After winning the first ODI against the black caps, India were all out to add to their winning streak. No changes were made by both the teams.
India won the toss and elected to bat first.
The opening pair of Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar, were more cautiously getting along with their innings. Sehwag though, was just getting his eye in and was slowly starting to open up. Tendulkar on the other hand was looking more confident than the first ODI. India were 40/0 after 6 overs.
Virender Sehwag's run of good form continued as he smashed another 50 in New Zealand to get India off to a solid start. Sehwag was easily picking the New Zealand attack and was dispatching them to the boundary. Tendulkar too joined the party as he also found the middle of his bat. Sehwag though couldn't convert his 50 into a big score as he fell for an umpiring blunder. India were 78/1 after 13 overs.
Sachin Tendulkar continued from where Sehwag left off. The little master increased the run rate, by going after the attack and taking India forward. He also scored his 50 in the process. India were 120/1 after 18 overs.
After a long delay, play was finally resumed with the match reduced to 44 overs. Sachin Tendulkar though, fell quickly after the resumption of play as he tried to sweep Vettori across the line, but was caught right in front. He went for 61. India were 139/2 after 22 overs.
Yuvraj Singh soon followed Sachin Tendulkar back in the pavillion as he didnt bother the scorers not much. He went for zero. India were 143/3 after 23 overs.
After the second rain delay, the match has now been reduced to 34 overs, leaving India with just eight overs to put a challenging total on board. Gambhir and Dhoni, the two men in the middle started off well, by taking the attack to the black caps. Gambhir, though fell as sliced the ball in the air and was caught on the off side. India were 181/4 after 28 overs.