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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three dots and then three singles from the over, New Zealand need 191 from 31 overs.
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.
Jadeja starts his 4th over, just a couple of singles from another quick over, 7 overs for 19 runs from spin so far.
Quick over from Ashwin, just three singles from the over, New Zealand need 197 runs to win from 34 overs.
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.
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.
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.
A leg gully in place for Ashwin, four singles from the over, New Zealand need 210 runs in 38 overs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rohit opens the face of his bat and runs the ball down the third man for a single.
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.
A couple of runs to start the over and a couple of singles to finish it.
Nathan starts his 6th over, Rohit takes a single from the first ball. Four singles from the over, India 107 for 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A couple of runs to start the over, and Nathan keeps it to just two from the over.
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.
First signs of spin, Nathan McCullum comes into the attack. A couple of singles from the over after drinks.
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.
A single to start the over, Rohit gives the strike to Rayudu. Just a single from the over, India 48 for 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mills starts his third over, a maiden from the veteran and Rohit plays it out.
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.
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.
Southee to Kohli, a few dots and then Kohli drives the wide one from Southee for a single. Just one from the over.
Rohit Sharma and Kohli come out the bat, India change their tactics in this match. A maiden from Mills to start the innings.
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.
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.