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india vs new zealand second odi 25 october 2017 live today

India vs New Zealand Live Cricket Score, New Zealand in India, 2nd ODI Series, 2017 2nd ODI, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune 25 October, 2017

  • India 232-4 (46) Over

Toss won by New Zealand (decided to bat)

18:57(IST)4 runs from the Boult over as both Dhawan and DK have looked to rotate the strike without taking any undue risk here. The batsmen need to build the platform and ensure that they take the team as close to the target of 231 as possible if not overtake it without losing any further wickets. India’s score reads 90/2 after 17 overs

 

18:50(IST)2 runs from the Grandhomme over here as both DK and Dhawan are looking to keep things easy and simple. Not taking any undue risks here as the Indians are keen to bag the game and level the series. India’s score reads 86/2 after 16 overs

 

18:47(IST)1 run from the Milne over as he clearly is bothering Dinesh Karthik here. DK trying all sorts of shots against the pacer, but without much luck. India’s score reads 84/2 after 15 overs. 148 needed now with 8 wickets in the bag. Should not be a tough ask with Dhawan looking in fine flow.

 

18:40(IST)WICKET! That one was completely against the run of play as a simple seam-up delivery outside the off-stump finds the edge of Kohli’s bat. The skipper walks immediately as the Kiwis celebrate. A big wicket considering the skipper was looking in good flow. Kohli goes for 29 as India’s score reads 79/2

 

18:35(IST)3 runs from the Milne over as Kohli and Dhawan have now settled down and looking to steer the chase without any mishap. The field is spread out and there is no need for the Indians to take any undue risk. India’s score reads 72/1 after 13 overs

 

18:32(IST)3 runs from the Santner over here as both Kohli and Dhawan look like they are happy now to keep rotating the strike. The Indian batsmen do not need to take any undue risk here. India’s score reads 69/1 after 12 overs

 

18:29(IST)2 runs from the Milne over here as the Kiwi bowlers are trying their best to restrict the flow of runs. Kohli and Dhawan do not look in the mood to stop here and would definitely wish to make a statement apart from levelling the series. India’s score reads 66/1 after 11 overs

18:20(IST)4 runs from the Milne over as a mishit from Kohli reaches the boundary. The captain was looking to play the cover drive, but the bat twists in his hand and the ball ends up reaching the long-on boundary. The Indians are looking to attack here. India’s score reads 59/1 after 9 overs

 

18:15(IST)MAXIMUM! No stopping Kohli here. Boult pitches it short and Kohli goes for the pull and clears the rope beautifully. The crowd is on its feet here as both the captain and Dhawan are looking in ominous touch. India’s score reads 55/1 after 8 overs. Chasing a target of 231 to level the three-match series.

 

18:11(IST)MAXIMUM! Southee pitches it short and Dhawan was almost waiting for that one and launches into this one and dismisses it out of his presence. The ball clears the rope at the square-leg boundary. Brilliant shot that one. India’s score reads 48/1 after 6.5 overs as both Kohli and Dhawan are looking to play attacking cricket here.

 

18:07(IST)9 runs from the Boult over as India first get a leg-bye boundary before Dhawan plays the perfect upper-cut as the ball lands just short of the third-man rope. That was almost headed for a six. India’s score reads 37/1 after 6 overs as they chase 231

 

18:01(IST)WICKET! A poor dismissal for Rohit as he flicks a bad ball from Southee straight to Colin Munro at short mid-wicket. Rohit cannot believe his luck, but has to walk back for 7. India’s score reads 22/1

 

17:56(IST)5 runs from the Boult over as Dhawan once again starts with a flicked boundary to the mid-wicket fence. Picks a single after that and hands the strike to Rohit who plays a false shot just outside off and is lucky to not edge it. India’s score reads 17/0 after 3 overs

 

17:52(IST)4 runs from the Southee over as Rohit starts with a boundary before settling down to see off the rest of the over with utmost ease. Leaves the balls outside the off-stump and refuses to push too hard. India’s score reads 12/0 after 3 overs

 

17:47(IST)8 runs from the Boult over here as Dhawan goes up and over the slips off the first ball itself. Not willing to waste time in the middle, Dhawan looks in the mood to take the attack to the Kiwi bowlers on a wicket that should suit his style of stroke-making. India’s score reads 8/0 after 2 overs

 

17:45(IST)MAIDEN! Good start here from Southee as he bowls a maiden first up. The ball was kept just outside the off-stump and Rohit shows composure as he happily lets the ball go to the keeper. No need to take any undue risk chasing a smallish target of 231. Important that the Indian openers start cautiously.

 

16:56(IST)9 runs from the last over of Bhuvneshwar as the Indians restrict New Zealand to 230/9 in their 50 overs. A brilliant effort from the Indian bowlers after this was touted to be a belter of a wicket. Good show as the Indian bowlers kept picking wickets at regular intervals with Bhuvi finishing with 3 wickets. India need 231 to level the three-match series.

 

16:52(IST)WICKET! Bumrah sends back Santner as the left-hander perishes trying to clear the fielder at the boundary. Virat Kohli completes an easy catch at long off as Santner goes for 29. New Zealand’s score reads 220/9

16:47(IST)11 runs from the Bhuvneshwar over as the Kiwis are looking to score as many runs as they can in the phag end of their innings. The Indian bowlers have done a brilliant job here and the skipper Virat Kohli cannot ask for anything more here. New Zealand’s score reads 211/8 after 48 overs

 

16:43(IST)5 runs from the Bumrah over as the Indians are going for the kill in the death. 3 overs to go after this as the Indian bowlers have picked wickets at regular intervals. New Zealand’s score reads 20/8 after 47 overs with Santner and Southee at the crease.

 

16:38(IST)6 runs from the Bhuvi over as the Indians look to end on a high. Just 4 overs remaining here as both Santner and Southee are looking to use the long handle to good effect and score as many runs as they possibly can. New Zealand’s score reads 198/8 after 46 overs.

 

16:34(IST)1 run from the Bumrah over as he drops Santner off the last ball of his own over. That was a low full toss and hit straight at the bowler and he dropped it. New Zealand’s score reads 192/8 after the 45th over.

 

16:28(IST)WICKET! Chahal sends back Milne for a first-ball duck. Milne did review the decision from the on-field umpire, but that was plumb and the TV umpire did not waste a minute in giving the decision in Chahal’s favour. New Zealand’s score reads 188/8. The Indians are well and truly back on top after the small burst from Grandhomme and Nicholls going into the business end.

 

16:24(IST)WICKET! Chahal has done the job for the skipper here. Sends back the dangerous Grandhomme for 41 off 40 balls. He was the dangerman in the business end, but Chahal ensures that the threat is back in the hut. New Zealand’s score reads 188/7 in the 43 rd over

 

16:20(IST)MAXIMUM! Santner sends this one into the mid-wicket fence from Axar. New Zealand need a couple of good overs here as Indian bowlers have done a decent job of restricting the Kiwi batsmen on a wicket that was touted to be a belter. New Zealand’s score reads 186/6

 

16:16(IST)5 runs from the Axar over as the New Zealand batsmen are suddenly looking slightly cautious in their approach. The Indian bowlers need to take advantage of the situation and push in as many overs as they can. New Zealand’s score reads 173/6 after 41 overs

 

16:14(IST)2 runs from the Bhuvi over as the Indians are trying their best to choke the Kiwi batsmen here as the business end is here. 40 overs done as New Zealand’s score reads 168/6. Grandhomme needs to start doing the counter once again as anything around the 250-run mark will be a walk in the park for the Indian batsmen as the wicket will surely play better under lights.

 

16:09(IST)1 run from the Bumrah over as the Indians are looking to once again apply the brakes on the Kiwi batsmen. The Indians have made a good comeback here after Grandhomme and Nicholls looked like they would take the spinners apart. New Zealand’s score reads 166/6

 

16:04(IST)WICKET! Getting Bhuvi back into the attack has worked for India as Bhuvi sends back Nicholls for 42. That is a good show from the pacer as he now has 3 wickets. Kohli doing the right thing here as the much-needed break has been achieved in the partnership. New Zealand’s score reads 165/6

 

15:58(IST)Bumrah back into the attack after the drinks break and looks like a good move from Kohli as they need to stem the flow of runs here after Grandhomme looked to take the attack to the Indian spinners. New Zealand’s score reads 162/5 after 37 overs. 6 runs from the over though.

 

15:53(IST)7 runs from the Kedar over here as Grandhomme is looking to go on the counter here and not give away an inch to the Indian bowlers. Perfect time for the Kiwis to hit the top gear as the business end is now round the corner. New Zealand’s score reads 156/5 after 36 overs

 

15:48(IST)11 runs from the Chahal over as Grandhomme and Nicholls are now really looking to take the attack to the Indian bowlers. While Nicholls hits a boundary first, Grandhomme finishes the over with a huge six off the last ball. The Indians will definitely need a change of bowler here. New Zealand’s score reads 149/5 after 35 overs

 

15:46(IST)12 runs from the Axar over as both Grandhomme and Nicholls are looking to attack the Indian spinners and scoring much-needed runs here to put the pressure right back on the Indian bowlers. New Zealand’s score reads 138/5 after 34 overs

 

15:40(IST)Grandhomme trying his best to take the attack to the Indian bowlers as he takes the Chahal delivery on the half-volley and hits a boundary. The Kiwis need to start looking to get into attacking mode. They pick 6 runs from the Chahal over as the score reads 126/5 after 33 overs

 

15:38(IST)2 runs from the Axar over as Grandhomme flicks the last ball for a couple. India certainly on top here as the bowlers have done a wonderful job on a wicket that was expected to aid the batsmen and act like a belter. New Zealand’s score reads 120/5 after 32 overs

 

15:36(IST)MAIDEN from Chahal now as he bowls an intriguine line here, not giving the batsmen an inch. Both Nicholls and de Grandhomme are looking to now rebuild the innings after losing the top half. But the innings is moving into the business end and the Kiwis need to start getting into fourth gear here. New Zealand’s score reads 118/5 after 31 overs

 

15:32(IST)WICKET! Latham goes for 38 against the run of play. That was a full ball and Latham is cleaned up as Axar and Dhoni celebrate. Latham tried the sweep again and this time it does not help. New Zealand’s score reads 118/5. The top half is back in the pavilion now and the Indians will look to close the innings as soon as they can.

15:29(IST)2 runs from the Chahal over as he bowls a tight line and length. Latham’s sweep from outside the off-stump falls just short of Axar Patel at backward square-leg. Kohli is not too pleased and wears a dejected look as New Zealand’s score reads 118/4 after 29 overs

 

15:26(IST)9 runs from the Axar over as Nicholls looks to join Latham in scoring the odd boundaries. The duo is looking to keep things steady and pick the singles when not getting the boundaries. New Zealand’s score reads 116/4 after 28 overs

 

15:23(IST)7 runs from the Chahal over as Latham is now looking at every opportunity to use the sweep, both the conventional and the reverse one where he is using the back of the blade. New Zealand’s score reads 107/4 after 27 overs

 

15:18(IST)3 runs from the Axar over as Latham uses the reverse sweep off the last ball to get a couple. The drop could prove costly for the Indians as Latham is an in-form batsman and needs no second invitation to shine. New Zealand’s score reads 100/4 after 26 overs.

 

15:15(IST)Latham DROPPED on 29 as MS Dhoni fails to catch that snick off the bat’s edge. Chahal is clearly disappointed, but does not say anything as he walks back to the bowling crease. New Zealand’s score reads 93/4 as that one would have been a big wicket for the Indians.

 

15:11(IST)5 runs from the Axar over as the New Zealand batsmen are slowly easing into their role of rotating the strike. Not taking any undue risk at this stage in the game and more than happy to consolidate after losing the top-order early. New Zealand’s score reads 93/4 after 24 overs

 

15:08(IST)8 runs from the Kedar over here as the batsmen are looking to rotate the strike if not get the boundaries. Kedar as usual looking to run through with his overs. New Zealand’s score reads 88/4 after 23 overs. Latham and Nicholls looking to make it count here and put on a partnership.

 

15:06(IST)3 runs from the Axar over as he is looking to rush through the over as the Kiwis are looking to stitch a partnership here. New Zealand’s score reads 80/4 after 22 overs

 

15:03(IST)1 run from the Kedar over as he hurries on with his over once again. Latham picks a single off the last ball as he is not too keen on taking any undue risk here after losing the top order. The Indian bowlers are looking to rush through the overs here as the score reads 77/4 after 21 overs

 

15:01(IST)Axar Patel replaces Hardik and he bowls a good over here and gives away just 3 runs. Axar looking to vary the line and length here and make the New Zealand batsmen to take the risks. New Zealand’s score reads 76/4 after 20 overs

 

14:57(IST)3 runs from the Kedar over here as Dhoni keeps praising the bowler for bowling the perfect line and length. The Kiwi batsmen have looked a little confused as the ball is released from a tough angle when Kedar is bowling. Latham is trying to get the sweep into the game here as New Zealand’s score reads 73/4 after 19 overs

 

14:54(IST)7 runs from the Hardik over as the bowler tries to do a Taylor with Latham by bowling a bouncer down the leg side, but Latham connects well and gets a boundary as the ball does not rise. Good mind shown by Latham as he is looking to keep the scoring moving. New Zealand’s score reads 70/4 after 18 overs

 

14:50(IST)5 runs from the Kedar Jadhav over here as Nicholls picks a boundary. That was wide and short from Kedar and all Nicholls had to do was place the ball in the gap. No running required for that one as New Zealand’s score reads 63/4 after 17 overs

 

14:45(IST)WICKET! Hardik Pandya has done it. He sends back the dangerous Ross Taylor for 21. That was a bad end to a good innings. A fine tickle to Dhoni down the leg side and Pandya looked to bounce Taylor. New Zealand’s score reads 58/4 as the Kiwis will look to start afresh here after losing one of last match’s hero.

 

14:39(IST)2 runs from the Kedar Jadhav over as Dhoni can be heard shouting on the stump mic how he is impressed with the line Kedar is bowling to Latham. Kedar needs to give his captain a wicket here and not let the two in-form batsmen settle down. New Zealand’s score reads 53/3 after 15 overs

 

14:37(IST)5 runs from the Hardik over as both Latham and Taylor are looking to pick the singles and not take any unwanted risk here. The Indian bowlers need to start planning out of the box here if they wish to pick a wicket and break the backbone of the Kiwi batting line-up. New Zealand’s score reads 51/3 after 14 overs

 

14:33(IST)Kedar Jadhav gets a second over and 4 runs from the over. Kedar is more about picking a wicket against the run of play. But with both Taylor and Latham looking to buy time in the middle, things are not that easy for the bowler. New Zealand’s score reads 46/3 after 13 overs

 

14:30(IST)6 runs from the Pandya over as Taylor picks a boundary. The runs are slowly starting to come in after the initial stage where the Indian opening bowlers completely dominated the show. New Zealand’s score reads 42/3 after 12 overs

14:24(IST)Kohli’s go-to-man Kedar Jadhav is back at the bowling crease after surprising all for not getting the ball in the opening ODI. Just 1 run from the bowler on his home ground. New Zealand’s score reads 36/3 after 11 overs.

 

14:23(IST)4 runs from the Bumrah over as the Indian bowlers have put on a very disciplined display after the first 10 overs. 35 runs for the loss of three wickets is not the start that the Kiwis would have wanted, but Kohli will be happy with the effort of his opening bowlers Bhuvi and Bumrah.

 

14:16(IST)4 runs from the Bhuvi over as he gives away a rare boundary. Took 13 balls for the Kiwis to hit a boundary as both Bhuvi and Bumrah have been bowling an immaculate line. That was up there and Latham just leaned into that one. Pure timing there and shows that the batsman is in prime form. New Zealand’s score reads 31/3 after 9 overs

 

14:13(IST)Another MAIDEN here from Bumrah, his second of the game. What a comeback after the expensive first over. Bumrah has got the batsmen almost on alert here as he has been bowling a beautiful line and length. New Zealand’s score reads 27/3 after 8 overs with Latham and Taylor looking to stitch a partnership.

 

14:09(IST)WICKET! Bhuvi looks like he is on a roll here, bowling a beautiful line. Cleans up Munro now for 10 as the left-hander had no answer to the ball that tested his defence. A knuckle ball and a slight inside edge onto the timber. New Zealand’s score reads 27/3 after 7 overs as Ross Taylor is now joined by Tom Latham.

 

14:02(IST)WICKET! Bumrah sends back the dangerous Williamson here. The KIWI skipper did take the DRS, but that was umpire’s call and the ball was kissing the bails on the leg-stump. Williamson has to go back for 3 as New Zealand’s score reads 25/2. This is a big blow and the Indians will look to keep up the ante here and make more inroads.

 

13:55(IST)3 runs from the Bhuvi over as Williamson ends the over with a quality straight drive that is half-stopped by the fielder. Bhuvi has been bowling a quality line here and both the New Zealand batsmen are looking to give him the due respect. Williamson is anyway not someone who would play too many unorthodox shots at the start of the innings and Munro too has been somewhat quiet. New Zealand’s score reads 24/1 after 5 overs

 

13:51(IST)MAIDEN! Quality comeback from Bumrah as he bowls a maiden after giving away 10 runs in the first over. Bowls the perfect line and with an orthodox batsman like Kane Williamson at the crease, no high-risk shots attempted. New Zealand’s score reads 21/1 after 4 overs. India will look to make early inroads in this game.

 

13:45(IST)WICKET! Bhuvi has struck. The Kiwi batsmen were looking to go slam-bang, but Bhuvi produces that perfect ball outside the off-stump to take the edge of Guptill’s bat and Dhoni completes the regulation catch behind the wicket. Guptill goes for 11 as New Zealand’s score reads 20/1

 

13:39(IST)BACK to BACK boundaries for Guptill as he uses the pace of the ball well to first play the backfoot punch past point and then square cuts Bumrah. Not the nest of starts for Bumrah, but he comes back with a gem off the last ball of the over as New Zealand’s score reads 13/0 after 2 overs. Guptill was lucky to not edge the last one.

 

13:38(IST)2 runs from the first over of the match from Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the wicket looks like it clearly has something for the bowlers. A bit off a movement for Bhuvi as he pitches the ball in the right areas. New Zealand’s score reads 2/0 after the first over.

 

13:24(IST)At the TOSS, Kane Williamson: We are going to have a bat. Looks like a good surface. Try to make first use of it. It was a very good performance, but it is a new day and it is important to execute our skills and adapt to the conditions. It was very humid in Mumbai, more dry heat here and hopefully not that harsh on the body. Same XI.
Virat Kohli: We wanted to field anyway, not such a bad thing. Looks like a good surface to bat on. The one we played against England was similar. Generally the wicket plays better in the evening. We have won 9 out of 11 in recent times, you will lose one here and there. We need such things to bounce back from, we are looking for the challenge. It will also help us in the future when we are playing away from India. One change, Axar Patel as the all-rounder for Kuldeep.

 

13:17(IST)Stat Attack: History is not entirely on India’s side in this clash as India have made a comeback to win a three-match ODI series just twice after losing the first match. However, this Indian team is full with impact players and they could change this stat in favour of India.

 

13:13(IST)India will once again hope that their premier pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar come to the fore in this clash and give them a good start in the match. Off late, the duo have been hailed as two of the best in the business and despite failing to shine in the first match, bowling coach Bharat Arun put his weight behind them in the pre-match pc. “If you look at Shami and Yadav, they are your number one Test bowlers. And Bhuveshwar (Kumar) and (Jasprit) Bumrah have been exceptional and possess all the skills to do well in ODI competitions.

 

13:05(IST)

India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

 

13:04(IST)TOSS: New Zealand have won the toss and Kane Williamson has opted to bat first on this batting paradise. India skipper Virat Kohli says that he anyway wanted to field first so everyone gets what they wanted. India have opted for one change – Axar Patel comes in place of Kuldeep Yadav.

 

12:56(IST)India vs New Zealand: Official Pitch Report – As expected, it is going to be a batting paradise and whichever team wins the toss, they are likely to opt for batting. Usually we see runs being scored a lot on this track and the same will be expected today. The last time India played here, Kohli masterminded a stunning chase to take the hosts home against England.

 

12:47(IST)Latest Update: The match will take place as scheduled despite the scandal. The toss will happen at 1:00 PM IST while the first ball will be bowled at 1:30 PM IST. The expose revealed a serious lapse in the functioning of the BCCI’s anti-corruption mechanism but Chaudhary said today’s match must go ahead.

 

12:45(IST)Pitch Controversy: The curator of Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pandurang Salgaoncar, has been suspended by the BCCI after he made claims of tampering with the track in a sting operation ahead of the second ODI between India and New Zealand. Hours before the match in Pune, a sting operation by ‘India Today TV’ showed Salgaoncar speaking to an undercover reporter, posing as a bookie. The 68-year-old was seen agreeing to tampering with the pitch to suit the requirements put forth by the reporter.

 

12:32(IST)We are 30 mins away from the toss and it will once again have a huge bearing on who will go onto win the match. India need a win to say alive in the series and keep their 6-series unbeaten run intact. While as for the visitors, they would want to win this match to win their first ODI series in India.

 

12:16(IST)This is the 100th time that these two teams will be colliding with each other. India have won 49 matches while New Zealand 44 so far. Also, so far, India have won 666 matches across all formats of the game and they don’t want to be stuck at the devil’s number for long.

 

12:11(IST)The Kiwis missed a second spinner and would be tempted to play Ish Sodhi along with Mitchell Santner, who bowled effectively, in place of medium pacer Colin De Grandhome, who went for runs. The pace trio of Adam Milne, Boult and Tim Southee will again shoulder the responsibility to take wickets at the top. The Pune pitch was a belter when India played England and another run feast is expected.

 

12:01(IST)New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tom Latham, who scored an unbeaten century in the team’s surprise win over India, prefers playing the sweep shot against the spinners rather than hitting them down the ground. At the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, left-handed Latham relied on sweeps and reverse-sweeps to overcome the challenge posed by the Indian spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. “Everybody is different in the way they play spin in different conditions. I think the Indians play the different way, they are used to these conditions and they have got their game,” said Latham.

 

 

 

11:57(IST)One of the few plus from the match for India was form of skipper Virat Kohli. The Indian captain, who stuck a memorable hundred in his 200th ODI, would like to continue from where he left off. His role will be again crucial if the team has to set up a big total, provided it bats first. The last time Kohli played at the venue, he ended up scoring a match-winning knock against England in January.

 

11:54(IST)An under pressure India will face their stiffest test in recent times when they try to bounce back in the three-match ODI series against a refreshed New Zealand in the must-win second game.It is not often that India find themselves in a ‘save the series situation’, having won the last six bilateral engagements. Not many had expected New Zealand to topple India in the series-opener at the Wankhede but the visitors, playing their first match since the Champions Trophy, did it in emphatic style. It took a record breaking 200-run stand from Ross Taylor and Tom Latham to get the better of their formidable opponents, putting New Zealand on the cusp of a rare series win in India.

 

11:54(IST)Hello and welcome to the live blog of the India vs New Zealand second ODI in Pune. India will look to level the series in at the MCA stadium as they lost the first match convincingly at the Wankhede Stadium.

Live Score Cricket, India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI in Pune: Taylor and Latham Look to Steady ShipFile image of Ross Taylor. (AP Image)

Live Updates: Taylor and Latham looking to stitch a partnership after Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah sent back Guptill, Munro and Williamson. New Zealand won the toss and Kane Williamson opted to bat first in the second ODI. Virat Kohli said after the toss that he wanted to bowl first so he is happy. Axar Patel comes in place of Kuldeep Yadav while Kiwis have named the same squad.

Preview IND vs NZ: An under pressure India will face their stiffest test in recent times when they try to bounce back in the three-match ODI series against a refreshed New Zealand in the must-win second game.It is not often that India find themselves in a ‘save the series situation’, having won the last six bilateral engagements. Not many had also expected New Zealand to topple India in the series-opener at the Wankhede but the visitors, playing their first match since the Champions Trophy, did it in emphatic style. It took a record breaking 200-run stand from Ross Taylor and Tom Latham to get the better of their formidable opponents, putting New Zealand on the cusp of a rare series win in India.The way they played spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav was commendable, considering the Australians struggled against the same combination in the preceding series.

The hosts, no doubt, were off-colour at Wankhede but the Virat Kohli-led side is expected to come back hard at the Black Caps. Kohli led from the front on Sunday with his 31st ODI ton but did not get the support from his team. India head coach Ravi Shastri too would want the rest of the side to step up. The dangerous opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma fell to the swing and accuracy of Trent Boult in Mumbai and they will now have to find a way to negotiate the left-arm pacer early on in their innings. The Indian captain, who stuck a memorable hundred in his 200th ODI, would like to continue from where he left off. His role will be again crucial if the team has to set up a big total, provided it bats first. The last time Kohli played at the venue, he ended up scoring a match-winning knock against England in January. The number four spot remains a concern for the team management with 11 batsmen being tried at that position since the 2015 World Cup. Kedar Jadhav batted at number four on Sunday but failed to do the job. Dinesh Karthik, batting at number five, played a decent knock in his comeback game, stitching a 73-run stand with captain Kohli before throwing his wicket away. He is expected to make the playing eleven on Wednesday, leaving little possibility of Manish Pandey getting a game. More than 20 overs were left when MS Dhoni walked in to bat but he too could not capitalise after making 25 off 42 balls.
On the bowling front, the spin duo of Chahal and Yadav, who gave away 125 runs and managed a lone wicket, will be keen to make amends. They will have to find way to stop the likes Tom Latham from playing sweep and reverse sweeps at will. India are likely to retain the pacers from the first game. On the other hand, New Zealand will be high on confidence after a comprehensive win. However, skipper Kane Williamson would like to be among the runs after the forgettable outings in the warm-up match and the first ODI. Latham and Taylor stitched a special stand at the Wankhede after openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro squandered promising starts. And they would not want to repeat that again. The Kiwis missed a second spinner and would be tempted to play Ish Sodhi tomorrow along with Mitchell Santner, who bowled effectively, in place of medium pacer Colin De Grandhome, who went for runs. The pace trio of Adam Milne, Boult and Tim Southee will again shoulder the responsibility to take wickets at the top. The Pune pitch was a belter when India played England and another run feast is expected.
India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI at Pune live broadcast of the match will be shown on Star Sports network while the live streaming of the match can be caught on Hotstar.com. Ind vs Nz 2nd ODI match at Pune live is scheduled to start at 1:30 PM IST. You can also check out live highlights of India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI at CricketNext’s LIVE blog for all the latest action from the match including live scores, full scores, ball-by-ball commentary and analysis.

Teams: India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult

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