India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets to level three-match series 1-1

Feb 08 2019 03:17 PM
India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets to level three-match series 1-1

Oakland: After being handed a humiliating 80-run defeat by New Zealand in the opening match of the three-match T20 series on Wednesday, Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team made a comeback in the second match and defeated host by 7 wickets.  ndia took control of the match in the first 10 overs of the New Zealand innings. After that, apart from a period in which Coln de Grandhomme went ballistic, the visitors never really ceded their ground.

New Zealand set a target of 159 that India chased down with seven wickets and as many balls to spare. Krunal Pandya wiped away the New Zealand top order and Rohit Sharma put India along the victory march with a 29-ball 50. The series is now level 1-1.

Stand-in captain Rohit Sharma scored 50 runs off 29 balls which gave a strong strat to team India.  Shikhar Dhawan (30), Risabh Pant (40 not out ) , vijay Shankar (14) and Dhoni (20) led India to a easy win.

The third and series-deciding T20I will be played in Hamilton on Sunday.

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