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Jan 22, 2014
India aim to fight back and level the series as they face New Zealand in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Hamilton on Wednesday. The Indians were defeated by 24 runs in the first encounter at Napier in the five-match series. Only Virat Kohli shined for the Men in Blue scoring his 18th ODI ton.
India and New Zealand have played thrice on this ground. Twice the Kiwis won the match (in 1981 and 2003) and the last time they played in 2009, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir ripped apart the New Zealand bowling to register a 10-wicket win.
The Indians can go in to this match expecting a green top, and as much as the New Zealand pacers will be looking to exploit the conditions.
New Zealand: Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (c), Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan.
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.
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