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India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI Live Cricket Score at Bay Oval Highlights: As it Happened

India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Highlights: Catch all the action of the second ODI between India and New Zealand through our blog.

By HT Correspondent | Jan 26, 2019 14:48 IST
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Highlights: India defeated New Zealand by 90 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Kuldeep scalped four wickets while Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets each. Earlier, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan slammed respective half-centuries to power India to 324/4. ((Full Scorecard))

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14:48 hrs IST

Superstar Kuldeep

Kuldeep Yadav, who had four victims in the eight-wicket victory in the first match in Napier, claimed 4-45 as New Zealand were dismissed for 234 in 40.2 overs in reply to India’s 324-4.

All of the top-six New Zealand batsmen got starts in pursuit of a target of 325 that was achievable on a good pitch that offered true bounce and pace.

14:38 hrs IST

Rohit Sharma ecstatic

“Good feelinbg but more importantly, we won the match. We didn’t know how the pitch will behave. The last time when SL and NZ played here, it was a high scoring game. When we got 324, we thought it was a par score and not a big score. Credit to our bowlers for doing a good job. We know each other since long and have a good understanding. Important for the team to get a good start and I have always enjoyed batting with Shikhar, I am sure it’s the same for him too.” - Rohit Sharma after the encounter.

14:33 hrs IST

Stat Attack

The 90-run victory in this ODI is India’s largest victory in terms of runs in New Zealand. It was a brilliant show by the India bowlers and the pick of them was obviously Kuldeep Yadav who end with figures of 4/49 - his fourth best bowling figure in ODIs.

14:29 hrs IST

India win by 90 runs

India have done it! Ferguson ended up gifting his wicket to Yuzvendra Chahal as New Zealand are all out for 234. It was a brilliant effort by the visitors as they outplayed the hosts completely and with a 2-0 lead in the five-match series, a whitewash does not look too far-fetched.

14:25 hrs IST

Bracewell departs

Doug Bracewell departs! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets his second wicket as New Zealand are 224 for the loss of nine wickets. However, the entertainment is not over as Trent Boult hits the fast bowler for 10 runs in two balls! 

14:19 hrs IST

Partnership

Finally, first fifty runs stand for NZ in this series that too from 9 wicket. Bracewell and Ferguson became the first pair for the Kiwis in this series to post a 50-run partnership! NZ 218/8

14:14 hrs IST

Fifty for Doug Bracewell

Doug Bracewell has been the best batsman for the hosts today and he brings up his fifty with a single. He has batted brilliantly and he is not showing any signs of slowing down as he slams Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a boundary through mid-wicket. NZ 216/8

14:06 hrs IST

NZ cross 200

Bracewell has ensured that New Zealand cross the 200 run mark. He is dealing in fours and sixes at the moment as so far, he has scored four boundaries and three huge sixes. Bracewell is on the verge of a brilliant half-century now.

14:00 hrs IST

Bracewell won’t go down without a fight

Doug Bracewell is taking the attack to the Indian bowlers and providing some respectability to the Kiwi score. He hits a huge six off Kuldeep towards long on and then hit a maximum off Chahal towards extra cover. He is showing the other batsmen how to bat on this track.

13:53 hrs IST

Another one bites the dust

After picking his third wicket of the day, Kuldeep makes it four on the next delivery as he dismisses Ish Sodhi for 0. Sodhi misses the line of the delivery and it crashes into his stumps. He becomes the eight Kiwi wicket to fall as India are on the verge of a big win now.

13:50 hrs IST

Kuldeep finally has his man

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav picks his third wicket of the day as he gets rid of Henry Nicholls. The batsman hits the ball in the air and Shami takes an easy catch at point. New Zealand have lost their seventh wicket.

13:43 hrs IST

Jadhav loses ball under lights

Nicholls hits a Kuldeep delivery towards long on where Jadhav was fielding. Kuldeep thought he was about to pick his third wicket of the day but Jadhav lost the ball in the lights. Close shave for Kiwi batsman.

13:36 hrs IST

Another wicket falls

New Zealand batsman are falling like a pack of cards as Colin de Grandhomme becomes the latest batsman to head back into the hut. de Grandhomme hits the ball in the air and Rayudu takes a good catch on the edge of the rope at mid wicket.

13:30 hrs IST

Kuldeep picks his first of the day

A well flighted delivery from Kuldeep and Latham completely misses the line of the ball. It hits the back leg of the batsmen and he is given out by the umpire. Kuldeep picks his first wicket of the day as New Zealand have now lost half their side.

13:25 hrs IST

‘Nahi, nahi, nahi’

Kedar Jadhav bowls a dolly and Latham hits the ball over deep mid wicket boundary for a huge six. Right after Jadhav had bowled that delivery, Dhoni from behind the stumps said: “nahi.. nahi.. nahi”, so as to say you cannot bowl that line.

13:21 hrs IST

Huge LBW appeal

Kuldeep Yadav bowls a wrong one and the ball crashes into Latham’s pads. All the Indian players jump up and appeal but the umpire says not out. The players even opt against using the DRS as they knew the ball had pitched outside the off stump.

13:15 hrs IST

Bowling change

Virat Kohli has introduced Kuldeep Yadav into the attack now as India look to go for the kill. Kuldeep was sensational in Napier where he scalped four wickets and he will look to do the same today as well.

13:10 hrs IST

Bowlers put visitors on top

New Zealand batsmen will have to do it all over again as a set batsman in Taylor has been dismissed. They have been guilty of getting out at crucial junctures in the match. Credit must be given to the Indian bowlers as they have created pressure on the batsmen.

13:04 hrs IST

Dhoni strikes again!

MS Dhoni effects a brilliant stumping as dangerman Ross Taylor has to head back into the hut. Taylor’s leg was in the air for a brief period and that is when Dhoni took off then bails. First wicket of the innings for Jadhav.

12:59 hrs IST

Taylor, Latham take NZ past 100

Ross Taylor and Tom Latham are building a good partnership at the moment and they have put on 16 of 17 deliveries so far. New Zealand have also crossed the 100-run mark in the chase.

12:52 hrs IST

Kiwis need a partnership

New Zealand have lost wickets a regular intervals and that has stopped their chase from moving ahead nicely. All the batsmen have had starts so far but they have been guilty of throwing away their wickets. Guptill, Williamson and Munro — all the wickets could have been avoided.

12:46 hrs IST

Chahal strikes

Yuzvendra Chahal has done the trick once again for the visitors as he break this budding partnership between Munro and Taylor. The southpaw went for the reverse sweep but missed the line of the delivery and was adjudged LBW. Kiwis have lost their third wicket now.

12:41 hrs IST

Good over ruined by boundary

Vijay Shankar had conceded just three runs from the first five deliveries but Taylor hits a boundary on the last ball to make it seven from the over. New Zealand need more boundaries to reignite their chase.

12:35 hrs IST

Good over from Chahal

Chahal concedes just two singles from his first over and he has found his rhythm from the word go. The spinners will once again play a crucial role in stopping New Zealand from completing the chase today.

12:31 hrs IST

Back to back boundaries for Munro

Southpaw Colin Munro takes the attack to Vijay Shankar and he hits him for back to back boundaries in his first over of the day. Shankar concedes 10 runs from his first over. Yuzvendra Chahal is now coming into the attack and he replaces Bhuvi.

12:26 hrs IST

Maiden over from Bhuvi

Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls a maiden over and we are about to see the first bowling change of the innings. Vijay Shankar has been introduced into the attack and he replaces Mohammed Shami.

12:20 hrs IST

6,6,4,2,OUT

Kane Williamson hit Mohammed Shami for two successive sixes towards square leg and then played the backfoot punch through the covers for a boundary. But on the second last ball of the over, Williamson chops the ball onto his stumps and the New Zealand skipper has to head back into the hut.

12:17 hrs IST

Huge six

Colin Munro hits a six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar and this is the first maximum of the Kiwi innings. He hits the ball over the short fine leg boundary to get six runs. New Zealand need more of those.

12:12 hrs IST

Good over from Shami

Mohammed Shami has been bowling very well and in three over he has conceded just seven runs. In his latest over, he gave away just two singles to put the pressure on the batsmen. India on top at the moment.

12:06 hrs IST

Guptill’s luck runs out

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has provided India with their first breakthrough of the day as he gets rid of Martin Guptill for 15. The right hander cuts the ball towards third man and Chahal takes a good catch.

11:59 hrs IST

Dropped... followed by half-chance!

Guptill (12) seems to have gotten nine lives from the almighty as he survives yet again. Bhuvneshwar produces an edge off his bat but Dhoni drops a half-chance. The, Shami gets him to nick one but the ball falls just in front of Rohit at first slip. Unbelievable!

11:55 hrs IST

Edge but four

Good delivery from Bhuvi and it produces an edge off Guptill’s bat but fortunately for the Kiwi opener the ball goes for a boundary behind the keeper. Then, he plays the ball on the up towards deep mid wicket for back to back boundaries. Good start by the Kiwi openers.

11:50 hrs IST

First four of the innings

Short and wide from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Colin Munro hits the ball through the covers for a boundary. First four of the innings for the Kiwis as they score 7 off the first over. Mohammed Shami will bowl the second over of the innings now.

11:45 hrs IST

Run-out chance

Martin Guptill nudges a Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivery towards mid off and takes off for a single. Ambati Rayudu takes hold of the ball and attempts a direct hit at the non striker’s end but misses the stumps. Guptill had given up hope of reaching but he survives.

11:35 hrs IST

Kiwi innings about to start

The players are back on the pitch and we are about to get underway with the New Zealand chase. The hosts are chasing 325 to win and level the series while India are targetting a 2-0 lead. Let’s see how the chase will pan out.

11:08 hrs IST

Innings ends

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan started with a bang, putting together a 154-run stand for the first wicket. India somewhat lost their way in the middle over where they lost wickets at regular intervals. But Dhoni and Jadhav ensured that India finished off on a high and went past the 300-run mark.

11:04 hrs IST

Excellent last over for India

Ferguson concedes 21 runs off the last over and that means India have ended their innings at 324/4. Jadhav slammed two sixes on the first two balls of the over. Then Jadhav hit a boundary followed by a four from Dhoni as India finished off on a high.

10:58 hrs IST

300 up in style

MS Dhoni hits a huge six off Boult and with that India have crossed the 300-run mark in the innings. It has been a sublime innings from Dhoni so far and he has played a pivotal role in India getting past the 300-run mark.

10:52 hrs IST

Dropped and Four!

Dhoni hits a Ferguson delivery towards third man and what should have been a decent running catch, ended up to be a dropped catch and boundary. Colin de Grandhomme was the guilty party for the Kiwis as Dhoni gets a lifeline. 6 runs from the over from Ferguson.

10:46 hrs IST

Four and four

MS Dhoni gets into the act and hits two boundaries to release some of the pressure that was building on the Indian team. First, he cut the ball for a boundary behind the keeper and then pulled a Boult delivery for a four towards mid wicket.

10:40 hrs IST

Rayudu departs for 47

Ambati Rayudu is the latest Indian wicket to fall as he top-edges a Ferguson delivery and he takes the catch himself. Second wicket of the day for Ferguson as India are losing their way a bit at the end.

10:33 hrs IST

Boundaries dried up a bit

Dhoni and Rayudu are relying on singles and double as they look to finish off on a high. They haven’t scored a boundary in the last three overs as the Kiwi bowlers are keeping things tight. At one stage, it seemed India will cross 350 but 300 now looks a bit difficult.

10:26 hrs IST

Four and four

MS Dhoni gets into the attack and he hits a Trent Boult delivery towards extra cover for his first four of the innings. Rayudu then flat-bats the ball towards mid-off for the second four of the over. India have crossed the 250-run mark now.

10:19 hrs IST

Dhoni arrives amid huge cheers

MS Dhoni has joined Ambati Rayudu in the middle as India look for one final assault in the final 10 overs of the innings. Kiwis have done well to contain India in the last few overs and the onus is now on Indian batsmen to do the damage in the latter stage of the innings.

10:13 hrs IST

Kohli departs!

Second wicket of the day for Boult as he produces a top edge of Kohli’s bat and Ish Sodhi takesa good catch at the square leg boundary. India have lost their third wicket now as Kohli heads back for 43.

10:08 hrs IST

Partnership

50-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu and their strike rate has been better than 100. This partnership hasn’t seen many boundaries but their running between the wicket has been brilliant.

10:02 hrs IST

Excellent running from Kohli

The duo are showcasing good running between the wickets, especially Kohli who in this particular instance was running towards the danger end. But before the keeper could remove the bails, he dove to get back into the crease.

09:56 hrs IST

Back to back boundaries for Kohli

Virat Kohli makes his intentions clear after the drinks break as he hits successive boundaries off Bracewell to get India’s score past the 200-run mark. First he came dancing down the track and hit the ball over the in field for a four towards extra cover. Then, he pulled a delivery towards square leg for a boundary.

09:50 hrs IST

Partnership building

Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu have so far put together 24 runs off 27 deliveries and the duo have steadied the ship after the fall of two quick wickets in Rohit and Dhawan.

09:43 hrs IST

Rayudu makes his intentions clear

After four dot ball, Lockie Ferguson is hit by Ambati Rayudu for two back to back boundaries. First, he flicked the ball for a four towards fine leg and then, hit the ball straight down the ground.

09:38 hrs IST

Great shot from Kohli

Bracewell bowls a full delivery and Kohli gets on the front foot and drives the ball through the covers for a boundary. Third boundary of the innings for the Indian skipper and he is looking very good early on in his innings.

09:31 hrs IST

Kiwis strike again!

Lockie Ferguson has scalped the crucial wicket of Rohit Sharma as the Indian opener departs for 87. Rohit tried to hit a short delivery over the square leg boundary but is caught in the deep by Colin de Grandhomme. India lose their second wicket as Ambati Rayudu comes out to bat.

09:26 hrs IST

Four and Four

Virat Kohli joins in the party now as he hits couple of boundaries off the bowling of Lockie Ferguson to issue his intentions. First, Kohli plays a glorious cover drive and then, plays a flick shot off his his for the second four of the over.

09:20 hrs IST

Kohli off the mark

Skipper Virat Kohli was greeted by a huge roar when he made his way into the middle and he now gets off the mark by taking a single of Ish Sodhi. Dhawan may have departed but New Zealand’s problems haven’t as the best batsman in the world as just taken to the crease with many overs to go.

09:13 hrs IST

Dhawan departs

Trent Boult bowls short and wide and Shikhar Dhawan latches onto the bat but could manage only an edge and keeper Latham took an easy catch. The 154-run partnership comes to an end as Kiwis finally get their first wicket.

09:08 hrs IST

150 up for India

Rohit Sharma cuts the ball past the point fielder for a boundary off Ish Sodhi and with that, the 150-run partnership is up between the two India openers. Rohit is now batting in his 80s.

09:02 hrs IST

Stat attack

Back to back fifties for Dhawan as he had scored a half-century in Napier as well. This is his 27th ODI half-century and third against New Zealand. Also, this is his second fifty in New Zealand.

08:57 hrs IST

Half-century for Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan brings his Napier form into his clash as well as he completes his well-deserved 27th half-century. Then, Dhawan celebrates crossing that milestone by hitting back to back boundaries off Colin de Grandhomme. India are scoring runs at a brisk pace now.

08:51 hrs IST

Another six for Rohit

You can’t bowl short to Rohit and that is what they have been doing and paying the price for it. Rohit hits Ferguson for a six over square leg ropes to hit his third maximum of the innings. India are moving along nicely towards a big score.

08:46 hrs IST

Stat attack

This is Rohit Sharma’ 38th ODI fifty and his 26th as an opener. Also, this is his third half-century against New Zealand and his third in the country.

08:41 hrs IST

Half-century for Rohit

Short delivery from Ferguson and Rohit Sharma pulls it for a huge six over square leg to bring up his half-century. With that India have also crossed the 100-run mark. Sensational batting from the Indian vice-captain.

08:33 hrs IST

Rohit survives a close call

Great work from Tom Latham from behind the stumps as he takes the bails off quickly after Rohit’s foot was in the air following a missed shot. Replays showed that his one leg was planted inside so he survives a close stumping chance.

08:27 hrs IST

Four and four

Colin de Grandhomme concedes 11 runs off his over as Shikhar Dhawan hits two boundaries. On the first ball, he cuts the ball over the point fielder’s head who got a slight touch to it as well but couldn’t hold it. Then, on the fifth ball, he flicks it for a boundary towards fine leg.

08:22 hrs IST

First six of the innings

Sodhi bowls short and Rohit’s eyes lit up and he hits the ball over deep square leg for the first six of the innings. It was a dangerous shot to play as the ball just sailed over Lockie Ferguson’s head, who was fielding there. India are off to a solid start and these two are building a good platform.

08:17 hrs IST

Bowling change

Kane Williamson introduced spin for the first time today and Ish Sodhi conceded just three singles off his first over. The pacer have leaked boundaries and Kiwis are now looking to control that and break the opening stand between Rohit and Dhawan.

08:12 hrs IST

Stat attack

14th fifty runs stand between Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in ODIs. This is the 27th fifty plus stands in ODIs between the pair, joint fourth most by fifty plus stand by an Indian pair in one-day internationals.

08:09 hrs IST

50-run partnership

Rohit Sharma pulls the ball in the air and gets a boundary towards fine leg off Lockie Ferguson. Then, Shikhar Dhawan plays a glorious straight drive for the second four of the over. With that, India have crossed the 50-run mark as well.

08:04 hrs IST

Cracking shot from Dhawan

Bracewell bowls short and wide and Dhawan rocks on the back foot and cuts the ball past the point fielder for a boundary. Third boundary of the innings for Dhawan as Bracewell concedes eight runs off the over.

08:00 hrs IST

How did the ball miss the stumps?

After a boundary filled first few over, Kiwis opted for a bowling change and Lockie Ferguson almost got a wicket on the first delivery. He bowled an excellent yorker and the ball missed the stumps by a whisker. Three runs come from his over and it was the first over without a boundary.

07:56 hrs IST

Good over spoiled by a boundary

Doug Bracewell bowled a very good over until the last ball as he bowls short and Rohit pulls the ball for a boundary towards square leg. Fourth boundary of the innings for Rohit and he is looking very good.

07:51 hrs IST

Dhawan gets into the act

Trent Boult bowls onto the pads of Dhawan again and the southpaw flicks the ball towards mid-wicket for a boundary. Second four of the innings for Dhawan as India have scored five boundaries in as many overs so far.

07:47 hrs IST

Ominous signs these for Kiwis!

Rohit Sharma comes down the track and hits Doug Bracewell for a boundary towards extra cover. Third boundary of the innings for Rohit as the Indian openers are off to a flying start at this batting paradise.

07:43 hrs IST

Glorious shot from Rohit

Boult bowls ful and Rohit comes on to the front foot and hits the ball past the mid-off fielder for his second four of the day. Five runs come oft Boult’s second over as India are dealing in boundaries at the moment.

07:39 hrs IST

First four for Dhawan

Doug Bracewell bowls on to the pads of Shikhar Dhawan and he flicks the ball for a boundary towards fine leg. Both the openers have now scored a boundary behind the keeper despite good bowling from the Kiwis.

07:34 hrs IST

Edge and four

Trent Boult almost had a wicket on the first ball of the day as he produces an edge of the bat of Rohit Sharma but the ball goes in between the keeper and the slip fielder. Then on the last ball, the ball took an edge again but didn’t carry to the second slip fielder. Excellent over to start proceedings for the Kiwis.

07:29 hrs IST

Match about to begin

The players are out in the middle and we are about to get underway. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan will start the proceedings for India as usual while fast-bowler Trent Boult has the new ball in his hand.

07:23 hrs IST

Venue known for sixes

The hard-hitters in the Indian batting line-up will look to score freely in this clash. In the last two ODIs, 41 sixes have been scored here and same could be the case today as well.

07:17 hrs IST

Virat Kohli during toss

“We are going to bat first as this looks like a good track to bat. This is another thing we need to strengthen, put runs on the board. We played good cricket in the last few games and last game (in Napier) was clinical. We are looking for a few areas to improve and we need to come out here and express ourselves.”

07:10 hrs IST

Playing XIs

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami

07:03 hrs IST

Toss update

India have won the toss and skipper Virat Kohli has opted to bat first. He also revealed during the toss that they have gone unchanged for this clash. NZ skipper Kane Williamson says that he wanted to bowl first on this wicket.

06:55 hrs IST

India’s maiden bow

This is India’s first ever match at this venue and they will look to get off to a good start in the match. The conditions are alien but their the players are in form.

06:50 hrs IST

Boult’s plans for Indian top-order

“We know that early wickets in this format kind of kill you. If we can get three wickets in the first 10 overs, we know what pressure that puts on the rest of the team in the shed. They are human and they do make mistakes.”

06:43 hrs IST

India’s all-rounder conundrum

Hardik Pandya has left to join the squad in New Zealand after the Committee of Administrators (CoA) revoked the interim suspension on him and K L Rahul but most likely, he will be available only from the third ODI onwards. The team management played pace all-rounder Vijay Shankar at McClean Park but depending on the conditions, it can bring back Ravindra Jadeja.

06:35 hrs IST

Spin problems for Kiwis

New Zealand batsmen looked all at sea against India’s spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in their own backyard following a fiery spell from pacer Mohammad Shami in the opening ODI on Wednesday. Before the sun stopped play for more than 30 minutes in the series-opener, the Indian bowlers made merry with Kuldeep and Chahal sharing six wickets. Both the wrist-spinners hunt in a pack and would be itching to have another go at the Black Caps.

06:26 hrs IST

Great match in the offing

The stage is set and the conditions seem to be perfect for cricket at the Bay Oval.

06:15 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

A very warm welcome to the live blog of the second ODI of the five match series between India and New Zealand. The visitors won the first match in Napier and will now look to double their lead in Mount Maunganui. As for the hosts, they will look to even the score to keep up with the in-form Indian team.