India vs NZ World T20 highlights: Ronchi’s late hits help Kiwis to 126/7

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 15, 2016 21:25 IST
India will look to spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja to tie down the New Zealand batting. (AFP Photo)


Over 20: Useful hits from Luke Ronchi help New Zealand to 126/7. India need to chase 127 to win

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19.3 Nehra to Ronchi, 1 run, OUT

Steps out of his crease to a full toss and hits it towards Dhawan at long on, it reaches the fielder on the first bounce and they risk a second! Dhawan fires the ball back at the bowler and Nehra breaks the stumps with the bat just short. Bullet throw from the deep

Over 19: 8 off Jadeja. 111/6

Over 18: 5 off Bumrah’s last over. 103/6

Over 17: 8 runs and Santner’s wicket in Jadeja’s over. 98/6

16.4 Jadeja to Santner, OUT

Jadeja hits back right away! Bowls a flat and faster ball outside off and it spins in sharply, Santner stays back and tries to pull with the turn but gets a top edge that goes straight up in the air, Dhoni settles under the catch

Over 16: 2 runs and the big wicket of Anderson from Bumrah. 90/5

15.4 Bumrah to Anderson, OUT

Three in a row and the third yorker has uprooted middle stump! Anderson moved towards the off side deep in his crease to try and get under the yorker and scoop it over short fine leg. Bumrah was too good for him

Over 15: Expensive over from Pandya, 10 off it. 88/4

Over 14: 3 off Raina. 78/4

Over 13: A useful Jadeja over that for the Kiwis. 12 off it and a bit of a scare for Dhoni. 75/4

Over 12: 4 runs off the over and a brilliant piece of work by Raina to dismiss Ross Taylor. 63/4

11.3 Raina to Anderson, OUT

Is that a run out? Brilliant work from Raina if so! Anderson played the ball towards the bowler’s left, and Raina moved quickly in his followthrough and dived to field the ball, he tumbled and rolled as he collected the ball and backhanded it on to the stumps, Taylor was a long way out and though he lunged his bat was not grounded behind the crease when the bails came off. Such an agile and slick piece of fielding

Over 11: 4 runs off Ravindra Jadeja. 59/3

Over 10: A boundary from Taylor off Ashwin. 6 off the over. 55/3

Over 9: 7 off Raina’s over. 49/3

Over 8: 7 runs off Bumrah’s second over, including a boundary from Anderson. 42/3

Over 7: The important wicket of Williamson and 2 runs in Raina’s first over. 35/3

6.5 Raina to Williamson, OUT

Williamson’s been stumped! Such fast hands from Dhoni and superb change of pace from Raina. He saw the batsman stepping out of his crease and fired the ball flat and quick outside off. Williamson stopped his advance and tried to reach the ball with the cut. He missed and Dhoni did the rest

Over 6: A good start from Bumrah. Just one off it. 33/2

Over 5: Anderson with two boundaries in that Ashwin over. 32/2

Over 4: Williamson cuts loose with a boundary in that Nehra over. 22/2

Over 3: New Zealand ramping down the attack after those two wickets. Three off Ashwin. 17/2

Over 2: Just one run and the crucial wicket of the dangerous Colin Munro in Nehra’s first over. 14/2

1.3 Nehra to Munro, OUT

Mis-hit straight to mid-off! Munro is six and out as well. He steps out of his crease and tries to smash the ball down the ground. Pandya takes an easy catch. New Zealand are coming out hard and going down swinging.

Over 1: Two big sixes and the wicket of Guptill in Ashwin’s first over. An eventful one that. New Zealand 13/1

0.2 Ashwin to Guptill, OUT

Ashwin hits back for that six and how! LBW! Guptill eschews the straight bat and tries to sweep this time, the ball from Ashwin is straight and the newness of it makes it skid straight on, umpire Dharmasena takes a while but eventually raises the finger. That looked pretty close, unless he got his pad outside the line of off stump. Will confirm. That hit the backfoot and was plumb. Whoops, on second look that was high, replays indicate it was going over the top of the stumps.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first in the World T20 opener against India in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Williamson explained his decision, saying the track at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium looked dry and likely to slow down later.

For India, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is going with the same 11 that won the Asia Cup final.

As for the Kiwis, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls and Mitchell McClenaghan have, surprisingly, been left out of the playing XI. Williamson has opted to play with three spinners - Nathan McCullum, Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner, and two pacers - Corey Anderson and Adam Milne.

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MS Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (captain), Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor

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