New Zealand Vs India LIVE SCORE (t20)

New Zealand Vs India At Eden Park, Auckland, 26 January, 2020

26 January, 2020
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

132/5 (20.0 ov)

2nd T20I

135/3 (17.3 ov)

India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

New Zealand India
132/5 (20.0 ov) - R/R 6.6 135/3 (17.3 ov) - R/R 7.71

Match Ended

India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

This Over
1
1
6
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
KL Rahul (W) not out 57 50 3 2
Shivam Dube not out 8 4 0 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Tim Southee 3.3 0 20 2
Ish Sodhi 4 0 33 1
Current Partnership Last Wicket 125/3 (16.3)

10 (10) R/R: 10

KL Rahul 2(2)

Shreyas Iyer 44(33) S.R (133.33)

c Tim Southee b Ish Sodhi
India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd T20I in Auckland, Full Cricket Score: Men in Blue grab 2-0 series lead with seven-wicket win

India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd T20I in Auckland, Full Cricket Score: Men in Blue grab 2-0 series lead with seven-wicket win

15:57 (IST)

India take 2-0 lead in the five-match series. And as said earlier, India seem to have adopted a new way to win matches and that is when Rohit and Kohli fail with the bat. Rahul and Iyer, the young guns, are in red hot form and they are making sure, they take the side to the winning mark as well. Hosts have been less than ordinary in the match. They will need some luck for sure in Hamilton but more importantely a better effort with bat and ball and sharp planning as well. So, we will see you on the 29 January. Good bye for now.

15:53 (IST)

Virat Kohli, India captain: We backed it up with another good performance today. Bowlers stood out. Line and lengths were good. It was a very good feature for us as a team. That helped us restrict to 132 for 5 on a very good wicket. I think the pitch was enough for 160. We understood the angle of the field better in this match. Ball gripped for the spinners. Chahal was also good. All pacers made good contributions. When you display a complete peformance like that, you end up winning so convincingly. The dimensions of Hamiltion ground are better than Auckland and we are ready for the challenge. 

15:51 (IST)

KL Rahul is the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 57

Rahul: Obviously different circumstances. I knew what I had to do, and knew I couldn't do it the same way as two days ago. We had lost seniors Rohit and Kohli early, and I had to stay in and finish the game. How I read the situation and read the game, that has gotten better. More often than not, I have come up with the right shots.

15:48 (IST)

Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain: It was a tough day. The wicket was quite different, and as a batting unit, we needed another 15 or 20. Credit to the way the Indians bowled. They are a class side. Even though we had 130-on the board on a small ground, we had to get early wickets. Once again they showed their experience. there were glimpses that were 15-20 short than where we would've wanted to finish. (On moving to Hamilton next) It's important we have a look at the conditions and do what's best suited and keep moving forward, and that's ultimately what we look forward to.

15:45 (IST)

Food for thought
 

15:38 (IST)

Jadeja's spell was instrumental in restricting the Black Caps to less than 140

15:38 (IST)

What a run KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are having!

15:34 (IST)

Did you know?

— This is the first time that India have beaten New Zealand in two consecutive T20Is.

— KL Rahul’s last five T20I innings:

91, 45, 54, 56, 57* (Today)

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

15:34 (IST)
15:34 (IST)

Slow pitch but never mind, India's top AND middle order up to the task. That too without significant contributions from Rohit and Kohli. This is a line that the team management would have liked to hear for so, so long. Finally the pieces are falling into place and the puzzle is getting solved. All-round performance from India, New Zealand completely out played. 2-0 to the Men in Blue without getting into fifth gear.

Chetan Narula, Freelance cricket journalist in Southampton

15:34 (IST)
15:34 (IST)

New Zealand players with 50-plus wickets in T20Is:

Tim Southee
Nathan McCullum
Mitchell Santner
Ish Sodhi*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

15:34 (IST)

Highlights

title-img

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I Live Updates: SIX! Dube smashes Southee over long on to finish the match. India win by seven wickets. They go 2-0 up in the series. The template seems to be changing for India with Iyer and Rahul performing, taking the side over the victory line. Happened in this match as well, with Iyer scoring 44 and Rahul scoring unbeaten 57. Back to back fifties for Rahul, a walk in Eden Park for him.

Report, 1st T20I: Shreyas Iyer's blazing fifty took India to their maiden victory in the five-match series against New Zealand at Auckland. His 29-ball 58 was crucial, in the end, as India required 60 odd runs in the last five overs or so, with two wickets of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli falling in quick succession. Thanks to the win, India have taken a 1-0 lead in the series, with the second match to be played at the same ground on 26 January.

"It's really amazing coming from overseas after a little home tour," Iyer said. "It's a great feeling to win the game and be not out, especially.

"We had lost two quick wickets in succession and it was really important for us to build a partnership at that point of the game because we knew the boundaries are a little bit short and we could cover the run-rate any time. That's what we had communicated in the team and fortunately it worked out."

New Zealand set India's star-studded batting line-up a testing chase after losing the toss.

Colin Munro (59), Kane Williamson (51) and Ross Taylor (54 not out) made half-centuries as New Zealand scored at a consistently high rate throughout their innings to surpass 200.

Munro and Martin Guptill (30) put on 80 for the first wicket in only 7.5 overs. New Zealand lost two quick wickets but Williamson restored momentum in a mid-innings stand of 71 with Taylor, then the veteran Taylor finished off a strong batting performance with his first T20 half-century in six years.

"We always know coming to Eden Park, it's not easy to defend," Williamson said. "They certainly showed their class in chasing down that total.

"We knew batting first we were going to have to get a good score on the board and we were able to do that, but with the ball in hand we need a few wickets early to get ahead of the game."

Black Caps will be aiming to work on their shortfalls and make it 1-1 in the series in the second T20I.

Squads:

India team players: Rohit SharmaYuzvendra ChahalShivam DubeShreyas IyerManish PandeyRishabh PantKL RahulVirat Kohli(c)Ravindra JadejaKuldeep YadavShardul ThakurJasprit Bumrah Navdeep SainiWashington SundarSanju Samson

New Zealand team players: Kane Williamson (capt)Martin GuptillRoss TaylorScott KuggeleijnColin MunroColin de GrandhommeTom BruceDaryl MitchellMitchell SantnerTim Seifert (wk), Hamish Bennett, Ish SodhiTim SoutheeBlair Tickner.

With inputs from The Associated Press

Updated Date: January 26, 2020 15:56:37 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Highlights, India vs England Live Score, 4th Test at Ahmedabad, Day 1, Full cricket score: Hosts 24/1 at stumps, trail by 181
First Cricket News

Highlights, India vs England Live Score, 4th Test at Ahmedabad, Day 1, Full cricket score: Hosts 24/1 at stumps, trail by 181

India vs England Live Score: Get latest cricket score and live updates, ball by ball commentary of Ind vs Eng 4th Test match being played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera.

New Zealand vs Australia: Aaron Finch, bowlers shine as Aussies crush Kiwis by 50 runs to level T20I series 2-2
First Cricket News

New Zealand vs Australia: Aaron Finch, bowlers shine as Aussies crush Kiwis by 50 runs to level T20I series 2-2

The result sets up a winner-takes-all blockbuster in the final match at the same venue on Sunday, with Australia in red-hot form after struggling early in the series.

New Zealand vs Australia: Martin Guptill stars with 71 as hosts win by seven wickets, clinch series 3-2
First Cricket News

New Zealand vs Australia: Martin Guptill stars with 71 as hosts win by seven wickets, clinch series 3-2

Guptill, who had been out of form going into the series, led with a masterful 71, including seven fours and four sixes, while Conway contributed 36 with the pair putting on 106 for the first wicket.