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17 April 2024

India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI: India surrender No.1 ranking after second defeat

By Cricket Correspondent with Agencies

India surrendered their world number one ODI ranking on Wednesday when they suffered a second successive defeat to New Zealand in a rain-abbreviated game in Hamilton. 

India were 20 runs short of their Duckworth-Lewis adjusted target of 297 when further rain ended the game with three balls remaining.

India’s second loss to the eighth ranked New Zealand saw them slip behind Australia on the world rankings.

A two-hour rain break during the New Zealand innings and big hitting by all-rounder Corey Anderson conspired to give India a daunting target which they threatened to reach until the loss of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

When the skipper went for 56 in the 40th over India were 257-6 and their tailend batsmen were unable to maintain the required run rate.

New Zealand, sent into bat first, made 271-7 after rain reduced their innings to 42 overs.

Anderson was the central figure in a 101-run slog in the 8.4 overs after the rain break which, under the Duckworth-Lewis system, saw India’s target scaled upwards to 297.

They made a rocky start to their reply when Tim Southee removed Shikhar Dhawan (12) and followed with the dismissal of Rohit Sharma (20) to claim his 100th ODI wicket.

When Mitch McClenagham removed Ajinkya Rahane for 36 to have India 127-3 they needed a further 170 off 18.2 overs.

With Virat Kohli and Dhoni at the crease it remained possible until Southee came back for his second spell and captured the prized wicket of Kohli for 78.

Suresh Raina plundered a run a ball until he went for 35 and then New Zealand claimed the break they needed when Anderson removed Dhoni.

It started a collapse that saw four wickets fall for 18 runs as India’s run chase crumbled.

The New Zealand innings followed a similar pattern to their performance when they won the first ODI in Napier on Sunday by 24 runs.

Opener Jesse Ryder hit a few quick boundaries before being dismissed while Martin Guptill was more cautious, reaching 44 before he was removed, leaving Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor to build the innings.

They took New Zealand to 170 for two when the rain came, and after the resumption Williamson was quickly removed opening the way for Anderson’s charge.

Three weeks after he smashed the fastest ODI century in 36 balls, Anderson had the fastest 50 in his sights when he was dismissed.

He belted 44 off 16 deliveries and needed a six off the 17th ball to tie the record set by Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya in 1996, but was caught by Shikhar Dhawan on the boundary at long on off Ishant Sharma.

Mohammed Shami then removed Ross Taylor (57) and Brendon McCullum (duck) to put the brakes on the New Zealand charge.

Shami finished with the figures of three for 55, while bowling for New Zealand Southee took four for 72.


New Zealand have won the rain affected second one-day international against India at Hamilton by 15 runs under the D/L method on Wednesday.

Rain causes play to be halted with India 277-9 in 41.3 overs needing 20 to win off three balls.

India lose their ninth wicket. Ind  275-9 in 41.1 overs.

Bhuveshwar Kumar c Nathan McCullum b Anderson 11 (6b 2x4 0x6)

Kumar hammers Southee for a boundary to keep alive India's hopes. India are 275-8 in 41 overs and need 22 off six balls.

Ashwin holes out to Guptill after hammering a boundary off Southee in the previous ball. Ind 265-8 in 40.3 overs.

Ravichandran Ashwin c Guptill b Southee 5 (4b 1x4 0x6)

India are 260-7 in 40 overs and need 37 from 12 balls.

Anderson strikes twice in four balls bowling Jadeja. Ind 259-7 in 39.4 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja b Anderson 12 (8b 0x4 1x6)

New Zealand get Dhoni who miscues Anderson to Williamson. Ind 257-6 in 39.1 overs.    

MS Dhoni c Williamson b Anderson 56 (44b 7x4 1x6)

Dhoni completes his half century in style which came off 42 balls with a six off Southee. India are 257-5 in 39 overs and need 40 from 18 balls.

Dhoni attacks Anderson smashing consecutive boundaries though Southee fails to latch onto a skier on the midwicket fence. Ind 247-5 in 38 overs need 50 from 24 balls.

Jadeja clubs a half tracker from Mills for a massive six. India are 236-5 in 37 overs and need 61 from 30 balls.

Mills strikes as Raina attempts to hoist him out of the ground but only skies it to Southee in the deep. Ind 226-5 in 36.1 overs.

Suresh Raina c Southee b Mills 35 (22b 6x4 0x6)

Dhoni glances McMenaghan to fine leg while Raina pulls him to midwicket as India get a couple of boundaries. Ind 226-4 in 36 overs need 71 from 36 balls.

Mills bowls an excellent over conceding just five runs. India are 216-4 in 35 and need 81 from 42 balls.

Dhoni flicks McClenaghan to the fine leg fence while Raina smacks over the bowler's head for another boundary. Ind 211-4 in 34 overs need 86 from 48 balls.

India scored 42 runs for the loss of Kohli in the Batting Powerplay and need 97 from 54 balls.

Raina smashes consecutive boundaries off Mills in the final over of Batting Powerplay. Ind 200-4 in 33 overs.

Raina smashes a wayward delivery from Southee to the fine leg fence. Ind 190-4 in 32 overs.

Anderson goes for 15 in the second over of Batting Powerplay with Dhoni hammering consecutive boundaries. Ind 182-4 in 31 overs.

Kohli smashes Southee for a boundary but attempting a similar shot again slaps it straight to long-on. Ind 164-4 in 29.4 overs.    

Virat Kohli c sub (AP Devcich) b Southee 78 (65b 7x4 2x6)

India begin their four overs of Batting Powerplay with Kohli and Dhoni in the middle.

Kohli smacks Anderson for a huge six over midwicket. Ind 158-3 in 29 overs.

Dhoni gets his first boundary clubbing Nathan straight down the ground. Ind 146-3 in 27 overs.

Kohli slices McClenaghan through cover beating the deseprate dive from the man on the boundary. Ind 138-3 in 26 overs.

McClenaghan returns for a new spell and strikes with his fourth delivery as Rahane attempts to hook a short delivery only to edge it behind. Ind 127-3 in 23.4 overs.    

Ajinkya Rahane c Ronchi b McClenaghan 36 (42b 4x4 0x6)

Kohli completes his 29th ODI half century off 41 balls with a single. It contained five boundaries and a six. Ind 125-2 in 23 overs.

Kohli swings Anderson to square leg and midwicket for a couple of boundaries. Ind 120-2 in 21 overs.

Rahane pulls a bouncer from Anderson to the square leg fence. Ind 104-2 in 20 overs.

Rahane chips Nathan over extra cover with superb timing for another boundary. Ind 95-2 in 19 overs.

Rahane edges Nathan McCullum to the third man fence. Ind 83-2 in 17 overs.

Rahane gets into the act lofting Southee over extra cover for a boundary. Ind 74-2 in 16 overs.

Kohli is on song smashing a Southee over extra cover for his first six. Ind 61-2 in 14 overs.

Kohli is on fire going down the track and smashing Southee over cover this time for another boundary. Ind 51-2 in 12 overs.

Kohli slams Mills uppishly over cover for a boundary. Ind 46-2 in 11 overs.

Southee has claimed his 100th ODI wicket and put India on the back foot. Ind 28-2 in 10 overs.

Rohit pulls a bouncer from Southee to the square leg fence but is caught behind three balls later jabbing at a delivery and getting a faint outside edge. Ind 37-2 9.5 overs.    

Rohit Sharma c Ronchi b Southee 20 (34b 2x4 1x6)

Rohit hits the first six of the innings slamming Mills over long-on as India change gears. Ind 33-1 in 9 overs.

Kohli gets into his quickly opening his account with a boundary just pushing Southee past mid-on with sublime timing. Ind 26-1 in 8 overs.

Southee strikes with his fourth delivery castling Dhawan who gives him the charge only to find his stumps castled. Ind 22-1 in 7.4 overs.    

Shikhar Dhawan b Southee 12 (22b 2x4 0x6)

Dhawan gets into his stride cracking McClenaghan for a couple of boundaries on the off side. Ind 20-0 in 6 overs.

Rohit survives a confident leg before shout off McLenaghan in the previous over and is dropped by Williamson at point off Mills on four. Ind 10-0 in 5 overs.

McClenaghan bowls a maiden to Dhawan. Ind 5-0 in 2 overs.

Rohit hits the first boundary of the innings with a glorious cover drive off Mills as India begin their run chase.

India need to make 297 in 42 overs under the D/L method.


A brutal batting display by Corey Anderson lifted New Zealand to 271-7 in a rain-shortened second one-day international against India in Hamilton on Wednesday.

Anderson belted 44 off 17 deliveries in a whirlwind attack after the match was reduced to 42 overs.

Three weeks after he smashed the fastest ODI century in 36 balls, Anderson had the fastest 50 in his sights when he was dismissed.

He needed a six off the 17th ball he faced to tie the record set by Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya in 1996, but was caught by Shikhar Dhawan on the boundary at long on off Ishant Sharma.

When rain stopped play New Zealand were 170-2 with Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson starting to pick up the pace with just under 17 overs remaining.

When play resumed, Williamson went on the second ball he faced to bring Anderson to the crease.

The big hitter in partnership with Taylor put on 74 off just 28 deliveries for the fourth wicket, with Anderson contributing five sixes and two fours.

After New Zealand were sent into bat, Jesse Ryder was back in the pavilion following a quick 20 off 10 deliveries, caught behind trying to clip a Mohammed Shami delivery over the slips cordon.

Martin Guptill, who has been struggling for form all season, offered Bhuvneshwar Kumar a difficult caught and bowled chance off his first ball before slowly working his way to 44 when he was removed by part-timer Suresh Raina.

At 114-2 in the 21st over, it was left to Williamson and Taylor to continue laying the platform for the big hitters at the tail.

Williamson, who was stumped by MS Dhoni off Ravi Jadeja, top-scored for New Zealand with 77.

Taylor, who narrowly survived a stumping appeal from Dhoni when on 13, posted his 26th half century on his way to 57.

He and Brendon McCullum both fell in the same over by Shami, who put the brakes on the New Zealand charge and finished with the figures of three for 55.
New Zealand lose four wickets for four runs in 9 balls but manage to make 271-7 in 42 overs smashing 101 in 8.4 overs after the rain break.

Their innings was propelled by half centuries by Williamson (77) and Taylor (57) before Anderson brilliant 17-ball cameo of 44 after the rain interval.

Shami claimed three for 55 including two off three to peg back the Black Caps.

Ronchi hooks a bouncer from Shami back over the keeper for a six followed by a boundary through the covers as New Zealand finish strongly. NZ 271-7 in 42 overs.

Ronchi gives Kumar the charge and slams him back over his head for a boundary. NZ 260-7 in 41 overs.

Nathan McCullum is bowled by a yorker from Kumar. NZ 252-7 in 40.1 overs.

Nathan McCullum b Kumar 1 (3b 0x4 0x6)

Taylor attempts to pull Shami only to be caught behind. NZ 251-6 in 39.4 overs.

Ross Taylor c Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 57 (56b 7x4 0x6)

McCullum goes for a first ball duck chipping a return catch to Shami. NZ 250-5 in 39.2 overs.

Brendon McCullum c and b Mohammed Shami 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) 

Anderson smashes a couple of sixes off Ishant as New Zealand before holing out to Dhawan a brilliant cameo. NZ 248-4 in 38.5 overs.

Corey Anderson c Dhawan b Ishant Sharma 44 (17b 2x4 5x6)

Anderson smashes a couple of massive sixes off Ashwin as the 50-run partnership for the unfinished fourth wicket with Taylor comes in just 21 balls. NZ 232-3 in 38 overs.

New Zealand get 41 in three overs of Batting Powerplay as Taylor and Anderson turn it on.

Taylor cracks three consecutive boundaries off Kumar to race to his half century off just 49 balls. NZ 215-3 in 37 overs.

Anderson gets going smashing Shami back over his and then crashing him through the covers for a couple of boundaries. NZ 200-3 in 36 overs.

Anderson opens his account by smashing Jadeja for a boundary to midwicket while Taylor cracks consecutive boundaries. NZ 187-3 in 35 overs.

Jadeja strikes in the first ball of Batting Powerplay beating Williamson in flight for Dhoni to complete the stumping. NZ 174-3 in 34.1 overs.

Kane Williamson st Dhoni b Jadeja 77 (87b 5x4 1x6)

Play has resumed after a delay caused by rain and it will be a 42-over match.

Just as the players were about to take to the field, the rain started to fall again and the covers were brought back on.

Rain has stopped play again with New Zealand 170-2 in 33.2 overs.

New Zealand's 150 comes in the 29th over and are perfectly poised to step up the run rate.

Taylor and Williamson hit a boundary apiece off Ashwin. NZ 147-2 in 28 overs.

Taylor has a close call surviving a stumping effort by Dhoni off Jadeja with replays giving him the benefit of the doubt. NZ 138-2 in 27 overs.

New Zealand have been pegged back by the spinners but are comfortably placed at 130-2 at the halfway stage of the innings with the projected total being 295.

Williamson completes his half century off just 52 balls. It contained four boundaries and a six.

Taylor gets into his stride early late cutting Jadeja for a boundary to third man. NZ 121-2 in 22 overs.

Williamson smashes a massive six off Raina over midwicket but the 89-run stand for the second wicket ends as Guptill top edges to Shami at short fine leg attempting a sweep. NZ 114-2 in 20.5 overs.

Martin Guptill c Mohammed Shami b Raina 44 (65b 5x4 1x6)

Play resumes after a brief delay because of rain with Ashwin coming on for the first time.

Guptill smashes Kohli to midwicket for his fifth boundary and players go off the field as the rain gets heavier bringing on the covers. NZ 98-1 in 17 overs.

Guptill cuts Jadeja past backward point as runs come easily for Black Caps. NZ 92-1 in 16 overs.

Williamson gets another boundary glancing to long leg as Kohli comes into the attack. NZ 85-1 in 15 overs.

Williamson cracks consecutive boundaries off Jadeja steering him through point to bring up the 50 partnership for the unfinished second wicket with Guptill off just 49 balls. NZ 79-1 in 14 overs.

Guptill his the first six of the match smashing Ishant over midwicket. NZ 70-1 in 13 overs.

Spin introduced for the first time in the 12th over as Jadeja comes into the attack.

New Zealand are off to a solid start having made 54 for the loss of Ryder in the mandatory Powerplay overs.

Ishant comes into the attack and Guptil glances his first ball to the fine leg fence to bring up the 50 of the innings in the 8.1 overs.

Williamson gets another boundary this time off Shami pulling him round to midwicket. NZ 47-1 in 8 overs.

Williamson slams consecutive boundaries steering Kumar through the covers. NZ 39-1 in 7 overs.

Shami strikes as Ryder fails to get on top of a short pitched delivery edging behind to Dhoni after having lofted a boundary to midwicket the previous ball. NZ 25-1 in 5.2 overs.

Jesse Ryder c Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 20 (11b 4x4 0x6)

Ryder cracks consecutive boundaries through point off Shami. NZ 20-0 in 4 overs.

Kumar bowls a maiden to Guptill. NZ 8-0 in 3 overs.

Ryder hits the first boundary of the match by square cutting Kumar. NZ 7-0 in 1 over.

India have won the toss and put New Zealand into bat in the second one-day international at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Wednesday.

The tourists who lost the first match by 24 runs at Napier field an unchanged side while Kyle Mills comes in for the injured Adam Milne for the Black Caps.

Milne has been ruled out for at least six weeks after the 21-year-old suffered a torn abdominal muscle in his side's 24-run victory over India in their first one-day international in Napier on Sunday.

Milne was forced to leave the field midway through his eighth over and had scans in Hamilton on Monday.

New Zealand Cricket physiotherapist Paul Close said Milne would need at least six weeks rehabilitation, ruling him out of the remainder of India's tour.

The Central Districts bowler had struggled on flat wickets on tours in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh but caused a stir this summer on New Zealand wickets with his fastest deliveries being clocked in excess of 153kph.

Canterbury pace bowler Hamish Bennett will replace Milne in the squad for the remainder of the one day international series.


New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Jessy Ryder, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum, Cory Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami