India vs New Zealand T20 highlights: Men in Blue win 2nd T20 by 7 wickets, level series 1-1

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New Delhi | Updated:Feb 08, 2019 3:57:11 pm

Ind vs NZ T20 Cricket Score Update: Rohit Sharma helped Men in Blue win the second T20 against New Zealand with a fantastic knock of 50 runs.

India vs New Zealand T20, Ind vs NZ T20 ScoreIndia vs New Zealand T20 highlights: India look to look to bounce back.

India vs New Zealand highlights: India put up a decent bowling show to restrict New Zealand to 158 runs. Batting first after winning the toss, the Kiwis’ top order was dismissed early and the other wickets followed at regular intervals. The top scorer for the side was C de Grandhomme, who contributed with 50 runs. He was well supported by Ross Taylor with 42 runs, while Kane Williamson scored 12 runs. Tim Seifert, who scored 84 runs in the first match, could only contribute 12 runs today.

For India, Krunal Pandya was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets. Other bowlers Khaleel Ahmed took 2, while Hardik Pandya and Bhubaneswar Kumar scalped one wicket each. Having lost the first T20, India look determined to win this match.
With visitors missing the services of regular skipper Virat Kohli,  Rohit Sharma is leading the side. The team’s batting order looks solid on paper with Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik expected to bat well.
India had a forgetful outing in the first match on Wednesday at Hamilton, failing in all departments. The Rohit Sharma-led side allowed the Kiwis to set a target of 220 runs and the Indian batting crumbled like a pack of cards. Rohit Sharma’s boys will have to pull up their socks and put the defeat behind them to win against the Kiwis.
While Kiwis are looking to wrap up the series after losing ODIs by 4-1, India is trying to bounce back and continue with the winning momentum that began with the Australian tour.
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India in New Zealand, 3 T20 International Series, 2019Eden Park, Auckland 22 May 2019

New Zealand 158/8 (20.0)

vs

India 162/3 (18.5)

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

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14:50 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: India win by 7 wickets

Rishabh Pant hits a four as India win the second T20 by 7 wickets. The highlight of India's innings was skipper Rohit Sharma who top scored with 50 runs. With this win, India has now levelled the series 1-1 with one more match to go. the third ODI will be played on Sunday.

14:47 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: India closes in to victory

India now need 6runs off 14deliverys to win the second T20 match against New Zealand. While Rishabh Pant is batting on 34 runs, MS Dhoni is on 15 runs. India 152/3 in 17.3 overs.

14:39 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Pant hits a huge six

Rishabh Pant hits a huge six off the bowling of Southee. He hits it off to deep mid-wicket. Visitors now need 14 runs to win of 20 balls. 

14:36 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: After 16 overs

India: 135/3

Rishabh Pant: 27 runs

MS Dhoni: 8 runs

India need 23 more runs to win from 23 balls

14:34 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: India need 26 runs off 26 deliveries

Men in Blue now need 30 runs off 30 deliveries to win the 2nd T20 against New Zealand. While Rishabh Pant is on 23 runs, MS Dhoni is batting on 7. india now need 27 run to win of 28 balls. india at the moment 133/3 in 15.3 overs.

14:29 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Visitors lose third wicket

India lose the third wicket as Vijay Shankar goes for 14 runs. He is caught by Southee off the Mitchell delivery. the next man on the pitch is MS Dhoni. the moment he moves into the stadium there is roar in the ground, excited to see the veteran at the creased.

14:22 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Current partnership moves on to 15

The partnership between Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar put on 15 runs partnership for the third wicket. Visitors now need 48 runs to win from 41 balls. India in strong position at the moment to win this match.

14:19 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Men in Blue need 62 runs to win now

India now needs 61 runs to win from 47 deliveries.  Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar are at the crease.  While Rishabh is batting on 12, Shankar is on 2.  At the moment India is looking set to win today's match. Indineedsed to win this T20 as visitors are 1-0 down in the three-match series.

14:14 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Shikhar Dhawan out for 30 runs

India loses the second wicket as Shikhar Dhawan goes for 30 runs. He is He is caught by de Grandhomme off the bowling of Ferguson. The new man in is Vijay Shankar.  The youngster made a good start in the last T20 but could not capitalise. Hope he will play even better today. India at the moment 96/2 in 11.4 overs. 

14:07 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: After 10 overs

India 83/1Shikhar Dhawan:  28 runsRishabh Pant:  1 runRohit Sharma was the last man out for India. His was out after scoring 50 valuable runs for India. Current run rate: 8.26. Required run rate: 7.55

13:14 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Kiwis have set the target of 159 runs for India to chase

New Zealand has set a total of 159 runs for India to chase. In their allotted 20 overs, Kiwis were 158/8.  The top scorer for hosts was Colin de Grandhomme. Ross Taylor also contributes significantly to 42 runs. Skipper Kane Williamson also contributed with 20 runs. For India, Krunal Pandya was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets. 

12:16 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Williamson out

India seems to have an upper hand at the moment, with Kane Williamson out for 20 runs. He is declared LBW off the bowling of Pandya. Indian bowlers are bowling with a good line and length at the moment, trying to take the match in visitors control.

12:08 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Daryl Mitchell out

Kiwis at the spot of bother at the moment, with Daryl Mitchell goes for 1 run. He is declared LBW off the bowling Pandya. New Zealand 45/3 in 7 overs.  Indian bowlers are having the upper hand at the moment. New batsman for New Zealand is Ross Taylor.

11:51 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Seifert out for 12 runs

Seifert is out. He goes for 12 runs.  He is caught by MS Dhoni off the bowling of Bhubaneswar Kumar. The new man in is Kane Williamson.  Kiwis 30/1 in four overs. Earlier Kiwis won the toss and decided to bat first in this important match. 

11:22 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Kiwis win toss

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has won the toss and decided to bat first. While India will look to win the natch to level the three-match series, Kiwis will try to win the match to wrap up the series. India won the ODI series 4-1 earlier.

10:49 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Toss at 11 am

The toss will be held at 11 am (IST).  After a setback in the first T20, Men in Blue will blaze all guns to win today's match to level the series against Kiwis, which are 1-0 at the moment. It's a three-match series. India looks strong on paper, despite the first match disaster. On the other hand Kiwis also should not be taken lightly.

10:30 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Match to start at 11: 30 am (IST)

The match between India and New Zealand is scheduled to start at 11: 30 am, with the toss to be held on 11:00 am. It is an important match for India having lost the first T20 by 80 runs. Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the absence of Virat Kohli. Having won the ODI series 4-1 , India will look to win the T20 series as well. 

10:00 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Rohit Sharma will lead the side

Rohit Sharma will lead the side, in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli, who is on well-earned rest. The Indian batting still looks good on paper, with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Sharma, Kedar Jadhav in the lineup. Batsmen need to bat really well today, forgetting what happened in the previous T20 match.

09:47 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: A must win game for India

Its a must win game for India, having lost the first T20 by 80 runs. Rohit Sharma's boys will try to forget the setback and win today's match. Men in Blue will try to perform well in all departments of the game after being routed in the last match, where not only bowlers allowed Kiwi batsmen to set the target of mammoth 220 runs,  but batsmen disappointed as well.

09:25 (IST)08 Feb 2019
India-New Zealand 2nd T20 Live: Full squad

India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Siddarth Kaul, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammad Siraj, Hardik Pandya.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson(c), Colin de Grandhomme, Doug Bracewell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, James Neesham, Blair Tickner .

India-New Zealand T20 Live India will look to win the second T20 today against New Zealand in a must-win game for visitors.
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India will look to win the second T20 today against New Zealand in a must-win game for visitors. Men in Blue will look to perform in all departments of the game. With bench strength looking strong, India have the ability to not only win this match but the next one as well to win the series.
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