India WON! | India – 162/3 (18.5 Overs) | New Zealand – 158/8 (20 Overs)
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India levelled the series with a thumping win in the 2nd T20 International at Eden Park, Auckland. After opting to bat after winning the toss, Kane Williamson was looking to pile up a big score as they managed to do in the last game. But Indian bowlers had learned from their mistakes from that game and took early wickets to prevent New Zealand from getting off to a flyer.
Last Match hero, Tim Siefert was snaffled by Dhoni off the bowling of Bhuvi and Krunal Pandya struck crucial blows to reduce the Kiwis to 50 for 4. There was an incident in the 6th over involving Daryll Mitchell when he was given out LBW. He reviewed on the insistence of his skipper, on the replay the hotspot showed clear edge but still, the third umpire ruled him out.
Colin de Grandhomme scored a blazing 50 and took New Zealand to a respectable 158 for 8 but that was always going to be few keeping in mind the Indian line up. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan started briskly with Rohit scoring a 50. In the process, he became the highest run-getter in T20s in the world. The chase was easily completed and with the series level at 1-1, it will be all to play for in the final T20I on Sunday.
|Rohit Sharma (c)||c Southee b Ish Sodhi||50||29||3||4||172%|
|Shikhar Dhawan||c de Grandhomme b Lockie Ferguson||30||31||2||0||97%|
|Rishabh Pant||not out||40||28||4||1||142.86%|
|Vijay Shankar||c Southee b Daryl Mitchell||14||8||1||1||175%|
|MS Dhoni (wk)||not out||20||17||1||0||117.65%|
Extras – 8 (b 2, lb 1, w 5, nb 0, p 0)
Total – 162/3 (18.5 Overs)
New Zealand Scorecard:
|Tim Seifert (wk)||c Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar||12||12||1||1||100%|
|Colin Munro||c Rohit b Krunal Pandya||12||12||0||1||100%|
|Kane Williamson (c)||lbw b Krunal Pandya||20||17||3||0||117.65%|
|Daryl Mitchell||lbw b Krunal Pandya||1||2||0||0||50%|
|Ross Taylor||run out (Vijay Shankar)||42||36||3||0||116.67%|
|Colin de Grandhomme||c Rohit b Hardik Pandya||50||28||1||4||178.57%|
|Mitchell Santner||b Khaleel Ahmed||7||8||0||0||87.5%|
|Scott Kuggeleijn||not out||2||2||0||0||100%|
|Tim Southee||b Khaleel Ahmed||3||3||0||0||100%|
Extras – 9 (b 0, lb 1, w 8, nb 0, p 0)
Total – 158/8 (20 Overs)
Ind Vs NZ Live Scorecard and Updates:
- INDIA WON!
- It’s a winning FOUR!!
- Single on the first ball.
- Three runs required.
- 8 runs from the over. Score after 18 overs, Ind – 156/3.
- 13 runs from the over. Ind at 148/3 (17 overs).
- Pant hits a Massive! SIX!
- Two singles on the first two balls of the over.
- 6 runs from the over. Ind – 135/3 (16 overs). India need 24 runs from 4 over.
- Ish Sodhi is back into the attack. A capless Dhoni!
- 7 runs from the over. Ind at 129/3 (15 overs).
- Dhoni hits a FOUR on the second ball of the over.
- 15 runs and a wicket from the over. Ind Live Score- 122/3 after 14 overs.
- FOUR! Easy one for Pant.
- Dhoni on the ground.
- WICKET!! 4th ball of the over, Shankar OUT! Caught by Southee ball by Daryl Mitchell.
- 3rd ball of the over. Shankar hits a MASSIVE!! It’s SIX!!
- FOUR! This time Pant.
- FOUR on the last ball of the over. Ind – 107/2 after 13 overs.
- 9 runs from the over. Score after 12 overs, IND 97-2.
- Five runs and a wicket from the over. Ind- 88/2 after 11overs.
- Shankar comes to bat.
- Dhawan OUT! On the 5th ball of the over.
- 6 runs from the over. Ind – 83/1 in 10 overs.
- Rohit Sharma OUT! Caught by Southwest ball by Sodhi.
- 11 runs from the over. Ind – 77/0 (9 overs)
- India at 66/0 after 8 overs.
- 11 runs from the over. Ind – 66/0 (8 overs)
- India at 42/0 after 5 overs.
- Six runs from the 1st over. IND – 6/0 after 1 over.
- Rohit hits a FOUR on the 2nd ball of Southee.
New Zealand Inning:
- New Zealand wrap the innings at 158/8 after 20 overs.
- Nine runs from the over. NZ 114/4 after 14 overs.
- Eight runs from the over. NZ – 105/4 (13 overs).
- Grandhomme again two SIXES! NZ – 97/4 (12 overs)
- 19 runs from the 11th over. NZ -79/4 (11 overs)
- It’s SIX-FOUR-SIX by Grandhomme on the first three balls of the over. Lovely!
- 4 runs from the over. NZ -60/4 after 10 overs.
- Five runs from the Chahal’s over. NZ – 56/4 (9 overs).
- Another wonderful over by Krunal Pandya. This time, he got Williamson on the 5th ball of the over. Just three runs and a wicket from the over. NZ – 51/4 after 8 overs.
- Five runs from the 7th Over. NZ -48/3 after 7 overs.
- What an over for India!! Just three runs and two wickets in the over. NZ – 43/3 (6 Overs)
- Another one for Krunal Pandya, WICKET on the last ball of the over.
- WICKET! Krunal Pandya gets Munro on the 2nd ball of the over, caught by Rohit.
- Williamson continues his charm and hits two FOURs in the over. 10 runs from the 5th over. NZ – 40/1 (5 Overs)
- Williamson hits a FOUR on the last ball of the Over. NZ – 30/1 (4 Overs)
- Munro hits a SIX! And it’s a massive one.
- End of the 3rd Over, 12 runs and a Wicket in it. NZ – 17/1, (3 Overs).
- WICKET!! Bhuvaneshwar gets him OUT! A wonderful scene at the ground.
- It’s SIX!!
- Seifert welcomes him with a FOUR!!
- Bhuvaneshwar back to attack… Seifert on strike.
- Only two runs from the over. Indian balling is going great early over. Building pressure on New Zealand team. NZ – 5/0 (2 Overs)
- Khaleel Ahmed comes to attack.
- Three runs from the 1st over. NZ – 3/0
- Seifert and Munro are at the crease. Bhuvneshwar ready to start his first over.
India is looking to level the series in the Auckland cricket stadium for the 2nd T20 international with New Zealand. India buoyed by their ODI series success which the won by a handsome margin of 4-1 were taught a lesson in T20 batting by the hosts. Tim Siefert played his best international T20 innings and hit a bludgeoning 84 from just 43 balls. India lost by a margin of 80 runs which is their biggest defeat in terms of runs in T20 Internationals but Eden Park, Auckland is a good ground to level the series. With a capacity of 50000, this ground is famous for its short boundaries. Last year Aus chased New Zealand’s mammoth score and made 245/5 in just 18.5 Overs which a record T20 chase.
Rohit Sharma said that they were outplayed in all the three departments in the last game. He will be itching to make a comeback to winning ways. He has to do the major weight lifting in the absence of Virat Kohli who is away on holidays. Kane Williamson was happy with his team’s performance and he will be looking to repeat the effort.