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2nd ODI at Bay Oval | India set 325 runs target for New Zealand

Meanwhile, at one time, it looked like India will comfortably get a total of 350 runs as India was 150/0 with Rohit Sharma (87 runs off 96 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (66 runs off 67 balls) were all set and were in an excellent flow. But after their departure, the momentum slowed down.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 26 Jan 2019 4:10 AM GMT

2nd ODI at Bay Oval | India set 325 runs target for New Zealand
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2nd ODI | India off to a brilliant start against New Zealand
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Mount Maunganui: After getting a cracking start by openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, Indian middle order slowed down a little. But MS Dhoni's excellent 48 runs off just 33 balls and Jadhav's 22 runs off 10 deliveries help India collect 324/4 runs in 50 overs against New Zealand in the second ODI of the five-match rubber at the Bay Oval here on Saturday.

Meanwhile, at one time, it looked like India will comfortably get a total of 350 runs as India was 150/0 with Rohit Sharma (87 runs off 96 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (66 runs off 67 balls) were all set and were in an excellent flow. But after their departure, the momentum slowed down.

Kohli was looking in a good form but he cannot sustain for too long as he departed after scoring 43 runs off 45 balls. Ambati Rayudu too scored a handsome 47 runs off 49 balls. Dhoni though started slow but finished brilliantly in the end and proved his signature image of being a finisher. Jadhav was excellent, especially in the last over, where he collected 14 runs and take India's total to 324 runs.

New Zealand now need 325 runs to win.

While the tourists remain unchanged, the kiwis have made couple of changes in their playing eleven as Ish Sodhi and Colin de Grandhomme replace Michael Santner and Tim Southee, respectively.

At present, India leads the series 1-0.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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