With MS Dhoni's wicket, India's chances of winning this match has more or less diminished    AFP
With MS Dhoni’s wicket, India’s chances of winning this match has more or less diminished AFP

MS Dhoni has been dismissed for 65-ball 39 after a brilliant return catch by Tim Southee during the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and New Zealand at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. His wicket was followed by that of Akshar Patel for 17 off the bowling of part-timer Martin Guptill. Guptill stuck again, this time removing Amit Mishra for 1. Dhoni was going at a relatively slow pace, but with his wicket, New Zealand would feel that they are closing in on a much needed victory. Dhoni hit the ball straight and Southee in his follow through dived and grabbed the ball with one hand. With Akshar s dismissal, India now have two new batsmen at the crease. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI at Delhi

New Zealand have managed to get wickets at regular intervals and have been a step ahead of their opponents. New Zealand have set India a target of 243 to win this match, after Kane Williamson s 118 helped the Black Caps put up a competitive total on the board. For India, Amit Mishra and Jasprit Bumrah finished with three wickets apiece to restrict New Zealand very well in the death. New Zealand will feel that they are about 20-30 runs short, considering the sort of start they made to their innings. Kedar Jadhav and Dhoni had put on 67 for the fifth wicket in quick pace, but after Jadhav s wicket, but that s as good as things got for India. India will hope that new batsmen Hardik Pandya with the help of the last two batsmen takes India over the line somehow.

Earlier, India had won the toss and elected to field first. India lead the five-match series 1-0.