New Zealand put 154 as the target for India to chase in the second T20 game between the two fighting in India after tasting the sour grapes in the T20 World Cup.
Ranchi: New Zealand put 154 as the target for India to chase in the second T20 game between the two fighting in India after tasting the sour grapes in the T20 World Cup.
India took the lead in the series after winning the first game in Jaipur by five wickets.
Kiwis Batsmen hit boundaries one after another, with Glenn Philips hitting three maximums in the 21 balls he played before getting dismissed.
T20 debutant Harshal Patel marked his maiden wicket dismissing Daryl Mitchell on the second ball. He turned to be the most successful bowler taking two wickets of a total of 6.
New Zealand had a fierce start with openers garnering 48 runs before losing their opening wicket of Martin Guptill.
Mark Chapman returned to the pavilion after 8.5 overs after his 17-ball 21 with three fours.
Martin Guptill departed after intent-full batting in 4.2 overs, garnering 31 runs. Guptill’s attitude for the boundaries made the use of the power play as he hit five boundaries while on the crease.
Deepak Chahar, after the Death Stare in the first game, successfully dismissed Guptill who was becoming a danger for Men in Blue.
Guptill was saved on the fourth ball when KKL Rahul dropped the catch that was tossed in the air for a maximum but falling short of length, it almost landed in Rahul’s hands.
first published:Nov. 19, 2021, 9:03 p.m.