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India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI highlights: New Zealand beat India by 22 runs, clinch series 2-0

India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 2nd ODI Highlights: The eighth-wicket partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Navdeep Saini brought India back in the game but could not take over the line

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: February 8, 2020 4:18:02 pm
India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI: India would look to enter the contest with a strong and positive mindset. (AP Photo)

India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) 2nd ODI Highlights: New Zealand beat India by 22 runs in second ODI, take an unassailable 2-0 lead. Chasing a target of 274, India got off to a bad start losing openers Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw early in the first powerplay overs. Tim Southee increased the pressure by getting skipper Virat Kohli’s wicket in the 10th over. In-form KL Rahul disappointed as he lost his wicket to Colin de Grandhomme after scoring just four runs. Kedar Jadhav too failed to make a mark as he lost his wicket to Tim Southee. Shreyas Iyer held on to one end and scored his fifty before getting out to Hamish Bennett. Shardul Thakur departed after a cameo. Ravindra Jadeja and Navdeep Saini kept the run chase alive with the 76-run partnership for the eighth wicket. Saini departed after scoring 45. Jadeja took the run chase till the 49th over but got out after scoring his half-century.

Earlier, Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field first in the second ODI against New Zealand in Auckland, the hosts settled in well with both of their openers. New Zealand off to a good start once again. Yuzvendra Chahal in the 17th over broke the 93-run opening partnership as Henry Nicholls was trapped leg before wicket after scoring 41 runs. Guptill reached his half-century from 49 deliveries and also became New Zealand’s highest run-scorer at home. He got run out for 79 in the 30th over. Tom Blundell lost his wicket to Shardul Thakur in the 27th over. Skipper Tom Latham lost his wicket for just 7 runs to Ravindra Jadeja. The hosts suffered a batting collapse as Ross Taylor was left stranded at one end. The ninth-wicket partnership for 76 runs between Taylor and Kyle Jamieson helped New Zealand post 273/8 in first innings.

Match EndedIndia tour of New Zealand, 2020 - 2nd ODI

New Zealand

273/8 (50.0)


251 (48.3)
Match Ended ( Day - 2nd ODI )
New Zealand beat India by 22 runs

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India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Highlights:

15:47 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Kiwi skipper Latham says

" Obviously, a great victory today. Last game the batters won the game, today the bowlers did the job. I think that total was okay, it was a funny wicket. We managed to take wickets upfront and the bowlers kept taking wickets. We've had some close games with India, delighted to get the win. It was just about juggling, Tim was struggling with illness as well. That epitomises the team. Kyle on debut was fantastic. Delighted for him. It'll be great to win 3-nil from here. Fingers crossed, and hopefully, we keep learning." 

15:46 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Virat Kohli on the loss

"Two pretty good games, great for the fans. Particularly impressed how we finished the game. The first half we let things slip away. I think Saini and Jadeja showed great character, as I said one-day cricket in this calendar year is not as relevant like T20Is and Tests. A game where we could have taken chances and capitalised. We could definitely consider changes, we have nothing to lose now. No messages were sent to Jadeja or Saini. We didn't know Saini can be as good with the bat. We want guys to figure out situations themselves." 

15:46 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Jamieson Man of the Match on debut

" Bit of a high at the moment. Still kind of sinking it. The game kind of ebbed and flowed. It was pretty simple: we were just trying to get it through 50 overs. Just trying and stick with Ross. Relief was the feeling to get the first wicket out of the way and not give too many runs. International cricket is quite high intensity, but it was pretty cool." 

15:34 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Jadeja's fightback ends

Ravindra Jadeja gets out trying to clear the boundary. The run chase comes to an end as India lose by 22 runs. New Zealand win the second ODI and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. IND - 251 all out in 48.3 overs

15:29 (IST)08 Feb 2020

Never run on a misfield. Yuzvendra Chahal runs after James Neesham's misfield and pays the price for it. Chahal is out for 10. IND - 251/9, need 23 runs from 13 balls

15:22 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Jadeja unleashes the sword!

Ravindra Jadeja is still not looking to hit the ball in the air but aiming to play it smart. Jadeja sneaked a couple of runs twice from Hamish Bennett's over and reached his half-century from 67 deliveries. Yuzvendra Chahal is fighting too. Chahal pulls one for a couple followed by an intentional shot over the wicketkeeper's head. 12 runs from the over. IND - 246/8 after 47 overs

15:18 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Jadeja refrains from attacking

Ravindra Jadeja is still looking for singles, trusting Yuzvendra Chahal. Just five runs from Hamish Bennett's over. India need 40 runs from 24 balls, 10 an over. IND - 234/8 after 46 overs

15:12 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Saini falls

Navdeep Saini falls after scoring 45, his highest score in professional cricket. Saini departed after hitting Kyle Jamieson for a six over covers. Ravindra Jadeja is disappointed after that wicket. The 76-run partnership is India's second-highest eighth-wicket partnership against New Zealand. IND - 229/8 after 45 overs

15:05 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Saini leads the way

After playing five dot deliveries from James Neesham's over, Navdeep Saini takes on Colin de Grandhomme and hits him for three boundaries in the most unorthodox style possible. This is Saini's highest List A score ever. Also, Saini has come out to bat for the first time in ODI cricket. Also, New Zealand lose their review. IND - 222/7 after 44 overs

15:02 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Neesham keeps it tight

Just a single from James Neesham's over. Navdeep Saini tries to hit the ball hard but misses almost every time. Is it time for Ravindra Jadeja to shift gears as the run rate is nearing 10 runs per over. IND - 206/7 after 43 overs

14:56 (IST)08 Feb 2020
200 up!

50-run partnership for the eight-wicket between Ravindra Jadeja and Navdeep Saini. This partnership would have given some self-belief to the ones sitting in the dugout. Meanwhile, Jadeja moves into 40s. IND - 204/7 after 42 overs

14:53 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Saini goes big!

Short and wide from James Neesham and Navdeep Saini backs away to hit a cut shot for a six. 8 runs from Neesham's over. Somehow, this run chase is still alive. Saini doing what Kyle Jamieson did to India. IND - 197/7 after 41 overs

14:48 (IST)08 Feb 2020

Ravindra Jadeja hits the first maximum of his innings. Hamish Bennett bowls a short delivery and Jadeja pulls it towards fine leg boundary for a maximum. IND - 189/7 after 40 overs

14:43 (IST)08 Feb 2020
11 overs to go

Indian batsmen shot themselves in the foot with irresponsible shot selection. The match would still have been poised between the two teams had India not lost these many wickets. Ravindra Jadeja is batting on 30 from 51 deliveries whereas Navdeep Saini has scored 14 runs from 27 balls. India need 92 more runs to win from 66 balls. IND - 182/7 after 39 overs

14:34 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Batting coach in the field

New Zealand's batting coach Luke Ronchi is in the field as a substitute. The injury-stricken Kiwi side forced to field the former cricketer. Kyle Jamieson is back in the attack. Just a single from the over. IND - 172/7 after 37 overs

14:27 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Saini looks to swing

If Navdeep Saini is going down, he is going to go down swinging. Saini flashes his bat on the long ball and gets a boundary on the first ball. He could not do that on the rest of the deliveries. IND - 167/7 after 35 overs

14:22 (IST)08 Feb 2020
India struggling

Ravindra Jadeja is holding on to this run chase. Navdeep Saini can contribute with a cameo but it will be too much to ask from him to stay longer. IND - 162/7 after 34 overs

14:13 (IST)08 Feb 2020

Shardul Thakur's little cameo comes to an end. Thakur's positive batting gave India a glimmer of hope but his batting has its own flaws. Colin de Grandhomme gets through his defense and hits the woodwork. IND - 153/7 after 31.1 overs

14:07 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Positive batting from Thakur

Shardul Thakur is almost hitting James Neesham out of the attack. Thakur hits one through the off side followed by a lofted shot over the mid on fielder for a boundary. 10 runs from the over. This run chase is still alive. IND - 153/6 after 31 overs

14:00 (IST)08 Feb 2020
Thakur scores boundary

Shardul Thakur scores his first boundary as he punishes a loosener from James Neesham over the leg side. Five runs from Neesham's over. This is the last recognised partnership for India in this run chase. Tom Latham would look to finish this off early, not take it until the end of the innings. IND - 136/6 after 29 overs


India: Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w/c), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett, Kyle Jamieson, Mark Chapman

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