Friday 10 December 2010 

India Spin New Zealand Out For 103

India Spin New Zealand Out For 103
India Spin New Zealand Out For 103
© REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

New Zealand 103 (Ashwin 3-24, Yuvraj Singh 2-5) v India
Fifth One-Day International, Chennai

India's spinners shared seven wickets as New Zealand were bowled out for just 103 in the fifth and final One-Day International in Chennai.

New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat before slumping to their lowest score in ODI cricket against India, who are chasing a series sweep as they lead 4-0.

Off-spinner Ravi Ashwin returned three for 24, left-armer Yuvraj Singh two for five and Yusuf Pathan two for 11 as India dominated throughout the innings.

They lost their first wicket - that of Martin Guptilll - before they had scored a run when he edged Praveen Kumar to wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel and Ashish Nehra then struck twice to dismiss Brendon McCullum for 14 and Ross Taylor for nine.

The spinners then took over, and after a partnership worth 43 for the fourth wicket between Jamie How (23) and Scott Styris (24) New Zealand collapsed from 71 for three to 103 all out.

How was bowled by Yuvraj as he missed a delivery that clipped the off bail before Styris was trapped in front by Ashwin, who went on to return career-best figures in one-day cricket by having tail-enders Kyle Mills (4) and Tim Southee (0) caught to end the innings.

After Grant Elliot was trapped in front by Yuvraj, Pathan struck twice to have Daniel Vettori (9) caught by Yuvraj at slip and Nathan McCullum caught by the same fielder - although the ball came off his arm, not his bat - for one.

© Cricket World 2010

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