Rohit Sharma missed out on a century, but looked dangerous in his 87 off 96, an innings laced with nine boundaries and three sixes. @ Twitter

India have gone 2-0 up in the five-match ODI series after a dominating 90-run win against New Zealand in the second one-dayer at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Saturday. (India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI: FULL SCORECARD)

Opting to bat, openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan set the tone for a 300-plus target as the duo combined to add 154 runs for the opening wicket. Rohit and Dhawan also went past the iconic batting duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag as they notched up their 14th century stand.

The partnership was broken in the 26th over after Dhawan edged it behind to Tom Latham off Trent Boult. But the damage was already done with the southpaw adding 66 off 67 balls. Rohit followed three overs later after the in-form batsman looked to drag one off Lockie Ferguson onto the leg side, but ended up giving Colin de Grandhomme a simple catch at deep square. Rohit missed out on a century, but looked dangerous in his 87 off 96, an innings laced with nine boundaries and three sixes. (ALSO READ: Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul have undergone enough punishment: Vinod Rai)

“We know each other since long and have a good understanding. Important for the team to get a good start and I have always enjoyed batting with Shikhar, I am sure it’s the same for him too. Lovely ground here and it was nice to see such a big crowd on an open ground,” Rohit, who was awarded the Man of the Match, said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“It’s a good feeling (on his performance) but more importantly, we won the match. We didn’t know how the pitch will behave. The last time when SL and NZ played here, it was a high scoring game.”

New Zealand were wrapped up for 234 in 40.2 overs with Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav picking another four-wicket haul after the opening match at Napier. Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar added two apiece.

“When we got 324, we thought it was a par score and not a big score. Credit to our bowlers for doing a good job,” Rohit said.