India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Live score

14:26pm: ALL OVER! Chahal takes the final wicket. New Zealand bowled out for 234. India beat them by 90 runs to take 2-0 lead in the series.

14:22pm: New Zealand 9 down for 224. Doug Bracewell’s entertaining knock of 57 comes to an end. Bhuvneshwar gets his second wicket.

14:10pm: Fifty for Doug Bracewell. He isn’t willing to throw in the towel just yet. A little cameo he’s playing here scoring five fours and three sixes and helping New Zealand get past 200.

13:51pm: TWO WICKETS IN TWO BALLS FOR INDIA! The pressure of a steep asking rate is reflecting on the shot selection if New Zealand. Kuldeep continues to have a field day, dismissing Henry Nicholls and Ish Sodhi off consecutive balls. He has figures of 4 for 15. New Zealand 8 down for 166.

13:37pm: OUT! Kuldeep picks up his second wicket to dismiss Colin de Grandhomme. New Zealand struggling at 146 for 6. It all seems to be going downhill for the hosts. The previous delivery, a wrong one, Grandhomme attempted to go for the big one but missed connecting. The next one however, another googly, was connected but it didn’t have enough power to clear the mid wicket fence. Ambati Rayudu, stationed there, took a safe catch inches inside the ropes.

13:26pm: WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav strikes in his second over as a couragerous effort from Tom Latham comes to an end. Flights it well and Latham, attempting to come down the wicket, gets done in by the speed and the ball hits him on the back pad. The finger goes up immediately and New Zealand lose their fifth wicket for 136.

13:21pm: The required run-rate has escalated to over seven an over. Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls have been asssinged the rather herculean task of getting New Zealand back in the game. India however are leaving nothing to chance. Kuldeep Yadav into the attack and the plan seems obvious: Once again to spin New Zealand out.

13:04pm: WICKET! And it’s the man with the golden arm, Kedar Jadhav, who has taken all but one ball to strike. New Zealand lose a big wicket in Ross Taylor, who is out stumped for 22. The replays showed that Taylor’s foot was in the air when MSD took the bails off. New Zealand have lost a crucial player and they are struggling at 100 for 4.

12:49pm: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal removes Colin Munro to leave New Zealand at 84/3. Poor shot selection from the opener, who opts for a reverse sweep and it out LBW. He goes up to Ross Taylor for a chat concerning a review, but he was caught right in front. And Taylor knew it. The legspinner strikes in his third over.

12:31pm: 10 overs gone, New Zealand 63 for 2. In a chase as big as this, Bhuvneshwar bowled a maiden over to Colin Munro before the left-hander dispatched Vijay Shankar for consecutive boundaries in the 10th over.

12:21pm: WICKET! Williamson goes. Oh that’s a huge wicket for India. The New Zealand skipper was looking so good until he chopped a delivery from Mohammed Shami on to his stumps. Earlier in the over, Williamson had taken Shami for consecutive sixes, followed by a boundary. But perhaos the rush of adrenaline got the better of the New Zealand skipper. Short ball, outside off, and what does Williamson do? He plays on. New Zealand 51 for 2.

12:08pm: WICKET! And Guptill’s luck runs out. He top edges edges Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Yuzvendra Chahal at third man, where the legspinner judges it well and just about hangs on to it while falling on the ground. Early breakthrough for India. New Zealand 23 for 1 in 5 overs.

12:02pm: Edged and did it carry? No quite, drops centimeters short of Rohit Sharma at slips. Martin Guptill living dangerously. A couple of tidy overs from Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

11:57am: Three overs gone and New Zealand are 19/0. Martin Guptill takes two boundaries off Bhuvneshwar Kumar before he was dropped by MS Dhoni. Plenty happening already.

11:48am: We’re back. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are out there. So are the Indian players. Mohammed Shami provided the hosts a wonderful start in the first one-dayer. Bhuvneshwar running in.

11:08am: So New Zealand require 325 to level the series. India started strongly with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan brining up their 13th century stand in ODIs, but both missed failed to capitalise their starts. Having lost both openers, India forged a strong partnership between captain Virat Kohli and Ambati  Rayudu but New Zealand did well to stop the flow of runs. They were extremely tough to get away with between Overs 41 to 45 but Dhoni and Jadhav gave India a push in the final four overs of the innings to get them over 320. Have India got enough? Join us soon for their chase.

11:02am: End of the innings. India finish on 324/4, a total they’d be pleased with having gone Overs 43 to 46 without a boundary. MS Dhoni cannot get to his half-century, remains unbeaten two short of it. The last over fetched India 21 runs, with Kedar Jadhav collecting 14 off the first three deliveries to remain unbeaten on 22 off 10.

10:58am: WHAM! Six from Dhoni as India reach 303 for 4 with one over to go. Dhoni is eight short of what will be his fourth consecutive half-century.

10:50am: Final two over remain. Dhoni and Jadhav have the task of getting India to at least 320. The former India captain starts well with a four but has to Ferguson follows with three DOT BALLS.

10:44am: WICKET! India lose their fourth for 271 runs. Ambati Rayudu out caught and bowled, giving Lockie Ferguson his second wicket. Good stuff from New Zealand, picking up a wicket everytime India threaten to consolidate. Kedar Jadhav is the new man in, joining MS Dhoni. India still 24 away from 300 and four overs remain. How much can they get?

10:41am: New Zealand are hitting back well in the final 10 overs. The 46th over is underway and India have not found a boundary in the last three overs. Dhoni and Rayudu just seem a little stuck. India still some 30-odd runs away from 300.

10:14am: Wicket! India lose their captain for 43. A timely breakthrough for New Zealand. Boult drops it in short and Kohli offers a top edge to be out caught at deep fine leg. Crucial wicket this for New Zealand as Kohli and Rayudu had put on 64 in quick time. India 236 for 3.

10:10am: India beginning to p350 ick up pace. The scoring rate has surprassed six an over and Kohli and Rayudu are looking a lot more assured. The India captain has moved to 42 off 43, whereas Rayudu is striking the ball at over a 100. India should surely target 350 here onwards.

9:45am: Back-to-back boundaries for Ambati Rayudu. India just getting back into the groove with him and Kohli in the middle. There’s been so much talk about Rayudu cementing his place in the team at No.4 and this is a great opportunity for him to get some runs.

9:30am: WICKET! India lose Rohit Sharma for 87. Second wicket in quick succession for New Zealand. Slighytly slower from Ferguson and Rohit picks out the fielder at deep square leg. Misses out on another century, which could have been his first against New Zealand. India 172/2 and New Zealand have a chance to regroup with two new batsmen.

9:16am: GONE! India lose their first wicket for 154. It’s taken over 25 overs but New Zealand finally have a breakthrough. Short ball outside off and Shikhar Dhawan edges Trent Boult to Tom Latham behind stumps. Not the greatest of shots and Dhawan would be disappointed. A century was surely there for the taking. None the less, relief for New Zealand. It was much-needed.

8:48am: Consecutive half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan; registers his 27th ODI fifty off 53 balls. Fifty now for both openers as India are beginning to consolidate at 134/0 after 22 overs.

8:44am: SIX, the second one from Rohit Sharma and it brings up his half-century off 62 deliveries. The six also helps Rohit and Dhawan register the 14th century stand between them in ODIs, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag’s tally of 13 hundreds. 

8:37am: India 93/0 after 17 overs. Rohit survives a stumping appeal after he seemed to have disbalanced himself while playing the paddle sweep to Ish Sodhi. The umpire went upstairs and while his leg left was indeed in the air at the time when the bails were taken off, his right leg was grounded inside the crease. Dhawan and Rohit marching towards yet another CENTURY stand.

8:22am: And there is the first SIX of the innings, from the bat of Rohit Sharma. Ish Sodhi goes for nine runs in his first over. India 74 without loss after 13 overs.

8:08am: BANG! Two boundaries in that over from Dhawan off Lockie Ferguson, the second of which brings up the 50 for India in nine overs. They are scoring at over 5.5 runs an over. Strong start this by India.

7:56am: Six overs gone and it’s been a positive start by India openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to take the score to 31 for 0. No such demons on the surface and the ball is coming nicely on to the bat. Six boundaries in the innings. In fact, the seventh over is the first over without a boundary.

7:46am: Ohh, that’s a lovely, crunching drive from Rohit Sharma. It’s when he plays shots like these that makes him a treat to watch; follows it with another four in the next over off Bracewell as India reach 21/0 after 4 overs.

7:38am: It was a nice, disciplined first over from Doug Bracewell, until the final delivery. Drifts on to Shikhar Dhawan’s pads and the left-hander flicks it behind for a boundary. India 11/0 after 2.

7:32am: EDGED and FOUR! First ball of the match and India are off the mark with a streaky boundary. Full and wide from Trent Boult and Rohit Sharma went after it, only to find the outside edge for the ball to go wide of the keeper. It could have been a first-ball duck had there been a first slip. India 4/0 after the first over.

Captain’s Corner

Virat Kohli: We are going to bat first. Looks like a good track to bat. Another thing we need to strengthen – put runs on the board. Ask bowlers to defend on dimensions which aren’t regular for us. We need to know how to use the wind. We need to be smart about the areas we are going to hit. It’s about giving ourselves a different challenge. We need to execute our plans. We played good cricket in the last few games, last game was clinical. We are looking for a few areas to improve. We need to come out here and express ourselves. We are unchanged.

Kane Williamson: We were looking to bowl. There is some grass on the wicket. It was a tough call. It’s going to be a fair-surface. Hopefully, we can get something out of it first up. We have been playing good cricket. We have had some great games here. There is a lot of cricket, it’s important to do the job with the ball in hand and then come back later to chase it down. One spinner today.

7:03am: It’s TOSS time, and it’s Virat Kohli who has won it and decided that India will be batting first. No changes for the visitors from the first game. New Zealand however have made two changes. Ish Sodhi comes in for Mitchell Santner and Colin de Grandhomme replaces Tim Southee.

India (Playing XI) – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami

New Zealand (Playing XI) – Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

6:51 am: The Bay Oval hosts the second one-dayers and it’s a venue where there has been no shortage of runs. In the previous two ODIs played here, a total of over 1300 runs have been scored. Perfect ground for New Zealand to bounce back. We shall find out. TOSS coming up shortly.

6:40 am: Since the entire world is obsessing over the 10-year challenge, here is an interesting one. It’s been 10 years since India last won an ODI series in New Zealand; they won the series 3-1 with Virender Sehwag and Jesse Ryder emerging as the two team’s respective highest run-getters. This is a 10-year challenge India would love to take and succeed.

6:30 am: Hello everyone! Welcome to our live coverage from the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand.

After putting up scores in excess of 300 in three straight ODIs against Sri Lanka this month, New Zealand were dealt a blow in the series opener against India and now face a stiff challenge to push the second-ranked team in the second match at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval. Click here to read more

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