IndvsNZ, 2nd ODI: Kiwis beat India by 6 runs in a nail-biter
New Delhi: Expectations were less but eyes were on Jasprit Bumrah who just came in to play his first delivery with India needing 7 runs off four balls. A pin-point yorker of Tim Southee bowled Bumrah out leaving India beaten by 6 runs in the second One Day International of the five-match series at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium here on Thursday. India bowled out for 236 runs.
Chasing the total of 242 runs, India got off to a slow start with Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane struggling against NZ pace. Rohit Sharma (15) was the first to go and after that no partnership could really give hope of favourable finish for India. Kedar Jadhav (41) and Hardik Pandya (36) gave some fight along with their skipper Dhoni and ably supported by tail-ender Umesh Yadav but that was not enough.
The chase master Kohli became prey of umpire's wrong decision while MS Dhoni, under whom Indians were smelling a win, also departed scoring 39 runs. Hardik Pandya's efforts must be recognized as his 36 runs off 32 balls helped India to reach the total of 236 runs. It was his lack of experience that he gifted his wicket to Boult at a crucial stage of the game.
Earlier, Indian bowlers have done a tremendous job giving away just 40 runs in the last 10 overs of the NZ innings.
It was skipper Williamson's knock of 118 runs which helped Black Caps touching a respectable total. His eighth ton was laced with 14 fours and single six. Opener Tom Latham assisted Kane but departed after being given leg before to Jadhav at a score of 46 runs.
Other Kiwi batsmen Guptill (0), Taylor (21), Anderson (21), Ronchi (6), Santner (9), Anton (7), Southee (o) and Henry (6) failed survive in front of Indian bowling.
For India, Jasprit Bumrah and Amit Mishra claimed three wickets each.
New Zealand: 242/9; Williamson 118; Bumrah 3/35
India: 236/10; Dhoni 39; Southee 3/52
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