Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Live updates: India make early breakthrough

New Zealand made a disastrous start against India in the second One-Day International at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur, on Wednesday.

After four overs, the visitors had made 15 for one.

Sreesanth had opener Jamie How (5) caught behind in the fourth over. For How, who had survived a loud leg before appeal off Nehra in the previous over, it was a second successive failure.

Earlier, India captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field. Gambhir said he was worried about dew affecting the bowlers in the second half and therefore had elected to bowl first.

India, who won the opening match by 40 runs, opted the retain the same side.

Daniel Vettori was back to lead New Zealand, replacing all-rounder Grant Elliott, while Tim Southee came in for the injured Daryl Tuffey.

However, the groundstaff are hoping to reduce the impact of dew by using the ropes and super sopers at regular intervals during the second innings.


India: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Murali Vijay , Virat Kohli , Yuvraj Singh , Suresh Raina , Yusuf Pathan , Wridhimann Saha, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra , S Sreesanth, Munaf Patel.

New Zealand: Daniel Vettori, (captain), Jamie How, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Kane Williamson , Gareth Hopkins, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Andy McKay, Tim Southee.

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