaji to B McCullum, Length delivery on middle, McCullum comes forward and pushes it to point. 28/2

4.6 D Vettori to V Kohli, Leans forward and punches it to mid off. 43/1

4.5 D Vettori to V Kohli, Comes forward and flicks it straight to short fine leg. 43/1

4.4 D Vettori to V Kohli, Rocks back and cuts it past point. Oram gives it a chase and flicks it back in with a forward slide. Two runs added to the total. 43/1

4.3 D Vettori to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, Kohli prods it into the ground. 41/1

4.2 D Vettori to V Kohli, FOUR! Brilliant placement! A tad short outside off, Kohli rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 41/1

4.1 D Vettori to S Raina, Run out missed! Length delivery on middle, spinning in. Raina looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls over to the leg side and they set off for a single. McCullum rushes to the ball, picks up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Had that hit, Raina was a goner! 37/1

Lakshmipathy Balaji into the attack now!

4.6 Z Khan to B McCullum, Comes from round the wicket and delivers it on a length area on middle, McCullum pushes it to covers and scampers through for a quick single. 28/2

4.5 Z Khan to B McCullum, FOUR! Cracked! Good length delivery outside off, McCullum rocks back and cuts it close to his body past point for a stupendous boundary. 27/2

Fine leg comes inside the circle now!

4.4 Z Khan to B McCullum, Fullish on the pads, McCullum whips it uppishly past square leg for a couple. 23/2

4.3 Z Khan to K Williamson, Looks to force it through the off side but gets a thick outside edge to third man for a single. 21/2

4.2 Z Khan to B McCullum, Comes forward, pats it to covers and scampers through for a quick but risky single. 20/2

4.1 Z Khan to B McCullum, FOUR! Great shot! Length delivery on middle, McCullum dances down the track and flicks it uppishly over mid-wicket for a boundary. 19/2

Daniel Vettori into the attack now.

3.6 J Oram to V Kohli, FOUR! Sublime! Fullish outside off, Kohli dances down the track and drives it sweetly wide of mid off for a crunching boundary. 10 runs off the over, a good one for India! 36/1

3.5 J Oram to S Raina, Rocks back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 32/1

3.4 J Oram to S Raina, Short and wide outside off, Raina rocks back and cuts it fiercely to point where Hira dives over the ball, makes a mess of it and the ball runs away for a boundary. 31/1

3.3 J Oram to S Raina, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to point where the fielder dives to his right and makes a good stop. 27/1

3.2 J Oram to V Kohli, Clips it to short fine leg and takes a single. 27/1

3.1 J Oram to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, Kohli looks to turn it to the leg side but gets a slight leading edge towards the off side. 26/1

3.6 I Pathan to K Williamson, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on middle, tailing in. Williamson looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg! 15/2

3.5 I Pathan to K Williamson, Comes forward and pushes it defensively to mid on. 15/2

3.4 I Pathan to K Williamson, Good length delivery outside off, Williamson rocks back and punches it powerfully to point. 15/2

3.3 I Pathan to B McCullum, Stands tall and pushes it to the off side for a single. 15/2

3.2 I Pathan to K Williamson, Pats it with soft hands to mid on and scampers through for a quick single. Balaji knocks down the stumps at the non-striker's end but Williamson had made it comfortably. 14/2

3.1 I Pathan to K Williamson, FOUR! Cracking stroke! Length delivery outside off, Williamson leans forward and punches it past covers for a crunching boundary. 13/2

Suresh Raina is the new batsman.

2.6 K Mills to G Gambhir, OUT! Good catch on his follow through from Mills! Good length delivery on the pads, the ball stops on Gambhir, he looks to flick it but gets a leading edge uppishly straight back. Mills dives forward and pouches it inches above the ground. 26/1

2.5 K Mills to V Kohli, Clips it to mid-wicket for a single. Clever cricket from Kohli. 26/0

2.4 K Mills to V Kohli, FOUR! Hammered! He looks in form of his life! Length delivery on off, Kohli dances down the track and hammers it over mid off for a boundary. 25/0

2.3 K Mills to G Gambhir, Chips down the track and slashes it uppishly to third man for a single. 21/0

2.2 K Mills to G Gambhir, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing on middle, Gambhir goes for a poke but misses. This shot has brought about his downfall numerous times! 20/0

2.1 K Mills to V Kohli, Kohli chips down the track, Mills follows him and delivers a length delivery on the pads, Kohli flicks it away to deep square leg for a single. 20/0

2.6 Z Khan to B McCullum, Chips down the track but then Zaheer delivers it short. McCullum adjusts well to defend. 9/2

2.5 Z Khan to K Williamson, Opens the face of the bat and chops it with soft hands to point for a single. 9/2

2.4 Z Khan to K Williamson, Just short! Length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Williamson goes for a drive off the front foot, gets a slight outside edge but it falls short of Dhoni. 8/2

2.3 Z Khan to B McCullum, Comes forward, opens the face of the bat and guides it past point for a single. 8/2

2.2 Z Khan to B McCullum, Good length delivery on middle, McCullum turns it to mid-wicket. 7/2

2.2 Z Khan to B McCullum, WIDE! Drifts it down the leg side, McCullum misses his flick. 7/2

2.1 Z Khan to B McCullum, Length delivery on middle, McCullum comes forward and pushes it to covers. 6/2

1.6 A Milne to V Kohli, Opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single. 19/0

1.5 A Milne to V Kohli, FOUR! Not well timed but still effective! Fullish on off, Kohli stays back and drives it straight back past Milne, doesn't get it right out of the meat of the bat but still it races away to the fence. 18/0

1.4 A Milne to G Gambhir, A tad short outside off, Gambhir chops it past point to third man for a single. 14/0

1.3 A Milne to G Gambhir, Length delivery on the pads, Kohli clips it straight to short fine leg. 13/0

1.2 A Milne to V Kohli, Goes back and clips it to deep square leg for a single. Wants a second but is sent back. 13/0

1.1 A Milne to V Kohli, FOUR! Thumped! Short and wide outside off, Kohli rocks back and punches it muscularly past covers for a thumping boundary. 12/0

1.6 I Pathan to K Williamson, Looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Good start from Pathan too! 6/2

1.5 I Pathan to K Williamson, Goes back and punches it to extra cover. 6/2

1.4 I Pathan to K Williamson, FOUR! Brilliant way to get off the mark! Fullish delivery wide outside off, Williamson leans forward and drives it sweetly past covers for a boundary. 6/2

Kane Williamson is the new batsman.

1.3 I Pathan to M Guptill, OUT! Another one has his stumps rattled! Length delivery on middle, shaping in. Guptill stays in his crease and looks to flick it powerfully over the leg side but misses. The ball brushes his thigh pads and rattles the timber. Irfan Pathan is delighted and he jumps in the air and pumps his fist with jubilation. Pathan is already the highest wicket taker for India in the T20Is. 2/2

1.2 I Pathan to M Guptill, Comes forward and chops it to the slip cordon. 2/1

1.1 I Pathan to M Guptill, Wide outside off, Guptill leaves it alone. 2/1

Adam Milne to bowl from the other end.

0.6 K Mills to V Kohli, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 8 runs off the over, good start for India! 8/0

0.5 K Mills to V Kohli, Comes forward and pushes it to covers defensively. 7/0

0.4 K Mills to V Kohli, Length delivery outside off, Kohli cuts it very close to his body past point for a couple. 7/0

0.3 K Mills to V Kohli, FOUR! Crashed! Good length delivery outside off, Kohli stays back and crashed it past point for a boundary. 5/0

0.2 K Mills to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli stands tall and defends. 1/0

0.1 K Mills to G Gambhir, Length delivery on middle, tailing in, Gambhir gets an inside edge on his pads as he tries to flick. The ball rolls over to the leg side and they scamper through for a quick single. 1/0

Irfan Pathan to bowl from the other end.

Brendon McCullum is the new batsman.

0.6 Z Khan to Rob Nicol, OUT! Castled! Zaheer gives India an early breakthrough. Length delivery on the leg stump, Nicol dances down and looks to flick it away uppishly to the leg side but misses. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. 2/1

0.5 Z Khan to M Guptill, Edged but safe! Chips down the track for a flick but gets a thick outside edge uppishly to third man for a single. 2/0

0.4 Z Khan to M Guptill, Stays back and clips it to mid-wicket. 1/0

0.3 Z Khan to Rob Nicol, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! Length delivery on the pads, shaping in, Nicol dances down the track for a flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no. They run through for a leg bye. Probably going down leg and also he was way outside his crease. 1/0

0.2 Z Khan to Rob Nicol, Play and a miss! Nips away after landing outside off, Nicol chases it and goes for a slash but misses. A stifled appeal for a caught behind but the umpire says no. 0/0

0.1 Z Khan to Rob Nicol, Fullish delivery outside off, Nicol surprisingly chips down the track and pushes it to covers. 0/0