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India hit back strongly against New Zealand in 2nd T20I to go 1-1

Rohit Sharma 50 for India today

India hit back strongly against New Zealand in 2nd T20I to go 1-1 in the series today at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat, scoring a par score of 158-8 in their 20 overs.

Match Summary

New Zealand 158-8 (Colin de Grandhomme 50, Ross Taylor 42; Krunal Pandya 3-28, Khaleel Ahmed 2-27)

India 162-3 (Rohit Sharma 50, Rishabh Pant 40*, Shikhar Dhawan 30)

Result – India won by 7 wickets


Series Stats

Colin de Grandhomme top scored for the Blackcaps with 50, supported by Ross Taylor 42 - ; Krunal Pandya 3-28 and Khaleel Ahmed 2-27 were the pick of the bowlers for India.

In reply, India stormed to a 7 wicket win with more than an over to spare - Rohit Sharma 50, Rishabh Pant 40*and  Shikhar Dhawan 30 all contributing to their success.

The final deciding T20I between these two sides will be played on Sunday at Hamilton.


New Zealand - Tim Seifert(wk), Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson

India - Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni(wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed

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