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Highlights India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI at Pune, cricket result: Karthik's 64 guides hosts to victory, level series 1-1

Date: Wednesday, 25 October, 2017 22:17 IST Match Status: Match Ended
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

New Zealand in India 3 ODI Series 2017 2nd ODI Match Result India beat New Zealand by 6 wickets

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Tim Southee not out 25 22 1 1
Trent Boult not out 2 2 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 0 45 3
Jasprit Bumrah 10 2 38 2
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Dinesh Karthik not out 64 92 4 0
MS Dhoni (W) not out 18 21 3 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Tim Southee 9 1 60 1
Trent Boult 10 0 54 0
  • All square at the end of second ODI. As we head for the third and the deciding ODI at Kanpur. This is living up to a fantastic series with both teams edging each other in the two contests so far.

    Join us for the third ODI on Sunday. Should be a cracker of a game, as Kanpur's Green Park is set host its final ODI

    ​"Probably, this would be for the last time that the Green Park hosts an international match as the Lucknow stadium is far superior, and one of the best stadiums in the country"  said acting BCCI president CK Khanna

    Goodbye and goodnight. Look forward for your company on Sunday.

  • Watch Our correspondent Piyush Pal reviews India's 6-wicket win over New Zealand 2nd ODI

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the Man of the Match for his 3 wickets for 45 runs

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar: That's my nature and I never try to change that. Whenever I bowl with the new ball, I try to swing it. It wasn't happening today, so I focused on bowling in good areas.Thanks to team management. I am not a muscular guy again thanks to trainer, but I am more confident if you compare it to what I felt a couple of years ago.

  • India captain, Virat Kohli: Pretty good game for us today. Exactly the way we talked at toss time. We needed a good performance from the bwolers today and they were clinical. Even the fielding was good. Dhawan has been playing really well. He's pretty confident at the moment. They (Bumrah and Bhuvi) are getting confident with each game that we play. They were not getting ugly wickets, but getting proper wickets. (On the third ODI) Definitely, I look forward to challenges, personally, and the team as well. We talked about bouncing back and we did that in Pune and plan to continue the momentum in Kanpur. 

  • Kane Williamson, New Zealand: Yeah that's right. Whatever you do after you win the toss, you want to do well. I thought 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 Indian bowlers. They showed the class. I think the surface wasn't easy to bat fluently, and he came on and played nicely. We certainly came with high hopes. Would have been nice to have had a few more to defend. We certainly came here with high hopes. We put in a much better performance in Mumbai. In for another decider.

  • New Zealand needed wickets to win the game or hope India to flounder, which happens very rarely nowadays, and today neither happened. A comfortable win. Both the teams lost 4-wickets while chasing and winning the game with 6 wickets.

  • After 46 overs,India 232/4 ( Dinesh Karthik 64 , MS Dhoni (W) 18)

    Karthik finishes the game with a top shot through the offside and remains unbeaten on 64. MS Dhoni remains not out at the other end. All smiles for India as they level the ODI series 1-1. The batsmen complimented the efforts of the bowlers who really set up theis victory, holding Kiwis to 230. 

  • Piyush Pal, Firstpost Correspondent from MCA stadium Pune

    So India have won the second ODI in the three-match series by 6 wickets. Dinesh Karthik sealed the deal with a crisp off drive, with Dhoni alongside. Fans are quickly leaving the stadium. With the series now level at 1-1, the third ODI turns all the more exciting.

  • India win by 6 wickets and four overs to spare. Level series 1-1.

  • Piyush Pal, Firstpost Correspondent from MCA stadium Pune

    Many fans can be seen leaving the stadium now as the match is all but over now. This being a Wednesday, not a weekend, people are going early realising that they need to be somewhere in the morning tomorrow..

  • After 45 overs,India 225/4 ( Dinesh Karthik 60 , MS Dhoni (W) 16)

    Another bowler who has been impressive today, has been Milne. Hitting the deck hard and putting it all in when the match's result is mere formality says a lot about a fast bowler.

  • After 44 overs,India 224/4 ( Dinesh Karthik 60 , MS Dhoni (W) 15)

    The two boundaries at the start off the over forced Boult to change his angle. India just seven runs away now. The question is will Dhoni hit it with a six. Has been a while since he has finished it with a special.

  • FOUR! Dhoni has hit Boult for consecutive fours! This time a firm push through the packed offisde field. Brings the crowd on its feet

  • FOUR! Dhoni looked to hit this one out of the park, but the inside half keeps it along the ground, the ball remains along the ground and races pass mid on

  • After 43 overs,India 215/4 ( Dinesh Karthik 60 , MS Dhoni (W) 6)

    Santner completes his spell, a wonderful one. 38 runs off his 10 overs with a wicket. 4 runs off his last over. His only wicket came very late in the match

  • After 42 overs,India 211/4 ( Dinesh Karthik 57 , MS Dhoni (W) 5)

    Barring that four Dhoni is happy to block the remaining deliveries as Boult completes his ninth over. Four runs off the over.

  • FOUR! Dhoni shuffles across and gets the bat in time to put it away past square leg for his first boundary. The crowd surely loved it.

  • After 41 overs,India 207/4 ( Dinesh Karthik 57 , MS Dhoni (W) 1)

    End off a successful over, Santner has bowled extremely well to earn the wicket, albeit he got it with a real losener, but he will gleefully accept it. Pandya was livid with himself but all the focus shifted to the star who walked out on to the ground. Dhoni uses his feet straightaway to get off the mark against the left-arm spin.

  • The crowd goes bonkers and no prizes for guessing that which player walks out to the middle. Jersey no. 7 MS Dhoni with a cap on saunters out

  • OUT! Pandya selects the wrong ball to play the sweep, ends up scooping the full ball straight downshort fine leg's throat.

    Hardik Pandya c Milne b Santer 30 (31)

  • After 40 overs,India 204/3 ( Dinesh Karthik 55 , Hardik Pandya 30)

    A couple to start with for Kartik and then a cracking shot to get to his half-century, a well-earned fifty and follows it up with a four singles. India pass the 200-run mark. Victory not far away.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Timely 50 by Karthik. India needed the number four batsman to come good to hold the inings together and forge useful partnerships. Karthik did just that. With Dhawan in the first place and later with Pandya to set the team on the road to victory.

  • FIFTY! 9th half-century for Karthik in ODIs brings it with a spectacular cut shot of De Grandhomme. Innings of some substance and maturity, didn't throw it away, should finish the game off.

  • After 39 overs,India 194/3 ( Dinesh Karthik 47 , Hardik Pandya 28)

    Williamson goes back to Santner, looking for a potential miracle that brings his team back in contention. Takes Karthik's pad on the first ball as the two run for a leg-bye, a couple of singles makes it three off the over

  • After 38 overs,India 191/3 ( Dinesh Karthik 46 , Hardik Pandya 27)

    India only 40 runs away less than 4 runs an over required now, with seven wickets in hand it should be a stroll in the park. Pandya's couple of boundaries off Southee's over made it a good one for the home side.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    India getting to the home stretch of the chase.  With Karthik inching towards his 50 and the score moving ahead the home team is just 50 runs short of the target with plenty of overs and wickets in hand. Hardik Pandya too batting with calm assurance. Kiwis looking increasingly ragged. So unlike the first match performance

  • FOUR! Pandya punches off the backfoot and finds the gap on the offside. Successive boundaries for him.

  • FOUR! Short ball by Southee and Pandya goes after it. Pulls it nicely to deep square leg boundary.

  • After 37 overs,India 178/3 ( Dinesh Karthik 44 , Hardik Pandya 16)

    Karthik opens the face of the bat to run it down to third man and Southee's fumble allows them to take an extra run. Karthik opens the face again this time to the right of Southee for a single, Pandya too sensibly just rotating the strike. Tests Karthik with a bouncer and he pulls it backward square leg for a single.

  • Piyush Pal, Firstpost Correspondent from MCA stadium Pune

    Dinesh Karthik is closing in on a fifty. If he takes India home and stays unbeaten, it would surely allow him to stake a stronger claim for a longer run in the middle order for the country.

  • After 36 overs,India 172/3 ( Dinesh Karthik 40 , Hardik Pandya 15)

    Karthik-Pandya exchange quick single off the first ball. Pandya pulls the fourth ball to deep square leg, it reaches the fielder on the bounce and Karthik guides to third man for another single to keep strike

  • Southee introduced into the attack

  • After 35 overs,India 168/3 ( Dinesh Karthik 38 , Hardik Pandya 13)

    Two runs off the second ball and Karthik swivels and pulls to deep midwicket for a couple. Boult manages to keep him quiet for the next four balls

  • Boult brought back. This will be his 3rd spell. And perhaps his last.

  • After 34 overs,India 166/3 ( Dinesh Karthik 36 , Hardik Pandya 13)

    Karthik nudges on the ondisde behind square and calls for two straight away with putting in a dive to make it in time. There was really no need for the second. Milne is on his haunces pleading for leg before shout on the second ball but it seemed to go high the ball tracking confirms it. Karthik uppishly plays a drive and falls just short of the cover fielder. Pandya takes a single off the final ball to keep strike.

  • After the confusion off who will take the strike after drinks, the play gets underway with Karthik taking on Milne at the start of 34th over. Milne with the ball.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Pandya loves to extend his arms with expansive drives. Santner was pushing his left arm spin at a flat pace. The one time he flighted it saw the ball right in Pandya hitting zone. He was waiting for just that. He lofted the ball with a free follow through of the bat to slam the ball high and handsomely over long on for a super six. India are progressing well

  • After 33 overs,India 161/3 ( Dinesh Karthik 32 , Hardik Pandya 12)

    Santner has really caused some problems varying his speed to both the batsmen. Quick to Pandya and slower to Karthik, produced couple of leading edges from both batsmen but none ends up into any fielder's hands. Pandya launches the fifth ball for six over long on. First six off Santner's bowling in this innings.

  • SIX! There it is. After 13 balls, Pandya makes use of his strong arms to smack it over long on for a maximum. Clean as a whistle, hit through the line

  • After 32 overs,India 153/3 ( Dinesh Karthik 31 , Hardik Pandya 5)

    Milne into his 6th over. He has only gone for 10 runs in his five overs including a wicket of Dhawan. Milne slids one down leg and hitting Karthik's pads as the two ecxchange a single. Digs in short to Pandya, who looks to ramp it, but misses it and umpire singals it a wide, an overhead wide. Nice punch through offside, gives Pandya two.

  • After 31 overs,India 147/3 ( Dinesh Karthik 31 , Hardik Pandya 1)

    Santner with another tidy over. Two off it. Hardik Pandya gets off the mark with a drive to long off.

  • After 30 overs,India 145/3 ( Dinesh Karthik 30 , Hardik Pandya 0)

    Dhawan threw his wicket away and missed the chance of scoring a century and see his team over the line. Hardik Pandya walks out ahead of MS Dhoni at number five. Plays out the rest of the over.

  • Piyush Pal, Firstpost Correspondent from MCA stadium Pune

    This spell by Adam Milne could prove to be decisive as his wicket of Dhawan has induced life to what appeared to be an easy chase for the Men in Blue.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Shikhar Dhawan's 68 has put India in a strong position. Now left to the under-performing middle order to rise to the occasion and see India through. Dhawan has really kept the top order together in style in this innings. Just 86 runs are needed and plenty of overs remaining.

  • OUT! Dhawan stepped out to smash it over the covers, didn't get all off it as the bat twirled in his hands giving an easy catch to Taylor at cover. Unecessary shot to be honest.

    S Dhawan c Taylor b Milne 68 (84)

  • After 29 overs,India 145/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 68 , Dinesh Karthik 30)

    Santner has been terrific as far as stopping the run flow is considered. Maybe the Indians haven't felt the need to go after him as the asking rate is not even moderately challenging. Finishes his fifth over for five, home side 86 runs away from levelling the series. Karthik picks up a couple off his last ball.

  • Piyush Pal, Firstpost Correspondent from MCA stadium Pune

    It seems the crowd has relaxed as the game has progressed. Maybe it's a sign of fatigue as people have been here since afternoon, or maybe the lesser cheers are a reflection of the fact that the people here too understand that the game has decisively drifted away from Kiwis! Dinesh Karthik and Dhawan have all but pushed New Zealand out of the game..

  • After 28 overs,India 140/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 66 , Dinesh Karthik 27)

    Southee to bowl his sixth over. Dhawan slaps it midwicket for single off the first ball. Shout for a lbw denied by Rod Tucker, rapped over knee roll, maybe just going high. With three more runs off the over 92 runs required off 132 balls.

  • After 27 overs,India 137/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 64 , Dinesh Karthik 26)

    Santner continues his good work. He has been economical. Another over that costs only three runs but the Black Caps need wickets and that's the only way they can comeback into the game.

India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI updates: ​​​Karthik finishes the game with a top shot through the offside and remains unbeaten on 64. MS Dhoni remains not out at the other end. All smiles for India as they level the ODI series 1-1. The batsmen complimented the efforts of the bowlers who really set up this victory, holding Kiwis to 230 in the first innings.

Preview: After trailing 0-1 in the three match One-Day International (ODI) series, India will look to bounce back when the hosts take on a confident New Zealand in the second match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.

Despite a brilliant knock from the India skipper Virat Kohli (121), New Zealand's Tom Latham and Ross Taylor joined hands to hand their team a comprehensive six-wicket victory.

The duo contributed a 200-run stand for the fourth wicket as the visitors overtook India's total of 280/8 with six balls to spare.

Highlights India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI at Pune, cricket result: Karthiks 64 guides hosts to victory, level series 1-1

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, captain of India and New Zealand respectively. AP

Apart for Kohli and Dinesh Karthik (37) no other batsman rose to the occasion. Many experienced players got a start but could not convert it into a big score.

Kohli also rued that the hosts fell 30 to 40 runs short and, in the coming match the hosts would like to improve in that department.

In the bowling department, apart from medium-pacer Hardik Pandya (1/46) no other player made the mark as they only managed to take four wickets. The spinners, who had done well against the Australians, also failed drastically.

India's bowling coach Bharat Arun said to level the series is a challenge and the team is ready for it.

"We look at it as a big challenge right now. New Zealand competed exceptionally well, they had a fantastic partnership (in Mumbai) and they went on to win that game," Bharat said.

"It is a bigger challenge for us to come back, we know we have our plans in place and it is a good testing ground for the team (on) how you come back from behind and do well in the series, he added.

New Zealand, on the other hand, has ticked most of the boxes in the first match. Their top-order batsmen clicked and the bowlers also did a good job. Experienced pacer Trent Boult (4/35) made his mark and the other bowlers supported him at the other end.

The visitors will now be aiming for a win again as it will give New Zealand their first bilateral series win in India, having lost all five preceding series while India will look to equalise.


India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(captain), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, M.S. Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Matt Henry, Glenn Phillips, George Worker, Tom Bruce, Ish Sodhi.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Oct 25, 2017

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