New Zealand beat India by 22 runs in hard-fought Auckland encounter to take ODI series
After Ross Taylor and debutante Kyle Jamieson joined hands for a 76-run partnership that saw the hosts to a respectable 273, Indian never really got going and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
New Zealand 273-8 (50 Overs; Guptill79(79), Ross Taylor73(74); Chahal3/58, SN Thakur2/60)
India 251 (48.3 Overs; Jadeja55(73), Shreyas Iyer52(57); Southee2/41, Jamieson2/42)
Result- New Zealand won by 22 runs
New Zealand, after being 1-0 up in the three-match ODI series, got off to a good start with openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls adding 93 runs for the first wicket. However, the team then suffered a mini collapse with 7 wickets falling within less than 50 runs.
At 197/8, it seemed as if India would fold up the Kiwis around 220 and it would be an easy win. However, seasoned batsman Ross Taylor and debutante Kyle Jamieson joined hands for a 76-run partnership that saw the hosts to a respectable 273.
Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal shared 5 wickets between them.
In reply, Indian never really got going and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. At 153/7, they were almost out of the game but half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and Ravi Jadeja and crucial lower-order contribution from Navdeep Saini kept them in the match till the penultimate over.
It was an all-round bowling effort from the Kiwis with all bowlers with something in the wickets chart to show for. New Zealand won the match by 22 runs and have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ODI series.
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett
India - Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
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