2nd T20I: India Crush New Zealand By 7 Wickets To Take 2-0 Lead
India produced an all-round performance to beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the second T20I and go 2-0 up in the five-match series.
New Zealand opted to bat after winning the toss and Martin Guptill (33 runs off 20 balls) finished as the joint top-scorer for his side. (All images courtesy: AFP)
Ravindra Jadeja spun a web around New Zealand batsmen in the middle overs and returned with figures of 2/18.
Ross Taylor (188 off 24) and Tim Seifert (33 off 26) couldn't provide the hosts with late fireworks which led to them finishing with a below par score.
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami bowled brilliantly in the death overs, helping India restrict New Zealand to 132/5.
Tim Southee removed Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli inside the powerplay to hand India a double blow.
KL Rahul (57* off 50 balls) batted with great maturity and scored his second consecutive fifty of the series.
Shreyas Iyer (44 off 33 balls) stitched a 86-run stand for the third wicket, helping India win the match by seven wickets, with 15 balls to spare.