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India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Highlights: IND beat NZ by 7 wickets, take 2-0 lead

IND vs NZ 2nd T20 Live Score Streaming, India vs New Zealand Highlights: Shivam Dube finished the run chase in style with a six off Tim Southee in the 18th over

By: Sports Desk | Updated: January 27, 2020 11:41:48 am
India take 2-0 lead with a 7-wicket win in the second T20I

IND vs NZ 2nd T20I Highlights: India beat New Zealand by seven wickets with 15 balls to spare. The run chase did not get off to an ideal start as Rohit Sharma lost his wicket to Tim Southee in the first over. Southee also got the wicket of Virat Kohli in the sixth over of the innings. KL Rahul brought the run chase back on the track alongside Shreyas Iyer with an 86-run partnership for the third wicket. Rahul scored his second fifty on the trot in the series from 43 deliveries and remained unbeaten for 57.

Earlier Black Caps’ skipper Kane Williamson won the toss, elected to bat first. Martin Guptill got the hosts off to a good start but lost his wicket for 33 in the sixth over to Shardul Thakur. Colin Munro failed to make a mark as he got out to Shivam Dube after scoring 26 runs from 25 deliveries. Indian bowlers continued to put pressure on Kiwi batsmen in the middle overs. Kane Williamson struggled to get the ball into gaps and lost his wicket trying to sweep Ravindra Jadeja. Williamson departed for 14 runs from 20 deliveries.

Colin de Grandhomme failed again as he lost his wicket to Jadeja for just two runs. Ross Taylor and Tim Seifert shared a 44-run partnership but could not help hosts post a big total. Taylor failed to score a single boundary in his innings as he lost his wicket for 18 runs from 24 deliveries in the final over. Seifert remained unbeaten for 33 runs from 26 deliveries.

India in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2020Eden Park, Auckland 17 February 2020

New Zealand 132/5 (20.0)


India 135/3 (17.3)

Match Ended ( Day - 2nd T20I ) India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

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India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Highlights:


    15:52 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Man of the Match

    "Different circumstances, the target was different and the pitch was different. I had a different responsibility. We lost Rohit and Kohli early, so I had to stay in there. The understanding of my game and reading my game has helped me. I always need to keep the team ahead," KL Rahul said after his 'man of the match' performance scoring an unbeaten 57. 

    15:50 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Kohli elated with performance

    I think we backed it up with another good performance. The bowlers stood up and took control. It was a very good feature for us as team. That helped us to restrict New Zealand to such a low total. We understood the angles of the field better. The surface gripped a bit. When you have a complete performance like that, it helps. This same side has won us two games. We need to bring our A game again and we are up for the challenge.

    15:49 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Short by 15-20 runs

    "It was a tough day. We needed 15-20 runs more. Credit to the Indian bowlers the way they restricted us. I need to bat a little better perhaps. We needed to take a couple of wickets on the sluggish wicket. We were probably 15-20 runs than where we wanted to be. We need to be better in the next match. We need to keep moving forward as a group as we're up against a tough side like India," Kane Williamson said

    15:33 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Dube finishes in style

    Shivam Dube ends the run chase with a six over deep midwicket. India chase down the total with 15 balls to spare and take 2-0 lead in a five-match series. KL Rahul remains unbeaten for 57. This is the first time India have won two matches in a T20I series in New Zealand. 

    15:27 (IST)26 Jan 2020

    Shreyas Iyer gets out trying to hit the ball over the ropes. An excellent catch from Tim Southee. However, this wicket is more of a consolation for Ish Sodhi as India need just 8 runs from 21 deliveries. Iyer departs for 44. IND - 125/3 after 16.3 overs

    15:24 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Now Iyer goes big

    It looks too easy now. Shreyas Iyer in a hurry to finish off this run chase. Iyer backs away and hits Blair Tickner for a maximum over long off, a copybook shot from the previous match. He followed it up with another boundary. 14 runs from the over. IND - 117/2 after 16 overs

    15:18 (IST)26 Jan 2020

    KL Rahul gets to his half-century from 43 deliveries. First, he gets a six through top edge followed by a lofted cover drive for a boundary. Hamish Bennett gets frustrated as he bowls five wides. Huge over of India, 16 runs from it. IND - 103/2 after 15 overs

    15:12 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Tickner does well

    Blair Tickner bowls well after an expensive first over. Just five runs from the over. India need 46 runs from the final six overs. IND - 87/2 after 14 overs

    15:08 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Santner finishes well

    Just six runs from Mitchell Santner's last over. Santner has done what Jadeja did for India, minus the wickets. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul have taken calculated risks and backed themselves to take the run chase in the death overs. IND - 82/2 after 13 overs

    15:03 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Iyer goes big

    Shreyas Iyer takes on Ish Sodhi hitting him for a massive six over long on. That's what Iyer can do to spinners. Huge over for India, 13 runs from it. IND - 76/2 after 12 overs

    14:58 (IST)26 Jan 2020

    The awkward bounce from Mitchell Santner troubling the batsmen. The ball is holding on to the surface as Mitchell Santner is pulling the length of the ball. Another excellent over from the left-arm spinner, just three runs from it. IND - 63/2 after 11 overs

    14:55 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Halfway stage

    At halfway stage, it is anyone's game. Shreyas Iyer is yet to score his first boundary after facing 13 deliveries. Just three runs from Ish Sodhi's over. India need 73 runs from 60 deliveries. IND - 60/2 after 10 overs

    14:50 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    50 up!

    Spin from both ends. This has officially become a tricky old-fashioned low-scoring run chase. Shreyas Iyer needs to stay there for a while. Iyer can manipulate the spin bowlers and play big shots relatively easy. Meanwhile, KL Rahul is playing the waiting game as he is not taking unnecessary risks. IND - 57/2 after 9 overs

    14:45 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Santner into the attack

    Mitchell Santner doing what Ravindra Jadeja did for India. Just two singles from his first over. Kane Williamson is expected to keep Santner from one end with two right-handed batsmen in the middle. IND - 42/2 after 7 overs

    14:41 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    End of powerplay overs

    Shreyas Iyer comes to bat and gets off the mark of the fourth ball he faces. This match is evenly poised between the two teams. India are 8 runs behind New Zealand's powerplay score. Southee has given his team a fighting chance with his pin-point precision in the powerplay overs. IND - 40/2 after 6 overs

    14:37 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Southee gets Kohli

    Experienced Tim Southee gets the big fish. Virat Kohli gets out trying to flick the ball fine. A huge wicket in this run chase. Kohli out for 11 runs from 12 deliveries. IND - 39/2 after 5.2 overs

    14:33 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Huge over!

    Blair Tickner goes for plenty in his first over. First Virat Kohli smashes him down the ground for a boundary. On the fifth delivery, Rahul uses the pace of the ball and guides the short ball over the third man fielder for a maximum. 15 runs from the over, that will relieve some pressure off Indian batsmen. IND - 39/1 after 5 overs

    14:29 (IST)26 Jan 2020

    KL Rahul shuffles across and manages to work the ball fine of the deep square leg fielder. First boundary for Rahul in the innings. 8 runs from Hamish Bennett's second over. IND - 24/1 after 4 overs

    14:25 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    No boundaries

    New Zealand bowlers are making KL Rahul and Virat Kohli work hard for runs. Just three singles from Southee's second over.IND - 16/1 after 3 overs

    14:20 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Bennett starts well

    Hamish Bennett surprises KL Rahul with a bouncer off the first ball of the over. Rahul manages to get away by a whisker. Just five runs from Bennett's first over. Ideal start for New Zealand. IND - 13/1 after 2 overs

    14:15 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Rohit falls early again

    Once again, Rohit Sharma registers a single-digit score. Rohit hits two boundaries from Tim Southee's over but the second outside edge off his bat gets caught by Ross Taylor at first slip. A big wicket for New Zealand early on in the innings. IND - 8/1 after 1 over

    14:01 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Seifert finishes well

    Tim Seifert hits Jasprit Bumrah for a big six on the penultimate delivery of the innings. Seifert remains unbeaten for 33 from 26 deliveries. 9 runs and a wicket from Bumrah's final over. Excellent bowling display from the Indian time as New Zealand manage a below par score. Just 7 fours and 5 sixes in the innings. NZ - 132/5 after 20 overs

    13:58 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Taylor falls

    Ross Taylor struggled to time the ball throughout the innings. Taylor tries to take on Bumrah but the ball lands in Rohit Sharma's hands patrolling the leg side boundary. Taylor departs for 18 as Bumrah gets his first wicket. NZ - 125/5 after 19.4 overs

    13:56 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Perfect penultimate over

    Just five runs from the penultimate over. Just one four and six each from the past nine overs. Ross Taylor is yet to hit his first boundary of the innings. Shami finishes with 22 for none in his four overs. NZ - 123/4 after 19 overs

    13:49 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Kohli drops a sitter

    This is as rare as it gets. Virat Kohli drops a sitter at long on and then his throw goes over KL Rahul's head. Jasprit Bumrah cannot believe it, the commentators can't believe it. Ross Taylor breathes a sigh of relief. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma hits the stumps from the fine leg boundary. Just three runs from Bumrah's third over. NZ - 118/4 after 18 overs

    13:44 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Jadeja finishes well

    Ravindra Jadeja bowls an excellent spell giving just 17 runs from his four overs and taking two wickets. Six runs from his final over. NZ - 115/4 after 17 overs

    13:38 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    100 up!

    Welcome boundary for New Zealand! Tim Seifert finds the gap beating Jasprit Bumrah on the boundary. Seifert follows it up with a maximum over Yuzvendra Chahal's head. Finally, some momentum for the hosts. 15 runs from Chahal's last over. NZ - 109/4 after 16 overs

    13:34 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Kiwis stuck in spin web

    Spin from both ends. Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja make Ross Taylor and Tim Seifert work hard for their runs. It has been over six overs since the last boundary. New Zealand would hope to post 140-150 from here. NZ - 94/4 after 15 overs

    13:26 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Williamson falls

    A desperate attempt to get a boundary ends up in Kane Williamson losing his wicket. Williamson tried the sweep shot off Ravindra Jadeja but plays it straight to Yuzvendra Chahal at deep square leg. Williamson departs for 14 from 20 balls. Pressure continues to mount on New Zealand batsmen. NZ - 81/4 after 12.3 overs

    13:23 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Boundaries dry up

    The last boundary was scored in the 9th over. Since Colin Munro's wicket, not a single boundary has been scored. Just three runs from Mohammed Shami's over as he tests Kane Williamson with some short stuff. The current run rate is now below 7 runs per over. NZ - 79/3 after 12 overs

    13:19 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Williamson hit on helmet

    A well-directed bouncer from Mohammed Shami and it hits Kane Williamson on the head. A change of helmet as physio is out for mandatory concussion test. KL Rahul checks if Williamson is okay after the blow to the head. NZ - 76/3 after 11.2 overs

    13:15 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Caught & bowled!

    Ravindra Jadeja into the attack and he strikes on the second ball he bowls. Soft dismissal for Colin de Grandhomme and he plays it back to Jadeja. New Zealand in trouble. They are well below the par score. Jadeja has dismissed Grandhomme thrice in T20I cricket (7 balls faced, 2 runs scored). NZ - 74/2 after 10.2 overs

    13:11 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Bumrah back in attack

    Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack and bowls a series of yorkers. Just four singles from the over. Kane Williamson survives a run out scare as Ravindra Jadeja misses his mark. NZ - 73/2 after 10 overs

    13:07 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Dube strikes

    Shivam Dube gets the big wicket in his second over. Colin Munro was not in the best of touches and his desperate attempt to clear the offside field fails. Excellent catch from skipper Virat Kohli diving forward. Colin de Grandhomme comes in the middle. NZ - 69/2 after 9 overs

    13:03 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Chahal keeps it tight

    Yuzvendra Chahal uses variations to the best effect. Just five runs from his second over. So far so good for the visitors. Kane Williamson has not taken off straight away like he did in the previous game. NZ - 63/1 after 8 overs

    12:59 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Munro goes big

    Colin Munro executes the scoop shot with perfect using the pace of Shivam Dube. 10 runs from Dube's first over. It will be interesting to see whether Virat Kohli introduces Ravindra Jadeja or keeps his overs for the latter half of the innings. NZ - 58/1 after 7 overs

    12:54 (IST)26 Jan 2020

    Shardul Thakur has the last laugh. Virat Kohli takes a big risk introducing Thakur in the powerplay overs again but it pays off. Guptill hits him for consecutive boundaries but Thakur bowls one with the scrambled seam and gets the wicket. The Kiwi opener departs for 33. A huge improvement from Indian bowling attack after conceding 66 runs in powerplay overs in the previous game. NZ - 48/1 after 6 overs

    12:47 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Chahal into the attack

    Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack. Colin Munro hits the leg spinner for a boundary on the first delivery, his first of the innings. Chahal makes a good comeback as he gives three more singles from the over. NZ - 39/0 after 5 overs

    12:42 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Top-notch fielding

    Mohammed Shami continues to trouble Colin Munro. Nothing pitched up to drive for Munro as he struggles to get bat on ball. Meanwhile, Martin Guptill doing the bulk of the scoring. Guptill gets another boundary with a pull shot. Brilliant fielding from Manish Pandey and Virat Kohli as they save two boundaries in the over. Good comeback from Indian bowlers after a 13-run first over. NZ - 32/0 after 4 overs

    12:38 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Brilliant start from Bumrah

    Jasprit Bumrah replaces struggling Shardul Thakur. Full and straight, Bumrah cramps the batsmen for room as they manage to get bat down in time. He surprises Martin Guptill with a bouncer off the last delivery. Just five runs from Bumrah's first over. NZ - 23/0 after 3 overs


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

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