132/5 (20.0 ov)NZ
VS
IND 135/3 (17.3 ov)
CRR: 7.71 | India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

IND beat NZ by 7 wickets | New Zealand vs India, Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd T20I Match

India in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2020

Date: Jan 26, 2020 Start Time: 12:20 IST | 06:50 GMT | 19:50 Local
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland

New Zealand vs India Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd Match - T20I Summary

End of Over : 17.3 IND: 135/3

So that is it from this game. India head to Hamilton with a 2-0 lead in this 5-match series. New Zealand will hope to find their magic back again and fight back in the series in Hamilton. Join us for the third T20I on Wednesday, 29th January. That match will begin at 2000 local (0700 GMT). Join us for that one. Till then, cheers!

For his unbeaten and match-winning knock of 57 off 50 balls, KL Rahul has been adjudged the Man of the Match. Rahul says that the circumstances were different so he knew what he had to do as it was a different pitch. Tells he needed to adjust as they lost Kohli and Rohit early. Shares that he has always put the team ahead and has luckily come up with the right shot and the right choices.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that they backed up the last win with another good performance, especially with the ball. Tells it was a very good feature of their side as they managed to restrict a very good New Zealand batting lineup to 132. Tells they understood the angle of the field better and says he needed to think a bit as a captain and credits his bowlers for their performance. On whether he is looking to make any changes in the coming games, Kohli says he might not as they have managed to win both the games with the same side and tells that Hamilton has a better ground dynamics than here.

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson says it was a tough day and the wicket was different. Adds they were 15-20 runs short and credits the Indian players for the way they bowled. Adds that the Indian players showed their experience and did not allow their spinners to trouble them. On being asked if he would bat again, Williamson says maybe a bit better. Tells that they hope to go to Hamilton and assess the conditions better.

Earlier in the day after opting to bat, New Zealand struggled and were restricted to 132 courtesy a brilliant bowling performance from India which was led by Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah. Only Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert showed some fight for the Kiwis.

A valiant effort from the New Zealand bowlers but defending 133 against this batting heavy Indian side was always going to need some taking. They needed something magical but that never came. Southee tried and provided them two early wickets but that was it. Sodhi and Santner were economical but Bennett and Tickner had a tough outing and in the end, they had a very small target to defend.

Chasing 133, India got off to a poor start losing both Rohit and Kohli early but Rahul and Shreyas Iyer steadied the ship and barring some comical running they were just superb in their approach. They took their time and accelerate at ease. Rahul got to his fifty and stayed unbeaten while Iyer felt just 6 short of another fifty and made a mockery of the chase winning with more than 2 overs to spare.

Another day, another chase and another win for the Men in Blue! They have made this a habit of chasing down totals and with this win, they have made it 2-0 in the series.

17.3 6

Tim Southee to Shivam Dube. SIX! There's the winning run. A short ball on middle, Dube gets in position and hammers it over wide long on for a biggie! INDIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS.

17.2 1

Tim Southee to KL Rahul. Landed on a length on middle, Rahul punches it to long on for a single.

17.1 1

Tim Southee to Shivam Dube. Short and outside off, Dube cuts it to deep point for a single.

End of Over : 17 10 Runs 17.3: 127/3
16.6 1

Ish Sodhi to Shivam Dube. Full toss outside off, Dube strokes it to long off for a single.

16.5 0

Ish Sodhi to Shivam Dube. Flatter one on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket.

16.4 1

Ish Sodhi to KL Rahul. Full and on middle, Rahul flicks it to long on for a run.

16.3 W

Ish Sodhi to Shreyas Iyer. OUT! Caught! Sodhi takes the skier and Iyer departs. A slower one around off, Iyer has to reach out for this one as he looks to launch it over long off. However, he ends up getting a lot of height than distance. Southee from long off moves to his right and does well to pouch the ball with a forward dive. End of Iyer for tonight but he has played an excellent knock once again. 8 more needed off 21 balls. 50th wicket for Sodhi in T20Is.

16.3 wd

Ish Sodhi to Shreyas Iyer. WIDE! Sodhi tries to stay away from the firing line but ends up bowling it way outside off.

16.2 6

Ish Sodhi to Shreyas Iyer. SIX! Huge. What a strike from Iyer! A flighted ball on middle, it is in the slot for Iyer. He just gets to the pitch and slams it sailing over long on for another maximum.

16.1 1

Ish Sodhi to KL Rahul. On the pads, it is tucked towards square leg for a single.

End of Over : 16 14 Runs 17.3: 117/2
15.6 1

Blair Tickner to KL Rahul. Short again, Rahul pulls it with power to deep mid-wicket for a run. 14 from the over and India need 16 more in 4 overs.

15.5 1

Blair Tickner to Shreyas Iyer. Slower one around off, Iyer taps it towards point and takes a single.

15.4 4

Blair Tickner to Shreyas Iyer. SIX! Now a maximum with innovation! Iyer is once again playing a little gem of an innings! Tickner bowls a back of a length ball on middle, Iyer waits for it and then at the very last moment just helps it on its way over the third man fence for another maximum.

15.3 6

Blair Tickner to Shreyas Iyer. SIX! Hammered! Excellent shot from Iyer! Tickner bowls a fuller ball in the slot for Iyer. He backs away and slams it over long off for a huge six.

Summary

India Squad: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar.

 

New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert(w), Mitchell Santner, Blair Tickner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett, Daryl Mitchell, Scott Kuggeleijn.

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