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New Zealand Vs India Live Score (Test)

2nd Test | 29 February, 2020 | Hagley Oval, Christchurch

132 / 3 Overs36.0 R/R3.66 Fours21 Sixes1 Extras10

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: New Zealand beat India by 7 wickets

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Ross Taylor 5 9 1 0
Henry Nicholls Batting 5 13 1 0
  • So that is it from India's tour of New Zealand. India started on a positive note by pocketing the T20I series 5-0 but were outplayed in the ODIs and Test series that followed as they lost by a margin of 0-3 and 0-2 respectively. Now the cricketing action moves ahead with New Zealand touring their neighbours Australia for a 3-match ODI series which starts on 13th March. India, on the other hand, welcome South Africa for the 3-match ODI series which starts on 12th March. Hope to have your company for those games. Till then take care, cheers and goodbye!
  • New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson, says that it is an outstanding feeling. Feels that the pitches were sporting for both the games as the bowlers had to bowl on right lines and lengths. Adds that he is really excited seeing Kyle Jamieson and credits him to do so well in his very first series. Credits him for his contributions with both bat and ball. Praises Blundell too and feels that the ball was doing enough and he hung in well. Feels that they got to learn a lot from this series. Finishes off by saying that they are looking forward to their next series when they take on their neighbors, Australia.
  • The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, starts by saying that it was a matter of not having enough intent and feels that the inability of not winning the important phases didn't help. Tells that their bowlers could not bowl in the right areas for a longer time while the Kiwis executed their plans well. Feels that the batters didn't give enough runs for the bowlers to attack. Tells that it happened in South Africa too and here as well. Feels that they need to go to the drawing room and figure out what went wrong. Adds that the toss do play major roles but adds that they are not a side that gives excuses. Says that they are only taking learnings from this game. On the entire tour, the Indian skipper says that they had a very good T20 series and even in the ODIs, they did well but got outplayed by the Kiwis. And in this series, they failed to play the brand of cricket they wanted to play.
  • For his brilliant effort of 5/45 in the first innings and his batting efforts lower down the order, Kyle Jamieson is named as the Man of the Match. He says that it has been a good couple of weeks for him. Adds that they played as a unit throughout the series. Feels that the pitch conditions do help but they had to pitch the ball up and then bowl shorter ones too. Mentions that it is time for him to work on his batting too as his partnerships lower down the order made a difference in this game.
  • After getting a slender lead of 7, India needed efforts from their batters. But that never came. None of the batters could get going. The top order failed, the middle order failed and eventually the side got bowled out for a very small total. Tim Southee and Trent Boult were once again the destructor-in-chief as the duo shared 7 wickets between them. That meant that all the Kiwis needed was 132 to win the series. That eventually was trekked down by the Kiwis quite comfortably. Stay tuned for the presentations...
  • Coming to the Kiwi innings, they started well with Latham and Blundell adding 66 for the first wicket. However, in the morning session of Day 2, Bumrah and Shami made the ball talk and ripped the Kiwi middle order apart. However, their inability of getting rid of the tail-enders meant that New Zealand came very close to the Indian total as Jamieson and Wagner played valuable knocks.
  • Now, time for the match summary. After being asked to bat first, India started well on the back of a fine half ton from Shaw. After the dismissal of Shaw, the Indian middle order faltered which included skipper Kohli's wicket too. Pujara and Vihari batted well for their half tons and took India closer to 250. It was Kyle Jamieson who ripped the Indians apart with a fifer and he got support from Tim Southee and Trent Boult as the duo picked 2 each.
  • Let's talk about Day 3 first. India were just 97 ahead and had 4 wickets in their hands. They needed something big from Vihari and Pant but they failed to deliver as Southee and Boult ran through the lower order of the Indian batting line-up. Needing just 132 runs to win, Tom Latham and Tom Blundell quite comfortably added 103 runs for the opening wicket. India did get 2 more after the first wicket but they were hardly going to change the result.
  • An easy run chase in the end and the Kiwis thump India convincingly to seal the series 2-0. A thorough professional performance from them. With this win, they move to no. 3 on the ICC World Test Championship points table.
  • 35.6There is the winning run! Full and around off and middle, Nicholls forces it through mid on for a single. THE KIWIS WIN BY 7 WICKETS.
  • 35.5Shortish and on off, Nicholls keeps it out.
  • 35.5NO BALL! Jadeja has overstepped here. He bowls it flatter and outside off, Nicholls goes for the cut but fails to do so as the keeper collects it and appeals. The bowler and the keeper looks the most excited of the lot but the umpire is unmoved. Kohli takes the review and the replays roll in. Hang on folks! Jadeja has overstepped here.
  • Review time! India have reviewed for a caught behind. Let's see the replays. Well, hang on. It's a no ball.
  • 35.4Flatter on off, defended.
  • 35.3Full on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.
  • 35.2Floated ball on off, blocked.
  • 35.1Floated on the pads, Taylor sweeps it towards fine leg for a single.
  • Ravindra Jadeja now. 4-0-21-0 from him so far.
  • 34.6Outside off, left alone. 129/3
  • 34.5Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 34.4FOUR! Nicholls gives the charge on this length ball outside off and hits it uppishly over point for a boundary.
  • 34.3Length ball on off, pushed to the cover region.
  • 34.2Short ball on off, Nicholls pulls it uppishly towards mid on where it lands just short of the fielder.
  • 34.1Length ball outside off, Henry makes an easiest of the leave.
  • Interesting! The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, to bowl now. Some fun time for the crowd.
  • 33.6Good length ball on off, blocked. 125/3
  • 33.5Fuller and around off, pushed towards mid off.
  • 33.4FOUR! Short and on middle, Taylor goes on the back foot quickly and hammers the ball via a pull shot to deep square leg. 7 more needed.
  • 33.3Good length ball around off, Taylor comes forward and keeps it out.
  • 33.2Fuller one on off and middle, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 33.1Shortish and just outside off, pushed towards covers.
  • 32.6Length ball on off, Nicholls defends it off the back foot. 121/3
  • Henry Nicholls joins Ross Taylor out in the middle.
  • 32.5OUT! BOWLED! India are not going down without a fight. Bumrah roars in delight there. He was the one who was constantly asking questions at the batters and finally he gets the reward. It is bowled on a length and on off, It is a nip backer as Blundell looks to defend it leaving a big gap between his bat and pad. The ball sneaks through that gap and hits the top of off pole to send it for a cartwheel. The umpire stops the batter as they check for the no ball. The replays roll in and it shows that Bumrah has some part of his heel behind the popping crease. The third umpire to be completely sure sees the replay a few more times and then gives the marching orders for Blundell.
  • 32.4FOUR! Full and on off, driven through covers for a boundary.
  • 32.3Length ball on off, Blundell looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 32.2Full and on the pads, Taylor plays it towards mid-wicket and takes a single. It went off the pads there and the umpire gives it as a leg bye.
  • 32.1Length ball on off, blocked off the back foot by Taylor.
  • 31.6Landed on a length and on middle, worked towards mid-wicket. 116/2
  • 31.5Good length ball around off, Tom guides it towards short third man.
  • 31.4FOUR! HALF TON FOR BLUNDELL! A short and outside off one from Yadav, Blundell goes on the back foot and slashes it through point to reach the landmark.
  • 31.3Angled into the pads on a fuller length, Blundell tries flicking but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal follows but it dies down slowly.
  • 31.2Another fuller one around off, Blundell is solid in his defense once again.
  • 31.1Full and around off, Blundell keeps it out.
  • Ross Taylor is in next.
  • 30.6OUT! CAUGHT! A jaffa! Bumrah bowls a short one on off, Kane Williamson looks to evade this one but fails to get his wrists out of the line of the delivery. The ball also jags back into the batter there as it takes the gloves and lobs towards gully where Rahane takes the catch. Williamson's poor series with the bat ends here. 20 more needed for a win for New Zealand. 112/2
  • 30.5Short ball on middle, Williamson ducks under it.
  • 30.4Length and on off, pushed off the back foot by Kane.
  • 30.3Outside off, left alone.
  • 30.2BEATEN! Length ball outside off, Kane drives it only to get beaten on the outside edge.
  • 30.1FOUR! Full and outside off, Williamson defends it off the back foot and the ball rolls through gully and into the third man fence.
  • DRINKS! Just a formality left as New Zealand need another 24 runs to win the series. The game should get over in the next hour.
  • 29.6Outside off, left alone. 108/1
  • 29.5Short of a length ball outside off, it comes back in a bit. Blundell there looks to defend it off the back foot. The ball sneaks between the bat and the body and also goes over the sticks.
  • 29.4Length ball on off, Tom plays it off the back foot.
  • 29.3Short of a length ball on off, Blundlell pushes it to covers.
  • 29.2Length ball on middle, tucked towards square leg for a run.
  • 29.1Full on off, played back to the bowler off the front foot.
  • 28.6Length ball on off, Blundell plays it back to the bowler off the back foot. 107/1
  • 28.5Back of a length ball on off, Blundell plays it off the back foot to mid on.
  • 28.4Short of a length ball on off, Blundell taps it to point.
  • 28.3FOUR! That is crunched! Full and outside off, Blundell drives it through covers for a boundary. It was banished as soon as it came.
  • 28.2Length and outside off, Blundell makes a leave.
  • 28.1Length ball on off, pushed to covers by Tom.
  • Kane Williamson walks in to bat now. Also, change in bowling too as Jasprit Bumrah returns to bowl. 10-2-27-0 are his numbers so far.
  • 27.6OUT! CAUGHT! Sharp catch from Pant down the leg side. A bumper from Yadav, Latham goes for the pull but fails to connect. The ball takes the gloves and loops behind. Pant does well to move to his right and throw his right hand up to gobble the catch. Latham walked straightaway. They check for the no ball but Yadav is fine. India avoid another 10-wicket hammering. 103/1
  • 27.5Short ball down the leg side, Latham leaves it. The keeper too fails to collect it.
  • 27.4Length ball on off, Latham plays it to covers.
  • 27.3Good length ball outside off, left alone.
  • 27.2Good length ball on off, pushed to point.
  • 27.1Shorter one on the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 26.6Bowls a shorter one around off, Blundell goes on the back foot and keeps it out. 103/0
  • 26.5On off, it is defended.
  • 26.4Tossed up ball on off, Blundell comes forward and defends it out.
  • 26.3Floated around off, it turns away after pitching to beat the outside edge.
  • 26.2On the pads, tucked behind square leg for a run.
  • 26.1FOUR! FIFTY FOR Latham. Batted brilliantly under pressure in the first innings and has done the same in this small run chase. Jadeja bowls it shorter one on middle, Latham hammers it via pull to deep mid-wicket. 100-run stand for the opening wicket.
  • 25.6The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 98/0
  • 25.5NOT OUT! Umpire's call there. Blundell survives. A good review there by India. Yadav bowls one on a length and on off, it comes a bit into the batter. Blundell goes for the defensive push but gets beaten and is rapped on the pads. There is an appeal from the bowler and his teammates. Kohli thinks about taking a review and then takes it finally. The replays roll in and first the Ultra Edge comes on. It shows that there is daylight as the ball passes the bat. Now comes the Ball Tracker, it shows that the ball in pitching in line, the impact is also in line and then when it hits the stumps it is umpire call as it just clip the bails.
  • Review time! Tom Blundell is the man in question. Lets see what the replays have to show. Nothing on the Ultra Edge. Ball Tracker now comes in. It shows umpire's call on hitting the stumps.
  • 25.4Length ball outside off, Blundell keeps the ball out to the off side off the outside half of the bat.
  • 25.3FOUR! That's exquisitely played. Short of a length ball outside off, Blundell punches the ball off the back foot through point and fetches a boundary.
  • 25.2Length ball on off, tucked towards mid-wicket now.
  • 25.1Full and on off, Blundell pushes it off the back foot.
  • 24.6Flatter and outside off, Blundell cuts it through point for a single. 94/0
  • 24.5Full and on off, driven to short cover once again.
  • 24.4Floated ball on leg, Blundell plays it to the leg side.
  • 24.3Outside off, left alone.
  • 24.2Full ball on off, blocked off the front foot.
  • 24.1Tossed up ball on off, Latham drives it to short cover.
  • 23.6Length ball on off, Latham keeps it out off the back foot. 93/0
  • 23.5BEATEN! Length ball around off, Latham goes for a poke on this ball but gets beaten on the outside edge.
  • 23.4Length ball on off, Latham defends it towards the off side.
  • 23.3FOUR! Wow ! Glorious hit there. Yadav bowls on a length and on middle, Latham drives it off the inside half of the bat through mid on and into the fence at long on for a boundary.
  • 23.2Outside off, Latham makes a leave.
  • 23.1Length and on middle, tucked to the leg side off the front foot.
  • Umesh Yadav returns for another burst. 8-2-28-0 from him so far.
  • 22.6Floated around off, Blundell keeps it out. 89/0
  • 22.5Comes down the track to this flatter ball and defends it out.
  • 22.4Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 22.3SIX! Blundell has cleared his intentions here. Jadeja floats one on off. Blundell's eyes lit up as he dances down the track and lofts it cleanly over the bowler's head and into the fence at long off for a biggie.
  • 22.2Tossed up on off, Blundell defends it to short leg.
  • 22.1Floated ball on leg, Latham tucks it towards square leg for a run.
  • 21.6Short of a length ball on middle, Blundell keeps it out off the back foot to the leg side. 82/0
  • 21.5Length ball on off, Blundell taps it to covers and shouts a loud 'wait on.
  • 21.4Another slightly shorter one which is around off and middle, Blundell pushes it towards mid on.
  • 21.3Shortish and around off again, Blundell is solid behind the line to defend.
  • 21.2Good length ball around off, Blundell pushes it towards point.
  • 21.1Good length ball around off, Blundell blocks it out.
  • 20.6Full and on the pads, Blundell plays it towards square leg for a single. New Zealand need 50 more to win! 82/0
  • 20.5Good running between the wickets there. Flatter and outside off, Latham plays it through point and gets three as the man at dee point mops it up.
  • 20.4Floated on off, Latham defends it off the front foot.
  • 20.3Full and on the pads, Latham plays it to the leg side.
  • 20.2Tossed up on off, Latham keeps it out off the back foot.
  • 20.1FOUR! Latham welcomes Jaddu into the attack in style. Flatter and outside off, Latham rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball through point for a boundary.
  • Spin for the first time in this innings. Let's see If Ravindra Jadeja can break the opening stand.
  • 19.6FOUR! Down the ground as New Zealand have done on many occasion in this series. It is bowled full and on middle, Blundell punches the ball through mid on and into the fence at long on. 74/0
  • 19.5Short of a length ball on off, Blundell defends it off the back foot.
  • 19.4Back of a length ball on off, Tom blocks it off the back foot towards the off side.
  • 19.3Short of a length ball on off, Blundell keeps it out off the back foot.
  • 19.2On the pads from Bumrah now, Latham easily clips it behind square leg for an easy single.
  • 19.1Shortish and around off, Latham taps it onto the pitch on the off side.
  • 18.6Landed on a length on middle, Blundell tucks it towards mid-wicket. 9 from the over. 63 more needed. 69/0
  • 18.5Good length ball angled into the right-hander. Blundell looks to work it towards the leg side but ends up getting an inside edge on the pads.
  • 18.4On middle and leg, Blundell keeps it out.
  • 18.3Another ball on the pads, Latham works it to fine leg for a run.
  • 18.2FOUR! Another bouncer and Latham hammers it again. This is really poor from Yadav. He bowls another bouncer but it is not threatening at all. Latham this time pulls it to the fine leg fence.
  • 18.1FOUR! Pummeled! Short and around off, Latham swiftly moves inside and hammers it to the deep square leg fence.
  • 17.6Good length ball around off, blocked. 60/0
  • 17.5Another slightly shorter ball around off, Blundell guides it towards gully.
  • 17.4Shortish in length and angled into the batter. Blocked.
  • 17.3Landed on middle, Latham easily clips it to deep square leg for a run.
  • 17.2Good length ball on middle, Latham looks to tuck it around the corner but the ball takes outer half of the bat and rolls towards the off side.
  • 17.1EDGY FOUR! Bumrah bangs it short and outside off, Latham looks to defend but the ball takes a thick outside edge and races away to the third man fence through gully.
  • 16.6A couple to end the over! A length ball on middle and off, Blundell clips it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 55/0
  • 16.5Another ball which is on the pads, Latham looks to work it on the leg side but gets hit high on the thigh pad. The ball drops square of the wicket at that side and they steal a leg bye.
  • 16.4Landed on middle and leg on a good length, Latham works it towards mid-wicket.
  • 16.3Another length ball around off, Blundell dabs it down through point for an easy run.
  • 16.2Length ball outside off, punched to mid off.
  • 16.1Shortish and around off and middle, Latham pushes it to mid off.
  • Umesh Yadav to bowl from the other end.
  • 15.6Shortish and around off, Latham guides it towards the man at gully. 51/0
  • 15.5Length ball shaping away after pitching around middle and off, Latham lets it be.
  • 15.4Bouncer now but is way over. Latham ducks.
  • 15.3FOUR! Driven down the ground! A length ball around off, Latham shows full face of the bat and strokes it down the ground. The ball races away to the long off fence. 50 up for New Zealand.
  • 15.2Length ball around off, Latham keeps it out.
  • 15.1A full ball on middle to begin, Blundell easily flicks it to wide of the man at mid on. Easy single.
  • Welcome back for the second session. Probably, this could be the last session of this match. New Zealand need further 86 runs to seal a 2-0 victory. The two New Zealand openers Tom Latham and Tom Blundell will resume their innings. Also, the Indian players are out on the field. Jasprit Bumrah with the ball first up.
  • ... Day 3, Session 2 ...
  • If India are to make a match out of it then they need to be spot on with their bowling and fielding there. New Zealand, on the other hand, will want their openers to continue the good work and take them closer to the target. How will the session after Lunch turn out? Who will come on top? Will India end up putting a fight with the ball here or will New Zealand continue their dominance? All the questions will be answered shortly. Do join us at 1410 local (0110 GMT) for the post Lunch session.
  • Another session that has gone New Zealand's way in this series. They are heading towards the 2-0 scoreline with ease here. In the hour earlier they bundled out India for just 124 as the Indian batting's sorry tale continued. India lost their last 4 wickets quickly as they could add only 34 runs to their overnight score. They could not stand a chance against the New Zealand bowlers as they made them dance to their tunes. Then came New Zealand's chance with the bat as they started their innings in pursuit of the target of 132. The Kiwi openers have looked at ease as compared to their Indian batters as they have already eaten up 46 runs from the target. Indian bowling has been good in patches as Bumrah and Shami have made the ball talk but the luck has not favoured them. Yadav has been disappointing as he has dished out more on the pads and failed to maintain consistent lines and lengths.
  • 14.6Shortish and around off and middle, Blundell pushes it towards mid-wicket for a single off his back foot. THAT IS LUNCH ON DAY 3. 46/0
  • 14.5Full and around off, Blundell drives it towards mid off where Vihari makes a fine stop with a dive to his right.
  • 14.4Good length ball around off, blocked.
  • 14.3Landed on a length and around the leg pole, Latham looks to nudge towards the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards mid-wicket and they take a leg bye.
  • 14.2Good length ball around off, blocked by Latham off the front foot.
  • 14.1Full and on middle, flicked to deep square leg for a run.
  • 13.6Bouncer on middle. Latham ducks under it. 43/0
  • 13.5Good length ball around off, Blundell looks to defend but the ball takes inner half and rolls towards square leg. They take a quick single.
  • 13.4Shortish and around off, Blundell taps it towards gully.
  • 13.3Fuller and outside off, left alone.
  • 13.2Shortish and around off, Blundell keeps it out.
  • 13.1Good length ball around off, Latham clips it to deep mid-wicket and changes ends.
  • Shami continues. After bowling the last ball of his last over, he was seen holding his shoulders. It looked like he may not return to bowl but he is.
  • 12.6Good length ball around off, blocked. 41/0
  • 12.5He fails to control himself this time as he chases this length ball outside off again and once again he fails to connect.
  • 12.4In the channel outside off, this time Blundell controls himself and watches it go to the keeper.
  • 12.3Wide outside off, Blundell reaches out and tries to punch but misses.
  • 12.2Outside off, left alone.
  • 12.1Good length ball around off, Latham blocks it towards point.
  • Umesh Yadav is back on. 4-0-14-0 from him so far.
  • 11.6Full and on middle, pushed to the leg side for a run. 41/0
  • 11.5FOUR! He has played that with power. He has both his feet in the air as he plays this shot. It is a a short ball outside off, Blundell latches onto it as he cuts it uppishly over point and into the fence behind.
  • 11.4Length ball on off, Tom defends it off the back foot.
  • 11.3Length ball coming into the batter. Blundell looks to flick it but misses it to get hit high on the pads.
  • 11.2Length ball outside off, Blundell lets it be.
  • 11.1FOUR! Timing is beautiful. Full and on middle, Blundell gets on the front foot and drives it to long on past the mid on fielder.
  • 10.6Full and on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for an easy run. 32/0
  • 10.5In the channel outside off, blocked.
  • 10.4Around off on a length, Blundell hangs on the back foot and defends it out.
  • 10.3Play and a miss! Length ball just outside off, Blundell pokes at it to get beaten.
  • 10.2Slightly shorter and around off, Blundell blocks it off his back foot.
  • 10.1Just short! Bumrah bowls it fuller and outside off and draws Blundell forward. He goes for the drive only to get a thick outside edge. Kohli at second slip moves to his right to catch but it lands just short.
  • 9.6Bouncer! Latham ducks to get through the testing over. 31/0
  • 9.5Ouch! A sharp bouncer from Shami. It is aimed at the head of Latham. He tries to evade it but the ball hits the grill and then his arms and rolls towards short fine leg.
  • 9.4Shortish and around off, blocked.
  • 9.3FOUR LEG BYES! Down the leg side, Latham looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball goes behind and Pant throws himself to his right but fails to get to the ball and it then races away to the fence.
  • 9.2Huge appeal but that is surely going down the leg side. Full and swinging in. Blundell looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. They appeal but not out says the umpire.
  • 9.1Short and on off, Blundell keeps it out.
  • Mohammed Shami is on now.
  • 8.6And again! Bumrah is bowling brilliantly here. Once again it is Latham who is in trouble. This time Bumrah bowls one on a length and around off, Latham looks to defend it but gets rapped on the pads. There is an appeal but nothing from the umpire. Replays show that Latham got a big inside edge on it. 26/0
  • 8.5Another appeal! OHH! Huge shout for lbw and Indians are excited there. It is bowled on a length and jags back into the batter. Latham prods forward for a defensive push only to miss it and get rpped on the pads. The umpire does not give it in maybe the ball was doing too much there.
  • 8.4Appeal for LBW but nothing from the umpire. A good length ball around off, Latham lets it go to the keeper. There is some excitement from the Indian fielders there but nothing from the umpire. Replays show that the ball clipped the back pad on its way to the keeper.
  • 8.3Dropped? Yes, replays confirm but the umpire gives it as byes. A good length coming in, Latham looks to defend but the ball comes back in sharply. It sneaks through the gap between his bat and pad and flies to the left of the keeper where Pant goes for it and misses it. Replays show that there was a massive inside edge on it. Hard luck for Bumrah there.
  • 8.2Good length ball just outside off, it comes into the right-hander with the angle. Blundell looks to defend but ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads.
  • 8.1Bumrah changes his angle and tries a bouncer on the body. It does not rise much and Latham helps it to fine leg for a run.
  • 7.6Full and down the leg side, Blundell looks to flick it but misses it. 24/0
  • 7.5Outside off, Blundell keeps it out once again off the back foot.
  • 7.4Length ball on off, Blundell defends it to point.
  • 7.3Length and on middle and leg, Blundell plays it to mid on off the back foot.
  • 7.2Length and on off, Blundell taps it to point this time.
  • 7.1Length ball but down the leg side, Blundell is happy to let that go.
  • 6.6Length and outside off, Latham makes a leave once again to see of the over. 24/0
  • 6.5Length and on off, Latham watches the ball closely as he shoulders arms to it.
  • 6.4Another short ball outside off, Latham sits under it.
  • 6.3Short ball outside off, Latham makes a leave. Pant behind the wickets does well to collect it.
  • 6.2FOUR! Beautiful shot! Pleasing to the eye there. Full and outside off, Latham drives it on the up through covers and the ball races to the fence there.
  • 6.1Short of a length ball on leg, Blundell plays it towards square leg for a single.
  • 5.6Outside off, Latham plays it to point. 19/0
  • 5.5Short ball on leg, Latham evades it.
  • 5.4Outside off, Latham makes a leave.
  • 5.3FOUR! That is hit powerfully. It is a short of a length ball outside off, Latham cuts it through point and fetches a boundary.
  • 5.2Good length ball outside off, Latham does not bother to play at it.
  • 5.1Length ball wide outside off, Latham makes a leave.
  • 4.6Fuller and around off, Blundell keeps it out coming forward. 15/0
  • 4.5Good length ball outside off, Blundell first thinks of playing at it but draws his bat away at the last moment.
  • 4.4Another couple.. A length ball around off, Blundell works it behind square leg and calls for a couple.
  • 4.3Full and on middle, he flicks it to mid-wicket for a run.
  • 4.2That is a cracker from Bumrah. Slightly shortish one which pitches on middle and moves away. Latham has to play at it. He does so but only to see the ball whistle past his outside edge.
  • 4.1Length ball outside off, Latham lets it be. But Pant has got to do a lot as the ball keeps going away from him. He dives to his left full stretch but fails to get to the ball. For his good luck, Pujara keeps the eyes on the ball and collects it at first slip.
  • 3.6BEATEN! The ball is spitting venom here. Yadav bowls in the channel outside off and Blundell plays inside the line to miss it. 12/0
  • 3.5FOUR! That is some shot from Blundell. He loves it there. Yadav bowls one outside off and Blundell stands tall as he punches it through covers for a boundary.
  • 3.4Sprays down the leg side. Blundell looks to flick but misses.
  • 3.3Slightly behind good length and outside off, Blundell keeps it out.
  • 3.2On the pads, Latham flicks it to fine leg for a run.
  • 3.1Good length ball outside off, Latham tries to leave it alone but the ball comes back in and Latham is late in pulling his bat away. He ends up getting a bottom edge towards the second slip.
  • 2.6Beaten! Length ball outside off, Blundell tries to force it to the off side but misses. 7/0
  • 2.5Full and outside off, Blundell lets it be.
  • 2.4NOT OUT! Latham survives there. Length ball on off, Blundell drives it through covers and calls for a couple. The batter go it too. Shubman Gill from covers runs behind the ball and fields it. He throws the ball towards the bowler's end where Jasprit Bumrah fails to collect it as Latham who is running to that end makes his ground. The umpire goes upstairs to check whether it is out or not and the big screen flashes it not out and Latham survives.
  • Run out appeal taken upstairs.
  • 2.3Outside off, Left alone.
  • 2.2Fuller and angling into batter, Blundell looks to flick it but gets hit on the pads and the ball rolls towards the off side.
  • 2.1Length ball outside off, Coming in towards the off pole but not enough as Blundell makes an easy leave.
  • 1.6Outside off on a length again, Latham lets it be. 5/0
  • 1.5Outside off, left alone.
  • 1.4FOUR! Latham picks up a boundary. A gentle short ball around off, Latham swivels and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 1.3In the channel outside off, he this time lets it go to the keeper.
  • 1.2Latham is looking a bit itchy right now. A length ball outside off, he can easily leave it along but he goes after it away from his body, only to miss out.
  • 1.1Blundell and New Zealand are away. A length ball down the leg side, Blundell flicks it to deep square leg for an easy run.
  • Umesh Yadav to partner Jsprit Bumrah from the other end.
  • 0.6Beaten! This time Latham fails to control himself as he tries to play at this length ball just outside off. He misses as the shaping away ball beats his inside edge. 0/0
  • 0.5Another leave as this length ball moves away after pitching around off.
  • 0.4This one is fuller and just outside off, Latham trusts his instincts as he covers his stumps and lets it go to the keeper again.
  • 0.3In the channel outside off, shaping away. Latham shoulders arms.
  • 0.2Just behind good length and on middle, Latham keeps it out off his back foot.
  • 0.1Good length ball on middle, Latham looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit high on the pads.

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