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  • 9:05 PM IST

    In addition, this is India’s 50th win versus NZ in the 100th encounter between both sides…

  • 8:58 PM IST

    That’s it…India win by 6 wickets with 24 balls to spare. The series is leveled and India deserved the win courtesy an all-round performance…Kiwis paid the price for being too cautious rather than aggressive with a 1-0 scoreline. You don’t get such a chance against a top side at their own den. Their batters failed to get going and were mauled by India pacers; further to be choked by spinners.

    At most, Kiwis were 40-50 runs short. Rohit and Kohli flopped, but Dhawan carried on in full composure. The icing on the cake was DK’s gritty and unbeaten fifty. Pandya provided some entertainment at No. 5 before MS Dhoni remained ‘not out at the other end’ for the nth time…
    Read our report and highlights shortly….Do not forget to join us on Sunday for the series finale. Should be an interesting one. Goodnight 🙂
  • 8:45 PM IST

    Pandya departs, but crowds-favourite Dhoni comes in….India on the verge of leveling the series. They are just 16 off 42 balls.

  • 8:33 PM IST

    India require only 27 off 60 balls.

  • 8:32 PM IST

    50 for Karthik. They are never easy on comeback trails. This man deserves all the accolades for sticking around despite not being in full flow.

  • 8:32 PM IST

    A 49-run stand between Pandya and Karthik is taking India closer to the target. Pandya has played with complete control despite being given a promotion and full license to dismantle Santner. He has hit him for a six, but not got overboard. He has, thus, timed his innings perfectly. On the other hand, Karthik isn’t in full control but fighting hard and nearing fifty. IND 194/3 (39)

  • 7:47 PM IST

    An opening?? Milne gets rid of Dhawan. A soft dismissal as the left-hander came down the track and timed one straight to shot covers. IND 145/3…They, however, remain favourites.

  • 7:45 PM IST

    It’s working pretty well for India. At 29 overs, IND 145/2. Dhawan is batting on 68* and Karthik is giving good and steady company at 30*. Williamson has no choice but to shuffle the bowlers in order to induce a breakthrough…Things looking completely done and dusted for the visitors.

  • 7:18 PM IST

    Fifty for Dhawan….

  • 7:18 PM IST

    Shikhar Dhawan survived another review, but there was no edge involved. Dinesh Karthik hasn’t got going but is battling hard. Important for him to stick around in this modest chase….Kiwis have kept it tight but need wickets. IND 108/2 (22)

  • 6:42 PM IST

    The partnership was brewing with ease, but Colin de Grandhomme sends Virat Kohli for 29. A rare failure of him in a must-win game. Grandhomme did his bit with the bat and has started with the ball as well. Let’s see what this wicket brings to the table. IND 83/2 (14).

  • 6:23 PM IST

    India have raced away to 64/1 (10). Kane Williamson has introduced Mitchell Santner as the pacers have leaked runs. Kiwis need wickets to dictate terms, as Indians are already running away with the game.

  • 6:12 PM IST

    Dhawan survives a review and is looking in his elements. He has already raced away to 25 and is timing beautifully. Southee tried a short ball, but the left-hander hammered one to the stand with a brilliant pull. Kohli has two boundaries in his kitty as of now. IND 48/1 (7)

  • 6:01 PM IST

    Soft dismissal. Rohit falls for 7 as he flicked one straight to square leg. New Zealand and Southee strike early. Maybe, the change in pace did Rohit in. IND 28/1 (5)

  • 5:52 PM IST

    After pulling him with ease in the first delivery, Rohit played with caution against Southee. The pacer, in turn, kept on testing his patience by bowling outside off and Rohit showed willingness to play the waiting game.Four coming off the third over. IND 12/0 (3)

  • 5:49 PM IST

    Indian openers need not do anything silly and will like to play Boult, in particular, with caution with the total being a moderate one.

  • 5:48 PM IST

    Boult gives 8 runs in his first over. Dhawan lashed hard at one, over slips, to get off the mark and since then the two batters worked their way easily. IND 8/0 (2)

  • 5:44 PM IST

    Tim Southee commences the innings with a maiden. He will continue to find some late movement off the track. Being such a good mover of the ball, Rohit-Dhawan need to be wary of him. In addition, Trent Boult is in form and will again test the Indians who struggle against left arm pacers. IND 0/0 (1)

  • 5:42 PM IST

    Indian innings…

  • 4:55 PM IST

    NZ manage 230 for 9 (50). Brilliantly set up by Bhuvneshwar’s early strikes and well carried forward by Kedar Jadhav and Akshar Patel, India were always on top. Kiwis’ middle and lower order waged along but never got going for long. Chahal’s twin dents further jolted Kiwis before their final onslaught. Eventually, they have summed up for a below par score on this track. Nonetheless, with some change in conditions, bit of grass on offer and New Zealanders’ tendency to bounce back, India will be cautious in the chase and level series….Join us back for the chase shortly!

  • 4:47 PM IST

    Top notch this from India. Spinners stood up in the death overs and Bumrah-Bhuvi have done exceptionally to rock the New Zealanders. Kiwis are trying to bat the overs and getting a few boundaries here and there, but India continue to dictate. How much will visitors amass finally? They are 211 for 8 (48).

  • 4:30 PM IST

    Two wickets coming off Chahal’s over. NZ 191 for 8 (44). Remember, Southee’s cameo in Dharamshala last year? If he connects, it stays hit. NZ will still be eyeing 220-230.

  • 4:24 PM IST

    Bhogle said, “Fasten your seat belts something will happen in what will be the spinners’ last over’ and it does. Chahal strikes on the first ball as Colin de Grandhomme took him on. It was wide and spun a bit extra for the batsman’s liking. The right-hander ends up giving a simple catch to third man. NZ 188/7 (43.1)

  • 4:22 PM IST

    Since the 37th over, Kiwis have amassed 26 off 36 balls; 12 coming off Akshar’s 43rd. Grandhomme and Santner will like to take the total near 250-60.

  • 4:04 PM IST

    Just when Kiwis get a partnership going, India inject a breakthrough. Bhuvi, introduced in the 38th over, removes Henry Nicholls (42). There was some movement as the batsman missed the length trying to flick, and the ball dismantled his stumps. Third wicket for the pacer. NZ 165/6 (38)

  • 3:45 PM IST

    Nicholls has not done anything silly and Grandhomme has been positive and playing according to the field.

  • 3:45 PM IST

    Colin de Grandhomme is taking the innings forward. He gave himself 10-12 balls and now has decided to play some shots with the field relatively up. 12 runs coming off Akshar Patel’s 8th over. NZ 138/5 (34).

  • 3:32 PM IST

    ‘Your strength can become your weakness’…This has been the case for Tom Latham who perishes for 38 (62) playing the sweep shot. The change of angle from Akshar Patel did the trick. The planning was correct from Latham, but failed in execution. He showed his stumps and missed the length to be clean bowled….NZ 118/5.

  • 3:15 PM IST

    At halfway stage, NZ 97/4. Tom Latham continues to hold fort. Akshar Patel has been pretty much on the leg side, and helped Latham play the sweeps. Nonetheless, they have applied a leg slip to counter that. On the other hand, Yuzvendra Chahal gets a look-in and replaces Jadhav. He starts well as the batters look to do nothing out-of-the-box and ensure scoreboard ticking.

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Hello and welcome to the live blog of the second One-Day International between India and New Zealand. This will be only the third ODI at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. I, Aditya Sahay, will keep you hooked as hosts look to comeback in the series. However, the chances of you getting uninterested are remote, given ICC ODI Rankings are at stake for India’s quest to being No.1 in the world.

New Zealand came out with flying colours, outclassing India in all departments of the game. Tough on Virat Kohli that he scored a majestic century but could not get his team over the line. India were guilty of poor fielding and a ordinary batting execution.

For New Zealand, it was the duo of Tom Latham and Ross Talyor that marched their side to a win. Latham scored a well-deserved hundred, while Taylor missed out on his 18th ton. Trent Boult, along with Tim Southee, downed India’s famed batting line-up, picking 7 wickets between them.

This is also the 100th ODI between India and New Zealand. A win here will take India’s tally to 50 victories, more importantly help them level the three-ODI series.


  • India take on New Zealand in 2nd ODI at Pune.

  • This is the 100th ODI between these two sides.