Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
RG Sharma
87(96) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
6 9 22 5 18 7 4 16
S Dhawan
S Dhawan
66(67) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg_glance
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
22 4 11 5 7 9 3 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav
O10
M0
R45
W4
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
B Kumar
B Kumar
O7
M1
R42
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Varun Shetty

10:17pm And that is all from our live coverage. Thanks for joining and see you soon!

Virat Kohli: Quite clinical. We were really balanced with the bat. 325 was par. Not something you feel comfortable considering NZ's batting. But it was good to put up a balanced performance. I made a conscience effort after the drinks break that I'm going to go hard between 34-40 overs so we can get 340-350. Once I got out, the new batsman had to take time. These are the things we need to look into with the World Cup nearby. We would like to score those 15-20 runs extra but at the same time. Our bowlers are not content to go wicketless for 40 runs , they'd rather go for 60 and take three wicket. That mindset is crucial for us.

Kane Williamson: A little bit frustrating. It's not so much the losing, it's the way we've been losing. We showed glimpses in the chase, we just didn't do it long enough. We pulled it back with the ball. Still a large total, but Ish was outstanding. There were some good steps forward. There's two games in a row now where we've not had control at any stage, but we need to take small steps. Some of the dismissals were a result of us going too hard maybe. If you have wickets in hand, you never know. But we didn't have wickets in hand. Those are the lessons that we need to take ahead.

Rohit Sharma: Good feeling. Most importantly, we won the game. We never knew how the pitch is going to play to start with. But as the game went on, we understood what the par score would be. When NZ-SL played here, it was a high-scoring game. 325 was par. But our bowlers delivered.
Shikhar and I understand each others games. It's crucial for the team as well, when you get that kind of start. I've always enjoyed batting with Shikhar.

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match.


Tim: "Nz lost when Williamson chopped on. "

Sanket: "Why blame the bowlers for not cleaning up the tail ? They won the match in 40 overs on a batting friendly pitch. At the mid innings the question was if Indian score was enough. Great job by the indian bowlers once again."

Josh Cole: "Time for NZ to drop de Grandhomme and Bracewell for Neesham and Santner"

Lobzang Tuesday: "I think almost all the New Zealand batsmen getting starts but not able to push India hard enough. If one or two of them play big innings, they would definitely win WC .... "

9:57pm A 90-run win for India. And a 2-0 lead now. Another top performance with the ball. New Zealand are finding neither stability at the top, nor momentum in the middle in this series so far. That's all that needs to be said, really. It is indicative of India's bowling - they've all chipped in. Shami last match, Bhuvneshwar in this one. And then the spinners doing what they've done so well over the last year. Six wickets between them. Kuldeep with four, Chahal two. And there was Kedar Jadhav as well, getting Taylor to derail New Zealand. Bracewell made a good case for himself, and that's about all New Zealand can take from this game. Completely outplayed again.

40.2
W
Chahal to Ferguson, OUT, finds long-on and robs Boult of many runs. Length outside off, dipping on him. Steps out and wants to go long-on. But he's late to the pitch of this and lobs it straight to long-on

LH Ferguson c Shankar b Chahal 12 (34m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

40.1
0
Chahal to Ferguson, no run, length at off stump, steps out and defends down the pitch

END OF OVER:
40 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 234/9 (91 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.85, RRR: 9.10)

  • Trent Boult10 (4b)
  • Lockie Ferguson12 (18b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar7-1-42-2
  • Kuldeep Yadav10-0-45-4
39.6
0
Kumar to Boult, no run, bounce outside off, backs away to try and swat again. Beaten
39.5
6
Kumar to Boult, SIX runs, outta here! Boult has walloped Bhuvneshwar over the long-on boundary. Short ball wide outside off, shimmies into the leg side and stretches the legs before swatting this
39.4
4
Kumar to Boult, FOUR runs, move over Williamson, we have a new legend in town. Four of the purest, classiest, runs, at long-off. It's a slower ball on length. He shuffles into the off side, gets behind the line and lofts him off the back foot with a straight bat
39.3
0
Kumar to Boult, no run, length at middle stump, shuffles and defends to mid-on

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
23MJ GuptillC Munro
28C MunroKS Williamson
33LRPL TaylorC Munro
16LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
36TWM LathamHM Nicholls
10C de GrandhommeHM Nicholls
20DAJ BracewellHM Nicholls
0DAJ BracewellIS Sodhi
58DAJ BracewellLH Ferguson
10TA BoultLH Ferguson