T20: India win an easy second match

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to KL Rahul's second half-century

Auckland. In the second match of the T20 series between India and New Zealand, India won by seven wickets over New Zealand. KL Rahul 57 (50), who scored a half-century hero of this magnificent victory of India, was Shreyar 44 (33) and Ravindra Jadeja (two wickets) who bowled very economically.

The New Zealand team, batting first, scored 132/5 in 20 overs with the help of Martin Guptill 33 (20) and Tim Seifert 33 (26). India had already won the match two and a half overs while chasing the target.

India did not have a good start while chasing an easy target of 133 runs. Vice-captain Rohit Sharma became the victim of Tim Southee on a personal score of just eight runs. Ross Taylor caught his easy catch.

Captain Virat Kohli could not do anything special in the match. After scoring 11 off 12 balls, Tim Southee drove Virat. His catch was caught by wicket keeper Tim Seifert.

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After this KL Rahul took the responsibility of scoring runs with Shreyas Iyer. Both added 86 runs for the third wicket. Iyer in his innings of 44 off 33 balls, hit three sixes and a four. Iyer became the victim of Ish Sodhi on the third ball of the 17th over after India reached the threshold of victory.

Iyer was looking to add another six in his stormy innings. Meanwhile, Sodhi's ball did not hit his bat properly and in the direction of long on, the ball got up in very high wind. Tim Southee catches and walks Iyer. After this, new batsman Shivam Dubey 8 (4) hit the Indian team for a six.


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