India beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
Man of the Match: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
New Zealand 230/9 (50.0) R/R: 4.6
India 232/4 (46.0) R/R: 5.04
Highlights, 2nd ODI – Shikhar Dhawan (68) and Dinesh Karthik (64*) helped India level the series against New Zealand as the hosts reached the target of 231 in 46 overs.
India vs Newzealand 2nd ODI– Going on to Chase a limited target of 231, India lost Rohit Sharma (7) early as Tim Southee struck for New Zealand. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli (29) scored at a brisk pace before the Indian captain was caught by Latham against the run of play. Dinesh Karthik joined Dhawan as India never really looked in any kind of pressure as both the players kept the scoreboard moving. Dhawan (68) departed trying to go after Adam Milne but Hardik Pandya and Karthik took the hosts at the cusp of victory. Pandya (30) lost his wicket with India needing 27 more runs to win. Karthik (64*) and Dhoni (18*) made sure that there are no more hiccups in the run chase as India reached the target with four overs to spare. Earlier, an all-round bowling effort saw India restrict New Zealand to a modest total of 230 for 9 in their 50 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers for India as he returned with figures of 3 for 45. The third ODI that will be played at Green Park, Kanpur on Sunday, October 29.
Teams: India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult