The 2nd T20 International between India and New Zealand was played at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. After 80-run defeat in the first T20I, India has retained its surface by brilliantly playing the death balls. India thrashed the match scoring 162 for just 3 wickets in 18.5 overs.
Both India and New Zealand have retained the same playing XI squad. The toss sides to the kiwis as skipper Kane Williamson opted to bat against the men in blue. Colin De Grandhomme sets his maiden half-century in T20Is. The Kiwis made up a pretty well high score of 158/8 in 20 overs. On the other side, brilliant bowling was given by Bhuvi nailing those Yorkers perfectly.
Now chasing the target of 159, India starts their batting with Rohit and Dhawan on the ground. Rohit sets the highest run scorer record in T20Is with 100 sixes surpassing Martin Guptill’s mark of 2272 and Shoaib Malik. The opening pair stands a 9th fifty plus runs. Vijay Shankar gets his first boundary helping India close to the target. The game was ended by the babysitter gig Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni. Pant finishes off the match in a style as he plays a shot past the bowler leading victory. India stands in draw level (1-1) at Auckland with a 7 wicket victory.
Man of the Match: Krunal Pandya.
Rohit Sharma becomes the first Indian cricketer to hit 100 T20I Sixes.
Hitman became the leading run scorer in T20Is overtaking Martin Guptill.
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Highest run-scorers in T20I:
2288 Rohit Sharma
2272 M Guptill
2263 Shoaib Malik
2167 V Kohli
2140 B McCullum
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