India vs NewZealand- 3rd ODI

9 Mar

Indian team today showed the depth that they have in batting by scoring a mammoth 392 in 50 overs and all they lost is just 4 wickets for scoring 392.

Sachin tendulkar played a brilliant knock of 163 and scored his 43rd century and gave the team a perfect path for scoring above 300.Even though Sehwag and gambhir got out with out scoring much ,sachin and yuvraj played sensibly and started to score runs at a quick pace.

The kiwi’s had no clue of how to bowl to them as they scored around 100 runs in just 9 overs and they used the power play perfectly and made the score move to 190 in the 28th over.Yuvraj fell to Elliott while he was on 87 and after that the responsibility fell on sachin and dhoni as they both stringed a partnership of 100 runs and the score was 338 when sachin pulled up a muscle in his abdomen and got retired hurt after scoring 163.

Suresh raina came to bat after this and was given a free license to go after the bowling and he scored a quick fire 38.Dhoni soon fell after scoring 68 runs and finally india ended up scoring 392.

The kiwi’s also played with the spirit as they also maintained a steady run rate of 7 runs per over.Openers Ryder and McCullum played sensibly as the 100 came up in fifteen overs certainly the kiwi’s started to feel that they have a chance to win the match ,ryder went on to score a century and the kiwi’s reached 166/0 in 22 overs.

India did some sloppy fielding by dropping catches and misfielding now and then.And the first wicket fell for the Nz’s when Ryder ran McCullum out after that the Nz’s lost their path with wickets falling now and then for the kiwi’s they struggled to get a partnership .

But Southee and Mills put on a 83 run partnership in no time. Mills scored a hard-hitting fifty and in the company of Southee, and they threatened to take the match away from India, as they required 59 of 30 balls.Yusuf Pathan took the wicket of mills and Praveen Kumar ended Southee’s stay at the crease and India won the match by 58 runs.

India won the match but not in a convincing manner with india’s poor performance in the bowling and fielding department dhoni was not pleased with those things.

Score Card:

Virender Sehwag b K Mills – 3 runs
Sachin Tendulkar retd hurt – 163 runs
Gautam Gambhir c P McGlashan b I Butler – 15 runs
Yuvraj Singh c P McGlashan b G Elliott – 87 runs
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c) (wk) c P McGlashan b K Mills – 68 runs
Suresh Raina not out – 38 runs
Yusuf Pathan not out – 1 runs

New zealand
Jesse Ryder c Z Khan b H Singh – 105 runs
Brendon McCullum (c) run out (S Raina/M Dhoni) – 71 runs
Ross Taylor run out (Y Singh/M Dhoni) – 7 runs
Martin Guptill lbw b Y Singh – 1 runs
Grant Elliott b Z Khan – 18 runs
Jacob Oram b H Singh – 7 runs
Peter McGlashan (wk) b Z Khan – 7 runs
Ian Butler b Y Singh – 24 runs
Kyle Mills c Z Khan b Y Pathan – 54 runs
Tim Southee c & b P Kumar – 32 runs
Jeetan Patel not out – 0 runs


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