Jesse Ryder © Getty Images (File Photo)
Jesse Ryder © Getty Images (File Photo)


Jan 31, 2014


New Zealand were off to a cautious start with the Indian pacers managing to swing the ball in the fifth One-Day International at Wellington on Friday. The openers, Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill were watchful against Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami.


Bhuvneshwar was more impressive of the two getting the ball to move at will whereas Mohammed Shami kept his line tight bowling two consecutive maiden overs at the start. Guptill was bogged down against the swing and was beaten on a few occasions whereas Ryder once again went for his shots but got just one boundary.


Shami mixed his length well and bowled at a speed around 140kphs to keep the batsmen guessing. Shami forced Ryder to edge one ball which flew past the gully for a single.


India won the toss and had elected to bowl. MS Dhoni has won all the tosses in this ODI series and has elected to bowl in four out of the five matches.


Catch Live ball-by-ball commentary of the fifth ODI between India and New Zealand here