Pune: India defeated New Zealand in the second ODI here on Wednesday to keep their hopes alive in the series, with the series level at 1-1. After winning the toss, Kiwi captain Kane Williamson elected to bat.
However, nothing worked out for the visitors as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
However, it was a 60-run partnership between Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls , and later on a 47-run partnership between Colin de Grandhomme and Henry Nicholls which gave the Black Caps a boost, finising the innings at 230-9.
For the Indians, it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3-45 from 10 overs), Jasprit Bumrah (2-38 from 10 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal ( 2-36 from 8 overs) who starred with the ball.
Chahal, though was on hat-trick after having got the wickets of Colin de Grandhomme and Adam Milne in the 44th over, but missed the hat-trick opportunity. Apart from them, Axar Patel and Hardik Pandya took one wicket each.
In reply, India got off to a strong start, but lost Rohit Sharma in the fifth over. This was followed by a 57-run partnership between captain Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, after which the former departed for 29. Dhawan, too, played a good innings, but, came to an unfortunate end, departing for 68.
Soon after, Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik, who scored 64, put up a 59-run partnership after which the former departed for 30. Hoever, it was a 28-run stand between MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik which took the hosts beyond the finish line, with Karthik concluding the match with a boundary.
The two teams will now head to Kanpur, where they will play the deciding ODI on Sunday.
India 204-4 from 40.1 overs
WICKET! Hardik Pandya has departed for 30, as he finds Adam Milne at short fine leg.
India 145-3 from 29.2 overs
WICKET!Shikhar Dhawan has fallen to the hands of Ross Taylor as Adam Milne gets a wicket. Dhawan departs after a well-played innings.
India 114-2 from 23 overs
Shikhar Dhawan has got to his 22nd ODI fifty, as he takes his team forward, along with Dinesh Karthik.
India 79-2 from 13.5 overs
WICKET! Captain Virat Kohli has departed as he is caught behind by wicketkeeper Tom Latham. Huge blow for India.
India 55-1 from 8 overs
Captain Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have taken Team India past 50, after having lost Rohit Sharma early.
India 22-1 from 4.3 overs
WICKET! After bowling a maiden in the first over, Tim Southee has got his wicket as Rohit Sharma departs.
New Zealand innings
Team India bowlers produced a splendid bowling performance to halt New Zealand at 230/9 from 50 overs in the second ODI played at Maharashtra Cricket Association here.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up 3 wickets for 45 runs.
Yuzvendra Chahal (2/36) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/38) also contributed with the ball, while Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel picked up one wicket apiece.
For New Zealand Henry Nicholls (42 runs), Colin de Grandhomme (41 runs) and wicketkeeper Tom Latham (38 runs) were the top scorers.
Indian bowlers made early breakthroughs as they dismissed the top order inside 30 runs. Ross Taylor and Tom Latham who put up a century-run stand in the 1st ODI once again tried to bail out the team. Both the batsmen added a 31- run partnership before Taylor was sent back for 21 runs by Hardik Pandya who had him caught behind.
Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls then put together a 60-run stand for the fifth wicket to help their team recover from early blows. Latham was finally dismissed for 38 runs in 29th over by left arm spinner Axar Patel. The left-handed batsman tried to sweep Patel only to see the ball hit top of the middle stump.
Colin de Grandhomme then joined Henry Nicholls at the crease as both of them put on a 47- run stand for the 6th wicket before Nicholls was cleaned bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for 42 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal halted New Zealand scoring rate when he dismissed Colin de Grandhomm and Adam Milne in the first two deliveries of the 43rd over.
Mitchell Santner (29 runs) and Tim Southee chipped in with runs in the final overs to take New Zealand to a respectable total.
New Zealand innings
New Zealand 221-9 from 49 overs
WICKET! Mitchell Santner has departed after playing a worthy cameo, after falling into the hands of Virat Kohli.
New Zealand 191-8 from 44 overs
WICKET! Chahal is on fire here, as he has seen off Adam Milne, right after seeing off de Grandhomme.
New Zealand 188-7 from 43.1 overs
WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal has joined the party as he has successfully removed Colin de Grandhomme.
New Zealand 156-5 from 36 overs
The Kiwis have gone past the 150-run partnership, thanks to an ongoing partnership between Colin de Grandhomme and Henry Nicholls. Where will they end up from here?
New Zealand 118-5 from 29.1 overs
WICKET! Tom Latham has fallen into the hands of Axar Patel, as the latter bowls the Kiwi batsman. New Zealand are now five down.
New Zealand 97-4 from 25 overs
New Zealand 76-4 from 20 overs
New Zealand 58-4 from 16 overs
WICKET! Hardik Pandya has got his first wicket of the match, as he has removed Ross Taylor, which puts Kiwis in further trouble.
New Zealand 51-3 from 14 overs
Tom Latham and Martin Guptill have taken the visitors past fifty.
New Zealand 27-3 from 7 overs
WICKET! Nothing is going right for the Kiwis in this game, as Bhuvneshwar has just clean bowled Colin Munro. Huge blow for the visitors.
New Zealand 25-2 from 5.4 overs
WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah has struck this time, as he has removed Kane Williamson through LBW.
New Zealand 20-1 from 2.4 overs
WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has struck here, as he manages to see off Martin Guptill. Early breakthrough for Virat Kohli's side.
Kane Williamson has won the toss, and the visitors will bat first.
Here are the playing XI for both teams
IND XI: S Dhawan, RG Sharma, V Kohli, D Karthik, K Jadhav, MS Dhoni, H Pandya, A Patel, B Kumar, J Bumrah, Y Chahal— BCCI (@BCCI) October 25, 2017
NZ XI: M Guptill, C Munro, K Williamson, R Taylor, T Latham, H Nicholls, C de Grandhomme, M Santner, A Milne, T Southee, T Boult— BCCI (@BCCI) October 25, 2017
Pune: Virat Kohli-led Team India will look to level the ODI series against New Zealand when the two teams face off at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium here on Wednesday. Having lost the first match to Kane Willliamson’s Kiwi side by six wickets, the Men in Blue will hope to avoid their first series defeat at home since 2015.
The last time India lost back-to-back series were a T20 series against South Africa (2-0), which was followed by an ODI series defeat (3-2).
In the first match, it were the heroics of batsmen Ross Taylor and Tom Latham who put up a 200-run partnership to see the visitors home. Given that the Black Caps were playing their first game since the ICC Champions Trophy in June, the Kiwis put up a good show in a match where Virat Kohli’s 31st ton went in vain.
With the second ODI being followed up with the third on Sunday, Virat Kohli and co will look to bounce back and keep themselves alive in the series.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, George Worker and Ish Sodhi.
Match commences at 1:30 pm IST....