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India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I Commentary, Live Updates

IND vs NZ, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
155/3 (17.2/20)
153/6 (20.0/20)
India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets
That's a wrap to this game. We look forward to your company on Sunday for the last T20I in Kolkata. The action will begin at 7 pm local (1.30 pm GMT) but you can join us in advance for the build-up. Cheers!
HARSHAL PATEL (4-0-25-2) IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! The debutant says that he was so engrossed in the process that he forgot to enjoy what's happening around but the feeling will sink in soon. Says that progress is gradual and slow and he had to build his game a lot as he was not exceptionally talented. Adds that with time, he found what works for him and built his own game. Feels that one does not need a lot of variations but one needs to execute the plans well. Mentions that he could not bowl those loopy slower balls in these conditions and that he would like to better his yorkers. Shares that he wants to do his processes right and enjoy all the success that comes his way.
Rohit Sharma, the Indian skipper, says that it has been a great effort from the entire unit. He adds that these were not easy conditions and credits his boys for their application and temperament out there in the middle. He says that they were under pressure at the start but they wanted just one wicket to put the brakes on and he had full faith in the quality of the spin bowlers in the team. Adds that playing for India, there is always pressure but says that his job on the field is to make the players comfortable. Mentions that everyone will get the opportunity but it is important to give the players who are now in the team some game time. He finally applauds Harshal Patel and says that he is happy for him that he has got the opportunity and has performed well in his debut game.
Tim Southee, the skipper of New Zealand, says that they got off to a great start but credits India by saying that they pulled back things nicely in the end. Adds that they had practised with the wet ball, they tried hard but says that India were too good. Tells us that they now will go to Kolkata and try to assess the conditions.
Presentation time...
KL Rahul, the top scorer for India, comes up for a chat. Says that they did well with the ball in the backend and pulled things back. Shares that they decided that the change in pace was the way to go. Adds that they played around with the field and were brave with the ball to restrict New Zealand to a below-par score. Mentions that he and Rohit Sharma give themselves a few overs to see what the pitch is doing and then decide the shot selection. States that they try to enjoy their batting and after the 10th over, they decided to cut loose and attack the bowlers. Further says that they try and see what is working best for them as a batting unit. Feels that they have a lot of firepower in the middle order and that gives the openers an extra cushion. On his partnership with Rohit and their key to success together, KL says that he enjoys batting with Rohit and is a big admirer of his batting. Tells us that they try to take the pressure off each other and he hopes to keep doing the same.
New Zealand fought well but again ended on the wrong side of the result. With the bat, they threw away the advantage after a fantastic Powerplay and only managed a below-par total. They only fetched 28 runs from the last 5 overs and this is something that cost them the most. Their bowling was decent, nothing extraordinary, as they failed to pick early wickets. The Kiwis did manage to gain some control in the first half of the chase with the ball but soon India attacked and everything went haywire for the tourists. Tim Southee was the only bowler who impressed with a 3-wicket haul as the rest struggled for control.
A clinical chase from India. They didn't go hammer and tongs at the start and concentrated on preserving the wickets. After the Powerplay, the Black Caps applied the choke and the required rate started to mount. But, Rohit Sharma decided to cut loose and soon, India were in full control of the chase. Both Rohit and KL Rahul played superbly and were once again involved in a century stand. Their knocks nearly put the chase to bed and despite losing a few quick wickets, the job done by the openers meant that the middle order could finish the game with plenty of balls to spare.
The Reign of Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid kicks off with a series win! The Indian openers looked so elegant with the bat as they continued their sublime form to seal not just the game but also this T20I series. The Kiwi skipper, Tim Southee, was the only bowler who bowled as the conditions demanded and was rewarded with 3 wickets, but it was all too late for them. India won the match very comfortably with Pant finishing things off in style.
17.2
6
James Neesham To Rishabh Pant
SIX! There comes Rishabh Pant's one-handed biggie and he seals the game as well as the series for India in his trademark style! A slower ball, on a length, around off. Pant skips down and lofts it back over the bowler's head for a maximum! INDIA WIN THE MATCH BY 7 WICKETS and they take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in this three-match T20I series.
17.1
6
James Neesham To Rishabh Pant
SIX! CRUNCHED! Full ball, outside off. Rishabh Pant reaches out and smacks it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum! He clears the ropes by a very small margin! India are only a hit away from victory now!
End Of The Over 17 : 143/3
6 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 016.4
  • 1 LB16.5
  • 416.6
V. Iyer
12 (11)
R. Pant
0 (4)
T. Boult
4-0-36-0
16.6
4
Trent Boult To Venkatesh Iyer
FOUR! Shortish outside off, Venkatesh Iyer looks to push it off the back foot towards covers but he gets a thick outside edge and the ball races away to the fence at third man. 11 runs needed off 18 balls.
16.5
lb
Trent Boult To Rishabh Pant
Leg bye! Good-length ball, down the leg side. Rishabh Pant misses his flick and the ball clips his thigh pad. The ball rolls away to the leg side for a leg bye.
16.4
0
Trent Boult To Rishabh Pant
Back of a length, around middle. Rishabh Pant looks to tuck it to the leg side but he misses and gets hit on the body. Pant is clearly struggling to find his timing.
16.3
0
Trent Boult To Rishabh Pant
Good-length ball, around off. Rishabh Pant skips down a bit and looks to defend but gets hit high on his thumb as the ball shoots off from the deck. That would have hurt but he is not showing much pain.
Review time! New Zealand have reviewed this for caught behind. No bat on that. They now check for LBW. But the impact is outside off.
16.2
0
Trent Boult To Rishabh Pant
NOT OUT! Fractionally short and around off, Rishabh Pant looks to heave it across the line but he fails to middle his shot properly. There is some sound as it goes to the keeper. The Kiwis appeal for caught behind but the umpire says no. Tim Southee opts for a review but the UltraEdge clearly shows that the ball had brushed the thigh pad and not the bat. The third umpire quickly checks for the lbw as well but the impact is well outside off.
16.1
1
Trent Boult To Venkatesh Iyer
Length ball, around middle. Venkatesh Iyer eases it to long on for a run.
Rishabh Pant walks out to bat.
End Of The Over 16 : 137/3
3 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • W15.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • W15.6
S. Yadav
1 (2)
V. Iyer
7 (9)
T. Southee
4-0-16-3
15.6
W
Tim Southee To Suryakumar Yadav OUT!
OUT! Chopped on! Back of a length, outside off. Suryakumar Yadav looks to cut it away from his body but gets a thick inside edge which rattles the off stump. A top outing for Southee, 4-0-16-3.
15.5
1
Tim Southee To Venkatesh Iyer
Full ball, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer works it towards long off for a single.
15.4
1
Tim Southee To Suryakumar Yadav
Length ball, around leg. Suryakumar Yadav clips it to fine leg and gets off the mark with a run.
Suryakumar Yadav will bat now.
15.3
W
Tim Southee To Rohit Sharma OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Soft dismissal and Rohit Sharma is absolutely distraught with himself! A touch short in length around off, sticking into the surface and Sharma gets deceived by it. He pushes it uppishly towards Martin Guptill at extra cover who takes a dolly there. End of a fine knock by the Indian skipper but he would have loved to finish the chase. 19 needed more off 27 balls.
15.2
1
Tim Southee To Venkatesh Iyer
Short of a length, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer stays back and punches it towards deep cover for a single.
15.1
0
Tim Southee To Venkatesh Iyer
Length ball, around off. Venkatesh Iyer pushes it to mid off.
End Of The Over 15 : 134/1
12 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 414.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 614.6
R. Sharma
55 (35)
V. Iyer
5 (6)
A. Milne
3-0-39-0
14.6
6
Adam Milne To Rohit Sharma
SIX! WOW! What a way to bring up your fifty! Milne bangs it into the deck, around leg. Rohit Sharma stays back and plays his trademark hook shot over fine leg to collect a maximum. His 25th T20I fifty.
14.5
1
Adam Milne To Venkatesh Iyer
Length ball, angling in from middle. Venkatesh Iyer turns it to wide mid on for a hesitant run.
14.4
0
Adam Milne To Venkatesh Iyer
Back of a length, around off. Venkatesh Iyer looks to tuck it on the leg side but he misses and gets hit high on his body. The ball rolls away to the off side.
14.3
4
Adam Milne To Venkatesh Iyer
FOUR! Streaky, but Venkatesh Iyer won't mind that! He finally gets off the mark! Good-length ball, just outside off. Iyer looks to punch it through covers but he gets a thick inside edge and the ball goes past the keeper and races away to the fence at fine leg.
14.2
0
Adam Milne To Venkatesh Iyer
Good-length ball, around middle. Venkatesh Iyer hangs back and pushes it back to the bowler.
14.1
1
Adam Milne To Rohit Sharma
Back of a length, jagging back in from outside off. Rohit Sharma is cramped for room as he tries to cut it. The ball goes towards point and the batters take one.
End Of The Over 14 : 122/1
6 Runs
  • 113.1
  • W13.2
  • 4 LB13.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
V. Iyer
0 (2)
R. Sharma
48 (33)
T. Southee
3-0-13-1
13.6
0
Tim Southee To Venkatesh Iyer
Swing and a miss! Back of a length, jagging back in from outside off. Venkatesh Iyer stands tall and looks to punch it through covers but he misses. 32 runs needed off 36 balls.
13.5
0
Tim Southee To Venkatesh Iyer
Good-length delivery, angling in from off. Venkatesh Iyer stays back and pushes it to cover.
13.4
1
Tim Southee To Rohit Sharma
Back of a length, around leg. Rohit Sharma tucks it behind square on the leg side for a run.
13.3
lb
Tim Southee To Rohit Sharma
FOUR LEG BYES! Short ball, around middle. Rohit Sharma looks to pull but he misses and gets hit on his right shoulder. The ball races away past the keeper and goes into the fence.
Venkatesh Iyer walks out to bat now.
13.2
W
Tim Southee To KL Rahul OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Tim Southee strikes and the Kiwis finally get the breakthrough! A slower ball, banged into the pitch, around off. KL Rahul sits back and looks to heave it over deep mid-wicket but he does not middle it. The ball takes the splice of the bat and lobs up in the air. Glenn Phillips at deep square leg settles under it and takes a good catch.
13.1
1
Tim Southee To Rohit Sharma
Good-length ball, on the pads. Rohit Sharma tickles it uppishly towards fine leg for a single.
Tim Southee (2-0-11-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 13 : 116/0
11 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 612.3
  • 112.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
R. Sharma
46 (30)
KL Rahul
65 (48)
M. Santner
4-0-33-0
12.6
1
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
A low full toss, outside off. Rohit Sharma strokes it towards sweeper cover and keeps the strike for the next over. 38 runs needed off 42 balls.
12.5
1
Mitchell Santner To KL Rahul
Flatter ball, around middle and leg. KL Rahul backs away and works it towards long on for a single.
12.4
1
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
Tossed up, outside off. Rohit Sharma gets down on his knees, reaches out and paddles it behind square on the leg side for a run.
12.3
6
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
SIX! High and handsome! Sharma backs away to the leg side so Santner follows him with a flatter ball. Sharma rocks back and pulls it over the square leg fence.
12.2
1
Mitchell Santner To KL Rahul
Tossed up, on the pads. Rahul works it to long on for one.
12.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
Full ball, on the pads. Worked past short fine leg for one.
End Of The Over 12 : 105/0
13 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 1 WD11.4
  • 411.4
  • 111.5
  • 411.6
KL Rahul
63 (46)
R. Sharma
37 (26)
T. Boult
3-0-31-0
11.6
4
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
FOUR! Wonderfully played! Slower ball, on a length, down the leg side. Rahul clips it past short fine leg and the ball runs to the fence. India's game to lose now. They need 49 in 8 overs.
11.5
1
Trent Boult To Rohit Sharma
Length ball, on the pads. Worked past square leg for a single.
11.4
4
Trent Boult To Rohit Sharma
FOUR! Brilliantly played! Yorker, on off. Sharma carves it towards point. The man in the deep runs to his left and dives but cannot stop it. Boundary and that brings up the 100-run stand between these two!
11.4
wd
Trent Boult To Rohit Sharma
Short ball, down the leg side. Sharma goes for the pull but the ball zips over his head. Tim Seifert does well to gather it. Wide called.
11.3
1
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
A very full ball, outside off. Rahul drills it to long off for one.
11.2
1
Trent Boult To Rohit Sharma
Short of a length, on leg. Sharma slaps it to long on for one.
11.1
1
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
Full ball, on the pads. Flicked to fine leg for one.
Change. Trent Boult (2-0-18-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 11 : 92/0
13 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 610.2
  • 410.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
KL Rahul
57 (43)
R. Sharma
31 (23)
A. Milne
2-0-27-0
10.6
1
Adam Milne To KL Rahul
Back of a length around leg, KL lifts his front leg and glances it down to long leg for one. 29 runs in the last two overs and India have brought the required rate under 7.
10.5
1
Adam Milne To Rohit Sharma
Short in length and outside off, lack of bounce, Rohit adjusts well and pulls it all along the ground to deep square leg for a run.
10.4
1
Adam Milne To KL Rahul
A yorker around middle, it's squeezed down through mid on for a single.
10.3
4
Adam Milne To KL Rahul
FOUR! Pace on the ball and punished. Short and around middle, angling down, KL Rahul swivels on the back foot and hammer-pulls it behind square leg for a boundary. Lovely placement, bisecting the two fielders in the deep.
10.2
6
Adam Milne To KL Rahul
SIX! KL Rahul has smashed a flat maximum. Reached his fifty off 40 balls. Fuller in length and outside off, Rahul attacks it well and smacks it over extra cover for a biggie.
10.1
0
Adam Milne To KL Rahul
Lands it on a length and close to off, Rahul defends it back from the inside portion of his bat.
Drinks! A solid start by the Indian openers and they are well on track to chase down the target. The momentum was slipping away a bit but the last over has turned the tide a bit in India's favour. A couple of big overs will probably seal the deal for the hosts here. New Zealand, on the other hand, need quick wickets and they need wickets in bulk.
End Of The Over 10 : 79/0
16 Runs
  • 69.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 69.4
  • 19.5
  • 19.6
KL Rahul
45 (38)
R. Sharma
30 (22)
M. Santner
3-0-22-0
9.6
1
Mitchell Santner To KL Rahul
Shortish and around off, punched from the crease to deep cover for a single. 16 from the over, a much-needed one for India. At the halfway mark, this match is interestingly poised. 75 needed off 60 balls but on this pitch, it's a matter of one wicket. Not easy to play shots here.
9.5
1
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
PUT DOWN! Rohit Sharma survives - life is granted to him by his Mumbai teammate, Trent Boult. Santner delivers it full and around off, Rohit Sharma tries to slog across the line but it takes the top edge and flies behind the bowler. Boult comes running in from long on but fails to catch the ball with a slide. Usually, Trent Boult is known to take fantastic catches and he will be disappointed with this effort. A run is taken.
9.4
6
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
SIX! The Hitman is flexing his muscles! Arm ball from Santner, around off and skidding in, Rohit Sharma clears his front leg and smokes it over mid-wicket for a handsome biggie. The crowd is enjoying it. This is brilliant batting.
9.3
1
Mitchell Santner To KL Rahul
Short and around off, it's fired in by Santner, Rahul cuts it through point for one.
9.2
1
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
Flatter and around off, Sharma again steps back to create room and then slaps it to sweeper cover for a single. The intentions are clear now from India, they need to up the scoring ante.
9.1
6
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
SIX! The pressure was building and India needed this biggie. Short and around middle, skidding on with the arm of the bowler, Rohit Sharma steps back to make room and rockets it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
End Of The Over 9 : 63/0
6 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 28.6
KL Rahul
43 (36)
R. Sharma
16 (18)
I. Sodhi
2-0-13-0
8.6
2
Ish Sodhi To KL Rahul
A long hop from Sodhi, around middle, Rahul pulls it towards wide long on and collects a couple of runs.
8.5
1
Ish Sodhi To Rohit Sharma
Not easy to middle the shots. Full and flighted around middle, Rohit dances down the track for a big heave-ho but gets too close to the pitch of the ball. He ends up dragging it off the inner edge to mid-wicket. They cross.
The umpires are having a good look at the ball as the seam of the ball seems to have swollen up. Out comes the fourth umpire with a set of new balls.
8.4
1
Ish Sodhi To KL Rahul
Loopy and on middle, fuller in length, Rahul wrists it in front of square leg for a single.
8.3
1
Ish Sodhi To Rohit Sharma
Another full toss that has not been put away, this time by Rohit. He heaves it over mid-wicket and it's stopped on one bounce by the fielder in the deep. A single.
8.2
1
Ish Sodhi To KL Rahul
Full and around leg, knocked down to long on for a run.
8.1
0
Ish Sodhi To KL Rahul
Terrific delivery. Nicely tossed up and it lands very full, almost a yorker around off, KL digs it out back towards the bowler.
End Of The Over 8 : 57/0
5 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 27.2
  • 07.3
  • 1 LB7.4
  • 17.5
  • 07.6
R. Sharma
14 (16)
KL Rahul
39 (32)
M. Santner
2-0-6-0
7.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
Arm ball, around off and skidding in, Rohit stands back and pushes it towards the bowler. Santner collects the ball and that's the end of a tidy over from him.
7.5
1
Mitchell Santner To KL Rahul
Darts it in, short and around off, Rahul goes deep inside the crease and forces it to sweeper cover for a single.
7.4
lb
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
Floated one, full and sliding down the leg side, Sharma attempts to play the paddle sweep but misses. It brushes his pads and rolls behind square leg. They cross for a leg bye as Mitchell Santner puts in a muted appeal.
7.3
0
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
Quicker through the air, short and flat on middle, Sharma goes on the back foot and plays it down to mid-wicket.
7.2
2
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
Santner delivers it full and around middle, Rohit makes room and strokes it through extra cover for a couple of runs.
7.1
1
Mitchell Santner To KL Rahul
Fuller and around off, Rahul presses forward and drives it square of the wicket on the off side for a single.
Mitchell Santner comes back to bowl. 2 runs came off his first over.
End Of The Over 7 : 52/0
7 Runs
  • 26.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
KL Rahul
37 (30)
R. Sharma
12 (12)
I. Sodhi
1-0-7-0
6.6
1
Ish Sodhi To KL Rahul
A full toss and KL has failed to put it away. He only manages to drag it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
6.5
1
Ish Sodhi To Rohit Sharma
Tossed up around off, fuller in length, Sharma drives it with the spin to sweeper cover for one.
6.4
1
Ish Sodhi To KL Rahul
A touch flat and full, around leg, it's eased down through mid on for a run. 50 up for India! Another solid alliance between Rohit and Rahul, their 5th 50-run stand in a row, informs Murali Kartik on air.
6.3
1
Ish Sodhi To Rohit Sharma
Floated and full around off, Sharma leans and knocks it down to long on for one.
6.2
1
Ish Sodhi To KL Rahul
Flat and short again, on middle, Rahul goes on the back foot again and punches it to long on for a single.
6.1
2
Ish Sodhi To KL Rahul
Aerial but past the bowler in a flash! Short and around off, KL Rahul rocks back and blazes it back past the bowler, near taking Sodhi's head. The ball scurries to long off and they take two. The replays showed that the ball swerved a bit in the air and hence went away from Sodhi. Lucky escape for Ish. Southee sees the funny side of that incident.
Ish Sodhi comes to bowl now.
End Of The Over 6 : 45/0
10 Runs
  • 65.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 15.4
  • 1 WD5.5
  • 05.5
  • 15.6
KL Rahul
32 (26)
R. Sharma
10 (10)
T. Boult
2-0-18-0
5.6
1
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
Short of a length, on the pads. Rahul pulls it away. Daryl Mitchell runs to his right from deep square leg, he slides and keeps it to one. That ends the Powerplay and India are 45 without loss. Good start for them.
5.5
0
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
Full ball, outside off. Rahul carves it to covers. There is a fumble but no run is taken.
5.5
wd
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
Short ball, down the leg side. The ball goes way over Rahul and it is called a wide.
5.4
1
Trent Boult To Rohit Sharma
Length ball, on the pads. Sharma works it to deep mid-wicket for one.
5.3
0
Trent Boult To Rohit Sharma
Yorker, just outside off. Sharma blocks it with ease.
5.2
1
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
Fuller ball, on off. KL Rahul drives it down the ground. The man at mid off dives to his right and gets his hand to it. The ball ricochets towards mid on and they get one.
5.1
6
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
SIX! Slapped! Rahul is looking in great touch out there! Short of a length, angling across off. Rahul backs away to the leg side and creates room. He then slaps it over the cover fence and the ball flies all the way.
Trent Boult (1-0-8-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 5 : 35/0
3 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 14.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
KL Rahul
24 (22)
R. Sharma
9 (8)
T. Southee
2-0-11-0
4.6
1
Tim Southee To KL Rahul
Length ball, around off. Pushed past mid on for one.
4.5
0
Tim Southee To KL Rahul
Another appeal by Southee! Length ball, wide outside off. Rahul goes hard at it with his hands but misses. The keeper gathers it and they appeal. But the umpire is unmoved.
4.4
1
Tim Southee To Rohit Sharma
Short ball, outside off. Sharma pulls it to the right of deep mid-wicket. The fielder runs across and keeps it to one.
4.3
0
Tim Southee To Rohit Sharma
Length ball, on off. Pushed to covers.
4.2
0
Tim Southee To Rohit Sharma
Full ball, on the pads. Worked past mid-wicket for one.
4.1
1
Tim Southee To KL Rahul
Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Rahul punches it away. The man at point dives but does not stop it. There is protection in the deep so just a single.
Tim Southee returns. 8 runs came off his first over!
End Of The Over 4 : 32/0
14 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 1 WD3.2
  • 43.2
  • 13.3
  • 63.4
  • 13.5
  • 13.6
KL Rahul
22 (19)
R. Sharma
8 (5)
A. Milne
0.5-0-10-0
3.6
1
Adam Milne To KL Rahul
Back of a length, around off. Rahul stands tall and taps it towards backward point for one.
3.5
1
Adam Milne To Rohit Sharma
Short of a length, outside off. Cut away to deep point for one.
3.4
6
Adam Milne To Rohit Sharma
SIX! There she goes! The Rohit Sharma pull shot! Short of a length, wide outside off. He pulls it across the line, keeps it aerially and the ball goes over the square leg fence.
3.3
1
Adam Milne To KL Rahul
Length ball, on the pads. Rahul works it past square leg for one.
3.2
4
Adam Milne To KL Rahul
FOUR! Pumped! Full ball, on the pads. Bread and butter for Rahul as he flicks it aerially to the mid-wicket fence.
3.2
wd
Adam Milne To KL Rahul
An attempted slower one, but this goes way outside off. Left alone and called a wide.
3.1
0
Adam Milne To KL Rahul
Fuller ball, on off. Rahul pushes it to mid on.
Adam Milne is into the attack.
End Of The Over 3 : 18/0
2 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
R. Sharma
1 (3)
KL Rahul
16 (15)
M. Santner
1-0-2-0
2.6
0
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
Mitchell Santner finishes well! Tossed up, on leg. There is some extra bounce as Sharma looks to block. It hits the shoulder of the bat and drops dead on the pitch.
2.5
0
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
Darted on the pads. Sharma looks to whip it away but gets hit on the pads. A good over by Santner so far.
2.4
1
Mitchell Santner To KL Rahul
Pushed quicker through the air, around off. Pushed to the left of the long off fielder for one.
2.3
0
Mitchell Santner To KL Rahul
Loopy ball, around off. Tapped to covers by Rahul.
2.2
0
Mitchell Santner To KL Rahul
Rahul backs away to the leg side so Santner follows him. It's pushed to covers by Rahul.
2.1
1
Mitchell Santner To Rohit Sharma
Loopy ball, on off. Sharma looks to work it away but gets it off the inner half of the bat to short fine leg for one.
Mitchell Santner comes to bowl now.
End Of The Over 2 : 16/0
8 Runs
  • 41.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 01.5
  • 41.6
KL Rahul
15 (12)
R. Sharma
0 (0)
T. Boult
1-0-8-0
1.6
4
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
FOUR! KL Rahul started the over with a majestic drive and he ends it in the same fashion! Length ball, just outside off. He leans into it, offers the full face of the bat and drives it past mid off for a boundary. That shot was a treat to the eyes.
1.5
0
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
On a length, angling across the right-hander. Rahul stands tall and pushes it towards point.
1.4
0
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
Rahul chops this length ball to the right of the keeper. He looks for one but is sent back.
1.3
0
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
Fuller ball, on off. Rahul pushes it to cover. The fielder dives and stops the ball.
1.2
0
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
Short of a length, around off. Rahul blocks it out with ease.
1.1
4
Trent Boult To KL Rahul
FOUR! Glorious stroke! Length ball, outside off. Rahul leans into it and drives it perfectly through covers for a boundary.
Who will bowl from the other end? Trent Boult it is.
End Of The Over 1 : 8/0
8 Runs
  • 40.1
  • 20.2
  • 1 WD0.3
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
KL Rahul
7 (6)
R. Sharma
0 (0)
T. Southee
1-0-8-0
0.6
1
Tim Southee To KL Rahul
Full ball, on off. Rahul punches it straight down the ground. Southee gets his right hand down and gets something on it. The ball goes past him and they get one.
0.5
0
Tim Southee To KL Rahul
Shorter ball, outside off. Rahul rises with the bounce and cuts it to point.
0.4
0
Tim Southee To KL Rahul
On a length, just outside off. Rahul punches it to covers.
0.3
0
Tim Southee To KL Rahul
Length ball, on off. Blocked out.
0.3
wd
Tim Southee To KL Rahul
Big appeal by Tim Southee! Full ball, down the leg side. KL Rahul misses the flick. Southee puts in a big appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. Wide called. UltraEdge shows that it clipped the pads.
There seems to be some problem at the keeper's end! There is a dent behind the stumps near the stump mic area. It looks like things are sorted out and we are good to resume.
0.2
2
Tim Southee To KL Rahul
Short of a length, outside off. Rahul chops it past point. He gets a couple of runs.
0.1
4
Tim Southee To KL Rahul
FOUR! Edged and a boundary! Full ball, lands outside off and swings away. Rahul goes for the drive but gets the outside edge. The ball goes past the two slips and runs to the fence.
Match Info
  • Venue JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Indiawon the toss and elected to field
  • Result India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets
  • Player of the Match Harshal Patel
  • Umpire Anil Chaudhary (IND), Jayaraman Madanagopal (IND) and KN Ananthapadmanabhan (IND)
  • Referee Manu Nayyar (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: New Zealand 153/6 in 20.0 overs
  • New Zealand 150/6 in 19.2 overs
  • New Zealand 102/3 in 12.6 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): New Zealand 64/1
  • New Zealand 50/1 in 4.3 overs
  • India 155/3 in 17.2 overs
  • R Sharma 25th T20I fifty: 55 runs in 35 balls (1x4) (5x6)
  • KL Rahul 16th T20I fifty: 51 runs in 40 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • India 79/0 in 10.0 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 40 balls between KL Rahul (36) and R Sharma (11)
  • India 50/0 in 6.4 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): India 45/0
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PlayerRunsAvg.
Rohit Sharma IND15953.00
Martin Guptill NZ15250.66
Mark Chapman NZ8428.00
KL Rahul IND8040.00
Suryakumar Yadav IND6321.00
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Harshal Patel IND47.28
Tim Southee NZ47.00
Axar Patel IND46.00
Mitchell Santner NZ46.58
Ravichandran Ashwin IND35.25
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