Highlights, IND vs NZ 2nd ODI: India Beat New Zealand By 90 Runs To Take 2-0 Lead

Updated: 26 January 2019 14:46 IST

Highlights: India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI: India won the second ODI by 90 runs.

Highlights, IND vs NZ 2nd ODI: India Beat New Zealand By 90 Runs To Take 2-0 Lead
Highlights, India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI: Kuldeep Yadav claimed four wickets for India. © Twitter/BCCI

Following an impressive show by openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, India bowlers displayed tremendous grit to bundle out New Zealand for 234 in 40.2 overs, 90 runs short of the target, in the second One Day International at Bay Oval to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who had claimed four wickets in India's win in the first ODI in Napier, again took four wickets to lead the visitors' bowling attack in Mount Maunganui. Fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal picked up two wickets each, while Mohammed Shami and Kedar Jadhav chipped in with a wicket each. Tail-ender Doug Bracewell scored 57 runs and was the only fifty-plus scorer in the New Zealand batting line-up. Earlier, India rode on fifties by Rohit and Dhawan to score 324 for four in their allotted 50 overs. Rohit Sharma top-scored for India with 87 runs and stitched a 154-run stand with opener Shikhar Dhawan, who contributed with a 66-run knock. MS Dhoni (48*) and Kedar Jadhav (22*) were at the crease as India posted a strong total after opting to bat at Bay Oval. Captain Virat Kohli missed out on his 49th ODI half-century on a third consecutive occasion and lost his wicket for 43 runs. India's number four batsman Ambati Rayudu fell three runs short of his 10th ODI fifty as he was dismissed for 47 runs. For New Zealand, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson claimed two wickets each. Earlier, India clinched the first ODI in Napier convincingly, thanks to a Dhawan masterclass. (SCORECARD)

New Zealand new-ball bowler Trent Boult spoke before the match of a need to put pressure on India from the start but his opening delivery, after India won the toss and chose to bat, was a juicy half volley which Sharma edged through the vacant first slip for four. He finished with nine fours and three sixes and brought up his 38th ODI half-century lofting Lochie Ferguson over the boundary. 

Dhawan completed his 27th fifty with a two off Colin de Grandhomme and celebrated with boundaries off the next two deliveries. But he was gone soon after when he edged a wide Boult delivery to wicketkeeper Tom Latham. 

Sharma's was also a soft dismissal when he jabbed a loose Ferguson delivery to de Grandhomme at square leg.

Following the dismissals of Kohli and Rayudu India were in danger of not reaching 300 until Dhoni opened up in partnership with Kedar Jadhav.

The pair put on 35 runs in the last two overs.

Ind vs NZ, 2nd ODI Live Score

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That is it from this game. Both teams have a one day's break, with the third ODI scheduled at this same venue on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 3 pm local (0200 GMT). India look roaring good for 3-0. Can the Black Caps fight and keep the series alive? Do join us for that game. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

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Virat Kohli says that it was a clinical performance. Mentions that it was a par total on this pitch and it was a balanced performance by them which is really pleasing. On the batting plans, Kohli adds that after the second drinks break, he decided to go hard but then he got out and the next batsman coming in took time to get going. These are the areas they need to improve, he mentions. Adds that they were 1-0 up in the series and had nothing much to lose. Lauds all his bowlers. States that Kuldeep and Chahal bowl with a lot of heart and they are always figuring out a way to get the batsmen out. Feels that this mindset is really helping them. Smiles and says that he is looking forward to a break from cricket after the next ODI.

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Kane Williamson does not look too disappointed. He walks forward for an interview. Mentions that it's a little bit frustrating for the way they are losing. Credits India for the way they played. Adds that they showed glimpses in the chase but never really kicked on. Praises his bowlers, mainly Ish Sodhi and Doug Bracewell. Feels that it's two games in a row where they have not gained any control. States that some of their dismissals were a result of going too hard. On this sort of ground, Williamson reckons that wickets in hand would be the key and that's the lesson they are taking from this game.

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ROHIT SHARMA has been named the MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he is feeling good and winning the match was really important. First ball was really interesting as he didn't know how the pitch will behave. Adds that it was a par score, not a winning score and credits the Indian bowlers. Further says that he enjoys batting with Dhawan and mentions that they understand each other's game. Feels getting 325 is always a good effort. On the venue, he replies that it's a beautiful stadium and feels that it's always nice to play in an open ground.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Another highly hyped New Zealand-India ODI. Another one-sided contest. Another disappointment. Sigh. Having seen the way the India-Australia series panned out, this is a sheer let down.

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Yuzvendra Chahal to Lockie Ferguson

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 Shankar's throat in the deep. The Men in Blue had to work really hard for the last two wickets, took them 57 balls. Anyway, they go 2-0 up in the series after yet another dominating performance.

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Yuzvendra Chahal to Lockie Ferguson

Full and flighted on off, Ferguson defends it off his front foot.

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