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Summary

  1. India beat UAE by nine wickets in Pool B
  2. Ind 104-1 (18.5 overs); Rohit 57 not out
  3. UAE 102 all out (won toss); Ashwin 4-25
  4. NZ beat Australia by one wicket in Pool A
  5. NZ 152-9 (23.1 overs); Starc 6-28
  6. Aus 151 (32.2 overs): Boult 5-27

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    This is where we bow out. For now. It may not have been the most dramatic end to this round of World Cup action, but maybe we shouldn't be too greedy after that superb game between New Zealand and Australia. Let's just be grateful at the quality of the tournament so far. Long may it continue. Which it hopefully will. Later today.

    BBC Sport Cricket World Cup text commentary will return with England v Sri Lanka. 28/02/2015. 21:30 GMT.

  2. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Rick Wilson: Real joy to watch Rohit Sharma bat such ease of shot selection.

  3. Captain's view

    India captain MS Dhoni: "The bowlers have really stepped up and this has led to improvements in other parts of the side. When we were losing games outside the sub-continent it was a concern and we couldn't get wickets in the middle overs. Now we are getting wickets with the new ball and the spinners are able to put more pressure on in the middle overs. As a unit they are doing well. They have shown they can do it game after game."

  4. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was very brave for the UAE to bat first. I'm always a fan of getting out in the field in that situation as if you can nip a couple of wickets out, you can get that momentum. But it was always going to be a tough ask for them. India looked all at sea in the tri-series but they've worked well as a unit here. The pace and bounce they extracted really rushed the UAE batsmen, and with the spin of Ashwin their attack is looking really good at the moment."

  5. Captain's view

    UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir: "It was not a par score on this wicket. We were outplayed by the Indian bowling. We should have scored 200 plus. He [Ravichandran Ashwin] bowled brilliantly and we couldn't cope. He was getting good bounce and turn. Our top order need to be more responsible. We need to stick to basics and play the whole 50 overs."

  6. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "There was always a danger of being complacent against a team like the UAE, but India came out well and the way they approached the game showed they're really up for this tournament. There was no let-up."

    Listen to TMS on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  7. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ian: The interval is enforced for TV! The TV rights mean we must have all the ads especially in an India game. 2 billion on TV rights determines enforced breaks & a long tournament to sell ads to repay the TV rights paid.

  8. Post update

    So, defending champions India remain top of Pool B with a 100% win record and six points on the board. UAE remain without a win from their three games. They competed in the other two games (against Zimbabwe and Ireland) but they were never in this one. One small plus is that UAE are not bottom of the pool. That spot is occupied by Pakistan, who have a worse net run-rate from their two defeats.

  9. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I was very impressed with India's professionalism. They didn't take their foot off the pedal, they had a hard time in Australia before this tournament but their fielding has improved immensely, they're switched on and that will put pressure on the other teams."

  10. Man of the match

    Man of the match Ravichandran Ashwin: "I usually bowl at phases of the game when you are trying to buy wickets or cut the runs down but today went well. I am an attacking bowler but when it comes to this format I am unselfish. It doesn't matter about the numbers as long as I contribute. We had a bit of down time after the Test series but now we are on a roll."

  11. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The only thing that would have disappointed India would have been not batting first and getting some long innings for their batsmen. But the way India annihilated South Africa the other night at the MCG, I think it's going to be between them, Australia and New Zealand. I can't see West Indies or Sri Lanka getting beyond the quarter-finals."

    Listen to TMS on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  12. Final scorecard

    India 104-1 (18.5 overs) - won by nine wickets

    Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 57*, Kohli 33*

    Fall of wickets: 29-1 (Dhawan 14)

    Bowling figures: Naveed 5-0-35-1, Guruge 6-1-19-0, Amjad 2-0-12-0, Karate 3-0-17-0, Tauqir 2.5-0-21-0

    UAE 102 all out (31.3 overs): Anwar 35, Ashwin 4-25

    UAE won toss

    Full scorecard

  13. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "India were just too good for the UAE - the UAE have got over 200 a couple of times but this just wasn't their night. They were outclassed by a formidable Indian line-up, and it was only a formality for them to win. But it's great to see the Associates in the World Cup and hopefully there will be more to come in the rest of the tournament."

  14. INDIA WIN BY NINE WICKETS

    Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli embrace after defeating the UAE

    We had to wait for it, but India wrap up as convincing a World Cup win as you are likely to see courtesy of Rohit's hit down the ground off Tauqir for four.

  15. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Afghanistan aren't too bad a team, they have a reasonable bowling attack, and Australia will be wanting to go out and prove a point against them when they meet on Wednesday, after that defeat today."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  16. Ind 100-1 (Runs required 3)

    So I was a bit keen with my eight-ball finish prediction. Kohli nicks a quick single with a steer down to short third man, which has Rohit desperately scampering to get to the striker's end before the throw. After returning to the strike, Kohli cuts another four through backward point off Karate.

  17. Ind 94-1 (Kohli 28, Rohit 52)

    Rohit Sharma takes a run

    There are six of those balls, off the bowling of Tauqir, during which Rohit brings up his 50 with a powerful cut to the point boundary. That is his 24th ODI 50 and it comes up off 49 balls.

  18. Post update

    The players are back out. How long will India take to wrap this up? I'm going for eight balls.

  19. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's a tough one for the UAE. They'd have wanted to perform today and give India something to work for. They've not done that, and they'll know it's only a few minutes before the game will be won."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  20. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Prashant Srivastava: We have seen so many first inns getting extended 15-30 mins due to slow over rates. Why can't we extend in situations like this?

    steve percy: If only India had Sir Alex as coach, then we'd have had the extra 10 mins #fergietime

  21. Interval entertainment

    OK, so here is the state of play... We are currently in a 45-minute interval with India needing 15 more runs to successfully chase down UAE's 102. The men at the crease are Rohit Sharma (47) and Virat Kohli (27). Earlier, Ravi Ashwin took four wickets as the UAE were dismissed for the lowest score of the World Cup so far.

    On Test Match Special at the interval (which will take place as scheduled at 10:00 GMT, even if India only need one run to win), they'll be speaking to the Emirates Cricket Board chief executive David East - who may be more familiar to UK listeners as a former Essex wicketkeeper and chief exec.

    They'll also be looking back at this morning's incredible game in Auckland where New Zealand edged out Australia in a thriller, and England women's ODI series victory against New Zealand.

  22. Interval scorecard

    India 88-1 (16 overs) - need 15 runs from 34 overs

    Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 47*, Kohli 27*

    Fall of wickets: 29-1 (Dhawan 14)

    Bowling figures: Naveed 5-0-35-1, Guruge 6-1-19-0, Amjad 2-0-12-0, Karate 2-0-11-0, Tauqir 1-0-11-0

    UAE 102 all out (31.3 overs): Anwar 35, Ashwin 4-25

    UAE won toss

    Full scorecard

  23. Ind 88-1 (runs required 15)

    Players leave the field for the interval

    And so, with India having scored five off Karate's second over, to leave them just 15 short of victory, we are ludicrously taken into a 45-minute interval. Utter nonsense.

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    Bibhash Dash: Come on India, hurry up. Have to get to my real job (other than watching cricket) in an hour.

  25. Ind 83-1 (Rohit 45, Kohli 24)

    Captain Mohammad Tauqir brings himself into the attack for some very gentle off-spin. He beats a huge swing from Rohit with his third ball and Swapnil Patil prompts a review by whipping off the bails, but the batsman is back in his ground. Rohit then punishes a couple of loose deliveries; smashing the first through extra cover for four before hammering the second down the ground for the same result.

  26. Ind 72-1 (target 103)

    Guruge is given a rest after an opening spell of six overs, that went for an economical 19. His replacement is Karate but there are no Daniel Larusso-style heroics from the medium pacer, who is worked around for a couple of singles before Kohli crashes a drive for four.

  27. Ind 66-1 (Kohli 18, Rohit 34)

    Kohli welcomes Javed back by middling a straight ball between mid-wicket and mid-on for four. The bowler tightens up his line and concedes just one more run through a Kohli drive towards mid-off.

  28. Post update

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    On Test Match Special at the interval (which will take place as scheduled at 10:00 GMT, even if India only need one run to win), they'll be speaking to the Emirates Cricket Board chief executive David East - who may be more familiar to UK listeners as a former Essex wicketkeeper and chief exec.

    They'll also be looking back at this morning's incredible game in Auckland where New Zealand edged out Australia in a thriller, and England women's ODI series victory against New Zealand.

  29. Ind 61-1 (runs required 42)

    Guruge continues and is worked to leg for a Rohit single, before Kohli adds one more by steering one down to fine leg.

  30. Post update

    Terry Alderman

    Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "That Mustafa catch reminded me of a game in your backyard. Someone shouts 'catch it' to Uncle Fred, who has been dozing off, and he sticks his hand up - then looks at his hand and thinks 'how the hell did I catch that'.

    "It really was something to see."

  31. Ind 59-1 (Rohit 33, Kohli 12)

    We do have a bowling change as Amjad Javed (a gentle right-arm medium pacer) comes into the attack. He is unable to stem the boundaries, though, as Rohit launches a drive over the infield and out to the extra-cover boundary. Three singles on top of that move India to within 45 runs of victory.

  32. Scorecard update

    India 52-1 (10 overs)

    Batsmen: Rohit Sharma 27*, Kohli 11*

    Fall of wickets: 29-1 (Dhawan 14)

    Bowling figures: Naveed 5-0-35-1, Guruge 4-1-11-0

    UAE 102 all out (31.3 overs): Anwar 35, Ashwin 4-25

    UAE won toss

    Full scorecard

  33. Ind 52-1 (target 103)

    These two have clearly decided they want this game over as quickly as possible. The first ball of Guruge's fifth over is cut for four by Kohli, who adds another two runs with another cut between backward point and third man. Maybe time for a bowling change? Not that it'll change the inevitable result, just possibly delay its arrival.

  34. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The UAE captain has a lot of headaches. He might need to take some tablets. He hasn't changed the bowling, he has persisted with his two opening bowlers.

    "They have a wicket but they are just not doing enough to stay in this contest. India are jetsetting their way towards victory."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  35. Ind 42-1 (Kohli 5, Rohit 27)

    Rohit

    Rohit swings hard at a short ball from Naveed and picks up another boundary. He repeats the trick with the same aggression for a another pulled four and then drives a third. If he keeps this up, this run chase is going to be over in no time. Rohit is 27 from 29 balls and batting himself back into form.

  36. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Shikhar Dhawan is dismissed

    "I still can't get over that catch. It was one of the most exciting moments of the World Cup so far.

    "UAE let themselves down with the bat so all they can do is fight hard in the field and make it as tough as they can for India - and that is what they are doing."

  37. Ind 34-1 (target 103)

    Guruge has been very economical for the UAE but he veers slightly off line and Kohli capitalises with a beautifully-timed push past mid-on for four. It leaves India needing 69 runs of victory, with 42 overs to get them.

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    Jarleth Eaton: Have I suddenly woken up back at the World T20?

  39. Ind 30-1 (Kohli 1, Rohit 15)

    Virat Kohli joins the fun and gets off the mark by prodding a Naveed delivery to leg for a single.

  40. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    UAE celebrate taking the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan

    "What a catch that was. It was like Mustafa was asleep and suddenly woke up.

    "The ball came like lightning at him and suddenly he was off the ground with his arm outstretched. It was brilliant."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  41. WICKET

    Dhawan c Mustafa b Naveed 14 (Ind 29-1)

    Dhawan is caught

    What a catch from Mustafa! He sticks out his right hand and snares the ball at point to snre after Dhawan had rocked back to punch through off. It is a great moment for the UAE, and a good wicket to get to extend this game as Dhawan was just warming up.

    Scorecard

  42. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "There is a three week waiting list for an Australian visa out of India at the moment. They have huge support. And the fans at the Waca today are certainly enjoying this."

  43. Ind 25-0 (target 103)

    Rohit claims the first six of the match as he gets underneath a short ball from Guruge and top-edges it 10 rows back into the stand. The UAE are celebrating next ball, which they think Rohit has nicked to Swapnil Patil. Unfortunately for them, the umpire doesn't agree.

  44. Ind 19-0 (Rohit 9, Dhawan 10)

    Every positive India stroke is being greeted with a roar of approval from the fans in the ground. Rohit moves to nine with a flick to fine leg before Dhawan punches one past mid-on for his first boundary. He then picks off another Naveed ball, which he drives through cover for four. He is a classy customer and a man in form, coming in to this game off the back of scores of 73 and 137.

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  46. Ind 10-0

    Guruge may not be rapid but he puts the ball in good areas. He keeps Dhawan at the striker's end for five balls before completing a maiden with the best of the over; a slower ball out of the back of his hand that has the batsman concerned but not beaten.

  47. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "India look like a team on fire and the thing I liked about them today was that they chased everything in the field really hard.

    "Their fielding has really improved over the last couple of months, but they have been so professional in this match. Even when they were so clearly on top while bowling, they worked hard and didn't want to let it slip."

  48. Ind 10-0 (target 103)

    Dhawan (who scored a superb 137 against South Africa in Melbourne) flicks one to backward point for another single before Rohit flashes unsuccessfully at a wide Naveed delivery. The India opener has a tendency to play loose shots away from his body like that. it brings him a boundary later in the over, though, as he top-edges one over the slips for four.

  49. Ind 5-0 (Dhawan 1, Rohit 4)

    Fresh from his red inker, Manjula Guruge takes on the familiar task of bowling. His first over is disrupted a couple of times by a pesky security man, who distracts Dhawan by scampering around behind the bowlers arm in his neon vest. After Dhawan gets off the mark with a single, Guruge comes around to push one across and past the straight bat of Rohit.

  50. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It is a very good wicket and the ball is sitting up very nicely. There are a lot of runs to be had and with India in the form they've been in over the last two games, they will be looking to continue that.

    "It is critical for the UAE to give themselves a bit of energy by nipping out a couple of wickets, but it is going to be a big ask."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  51. Ind 4-0

    India v UAE

    Mohammad Naveed has the new ball for UAE and he bowls three dot balls before Rohit leans back to crash one through cover to the boundary to get himself and his team up and running.

  52. Post update

    Out come the UAE players, followed soon after by the India openers: Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. There aren't many runs to get but the latter could do with getting most of them. He's scored 15 and 0 so far in the tournament.

  53. What you may have missed...

    If you're just waking up, you've missed an astonishing game in Auckland between co-hosts New Zealand and Australia.

    Trent Boult (5-27) bowled New Zealand into a commanding position as the Aussies slumped from 80-1 to 106-9, and finished on 151 all out.

    New Zealand were then cruising at 78-1 before Mitchell Starc (6-28) reduced them to 79-4 and then 146-9 - but Kane Williamson (45 not out) won it for the Kiwis with a six.

    New Zealand's Kane Williamson and Trent Boult
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  55. Player reaction

    Ravichandran Ashwin, the pick of the Indian bowlers with 4-25 off 10 overs: "We mixed up the pace of the bowling really well.

    "I'm enjoying the tournament. I've just gone about my business. I want to bowl all the time, and when the team needs someone to put the hand up I will. It's not about my figures, it's about the team.

    "It was a hard time for us coming into this World Cup but we always knew that when the tournament came we would pick things up."

  56. End-of-innings scorecard

    UAE 102 all out (31.3 overs, won toss)

    Batsman: Guruge 10*

    Fall of wickets: 7-1 (Berenger 4), 13-2 (Amjad 4), 28-3 (Karate 4), 41-4 (Patil 7), 44-5 (Khurram 14), 52-6 (Mustafa 2), 61-7 (Javed 2), 68-8 (Naveed 6), 71-9 (Tauqir 1), 102 all out (Anwar 35)

    Bowling figures: Kumar 5-0-19-1, Yadav 6.3-2-15-2, Ashwin 10-1-25-4, Mohit Sharma 5-1-16-1, Jadeja 5-0-23-2.

    Full scorecard

  57. Post update

    India fans

    So, thanks largely to that 31-run partnership between Anwar and Guruge (comfortably the biggest of the innings) the UAE narrowly avoid becoming the first team to be bowled out for less than 100 by India in a World Cup. However, their 102 total is still the lowest ever made against an Indian side at the tournament.

  58. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Seamus in Warsaw: ‏Re: Phil Pass (27 overs): Love your selective memory loss. Think Eng-Aus and Eng-NZ would be contenders for mismatch of tournament?

  59. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Players leave the field as UAE are all out

    "The UAE would have hoped to have represented themselves better today. They had two decent games coming into this and they'd have hoped to challenge a little more.

    "But fair play to the Indians. They could have been lackadaisical, but they have been ruthless and clinical and done an excellent job in bowling the UAE out for just over 100."

  60. WICKET

    Anwar b Yadav 35 (UAE 102 all out)

    India v UAE

    The hundred is brought up for the UAE courtesy of an edge from Anwar, which goes straight between the India keeper Dhoni and slip Raina, who look at each other in bemusement. It is Anwar's final flourish, though, as he is then cleaned up by Yadav to end the innings.

    Scorecard

  61. UAE 98-9

    Guruge is putting his team-mates to shame here. He flat-bats five Jadeja deliveries before planting his foot and smashing the last through extra cover for four.

  62. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "There is a lot to do for the UAE, right? Lots of pressure, not much to work with.

    "They needed someone today to stick around but it hasn't happened and it has been tough going.

    "Anwar has needed someone to stay at the crease with him. He has played some classy shots. The four in that over was as fine as you'd get from anyone.

    "If they can get to three figures it will give them a little something to work with, psychologically it is important."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  63. UAE 94-9 (Guruge 6, Anwar 31)

    Yadav returns to try and find this final wicket. Anwar attempts another pull but is on to it too early and gets a leading edge to mid-off. He moves into the 30s with a flick off his legs for four. He has been the only shining light for his side so far today.

  64. UAE 90-9

    The big number 11 is having a go here. He might as well, he's got nothing to lose now. He swipes a single to leg before Anwar takes a more classical approach to earn another run through square leg. The UAE are edging towards 100.

  65. UAE 88-9 Guruge 5, Anwar 26)

    UAE survive another lbw shout as Anwar sweeps. Jadeja thought it was pad, but replays show it was entirely bat. Odd appeal. Anwar makes better contact with a subsequent sweep that brings him four runs. This is now the best partnership of the match so far - 17 runs.

  66. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Sam Shepherd: Who says England aren't pioneers of ODI cricket? Even Australia and New Zealand are copying our collapse and fold batting style.

  67. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Phil Pass: ‏Waking up to the #bbccricket scores is a very different feeling each day depending who's playing. Still backing NZ, Aus, SA & Ind for semis. Feel sorry for UAE v India. First real mismatch (so it seems) of the tournament so far (other than games involving West Indies).

  68. UAE 84-9

    Guruge has a swing himself and adds three to the total with a drive through cover off Ashwin's first ball. Anwar steers his way to another single before the number 11 survives a half-hearted lbw shout and then edging wide of slip for two more. A rare decent over for the associate nation.

  69. UAE 78-9 (Guruge 0, Anwar 21)

    Anwar goes on the assault against Jadeja, carving one over cover for four before slashing another down towards third man for two more. It is all down to him now to help his side towards a three-figure total.

  70. UAE 76-9

    Manjula Guruge is the last line of UAE resistance. He watches from the non-striker's end as the only man to have reached double figures in this innings, Anwar, sees off five balls before keeping striker with a single off the last from Ashwin. At least the UAE have made it to the halway point of their innings.

  71. Post update

    Terry Alderman

    Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is a good wicket but UAE have just not been able to come to terms first with the bounce and then with the spinners.

    "It is the dismissals by the spinners that has been the most disappointing thing, because you can understand the pace being a problem.

    "But whatever, this innings is screaming to a halt."

    India celebrate a wicket
  72. WICKET

    Tauqir b Jadeja 1 (UAE 71-9)

    India celebrate the dismissal of Tauqir

    The Indian spin assault continues and captain Tauqir is unable to provide any resistance. To be fair, he is his own worst enemy as he attempts to sweep and is bowled around his legs. I said earlier UAE would struggle to make 100. It looks like they might not even make 80.

  73. UAE 68-8 (Anwar 12, Tauqir 0)

    In comes Mohammad Tauqir, at 43 years old the oldest skipper in World Cup history. He fails to add any runs in his first three balls. His decision to bat looks brave but foolish now.

  74. Post update

    Terry Alderman

    Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "What an ugly looking dismissal that was, after that excellent six down the ground first ball.

    "Naveed is trying to give himself some room for the cut shot and it clipped the wicket.

    "At least he went down playing a few shots. But this is going to be a very small total India are chasing down."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  75. WICKET

    Naveed b Ashwin 6 (UAE 68-8)

    Naveed hits a shot

    Naveed's short but entertaining innings comes to an end as he backs away to try and chop an Ashwin ball to the off side and is bowled. That is the spinner's fourth wicket and India are cruising.

    Scorecard

  76. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Karen Lynch: l think the UAE are still laughing at the Aussies' innings.

    The Rockstar: Shouldn't even played in this world cup. Netherlands deserved to qualify not UAE.

  77. UAE 67-7

    Speaking of introductions, say hello to Mohammad Naveed, who plants his foot first ball and absolutely smashes the ball down the ground for six. Then, from the final ball of the over, he is dropped by Raina at slip after poking at the ball.

  78. Post update

    Terry Alderman

    Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "First ball, left-arm spin. This is going to be a procession I think. The Waca isn't known for its spin but it is too much for the UAE.

    "The UAE just haven't come to terms with the extra bounce. Hopefully they had a good knock in the nets where there is some bounce, but they've come to the middle and I don't know whether it's the occasion that's got to them or the quality of the bowling, but they haven't performed."

  79. WICKET

    Javed c Raina b Jadeja 2 (UAE 61-7)

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates dismissing Javed

    That's how you introduce yourself to a game. Ravinda Jadeja's spin proves as effective as that of Ashwin as Javed prods and edges a good-length ball for Raina to claim his third catch of the innings at slip.

    Scorecard

  80. Close!

    UAE 61-6

    Great work from Dhoni. He almost turns a wide into a wicket from Ashwin's third ball, as he gathers and flicks off the bails in quick time. Javed's foot was just down, though. The batsman then flicks one in the air over leg slip but the ball falls safe. Anwar finishes the over with a strong cut short through cover for four. He is very unlikely to win this game for UAE, but Anwar is their best hope of avoiding embarrassment here.

  81. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The only reason for Mustafa to review that is because they are running out of wickets and they need to use some reviews.

    "His bat wasn't even close to it. Mustafa watched the review on the big screen and started walking. There was no doubt about it."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  82. UAE 54-6 (Anwar 6, Javed 2)

    Amjad Javed, who hit very cleanly to score 42 in 55 balls against Ireland, is the next man to try his luck against this dominant Indian attack. He survives his first ball, clipping through square leg for two.

  83. WICKET

    Mustafa lbw b Mohit 2 (UAE 52-6)

    Mohit Sharma successfully appeals for an LBW decision to dismiss United Arab Emirates' Rohan Mustafa

    Mohit starts with a loose short ball that Anwar (who has looked good on the pull) swivels on to collect a single through mid-wicket. Four balls later Mustafa is trapped in front and Michael Gough's finger goes up. The batsman reviews it but having watched the replay on the big screen he starts the long walk without even waiting for the third umpire's decision. UAE will do well to make 100 now.

    Scorecard

  84. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "India will be disappointed if UAE don't put up a decent total. They need Sharma to get a decent knock, because that hasn't happened yet on this trip.

    "But India look strong and imposing at the moment, and a team to be really reckoned with."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  85. UAE 51-5

    More dangerous turn from Ashwin tempts the left-handed Mustafa into a dabble, which he misses as Dhoni takes. The batsman is a bit wiser with the next one - a similar delivery, which he leaves. He then gets off the mark with a flick to leg for two runs.

  86. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Wayne Andrews: Oh dear - #bbccricket website showed Amjad Ali as a UAE 'player to watch' roughly 10 minutes after he was out for four.

    The players to watch were chosen before the tournament!

  87. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Rob Simpson: Karate will be kicking himself after that dismissal!

    Yeah, hopefully he won't get the chop for their next game. Sorry.

  88. UAE 49-5 (Mustafa 0, Anwar 5)

    UAE fans haven't had much to cheer but they can savour Anwar's shot from the first ball of Mohit's latest over - a powerful pull to the boundary through square leg. Anwar almost gets another boundary with a flick off his pads, but Dhawan does well to dive and stop.

  89. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Khurram was sucked in there. Dhoni had moved leg slip in, about five or six metres off the bat.

    "It tempted Khan to play the sweep and he wasn't good enough. He top-edged it, and it was an easy catch.

    "But the simple act of changing the field just puts doubt in the batsman's mind and changes things.

    "It is great captaincy by Dhoni, he is one of the most pro-active skippers around."

  90. UAE 44-5

    India think they have another as new man Rohan Mustafa initially offers a shot before pulling his bat away, but not quite quickly enough. MS Dhoni thinks he might have nicked it. The umpire doesn't, though, and India opt against a review.

  91. WICKET

    Khurram c Raina b Ashwin 14 (UAE 44-5)

    Khurram leaves the field

    India and Ashwin strike again. Khurram looks to try and sweep to leg, where there is space to pick up runs, but he top-edges and the ball loops for an easy catch for Suresh Raina coming round from slip. The UAE have not been able to deal with Ashwin.

    Scorecard

  92. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "When they first arrived in Australia they struggled because they were trying to find the right combinations and work out the conditions.

    "One thing they haven't done well is win much when they travel. I think in the 10 days before the World Cup started, they prepared well and made plans.

    "The win over South Africa was the game that told me they are going to be a real force in this competition."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  93. UAE 44-4 (run-rate 2.75)

    Another worrying moment for UAE as Khurram edges one off Mohit but it goes wide of slip and down to third man for a single. Anwar sees off a couple of balls before pulling one to mid-wicket to get off the mark. Khurram gets away with another as he inside edges past his stumps to claim another single.

  94. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think UAE did the right thing batting first. It is the only chance you have against the big Test-playing nations.

    "The crowd would have probably liked to have seen India bat first and have a good knock. But you can't criticise the UAE for their decision, it was the right thing to do."

  95. UAE 41-4 (Khurram 12, Anwar 0)

    In comes the UAE danger man, Shaiman Anwar, who became their first ever World Cup century-maker in the game against Ireland after having scored 67 against Zimbabwe. A drinks break gives him time to settle before driving one to cover for no run.

  96. Post update

    Brad Hogg

    Ex-Australia spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Ashwin gets extra bounce and that was a beautiful piece of bowling. It was the quicker arm ball, slightly wider of off stump than his normal deliveries and it got the outside edge.

    "It is just too much for the UAE batsman and I just can't see them recovering from here."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  97. WICKET

    Patil c Dhawan b Ashwin 7 (UAE 41-4)

    Ashwin strikes again with a slightly quicker ball outside off stump that Patil dabs at and edges for Shikhar Dhawan to dive and catch low down. India are pressing home their advantage. There is no way this game is going the distance.

    Scorecard

    Swapnil Patil
  98. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is David and Goliath stuff. UAE have done really well in their first two games against Zimbabwe and Ireland but this is a major step up.

    "There is a long way to go though, and a lot can still happen."

  99. UAE 36-3

    Mohit delivers the first maiden of the innings as Patil patiently avoids playing at a few tempting deliveries outside off stump before keeping out a dangerous inswinger.

  100. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "The former UAE captain Khurram Khan - batting now - used to be a flight attendant and once served Brian Lara on a flight. I wonder what they talked about.

    "It must have been a fascinating conversation. Or did he just stay quiet and not admit who he was?"

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  101. UAE 36-3 (Patil 6, Khurram 9)

    Ashwin continues and the UAE pair do well to push him around for a couple of singles - with a dab to third man and then a steer through square leg. The ground is starting to fill up now, mainly with India fans, who are understandably enjoying themselves. Their team is well on top.

  102. UAE 34-3 (Khurram 8, Patil 5)

    Patil has come in with a bit of intent. A wide, short ball from the newly introduced Mohit Sharma is cut away to the backward point boundary for four. Mohit responds well, utilising some inswing to keep Patil on his toes.

  103. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "India will be very happy. They are doing the basics very well.

    "A few bowlers will be licking their lips today and trying to get some figures in.

    "For the UAE it is a lot to have to face. Only one or two of their players will have faced India before."

  104. UAE 29-3 (Patil 1, Khurram 8)

    A great start from Ashwin, whose height, combined with this bouncy track, is a potent combination. Karate couldn't deal with it and neither Khurram or new man Swapnil Patil looked comfortable.

    Ravic Ashwin
  105. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "I thought the spin might suit UAE, with the pace taken off it. But I take that back now.

    "Karate tried to work it around the corner but he should have known the man was there. Decent bowling but inexperience from the batsman."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  106. WICKET

    Karate c Raina b Ashwin 4 (UAE 28-3)

    UAE get some respite from the pace, as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin enters the attack but it proves to be the undoing of Karate, who dabbles at one to turn it to leg but only succeeds in gloving it on to his thigh pad and then to Suresh Raina at leg slip.

    Scorecard

    Suresh Raina, right, celebrates taking the wicket
  107. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "I watched a fair bit of India in the tri-series and it is almost as if they are a different team now.

    "It was as if they had given up the ghost for a while. They didn't even step it up against England in the tri-series.

    "But they've come back so strongly with these last two wins. There must have been some strong words said by somebody somewhere along the line."

    India
  108. UAE 28-2 (Karate 4, Khurram 8)

    Billy Bowden turned down a good lbw shout earlier in the innings. Now it is Michael Gough's turn to shake his head after Yadav slams the ball into Khurram's pads. It is a good call, as replays show the ball was pitching outside the line. Karate gets lucky later in the over when his nicks one through the slips. Khurram then survives a couple of hairy moments when he plays and misses. The pressure is building.

  109. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    On UAE's India-born duo of Krishna Chandran and Swapnil Patil:

    "Apparently Patil's brother will still be supporting India, even though his brother is in the UAE side. It must be an amazing emotion for those two players. They were born in India and grew up supporting them.

    "Then to come out on the big stage... they will probably have mixed emotions, but deep down they will really want to show India that they have what it takes."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  110. UAE 24-2 (Khurram 7, Karate 3)

    There has already been a few lofty shots from the UAE batsmen (two of which have fallen just short of fielders) and Khurram produces another, this time earning himself a four through the empty spot at third man. It is the second boundary of the innings. Karate is handed back the strike by his partner and has to deal with a nasty bouncer from Kumar.

  111. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was always going to be tough for UAE. They are up against superstar millionaires. They did really well against Ireland and Zimbabwe in their first two games but that little bit of extra pace has undone them so far.

    "Going up against best is always a tough ask, but it is good to see India are on the money as well."

  112. UAE 18-2 (Khurram 2, Karate 3)

    Yadav is putting it through at a fair old pace. He keeps the UAE on the back foot. Literally. An early wide a flick from Khurram to leg add a couple to the total but Karate is fortunate not to nick a full delivery with a flashing drive that misjudged the line.

  113. Meet the teams

    United Arab Emirates

    Statistics correct as of 12 February.

  114. Meet the teams

    India

    Statistics correct as of 12 February.

  115. Team line-ups

    India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma.

    UAE: Amjad Ali, Andri Berenger, Krishna Chandran, Khurram Khan, Swapnil Patil (wk), Shaiman Anwar, Rohan Mustafa, Amjad Javed, Mohammad Naveed, Mohammad Tauqir (capt), Manjula Guruge.

    Umpires are New Zealand's Billy Bowden and England's Michael Gough.

  116. UAE 16-2 (Khurram 1, Karate 3)

    UAE are struggling to cope with what is a quick, bouncy wicket. It is a good track, but the Indian bowlers are a cut above what the associate nation have faced so far in the tournament. Kumar flies in again and Khurram and Karate survive, while adding three to the total. Here are the teams for today's game...

  117. Post update

    Terry Alderman

    Ex-Australia seam bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "This is not the start that UAE wanted, winning the toss and electing to have a bat.

    "It's looks a very good wicket, a really fast outfield. A little push normally goes for four."

    Listen to TMS commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra via the "Live Coverage" tab.

  118. Post update

    Cheers Michael. Top effort sir. Well, how do you follow that?! I'll tell you how; India v UAE! No? Fine, so it doesn't quite resonate in the same way, but so far it is doing its best to provide the requisite entertainment.

    UAE bravely opted to bat (they had no choice but to try and set their superior opponents a score) but ominously they have already lost a couple of wickets. Openers Amjad Ali and Andri Berenger have both gone for four, caught behind by MS Dhoni off the bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav respectively. Krishna Chandran (going under his mother's maiden name of Karate) and Khurram Khan are the men looking to consolidate at the crease...

  119. We continue

    Well, what an incredible, amazing, wonderful match that was. New Zealand just about did enough as Kane Williamson kept his composure as his team-mates crumbled around him.

    That gives New Zealand four wins out of four, while Australia, four-time World Cup winners, have now won one, lost one and had one game abandoned because of the weather.

    But we're not finished today. No way. India are playing the United Arab Emirates right now. UAE have opted to bat after winning the toss, but things have not exactly gone to plan. Phil Dawkes is the man to take you through that match. I'm off to lie down.

  120. Player reaction

    NZ (152-9) beat Australia 151 by one wicket

    More from New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum: "Trent Boult was outstanding for us, and so was Mitchell Starc for Australia.

    "Some of the batting wasn't as good as it should have been but that can happen when you are up against high-class seam bowling. I wouldn't swap our bowlers for any others, with all due respect to everyone else."

  121. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath writes on Twitter: "Amazing game between Australia and New Zealand. Great fightback by the Aussies but just couldn't get there. Well played Kiwis."

  122. Player reaction

    NZ 152-9 bt Aus 151 by one wicket

    Brendon McCullum, the New Zealand captain, said: "It was one hell of a game. Both teams showed what quality bowlers they have. It was an amazing atmosphere and a great game to be a part of.

    "It didn't go the distance but I'm sure everyone will go home happy. It's good to see both teams getting 300 plus but sometimes 150 games can be pretty exciting and everyone can go and have a beer now."

  123. Post update

    NZ 152-9 bt Aus 151 by one wicket

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Despite all those hitters, the reason why these two teams are so strong is that they've got potent left-arm bowlers who can take wickets - and in this tournament, that's like gold dust."

  124. Captain's view

    NZ 152-9 bt Aus 151 by one wicket

    More from Australia captain Michael Clarke on TMS: "Our batting was extremely poor, credit has to go to New Zealand for the way they bowled but our shot selection wasn't great.

    "Mitchell Starc was outstanding for us and the New Zealand bowlers bowled really well. It was tough for our bowlers but credit to them, they found a way. I don't like losing and there are some areas we've got to improve, but thankfully we've got time in this tournament to improve."

  125. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan on Twitter: "Think we might get a rematch between Australia and New Zealand #Final."

  126. Player reaction

    NZ 152-9 bt Aus 151 by one wicket

    Michael Clarke, the Australia captain, said: "The tension was there all game. It was very entertaining and we would have liked the result to go the other way but credit to New Zealand. Our batting was horrendous to put it mildly and Mitchell Starc was a genius.

    "Both teams will probably say they didn't bat as well as they'd have liked. It was a good wicket if you got in. credit to the groundsman, it was a wonderful wicket, and a fantastic crowd as well.

    "The atmosphere was great. The crowd want their home team to win but also to see good entertaining cricket. I thought NZ swung the ball really well and executed their plans well. We weren't disciplined enough with the bat."

    Michael Clarke
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    Former India spinner Anil Kumble is full of praise for Kane Williamson. Kumble writes on Twitter: "What a game. Just witnessed a wonderful young player showing great maturity in finishing a job. Well done NZ. Future captain."

  128. Man of the match

    NZ 152-9 bt Aus 151 by one wicket

    New Zealand paceman and man of the match Trent Boult on TMS: "My heart was racing at a million miles an hour when I went out there to bat, I've never been so nervous in my career.

    "But I had full faith in Kane, he's a hell of a player and he calmed me down. Dan Vettori's bowling pulled them back really nicely which allowed our strike bowlers to come back and finish the job."

    Trent Boult
  129. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Ex-England batsman Paul Collingwood, who is now part of the Scotland coaching set-up, says on Twitter: "This World Cup has been the best ever already. Cricket is definitely on the up."

  130. Player reaction

    NZ 152-9 bt Aus 151 by one wicket

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson on TMS: "The ball swung late all game, and Mitchell Starc's bowling was outstanding. But the way Boulty defended those two balls was amazing. I was always going to try and hit a boundary at the end as I didn't want to leave it too long.

    "When I took that single we had three wickets left and I felt we had to take the run. It was world-class bowling from both left-armers. Tim Southee picked up some key wickets too and it was a huge effort against the number one side in the world."

    Kane Williamson
  131. Player reaction

    NZ 152-9 bt Aus 151 by one wicket

    New Zealand's Trent Boult, the player of the match, says: "Those two deliveries were pretty frightening at the end.

    "Dan (Vettori) put in some good work and tied them down nicely. My mindset was to take wickets. I didn't realise I'd take five but it was nice.

    "Everyone chipped in as a group. The bowling unit has been working well for the last year and it has just rolled on. We are looking forward to next Sunday and more good results hopefully."

  132. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    NZ 152-9 bt Aus 151 by one wicket

    England bowler Stuart Broad on Twitter: High-scoring games are fun to watch but the low scoring games get the nerves going. Great game at Eden Park. Well done New Zealand.

  133. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "What it does mean is that if the Kiwis do meet the Aussies in the semi-finals, it will be at home. It's a very strange scorecard - look at those bowling figures with Mitchell Johnson 6-1-68-0, and Mitchell Starc 9-0-28-6.

    "Almost as exciting as the Afghanistan-Scotland game the other day. And let's not forget, it wins New Zealand the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. Trent Boult is man of the match - bad luck Mitchell Starc."

  134. NZ 152-9 bt Aus 151 by one wicket

    So Kane Williamson is the hero for New Zealand. His 45 off 42 balls sees the hosts home. But only just. Five of the New Zealand players were dismissed for nought, one or two.

  135. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "What a way to finish it - Kane Williamson, the only cool Kiwi out there, he knew the geography of Eden Park with the short straight boundaries. But the Aussies have got a lot out of that game, despite the batting collapse. Williamson is being clapped off by the Aussie players. An extraordinary game on a belting wicket - and 152 beats 151."

  136. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY ONE WICKET

    NZ 152-9

    Kane Williamson provides that moment of magic. The first ball of Pat Cummins's over is launched back over his head for six.

    Incredible scenes in Auckland. New Zealand have rescued the game after they looked to have thrown it all away.

    Kane Williamson and Trent Boult
  137. Post update

    NZ 146-9 (target 152)

    Trent Boult survives the over. New Zealand need six. Australia need one wicket. One moment of magic either way could win it.

  138. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Trent Boult, who thought his wickets had won the game for New Zealand, is going to have to win it with the bat."

  139. Post update

    Nz 146-9 (target 152)

    The hat-trick is avoided. The number 11 Trent Boult survives. He has to do the same for the next ball.

  140. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's difficult to hit a fast yorker like that first ball, but it's a delivery Southee ought to have been expecting. Boult's a left-arm bowler too, he must know what's coming. It's got to be a yorker first ball, unless it's a double bluff."

  141. WICKET

    Southee b Starc 0 (NZ 146-9)

    One more to go. This may well be the most incredible, most nuts, most insane match in World Cup history. Mitchell Starc on a hat-trick. Australia on course for a victory.

  142. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a brilliant ball. A fast yorker delivered from a huge height by Starc, a beautiful length, and Williamson may now be wondering about the wisdom of taking that single. It brings in Southee, who's more of a hitter than a blocker. Five to tie, six to win."

  143. WICKET

    Milne b Starc 0 (NZ 146-8)

    I'm rubbing my eyes with disbelief here. Not just because it is 6.25 in the morning. This is incredible. Australia looked completely finished. Yet they need two more deliveries to snatch what looked an impossible victory. Adam Milne bowled.

  144. NZ 145-7

    How is your nerve New Zealand? Australia will be talking about this victory for ever if they can pull this off. Today's moral of the story. Never write off Australia. Ever.

  145. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "The notion of playing for the bloke at the other end has long since disappeared. Williamson is sitting there at the other end like Shenwari was in the Afghanistan-Scotland game the other day. You'd have got good odds on a tie earlier, but it's six to tie and seven to win - and I don't think Milne is the best number nine out there."

  146. WICKET

    Vettori c Warner b Cummins (NZ 145-7)

    Surely they can't throw it away from here. This is incredible. And another New Zealand player trudges off the pitch. A full toss from Cummins sees Vettori pick out David Warner. The hosts need seven more. Adam Milne is in.

    I bet no one expected this even 20 minutes ago,

  147. NZ 143-6 (target 152)

    We are down to single figures now for New Zealand. They have four wickets left and need nine runs.

  148. WICKET

    Ronchi c Haddin b Starc 6 (NZ 139-6)

    A cracking delivery. He tries to get out of the way, but the ball clips the gloves of Luke Ronchi and he is caught behind. New Zealand only need 13 to win it, but they are giving their fans some nervous moments.

  149. Toss

    UAE win toss and bat

    UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir calls tails and registers an early victory. His team are going to have a bat.

    UAE are unchanged from the team that lost by two wickets to Ireland three days ago. The big team news for India is the absence of Mohammed Shami through a knee injury. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is his replacement in the Indian bowling attack.

  150. India v UAE

    Once the game in Auckland is wrapped up, we will be switching attention to events in Perth, where the unbeaten India are taking on the winless UAE.

    The smart money is on a convincing win for the defending champions, who have hammered Pakistan and South Africa so far in the tournament. The UAE have posted two 250+ totals so far but against teams (Zimbabwe and Ireland) far less skilled than today's opponents and both in vain.

    You'll be able to read updates here and also listen to commentary from the start via the coverage tab at the top of this page.

  151. NZ 137-5 (target 152)

    It took a while to be certain. But, yes, Corey Anderson is out. Wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi is next man in. And smashes a six straight away, over the long on boundary.

  152. WICKET

    Anderson c Cummins b Maxwell 26 (NZ 131-5)

    It was a mixed bag from Corey Anderson. He hits it straight to mid on where Cummins took a low catch. Anderson waits on the field as he thinks the ball may have hit the ground before Cummins grabbed it.

    Shane Watson and Glenn Mazwell celebrate the wicket
  153. NZ 130-4 (Williamson 33, Anderson 26)

    It is a capacity crowd in Auckland, and the majority of fans will be going home very happy.

    New Zealand have only won two of the last nine completed matches against Australia, so do not have the chance to celebrate victory over their neighbours too often. But, unless we see something incredible, they have been far superior.

    With the last ball of the over there is an umpire review as Mitchell Starc's delivery hits Corey Anderson. but after a review, the batsman stays.

  154. Post update

    Allan Border

    Ex-Australia captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "They're on cruise control now. Mitchell Starc was bowling well before the interval, but Williamson doesn't look in any trouble. Anderson was a bit scratchy early on but he's got through that. It looks like Starc's going to bowl all his 10 overs because if anything's going to happen, it's going to happen at his end."

  155. NZ 129-4 (target 152)

    New Zealand are back in control and there seems to be no way back now for the Australians. Kane Williamson hammers a shot wide of midwicket for four, before he waits and perfectly times a lofted shot over covers for another boundary. Eleven more from that over.

    Australia need some inspiration. And they need it right now.

    Australia captain Michael Clarke
  156. NZ 118-4 (Johnson 0-68, Cummins 1-26)

    It has been a nightmare day so far for Mitchell Johnson, with 68 runs coming off his first five overs. At least he is spared more punishment in his sixth, as he bowls a maiden over.

  157. Post update

    Bryan Waddle

    BBC Test Match Special

    "When you reflect on this game, you think of Trent Boult's five-for, but Daniel Vettori played a huge part. McCullum only used three bowlers for the first 28 overs, it's very seldom you see that."

  158. NZ 118-4 (target 152)

    New Zealand look to have recovered from their sticky patch that saw them lose three wickets for one run.

    Kane Williamson drives for four over short cover, with a single, two and three then coming for a total of 10 off the over.

    New Zealand have never reached a World Cup final, losing in the semi-finals on six occasions. Well, if they finish the job here they will have beaten Sri Lanka, Scotland, England and Australia with matches against Afghanistan and Bangladesh still to come before the knockout phase.

    With their performances so far in this tournament, you would be a brave man betting against them making the World Cup final for the first time ever.

    Kane Williamson
  159. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    vanhunks: That's what Australia gets for dropping George Bailey. Their unity and team spirit is shot.

  160. NZ 108-4 (Williamson 16, Anderson 21)

    Corey Anderson has looked very unconvincing, but scores 14 off the first three balls of the over. He gets lucky with the second boundary, a four, as his inside edge narrowly avoids his own stumps.

    But there is no doubting a 70-metre six. It was a short ball, that he saw coming and he launched it over the midwicket boundary. Sixteen in total from the over. Any pressure that was building is instantly relieved.

  161. NZ 92-4 (target 152)

    A sliding David Warner stops a four as New Zealand aim to get one of those massive boundaries. That is the only scoring shot of the over as Williamson times it well to place it between point and cover point. But Warner does well to save two runs. You never know, it may well be crucial later on.

    David Warner
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    Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming: "Did not expect a low-scoring thriller. Boundaries now looking massive."

  163. NZ 90-4 (Starc 3-24, Cummins 1-14)

    Mitchell Starc has been excellent so far for Australia, taking three wickets, but his radar is a bit off at the start of the over with a wide. However, he soon gets back on track.

    He forces an awful-looking slog attempt from Corey Anderson. The kind you will see up and down the country in club matches over the weekend. Williamson needs to have a word in the ear of his team-mate and tell him not to be so rash. No need to panic.

    Corey Anderson
  164. Scorecard update

    New Zealand 89-4 (12 overs) - target 152

    Batsmen: Williamson 14*, Anderson 4*

    Fall of wickets: 40-1 (Guptill 11), 78-2 (McCullum 50), 79-3 (Taylor 1), 79-4 (Elliott 0)

    Bowling figures: Johnson 4-0-52-0, Starc 5-0-23-3, Cummins 3-0-14-1

    Australia 151 (32.2 overs): Haddin 43, Boult 5-27

    Full scorecard

  165. NZ 89-4 (Williamson 14, Anderson 4)

    Nothing is more welcome to the home fans than a short and wide delivery. Pat Cummins obliges and Kane Williamson, playing off the back foot, cracks a four past point. Six off the over. And a welcome relief for New Zealand after some recent nervy moments.

  166. Email tms@bbc.co.uk

    Orson in Bristol: I was not planning on getting any sleep before work, so I have to say thank you to Australia as I will now be able to get a couple of hours in. Maybe more if NZ get the job soon.

  167. NZ 83-4 (target 152)

    A beast of an over from Mitchell Starc, who twice gets the New Zealand batsmen playing and missing. Corey Anderson is struggling at the moment, although a flick through midwicket gets a huge cheer from the home crowd at Eden Park.

    The run rate is no concern at all to the hosts. They just need to keep their composure and they will win this.

    Grant Maxwell, Mitchell Starc and Aaron Finch
  168. NZ 81-4 (target 152)

    It is so nearly another wicket for Australia. The ball catches Corey Anderson by surprise, flying off the shoulder of the bat. Luckily for him, the ball drops between the slips and third man to safety. One run off the over.

  169. Join the debate at #bbccricket

    BBC Radio Test Match Special

    "McCullum getting ice treatment on his arm at the moment - currently not being treated as a break."

  170. NZ 80-4 (target 152)

    Earlier on we saw Brendon McCullum blast a thrilling 50 off 24 deliveries. But during his innings he also took a nasty knock when he was hit by a short ball from Mitchell Johnson, which caught him on an unprotected area of the arm. Time for a McCullum update.