New Zealand v India 2nd ODI at Wellington

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New Zealand v India 2nd ODI at Wellington

IND v NZ, 2nd ODI, Wellington: Rain washes out Wellington ODI (IND 1:0)

Rain continued to plague New Zealand's cricket season on Friday with another one-day international against India spoilt by the weather.
The series against the West Indies was ruined by rain and India won a weather-affected match by 53 runs in Napier on Tuesday. But in Wellington any chance of a result ended when the players were called off for the final time at 7.04pm local time with India having reached 188 for four in 28.4 overs.
The match was finally abandoned at 8.22pm with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni 23 not out and Suresh Raina unbeaten on 13. India lead the five-match series 1-0.
What cricket there was however was entertaining with Virender Sehwag striking the ball beautifully, despite being hampered by a leg injury and calling for a runner partway through his knock, and Sachin Tendulkar showing his class as both reached half-centuries.
IND v NZ, 2nd ODI, Wellington: India 188-4 (28.4 overs) v New Zealand : Match abandoned

IND v NZ, 2nd ODI, Wellington: Sehwag warns New Zealand bowlers

India's aggressive opening batsman Virender Sehwag has warned New Zealand's bowlers to expect more fireworks in Friday's second one-day international.
The strike power of Sehwag, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina against a sometimes-wayward New Zealand attack took India to a 53-run win in the rain-marred opening game of the five-match series on Tuesday.
"If we are careful at the beginning, we are confident of scoring 300 every time," Sehwag told reporters.
When India last visited New Zealand in 2002-03 they lost the one-day series 5-2 after being confronted by green, seaming wickets. This year, the pitches do not harbour the same dangers. In contrast, New Zealand's batting line-up faces the possible loss of batting strike weapon Brendon McCullum, who aggravated an old injury when he was struck on the right thumb while wicketkeeping in Napier.
He has already been ruled out from keeping on Friday and a decision will be made before the game on whether he will be able to play as a batsman only.
Wicketkeeper Peter McGlashan is in line to make his ODI debut, with middle-order batsman Neil Broom likely to miss out. New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori is hopeful McCullum will bat on Friday.

New Zealand v India 4th ODI at Wellington


India won the toss and decided to bat
188 for 4 (28.4 overs)

India Innings - Close
Sehwag c McGlashan b Butler
36 9 1
Tendulkar lbw b Vettori
69 7 1
Gambhir c Elliott b O'Brien
36 2 0
Yuvraj c Taylor b Mills
4 0 0
Dhoni not out
19 2 0
Raina not out
8 2 0
4w 3lb 7
for 4 188 (28.4 ovs)

Mills 7.0 0 46 1
O'Brien 6.0 0 44 1
Butler 7.0 0 38 1
Oram 4.0 0 29 0
Vettori 3.0 0 14 1
Ryder 1.4 0 14 0
Fall of wicket
76 Sehwag
139 Tendulkar
142 Yuvraj
166 Gambhir

Umpires: R E Koertzen, E A Watkin
New Zealand: Ryder, B McCullum, Guptill, Taylor, Elliott, Oram, McGlashan (W), Mills, Vettori (C), O'Brien, Butler
India: Sehwag, Tendulkar, Gambhir, Yuvraj, Raina, Dhoni (C/W), Y Pathan, Harbhajan, Kumar, Zaheer, Patel

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.