2nd ODI India vs New Zealand

2nd ODI India vs New Zealand, India destroys New Zealand’s batting line up and wraps up the series with a massive 8 wickets win.

After an exciting finish in the first game, everyone was looking for a cracker of a match as New Zealand had to save the series, and India was looking to get an unassailable lead. But everything went the other way because New Zealand was not able to put up a real fight to challenge India in this crucial game. New Zealand’s disappointing show started very early in the match when Indian fast bowlers quickly went through their top order very. New Zealand was 15-5 in the 11th over, which is one of the worst top-order performances in recent times for them. At that point, New Zealand was again looking up to Bracewell to come up with a rescue, but his short fighting innings of 22 (30) was ended by Shami in the 19th over.

New Zealand was looking clueless against the Indian pacers. Then Phillips and Santner started to build a partnership to recover the early damage. However, they also could not fight it out long, and their partnership of 47 runs came to an end in the 31st over, when Hardik clean-bowled Santner at 27 (39). Washington Sundar put the last nail in New Zealand’s coffin by picking up Phillips in the very next over at 36 (52). The last three New Zealand batsmen could only add 3 runs to the total, and New Zealand was all out at 108 in just the 35th over. M. Shami was the pick of the bowlers with 18/3 in his 6 overs. This devastating performance by the Indian bowlers made the job quite easy for their strong batting lineup.

Having players like Sharma, Kohli, and Gill at the top, 109 runs target always looked like a walk over the park for the Indian team. 2nd ODI India vs New Zealand, New Zealand bowlers needed to topple the Indian top order to make a match of it, but here again, New Zealand disappointed their fans. The Strong Indian batters started brilliantly and made 72 runs as the opening partner Sharma got out at 51 (50). New Zealand managed to take the wicket of Kohli too, but it was too late then, and India reached the target just in 20.1 overs and won the match with 8 wickets. India has already won the series, and they have nothing to lose in the last match. However, New Zealand has to play well for their pride in the last match of the series, as ICC ODI world cup 2023 is soon to be played in India.

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