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India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI highlights: Karthik, Dhawan 50s help IND level series

Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik slammed fifties as India defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the Pune ODI to level the three-match series 1-1. Get highlights of India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI here

india-vs-new-zealand-2017 Updated: Oct 25, 2017 21:36 IST
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Hindistan Times, New Delhi
Dinesh Karthik slammed his ninth fifty and Shikhar Dhawan scored his 22nd fifty as India beat New Zealand by six wickets to level the series 1-1. Get highlights of India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI, here.
Dinesh Karthik slammed his ninth fifty and Shikhar Dhawan scored his 22nd fifty as India beat New Zealand by six wickets to level the series 1-1. Get highlights of India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI, here. (BCCI)

Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik slammed fifties to help India beat New Zealand by six wickets and level the three-match series 1-1. Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up 3/45 to restrict New Zealand to 230/9. Colin de Grandhomme was the top-scorer with 41 but there were few contributions from the top order batsmen.With this win, the final ODI in Kanpur becomes the series decider. Get highlights of India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO) (SPAIN vs MALI LIVE)

21:18 hrs IST: That is all we have from here. Join us for the series decider starting on October 29 at Green Park. Bye Bye!

21:16 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Man of the Match: Whenever I bowl with the new ball, I try to swing it. It didn’t happen today, so I was focussed in bowling in good areas. When you’re confident, things get easier.

21:12 hrs IST: Virat Kohli: Bowlers were really clinical today and fielders as well. Both those guys are coming along nicely. They know they’re going to start more often than not. Today, with the wicket being slow, it was heartening to see them getting wickets in conventional ways. Dhawan has been playing really well. He’s pretty confident at the moment. Dinesh as well, getting some crucial runs for himself as well as the team

21:09 hrs IST: Williamson: It was one of those surfaces that if you could get a score on the board, and then squeeze, but 230 wasn’t enough. Credit to India the way they bowled. Lot of positives from our middle order to take us to that total. Surface wasn’t easy to play fluently.

21:04 hrs IST: Karthik: It is important to spend as much time in the middle. It was even more important for me to be there when we won the match and I am happy that I was able to do that. So far so good (on the comeback). I have had a lot of demons to fight and these things happen inside you. In the end lot of credit to Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli.

20:55 hrs IST: Karthik finishes the game off in style as he punches a length ball past cover for a boundary. India have won by six wickets and have levelled the series in style. The series decider will be played in Kanpur on October 28.

20:46 hrs IST: FOURS! Brilliant from Dhoni. He slogs a length ball past Guptill at mid on for a boundary and then neatly punches a short ball past cover. Any moment now for India.

20:44 hrs IST: India need 16 runs to win. This has been a thorough performance.

20:41 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhoni gets off the mark with a boundary to fine leg. Boult misses his line and the batsman gets the glance fine.

20:33 hrs IST: WICKET! Pandya falls but it could be a bit too late. Low full toss on leg stump, Pandya top-edges the sweep and short fine leg takes the catch. Hardik Pandya c Milne b Santner 30 (31).

20:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from de Grandhomme, Karthik cracks the square cut to the deep point fence to bring up his 9th fifty. India are nearing a very good win.

20:28 hrs IST: It is only a matter of time before India draw the series. New Zealand are unable to take any quick wickets.

20:22 hrs IST:FOUR! Pandya gets underneath a short ball and wallops it to the deep mid wicket fence. India need under 50.

20:16 hrs IST: Karthik is nearing a fifty. As the game is progressing, the pitch is becoming even more sluggish.

20:07 hrs IST: In the air but safe! The ball stops on Pandya and he chips the drive to short cover but it lands in front of the fielder.

19:59 hrs IST: SIX! Pandya responds in style. Flighted from Santner and the right-hander slams it over long on for a crucial six.

19:55 hrs IST: Milne and Santner are building the pressure on Pandya. This will be a tough test for the youngster.

19:51 hrs IST: Santner flights the delivery up generously, but Pandya is not yet tempted. India need 84 more to win.

19:48 hrs IST: Pandya needs to curb his natural instinct to attack the left-arm spin of Mitchell Santner. Will he hold back or go for the kill?

19:44 hrs IST: WICKET! Tame dismissal. Dhawan dances down the track to Milne and drives on the up but finds Ross Taylor at cover. Shikhar Dhawan c Ross Taylor b Adam Milne 68 (84).

19:39 hrs IST: Only three runs in Southee’s comeback over but India are in a very comfortable position.

19:34 hrs IST: India need less than a 100 now. New Zealand are running out of options.

19:30 hrs IST: SIX! What a way to break the shackles. Full ball and in the slot outside off, Dhawan clubs it down the ground for his second six. That is also the 50-run partnership.

19:27 hrs IST: New Zealand need a wicket immediately. India are cruising at the moment.

19:24 hrs IST: Sloppy work from Guptill as he misfields a thick outside edge from Karthik and the ball goes to the square third man boundary. India need only 108 more to draw level.

19:18 hrs IST: 22nd fifty for Dhawan and he gets it by nudging it to square leg. Very good knock on a challenging pitch.

19:09 hrs IST: Dhawan has been given out but he reviews! Full ball down the leg side from Colin Munro and the batsman attempts the sweep, he misses it and New Zealand appeal, umpire Shamshuddin gives it out but there is no spike mark on Real Time Snicko. He survives.

19:07 hrs IST: The run-rate for India is currently five. No need to press the panic buttons but New Zealand are bowling a disciplined line.

19:03 hrs IST: Dhawan has slowed down after the dismissal of Kohli. The pitch is becoming sluggish. New Zealand still have a faint chance.

18:59 hrs IST: De Grandhomme is bowling a good spell: 3-0-15-1.

18:52 hrs IST: The required run-rate is under 4.5 at this point. Dhawan is looking in great touch.

18:47 hrs IST: New Zealand have pulled things a bit after the dismissal of Kohli. However, India bat deep and with this good start, they can afford to take their time.

18:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Streaky way to get off the mark. Karthik angles the bat and runs it down to third man for a boundary.

18:38 hrs IST: WICKET! Nothing shot from Kohli. Good length ball wide outside off, Kohli wafts at it and is beaten. He waits for a bit whether it is a no-ball but he has to go. Virat Kohli c Latham b De Grandhomme 29 (29).

18:36 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan comes closer to his fifty as he slaps a short ball outside off to deep cover.

18:31 hrs IST: The partnership has crossed 50. India are cruising towards the total.

18:26 hrs IST: Loud appeal for an LBW. Milne fires in a full ball on leg stump from round the wicket, Dhawan looks to jam it down the ground but gets hit on the pad, probably going down leg.

18:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Adam Milne bowls it on the pad and flicks it past the fielder at mid on for a boundary.

18:14 hrs IST: SIX! Kohli totally miscues the pull shot but it is enough to take it over deep mid wicket. The bat swing was quick and that is what saves him.

18:10 hrs IST: Review! Short ball on leg stump, Dhawan attempts the pull but misses, New Zealand appeal but umpire Shamshuddin does not give it, replays show no spike on Real Time Snicko. New Zealand lose a review.

18:08 hrs IST: SIX! Sublime from Dhawan. Short ball again from Southee and Dhawan crunches the pull shot to deep square leg.

18:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Absolutely pummelled. Short ball, Kohli does the Nataraj shot and hammers the pull to deep mid wicket.

18:04 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor line and length from Boult as he continues to drift down the leg side. Short and outside off, Dhawan dances down the track and cracks it over the slips to third man.

18:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Brilliant way to get off the mark. Full ball slanted in from wide of the crease, Virat Kohli presents the full bat face and punches it to long on.

17:57 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear, that is a soft dismissal. Full ball and on the pads, Rohit flicks it straight to square leg. Rohit Sharma c Munro b Southee 7 (19).

17:55 hrs IST: FOUR! New Zealand are leaking runs here. Short ball close to off stump, Dhawan punches it to deep point. Effortless from the left-hander.

17:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor line from Boult. Full and on the pads, Dhawan flicks it to deep square leg for a boundary.

17:47 hrs IST: FOUR! Short ball and Rohit crunches the pull to deep mid wicket, one bounce over the ropes. Good start this for India.

17:46 hrs IST: Almost a run-out! Dhawan was struggling for the third run there. However, Santner fires a weak throw and he just makes it.

17:44 hrs IST: FOUR! Dhawan gets going. Short ball and rising just outside off, the left-hander slashes and the edge flies over the slips to third man.

17:41 hrs IST: Southee begins with a maiden. However, Trent Boult could be the key for New Zealand here.

17:38 hrs IST: Welcome back for the run chase. Tim Southee was expensive in Mumbai but he will get a bit more pace and bounce from this deck. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan need to start well.

16:56 hrs IST: New Zealand have finished on 230/9, an under-par score probably on this wicket.

16:47 hrs IST: WICKET! Bumrah bowls a full ball on leg stump and Santner lofts it straight to Kohli at mid on. Mitchell Santner c Kohli b Bumrah 29 (38).

16:46 hrs IST: SIX! Lusty hit that from Southee. He picks up Bumrah’s variation and deposits it over the ropes at deep mid wicket.

16:43 hrs IST: Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar are nailing the perfect lengths and line at the death. However, the over ends badly for Bhuvneshwar as Santner gets an inside edge past the stumps. New Zealand 211/8 after 48 overs.

16:40 hrs IST: Only five runs in the 47th over. New Zealand will be aiming for over 230, but looks hard.

16:36 hrs IST: FOUR! Southee gets an inside edge but it just misses the stumps. New Zealand inch towards 200.

16:33 hrs IST: DROPPED! Santner hits a low full toss to Bumrah and the bowler cannot hold onto it. New Zealand need some luck.

16:31 hrs IST: New Zealand will now be looking to bat out their remaining overs. With the wicket of De Grandhomme, their chances of reaching 250 are remote.

16:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Chahal gets this legbreak to straighten on leg stump and Milne plays inside the line. The ball hits the pad and the umpire gives it out, Milne reviews but there was no bat and the ball was hitting the stumps. NZ lose a review. Adam Milne LBW Chahal 0 (1).

16:22 hrs IST: The man who is in the centre of the storm, Pandurang Salgaonkar, is no stranger to controversy. Who is Pandurang Salgaonkar? Find out.

16:21 hrs IST: WICKET! New Zealand lose a wicket at a wrong time. Chahal gets this delivery to break away wide outside off, De Grandhomme reaches for it and gets an outside edge that is snapped up at short third man. Colin de Grandhomme c Bumrah b Chahal 41 (40).

16:20 hrs IST: SIX! Santner slogs Axar to the deep mid wicket stand. New Zealand have to keep scoring.

16:18 hrs IST: For those joining in, the start of the India vs New Zealand match was marred by a massive controversy over pitch-fixing. Pandurang Salgaonkar has been suspended by the MCA and the ICC, BCCI have initiated a probe.

16:15 hrs IST: Chahal and Axar are bowling in tandem. Can New Zealand score off the spinners? Only eight runs in the first two overs of the death overs.

16:11 hrs IST: New Zealand are 168/6 after 40 overs. How much can they score in the last 10 overs? De Grandhomme holds the key.

16:08 hrs IST: With Nicholls departing, what will De Grandhomme’s plan be? He needs to be there till the end if India are to reach 260-270.

16:01 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Bhuvneshwar. He comes round the wicket and angles in a good length ball that comes back in with the angle, Nicholls looks to drive down the ground and gets his leg pole flattened. Henry Nicholls b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 42 (62).

15:58 hrs IST: The partnership between De Grandhomme and Nicholls is reviving New Zealand. India need a breakthrough.

15:49 hrs IST: FOUR! This is a great passage of play for New Zealand. De Grandhomme thwacks a flatter ball to deep mid wicket for a boundary. Next ball, Jadhav fires it wide of off stump and the batsman has to reach out for it.

15:46 hrs IST: SIX! De Grandhomme is playing a gem of a knock here. He gets underneath the delivery and mauls it straight down the ground for a big six.

15:44 hrs IST: FOUR! India are giving away some easy runs. Chahal drags it short and Nicholls powers it to deep cover.

15:42 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch of elegance in addition to power. Short ball from Axar and the batsman carves it to deep backward point.

15:41 hrs IST: FOUR! De Grandhomme looks in great touch. He again skips down the track and flicks it to deep mid wicket.

15:38 hrs IST: FOUR! De Grandhomme looks to be aggressive as he dances down the track and whips a flighted ball to wide long on.

15:36 hrs IST: Five good balls but Axar floats one on the pads and Colin de Grandhomme gets off the mark with a brace.

15:33 hrs IST: Loud appeal for an LBW by Chahal against Nicholls but is not given, probably going over the stumps. New Zealand need Nicholls to hang in there.

15:28 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear, Latham walks across and misses the sweep to be cleaned up. Axar is delighted, he knows how important that wicket is. Tom Latham b Axar Patel 38 (62).

15:26 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Latham sweeps Chahal but the ball dips and lands in front of Axar at backward square leg.

15:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Nice way to bring up the 50-run stand. Nicholls gives himself some room and cuts a short ball past the gap at cover.

15:21 hrs IST: Latham plays the back of the bat paddle sweep and gets a couple. Now, that is a new feature added to his already skilled repertoire against spin.

15:16 hrs IST: New Zealand bring up the team 100 but they will need much more. On this deck, a total of 270-280 is needed to challenge the Indian batting.

15:14 hrs IST: After 25 overs, New Zealand are 97/4. Latham is once again playing a good knock. Nicholls has hung in there.

15:12 hrs IST: DROPPED! Dhoni drops a simple catch. Chahal gets a bit of drift and Nicholls pokes at it but Dhoni shells the chance.

15:06 hrs IST: Latham and Nicholls are building a decent stand. The lower middle order is low on experience and this gives them a good chance.

15:00 hrs IST: The run-rate continues to be under four runs. New Zealand will need some quick runs.

14:56 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav has figures of 5-0-15-0. Once again, he has tied down the runs. Now comes Axar Patel. Can he strike?

14:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Latham continues on his merry ways. He pulls a short ball to the deep square leg fence as New Zealand aim to recover.

14:48 hrs IST: FOUR! Henry Nicholls begins in style as he punches a short ball through the gap at extra cover for a boundary. Latham holds the key.

14:44 hrs IST: WICKET! Short ball from Pandya and Taylor looks to hook but gets a faint edge, the Mumbai partnership does not last long in Pune. Ross Taylor c Dhoni b Pandya 21 (33).

14:41 hrs IST: FOUR! Finally some relief for New Zealand. Pandya bowls short and Taylor crashes a short ball to sweeper cover.

14:37 hrs IST: After 15 overs, New Zealand are 53/3. They are unable to get any sort of momentum going.

14:30 hrs IST: New Zealand are playing Kedar Jadhav cautiously. Taylor glances a quicker ball to fine leg for a couple

14:27 hrs IST: Good first over from Hardik Pandya. India are applying the pressure. Latham and Taylor hold the key.

14:21 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav, who did not bowl in the first match, comes into the attack. He was the difference in the 2016 series. Can he pull off something special in front of his home town fans?

14:17 hrs IST: Taylor is also in good form and he pushes it past cover for a couple. New Zealand are 35/3 after 10 overs.

14:13 hrs IST: FOUR! Glorious shot to get off the mark. Latham is in great touch and it shows. Good length ball outside off, Latham leans into the shot and punches it to cover.

14:10 hrs IST: Another maiden over from Jasprit Bumrah. India are applying the squeeze here.

14:06 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Bhuvneshwar. He stays over the wicket and gets this delivery to cut back in sharply, Munro gets an inside edge but this time the ball hits the pad and clips the top of the stumps. Colin Munro b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 (17).

14:02 hrs IST: Good stop from Chahal. Taylor flicks it to square leg and the legspinner dives to his right to prevent a second. He puts in another good stop when Munro mistimes the pull.

13:59 hrs IST: WICKET! LBW as Mark Nicholas would scream on air. Good length ball and it zips through the deck, it cuts back in and Williamson is trapped on the crease, the umpire raises the finger and the New Zealand skipper reviews, replays show it is just clipping leg stump. New Zealand do not lose the review, but they have lost their skipper. Kane Williamson LBW Jasprit Bumrah 3 (14).

13:54 hrs IST: Good fielding at mid on. Stops a certain boundary. New Zealand are 24/1 after 5 overs.

13:51 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah are getting some zip of the wicket. This is a decent wicket, despite all the storms revolving around it today.

13:48 hrs IST: Good comeback from Bumrah after being hit for 10 runs in his first over. He bowls a maiden and almost has Williamson dragging a slower ball back onto the stumps.

13:43 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvi strikes. Good length ball and it holds its line outside off, Guptill edges it to the keeper. Martin Guptill c Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar 11 (9). New Zealand 21/1 after three overs.

13:40 hrs IST: SIX! Munro is a renowned power-hitter. He latches onto a short ball and wallops it straight down the ground for a six.

13:36 hrs IST: FOURS! Martin Guptill gets going in style. He creams a boundary through cover and then cracks a short ball to the deep point fence.

13:33 hrs IST: Oh almost! Bhuvi gets the delivery to cut back in and Munro inside-edges it onto the pads but survives. New Zealand are 2/0 in the first over.

13:31 hrs IST: Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are at the crease. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the bowling.

1:25 PM IST: We are five minutes away from start. A lot of focus will be on the pitch. Three hundred-plus scores have been registered on this Pune track. India had beaten Australia by 3 wickets in a day-night match in January 2017. Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav smashed centuries as India chased 351 for a win.

1:12 PM: The last seven ODI fixtures played out between India vs New Zealand have seen the winner alternate; New Zealand claimed a six-wicket victory last time out in Mumbai.

1:07 PM: New Zealand will seal their first ever bilateral ODI series victory against India in India with a win in this match; the record currently stands at 5-0 in favour of India.

1:01 PM: New Zealand have won the toss and opted to bat. The Kiwis are unchanged. The Indians have made one change -- Axar Patel has replaced Kuldeep Yadav.

12:52 PM: The ICC has approved the India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI. So toss should be on time at 1 PM.

12:39 PM: According to Harsha Bhogle, the pitch is looking fine and the match should start on schedule.

12:26 PM: BCCI’s zonal observer Ramesh Mhamunkar has given a go ahead for the India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI. This will be Pune’s third ODI match ever.

12:21 PM: The BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit has been caught off guard, said a BCCI official. “The BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) under Neeraj Kumar will have some answering to do. Here a random man comes, doesn’t have an all-access area pass (only given to those who can enter any area) and is taken to the main pitch by the curator,” a BCCI official said. How alarming!

12:15 PM: The ICC will also make an inspection soon. The match referee Chris Broad, former England batsman and no stranger to India, will check out the 22-yard strip.

12:09 PM: “Pandurang Salgaonkar has been suspended from the Maharashtra Cricket Association’s curator’s post with immediate effect,” BCCI acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary told PTI. “The MCA has also suspended Salgaonkar from all other positions in the association. An inquiry Commission will also be constituted by MCA. At BCCI, we reiterate that we have zero tolerance towards any corrupt activity,” he added.

12:03 PM: The international Cricket Council, which has zero tolerance against corruption, will also probe the matter of pitch doctoring in Pune.

11:57 PM: Hours before the 2nd ODI in Pune, a sting operation showed Pandurang Salgaonkar speaking to an undercover reporter, posing as a bookie. The 68-year-old was seen agreeing to tampering with the pitch to suit the requirements put forth by the reporter.

11:52 PM: The Pune curator has been barred from the stadium. The BCCI curator will now make an inspection soon. As of now, the 2nd ODI between India vs New Zealand will go on.

11:48 PM: Pune has been rocked by reports of pitch-fixing. A sting operation carried out by India Today ‘reveals’ that the curator Pandurang Salgaonkar had allowed people to tamper with the pitch ahead on the eve of the second ODI.


New Zealand’s proficiency probably boils down to the preparation for the tour of India. Their A team played several games and a clutch of players finally found a place in the senior side. Then New Zealand played two practice games in Mumbai before the first ODI. Latham, who scored a century in the second warm-up game, carried his good form into the first of the three ODIs but what was more telling is Ross Taylor’s form.

Ross Taylor (95) and Tom Latham (103 not out) set a new record for the highest ever partnership for New Zealand against India by adding 200 runs for the fourth wicket. They erased the previous best of 190 between Scott Styris and Taylor also for the fourth wicket at Dambulla on August 10,2010. The 180-run stand for the third wicket between Adam Parore and Ken Rutherford at Vadodara on October 28,1994 was the previous best for New Zealand against India in India.

Statistics prove that new Zealand have historically played well in India and unlike Australia, who depended too much on a David Warner or a Steve Smith, the Kiwis have more muscle in their batting line-up.

India’s batting at Wankhede once again centred around Virat Kohli. The Indian cricket captain became the only second batsman to score a hundred in his 200th ODI by making 121 off 125 balls with nine fours and two sixes. Abraham de Villiers was the first batsman to achieve this feat. who on his 200th ODI, once again came up with a superb century .

First Published: Oct 25, 2017 10:47 IST