India vs New Zealand 2nd T20: In the second T20 played in Ranchi, India defeated New Zealand by seven wickets. With this, Team India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. New Zealand had scored 153 runs for six wickets in 20 overs after playing first. In response, India chased down the target in 17.2 overs.
KL Rahul scored the highest 65 runs for India. At the same time, captain Rohit Sharma played an innings of 55 runs. Both shared 117 runs for the first wicket in 13.2 overs. Rahul hit six fours and two sixes in his innings of 49 balls. At the same time, Rohit hit one four and five sixes in his innings of 36 balls. With this, Rohit got 454 sixes in international cricket. Rohit is the first Indian to hit more than 450 sixes in international cricket.
After getting a great start, Rohit called young all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer to bat at number three. He returned unbeaten on 12 runs off 11 balls with 2 fours. Apart from this, Rishabh Pant also returned unbeaten on 12 runs with 2 sixes.
Such was New Zealand’s innings
Martin Guptill and Darrell Mitchell gave New Zealand a stormy start after losing the toss and opting to bat first. Both added 48 runs for the first wicket in 4.2 overs. Guptill was dismissed for 31 runs with the help of three fours and two sixes. During this, Guptill’s strike rate was 206.67. At the same time, Mitchell scored 31 runs in 28 balls.
New Zealand’s score in the power play was beyond 60. At the same time, the Kiwi team had scored 80 runs in 9 overs. After this, the Indian bowlers made a great comeback and took wickets at regular intervals. During this, Mark Chapman 21, Glenn Phillips 34, Tim Seifert 13 and James Neeson were dismissed for 03 runs.
At the same time, debut man Harshal Patel bowled brilliantly for India. He took two wickets for just 25 runs in his four overs. Apart from this, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got one success each. India had won the first T20. In such a situation, if the Kiwi team loses, then there will be a series in the name of India.