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Who would have predicted that: 1st tied ODI between India and New Zealand sees Ravindra Jadeja fall just short

India's Ravindra Jadeja
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In our feature series - Who would have predicted that? – we are looking back at matches where there were big upsets or extraordinary individual performances that turned matches on their head.

 

628 runs were scored from 100 overs but even that wasn't enough to decide the winner. With 18 required off the last over, Ravindra Jadeja almost won it for India with two fours and one six but could manage only a single on the last delivery.

 

Match Summary

New Zealand 314 (50 overs) - Martin Guptill 111 (129), Kane Williamson 65 (74); Ravindra Jadeja 2/47 (10), Mohammed Shami 2/84 (10) 

India 314/9 (50 overs) - Ravindra Jadeja* 66 (45), Ravichandran Ashwin 65 (46); Corey Anderson 5/63 (10), Hamish Bennett 2/41 (10)

Result - Match tied

 

On the India tour of New Zealand in 2014, the hosts had won the first two matches of the five-match series.

In the third game, Martin Guptill struck a fluent century. Assisted by a measured 65 from Kane Williamson, New Zealand posted 314 runs on the board.

 

Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Jesse Ryder, 4.2 ov), 2-189 (Kane Williamson, 32.5 ov), 3-198 (Corey Anderson, 33.5 ov), 4-224 (Martin Guptill, 37.2 ov), 5-230 (Brendon McCullum, 38.5 ov), 6-270 (Ross Taylor, 42.4 ov), 7-280 (Nathan McCullum, 43.5 ov), 8-280 (Luke Ronchi, 43.6 ov), 9-288 (Mitchell McClenaghan, 47.2 ov), 10-314 (Tim Southee, 49.6 ov)

 

 

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were dismissed for 39 and 28 respectively and could not go big after getting starts. But they did give India a 64-run platform. However, India suffered a collapse and were reduced to 79/4 before the 20-over mark.

Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni were then part of the rebuilding process. But both were dismissed with almost 15 overs still to go and India seemed out of the game.

Out of nowhere, spin bowling all-rounders Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja had an 85-run partnership with both batting at strike rates of over 140. After Ashwin was dismissed with five overs remaining, Jadeja carried on with the onslaught.

With 18 required off the last over being bowled by Corey Anderson, who had picked up his maiden 5-wicket haul in the match, it was New Zealand's game. Jadeja turned it around with two fours and a six off the first five deliveries but could only manage a single on the last ball as the match ended in a thrilling tie.

 

Fall of wickets: 1-64 (Shikhar Dhawan, 9.2 ov), 2-72 (Rohit Sharma, 13.1 ov), 3-74 (Virat Kohli, 14.5 ov), 4-79 (Ajinkya Rahane, 17.4 ov), 5-146 (Suresh Raina, 27.4 ov), 6-184 (MS Dhoni, 35.4 ov), 7-269 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 44.5 ov), 8-275 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 45.4 ov), 9-286 (Mohammed Shami, 47.5 ov)

 

Teams

 

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (c), Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Hamish Bennett 

India - Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron

 

Match Details

 

Match: NZ v IND, 3rd ODI, India tour of New Zealand 2014 

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 

Toss: India won the toss and decided to bowl 

Venue: Eden Park, Auckland 

Umpires: Billy Bowden, Rod Tucker 

Third Umpire: Derek Walker 

Match Referee: David Boon

 

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