New Zealand vs India Highlights, 2nd ODI Bay Oval: India crushed New Zealand by 90 runs in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 87 while Kuldeep Yadav starred with the ball to script India’s fourth win in five one-day internationals this year. Chasing a mammoth 325, New Zealand were never really in the hunt against a top quality Indian bowling attack. Wrist spinners Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal continued to torment New Zealand batsmen after a collective batting effort, India now lead the five-match series 2-0. Opting to bat, India piled up a challenging 324 for 4 riding on Rohit (87) and Shikhar Dhawan (66)’s fluent half-centuries. There were significant contributions from captain Virat Kohli (43), Ambati Rayudu (47) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (48 not out). (SCORECARD – 2nd ODI) (Cricket Streaming – India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI)
Highlights, New Zealand vs India 2nd ODI at Bay Oval
14.42 IST: Top performance from Men in Blue!
14.37 IST: Should the World Cup be already handed to India? Batting boxes ticked. Bowling boxes ticked. Fielding boxes ticked. Captaincy box ticked. Superb incisive bowling. Keeping the pressure on and not giving anything loose. Then, stopping runs in the field with some terrific saves. Earlier, with the bat, the middle order came to the fore, slowly erasing doubts in the minds of the supporters. Might be 6 months too early but this team is probably 10 steps ahead of the next best. Period. Please stay tuned for the presentation.
14.35 IST: Another highly hyped New Zealand-India ODI. Another one-sided contest. Another disappointment. Sigh. Having seen the way the India-Australia panned out, this is a sheer let down. 324 was supposed to be 20 runs short. It has proved 90 too many in the end. When Martin Guptill’s run out was missed on 0, it seemed like it is going to be New Zealand’s evening. But what followed after that was just a side struggling to come to terms to against some very good bowling. The Indian seamers were relentless while ‘KULCHA’ then finished things off. Clearly, the Kiwis lacked technique. They lacked patience too. They were able to attack Shami because he was not able to control the movement but against bowlers who were tight, they struggled and threw wickets away. Doug Bracewell scored 57 but that was more because he was playing ‘I-don’t-have-anything-to-lose’ innings. Tom Latham looked steady in his brief stay.
14.30 IST: India continue their dominance over New Zealand!
14.27 IST: OUT! There goes the final wicket! INDIA WIN BY 90 RUNS! Chahal gives this one some extra air and lands it full outside off, Ferguson takes on the challenge to clear long on but ends up hitting it straight down to Shankar’s throat in the deep. The Men in Blue had to work really hard for the last two wickets, took them 57 balls. India (324/4) beat New Zealand (234-all out) by 90 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match ODI series. Bracewell 57, Kuldeep 4/45, Bhuvi 2/42
14.25 IST: SIX! Even better and bigger! Boult smiles. Back of a length ball angling into the batsman, Trent goes deep inside the crease and middles his pull shot quite well. It keeps on going and clears long on. NZ 234/9 in 40 overs vs IND (324/4)
14.23 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes Doug Bracewell for 57. Bracewell holes out! He gets deceived by the slower one. Tries pumping it over long on but fails to generate enough power behind his shot. Dhawan in the deep makes no mistake and it brings an end to a frustrating 58-run stand for India. Just one away from going 2-0 up in the series. New Zealand 224/9 in 39.2 overs, need 101 runs to win vs India (324/4)
14.21 IST: FOUR! Inside edge and Ferguson survives. Kuldeep nearly gets a fifer there. Flighted and on middle, spinning back in, Ferguson tries defending off the front foot but it takes the inside edge, goes right through his legs, beats the stumps and finds the fence at fine leg. New Zealand 224/8 in 39 overs, need 101 runs to win vs India (324/4)
14.11 IST: MAIDEN FIFTY FOR BRACEWELL! Bracewell has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 113 off 78, is it still possible? Only if the top order would have fared a little better. New Zealand 212/8 in 37 overs, need 113 runs to win vs India (324/4)
14.02 IST: SIX! Bracewell won’t go down without a fight! Loopy full ball around off, Doug advances down the track and rockets his lofted drive over covers for a biggie. New Zealand 189/8 in 34 overs, need 136 runs to win vs India (324/4)
13.58 IST: SIX! He has got a lot of bat on it! Tossed up ball on off, Bracewell goes with the spin, kneels and slog sweeps it deep into the stand at mid-wicket.
13.54 IST: OUT! Bowled ’em! Kuldeep is on a hat-trick… Kuldeep bowls a lovely tossed up ball around off, turning back in, Sodhi fails to read the variation, goes back and across to work it around but misses. It spins down to disturb the leg stump and Yadav roars in delight. New Zealand 166/8 in 30.5 overs, need 159 to win vs India (324/4)
13.52 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav picks up his third, Henry Nicholls departs for 28. The last recognized batsman bites the dust! Kuldeep gives it a good toss and lands it full around off, Henry Nicholls advances down the track for a big shot across the line. New Zealand 166/7 in 30.4 overs, need 159 to win vs India (324/4)
13.48 IST: FOUR! That’s a cracking shot! Chahal tosses it up in the air and it drifts on middle, Bracewell rushes down the track and powers it over mid on for a boundary.
13.42 IST: FOUR! Wrong line, serves it on the pads of the batsman and Bracewell flicks it through square leg for a boundary. 10 from the over but runs are not an issue at the moment (RRR is around 8) for New Zealand, wickets are. New Zealand 156/6 in 28 overs vs India (324/4)
13.35 IST: OUT! Kuldeep gets another one, de Grandhomme goes for 3. NZ 146/6 in 27 overs vs IND (324/4)
13.32 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot from Nicholls, just using the pace of the bowler. It was short, it was wide and then cut nicely. Very fast outfield, smallish ground, save your legs.
13.26 IST: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav removes Tom Latham for 34. The magician hunts down Latham! Great flight on this one. Generously tossed up around middle and tempts the batsman to go after it. Tom walks forward with his flick shot but it dips in to beat his bat and hit him on the back pad. New Zealand 136/5 in 24.3 overs, need 189 to win vs India (324/4)
13.23 IST: SIX! Slower through the air but the length is on the shorter. It gives Latham ample time to go back and power his shot over mid-wicket. It has gone all the way, a much-needed boundary for the Kiwis. NZ 134/4 in 24 overs vs IND (324/4)
13.03 IST: OUT! Kedar Jadhav removes Ross Taylor for 22. Is that a stumping? Dhoni looks confident. And normally when he does… You guessed it right. Normally when Dhoni is confident, the batsman isn’t. Taylor has to go. That is yet another brilliant glovework from the man from Jharkhand. Kedar Jadhav has struck and guess when? (When Scott Styris comes on air – for those who remember his jibe when New Zealand visited India last). Massive blow to the hosts and perhaps that might be the end of the run chase for them. Full and outside off, Taylor lunges to defend but misses. His back foot goes up in the air slightly and that is enough for MSD. Whips off the bails in that flash of an instant. Talk about Formula 1 Drivers taking a quick turn on a kerb. Or MotoGP bikers going low on a turn. That is fast. This is superquick. New Zealand 100/4 in 17.1 overs, need 225 to win vs India (324/4)
12.57 IST: 100 UP FOR NEW ZEALAND. Tidy stuff from Chahal, just 3 from the over. NZ need 225 more from 199 balls vs IND. It was around off, Rosco looked to defend but got a thick inside edge onto his pads.
12.47 IST: OUT! LBW! Certain shots are subject to risks. One should always keep that in mind and read the ball carefully before investing in that stroke. Full and outside off, Munro looks to play the switch hit, but misses. Is hit on the tummy with the ball spinning in and umpire Nigel does not take long to raise his finger. Munro walks across to Taylor to chat about the review but agrees that it will be a waste. Hawk-Eye confirms. Now, a bit of a debate from the on-air commentators. Mike Hesson says, Munro changed his position and became a right-hander. So does not that become PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG? But then, rules are made for conventional strokes. The Kiwis in big trouble now, need 241 more from 215 balls. New Zealand 84/3 in 14.1 overs, need 241 runs to win vs India (324/4)
12.45 IST: FOUR! Bad ball to end an interesting over. Short and outside off, Taylor rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary! New Zealand 84/2 in 14 overs, need 241 runs to win vs India (324/4)
12.30 IST: FOUR! Shankar doesn’t have pace. Munro knows it. He advances down the track and takes on the shorter delivery. Powers his pull across the line and beats the mid on fielder for a boundary. Colin will be feeling a lot better now after playing out a maiden in the last over. New Zealand 63/2 in 10 overs, need 262 runs vs India (324/4)
12.20 IST: OUT! Chopped on, Williamson is gone for 20 – Shami picks up the big scalp of NZ captain. Cricket is a great leveller. One moment Kane was dominating the bowler – 6, 6, 4, 2 and other moment he got dominated by Shami. It’s all about holding your patience and keep trying. Another delivery just outside off, a shade on the shorter side, Williamson tries forcing it through the off side but it takes the inside edge and cannons onto the stumps. Kane has to leave. A big breakthrough for India. He was looking good in his short stay. Not a bad bargain, 18 runs in the over and then his wicket. New Zealand 51/2 in 7.5 overs vs India (324/4)
12.18 IST: Back-to-back sixes from Wonderful Williamson! New Zealand 45/1 in 7.2 overs, need 280 runs to win vs India (324/4)
12.15 IST: SIX! This has gone the distance! Kumar alters his length and goes short around leg, Munro tries to pull but it gathers the top edge and flies all the way over fine leg for a biggie. First of the innings. NZ 32/1 in 6.3 overs vs IND (324/4)
12.07 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar removes Martin Guptill for 15. Caught at third man. Short ball does the trick here for Kumar. He dishes it outside off and Guptill stands back to play the ramp shot. Times it well but not well enough to take it over the fielder in the deep. Chahal does well to hang onto the catch after juggling a bit initially. 302 needed off 270 balls. New Zealand 23/1 in 5 overs vs India (324/4)
11.58 IST: DROPPED BY DHONI! Shortish and outside off, Guptill gets back to punch it through the line but it flies off the outside edge and Dhoni tries to catch it with a dive to his right. Fails to grab with the left hand and parries it to third man for one.
11.57 IST: FOUR! That’s hit right out of the screws! Bhuvi angles in a length ball on middle, Guptill picks it off his pads and lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. There is a sweeper in the deep but he can only retrieve it from the rope. NZ 18/0 in 2.5 overs vs IND (324/4)
11.55 IST: Inside edge… FOUR! Lucky for Guptill. Could have easily dragged it on. Need that fortune early in your innings. Full and outside off, Guptill tries to drive it through covers but it takes a thick inside edge, beats the stumps and hurries past short fine leg for a boundary
11.48 IST: FOUR! 7 from the first over. Good start for Kiwis. Kumar offers width outside off and Munro needs no second invitation. He latches onto it and punches it through cover-point for a boundary. NZ 7/0 in 1 over vs IND (324/4)
11.42 IST: Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are at the crease. Guptill is on strike. Bhuvi will open the attack
11.41 IST: Welcome back for the chase. New Zealand have a mountain of runs to climb but there are no demons as such in the pitch. Looks a fairly good batting surface, it all depends on how they start the chase. Indians are out and are scattered. They know they have the runs on the board and it’s upto the bowling unit to go and defend it. Everything set, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start with a couple of slips.
11.08 IST: 30 runs short? Or have India done well on a slower track? 86/1 in the last 10 overs. That is actually not bad for the Kiwis, considering that they picked up just a wicket. They had done well in Powerplay 3, save aside for the last 2 overs, which went for 35. How costly will that prove though? Shikhar Dhawan though, who had a post-inning interview, reckoned that India have got enough. Opines that the pitch might get a bit slow as the game progresses but should be a good deck. However, look at India’s start and their position at different stages – 154 for the opening wicket in just over 25 overs, 173 around the 30th mark, and then 238 around the 40th – clearly indicating a 350-plus score. Rohit and Dhawan set up a wonderful platform but somewhere in the middle, India lost their way. Powerplay 2 yielded 182/3 , which is decent but perhaps on a small ground, it might prove decisively fatal. And then, towards the end, the death hitting barely came.
11.03 IST: Ferguson delivers it very full and on middle, Dhoni pushes it out through mid-wicket and rushes back for the second run. The fielder fires in a throw from the deep and the keeper breaks the stumps. Two more to the total. 21 in the final one, India end on 324/4! India 324/4 in 50 overs vs New Zealand. Rohit 87, Dhawan 66, Boult 2/61
11.01 IST: FOUR! Can Dhoni get to his fifty now? 50-run stand is up! Short and wide outside off, Dhoni jumps on the back foot and whacks it over covers for a boundary India 322/4 in 49.5 overs vs New Zealand at Bay Oval.
10.58 IST: SIX! This has gone the distance! Superb start for India in the last over. A touch short and on middle, Jadhav moves inside the line and thwacks it over fine leg for a biggie. India 313/4 in 49.1 overs vs New Zealand
10.56 IST: SIX! Muscled away! Boult bangs in a short ball and Dhoni immediately gets on top of the bounce. He brings out his pull shot and dispatches it over square leg for a biggie. A much-needed one for India. 300 up for India! IND 303/4 in 49 overs vs NZ
10.48 IST: FOUR! Nicely done! Third over in a row has begun with a boundary. Full in length and around leg, Jadhav shuffles across and whips it fine down the leg side for a boundary. Good start for India, can they score big in this over?
10.45 IST: DROPPED AND FOUR! Short in length and wide outside off, MSD just uses the pace of the bowler and lofts it over point. De Grandhomme comes rushing across to his left from sweeper cover, gets there in time, tries to catch but spills it. The ball drops once before going past the rope. This can prove costly! India 287/4 in 47.3 overs vs New Zealand
10:42 IST: Wicket! Rayadu has been dismissed by Ferguson, who gets his second of the day.
10:33 IST: India are 260 for three after 44 overs with Ambati Rayudu (44) eyeing his 10th ODI fifty.
10:27 IST: 250 comes up for team India in 42.1 overs at the Oval Bay.
10:23 IST: Four! Another boundary in the over and this time it is Rayudu who charges down the wicket to smash it over mid off. Boult pulls back his length a bit on the fourth stump and Rayudu dances down the wicket to hit it over mid off. Good cricket awareness knowing that fine leg is down and mid-off up.
10:22 IST: Four! That wasn’t even short or wide but MS always finds a way to penetrate the gap! Back of a length, slightly wide and MS rocks back a bit and cuts it past cover for four.
10:14 IST: Out! Kohli departs for 43. Trent Boult claims his second wicket after dismissing the Indian skipper. Dhoni makes his way to the crease. India are 236/3 in 39.1 overs.
10:08 IST: SIX! Rayudu taking charge of the situation and it’s a massive boundary on the last ball of the over! Tossed up from Sodhi and Rayudu gets to the pitch of the ball and to loft it over deep mid-wicket for six.
10:01 IST: After 35 overs, India are 212/2.
09:56 IST: Four! Bracewell follows the full delivery with an effort ball, it’s short and it is as if Kohli knew, sets himself up for the pull and it goes very square for another boundary.
9:55 IST: FOUR! 200 up for India in 34.1 overs.
09:51 IST: Time for drinks! Kohli and Rayadu have maintained the momentum for team India.
09:48 IST: Colin de Grandhomme comes back into the attack.
09:44: Four! Ferguson going for the bluff but Rayudu is up for the task, full delivery on middle and off, Rayudu leans forward, keeps his shape and drives it down the ground for another boundary.
09:37 IST: FOUR! Slower ball from Bracewell but Kohli has picked it early. Is on the charge and eases the drive through the gap at cover.
9:33 IST: Ambati Rayudu comes to bat at number four.
09:32 IST: Out! Rohit Sharma departs. Ferguson’s plot to bounce Sharma out has worked! Short delivery at chest height, Sharma rocks back to pull it but hits it straight to the man in deep square leg. Out and Sharma falls 13 short of a ton.
09:24 IST: FOUR! Overpitched from Ferguson and Kohli leans into the drive, creamed away through the gap at cover.
9:18 IST: Trent Boult bowls a wicket-maiden over. India are 154/1 in 26 overs.
9:14 IST: OUT ! Shikhar Dhawan departs. He displayed a decent performance knocking 66 runs. This brings an end to the 154-run stan between the Indian openers.India is at 154/1 and it’s that man Virat Kohli making his way to the crease. (c Tom Latham b Trent Boult.)
9:02 IST:Four! Munro comes around the wicket to Dhawan, he rolls his fingers over the ball but it is too straight and slow giving Dhawan enough time to sweep it backward of square leg for a boundary.
8:55 IST: HALF CENTURY!Shikhar Dhawan scores his 27th ODI half-century off 53 balls.
8:53 IST: After 20 overs, India are 111 without loss in Mount Maunganui.
08.42: IST Century comes up for team India in some style. Rohit Sharma hits hit for a massive six to complete his half-century. What a brilliant knock, good toss to win and New Zealand has been under the weather so far.
8:33 IST: Rohit Sharma was stumped by Tom Latham but his front foot remained in the crease. He is not out.
8:25 IST: FOUR!Shikhar Dhawan knocks it finely through the fine leg for a boundary. Both the openers have displayed a good performance so far. The 100-run partnership not too far from this point.
8:22 IST: SIX!! Sodhi bowls a short length delivery and Rohit Sharma hits it over the mid-wicket for a magnificent six. India are 72/0 in 12.4 overs.
8:17 IST: Colin de Grandhomme to bowl from the other end. The last time he played an ODI for New Zealand in November 2018, against Pakistan in Dubai. Can he give the Blackcaps a much-needed breakthrough?
8: 10 IST:Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan reach 50 after another excellent over. New Zealand Bowlers have bowled well but the Indian batsmen have fared well so far.
8:02 IST: FOUR! Cracking shot from Shikhar Dhawan. A boundary from the moment he hit it. Doug Bracewell bowls it too wide of the off-stump and Dhawan smashes it into the gap for an impressive boundary.
7:55 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma pulls it for a boundary after a short wide from Doug Bracewell.
7:51 IST: End of the over! India are 27 without loss after five overs. Rohit Sharma (13*) and Shikhar Dhawan (12*) have given India a confident start at Bay Oval.
7:41 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma hits it with a straight bat and the quick outfield gifts him a boundary. India are 15/0 in 2.2 overs.
7:39 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan ends the over with a boundary. The shot was well deflected down the leg side for quick runs, India reaches 11 without loss after first over.
7:30 IST: Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the crease to begin proceedings for India at Bay Oval. Trent Boult to open the attack for New Zealand.
7:10 IST: India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
7:16 IST: New Zealand Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
6.45 IST: Hello and Welcome to our live cricket coverage of the first ODI between New Zealand and India from the beautiful Bat Oval. Stay tuned for the toss, that shall take place at 700 hours.
After a near perfect beginning, India would look to tighten the noose around a struggling New Zealand with a barrage of spin in the second ODI on Saturday. New Zealand batsmen looked all at sea against India’s spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in their own backyard following a fiery spell from pacer Mohammad Shami in the opening ODI on Wednesday. The hosts seemed rusty against a team coming off a historic tour of Australia and know beating an in-form India will be steep climb at the Bay Oval. Before the sun stopped play for more than 30 minutes in the series opener, the Indian bowlers made merry with Kuldeep and Chahal sharing six wickets.
The team management played pace all-rounder Vijay Shankar at McClean Park but depending on the conditions, it can bring back Ravindra Jadeja. Ambati Rayudu, who scored an unbeaten 13 off 23 on Wednesday, is expected to get another opportunity following a not so productive run in the ODIs against Australia.
For India, the biggest plus to come out of the first ODI was Shikhar Dhawan regaining some form with the bat following a lean run Down Under. The southpaw scored an unbeaten 75 in the team’s comprehensive win and in the circumstances, it was a crucial knock.
The men in blue will now look to build on their winning momentum while hosts will aim to level the ongoing series when the sides meet at the Bay Oval.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (Captain), MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Hardik Pandya.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicket-keeper), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Henry Nicholls, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry.