Thunderstorms have been forecast at the Oval. Not looking good. If we have no more play then India will win on D/L method. They need to be 84 after 26 overs. They are 45 runs ahead,
Umpires have decided to take it safe..call for covers, as players go off the pitch.
Drizzle getting a bit heavy now...but the umpires are staying on for now.
SIX for Dhoni! De Grandhomme misjudged a catch, and palms it over for a six. Dhoni has a smile on his face, he knows he got away there.
50 for Kohli. Reaches it with another well timed-shot.Has looked in superb touch today which is what Indian fans would want going into the Champions Trophy.
FOUR! Dhoni off the mark in style, cuts on the back-foot to the point boundary. Too much room from Boult
And indeed Dhoni is the next man in..
WICKET! Karthik goes for a duck. Didn;t look comfortable at all. Mistimes a pull horribly, and it goes straight to short mid-on. Boult finally gets a wicket. Chants of Dhoni Dhoni echo the ground..
DROPPED! New Zealand not helping themselves here, Trent Boult comes back into the attack, and Virat Kohli looks to drive. But straight to Santner who drops it. It was a bit high, but should have been taken.
Comeback man Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman in for India..
WICKET! Finally a breakthrough for New Zealand. Dhawan goes for the pull, but hits it straight to Corey Anderson at short mid-wicket. Neesham gets the wicket.
Still no spin from New Zealand. The medium pacers have failed to trouble the well settled Indian batsman.
FOUR! Dhawan picks the short ball, and just rolls his wrist over it. The ball finds the boundary towards deep backward square leg.
All looking too easy for India. Good news is both Kohli and Dhawan seem to have rediscovered their form.
FOUR! Another one for Kohli, Short ball almost on the badge, but Kohli tucks it behind the wicket for his fourth boundary.
FOUR!Kohli cuts hard, but its straight to Neesham at point, who it seems hasn't picked it. He tries to get a hand to it but its too late as the ball zooms past him to the boundary.
FOUR! Kohli seems to be in the mood. Takes two steps down the wicket, and another perfect off drive. Beautiful Shot
FOUR! Virat Kohli shows his class. Perfect straight drive from the Indian captain. India 42/1 after 9 overs
Rather slow start by India after the break. Just 4 runs scored in two overs so far..
Players are back on the ground, and play is set to resume soon.
Kohli blocks the only delivery he faces safely, players will now break for lunch.
WICKET! Rahane goes, tries to pull Southee but can't middle it. Hits it straight to Boult at Fine Leg. He will be disappointed with that shot, goes for 7.
5WIDES! Bouncer from Boult and it goes over everyone to the boundary. No chance for wicket-keeper Ronchi.
FOUR! Southee going for the yorker, but it turns to be a full toss. Easily displaced by Dhawan to the cover boundary.
Boult certainly troubling Dhawan with the swing, Dhawan not being able to find the middle of the bat. Great over from Boult comes to an end.
DROPPED! Shikhar Dhawan cuts one, hits it hard but straight to Broom at point, who drops it. Boult will be disappointed.
FOUR! First boundary of India innings comes off Rahane's bat. Perfectly placed between mid-off and cover.
India have started their chase. Southee steaming in, and finding some early swing.
Catch all the live action of the warm-up clash between India and New Zealand at the Kennington Oval in London.
Premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be in focus alongside speedster Mohammed Shami when defending champions India take on New Zealand in their opening warm-up game ahead of the Champions Trophy.
After a hectic six weeks of Indian Premier League, the two warm-up games will help the 'Men In Blue' get back into the 50-over groove and the emphasis will be on team combination moving into the tournament-proper.
India last played an ODI against England, back in January this year.