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2nd T20I Live: Krunal Pandya puts India on top


NEW ZEALAND 158/8 in 20 overs. India want 159 runs to win.

Over 20:
WICKET! Khaleel Ahmed castles Mitchell Santner (7) and then Tim Southee (Three). Brilliant stuff from the left-arm seamer. Khaleel finishes with figures of two/27.

Khaleel Ahmed to bowl the ultimate over.

Over 19: WICKET! Brilliant throw from Vijay Shankar. It's a right away hit. Ross Taylor (42) is administered out. Shankar exults. NZ 153/6

2 overs to head. Bhuvneshwar begins his fourth over.

Over 18: Excellent shot from Ross Taylor. He welcomes Hardik with a wonderful boundary towards deep mid wicket. 9 runs off Hardik's over. NZ 145/5

Hardik begins his fourth and ultimate over.

Over 17: Bhuvneshwar bowling outdoor off deliveries. Taylor tries to hit him thrice however fails to seek out the rope on all events. Excellent bowling in demise from the Indian medium pacer. NZ 136/5

Over 16: WICKET! Hardik Pandya ends Grandhomme's stay at 50 runs. Excellent innings from the Kiwi batsman. He smashed one boundary and four sixes in his knock. NZ 128/5

Over 15: Khaleel Ahmed begins his third over. Half volley from Khaleel and Ross Taylor sends him towards high-quality leg for a excellent boundary. Great execution from the New Zealander. NZ 121/4

Over 14: Hardik begins his 2nd over. Grandhomme tries to hit Pandya thrice however fails to find a boundary. 9 runs off Hardik's over. NZ 114/4

Over 13: Excellent paddle sweep from Ross Taylor and the ball races towards high-quality leg for a boundary. Chahal isn't happy with the shot. 100-up for New Zealand. NZ 105/4

End of Krunal's spell: 4-Zero-28-Three

Over 12: Krunal begins his fourth and ultimate over. Grandhomme takes a pair and then smashes the spinner for two back-to-back maximums. Brutal hits from the New Zealander. 18 runs off Krunal's over. NZ 97/4

Over 11: 6,4,6 - That's how Granhomme welcomes Chahal. Too expensive from the leg-spinner. 19 runs off his over. NZ 79/4

Over 10: Krunal has been tremendous lately. He concedes simply 3 runs off his third over. NZ 6/4

Over 9: Chahal tries different diversifications in the over. Two Wrong'un deliveries from the leg-spinner. 5 runs off Chahal's over. NZ 56/4

Over 8: WICKET! Third wicket for Krunal Pandya. He is on hearth. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson departs for 20 runs. NZ 51/4

Over 6: WICKET! Krunal Pandya strikes again. Daryl Mitchell (1) has been given out LBW. Mitchell asked for a evaluate. The hotspot confirmed an inside of edge. Third umpire has given OUT after a DRS enchantment. High drama in Auckland. Mitchell isn't happy with the verdict and has to stroll back. NZ 43/Three.

Over 5.2: WICKET! Krunal Pandya comes into the attack. He eliminates Colin Munro for 12 runs. New Zealand have lost either one of their openers.

Over 5: Kane Williamson smashes Hardik for two limitations in his opening over. Brilliant footwork from the New Zealand skipper. 10 runs off Pandya's over. NZ 40/1

Rohit Sharma brings Hardik Pandya into the attack

Over 4: Expensive over from Khaleel. A massive six from Munro and a stylish boundary from Williamson. NZ 30/1

Over Three: Bhuvneshwar makes a forged comeback after being hit for a boundary and a six via Seifert. NZ 17/1

Over 2.Three: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar strikes to eliminate dangerman Seifert for 12 runs. New Zealand 15/1

Over 2: What a get started from left-arm seamer Khaleel. Just two runs off his over. NZ 5/Zero

Khaleel Ahmed comes into the attack.

Over 1: Excellent get started from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The medium pacer concedes simply Three runs. Seifert 1*, Munro Zero*. NZ Three/Zero

New Zealand openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro are making their method to the center. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will get started the court cases for India.

Both teams have lined-up for his or her nationwide anthems.


Rohit Sharma:

We were taking a look to bowl first anyway. I know we lost the ultimate game, however chasing has been our strength. We have spoken about what we need to do with bat and ball. Hopefully we will get a win lately. We simply need to do the best issues and do them constantly. We mentioned what went wrong in the ultimate game. Hopefully we won't repeat them. We are taking part in the same group. I know there will probably be numerous talk about Krunal and Kuldeep. Kuldeep has been sensible for us. It's simply that we need to see different guys as neatly, especially in out of the country stipulations. Having one unhealthy game does not say anything else. We need to give them extra video games to understand what they have in them.

Kane Williamson:

We are going to bat. Usually a excellent batting surface here. It's all the time an excellent chance to play towards India. We are up towards one the strongest teams in international cricket. Same group for us lately. It was once one of the most those days where folks come and carry out their function and it comes off. We understand it does not occur day in time out (speaking concerning the first T20I). We were actually excellent in the ultimate game. Hopefully we will stay making strides in that path.

Playing XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed

New Zealand: Tim Seifert (wk), Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson

TOSS: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson wins toss, opts to bat towards India in Auckland.


After the 80-run hammering on Wednesday, a desperate India will probably be eyeing a strong comeback towards New Zealand in the second one contest of the three-match Twenty20 rubber at Eden Park on Friday.

While the guests face a must-win state of affairs, some other victory for the Kiwis will seal a series victory win for them.

In the first game, neither the Indian batsmen nor the bowlers clicked as they succumbed prior to a clinical all-round display via the hosts. Kiwi opener Tim Seifert (84 off 43) hammered the Indian bowlers everywhere in the Park on Wednesday and it might be crucial to pack back him early lately.

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