India vs New Zealand 2017, 2nd T20I: Hits and Misses

Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill

Pacer Mohammed Siraj was handed his global debut in place of retired Ashish Nehra.

After Colin Munro's unbeaten century helped New Zealand post 196 for two, the bowlers led by a four-wicket haul from Trent Boult helped the Black Caps restrict India to 156 for seven to win the second Twenty20 global by 40 runs and levelling the series 1-1.

Debutant Mohammed Siraj claimed his maiden global wicket when the paceman dismissed rival captain Kane Williamson for 12.

We look at the two good and bad performances from the match after the Kiwis stormed right back into the series.

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The visitors' decision went down well with India captain Virat Kohli, who was wary of the dew and said that his plan was to bowl anyway. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, the openers, both scored 80. Ashish Nehra obviously not part of the side now, Mohammad Siraj comes in.

The Kiwis, who had lost the first match by 53 run in New Delhi, have now levelled the three-match series at 1-1. Ashish Nehra bowed out of worldwide cricket on his home turf with an economical spell of four overs for 29 runs. In last T20 match, New Zealand Batting, Bowling, and Fielding were little bit Bad.

Conditions: The pitch looks like a belter as is expected of a typical Rajkot strip.

2 - Munro is now the 2nd player to score a century and take a wicket in the same T20I game. The weather hovers at a warm 31 degrees. "There's going to be a lot of fours and sixes" - Sunil Gavaskar. The ball's going to come onto the bat quite nicely.

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Skipper Virat Kohli requires 12 runs to go past Tillakaratne as second highest run-getter in T20 internationals.

India: ViratKohli (C), Rohit Sharma, ShikharDhawan, ShreyasIyer, Dinesh Karthik, M.S. Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, YuzvendraChahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, JaspritBumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, K.L. Rahul, Manish Pandey and Mohammed Siraj.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

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