Kane Williamson : Improved effort, exactly what we wanted. Had partnerships throughout on a tough surface. 260 was not a bad total and we had the extra spinner. I think coming here with a game down, it was one of those confusing things. Dew may have come in or may not have. We just had to execute our skills well and it worked. I think so far in this ODI seriesm we have played on a variety of surfaces. Has been long tour this. The guys have done well, executed their skills. When we get to Vizag, we need to have a look at the surface. A decider against India - a good side - is an excitint prospect.
MS Dhoni : I think we gave too many extras and too many runs early on. We could have done it still, with wickets in hand. It was good to see the lower order score runs, but wickets in hand would have been a good factor. I felt the wicket was best to bat in the afternoon and it kept getting slower. Older ball was not coming on. But with partnerships, this total could have been chased. A few of them played big shots but they will play 10-15 games and learn the trade. Cricket has evolved; newer generation like to play the big shots. You cannot tell them not to, because then they will get into a shell. They will learn that if you go over the in-field, you have chances of getting out. We will lose a few but they will learn. With dew, you tend to bowl first because our spinners are not effective and we struggle to defend totals. But so far, dew hasn't been a factor this series. We should have won in Delhi but it's not about that. We have to be at our best in the decider, against New Zealand who are an experienced side
New Zealand won the match by 19 runs and level the series with 2-2
Over 48.4 TA Boultbowls it short of lengthto Umesh Yadav, out Caught by Ross Taylor! Yadav gives himself room and tries to flat-batted slap over the infield but plays it straight to Taylor at extra-cover
Over 48.3 TA Boult bowls a back of length delivery to DS Kulkarni, 1 run, stays back in the crease and steers it down to third-man.
Over 48.2 TA Boultbowls a pitched up deliveryto Umesh Yadav, 1 run, gets forward and punches it down to long-off and picks up just a single.
Over 48.1 TA Boultbowls it short of lengthto DS Kulkarni, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and cuts it down to third-man for a single.