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Home  »  Cricket  »  India vs New Zealand 2019  »  2nd T20I

India vs New Zealand 2019 2nd T20I Score, Commentary

Series : India in New Zealand 2019
Date : Feb 08 2019, Fri - 11:30 AM (IST)
Venue : Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
NZL 158/8
IND 162/3
India won by 7 wickets
Toss : New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
Current Run Rate: 8.6
Player Of The Match : Krunal Pandya
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Rishabh Pant * 40 28 4 1 142.86
MS Dhoni 20 17 1 0 117.65
Last 5 overs: 39 runs, 0 wkts
Last Wicket: Vijay Shankar 14 (8b)
Bowler O M R W Eco
Scott Kuggeleijn * 3.5 0 32 0 8.3
Lockie Ferguson 4.0 0 31 1 7.8
Recent overs
4 0 0 1 1
2 0 2 1 1 2
1 2 1 6 WD 1 1
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Commentry
  • 18.5

    FOUR! Scott Kuggeleijn to Rishabh Pant. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs.

    India have beaten New Zealand by 7 wickets at Eden Park to square the T20I series at 1-1. The tourists were much improved in all facets from their performance in Wellington, however it was their bowlers who set up this victory by limiting the in-form Kiwi batsmen. Krunal Pandya removed three dangerous players with his wily spin, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar nailed his yorkers after finding lots of swing early. In the runchase, Rohit Sharma set the tone with a brutal half century before Rishabh Pant finished the job in style. The Black Caps weren't quite at their best in Auckland today, despite a counter-attacking maiden T20I fifty from Colin de Grandhomme and a fiery spell from Lockie Ferguson. That means we are set up nicely for the decider in Hamilton on Sunday.

  • 18.4

    Scott Kuggeleijn to Rishabh Pant. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot pulling, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Seifert.

  • 18.3

    Scott Kuggeleijn to Rishabh Pant. Half volley, to leg on the front foot flick, to mid wicket for no runs, run save by Southee, fielded by Williamson.

  • 18.2

    Scott Kuggeleijn to MS Dhoni. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Seifert.

  • 18.1

    Scott Kuggeleijn to Rishabh Pant. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ferguson.

  • 18
    Over 18. 8 runs. Bowler: Lockie Ferguson. India: 156/3 (rr 8.67)
    Runs Scored Rishabh Pant* 35 (24) Scott Kuggeleijn* 3.0-0-26-0
    2 1 1 2 0 2 MS Dhoni 19 (16) Lockie Ferguson 4.0-0-31-1
  • 17.6

    Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Mitchell.

  • 17.5

    Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ferguson.

  • 17.4

    Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Mitchell.

  • 17.3

    Lockie Ferguson to Rishabh Pant. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump moves in front pulling, in the air under control to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Sodhi.

  • 17.2

    Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni. Yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Taylor.

  • 17.1

    Lockie Ferguson to MS Dhoni. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to fine leg for 2 runs.

  • 17
    Over 17. 13 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. India: 148/3 (rr 8.71)
    Runs Scored MS Dhoni* 12 (11) Ish Sodhi* 4.0-0-31-1
    1 1 WD 6 1 2 1 Rishabh Pant 34 (23) Tim Southee 4.0-0-34-0
  • 16.6

    Tim Southee to MS Dhoni. Slower length ball, outside off stump down the track cutting, to point for 1 run, shy attempt by de Grandhomme, overthrow by de Grandhomme.

  • 16.5

    Tim Southee to MS Dhoni. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Mitchell.

  • 16.4

    Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Kuggeleijn.

  • 16.3

    SIX! Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant. Slower length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. What a ridiculous stroke, Pant is a serious talent. His bottom hand comes off the handle as he makes contact with this yet he still clears the rope by a distance. Audacious by the young left-hander.

  • 16.3

    Wide Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant. Short, down leg side swayed away, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Seifert.

  • 16.2

    Tim Southee to MS Dhoni. Back of a length, off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mitchell.

  • 16.1

    Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, hit pad to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Seifert.

  • 16
    Over 16. 6 runs. Bowler: Ish Sodhi. India: 135/3 (rr 8.44)
    Runs Scored Rishabh Pant* 27 (20) Tim Southee* 3.0-0-22-0
    1 2 1 0 1 1 MS Dhoni 8 (8) Ish Sodhi 4.0-0-31-1
  • 15.6

    Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant. Leg spinner back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Munro.

  • 15.5

    Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, to point for 1 run, fielded by Munro.

  • 15.4

    Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Williamson.

  • 15.3

    Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by de Grandhomme.

  • 15.2

    Ish Sodhi to Rishabh Pant. Top spinning back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 2 runs, dropped catch by Taylor, fielded by Kuggeleijn. That was a tough chance over the shoulder, Taylor never looked confident. Not much going New Zealand's way tonight.

  • 15.1

    Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Kuggeleijn.

  • 15
    Over 15. 7 runs. Bowler: Tim Southee. India: 129/3 (rr 8.60)
  • 14.6

    Tim Southee to MS Dhoni. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mitchell.

  • 14.5

    Tim Southee to MS Dhoni. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, shy attempt by Williamson.

  • 14.4

    Tim Southee to Rishabh Pant. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run.

  • 14.3

    Tim Southee to MS Dhoni. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Mitchell.

  • 14.2

    FOUR! Tim Southee to MS Dhoni. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, past fine leg for 4 runs. Dhoni just helps this around the corner and the fast outfield does the rest.

  • 14.1

    Tim Southee to MS Dhoni. Length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Taylor.

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