New Zealand vs India - 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction

Tanya Simon
February 9, 2019

Such a result wasn't a surprise - India had not lost back-to-back twenty20 clashes in a series since 2015, and it was always going to be hard for the Black Caps to back up their record win in the series opener.

An inside edge was apparent even without the Hotspot technology but New Zealand batsman Daryl Mitchell fell to a contentious leg-before call during the second T20 global against India. With whirlwind fifty, Rohit also became the top run-getter in the format, surpassing Martin Guptill.

"Jimmy's impressed us with the bat this summer, while Colin's proved what he can do with the ball - especially if it is moving around", Larsen said.

Rishabh Pant (40no off 28) and MS Dhoni (20no off 17) took India to victory, Pant sealing the win when he drove Scott Kuggeleijn down the ground for four.

Rohit Sharma's total of 349 sixes in worldwide cricket (ODIs, T20Is, Tests) has helped him go past MS Dhoni for the Indian record for most sixes in global cricket.

Pant's one-handed six off Tim Southee or the bowler's back drive off Scott Kuggeleijn to finish off the match were reminiscent of Dhoni's best days.

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"We missed a trick or two with the bat".

New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell was given out lbw on the field to Krunal Pandya and the decision was upheld by TV umpire Shaun Haig despite HotSpot indicating the batsman had inside-edged onto his pad.

There is no place in the squad for wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert who struck a superb 84 off 43 balls in the first T20I against India.

In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed and Vijay Shankar could turnout as wicket-takers for Team India.

Here are the details of when, where and how you can watch or follow all the action from the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand to be played at the Eden Park in Auckland.

Ross Taylor was forced to run singles as the hit-me balls dried up and de Grandhomme was also slowed down. Skipper Rohit Sharma smashed a swashbuckling half-century as India romped home with seven balls to spare.

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