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Friday, April 5, 2019

Sachin Tendulkar - Yuvraj Singh stars India take 2-0 lead

Cricket Highlights - Sachin Tendulkar - Yuvraj Singh stars India take 2-0 lead


India tour of New Zealand 5-match one day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between India vs New Zealand at Christchurch in 2009 - India won by 58-runs.

India survived a scare from New Zealand to win a boundary-filled match and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 5-match series.

A serene Sachin Tendulkar played a 163 perfectly-paced innings to score his first one day international century in New Zealand.

While Yuvraj Singh demolished the attack in a violent knock 87 off 60 balls Including big six sixes to power India to reach massive total of 392 for 4 in 50 overs.

The massive total allowed India the room to overcome a tremendous assault led by Jesse Ryder, who hit a sparkling maiden ODI hundred, and 166-run opening partnership with Brendon McCullum.

The Indian fielding was sloppy initially - both Jesse Ryder and Brendon McCullum catches were dropped - but they hit back with two run-outs when the opening partnership was assuming threatening proportions.

Suresh Raina caught McCullum short of the crease and Yuvraj Singh run out Ross Taylor in the 25th over.

After McCullum exit, Martin Guptill come and go with single run by leg before wicket off Yuvraj Singh.

In the next over Jesse Ryder (105) caught out by Zaheer Khan at long off with bowling by Harbhajan Singh.

Grant Elliott added valuable 18 and He bowled out by Zaheer Khan's yorker, Jacob Oram and Peter McGlashan both got out for 7-runs.

Ian Butler scored a attacking 24-runs not sufficient for New Zealand, He was bowled out by Yuvraj Singh in the 38th over.

After Butler exit, New Zealand fast bowler played brilliant innings, He was attacking Indian bowlers with his powerful shots, Kyle Mills completed his quick-fire half century off 27 deliveries including 6 fours and 3 tremendous sixes.

Kyle Mills and Tim Southee added important runs under pressure for New Zealand, both build the 83-run stand for 9th wicket partnership.

Irfan Pathan strikes the Kyle Mills wicket, He was caught out by Zaheer Khan at short fine and well judged catch in 45th over.

The Indians are relieved after Kyle Mills wicket, Now India required 1 wicket to win, then next over first ball Tim Southee caught and bowled by Praveen Kumar and India won by 58-run.

726 runs comes in this match and this is second highest aggregate in one day cricket history that time.