Kedar Jadhav, whose cameo towards the end helped India pose the challenging total of 324/4 against New Zealand in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui, said that having Mahendra Singh Dhoni (batting) till the last definitely helps the team as well as the non-striker. Kedar, along with Dhoni, stitched a partnership of 53 runs in just 26 balls. Kedar scored 22 off just 10 balls and along with Dhoni (48 off 33), gave India the finish that was needed after a bit of a slowdown in the scoring rate in middle overs. NZ 234/10 in 40.2 Overs | India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Highlights: India Win by 90 Runs.
Talking to the press, Jadhav praised Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan's opening effort of 154 runs and appreciated their consistency. Jadhav also hailed Ambati Rayudu's knock as crucial. "We wanted to bat first, it started off well. Shikhar and Rohit are showing the class and how consistent they have been in the last few years. Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) and Rayudu also played a crucial knock. It definitely helps when Mahi stays till the last," said the emerging all-rounder. The duo of Dhoni and Jadhav also affected an impressive stumping when Ross Taylor became victim to Jadhav's deception and Dhoni's lightning work behind the stumps. MS Dhoni Stumps Ross Taylor During IND vs NZ 2nd ODI 2019 Match: Watch Video as Twitterati Hail the Classic Lightning-Quick Stumping!
Coming to the match result, India comfortably won the second ODI against New Zealand to take 2-0 lead in the Netmeds series. Playing on their Republic Day, India defended the total of 324 and bowled out New Zealand for 234 to register a 90-runs victory in the second ODI at in Mount Maunganui with the bowlers doing their job of picking wickets at crucial junctures to the hilt.