New Zealand set India stiff target

Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill scored half-centuries at the top to lay the platform for a big total after the Black caps elected to bat. Ryder clobbered 57 runs from 48 balls with 10 fours and a six. Ryder got good momentum from the other end as Brendon McCullum (15 off 17 balls) and Guptill (63 off 79 balls) also lay about smashing the bowling, bringing up New Zealand's 150 in the 28th over.

India's spin duo of leg-spinner Amit Mishra (1/29) and off-spinner Yousuf Pathan (3/46) applied brakes in the middle overs but did not support from other bowlers.
Broom provided a bigger thrust in the closing overs, hitting 66 from 46 balls with five fours and four sixes.

In RP Singh's eighth over, the penultimate over of the innings, he clobbered 25 runs including three sixes and a four.

Brief scores: New Zealand: 301/9 in 50 overs (Jesse Ryder 57, Martin Guptill 63, Grant Elliott 30, Neil Broom 66; Amit 1-29, Yusuf Pathan 10-0-46-3) vs India.

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