New Zealand Vs India LIVE SCORE (t20)

New Zealand Vs India At Eden Park, Auckland, 08 February, 2019

08 February, 2019
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

158/8 (20.0 ov)

2nd T20I

162/3 (18.5 ov)

India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

New Zealand India
158/8 (20.0 ov) - R/R 7.9 162/3 (18.5 ov) - R/R 8.60

Match Ended

India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

This Over
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1
0
0
4
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Rishabh Pant not out 40 28 4 1
MS Dhoni (W) not out 20 17 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Scott Kuggeleijn 3.5 0 32 0
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 31 1
Current Partnership Last Wicket 118/3 (13.4)

44 (44) R/R: 8.51

Rishabh Pant 22(14)
MS Dhoni 20(17)

Vijay Shankar 14(8) S.R (175)

c Tim Southee b Daryl Mitchell
India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd T20I at Auckland, Full Cricket Score: Visitors level series with seven-wicket win

India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd T20I at Auckland, Full Cricket Score: Visitors level series with seven-wicket win

15:03 (IST)

A better performance from India and they would be happy that it was not just a better performance. They came into this game to win and that's what they ended the game with. The series is 1-1 tied and this makes the Hamilton clash a mouth-watering one. Who's complaining? Nobody really. 

We will be back with the coverage of the 3rd T20I on Sunday that is 10 February, 2019. Hope to catch you again. Bye-bye for now.

14:59 (IST)

Rohit Sharma: Very pleased to see my team's bowling and we were quite clinical with the bat as well. We executed our plans better today after learning from our mistakes. It's important to understand the mistakes that we made, it's been a long tour for everyone. Third match is going to be an interesting tie.

14:58 (IST)

Williamson, NZ captain: We missed some tricks with the bat. It was not a 180-plus wicket. It was slightly trickier at times. We did not help ourselves by not having partnerships. There are lot of positives when you play India. As a side, we are aware what is to be done. We want to play with freedom. Fantastic crowd. 1-1. Exciting opportunity for us in Hamilton.  

14:56 (IST)

Krunal Pandya: It felt really nice to contribute for the team. It's always special when you contribute to a win. The dimensions are quite different from Wellington, the straight boundaries were short and I had to adjust my length to it. Looking forward to the decider in two days time.

14:55 (IST)

Krunal Pandya is Man of the Match.

14:53 (IST)

No. of wins for India in T20Is now:

Under Virat Kohli : 12 (20 matches)

Under Rohit Sharma : 12 (14 matches)

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

14:53 (IST)
14:53 (IST)

This is India's first win in New Zealand in T20Is. They lost all the three T20Is which they played before. U.S.A. is the only country where they have not won a T20I yet among countries in which they have played T20I matches.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

14:53 (IST)
14:50 (IST)

Spanking shot and Pant has finished this. Number three is a good move for him and gives ample game time to make an impression for the World Cup. India have levelled the series and the tour goes into a live game on Sunday. Better than dead rubbers of ODIs. 1-1! 

Chetan Narula, Freelance Cricket Journalist in Auckland

14:50 (IST)
14:48 (IST)
four

India WIN!

Pant finishes the game in style with Dhoni watching from the other end. Fullish delivery and Pant smashes it past the bowler for boundary. 

14:44 (IST)

After 18 overs,India 156/3 ( Rishabh Pant 35 , MS Dhoni (W) 19)

Easy for India. Dhoni and Pant doing the former's favourite thing to pass time in the middle- collecting singles and doubles. No panic. India just 3 away from series-levelling victory.

Highlights

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India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ), 2nd T20I Live Score: A better performance from India and they would be happy that it was not just a better performance. They came into this game to win and that's what they ended the game with. The series is 1-1 tied and this makes the Hamilton clash a mouth-watering one. Who's complaining. Nobody really. We will be back with the coverage of the 3rd T20I on Sunday that is 10 February, 2019. Hope to catch you again. Bye-bye for now.

File image of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (L) and India skipper Rohit Sharma. AP/AFP

File image of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (L) and India skipper Rohit Sharma. AP/AFP

The second India vs New Zealand T20I is being telecast on Star Sports Network. The New Zealand-India live streaming will take place on hotstar.com. Click here to know when and where to watch the second T20I between New Zealand and India.

2nd T20I preview: A strong comeback will be expected from India after the hammering from New Zealand in the series-opener when the two teams square-up in the second T20 International at Eden Park here on Friday.

After suffering their biggest loss in T20 Internationals in terms of runs on Wednesday night, India don't have a lot of time to introspect with just 24 hours separating the two games.

It was the kind of day when nothing went right for India who let New Zealand amass 219 before surrendering meekly in the steep chase.

Opener Tim Seifert took the Indian bowlers to cleaners with a 43-ball 84 and visitors must have a plan to contain him on Friday.

Not even the seasoned Bhuvneshwar Kumar was spared as he, alongside Hardik Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed, leaked 12 runs an over.

The team could replace Ahmed with either Siddharth Kaul or Mohammad Siraj, who warmed the bench on Wednesday.

The spinners, Krunal Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal, did alright but the team management will also consider including chinaman Kuldeep Yadav.

The lack of fight in the run chase was a big disappointment, as mentioned by captain Rohit Sharma in Wellington. Despite having eight batsmen in the eleven, India lost by 80 runs.

"As a team, we have been good at chasing down targets which is why we play with eight batsmen. We believe that whatever the target is in front of us we can chase it down, but we just couldn't do it tonight," said a disappointed Rohit after the game.

He himself would like to lead from the front after scoring 1 on Wednesday and a significant contribution will also be expected from Rishabh Pant, who is in the running for a World Cup berth.

He could not do much in Wellington, getting four off 9 balls before spinner Mitchell Santner bowled him with a fast yorker.

All-rounder Vijay Shankar was promoted to number three and did alright with a 18-ball 27. It remains to be seen if he gets another shot at the same position or the team brings in Shubman Gill, who would be desperate to perform after the two failures in ODIs.

While it is a must-win game for India, another victory will seal the series for the hosts who were outplayed 1-4 in the preceding ODIs.

Captain Kane Williamson could not be more happy with the showing in the first T20 but wants his team to fully focus on the job at hand.

"It was a complete performance that doesn't happen everyday and hope we can keep the momentum through the series having set the tone," he said.

The dangerous opening duo of Colin Munro and Seifert put the Indian pacers under tremendous pressure early on in the innings and dismissing them cheaply will be crucial for the visitors' chances.

Coming back into the side after playing just one ODI against India, veteran Tim Southee proved his immense value with tidy figures of 17 runs in four over including three wickets.

The spinners, Ish Sodhi and Santner, too were on top of the Indian batsmen, sharing two wickets apiece.

Squads:

India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson(c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.

Match starts at 11.30 AM IST.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: February 08, 2019 15:09:36 IST

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