NZ vs Ind 2nd T20: Hosts win toss and opt to bat

NZ vs Ind 2nd T20: Hosts win toss and opt to bat

They will look to come back strong when the two teams square up in the second T20 worldwide at Eden Park on Friday. The Rohit Sharma-led side will now be looking to make a comeback in the series.

India were 50-0 at the end of the power play, with the Black Caps' three seamers - Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, and Tim Southee - all conceding plenty of runs.

He could not do much in Wellington, getting four off 9 balls before spinner Mitchell Santner bowled him with a fast yorker.

Santner had looked the bowler with the most control, but left the field having bowled two overs, a precautionary move after he edged a ball into his right knee, which he had surgery on previous year, while batting. MS Dhoni top-scored for India, scoring 39 while Vijay Shankar and Dhawan scored 27 and 29 respectively.

The two wicketkeepers, Pant and Dhoni, saw India home from there, with the veteran making 20 off 17.

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Colin Munro also made a 12-ball 12, but was bowled by the first ball left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya delivered.

# Tim Seifert and Colin Munro to begin New Zealand's innings while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start the proceedings for India.

Krunal also got the controversial wicket of Daryl Mitchell (1), who fell pray to an umpiring howler, when "Hotspot" showed a clear inside edge onto the pads.

The Blackcaps were dominant with both bat and ball, setting India 220 to win before they managed to skittle them for 139 in the impressive victory that lays down a great marker for the remaining two matches and the key was a strong opening partnership which they often lacked in the ODIs. Though there was a huge controversy regarding Daryl Mitchell's dismissal, one has to credit Krunal for bowling really well. He was dismissed exactly on 50 off only 28 deliveries and then India once again had an upper hand in the proceedings. India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20i was an extravaganza as Indian bowlers restricted the hosts for a low total of 158 runs and scalped their 8 wickets in the respected 20 overs.

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