PUNE – Indian cricket team defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the second One Day International game that took place at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Wednesday.
This win helped the Indian team to match the series score in ODI game. New Zealand defeated India by six wickets in Mumbai in the first match.
Indian Players Shikhar Dhawan (68), Dinesh Karthik (64 not out) clinched 68 and 64 not out score to help India win the match.
Rohit Sharma scored 22 runs and the player was send away by bowler Tim Southee as he took his wicket in the fifth over of game.
Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli’s partnership of 58-runs helped the team to score well but bowler Colin de Grandhomme dismissed him in the 14th over of game. Kohli clinched three fours and one six in the game.
Bowler Adam Milne released Dhawan in the 30th over of match. Shikhar Dhawan’s 84-ball 68 runs consisted of five fours and two sixes.
In the 41st over of game, New Zealand bowler Mitchell Santner beat Pandya when India was at a score of 204.
On the other hand, New Zealand’s middle-order batsmen Grandhomme (41), Henry Nicholls (42) and Tom Latham (38) scored well.
Indians dominated New Zealand team from the beginning of match.
Kiwi’s batmen Martin Guptill (11) and Colin Munro (10) clinched 20 runs together ahead of bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Guptill in the third over of match.
Earlier ODI superstars including Ross Taylor (21) and Tom Latham (38) couldn’t able to score well. Player Ross Tayler was sent back by Hardik Pandya in the 16th over of match.
Bowler Bhuvneshwar sent away Nicholls when the scoreboard of India was at 188.
Indian Bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar clinched three wickets whereas Bumrah took two wickets.