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New Zealand v. India

New Zealand v India Test Series 2014

Eden Park, Auckland: Thursday 6 February 2014 11:00 (day 4 of 5)

Toss: India won the toss and elected to bowl.

Result: New Zealand win by 40 runs

India 2nd innings

End of Over 97 (4 runs)
Bowler: Trent Boult
India: 366 (rr 3.77)

96.3
Catch
OUT! Caught. Boult to Sharma. Short, outside off stump backing away pulling, outside edge to wicketkeeper, fielded by Watling. Sensational finish to the match. Sharma backing away edged the ball onto his shoulder and it flew to Watling to spark jubilant scenes. Amazing effort from India to get this close. They were down and out after conceding a first innings lead of 301.

That was a truly great test match which kept changing by the over. New Zealand's 105 all out after declining to enforce the follow-on gave India a sniff and they fought so hard to come close to knocking off 407. Shikhar Dhawan made a fine hundred and when he was in with Virat Kohli at 222-2 New Zealand nerves were jangling. Brendon McCullum was lucky that his seam bowlers were magnificent and one of them was always able to provide a breakthrough. Neil Wagner took eight wickets in the match and kept his calm when MS Dhoni and the tail threatened to win the game.

Kane Williamson and McCullum set up the game with big scores in New Zealand's first innings of 503 and after conceding such a huge deficit India did well to come as close as they did. New Zealand take a 1-0 lead to Wellington for what promises to be another cracking contest between two evenly-matched teams.

96.2
No Runs
Boult to Sharma. Short, down leg side on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.

96.1
Four Runs
FOUR! Boult to Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs.

End of Over 96 (4 runs)
Bowler: Neil Wagner
India: 362-9 (rr 3.77)

95.6
Wicket
OUT! Bowled. Wagner to Dhoni. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge. Drama. Dhoni drags the slower ball bouncer onto his foot and the stumps. They checked to see if Wagner had split the return crease with his back foot and it looked like he may have grazed it but Dhoni has gone. Massive moment.

95.5
Four Runs
FOUR! Wagner to Dhoni. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs.

95.4
No Runs
Wagner to Dhoni. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCullum.

95.3
No Runs
Wagner to Dhoni. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Fulton.

95.2
No Runs
Wagner to Dhoni. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.

95.1
No Runs
Wagner to Dhoni. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for no runs, fielded by Sodhi.

End of Over 95 (9 runs)
Bowler: Trent Boult
India: 358-8 (rr 3.77)

94.6
One Run
Boult to Dhoni. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to square leg for 1 run. Dhoni pinches one to the sub fielder. Sharma was a long way out with a hit but the throw was wayward.

94.5
No Runs
Boult to Dhoni. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.

94.4
Leg Bye
Boult to Dhoni. Short, outside off stump on the back foot, hit helmet to third man for no runs. Great bouncer and Dhoni was helpless as it clanged into his helmet. A bonus four leg byes.

94.3
No Runs
Boult to Dhoni. Short, middle stump on the back foot pulling, well timed to long on for no runs, fielded by McCullum.

94.2
No Runs
Boult to Dhoni. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Boult.

94.1
Four Runs
FOUR! Boult to Dhoni. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. All or nothing from Dhoni now.

End of Over 94 (3 runs)
Bowler: Neil Wagner
India: 349-8 (rr 3.71)

93.6
No Runs
Wagner to Sharma. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for no runs.

93.5
Catch
OUT! Caught. Wagner to Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away pushing, outside edge to slips, fielded by Taylor. Wagner has often got the crucial breakthrough in the match with his whole-hearted persistance. Khan was stepping away to leg and Wagner followed him. The edge went fast and low to Taylor at first slip. Great take.

93.4
No Runs
Wagner to Khan. Short, outside off stump backing away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.

93.3
One Run
Wagner to Dhoni. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run.

93.2
One Run
Wagner to Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Rutherford.

93.1
One Run
Wagner to Dhoni. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Sodhi.

End of Over 93 (3 runs)
Bowler: Trent Boult
India: 346-7 (rr 3.72)

92.6
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Half volley, off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to mid on for no runs, fielded by Southee.

92.5
Leg Bye
APPEAL! Boult to Dhoni. Length ball, middle stump moves in front flick, hit pad to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Watling, appeal made for L.B.W. Boult was screaming for the decision. It would have clipped the outside of leg stump so it was a good decision.

92.4
One Run
Boult to Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.

92.3
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by McCullum.

92.2
One Run
Boult to Dhoni. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, mis-timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Southee.

92.1
No Runs
Boult to Dhoni. Length ball, to leg on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Rutherford.

End of Over 92 (5 runs)
Bowler: Tim Southee
India: 343-7 (rr 3.73)

91.6
No Runs
Southee to Khan. Length ball, off stump backing away Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling. Just bounced over the stumps. This is a tense finish to a great game.

91.5
No Runs
Southee to Khan. Short, outside off stump backing away, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.

91.4
No Runs
Southee to Khan. Length ball, outside off stump backing away pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.

91.3
Two Runs
Southee to Khan. Full toss, to leg backing away working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Wagner.

91.2
Two Runs
Southee to Khan. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by McCullum.

91.1
One Run
Southee to Dhoni. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Boult.

End of Over 91 (no runs)
Bowler: Trent Boult
India: 338-7 (rr 3.71)

90.6
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by McCullum.

90.5
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Short, outside off stump backing away Fended, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by McCullum.

90.4
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.

90.3
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.

90.2
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.

90.1
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.

End of Over 90 (8 runs)
Bowler: Tim Southee
India: 338-7 (rr 3.76)

89.6
One Run
Southee to Khan. Length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, thick edge in the air under control to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Rutherford.

89.5
Six Runs
SIX! Southee to Khan. Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, well timed over deep backward point for 6 runs. For a moment Rutherford at deep backward point thought he could get there but the ball kept sailing over his head.

89.4
No Runs
Southee to Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Southee.

89.3
No Runs
Southee to Khan. Length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.

89.2
No Runs
Southee to Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.

89.1
One Run
Southee to Dhoni. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, inside edge to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Wagner.

End of Over 89 (1 run)
Bowler: Trent Boult
India: 330-7 (rr 3.71)

88.6
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Length ball, off stump no foot movement defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.

88.5
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.

88.4
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.

88.3
No Runs
Boult to Khan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Williamson.

88.2
One Run
Boult to Dhoni. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Anderson.

88.1
No Runs
Boult to Dhoni. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Watling.


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