Sreesanth takes four, New Zealand 258/8 in Jaipur ODIBy IANS
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
JAIPUR - S.Sreesanth claimed four wickets as India restricted New Zealand to 258 for eight in the second One-day International here Wednesday.
New Zealand, who were three wickets down for 96 runs, revived their innings through opener Martin Guptill (70) and Scott Styris (59) to put up a respectable total.
Indian skipper Gautam Gambhir elected to field, and New Zealand lost their first wicket with just 14 runs on the board when Sreesanth had Jamie How caught behind.
The Indian pace trio — Sreesanth (4-47), Ashish Nehra (1-45) and Munaf Patel (1-34) — bowled a disciplined line, not allowing Guptill and Kane Williamson to score freely.
New Zealand were 62 for the loss of one wicket in 15 overs, before Williamson, who made 29 off 46 balls, found his stumps rattled by a typical Munaf delivery that nipped back and went through the gate.
Ross Taylor (15) failed to cash in on the dropped chance by R.Ashiwn and could add only 32 runs with Guptill, before Yusuf Pathan removed him through his first ball, caught by Virat Kohli at mid-wicket.
Guptill, who struck three fours and a six in his 102-ball stay, and Styris then dropped anchor to add 65 runs. Styris hit five fours and a six in 56 balls.
Ashiwn dismissed Guptill and India bowled well in the slog overs to put skids on New Zealand scoring.
Sreesanth got the wickets of Jamie How, Styris, Daniel Vettori (31) and Kyle Mills.