India vs New Zealand: 'Virat's jetlag is certainly over', Twitterati heaps praise on Men in Blue after comprehensive win in second T20I

Here are a few reactions to India's seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second T20I in Auckland on microblogging website Twitter.

FirstCricket Staff, Jan 26, 2020 17:23:03 IST

India’s bowlers highlighted the balance of their side as they set up an easy seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the second T20I at Eden Park in Auckland to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

KL Rahul (57 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (44) then marshalled the run chase as they helped their side to reach 135-3 with 15 balls to spare, chasing New Zealand’s 132-5.

The hosts had posted an impressive 203-5 in the first game on Friday but were unable to repeat that on a pitch that had slowed down considerably in the intervening 48 hours and India’s bowlers put them under pressure throughout the innings.

Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets with his left-arm spin and conceded just 18 runs from four overs.

Earlier, the home batsman struggled a bit on a slow wicket, which was also used in the opening T20I on Friday, but opener Martin Guptill (33) and wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert (33) helped the Kiwis cross the 130-run mark.

Meanwhile, Twitter exploded after the Men in Blue registered another convincing win and got one step closer towards clinching the T20I series against the Kiwis. Let us take a look at a select few tweets from experts, former and current cricketers:

Back the Blues!

Republic Day couldn't have been better. Thank you, Skipper!

Batting, bowling or fielding... India right up there in all departments

India don't just chase well

All-round effort

Going by current form, they'll clinch the series in next game itself

Talk about stepping up to the challenge

Turbanator's lovin' this Indian outfit!

That's a different but valid way of looking at it

If one guy fails, the others step up. Top class team, this

With inputs from Reuters 

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Updated Date: Jan 26, 2020 17:23:03 IST

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3 England 5253 105
4 New Zealand 3449 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5442 111
5 Australia 5854 110
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2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 6095 265
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 5248 262
6 New Zealand 7114 245