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
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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.
length at off stump, steps out and defends down the pitch
bounce outside off, backs away to try and swat again. Beaten
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
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
length at middle stump, shuffles and defends to mid-on
Vishwajit Patil: "I guess our bowlers are also taking the game deep just like MSD :D"
finds long-on. That's the end of Bracewell's fairytale. A superb innings, and one that would have been worth a lot more if there was resistance from the middle order. This is full and outside off from Bhuvneshwar. Not quite a yorker, but full enough as Bracewell opens his stance and looks to club this over long-on. Gets it off the toe-end and straight to Dhawan
short at middle stump, backs away and stabs straight to point
inside edge past leg stump! And it's four as well! Length at middle stump. Dips rapidly as Ferguson plants the front leg out to defend. It trickles to the fine boundary
Ritesh : "How frustrating it is to watch India repeatedly fail to wrap up the tail. One skill Indian bowlers and think tank need to work at for sure before the world cup"
googly outside off, gets low and sweeps along the floor to deep square
length at middle stump, steps out to flick. Beaten in flight but this spins into his body
googly, back of a length on off stump. Defended off the back foot
googly at a length on off stump, steps out and clips to deep midwicket
length at leg stump, steps out and defends to midwicket
full at off stump, gets the front leg out and drives straight to mid-off
length at middle stump, looks to drill through the off side, gets a thick inside edge wide of mid-on
bouncer dipping in towards off stump. Arches and looks to ramp to third man. Beaten
length at leg stump, steps out and mistimes a slog to mid-on
length at middle stump, gets the front leg out and drags this off the inside part of the bat to beat deep square to his left
length at leg stump, defended into the leg side
|Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui|
|Toss||India, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||India led the 5-match series 2-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 4085|
|Hours of play (local time)||15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30 Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45|
|Match days||26 January 2019 - daynight (50-over match)|
Rohit, spinners dominate as India go 2-0 up
|C de Grandhomme||caught||3||8|
|TA Boult||not out||10||4|
|Total||234(10 wkts; 40.2 ovs)|