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Highlights: Tied 3rd ODI: New Zealand Vs India in Auckland

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Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 16:56 [IST]
 
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Auckland, Jan 25: What a thriller it was at the Eden Park Stadium on Saturday. Ravindra Jadeja almost delivered a win for India but the contest ended in an exciting tie.

Scorecard; Photos

Chasing 315 to win, India were almost out after losing 6 wickets for 184 in 35.4 overs. But Jadeja and R Ashwin took them very close but fell short of win by 1 run.

Highlights: 3rd ODI: NZ Vs India

Highlights

New Zealand: Sixes: 10; Fours: 26; Top scorer: Martin Guptill 111 (129 balls, 12x4, 2x6); Highest wickets: Corey Anderson 5/63 in 10 overs

India: Sixes: 13; Fours: 25; Top scorer: Jadeja 66 not out (45 balls, 5x4, 4x6); Highest wickets: 2 wickets each for Mohammed Shami (2/84 in 10) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/47 in 10)

# New Zealand scored 314 all out in 50 overs and India finished with 314/9 in 50 to tie the game

# NZ still lead the five-match series 2-0. The fourth ODI is on January 28 (Tuesday) in Hamilton

# The tie helped India remain as No. 1 ODI side in ICC Rankings

# In the final over, India needed 18 to win with Ravindra Jadeja on strike to Corey Anderson

# Jadeja hit two fours and a six but with two needed off the final ball, he could get only one

# 4, Wide, 0, 0, Wide, 4, 6, 1 - this is how the final over unfolded

# Jadeja was unbeaten on 66 off 45 balls with 5 fours and four sixes

# R Ashwin scored 65 off 46 with 8 fours and 1 six

# Ashwin and Jadeja had a match-turning partnership of 85 for the 7th wicket

# MS Dhoni scored 50 off 60 (2x4, 3x6)

# India required 31 to win in the final 3 overs with two wickets left

# India's No. 6, 7 and 8 batsmen all scored half centuries (Dhoni, Ashwin and Jadeja). This feat is the first time ever in ODI history

# India were 66/1 in first 10 overs. In the batting powerplay (36-40), they scored 54/1

# India's 50 came off 46 balls; 100: 122; 150: 171; 200: 226; 250: 253; 300: 295

# Ashwin got a reprieve on 57 when wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi missed a stumping off Nathan McCullum

# Jadeja, on 42, was given not out by umpire Rod Tucker after the batsman had clearly edged the ball to Ronchi

# Dhoni became the first Indian and wicketkeeper-batsman to captain in 250 international matches (51 Tests, 157 ODIs, 42 T20Is). Overall he is fifth in the world

# Opener Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave India a brisk start, 64/1 in 9.2 overs

# Virat Kohli fell for just 6 off 20 balls today

# When on 5, Kohli overtook Ajay Jadeja in India's most run-scorers in ODIs. Kohli with 5,361 is 8th in the list

# Hamish Bennett bowled two maidens in a row

# Martin Guptill scored his 5th ton in ODIs

# Kane Williamson made his second successive half century

# Guptill-Williamson had a 153-run partnership for 2nd wicket

# NZ were 57/1 in first 10 overs of mandatory powerplay. In batting powerplay (35-39) they scored 33/2

# NZ's 50 came off 47 balls; 100: 121; 150: 162; 200: 205; 250: 247; 300: 292

# Dhoni won his third toss in a row and opted to field again

# India dropped Ishant Sharma for Varun Aaron

# NZ brought in Bennett for Kyle Mills

ThatsCricket

Story first published:  Saturday, January 25, 2014, 15:03 [IST]
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