Canada v New Zealand live

By Tristan Holme (South Africa)   Last updated: 13th March 2011  

NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 97 RUNS The Kiwis won, but they will need to work on their bowling a lot if they want to take confidence away from this game and into the rest of the matches.

Over 50 Ryder 1-wd-1-4-W 261-9 A single and a wide starts off the over beofre Chohan hammers four more down the ground. WICKET! He's gone next ball, though. He holes out to cover and Taylor takes the catch.

Over 49 N McCullum 4-6-1-1-1-6 254-8 Uhm, where was all of this earlier? Chohan starts off the over with a cracking four through midwicket and then launches six towards the same area. A couple of singles follow and Hansra ends the over with six more. That was sent to long off and it was quite a lovely shot. A bit late now for all of this, just trying to make sure everybody wakes up and doesn't get stuck in the stadium.

Over 48 0-0-0-1-0-0 238-8 62 runs needed now...per over. Everybody is waiting for the inevitable.

Over 47 Oram 0-1-4-1-1-wd-4 234-8 Canada add 12 runs off that over but they need 125 off 18. There should be a rule in one-day cricket where captains decide to just end the game when it's in a phase like this. Kind of like they decide to draw a Test if there is an hour left...

Over 46 Southee 1-W-0-0-0-0 222-8 Another wicket. Baidwan is caught at mid off but Hansra is back. Does he want his 100 or does he just want to frustrate every single person workong on this match?

Over 45 Oram W-2-4-0-1-1 221-7 Most absurd run out. WICKET! Davison digs out a yorker, comes half way down the pitch and then decides to walk back. McCullum had a shy at the stumps and broke them before Davison got back. Ridiculous. Can Canada bat it out? Looks unlikely.

Over 44 Southee 0-4b-0-1-1-1-1 213-6 Seven come from the over but that's not going to do anything to help the cauyse. 146 needed off 36 balls.

Over Oram 43 2-1-1-W-0 205-6 Rao takes two to start off the over and the batsmen then rotate the strike with a couple of singles. WICKET! Breakthrough for New Zealand! Rao holes one out to long on, regulation catch.

Over 42 Southee 1lb-0-1-4-1wd-1lb 201-5 Southee is back into the attack and a leg bye and a single starts things off. Davison then adds four to the total, very good shot from him but it won't matter much now. The required rate is close to 20 an over. There's a leg before appeal off the last ball of the over and Southee goes for a desperate review, but that's going down leg. The 200 is up for Canada, though.

Over 41 Oram 1b-1-1-10-1-4 187-5 Massive delay here as Hansra continues to cramp up. He gets treatment from everybody, including the umpire and eventually decides to give up in the losing cause and retire hurt. A few singles and a four follow. Just nine overs left now and Canada need 167 off 54.

Over 40 Styris 0-0-0-1-0-0 184-5 Err, just a single from the over and that's off the blade of Hansra. He now has a cramp. And a runner. Thought these thins only happened in Test matches..

Over 39 Oram W-0-4-0-0-0 179-5 WICKET! Change in the bowling and it works immediately. Cheema tries to send one down to third man but he edges it and Baz takes a diving catch. Very acrobatic catch at that. Over pitched by Oram this time and a misfield ends up going for four. Lucky.

Over 38Styris 1-0-1-1-1-0 179-4 Just singles from the over now. Surely Canada will bat even slower than what they did before Begai went out?

Over 37 N McCullum 1-0-2-1-1-W 175-4 Bagai is really struggling out there. He's gone down with cramps again. It looks like one of those really horrific calf cramps, the one where your foot pretty much extends without you being able to do anything about it. After some treatment he decides to soldier on, though. All in pursuit of that 100, presumably. WICKET! Obviously it wasn't to be, though. He's gone off the last ball of the over. Breakthrough for New Zealand! Tried to go for the big shot but the edge carries through to the keeper.

Over 36 Styirs 0-1-0-1-0-4 170-3 A couple of singles, as has become the norm, come in the middle of the over and Bagain then adds a boundary. Yes, believe it. A boundary. That's flicked towards deep backward square leg. Canada need 189 off 84.

Over 35 N McCullum 1-1-1-2-1-0 163-3 A couple of singles start off the over as Bagai and Hansra seem content to chip away at the deficeit without showing any intent of going for the win. Bagai has a cramp and has to get some treatment.

Over 34 Styris 1-1-2-1-0-0 158-3 Not sure what's worse right now. New Zealand not being able to take wickets or Canada going along at snail's pace. They take just six from the over, no boundaries. And the required run rate now edges closer to 13 an over.

Over 33 Williamson 1-1-0-5wd-0-1-1 152-3 Alternatively, New Zealand can also gift Canada some runs to help them feel better. Williamson gifts the batsmen five wides and singles all round make up the rest of it. The required rate is over 12 now, by the way.

32 Styris 0-0-1-0-1-0 143-3 Just a couple of singles from the over. It would be nice of New Zealand could pick up a few wickets and help put Canada out of their misery.

Over 31 4-0-0-1-1-0 141-3 A four towards extra cover starts things off and a couple of singles follow to make it six from the over. Not good enough, though. Required rate edging back to 12.

Over 29 Williamson 0-1-0-2-0-0 125-3 Someboidy need to tell Canada they can't draw the match and they'll lose if they don't actually chase down the runs. They take just three from the over. A single towards deep point and a couple goes over the slips.

Over 28 Styirs 1-1-0-0-1-0 122-3 Just singles from that over as Styirs starts to tidy things up a little. Canada need to be scoring at over 10 an over. They're going at just above four.

Over 27 Williamson 0-1-1-1-4-1 118-3 A few singles start off the over before Bagai brings up his 50 witha four through the covers. That was full and deserved to be hit. A single through the covers end off the over.

Over 26 Southee 0-0-0-0-4-1 111-3 Hansra gets four by coming forward and driving the ball back over the bowler. He finishes the over with a single towards mid-on. It's getting a bit exciting here.

Over 25 McCullum 0-0-1-2-4-2 106-3 More prodding about by the Canadians. Until the fourth delivery which is powerfully struck down the ground by Bagai. Oram does well to save the boundary. Canada bring up their century with a thick outside edge which sails past keeper McCullum for four runs.

Over 24 Southee 0-0-1-0-0-0 97-3 Here's Southee. He starts with a wide delivery that Hansra flashes at of his front foot. And would you know it, he doesn't make contact. In fact it happens twice. He eventually manages to get bat on ball, albeit nominally so, and they camper through for a single. Bagai cuts fiercely but straight at the man at point.

Over McCullum 23 2-1-0-0-0-1 96-3 Some more mid-innings mediocrity from the North Americans. No effort is made to take the attack to the Black Caps.

Over 22 Styris 1-0-0-0-3-1 92-3 Styris' fifth delivery is angled in on Bagai's pads. He works the ball down to fine leg where Oram takes a tumble preventing the boundary.

Over 21 McCullum 1-0-1-0-1-0 Another miserly over from McCullum.

Over 20 Styris 0-0-1-1-1-0 85-3 Styris worked around the park for three singles. Canada need a bit more than that and, I daresay, so do the spectators and commentators who are finding Canada's watchfull approach somewhat frustrating.

Over 19 McCullum 1-0-0-1-0-0 82-3 Ooh! Just short of the man catching at midwicket. Some turn for McCullum and the ball is punched straight to Taylor who takes it on the half-volley.

Over 18 Styris 0-1-1wd-0-0-0 80-3 Styris takes over from Franklin, wholooks somewhat out of touch with the ball. Appeal for a stumping down leg side and the umpire sends it upstairs. Not out. The rest of the over is spot-on though. Good bowling.

Over 17 McCullum 0-1-1-1-4-1 78-3 Nathan McCullum takes the ball from Oram. He's beautifully lifted over extra cover for a boundary by the Canadian captain. Very good over for Canada. They even steal a quick single to end it.

Over 16 Franklin 0-2-1-4-1-1 70-3 New Zealand gift Canada an extra run when the throw from cover is not properly backed up. Then Franklin, coming around the wicket to the right handed Bagai serves up a nice juicy full toss and Bagai drives him nicely through extra cover for a boundary. Franklin looked the business with the bat. With the ball... not so much.

Over 15 Oram 1-0-0-1-2-1 61-3 Bagai makes room for a booming cover drive but succeeds only in getting a thick outside edge on the ball. It flies over the vacant third slip and the third man saves the boundary. Single taken. Lucky! Hansra lifts a leg-side delivery miles into the air but the ball lands in no-man's land. Two runs taken.

Over 14 Franklin 0-0-0-1-0-4 56-3 Canada need another 308 runs to win. Not looking good for them, despite another fortunate boundary. Bagai hooks at a short one and the ball flies over McCullum for four runs.

Over 13 Oram 0-0-W-0-1-0 51-3 Big appeal for a catch behind! Two short balls that Patel swings at. He gets nothing on the first and New Zealand seem pretty confident that he got an edge on the second. The umpire is not. A review is taken and the third umpire gives him out! Excellent little innings comes to an end. Jimmy Hansra is the new man. He gets a thick edge on a full ball and the ball runs down to third man for a single. End of a good over from Oram.

Over 12 1-1-0-4-1-2 52-2 Two singles off the start of that Franklin over. More great hitting from Patel though! Nothing wrong with the ball and the youngster lifts the ball, on the up, over extra cover for an effortless and risk-free boundary. Bagai ends this over with a handsome punch through point for two runs.

Over 11 Oram 0-1-0-0-0-0 41-2 Oram continues. He concedes another single. That's two in two overs! Canada breaking the shackles here. No further runs though.

Over 10 Franklin 1nb-6-0-0-1-0-0 40-2 Here comes James Franklin. He starts with a no-ball. Free hit happiness. And Patel makes it count! Franklin sees him coming down the track and drops it short. Patel swivvels beautifully and hooks the ball over the fine leg fence. He's looked a different man in the last 2 overs. This is great to see. What's even more amazing than the six is the fact a batsman has hot a scoring shot that was not a boundary. First time in five overs that's happened.

Over 9 Oram 0-0-0-0-0-0 32-2 Canada dealing only in boundaries at the moment. No attempts made to take runs at all. Well, it is frightfully hot out there. Maiden over from Oram.

Over 8 Southee 0-0-0-4-4-4 32-2 Patel is sent back after he attempts a crazy single. The fielder has one stump to aim at from point and misses. Huge let-off for the minnows. Very short from Southee and Patel takes an ugly swipe at it. He gets a top edge and the ball flies over McCullum for four runs. No chance for the keeper. Wow! The batsman follows that up with a dismissive spank over extra cover. for four. And another one! Half volley served up by Southee and Patel lifts the ball effortlessly over mid off for four. Excellent over for the lad. Is he getting a bit of confidence here? He's looked pretty useless so far.

Over 7 Oram 4-0-0-0-0-0 20-2 Big Jake gets takes over from the crocked Kyle Mills. His first delivery is full and on Bagai's pads and the batsman obliges; flicking it to backward square for four. Oram follows that up with an absolute peach that barely misses the Canadian captain's outside edge. Deadly combination of swing through the air and movement off the pitch.

Over 6 0-0-0-0-4-0 16-2 Southee's hitting a good length consistently. He goes a little too straight now though and Patel plays a somewhat agricultural heave through midwicket for four. Not convinving, despite the result.

Over 5 0-0-W-0-4-4 12-2 Awfull batting from Canada. Short and wide outside off and Surkari lets it go as if he's playing a first class game. OUT! But thankfully he departs soon after that atrocity. Prodding forward at a stock delivery outside off - he gets an edge and Taylor takes the easiest catch of his life. Ashish Bagai is the new man. Mills runs in for another delivery and pulls up. He's holding his hamstring and now he's walking off. He's done his job though. Definitely a precautionary move from New Zealand. Jesse Ryder takes over from him. And he serves up an absolute cake, which the Canadian skipper gobbles up. Wide and short and lashed over cover for four runs. His next ball is on Bagai's pads and the batsman tickles him down to fine leg for four runs. Nice end to the over.

Over 4 Southee 0-0-1-0-0-0 4-1 Canada score two singles. Nothing indicating that Canada are going to attempt to chase down this score.

Over 3 Mills W-0-0-0-0-0 2-1 OUT! Terrific catch by Taylor at first slip. Full and wide from Mills and Gunasekera lashes at it. The edge is found and the ball flies high over slip, but Taylor intercepts with one hand, leaping up and snatching the ball out of the air. Mills is delighted. Zubin Surkari is the new man. He's beaten outside the off stump with a beautiful rising delivery. Wicket maiden for Mills.

Over 2 Southee 0-0-0-0-0-0 2-0 Southee's first ball is full and on Patel's pads. He clips the ball nicely but straight at the man at midwicket. No run. DROPPED! Incredibly difficult chance for the bowler, but he got a hand to it. Patel drives back towards him, low and to his left, but young Southee couldn't hang on.

NZ 358/6 Crazy last over, and New Zealand have managed 128 in their last ten. Fair to say that will be beyond Canada, no matter how good a pitch this is, but stick around to see how many they can get. We'll be back in around half an hour for the second innings.

Over 50 Cheema 1-6-6-4-6-5nb Baidwan-wd-2 358-6 - Phwoah! That is some strike from Franklin, who clears long-on by a distance with a really clean hit. Straight out of the middle, and it sails 86 metres. He continues the slaughter with six more over wide midwicket, a booming drive over extra cover for four, and then finds the second tier at midwicket! Cheema makes things worse by firing in a high full toss which is not only a no-ball but also edged to third man for four. That's his second beamer so he's off, replaced by Baidwan, who sends down a wide before the innings is finally ended with a couple to long-off.

Over 49 Chohan 4-1-2-1-0-0 326-6 - Still no Oram - instead it's James Franklin who''l get a quick whirl. Williamson lashes a full toss to midwicket for four, gives Franklin the strike, and a clip through midwicket brings two for the new man. Williamson has a couple of wild swings at the final two balls, but misses out.

Over 48 Baidwan 4-4-3-4-4-W 318-6 - Now Williamson gets in on the act, helping a full legside delivery down to fine leg for four, then fetching one from outside off stump to smash it over midwicket. A classy little nudge through backward point brings two more, and Styris drills the next ball straight back over the bowler's head for four. Baidwan tries going the shorter route in response, but Styris just backs away to slash over backward point. WICKET! But he falls off the final delivery, chipping a full toss to long-on where Davison takes a fine catch - superbly athletic for a 40-year-old! Baidwan has a third wicket, but has gone for 81 from nine overs.

Over 47 Balaji 1-1-1-1-4-0 299-5 - Balaji comes in for his final over, and has it ruined by a screaming drive over extra cover by Styris. That was hit hard and flat and very nearly cleared the boundary having never got higher than four metres.

Over 46 Hansra 6-1-2-1-6-1 291-5 - Here comes Scotty, hammering sixes over long-on and square leg to make it a massive over. There's also another overthrow to add to Canada's frustration, and 79 off the over in total. Williamson just needs to nudge the singles now that Styris has found his range.

Over 45 Balaji 0-4-1-2-0-1lb 272-5 - Dropped! Appalling stuff from Baidwan at extra cover, who gives Williamson a life as he lets a catch go under his hands, through his legs and away to the boundary. No wonder Balaji is fuming! The Kiwis are edging their way to 300, but could make 325 with a big final five overs.

Over 44 Hansra 2-0-1-0-0-1 266-5 - Just four from the over with Williamson struggling. If this were a bigger match New Zealand would certainly have sent Oram in ahead of him but I suspect they want Williamson to spend some time in the middle.

Over 43 Balaji W-0-1-0-1-1 262-5 - WICKET! Tame dismissal for McCullum, who gets himself in a muddle and ends up just popping the ball back to Balaji. Scott Styris strides in with New Zealand sliding, and accumulates three with Williamson. 350 was on the cards while Taylor was at the crease but 300 looks more likely now.

Over 42 Davison 0-0-0-0-2-2 259-4 - Dropped! Davison puts down a sitter off his own bowling and Williamson survives. Such a simple return catch and the Canadian is understandably angry with himself. Williamson goes on to scores twos off the final two delivery, needing an overthrow for the second one.

Over 41 Balaji 4-1lb-4-4-5wd-W-1 255-4 - The seamers haven't fared so well in the powerplay, so Bagai throws the ball to legspinner Balaji Rao. However his first ball is a touch too short, and McCullum gives himself room to cut away over the off side for four. A leg-bye puts Taylor on strike, and the stand-in skipper gets straight to work, carving boundaries to square leg and wide mid-on. Balaji loses his cool and fires five wides down the leg side, which brings up New Zealand's 250. WICKET! But that will give Canada some cheer, as Taylor looks to hit over the leg side, gets a thick edge as the ball turns and Hansra takes a good catching diving forward at short third man. That could save a lot of runs. Kane Williamson is surprisingly the new man in - not sure why they haven't promoted Oram - and he's off the mark with a single. New Zealand hit 74 runs for the loss of two wickets in the batting powerplay, which is now over.

Over 40 Cheema 1b-1-4-1-2-1nb-6 236-3 - This is going to get ugly by the looks of it. N McCullum gets in on the act as he drives over mid-off for four, and Taylor flicks to backward square leg for a couple. Cheema decides to come around the wicket but serves up a full toss above waist height down the leg side which Bagai, who's up to the stumps, does well to stop. And Taylor deposits the extra delivery into the stands at square leg.

Over 39 Baidwan 6-6-0-6-6-4 220-3 Disaster for Canada! Pulled straight to the man at midwicket, Davison, who completely misjudges the catch and let's it go over his head for six! And another one to Taylor! Too short and this time Taylor gets it wide of Davison for the maximum. Nice yorker halts Taylor's charge, the batsman keeping it out. But there's another one! Half-tracker and he's pulled over square leg this time! Too full and Taylor gets underneath it again - this time driving miles into the air. Cheema takes the catch but he steps on the rope just before he can flick the ball back into the field. Another six runs. A four through the covers brings up Taylor's half-century. Off 37 balls.

Over 38 Cheema 0-0-4-1-1-1 192-3 Cheema, understandably, replaces Balaji Rao. He starts with two dot balls to Taylor before getting a full toss way down leg side. He throws his bat at it and works it down to fine leg for a boundary. Nice shot. Terrible delivery. Seven runs from the over.

Over 37 Baidwan 1-2-1-W-0-0 185-3 McCullum, having gone to his century decides to take the batting powerplay. He tries to hit the ball to the moon immediately but completely mistimes it, edging it to the leg side. Two fielders in front of square on the leg side boundary for Ross Taylor, and one of them saves a certain boundary. OUT! McCullum presses the self-destruct button. Wide but not full enough to really get underneath and he drives the ball powerfully, but straight at the man at extra cover, who falls over as he takes the catch in front of his chest. He's replaced by his brother, Nathan. He gets a good bouncer first up. Excellent over from Baidwan.

Over 36 Davison 0-0-1-1-1-0 181-2 John Davison starts his 9th over. McCullum on 99. He brings up his century with a single to point. Excellent, almost faultless, innings from the New Zealand opener. REVIEW. Ross Taylor rapped on the pad and Davison lets rip with a very confident appeal. Not out is the decision and the Canadians go upstairs. Replays suggest the ball didn't turn enough.

Over 35 Balaji 1-0-1-1-0-0 178-2 Spin from both ends now as Balaji Rao comes back into the attack. Good decision by the Canadian captain. Three runs there.

Over 34 Davison 0-1-1-1-0-0 175-2 Three runs from that Davison over.

Over 33 Osinde 0-4-4-1-1-2 172-2 - First boundary for Taylor, and it arrives with a truly sweet shot as he just clips one off his pads for four over midwicket. It's swiftly followed by a second as he works one from outside off stump past mid-on, who was up in the circle. A couple of singles and a two make it 12 from the over.

Over 32 Davison 1-1-1-1-0-1 160-2 - Davison around the wicket to the right-handers now, and Taylor and McCullum are content to milk the singles. No big shotmaking just yet - that may have to wait until after McCullum has a hundred and Taylor has his eye in. They can discuss such tactics over a drinks break.

Over 31 Osinde wd-1-0-1-0-1-0 155-2 - Osinde replaces Chohan and produces a good over. Plenty of deliveries angling into the batsmen and preventing any free-flowing shots. New Zealand might consider taking the batting powerplay now just to inject some urgency back into their innings after a period of lull.

Over 30 Davison 0-W-1-0-0-1 151-2 - WICKET! Ryder decides it's time to have a go, but holes out to long-off where Osinde takes the catch. Might not be the worst thing for New Zealand because Ryder had been struggling a touch and now Ross Taylor will have a full 20 overs to get in and wreak some devastation. He gets off the mark with a single to long-on, but it's another cheap and successful over from Davison.

Over 29 Chohan 1-0-1-0-2-1 149-1 - Chohan continues to trundle in with Bagai up to the stumps, and he's not allowing the Black Caps to have it all their own way as he finds a hint of movement through the air. Just three singles and a Ryder two, which was stroked through the off side.

Over 28 Davison 0-0-0-0-0-0 144-1 Another good over from Davson. The first maiden of the match.

Over 27 Chohan 0-4-0-2-0-1 144-1 Lucky boundary for McCullum! He drives at a full ball from the new bowler and he gets a thick outside edge. No chance for the keeper and it goes for four runs. HUGE APPEAL! The keeper, standing up to the medium pacer, takes what he thinks is a catch and hurls the ball into the aky. Not out says the umpire and, oddly, no review is taken. Replays show the ball missing the bat comfortably.

Over 26 Davison 0-0-0-0-1-1 137-1 DROPPED! Driven in the air by Ryder and the man at extra cover can't hold on to a relatively easy chance. Hit hard but he should have taken that without a problem. Good over from Davison otherwise. Two runs from it.

Over 25 Balaji 0-1-4-0-0-1 135-1 Nice shot form Ryder. Full from Balaji Rao an sweeps hard to square leg for a boundary. Good over for New Zealand as Ryder gets a single off the last ball.

Over 24 Davison 0-0-1-1-1-0 129-1 Three singles from this good Davison over. The Canadian bowlers getting through their overs quickly here.

Over 23 Balaji 1-0-0-6-0-1 126-1 Nicely driven off the back foot for a single by Ryder. Next delivery is swept to short fine leg who misfields. Very nearly a run out as the two batsmen don't communicate properly but McCullum gets back in time. He skips down the track now and flicks the ball back over the bowler's head for six runs. Such fast hands.

Over 22 Davison 4-0-0-1-0-0 117-1 Nice reverse sweep from McCullum. He finds the gap for a boundary. Ryder finds the man at cover - stopping a rasping drive after Davison gives him a bit too much width on the off side.

Over 21 Balaji 1-0-0-0-1-0 112-1 Good bowling from the Canadian spinners now. Keeping These two fluent batsmen in check.

Over 20 Davison 1-0-0-0-0-1 110-1 Off spin now in the form of John Davison. He starts very well - hitting the right areas.

Over 19 Balaji 0-1-1-1-1-0 108-1 Balaji keeps it a little fuller this over and the batsmen prod him around the park for four singles.

Over 18 Baidwan 1-1-1-1-1-0 104-1 Baidwan continues. His first ball is a bit short, angling accross the left hander who drives nicely off the back foot through the covers for a single. Ryder gets one out the middle but it's straight to the man on the midwicket boundary. LBW appeal is turned down by the umpire and no review is taken. Ryder survives. Would have clipped leg stump.

Over 17 Balaji 0-1-1-0-1-0 99-1 Leg spinner Balaji Rao into the attack now. He drops one short to Ryder who shapes to pull but manages to only smack the ball straight down into the ground in front of him. Rao gets away with a couple of bad deliveries in that over. Neither batsman manages to get him away.

Over 16 Baidwan 0-0-1-0-0-0 96-1 Drinks break taken. Ryder celebrates his rehydration by attempting what would have been a pretty crazy single. Sent back by McCullum. Tidy over from Baidwan. One run from it.

Over 15 Cheema 0-2-1-1-4-0 95-1 Well deflected down to third man again from McCullum. Too wide from Cheema who keeps sending down the odd bad delivery, and McCullum makes now mistake cutting that behind point for four. And that ends the bowling powerplay.

Over 14 Baidwan 0-0-0-0-1-1lb 87-1 Good over from Baidwan. Single to third man is all Ryder can manage. McCullum ends the over with a leg-bye to backward square leg.

Over 13 Cheema 4-0-2-0-0-0 85-1 Cheema given the ball now. His first ball's way too full and McCullum drives uppishly through extra cover for four runs. Risky but a good outcome for him. He brings up his half-century with a deft little deflection down to third man where the fielder dives to save the boundary.

Over 12 Baidwan 0-2-4-0-4-2 79-1 First boundary for Ryder! Width from Baidwan and the NZ number three goes for a square drive - no foot movement and the ball is perilously close to the diving point fielder, but he gets away with it. Too short and straight to him and he transfers his not inconsiderable weight to his back foot, leaning back and smacking the ball over square leg for four. Big over for the Kiwis.

Over 11 Osinde 4-0-4-1-1-4 67-1 Fortune favours the NZ opener here as he throws his bat at a howler of a delivery. Short and wide and he gets a thick top-edge which flies over first slip for a one-bounce four. Fuller this time but much too wide to McCullum and he frees his arms. Beautiful flowing drive over the covers for four. Terrible over from the burly Canadian. Too much width again and McCullum smears it off thew back foot - again over cover for four runs. This is looking ominous for the bowling team.

Over 10 Baidwan 1-0-0-0-W-0 53-1 Baidwan continues. OUT! Forward in defense and Baidwan gets a decent length ball to nip away from Guptil. A healthy outside edge is found and Bagai, standing up to the stumps, takes an excellent catch from the medium pacer. Guptil's scratchy innings comes to an end. Fantastic delivery. Ryder is the new man.

Over 9 Osinde 1wd-0-0-2-4-0-0 52-0 Osinde starts his first over from the other end with a wide. Then Guptil gets away with one! Going for another lofted drive and he mistimes it completely. The ball lands safely out of reach of two fielders. He follows that little mishap up with a lovely pull through midwicket for four.

Over 8 Baidwan 0-0-6-0-0-4 45-0 Down the track and boom! Over long off for maximum. McCullum looking very dangerous. Welcome to the game, mister Baidwan. Loud appeal for LBW from the bowler. Not out. No review taken. Unlucky end to the over for the canadian seamer. Lovely full outswinger, which takes the edge of McCullum's bat and races down to third man for four.

Over 7 Chohan 4-1-0-0-0-4 35-0 What on earth have Canada done sending the kiwis in to bat first? Aside from some swing through the air, this looks like a pretty decent wicket. As McCullum demonstrates by pulling a marginally short ball over square leg for four. Terrific shot from Guptil this time! Fractionally full and he swings the bat through the line, driving high over mid-on for a one-bounce four.

Over 6 Osinde 4-0-0-0-1-4 26-0 Terrific shot from McCullum. He doesn't make any effort to keep the ball down, lashing the short, wide ball over the covers for four runs. He's beaten two balls later, driving at an excellent full outswinger from Osinde. Hew spoils a good comeback with one that's a touch wider amd Guptil finally breaks the shackles with a flowing off-drive to the fence.

Over 5 Chohan 4-0-0-1-0-0 17-0 McCullum plays what might be the ugliest shot of the tournament. Horrible short delivery and the Kiwi opener straight-pulls the ball past the bowler for a boundary. Not even nearly where he wanted it to go.

Over 4 Osinde 4-0-0-0-0-1 12-0 Too much width to McCullum and he cuts fiercely in front of square for the first boundary of the match. He's squared up immediately after by an excellent Osinde delivery. But the batsman copes well with a little late movement away from him, playing the ball to the cover fielder.

Over 3 Chohan 1-0-1-0-0-0 7-0 McCullum flashes the short wide ball over backward point for a single. Gwell stopped by the fielder at third man, sliding and taking the ball in the breadbasket. Decent over otherwise.

Over 2 Osinde 0-0-1-0-0-0 5-0 Decent first over from Osinde.

Over 1 Chohan 1wd-0-1wd-1wd-0-0-0-1-0 4-0 Lots of swing back into the right handed batsman in the first over.

New Zealand MJ Guptill, BB McCullum (wk), JD Ryder, LRPL Taylor (capt), KS Williamson, SB Styris, JEC Franklin, NL McCullum, JDP Oram, KD Mills, TG Southee

Canada R Gunasekera, ZE Surkari, A Bagai (capt, wk), AS Hansra, Rizwan Cheema, JM Davison, H Patel, HS Baidwan, Khurram Chohan, WD Balaji Rao, H Osinde

Toss Canada have won the toss and elected to field first. Ashish Bagai expects some swing early on and wants to take advantage of it, although New Zealand's stand-in skipper Ross Taylor says he would have batted anyway.

Morning After last night's drama, Sunday's fixture list is rather less appetising as we look at two potential mismatches. Australia will blitz Kenya later in the day, but this morning it's New Zealand who will be looking to qualify for the quarter finals with a comfortable win over Canada in Mumbai. Stick around to see if that's the case - the match gets underway at 04:00 GMT.

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