India vs New Zealand 2019 – Rohit Sharma scored a half-century after becoming the leading run-scorer in T20 International cricket as India defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the second T20I at Eden Park to level the three-match series 1-1 on Friday. Rishabh Pant was unbeaten on 40 with MS Dhoni not out on 20 as the visitors chased down the 159-run target with seven balls to spare. Earlier, Colin de Grandhomme top-scored for New Zealand with 50 runs as New Zealand managed to score 158 for eight in their allotted 20 overs. Spinner Krunal Pandya claimed three wickets for India, while Khaleel Ahmed chipped in with two scalps in the final over.
India vs New Zealand 2019
The parsimonious Krunal (3/28 in 4 overs) dismissed Colin Munro (12) and skipper Kane Williamson (20) to peg the Black Caps back. In between, Krunal also got the controversial wicket of Daryl Mitchell (1), who fell pray to an umpiring howler, when ‘Hotspot’ showed a clear inside edge onto the pads. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had won the toss and elected to bat against India. Both India and New Zealand were unchanged for the match. India were beaten by 80 runs in the series opener in Wellington on Wednesday.
India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: Krunal Pandya
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