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NZ 203/5 (Colin Munro 59/ Ross Taylor 54*)
India 204/4 (Manish Pandey 14 / Shreyas Iyer 58*)
19th over - Southee to bowl.
Six runs! That is all over now, lovely shot, flat batted and its over mid-off for six.
He walks across his stumps and flicks Southee for four, too easy.
Six runs! That's huge and that's the match.
18th over - Bennett to bowl.
Four runs from Iyer, first ball boundary - full and straight and he flicks it across for the boundary.
Another gap, four runs - that could seal the game right there !
A dot then a single.
18 needed off two.
17th over - Southee to bowl.
Single off the first.
Fine leg is up, and Southee drags it down and it is popped over the field for six.
A rare dot ball from the Indians and NZ need more of that.
Two singles to finish the over - 29 off 3 overs needed.
16th over - Sodhi to bowl - his last, big over.
Four runs, too short from Sodhi and Iyer hits the first boundary for a while, much needed for India.
A mistake from Sodhi, he drops it short and Pandey hits the leggy over midwicket for six.
15th over - Hamish Bennett to bowl.
A single down to third man to start the over.
They sneak through for two runs, lovely running.
Just seven off the over, that's 13 balls in a row without a boundary - great comeback from NZ.
14th over - Sodhi to bowl.
WICKET! No timing on the shot this time, Dube tries to go over the boundary again, Southee takes another nice running catch.
Shivan Dube 13 b Sodhi c Southee.
Lovely over from Sodhi, just two singles and the wicket!
13th over - Santner to bowl.
Down the ground and it's four runs, he hits it hard does Dube.
He follows it up with a six, over the head of Ross Taylor at mid wicket.
12th over - Tickner to bowl.
WICKET! That is a massive moment, huge, Martin Guptill comes in from the boundary and takes a screamer! Diving forward running full speed to get rid of the most dangerous batsman on the planet! Kohli is gone.
Virat Kohli 45 b Tickner c Guptill.
Very nice from Iyer - clears the hips and plays a lofted drive over the covers for four.
Good over - 8 off it.
11th over - Santner to bowl.
Six off the over.
10th over - Sodhi to bowl.
Bad bowling, two wides, but no boundaries.
WICKET! Great catch from Southee, really nice work, Sodhi tosses the ball up and Rahul skies the shot and Southee takes a great catch.
KL Rahul 56 b Sodhi c Southee.
9th over - Tickner to bowl.
Kohli skies a shot, Sodhi is the man who calls it, but he gets nowhere it, massive mistake - that could be the game.
Now Tickner bowls a front foot no ball, terrible from the Black Caps - silly errors.
Six runs off the free hit - it brings up the 50 for KL Rahul.
Bloddy nightmare of an over comes to an end - 16 off it.
8th over - Santner to bowl.
Straight down the ground from Rahul, he doesn't time it too well, but it goes for four.
Horrible from Santner, six more from Rahul down the ground again.
7th over - Sodhi to bowl - big moment here.
A lovely four from Kohli, into the gap for the leg side - he is in superb knick.
6th over - Bennett to bowl.
Mix up and there should be a wicket, really bad running but even worse fielding, Southee and Bennett are mixed up and Rahul should be out. Instead he survives.
Four runs, lovely timing from Kohli and he gets it through the gap into the leg side.
Eight off the over.
5th over - Southee to bowl.
Nice shot from Rahul, he works a short ball into the off side for a rare three at Eden Park.
Whipped away for six from Rahul, too straight and slow from Southee and he flicks him away for six.
Rahul picks up a top edge at it goes for four.
4th over - Tickner to bowl.
WOW! So good from Kohli, he gets on the front foot - hits it through the line and it goes all the way for six.
Kohli picks up a single after a good comeback from Tickner.
Rahul also picks up a single.
Two off the last.
3rd over - Bennett to bowl.
lovely from Kohli, he slaps it over mid-on for four.
10 off the over.
2nd over - Santner to bowl.
Four from Rahul, lofted, over the covers for four.
Six from Sharma, just a nice shot over mid on for six.
WICKET! Massive moment, Sharma tries to heave into the leg side and gets a top edge and Taylor takes the catch. Huge wicket.
Rohit Sharma 7 b Santner c Taylor.
Four off the last from Rahul, bad ball from the lefty.
1st over - Southee to bowl.
Sharma is off the mark with the first ball, single through third man.
Four off the first over.
20th over - Bumrah to bowl.
Four runs off the first ball, just a shot into the leg side and they run off and miss field then another two on overthrows, big break there.
Two runs from Taylor, into the gap but it's cut off - Bumrah is down on the pitch and it doesn't look good - ankle injury.
He is back up and will bowl again - wow.
A top edge from Taylor and it goes for two, it brings up a 50 for Ross Taylor.
Another two from Taylor, to the boundary - really good running.
A single off the last.
19th over - Shami to bowl.
Four runs from Taylor, Shami missed his yorker and Taylor slaps him through the midwicket gap for four.
He follows it up with two, then a single.
Santner gets a single down the ground.
18th over - Bumrah to bowl.
A single off the second ball from Taylor.
Seifert with a single now.
WICKET! Too good from Bumrah, a nice slower ball and Seifert doesn't pick it and he hits it straight to the fielder.
Tim Seifert 1 b Bumrah c Iyer.
17th over - Chahal to bowl.
Single off the first ball from Taylor.
Leg side from the bowler and Williamson works him through a gap for four on the leg side - great batting.
Another perfectly placed shot through the covers for four.
Another four and it brings up the 50 for Williamson.
WICKET! Good bowling, he throws it wide, Williamson chases it and skies it - the skipper takes the catch.
Williamson 51 b Chahal c Kohli.
16th over - Shami to bowl.
Bad ball from the bowler and Williamson puts him away for four past short leg, too straight from Shami.
Four from Taylor now, beats the man at mid wicket and it's past the boundary.
Massive from Taylor, a slog across the line, but controlled - he times it so well and it's six more!
Another huge shot from Taylor - straight down the park and it's massive! Lovely.
Single off the last. 22 off the over.
15th over - Jadeja to bowl.
Wow, that is superb from Taylor, a reverse sweep for four, beats the man at third man.
He follows it up with six runs, a trademark slog sweep for six. 13 off the over.
14th over - Dube to bowl.
A couple of singles to start the over - the boundaries have dried up now, just working with singles.
SIx from Williamson, it should be a wicket though, Chahal has come in too far off the rope and it clears his head and goes for six, big mistake there.
13th over - Jadeja to bowl.
Kane works the offy into the leg side for a single.
WICKET! de Grandhomme is gone, he gets a ball on his pads and CDG flicks it straight to the fielder at short leg. Unlucky, also very cheap.
Colin de Grandhomme 0 b Jadeja c Dube.
Five singles and a wicket off the over.
12th over - Thakur to bowl.
One off the first from Munro, into the leg side.
Six runs from Williamson, in his arc and he goes over midwicket for a maximum! Lovely.
He goes again, same result, over the leg side! Very nice.
Great batting - a single fro Kane to rotate the strike.
WICKET! Very soft from Munro, a half hit and he hits it down the throat of a fielder. Bad wicket that one.
Munro 59 b Thakur c Chahal.
11th over - Chahal to bowl.
An outside edge goes for four from Munro - it brings up his half century, lovely batting so far.
Followed up by a single from Munro.
Nice shot from the lefty - he takes the leg spinner on and it runs away for four through mid wicket.
10th over - Dube to bowl.
Six runs from Williamson, he comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a maximum.
9th over - Chahal to bowl.
Just three singles off the over.
8th over - Dube to bowl.
Four runs, timed well, and Munro lofts it past mid-off to go to the boundary, pressure on the bowler from the start.
Then a single from Munro.
WICKET! Guptill goes for a pull shot and doesn't get it too well, Sharma takes a really nice catch on the rope.
Guptill b Dube c Sharma 30.
Eight off the over - and the wicket.
7th over - Chahal to bowl.
Two singles off the first two ball from each batsman.
Five off the over.
6th over - Shami to bowl.
Great shot from Guppy, short and on his hip and he flicks Shami away for four.
Great batting - he follows it up with a single.
Wide from Shami.
Another single from Munro.
Another wide, too short.
Brilliant from NZ - Guppy works one into the leg side and they sprint through for two.
Perfection from Guptill, Shami pitches it up, and Guptill plays his trademark lofted straight drive for six!
5th over - Bumrah to bowl.
Lovely shot from Guppy, he leans back and cuts it through the third man region, bad fielding on the boundary and it goes for four.
Wide - The Kiwis are up here, need to keep it up.
Great batting, soft hands from Guppy and they scurry through for a single.
Two off the last ball, anther dusty bit of fielding.
4th 0ver - Thakur to bowl.
Two runs off the first for Munro, he goes for a big shot, doesn't time it and it goes for two.
Over cover this time for Munro, it lands safe and once again, two runs, not timed well.
Now it's four from Munro, he times it well along the ground passed min-on for four.
Lovely from Munro, overpitched and he gets under it, straight drive for six - pressure on the bowler here.
Four to finish the over - gloved over the keeper - massive over ! 18 off it.
3rd over -Shami to bowl.
WIde from Shami, a bouncer to Munro but it's over his head.
Four runs from Munro, short from Shami and he gets it square enough to find the gap.
Single off the last.
2nd over - Thakur to bowl.
Too straight and Guptill flicks it fine for four runs.
Lovely from Munro, he goes forward and throws his hands through the shot, not times to perfection but it goes for six! Lovely.
1st over - Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the first.
Play and miss off the first ball of the innings, great ball first up from Bumrah.
Second ball and Guppy comes down the track and slaps him over mid-off for four - great shot.
Munro digs out a yorker and runs through for a single.
India: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 KL Rahul (wk), 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 Manish Pandey, 6 Shivam Dube, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Yuzvendra Chahal, 10 Mohammed Shami 11 Jasprit Bumrah [NO RISHABH PANT!]
New Zealand: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Colin de Grandhomme, 5 Ross Taylor, 6 Tim Seifert (wk), 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee, 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Blair Tickner, 11 Hamish Bennett
India have won the toss and will bowl first.
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Pre-match chat:Kane Williamson open to conceding Blackcaps captaincy
Kane Williamson has admitted that he's open to reassessing his captaincy of the Blackcaps if it were in the best interest of the team.
The 29-year-old - who's come under fire following the disastrous tour of Australia - said he'd be open to sharing the captaincy across all three formats.
"If those discussions are to eventuate and collectively there's a thought that it would be best for the team," said Williamson. "Then my stance is whatever is right and fits the group."
While Williamson has long led the way with the bat, his captaincy has faced increased scrutiny.
"The leadership thing is a collective approach but without a doubt there are a number of challenges that come with that period of time that you've been in the job."
Any further discussions won't happen until after the New Zealand summer has wrapped up.
India captain Virat Kohli dismissed any such suggestions and was quick to back him for the job.
"I don't think it's fair to put pressure on him," said Kohli "It's only fair that he's given space to figure out himself whether he wants to continue, or whether he wants someone fresh to take over.
The captaincy is about more than just results, said Kohli.
"It's also how about you get the team together and get the guys functioning under you as well, which I think Kane has done wonderfully well. He has the respect of his teammates and the trust of his teammates."
A win over cricket's powerhouses may go a long way to answering the lingering questions over Williamson's captaincy.