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.