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    Over 30 NZ 167/2 (Taylor 60, Williamson 50)

    Three singles from the first three balls, Williamson gets his 50, a well deserved half century. Ashwin then bowls a no ball so Williamson will get a free hit. A single bye from the free hit so it wont cost that much. Taylor cuts again, and cuts well for four, Dhoni is not amused with Ashwin. Nine runs from the over.

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    Over 29 NZ 158/2 (Taylor 54, Williamson 49)

    Shami comes back into the attack, Dhoni feeding the batsman with pace. Shami pulls up in his run up now. Williamson pulls it in front of backward square leg for a couple of runs. Then he runs it to deep third man for a couple more. A decent over is spoiled by the last ball, Williamson lofts it over point's head for four.

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    Over 28 NZ 150/2 (Taylor 54, Williamson 41)

    Rayudu is pulling up in his run up, finally gets it right. Williamson charges down the track and hits Rayudu for a six over cover, good shot, three singles to follow the six. Taylor ends the over with a four through third man, a beautiful cut shot to bring up his 50. 13 runs from the over, there may be a bowling change soon.

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    Over 27 NZ 137/2 (Taylor 49, Williamson 33)

    Aaron starts his 4th over, Williamson pushes it to square leg for a single to give the strike to Taylor. Four, Taylor cuts it to deep point for four, good shot against Aaron. Short and wide, Taylor hits it over the in-field for four. Aaron bowls it too wide and high outside off and the umpire gives it a wide. 10 runs from the over.

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    Over 26 NZ 127/2 (Taylor 41, Williamson 32)

    Rayudu starts his second over. Four singles from the over, New Zealand are going at 4.88 per over and the required rate is 6.33.

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    Over 25 NZ 123/2 (Taylor 39, Williamson 30)

    Varun Aaron is back into the attack, Dhoni shuffling his bowlers and keeping Shami, Jadeja and Ashwin for the end overs. Williamson edges it over point for a single, Taylor cuts it to third man for a single. A couple of runs to end the over, four runs from it.

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    Over 24 NZ 119/2 (Taylor 38, Williamson 27)

    Rayudu comes into the attack, Binny replaced after just one over. A couple of dots from Rayudu, and then Taylor drives it through the covers for four. Six runs from the over.

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    Over 23 NZ 113/2 (Taylor 33, Williamson 26)

    Six, length ball from Kumar on off stump and Williamson hits it over long on for a six, brings up the 50 run partnership. Eight runs from the over.

  • Over 22 NZ 105/2 (Taylor 32, Williamson 19)

    Stuart Binny comes into the attack, a couple of runs to Taylor who clips it to backward square leg. A couple of singles and then Taylor hits a cover drive for four.

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    Over 21 NZ 97/2 (Taylor 25, Williamson 18)

    Bhuvi runs in for a second spell, Binny is warming up. Williamson runs it down to third man for a single. A single to end the over, New Zealand 97 for 2.

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    Over 20 NZ 95/2 (Taylor 24, Williamson 17)

    Ashwin starts his fifth over, three singles from the first three balls and then Taylor glances it very fine to long leg for four, seven runs from the over. Last 10 overs have gone for 30 runs.

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    Over 19 NZ 88/2 (Taylor 19, Williamson 15)

    Three dots and then three singles from the over, New Zealand need 191 from 31 overs.

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    Over 18 NZ 85/2 (Taylor 18, Williamson 13)

    Williamson comes down the wicket and chips it over the in-field for a single. Just a single from the over, brilliant stuff from Ashwin and Jadeja.

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    Over 17 NZ 84/2 (Taylor 18, Williamson 12)

    Jadeja starts his 4th over, just a couple of singles from another quick over, 7 overs for 19 runs from spin so far.

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    Over 16 NZ 82/2 (Taylor 17, Williamson 11)

    Quick over from Ashwin, just three singles from the over, New Zealand need 197 runs to win from 34 overs.

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    Over 15 NZ 79/2 (Taylor 15, Williamson 10)

    Jadeja to Williamson, who takes a stride forward and drives the ball to long off for a single. Four, first boundary off the spinners, Taylor gets some room and cuts it through gully for four. A single to rotate strike, Williamson plays out the last ball. The required rate has gone past the current run rate.

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    Over 14 NZ 73/2 (Taylor 10, Williamson 9)

    Ashwin starts his second over, Taylor angles the ball to square leg for a single. Williamson works the ball wide of midwicket for another single. The spinners have slowed down the scoring, just 8 runs from 4 overs of spin.

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    Over 13 NZ 71/2 (Taylor 9, Williamson 8)

    A slip and a wide gully in place for Jadeja, three dots to start and then Williamson takes a single. Another single to end the over, New Zealand 71 for 2.

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    Over 12 NZ 69/2 (Taylor 8, Williamson 7)

    A leg gully in place for Ashwin, four singles from the over, New Zealand need 210 runs in 38 overs.

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    Over 11 NZ 65/2 (Taylor 6, Williamson 5)

    Jadeja comes into the attack, India will look to build pressure with tight overs. The first ball grips the surface and Williamson is beaten outside off, a slip in place for Jadeja, Dhoni puts it another slip after a couple of balls. A good maiden from Jadeja to start his work with the ball.

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    Over 10 NZ 65/2 (Taylor 6, Williamson 5)

    Four, Aaron bowls it short and Taylor cuts it between point and cover for four, follows it up with a single through third man. Six runs from the over, New Zealand 65 for 2 after 10 overs.

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    Over 9 NZ 59/2 (Taylor 1, Williamson 4)

    WICKET! A change of ends goes the trick for Shami, Guptill his trapped in his crease, and is out lbw. India have manufactured two wickets out of nowhere, Taylor walks out to bat. Good comeback from Shami, just a single and the important wicket from the over.

  • Over 8 NZ 58/1 (Guptill 35, Williamson 4)

    A bowling change, as expected, and Varun Aaron runs in to bowl. WICKET! India get their first wicket, Aaron strikes with his second ball, and Ryder wastes another start by chopping this on to his leg stump. A few inside edges have flown to the fine leg and third man boundaries for New Zealand, but this time the inside edge finds the stumps. Kane Williamson walks out to bat, he is in good form too. Four, Aaron bowls a poor ball and Williamson gets off the mark with a boundary, through midwicket.

  • Over 7 NZ 54/0 (Guptill 35, Ryder 19)

    Bhuvi starts his 4th over, India need to string together a few dots that will create pressure. A couple of dots to start the over and then Ryder takes a single to deep square leg. Four, another lucky boundary to Guptill who inside edges it to for four past the keeper who was wrong footed, moving in the other direction. Six, Guptill finishes the over with a six over wide long on, brings up New Zealand's 50.

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    Over 6 NZ 43/0 (Guptill 25, Ryder 18)

    A couple of runs to start the over, Guptill threads the ball through midwicket. Four, New Zealand are racing away with this chase, Guptill pulls it on the leg side for a one bounce four. Four more, this time he slaps it through point, Shami stray short and wide. 10 runs from the over, there will be a bowling change soon.

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    Over 5 NZ 33/0 (Guptill 15, Ryder 18)

    Guptill cuts it to point and a slight misfield gives them the single. Three dots from Bhuvi and then Ryder gets four through short cover, Binny who was at short cover had no chance. Five from the over, India need an early wicket.

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    Over 4 NZ 28/0 (Guptill 14, Ryder 14)

    The first single of the innings, New Zealand have been dealing in fours so far, Ryder punches it to cover for a quick single. A couple more singles, and a single to end the over, four from it.

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    Over 3 NZ 24/0 (Guptill 12, Ryder 12)

    Four, Guptill has been given too much room and cuts this through point for four. Good comeback from Bhuvi, just the boundary from the over, he follows it up with five good dots.

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    Over 2 NZ 20/0 (Guptill 8, Ryder 12)

    Shami starts from the other end, good first ball, outside off and Ryder has a poke at it with minimal footwork and misses. Four to third man, outside edge from Ryder and the ball races away for another boundary. Four more, this time it was a better shot from Ryder, flicks the ball through long leg. And four more, too straight again from Shami and Ryder gets another boundary to long leg. Good start already from New Zealand.

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    Over 1 NZ 8/0 (Guptill 8, Ryder 0)

    Guptill gets the toe end of his bat on the second ball and gets it to third man for four, the fielder lets it through his legs. Four more, this time Guptill inside edges it past the keeper to fine leg for four.

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    India 278 for 5 after 50 overs

    India are 278 for 5 after 50 overs thanks to Rohit Sharma and Dhoni who both scored 79. Good contributions from Rayudu in the middle overs and Jadeja in the end over made sure that India reached a decent score after the loss of a few early wickets. New Zealand will bat next on what is a slow pitch that could suit the Indian bowling attack.

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    Over 50 Ind 278/5 (Dhoni 79, Jadeja 62)

    Jadeja takes a single from the first ball, Neesham to bowl the last over. Dhoni hits a six, a length ball from Neesham and Dhoni slaps it over long on for a six. Dhoni takes a single to deep square leg. India get two leg byes, there should not have been any runs there. Another leg bye, and then Dhoni ends the innings with a six. He is on 7999 ODI runs and India have reached 278 for 5 after 50 overs.

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    Over 49 Ind 261/5 (Dhoni 66, Jadeja 61)

    Dhoni takes a single from the first ball. Jadeja takes another single to bring Dhoni back on strike. Dhoni joins the action, hits the bouncer over cow corner for four, the bouncer does not rise too high. A single to Dhoni brings Jadeja on strike for the last ball. Good over from Mills, 8 runs from it.

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    Over 48 Ind 254/5 (Dhoni 60, Jadeja 59)

    Bennett comes back into the attack to replace Neesham. The first one is short but does not bounce as much as Dhoni thinks it will, he does well in the end to keep it out. Four, Dhoni gets a top edge on the ball and gets a boundary to third man, not where he wanted to hit it but runs for India. The slower ball goes down leg and the keeper misses it too, umpires call it a wide and India get another extra run. Another wide, Bennett tries to go for the yorker outside off, but pushes it far outside off. Four, Jadeja gets to his 50 in style, gets the full toss outside off and hits it through the gap in the covers for four. Consecutive 50s for Jadeja. Another full toss and Jadeja drives it to long off, Nathan McCullum does well to keep it to two. Four, Jadeja ends the over with a boundary, 17 runs from the over, India 253 for 5.

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    Over 47 Ind 236/5 (Dhoni 56, Jadeja 49)

    Dhoni comes down the wicket and hits the ball to long on for a single. Jadeja takes a single, brings Dhoni back on strike. Dhoni gets the ball to short fine leg for a single. Jadeja takes another single, pushes the ball to long off to move on to 49. Five singles from the over, India 236 for 5.

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    Over 46 Ind 231/5 (Dhoni 53, Jadeja 47)

    Neesham starts his 7th over and Dhoni hits the first ball for four, hits it straight back past the bowler for four to get to his 50. A single and then Neesham bowls a wide. Another single, Jadeja gives the strike back to Dhoni. Another single, Jadeja on strike for the last ball. Eight from the over, India 231 for 5.

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    Over 45 Ind 223/5 (Dhoni 47, Jadeja 46)

    Mills continues, Dhoni comes down the track and pushes the ball to short fine leg for a single. Jadeja gets four more, full toss, leg stump and he picks it away past short fine leg for four, moves into the forties. Jadeja gets four more to end the over, India 223 for 5 after 45 overs.

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    Over 44 Ind 214/5 (Dhoni 46, Jadeja 38)

    Neesham comes back into the attack, he was expensive early on. Dhoni takes a single from the first ball, a one-handed pull to midwicket. Short ball, outside off, Jadeja makes the most of it by cutting it for four through third man. Four singles to end the over, 9 runs from it.

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    Over 43 Ind 205/5 (Dhoni 43, Jadeja 32)

    Mills comes back into the attack, Dhoni pushes it through midwicket, calls for two and Jadeja responds well. A single brings Jadeja on strike. Five from the over, India 205 for 5.

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    Over 42 Ind 200/5 (Dhoni 39, Jadeja 31)

    Dhoni starts the over with a boundary, slams it for four through mid-on. A single to Dhoni through to third man, then Jadeja hits a boundary through square, a pull shot that goes for four. Jadeja ends the over with a six over mid off, brings up the 200 for India.

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    Over 41 Ind 185/5 (Dhoni 34, Jadeja 21)

    Williamson comes in to bowl again, Dhoni changes bats. A couple of dots and then Dhoni takes a single to long off. Jadeja hits a six, gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it over midwicket for six. India 185 for 5.

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    Over 40 Ind 178/5 (Dhoni 33, Jadeja 15)

    Bennett comes in to finish off the batting power play. Good end to the power play, Dhoni gets a single from the 4th ball and then Jadeja hits it for four. Five runs from the over, India 178 for 5.

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    Over 39 Ind 173/5 (Dhoni 32, Jadeja 11)

    Nathan starts his final over for the day, Jadeja leans forward and flicks the ball to long leg for a single. Two runs from the over, India 173 for 5.

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    Over 38 Ind 171/5 (Dhoni 31, Jadeja 10)

    Southee into his last over, Brendon bowling him out early. Dhoni clips it through midwicket for a single. Jadeja hits the short ball for four through long leg, did not look in control of the shot but gets four. A single and then Dhoni slaps the last ball through covers for four.

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    Over 37 Ind 161/5 (Dhoni 26, Jadeja 5)

    Nathan to bowl the second over of the power play, a couple of singles to start the over. Jadeja takes another single down the ground. Dhoni takes a single to long leg, four singles from the over.

  • Over 36 Ind 157/5 (Dhoni 24, Jadeja 3)

    The batting power play has been taken, Southee continues, into his 9th over now. A single to Dhoni and then a wide from Southee. Jadeja takes a single to deep square leg. Three runs from the over, India 157 for 5.

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    Over 35 Ind 154/5 (Dhoni 23, Jadeja 2)

    Nathan starts his 8th over. Dhoni takes a single from the first ball to bring Jadeja on strike. Jadeja clips it to long leg for a couple of runs to get off the mark. Three runs from the over, India 154 for 5.

  • Over 34 Ind 151/5 (Dhoni 22, Jadeja 0)

    WICKET! The Ashwin experiment does not last too long, Southee strikes and Bennett takes the catch. Ashwin cuts the wide ball from Southee, but does not manage to keep it down, Bennett takes a good catch at third man. And drinks are called on the field. Jadeja comes out to bat, Binny held back. A wicket maiden from Southee.

  • Over 33 Ind 151/4 (Dhoni 22, Ashwin 5)

    Williamson starts his second over, Dhoni takes a single to bring Rohit on strike. WICKET! Rohit falls, he has been caught down the leg side as Williamson strikes. Just when India were looking to accelerate, Rohit edges one to Ronchi who takes a good catch. Good knock from Rohit, Ashwin is promoted up the order after a good knock in the last match. Four, Ashwin starts his innings with a four through the covers, takes a single to follow. Dhoni hits a boundary to end the over, and makes sure it is an expensive one despite the loss of Rohit.

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    Over 32 Ind 141/3 (Dhoni 17, R Sharma 79)

    After the big six from Dhoni in the last over, Brendon McCullum turns to Southee who has 4 overs remaining. Dhoni takes a single from the second ball. Ross Taylor is in a short point position. Six for Rohit, he hits it over extra cover for a big one, just moves on to the leg side to make room for himself and flat-bats it over the fence. Four, Rohit ends the over with a four through the slips, there are no slips and it is wide of the keeper for an easy boundary.

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    Over 31 Ind 130/3 (Dhoni 16, R Sharma 69)

    Kane Williamson comes into the attack and Dhoni hits him for a six straight down the ground. Three singles to end the over, 9 runs coming from it.

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    Over 30 Ind 121/3 (Dhoni 8, R Sharma 68)

    Rohit opens the face of his bat and runs the ball down the third man for a single.

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    Over 29 Ind 118/3 (Dhoni 7, R Sharma 67)

    Rohit drives Nathan for a single to long off. Dhoni drives it to long on for a single. Four, Rohit hits Nathan for another boundary through the covers, over the in-field.

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    Over 28 Ind 111/3 (Dhoni 6, R Sharma 61)

    A couple of runs to start the over and a couple of singles to finish it.

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    Over 27 Ind 107/3 (Dhoni 3, R Sharma 60)

    Nathan starts his 6th over, Rohit takes a single from the first ball. Four singles from the over, India 107 for 3.

  • Over 26 Ind 103/3 (Dhoni 1, R Sharma 58)

    Rohit clips the first ball to deep square leg for a single, Bennett brought back into the attack to replace Neesham. WICKET! Just when India were looking to put a partnership together, Neesham strikes with the short ball. Rayudu edges it to the keeper, he tries to pull a short ball but gets a top edge on it. India lose their third, all to short balls. The captain walks out into the middle, takes a single from the first ball to get off the mark. Three singles and the wicket from the over.

  • Over 25 Ind 100/2 (Rayudu 37, R Sharma 56)

    Rohit tucks it away behind square leg for a single, to start the 5th over from Nathan. Rayudu hits a six, India reach 100, a slog that goes for a six, Rayudu hitting it with the turn, much needed runs for India.

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    Over 24 Ind 93/2 (Rayudu 31, R Sharma 55)

    Rayudu starts the over with a single, a thick outside edge flies to third man. Rohit comes down the track and hits it over long on for six, brilliant shot to get to his 50. Rohit ramps the next one to third man for four, it was hit fine. A single to end the over.

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    Over 23 Ind 81/2 (Rayudu 30, R Sharma 44)

    Nathan starts his 4th over, Rohit takes a single through the covers, Rayudu takes a single to end the over, tidy comeback over from Nathan.

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    Over 22 Ind 79/2 (Rayudu 29, R Sharma 43)

    Rayudu works Neesham on to long leg for a single, brings up the 50 run partnership. Rohit opens the face of his bat to an over-pitched ball from Neesham and beats the man at mid-off to find the boundary for four. Rohit then works it to backward square leg for a single. A quick single as Rayudu works this on the leg side. Eight runs from the over, India 79 for 2 after 22 overs.

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    Over 21 Ind 71/2 (Rayudu 27, R Sharma 37)

    Nathan tosses it up around off and Rayudu gets it the pitch of the ball and hits it for a six, his first of this innings. Then he takes a single to get off strike. Rohit tries it hit another one through midwicket but gets an edge on it and it flies through the keeper for four.

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    Over 20 Ind 60/2 (Rayudu 20, R Sharma 33)

    Rohit takes a single to start Neesham's over, gets inside the line of the ball and pushes it to long leg. Rayudu ducks under a short ball and lets it over, next ball, he takes a single to long leg. Two from the over, India 60 for 2 after 20 overs.

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    Over 19 Ind 58/2 (Rayudu 19, R Sharma 32)

    A couple of runs to start the over, and Nathan keeps it to just two from the over.

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    Over 18 Ind 56/2 (Rayudu 18, R Sharma 31)

    Rayudu takes a single from the first ball, brings Rohit on strike. Rohit charges down the pitch Neesham tries to hit it through midwicket but gets a top edge that flies over the single slip for four to third man. First four for Rohit, he has hit 2 sixes already. Five from the over.

  • Over 17 Ind 51/2 (Rayudu 17, R Sharma 27)

    First signs of spin, Nathan McCullum comes into the attack. A couple of singles from the over after drinks.

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    Over 16 Ind 49/2 (Rayudu 16, R Sharma 26)

    Neesham comes into the attack for the first time today. A couple of dots and then Rohit takes a single to long leg. Just a single from Neesham's first over, India 49 for 2.

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    Over 15 Ind 48/2 (Rayudu 16, R Sharma 25)

    A single to start the over, Rohit gives the strike to Rayudu. Just a single from the over, India 48 for 2.

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    Over 14 Ind 47/2 (Rayudu 16, R Sharma 24)

    Bennett starts with two dots and then gives Rayudu a loose delivery, which he puts away through midwicket easily for four. Rayudu was waiting for the short one, well played, gets inside the line of the ball and hits it to long leg for four.

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    Over 13 Ind 39/2 (Rayudu 8, R Sharma 24)

    Southee comes back into the attack for another spell. Rayudu takes a single after defending a few balls. India going at 3 per over, 39 for 2 after 13 overs.

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    Over 12 Ind 38/2 (Rayudu 7, R Sharma 24)

    The short ball from Bennett rises only waist-high and Rohit hits it over midwicket for a six, good pull shot. A couple of singles to end the over, 8 runs from it.

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    Over 11 Ind 30/2 (Rayudu 6, R Sharma 17)

    Good bouncer to start the over from Mills, Rayudu then pushes the ball to third man for a single. Mills bowls it outside off again, Rohit thinks of hitting it over cover, but leaves it alone. Rohit turns the next one to midwicket for a single. A couple of runs from the over.

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    Over 10 Ind 28/2 (Rayudu 5, R Sharma 16)

    Hamish Bennett replaces Southee and starts the 10th over of the innings. A couple of shortish deliveries to start the over, Rayudu lets the first one go and blocks the next. Four, first four of the innings, Rayudu flicks it off his pads for four to square leg, easy boundary. Five runs from the over, India 28 for 2.

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    Over 9 Ind 23/2 (Rayudu 1, R Sharma 16)

    Rohit takes a single from the first ball to give the strike to Rahane, Mills starts his 5th over. WICKET! Mills goes for the short one and Rahane pulls it to long leg, India lose their second wicket, both to short deliveries. Rayudu comes to the crease, in a difficult situation, takes a single to square leg to get off the mark. India 23 for 2 after 9 overs.

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    Over 8 Ind 21/1 (Rahane 3, R Sharma 15)

    Dropped, Southee bowls a brilliant ball, testing Rohit outside off, Rohit pokes at it, outside edges it to Taylor at slips who drops a difficult chance. Just a single from the over, India moving slowly at 21 for 1 after 8 overs.

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    Over 7 Ind 20/1 (Rahane 3, R Sharma 14)

    Rohit hits the first ball straight up in the air over the bowler's head, just out of the reach of the fielder in the end, another lucky escape for Rohit. A couple of dots and then six, Rohit likes to do this at the start of an innings, comes down the wicket to Mills and hits it straight down the ground for a six.

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    Over 6 Ind 11/1 (Rahane 3, R Sharma 5)

    A couple of singles to start the Southee over, and then Rahane picks up another single, he flicks it off his pads to long leg. India need to rotate the strike and keep building the innings. Southee responds with a short ball and Rohit ducks under it. Four singles from the over.

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    Over 5 Ind 7/1 (Rahane 1, R Sharma 3)

    Mills starts his third over, a maiden from the veteran and Rohit plays it out.

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    Over 4 Ind 7/1 (Rahane 1, R Sharma 3)

    A single to start the over, Rohit does not hit it convincingly, but gets a single. A wide from Southee. WICKET! Kohli's gone, big wicket for New Zealand. Kohli gets his first short ball today and top edges it to midwicket, Neesham takes a good catch. Rahane walks out at number three for India, a different role for him in the batting. Rahane drives it through extra cover and gets off the mark. India 7 for 1 after 4 overs.

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    Over 3 Ind 3/0 (Kohli 2, R Sharma 1)

    Mills start his second over, Kohli pushes the ball in front of midwicket for a quick run. Rohit gets off the mark with a single, a streaky inside edge that misses the stumps and runs down to square leg. India 3 for no loss after 3 overs.

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    Over 2 Ind 0/0 (Kohli 1, R Sharma 0)

    Southee to Kohli, a few dots and then Kohli drives the wide one from Southee for a single. Just one from the over.

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    Over 1 Ind 0/0 (Kohli 0, R Sharma 0)

    Rohit Sharma and Kohli come out the bat, India change their tactics in this match. A maiden from Mills to start the innings.

  • Toss

    India have won the toss again and have elected to bat first. Dhawan is not playing today and Stuart Binny makes his debut for India. Raina has been left out for Rayudu. New Zealand are playing Kyle Mills and Jimmy Neesham, Corey Anderson and Mitchell McClenaghan take a break.

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    Greetings!

    Hello and welcome to the fourth ODI in Hamilton, where India need to win to avoid a series defeat, while the Kiwis will hope to avoid another frustrating tie.