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India crush New Zealand by 8 wickets, take unassailable 2-0 lead

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 21, 2023, 6:58 pm IST
Updated Jan 21, 2023, 6:58 pm IST
India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, celebrates scoring runs with batting partner Shubhman Gill during the second one-day international cricket match between India and New Zealand in Raipur, India, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.
 India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, celebrates scoring runs with batting partner Shubhman Gill during the second one-day international cricket match between India and New Zealand in Raipur, India, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.

RAIPUR: India outplayed New Zealand by eight wickets in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Saturday.

Opting to field, Indian pacers were on the mark as the hosts bowled out New Zealand for a paltry 108 in 34.3 overs.

Mohammed Shami (3/18) was the pick of the bowlers for India as the veteran pacer snared three wickets while Hardik Pandya (2/26) and Washington Sundar (2/7) accounted for two batters each.

In reply, skipper Rohit Sharma scored a fifty to lead India to a comfortable win.

India had won the series opener by 12 runs earlier this week.

Brief scores:

New Zealand: 108 all out in 34.3 overs (Glenn Phillips 36; Mohammed Shami 3/18, Wahsington Sundar 2/7).

India: 111 for 2 in 20.1 overs (Rohit Sharma 51; Mitchell Santner 1/28)

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