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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 07 April 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


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.