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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

India VS New Zealand 2009, 4th ODI Highlights

Ind V NZ - 4th ODI march 2009, Hamilton - India won the match by 84 runs(D/L) method and also wins the series 3-0.

New Zealand 1st inning: 270/5 in 47 overs (Match reduced to 47 overs due to rain)
India: 201/0 in 23.3 overs.

Sehwag hit a hundred, the fastest for Indian off just 60 balls and India won the 4th ODI as well ad the series against New Zealand. It started raining again and match is delayed and finally Indian won by D/L method.

New Zealand batted first in the 4th ODI here in Hamilton. Thanks to the 104 run 1st wicket patnership between the Bendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder that New Zealand got to 260/5 in 47.0 overs. Rain was villian again as the match is reduced to 47 overs due to rain.

Sehwag got a brilliant start for the Indians. Gambhir and Sehwag took the charge from the beginning and smashed the opening bowlers in their first overs. Gambhir looked calm though he had 1 run per ball seeing Sehwag smashing fours and sixes all the way. Sehwag got to his fifty in just 31 balls and got his hundred hitting a six against Vettori in 19th over. Gambhir completed his fifty in 52 balls 1 ball before Sehwag got his hundred. Sehwag made 125 off 74 balls and Gambhir remained not out on 63 off 67 balls.

New Zealand showed superb opening batting as 104 runs were made by opeing pair. But India got the 1st Break in 20th over. Jesse Ryder was caught by Raina in the ball of Yuvraj Singh. Yusuf Pathan send Taylor back for 5 runs in 23rd over. McCullum who is in superb touch got 77 runs. It was McGlashan, the wicket keeper who made a great 56 off 42 balls coming to bat at no.6. He along with Elliot who made 35 took the Kiwis to a respectable total.

Yusuf Pathan was the pick of Indian bowlers. He bowled economic bowling and gave just 15 runs in 5 overs taking wicket. Yuvraj Singh known for his batting was too great with ball as he took 1 wicket in 9 overs giving 40 runs.

Earlier, New Zealand had chose to bat first winning the toss. Captain Vettori is in for the match replacing tim Southee. In other side, Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the match.

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