India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Highlights 2019: Rohit’s record equals series 1-1 to the half-century
India achieved the target of 159 runs for victory with seven balls remaining and easily achieved 3 wickets
After the bowling in the second T20 match played at the Eden Park Stadium in Auckland, Indian team did a great job in batting and beat New Zealand by 7 wickets. On Friday, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 158 for 8 wickets in 20 overs.
India achieved the target of 159 runs for victory with seven balls remaining and easily achieved 3 wickets.
Rishabh Pant (40 not out) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (unbeaten 20 runs) together brought team India to the winning ground. Vijay Shankar also scored 14 off 14 balls. In this way, in the second match of the three-match series, Bharatan scored a 7-wicket victory over New Zealand, scoring 1-1 in the series.
Opener Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan from India started a horrific half-century partnership. Rohit Sharma was dismissed by Tim Southee for 50 runs, while Shikhar Dhawan played 30 runs in an attempt to play the shot at Ferguson’s bouncer, giving him a catch to the Grandmaster. Vijay Shankar was caught by Darryl Mitchell at the bowling of Saadi.
Rohit became the highest run scorer in T20
Earlier, before being dismissed, Rohit Sharma played a brilliant inning of 50 runs in 29 balls with the help of 3 fours and 4 sixes. During this innings, he became the highest run-scorer batsman in T20 cricket. Rohit left behind New Zealand’s opener Martin Guptill’s record of 2272 runs
Kiwi did not get a good start
Kiwi captain Ken Williamson decided to bat first before winning the toss, but his openers did not give a good start to the team. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took the wicket of Tim Seifert (12), then Kunal Pandya removed another opener Colin Munro (12) to give New Zealand another blow. After this, Karnal gave Daryl Mitchell (1) LBW out. Immediately after that Captain Kane Williamson’s wicket was also taken by Krupal Pandya.
After four quick starts, Colin de Grandhomme took over the hosts’ innings and took a sharp semi-handed innings to score 125 runs. Grandhomme made the first half-century of T-20 career with 28 sixes and four sixes. With his teammate, Ross Taylor (42) continued his glorious form. It was unfortunate that Vijay Shankar was run out on the superb throw near the half-century. After this, Khalil Ahmed bowled Mitchell Santner for seven successive successes.
Both teams landed without change
India and New Zealand did not make any changes to their respective teams for today’s match. To stay in the series for India, winning this match was very important.