OVERS 16.5: OUT! Nicholls (41) goes for a sweep against Chahal but is hit on the pads, he is given out but the opener opts for a review. The replays show the ball was pitches in line, struck in line and was going on to hit the stumps, so the umpire’s call stays. New Zealand 93/1
OVERS 16.4: FOUR!
Nicholls hits a Chahal delivery to long-on for his fifth boundary.
New Zealand 93/0
New Zealand 83/0 after 15 overs and Ravindra Jadeja has been introduced in the attack
OVERS 14.4: DROPPED! Nicholls hits it back straight into Chahal but he drops a SITTER! Sunil Gavaskar on air says, “It should have been taken 11 times out of 10”
OVERS 14.2: BIG HIT! Guptill slog sweeps a Chahal delivery over deep mid-wicket for his second SIX. New Zealand 81/0
OVERS 12.2: FOUR!
Guptill sweeps a Chahal delivery to the fine leg fence.
New Zealand 68/0
OVERS 11.4: FOUR!
Saini attempts a yorker but ends up bowling a half-volley and Nicholls straight drives down the ground for his fourth boundary.
New Zealand 64/0
Yuzvendra Chahal has been introduce d in the attack
New Zealand 52/0 after 10 overs
OVERS 9.3: FOUR!
Nicholls makes room and almost scoops it to the fine leg fence.
50 up for New Zealand
Change of ends for Thakur as he replaces Bumrah in the attack
OVERS 8.6: FOUR!
Five dot balls from Saini and Nicholls spoils it by pulling the last delivery to the mid-wicket fence.
New Zealand 47/0
OVERS 7.6: BIG HIT! Bumrah bowls a bouncer again, Guptill leans back and upper cuts it behind the keeper, that goes flying over the sight screen into the second tier of the stadium for the first SIX of the match. INCREDIBLE SHOT! New Zealand 43/0
OVERS 7.4: FOUR!
Another inswinging yorker from Bumrah and Guptill flicks to fine leg, fine shot that
OVERS 7.3: FOUR!
Bumrah bowls an inswinging yorker, Guptill edges it onto his pads and it runs to the fine leg fence
Navdeep Saini comes into the attack
OVERS 5.4: FOUR!
Guptill makes room and smashes over the covers for his second boundary.
New Zealand 25/0
OVERS 5.3: FOUR!
Guptill ducks to a bouncer from Bumrah but the ball hits his gloves and goes flying to the third man fence
OVERS 4.3: FOUR!
Nicholls straight drives down the ground with the bounce for the first boundary of the match.
New Zealand 15/0
Nicholls flicks a Thakur delivery to deep mid-wicket for three runs
Jasprit Bumrah shares the new ball with Thakur
A leg bye is conceded first up, the Kiwis are underway
Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls open the batting for New Zealand, Shardul Thakur bowls the first over for India
says that it looks like a pretty hard wicket and the new balls might do a bit. Observes that the straighter boundaries are small here, so defending would be difficult. Also remembers India’s manner of victory in the first T20I at this venue, so all these account into the decision. Praises the Kiwis for batting well in the previous ODI and not wanting to blame his players for the loss, just wants the intensity to be maintained throughout the game. On the team changes, Kohli informs that Mohammed Shami has been rested with Test cricket coming up after this series. Adds that Shami is one of India’s main bowlers, so wants him to be fresh. Is excited to have Navdeep Saini as his replacement. Informs the other change as Yuzvendra Chahal coming in for Kuldeep Yadav, with the main reason being that Chahal has been out of ODIs for a long time, hence is being played tonight.
New Zealand captain Tom Latham says that he too, was looking to bowl first. Fingers crossed, he hopes to bat well again and put up a big total on the board. On the previous win, Tom says that it is a great feeling to have after a forgetful T20I series. Wants his unit to keep learnings from that game, especially with the ball. On the team changes, Latham says that Mark Chapman is featuring tonight, because Mitchell Santner pulled up with a sore back. On the other change, Tom says that Kyle Jamieson makes his ODI debut in place of Ish Sodhi, who is no more a part of the squad. Is excited to feature Jamieson’s raw pace.
Kyle Jamieson is all set to make his international debut today! He becomes 197th cricketer to represent @BLACKCAPS… https://t.co/tE7Vag7Bix
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TOSS: Virat Kohli won the toss and put New Zealand in to bat
Captain @imVkohli wins the toss and elects to bowl first in the 2nd ODI against New Zealand. https://t.co/DYkaYSCyzy
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India (Playing XI):
Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand (Playing XI):
Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Mark Chapman, Kyle Jamieson, Hamish Bennett
Simon Doull observes a few patches of grass on the surface but believes that the ball has to be really short to make the batsmen hop. Expects spinners to travel the distance on what looks like a very good surface. Expects the ball to do a bit in the first 30 minutes but after that, predicts batting to be easier.
There is some rain forecast for this game but as of now, it is bright and sunny. Hopefully, it stays that way.
A look at the pitch for the 2nd ODI. Thoughts? #NZvIND https://t.co/sCGEpUqLn7
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Some of their bowling and fielding frailties exposed in the series-opener, India will aim for quick course correction against New Zealand in the second ODI.
Flying high after the 5-0 whitewash of New Zealand in the T20 series, India were brought to the ground after the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series with a four-wicket win in the first ODI.
The Black Caps chased down their highest-ever total in ODI cricket at Seddon Park and the toss will be crucial once again at the even shorter Eden Park where the side batting second will have a clear advantage.
New Zealand opted to bat here in both the T20Is, but India chased well in both instances albeit in different circumstances.
India find themselves in a familiar situation after the loss in Hamilton. But the visitors have come from behind against the West Indies and Australia to win their last two ODI series and Virat Kohli’s men will look to do the same here.
Like in Chennai against the West Indies, or in Mumbai against Australia, India’s loss at Hamilton was down to their lack of ability to take wickets in the middle overs.