India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Match Highlights: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul Fifties Propel India To Series-Clinching Win vs New Zealand
IND vs NZ T20 Highlights: India finished off the game with seven wickets in hand to clinch the three-match T20I series 2-0 against New Zealand in Ranchi at the JSCA International Stadium Complex.
India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Highlights: India finished off the game with seven wickets in hand to clinch the three-match series 2-0 against New Zealand in Ranchi at the JSCA International Stadium Complex. Chasing a target of 154 runs, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma put on a century stand for the first wicket to give Team India a solid platform to overhaul the visitor's target. Rahul departed for 65 runs while Rohit played a memorable knock of 55 before getting dismissed. India received a rare failure from Suryakumar Yadav but Rishabh Pant ensured that India crossed the finishing line with further delay.
Earlier, opting to bowl first, Indian bowlers restricted New Zealand to a total of 153/6 in 20 overs, despite an electric start from opener Martin Guptill, who surpassed Virat Kohli in the list of highest run-getters in T20Is. Guptill was dismissed for 31 by Deepak Chahar and the Indian spin duo of Axar Patel (1/26) and Ravichandran Ashwin (1/19) tightened the screws on the Blackcaps thereafter. Debutant Harshal Patel starred with the ball as he picked up the wickets of Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips to further dent Kiwis' progress. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar were taken for plenty in the powerplay but came back strong as India didn't allow New Zealand to post a big total.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field, citing the dew factor. Harshal Patel won a debut at the expense of Mohammed Siraj, who picked up an injury according to the Indian captain. Rohit Sharma started his journey as the full-time T20I captain of Team India in fine fashion with a five-wicket win in Jaipur. The new-look Indian team welcomed back the likes of Shreyas Iyer into the side, who was recovering from an injury. Venkatesh Iyer didn't have much to show as he stayed at the crease for a brief period in the last over of the match and also wasn't picked to bowl by Rohit.
Here are the two playing XIs
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Adam Milne, Trent Boult
India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel
India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Highlights From JSCA International Stadium Complex In Ranchi
- 22:54 (IST)Rishabh Pant finishes the match in style, India clinch series 2-0India Win By 7 Wickets !Rishabh Pant finished the game in his natural aggressive way and helped India go past the finishing line with seven wickets in handWith this win, India have also clinched the three-match series 2-0 with one last T20I scheduled to be played in KolkataThough India lost three wickets in quick succession in the latter half of the run-chase, the match never really looked out of their graspRahul and Rohit's fifty ensured India were always ahead in the chase while Pant finished the game in style
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- 21:02 (IST)NZ Post 153/6 in 20 overs as Indian bowlers bring the team back in death oversThe Indian bowlers got the team back into the game after a flying start by the Kiwis battersAshwin and Axar Patel starred in the middle-overs as well as the death to deflate the visitor's batting which looked quite inspired since the beginningIndia will be looking for a good start from KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma in their attempt to chase down 154 runs for victory in 20 overs and clinch the three-match series 2-0However, Boult and Southee will be tough to take on, specially in the initial overs
Glenn Phillips 34, Martin Guptill 31 and Daryl Mitchell 31 the top scorers in Ranchi. Time to bowl! Follow play LIVE in NZ on @skysportnz. LIVE scoring | https://t.co/GxGlAHEHiu #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/k75lp28B68— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 19, 2021
- 19:35 (IST)
- 18:56 (IST)A late debut for Harshal Patel in his career - He joins an elite listHarshal Patel has been handed his debut quite late in his career. He becomes the sixth oldest T20I debutant for IndiaPatel joins an elite list of players:38y 232d Rahul Dravid33y 221d Sachin Tendulkar31y 177d Sreenath Aravid31y 44d Stuart Binny31y 39d Murali Kartik30y 361d HARSHAL PATEL