New Delhi : India won by 7 wickets in the second match of the T20 Series played in Auckland against New Zealand . Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant changed the shining innings of India , with a 1-1 draw in the three-match series. In the bowling attack, Kunal Pandya and Khalil Ahmed performed well. Kunal was selected as the ‘Man of the Match’. New Zealand first scored 158 runs losing 8 wickets. In response, India achieved the target by losing 3 wickets in 18.5 overs.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan came as the opener of Team India against the New Zealand to beat the target of Eden Park field. These two players gave the team a good start. During this, Rohit faced 29 balls with 4 sixes and 3 fours to help 50 runs and out on Ish Sodhi ‘s ball. While Dhawan made an important contribution of 30 runs. Vijay Shankar finished with 14 runs. Rishabh Pant played the role of match finisher. He faced 28 balls and scored an unbeaten 40 with the help of 4 fours and a six. While Mahendra Singh Dhoni faced 17 balls and scored an unbeaten 20 with the help of a four. In this way India achieved the target in 18.5 overs. Pant hit a four on the last ball.
Earlier, the bowlers did well on behalf of India . Kunal Pandya thrashed 4 overs during New Zealand ‘s batting. During this time he hit 3 fours with 28 runs. While young fast bowler Khalil Ahmed took two for 27 runs in 4 overs, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 1 for 29 in 4 overs. Hardik Pandya also got a breakthrough.
After winning the toss, New Zealand made 158 in 8 overs losing 8 wickets. Colin de Grandhomme of the team made the half-century. He faced 28 balls and scored 50 runs with the help of 4 sixes and one four. While Ross Taylor faced 42 balls and scored 42 runs with the help of 3 fours. Captain Kane Williamson returned to the pavilion by scoring 20 runs. Opener Tim Seifert and Colin Munro scored 12-12 runs. Darley Mitchell scored one run.