India in New Zealand, 5 ODI Series, 2019

New Zealand vs India - 2nd ODI

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Date & Time: 26 January 2019

New Zealand 234/10

RR: 5.80 | India beat New Zealand by 90 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Martin Guptill c Yuzvendra Chahal & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Yuzvendra Chahal & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 151620
Colin Munro lbw Yuzvendra Chahal lbw Yuzvendra Chahal 314131
Kane Williamson bowled Mohammed Shami bowled Mohammed Shami 201112
Ross Taylor stumped Kedar Jadhav stumped Kedar Jadhav 222520
Tom Latham lbw Kuldeep Yadav lbw Kuldeep Yadav 343231
Henry Nicholls c Mohammed Shami & b Kuldeep Yadav c Mohammed Shami & b Kuldeep Yadav 283820
Colin de Grandhomme c Ambati Rayudu & b Kuldeep Yadav c Ambati Rayudu & b Kuldeep Yadav 3800
Doug Bracewell c Shikhar Dhawan & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Shikhar Dhawan & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 574653
Ish Sodhi bowled Kuldeep Yadav bowled Kuldeep Yadav 0100
Lockie Ferguson c Vijay Shankar & b Yuzvendra Chahal c Vijay Shankar & b Yuzvendra Chahal 122010
Trent Boult not out not out 10411
Extras 2 (b 0, lb 0, w 2, nb 0)
Total 234 (10 Wkts, 40.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
23-1 (Martin Guptill,5), 51-2 (Kane Williamson,7.5), 84-3 (Colin Munro,14.1), 100-4 (Ross Taylor,17.1), 136-5 (Tom Latham,24.3), 146-6 (Colin de Grandhomme,27), 166-7 (Henry Nicholls,30.4), 166-8 (Ish Sodhi,30.5), 224-9 (Doug Bracewell,39.2), 234-10 (Lockie Ferguson,40.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Bhuvneshwar Kumar7 1 42 2 6.00
Mohammed Shami6 0 43 1 7.17
Vijay Shankar2 0 17 0 8.50
Yuzvendra Chahal9.2 0 52 2 5.65
Kedar Jadhav6 0 35 1 5.83
Kuldeep Yadav10 0 45 4 4.50
Shikhar Dhawan 0 0 0 0 0
Rohit Sharma 0 0 0 0 0
Virat Kohli 0 0 0 0 0
Ambati Rayudu 0 0 0 0 0
MS Dhoni 0 0 0 0 0

That is it from this game. Both teams have a one day's break, with the third ODI scheduled at this same venue on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 3 pm local (0200 GMT). India look roaring good for 3-0. Can the Black Caps fight and keep the series alive? Do join us for that game. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Virat Kohli says that it was a clinical performance. Mentions that it was a par total on this pitch and it was a balanced performance by them which is really pleasing. On the batting plans, Kohli adds that after the second drinks break, he decided to go hard but then he got out and the next batsman coming in took time to get going. These are the areas they need to improve, he mentions. Adds that they were 1-0 up in the series and had nothing much to lose. Lauds all his bowlers. States that Kuldeep and Chahal bowl with a lot of heart and they are always figuring out a way to get the batsmen out. Feels that this mindset is really helping them. Smiles and says that he is looking forward to a break from cricket after the next ODI.

Kane Williamson does not look too disappointed. He walks forward for an interview. Mentions that it's a little bit frustrating for the way they are losing. Credits India for the way they played. Adds that they showed glimpses in the chase but never really kicked on. Praises his bowlers, mainly Ish Sodhi and Doug Bracewell. Feels that it's two games in a row where they have not gained any control. States that some of their dismissals were a result of going too hard. On this sort of ground, Williamson reckons that wickets in hand would be the key and that's the lesson they are taking from this game.

ROHIT SHARMA has been named the MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he is feeling good and winning the match was really important. First ball was really interesting as he didn't know how the pitch will behave. Adds that it was a par score, not a winning score and credits the Indian bowlers. Further says that he enjoys batting with Dhawan and mentions that they understand each other's game. Feels getting 325 is always a good effort. On the venue, he replies that it's a beautiful stadium and feels that it's always nice to play in an open ground.

Should the World Cup be already handed to India? Batting boxes ticked. Bowling boxes ticked. Fielding boxes ticked. Captaincy box ticked. Superb incisive bowling. Keeping the pressure on and not giving anything loose. Then, stopping runs in the field with some terrific saves. Earlier, with the bat, the middle order came to the fore, slowly erasing doubts in the minds of the supporters. Might be 6 months too early but this team is probably 10 steps ahead of the next best. Period. Please stay tuned for the presentation.

Clearly the Kiwis lacked technique. They lacked patience too. They were able to attack Shami because he was not able to control the movement but against bowlers who were tight, they struggled and threw wickets away. Doug Bracewell scored 57 but that was more because he was playing 'I-don't-have-anything-to-lose' innings. Tom Latham looked steady in his brief stay.

324 was supposed to be 20 runs short. It has proved 90 too many in the end. When Martin Guptill's run out was missed on 0, it seemed like it is going to be New Zealand's evening. But what followed after that was just a side struggling to come to terms to against some very good bowling. The Indian seamers were relentless while 'KULCHA' then finished things off.

Another highly hyped New Zealand-India ODI. Another one-sided contest. Another disappointment. Sigh. Having seen the way the India-Australia panned out, this is a sheer let down.

40.2
0
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, OUT! There goes the final wicket! INDIA WIN BY 90 RUNS! Chahal gives this one some extra air and lands it full outside off, Ferguson takes on the challenge to clear long on but ends up hitting it straight down Shankar's throat in the deep. The Men in Blue had to work really hard for the last two wickets, took them 57 balls. Anyway, they go 2-0 up in the series after yet another dominating performance.
40.1
0
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, Full and flighted on off, Ferguson defends it off his front foot.
39.6
0
B Kumar to T Boult, Another short ball, Boult tries pulling but misses. 10 from the over, along with a wicket.
39.5
6
B Kumar to T Boult, SIX! Even better and bigger! Boult smiles. Back of a length ball angling into the batsman, Trent goes deep inside the crease and middles his pull shot quite well. It keeps on going and clears long on.
39.4
4
B Kumar to T Boult, FOUR! Wow, smart batting! Boult knows that mid off is up and just lofts it over the fielder for a boundary.
39.3
0
B Kumar to T Boult, Full and around off, angling in, Boult lunges and defends.

Trent Boult is the last man in.

39.2
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, OUT! Doug Bracewell holes out! He gets deceived by the slower one. Tries pumping it over long on but fails to generate enough power behind his shot. Dhawan in the deep makes no mistake and it brings an end to a frustrating 58-run stand for India. Just one away from going 2-0 up in the series.
39.1
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Back of a length ball on middle, Bracewell plays it down to point.
38.6
4
K Yadav to L Ferguson, EDGY! FOUR! Kuldeep nearly gets a fifer there. Flighted and on middle, spinning back in, Ferguson tries defending off the front foot but it takes the inside edge, goes right through his legs, beats the stumps and finds the fence at fine leg.
38.5
1
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Loopy and on middle, Bracewell sweeps and sweeps well to deep square leg for a run.
38.4
0
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Quicker through the air this time, around leg, Doug is down the track to play it over the leg side but misses. It goes off his pads to covers.
38.3
0
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Turning away from around off, Bracewell stays back and keeps it out towards point.
38.2
1
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Flighted around leg, turning towards off, Ferguson takes a step down and hits it through mid-wicket for a single.
38.1
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Full and floated on middle, Ferguson defends it by getting forward.
37.6
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Pitches it up and around off, Bracewell drives it straight to mid off.
37.5
2
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Bracewell has played it towards mid-wicket. Two runs added to the total.
37.4
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Width on offer outside off, Bracewell tries to play the upper cut but fails to connect.
37.3
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Tries to go big again but mistimes his shot towards mid on.
37.2
4
B Kumar to D Bracewell, FOUR! Just uses the angle of the bowler. It's on a length around middle, Bracewell swings it over mid-wicket and beats the diving effort of Shankar in the deep. 50-run stand comes up!
37.1
0
B Kumar to D Bracewell, Fullish and on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on.

36.6
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Ferguson has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 113 off 78, is it still possible? Only if the top order would have fared a little better.
36.5
1
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Maiden ODI fifty for Bracewell! He works a full ball in the gap through mid-wicket for a run. At least, he is putting up a fight!
36.4
1
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Jumps out of the crease for a big heave over mid-wicket. But it spins back in to take the inside edge and rolls to deep square leg for a run.
36.3
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, he batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
36.2
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
36.1
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Loopy and full on off, Lockie is on the front foot in defense.
35.6
0
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 10 from this over, 44 in last five.
35.5
1
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, Short on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single.
35.4
1
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Advances down the track and drags his shot off the inner edge to deep mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
35.3
6
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, SIX! This is frustrating for India but the home crowd will be loving it. Too full in length on middle, Bracewell muscles his slog sweep over mid-wicket. He is spoiling the figures of the Indian spinners.
35.2
0
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Bracewell has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
35.1
2
Y Chahal to D Bracewell, Walks down the track, swings his bat and gets it away off the inside edge. It goes down to fine leg for a couple of runs.
34.6
1
K Yadav to D Bracewell, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 11 from the over.
34.5
4
K Yadav to D Bracewell, FOUR! Bang! Yadav once again drops it short to Bracewell and pays the price. Doug is on the back foot and smacks it through covers.
34.4
1
K Yadav to L Ferguson, In the air... SAFE! Loopy full ball around off, Ferguson skips down the track and hits it aerially over mid on. Shankar comes forward from the deep, puts in a dive but it lands safely in front of him. A single taken.
34.3
0
K Yadav to L Ferguson, Walks forward to a full ball and defends it close to his pad.
34.2
1
K Yadav to D Bracewell, Too full in length on off, it's eased down through mid on for a run.
34.1
4
K Yadav to D Bracewell, FOUR! Kuldeep drags his length short around off, Bracewell turns inside the crease and powers his pull over mid-wicket for a boundary.
33.6
0
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, Nicely tossed up ball outside off, Ferguson strides ahead and defends it off the outer half of his bat.
33.5
0
Y Chahal to L Ferguson, Loopy and on middle, Lockie gets forward and helps it towards mid-wicket.