New Zealand beat India by six wickets in the first warm-up match before World Cup 2019. Chasing a modest total of 180, New Zealand opener Colin Munro fell cheaply to Jasprit Bumrah’s perfect yorker in the second over. Martin Guptill (22 off 28) and skipper Kane Williamson (67 off 87) batted together till the 10th over, adding 29 runs. KL Rahul took a blinder, running backwards, to dismiss Martin Guptill. After that, Ross Taylor and Williamson together added 114 runs between them. However, both the batsmen got out towards the fag end of their innings but by then New Zealand’s victory was a done deal. Earlier, India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat on a green track. Kedhar Jadhav and Vijay Shankar were not part of India’s playing line up. India didn’t have the greatest of starts as vice-captain Rohit Sharma and his partner Shikhar Dhawan both fell to Trent Boult after scoring two runs each inside four overs. In at three, KL Rahul also couldn’t last long and went back to pavillion after dismantling his own stumps. Skipper Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya, who came ahead of MS Dhoni to bat No. 5, built a small partnership but Kohli was undone by Colin de Grandhomme in the 11 over, with scoreboard reading 39/4. Hardik (30 off 37) and Dhoni (17 off 42) kept Indian innings going for a while but New Zealand bowlers picked three quick wickets of Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni to put India completely on the backfoot. But Ravindra Jadeja (54 off 50) batted with the tail to help India post 179 runs. He was helped by Kuldeep Yadav who scored 19 off 36 balls.
World Cup 2019 Warm Up Match Highlights, India vs New Zealand, Straight from Kennington Oval, London
New Zealand have come on top in the first warm-up match as they beat India by six wickets.
Skipper Virat Kohli completes a simple catch to dismiss Ross Taylor. With just one to win, it was rather unnecessary shot from him. He is smiling on his way back. He goes back for 71.
Henry Nicholls cuts that to deep point where MS Dhoni fields and throws it back to the keeper, not before the batsmen are back for two runs.
Dinesh Karthik has appealed for a run out and the on-field umpire has asked for third umpire’s help. The replay shows that the bat was in.
Taylor walks down the ground and Chahal drops it short and wide. Taylor was quick to adjust and cuts it hard for another four.
Ross Taylor tries to clear the ropes, miscues the shot and the ball travels to the shortest part of the ground for a four.
Kane Williamson tries to play it on the on side, ball takes a leading edge and Rohit Sharma completes an easy catch. He departs for 67 off 87 balls.
Flighted ball from Jadeja and Willamson mistimes it completely for the first time in his innings and the ball goes over Karthik’s head and races to the ropes.
Kane Williamson sweeps that behind square for a four. With that boundary the partnership between the two has reached 100.
Ross Taylor walks down the crease and clobbers that one on the off side for a four. That shot brings up his fifty.
A loose ball from Ravindra Jadeja and Ross Taylor cuts it towards backward point for a four.
Ross Taylor, after getting a life, tries a cheeky reverse-sweep towards third man and Yuzvendra Chahal chases it down and cuts it short. The Kiwi batsman come back for two.
Dinesh Karthik fails to collect that thick outside edge off the bowling of Kuldeep Yadav and Ross Taylor gets a life.
Kane Williamson gets to his fifty with a single. This has been a class innings from Williamson. He has forced bowlers to bowl to his strengths.
Yuzvendra Chahal in order to flight the ball ends up bowling over picth ball right in the slot and Williamson slog-sweeps that one on the on side for a six.
Kuldeep Yadav not learning from his mistake bowls the same line and length and Williamson dispatches it for another four.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson lofts that full and wide ball from Kuldeep Yadav over extra cover for a four. That was easy picking for Williamson.
Ross Taylor gets to the pitch of the ball by using his feet and drives it through deep extra cover for a cracking four.
Kuldeep Yadav concedes just three runs in his second over after giving eight in his first.
Kane Williamson uses his feet well to create room and cuts that short ball from Kuldeep Yadav on the off-side through point for a four. The mini boundary meant fielder had no chance to stop that one.
As expected Kuldeep Yadav has the ball from the other end. A slip is on for him.
Yuzvendra Chahal purchased some serious turn and we might see Kuldeep Yadav bowling from the other end.
Hardik Pandya bowls full and straight and Ross Taylor plays that straight down the ground towards for a four.
Umpires have announced drinks breaks. New Zealand are 66/2. Williamson and Taylor are batting at 20 each. India need wickets.
Hardik Pandya bowls short and wide to Ross Taylor Taylor was quick to smash that over point for a four. It almost travelled the distance, just one bounce and over the fence.
Mohammed Shami bowls a nice outswinging delivery which beats Kane Williamson’s edge. Shami bowled that with traditional seam.
Ross Taylor tries to break loose by playing an aggressive shot but ends up hitting it high in the air. Yuzvendra Chahal covers good ground running backwards but the ball was always going away from him and in the end falls between him and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was running in from fine leg.
Kane Williamson puches that shortish ball form Mohammed Shami off the backfooot to deep cover for an easy single.
Marttin Guptill plays a nice pick-up shot but the ball goes high in the air, KL Rahul covers decent ground running backwards to take a wonderful catch. He made it look so easy. Hardik gets his first wicket. New Zealand two down. Gutill departs for 22 off 28 balls.
Mohammed Shami bowed short ball but not quite where he wanted to, allowing Williamson enough time to pull it to the midwicket fence for a four.
Jasprit Bumrah tested Guptill with his well-directed short deliveries and Guptill had no answer to that.
No timing on that one as well. He was trying to bonk it through cover but the inside edge takes the ball to the midwicket fence for a four.
Martin Guptill goes over the bowler’s head for a four. He didn’t time the ball well as he would have liked but still fielding restrictions came to his rescue.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a good over to New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, conceding one run. The key was that he targeted the stumps throughout the over. Williamson steals a single on the last ball.
Martin Guptill managed to cut that ball well in the gap towards the cover region for a four. The ball didn’t have enough width but Guptill was so good.
Jasprit Bumrah bowls another jaffer which hits New Zealand skipper high on his thighs.
Jasprit Bumrah bowls a perfect swinging yorker, hits Munro right in front of the wicket and the umpire has no hesitation in giving that out. That was a class act from Bumrah.
Colin Munro charges down and smashes the ball straight down the ground for a four.
Martin Guptill and Colin Munro walk in to the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start for India. India have two slips in place and Dinesh Karthik is behind the stumps.