IND VS NZ 2nd ODI – India Win By 8 Wickets, Also Win 7th Conductive ODI Series

IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: In the second ODI played in India today, New Zealand has been defeated by eight wickets and along with winning the match, India has also won the 3-match series by 2-0.

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IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: Match Highlights and Stats

The 2nd ODI match between India and New Zealand was played today at the Shaheed Veer Stadium in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. For the first time an international cricket match was played on this ground.

Today India won the toss and decided to bowl first. Bright sunlight and the presence of grass on the pitch was also indicating help for the fast bowlers.

New Zealand, who came to bat first, had a very poor start. The bowler got to see tremendous swing in the very first over and no batsman could stand in front of the Indian bowlers. New Zealand were all out for just 108 runs in 34.2 overs.

Chasing 109, the Indian team batted well in the beginning and achieved the target of 109 runs in 20.1 overs losing only 2 wickets.

IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: Player Of The Match

Mohammad Shami was given the Player of the Match award for his excellent bowling. Mohammed Shami bowled brilliantly today conceding only 18 runs in 6 overs and took 3 important wickets.

IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: Kiwi Batters Didn’t Work

Very poor batting from New Zealand today. The level of Kiwi batting today was such that only three batters could touch double figures. Glenn Phillips 36, Mitchell Santnar 27 and Michael Bracewell scored 22 runs.

IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: Captain Rohit Forgot What To Do

IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: Gajani Rohit

A very funny incident happened at the time of toss in today’s match. Today when the toss happened, Rohit won the toss. But when Javagal Srinath asked if you would like to do it, Rohit said that he forgot what he had decided. Tom Latham also started laughing after hearing this. This video of Rohit is becoming quite viral.

IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: Full Match Highlights

IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: New Zealand Batting

Mohammed Shami’s swinging ball was constantly bothering New Zealand opener Finn Allen, who came to bat, and on the fifth ball of the first over, Finn Allen was out bowled on the swing ball. Finn Allen got out on zero without opening the account.

Today the pitch was helping the fast bowlers and the Indian bowlers took full advantage of it.  New Zealand’s batsmen had to play after seeing each ball. The condition of Indian bowling today was that only 8 runs were scored in the first five overs.

In the sixth over, Henry Nicholls was also caught out by Mohammad Siraj. He faced 20 balls and scored only 2 runs.

As soon as Henry Nicholls was out, New Zealand’s wickets began to fall. Daryl Mitchell also walked on the first ball of the very next over (7th). He was caught by Mohammed Shami on his own ball.

When three wickets fell, captain Tom Latham came on the field and started trying to stop the wicket from falling. Captain Tom Latham and fellow player Conway stopped the wicket from falling, but there was no increase in the pace of runs.

By the end of 9 overs, only 15 runs were added to the New Zealand team’s total. Then the New Zealand team got another blow, when Hardik Pandya dismissed Devon Conway as well.  Conway was caught and bowled out by Hardik, Conway contributed 7 runs.

By the end of the first power play of 10 overs, New Zealand scored only 16 runs and New Zealand had lost their crucial 4 wickets. And the clouds of trouble were hanging over New Zealand.  But today New Zealand had no answer for the Indian bowlers.

Tom Latham also got out in the 11th over and returned to the pavilion.  Latham, in an attempt to play Shardul Thakur’s ball towards the third man, caught Shubman Gill standing in the slips.  Latham scored only 1 run in 17 balls.

After the dismissal of Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips came on the field and started the team’s score with Michael Bracewell, the hero of the previous match.

The best over for New Zealand was the 12th over, in which Hardik Pandya took 9 runs off 2 fours.  But after this the New Zealand batsmen did not get many chances to score runs.

Both the batsmen were trying to save the wicket forgetting the pace of runs.  Both kept the wicket from falling for 18 overs, but Michael Bracewell was also dismissed in the 19th over.

Michael Bracewell is dismissed by Mohammed Shami.  Bracewell caught wicket keeper Ishan Kishan in an attempt to hit the bounced ball back.  Bracewell contributed 22 runs with the help of 4 fours and shared a crucial 41-run partnership with Glenn Phillips.

Now Mitchell Santner came on the ground for the seventh wicket and started leading the innings with Glenn Phillips.  The pitch was now helping the spinners as well.

Tight bowling was happening from India’s side, but both the batsmen faced the deadly bowling of India and stopped the fall of the wicket for a while.

Both the batters batted slowly to complete New Zealand’s 100 runs and pulled the team out of an embarrassing situation.

New Zealand’s 100 runs were completed in the 30th over and by the end of 30 overs, New Zealand’s score was 103 for 6 wickets.  Glenn Phillips 36 and Santner were playing on a personal score of 27 runs.

Then Santner got out on the first ball of the 31st over.  Hardik Pandya clean bowled him and broke the partnership.  Santnar scored 27 runs and added a crucial 41 runs with Glenn Phillips.

In the very next over (31st over), Glenn Phillips also got out and returned to the pavilion.  He tried to hit Washington Sundar’s ball over mid-wicket, caught by Surya Kumar standing at deep mid-wicket. Phillips scored 36 runs with the help of 5 fours.

Loki Ferguson, who came after the dismissal of both the batsmen, was caught by Washington Sundar at the hands of Surya Kumar and Tickner was dismissed lbw by Kuldeep Yadav.

As soon as Tickner was dismissed, the entire New Zealand team was all out for 108 runs and gave India a target of 109 runs.

IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: India Bowling

All the bowlers did well for India and all the bowlers took wickets.  Mohammed Shami took maximum 3 wickets, Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar took 2-2 wickets.  Apart from these, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav got 1–1 wickets.

IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: India Batting

Chasing the target of 109 runs, captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill came on the field as openers for India.

India did not have a big target, so both batted carefully and did not take any big risk in the beginning.

The Indian batsmen batted with composure, scoring 52 runs in the first 10 overs without losing a wicket and further strengthened their grip on the match.

The Indian batsmen were now opening their batting, especially Rohit Sharma had started scoring runs and was looking to finish the match quickly.

Only then Rohit completed his fifty by taking one run on the fourth ball of the 13th over, he hit 7 fours and 2 sixes in his innings.

But got out LBW in the 15th over of the match.  Shipley’s ball was slightly below normal and Rohit was found just in front of the wicket.  Rohit scored 51 and added 72 runs for the first wicket with Shubman Gill.

After Rohit’s dismissal, Virat Kohli came on the field and started moving towards the target with Shubman, but Virat could not stay at the crease for long and he was dismissed in the 19th over.

Virat Kohli got out after scoring 11 runs with the help of 2 fours.  Mitchell Santner got him caught out by wicketkeeper Latham.

After Virat Kohli’s dismissal, Ishaan Kishan came and returned after finishing the match along with Shubman.

Together they achieved the target in 20.1 overs and helped the team win by 8 wickets.  Shubman scored 40 not out with the help of 6 fours and Ishaan scored 8 not out.

IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: New Zealand Bowling

 For New Zealand, Henry Shipley and Mitchell Santner got 1–1 wickets.

IND VS NZ 2nd ODI: Conclusion

With the win of this match, India has won the ODI series of three matches by winning 2-0

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