India beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second ODI at Pune to level the three-match series 1-1. The hosts paced the chase really well and came out on top with flying colours. Rohit Sharma departed cheaply once again but Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli played some eye-catching strokes to keep India on course. The Indian skipper failed to get going and threw his wicket away courtesy a loose shot but the home side kept calm. Dhawan stitched another vital stand with Karthik keeping India ahead. The southpaw missed out on a ton but he did his job for his side. Hardik Pandya who was promoted up the order played a breezy knock while Karthik batted sensibly from the other end, going past a half century. New Zealand tried really hard but didn't have enough to play with on a track which got better for batting under lights. Santner was the pick of the bowlers, picked up a wicket and kept the run flow in check but he didn't get enough support from the other end.
Earlier, the home side kept on taking wickets on a consistent basis and didn't let the opposition flourish at all. Kiwi batsmen got starts but failed to make something substantial out of it. The hosts's bowlers were on the money and it was a collective performance from them. In the end, it was a below par score which the Men in Blue got past with consummate ease. (SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS FROM INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND, 2ND ODI AT PUNE
21.17 IST: Man of the Match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar says that his nature is calm and composed and he sticks to the basics. Mentions that he focuses on swinging the ball but it wasn't happening today. Adds that he bowled in the right areas and it worked out for him. Opines that he is growing in confidence and praises the team management for backing him. Feels that he is not a muscular guy but he has worked very hard on his fitness.
21.15 IST: Victorious India skipper, Virat Kohli says that it was a good game for them. Adds that the wicket played slower in the first half and got better under lights as expected. Praises his bowlers and fielders for their performance. Credits his new ball bowlers for bowling in a disciplined manner. Adds that they got wickets through good deliveries. Mentions that Dhawan is striking the ball well and stitched useful partnerships in the middle. States that they look forward to challenges. He is happy that they have bounced back and will aim to play similar cricket in Kanpur.
20.56 IST: FOUR! Convincing way to seal the game for his country! Fullish delivery outside off, Karthik strides forward and creams it elegantly through covers to find the fence. He is all smiles and so is Dhoni. A clinical show from the Men in Blue to bounce back in style. INDIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS WITH 24 BALLS TO SPARE! Cricket Live Score - IND 232/4 in 46 overs
20.52 IST: Shortish delivery well outside off, Karthik cuts it hard but the fielder at point dives to stop it. Just a single from Milne's over. Live Score - IND 225/4 in 45 overs
Adam Milne comes back for a bowl. This might be the last over of the game.
20.47 IST: FOUR! This one is much more convincing. Length delivery outside off, Dhoni punches this one on the up through covers and the ball whistles away to the fence. India need 8 more runs for a victory. IND 223/4 in 43.2 overs
20.46 IST: FOUR! Not off the meat of the bat but Dhoni will be pleased with the result. Fuller in length around off, Dhoni moves across and heaves it off the bottom half of the bat towards wide mid on. The fielder there dives to his right but the ball goes past him and through to the fence. IND 219/4 in 45.1 overs
20.45 IST: Good running! Karthik whips this one to wide long on for a run. He calls Dhoni through for the second as the fielder has some ground to cover to his right. Two runs taken safely in the end. 4 runs from Santer's over. IND 215/4 in 45 overs
20.42 IST: FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished! Full and on the boots, Dhoni moves inside the line and whips it in front of square leg. The timing is spot on and MS gets the desired result. Live Cricket Score - IND 211/4 in 42 overs
Trent Boult returns for a bowl. Can he do something spectacular here and breathe life back into the contest?
20.38 IST: Good over from Santner comes to an end, 3 runs and a wicket from it. IND 207/4 in 41 overs
MS Dhoni walks out to the middle. India need 27 runs from 59 balls.
20.34 IST: OUT! Pandya departs! He would be unhappy that he has failed to take his side over the finishing line. Juicy full toss on middle, Pandya looks to paddle sweep it but hits it straight to Milne at backward square leg who pouches it safely. Hardik usually doesn't play the sweep much and he departs attempting it. End of a decent knock from the all-rounder. Cricket Live Score - IND 204/4 in 40.1 overs
Time for Powerplay 3. Maximum of five fielders allowed outside the circle till the end of the innings. However, New Zealand need to attack at this stage.
20.32 IST: FOUR! 9th ODI fifty for Karthik! 200 also comes up for the hosts. It has been a measured knock from him and very well deserved. Making his opportunities count. IND 200/3 in 39.2 overs
Colin de Grandhomme comes back into the attack. Williamson is shuffling around his bowlers. The visitors need to do something magical or else this game will be shut for them.
20.29 IST: 3 runs from Santner's over. Live Score - IND 194/3 in 39 overs
Mitchell Santner to roll his arm over again.
20.26 IST: Fractionally overpitched outside off, Karthik strokes it past extra cover for a single. 13 runs from Southee's over, good one for India. IND 191/3 in 38 overs
20.24 IST: FOUR! Well played! Back of a length ball well outside off, Pandya places it expertly between the gap between point and cover-point and picks up back-to-back boundaries. Cricket Live Score - IND 187/3 in 37.3 overs
20.23 IST: FOUR! Hit with disdain! Scrambled seam delivery on a short length around off, Pandya shuffles a bit and pulls it through backward square leg. Boult at long leg runs to his left but decides to give up the chase. IND 183/3 in 37.2 overs
20.21 IST: Short delivery on leg stump, Karthik pulls it over square leg for a run. Live Score - IND 178/3 in 37 overs
20.17 IST: In the corridor of uncertainty, Karthik runs it down to third man for a run and will retain strike. IND 172/3 in 36 overs, need 59 runs more to win
Tim Southee returns for a burst.
20.12 IST: Tight over from Boult, he's bowling a brilliant line here. 2 runs from it. Live Cricket Score - IND 168/3 in 35 overs
Trent Boult is back in the attack. Can he provide NZ the much-needed breakthrough?
20.09 IST: Karthik plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. IND 166/3 in 34 overs
20.06 IST: Karthik is safe! Length delivery on middle and leg, Karthik tucks it through square leg. The fielde in the deep comes running in and returns a fast and accurate throw to Latham as the batsmen go for the second run. Karthik dives in full length as the wicket-keeper takes the bails off. Time for the replays. They show that the dive has saved Dinesh. Cricket Score - IND 163/3 in 33.1 overs
Drinks! Meanwhile, there is a bit of confusion about who should be on strike. Karthik and Pandya share a light moment with the umpires. The issue has been sorted and the right man is on strike now.
20.00 IST: SIX! Brilliant shot! Tossed up well outside off, Pandya extends his arms and lifts it against the spin over long on for a maximum. He fancies left-arm spinners and we can see once again why. IND 161/3 in 33 overs
19.56 IST: Poor shot! Good length delivery just outside off, Pandya goes for an ambitious punch through the line but gets beaten. Live Score - IND 153/3 in 32 overs
19.55 IST: 150 comes up for India. Wide! Short delivery on off, Pandya arches back and is in two minds. Goes for the ramp eventually but it is too high to execute it. Wide signaled for height.
19.52 IST: 3 runs from Santner's over, another tidy one from the left-armer. IND 147/3 in 31 overs
19.49 IST: Makes room to the back of the length delivery and places it to backward point. A wicket maiden for New Zealand. They need to keep picking up wickets. Live Cricket Score - IND 145/3 in 30 overs
Hardik Pandya is the new man in.
19.46 IST: OUT! The change in bowling does the trick! Dhawan departs after a brilliant knock! Good length delivery outside off, Shikhar uses his feet and looks to go over extra cover but the bat turns in his hands. Hence, he ends up mistiming it to Ross Taylor in the same region who gobbles it up with ease. The steady 66-run stand comes to an end. Can the Kiwis build on this? IND 145/3 in 29.2 overs
Adam Milne returns for a bowl. New Zealand need wickets desperately.
19.43 IST: 5 runs from the over. Cricket Live Score - IND 145/2 in 29 overs
19.40 IST: In the zone of apprehension, holding its line. Karthik points his bat skywards to let it be. 3 runs from Southee's over. IND 140/2 in 28 overs
Change of gloves for Dinesh Karthik.
19.36 IST: Tidy over from Santner, 3 runs from it. Live Score - 137/2 in 27 overs
19.33 IST: Low full toss on off, Dhawan jams it out through mid on for a single. 8 from the over. IND 134/2 in 26 overs
19.31 IST: SIX! 50 partnership comes up between Dhawan and Karthik. What a hit! Good length delivery around off, in the arc for Dhawan. He stands his ground and hammers it with a strong bottom hand over wide long on for a maximum. That was struck very powerfully. Cricket score - IND 133/2 om 25.4 overs
Tim Southee returns for a bowl. Williamson has turned back to his frontline bowler to break this flourishing partnership.
19.28 IST: In the air... but safe! Dhawan uses his feet to the tossed up delivery but is deceived in the flight. Gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball falls down safely in the vacant short leg region. Latham didn't have much time to react. Live Score - IND 126/2 in 25 overs
Santner to roll his arm over now.
19.25 IST: FOUR! Well placed! Full delivery well outside off, Karthik drives it with an open face past the diving Guptill at point to find the fence. IND 123/2 in 24 overs
19.21 IST: Three Wides! Munro comes around the wicket and bowls it down the leg side, Karthik has a whip at it but misses. Latham fails to connect it. Boult from fine leg runs across to it and dives to throw it back to Milne. Good tag team effort. Two runs taken. Cricket Live Score - IND 114/2 in 23 overs
19.18 IST: FIFTY! 22nd ODI fifty for Shikhar Dhawan! It has been a free-flowing knock from him and he will be eyeing to convert it into a big one. He moves across to the length delivery and works it to mid-wicket. The fielder attacks the ball and throws it at the striker's end but Karthik dives in well. IND 108/2 in 22.2 overs vs NZ (230/9)
19.17 IST: Almost chopped that back! Good length ball outside off, Dhawan looks to force it through covers but gets an inside edge onto his pads and towards the keeper. Nervy moment on 49, 2 runs from the over. IND 106/2 in 22 overs
19.13 IST: 4 runs from Munro's first over, tidy one from the part-timer. Cricket Score - IND 104/2 in 21 overs
19.10 IST: NOT OUT! WIDE! No, he hasn't got a wicket. Munro starts off with a length delivery down the leg side, Dhawan kneels and looks to sweep it hard but seems to have missed it. Latham collects it nicely and goes up in an appeal along with Munro. The umpire decides to rule it out after a thought. Shikhar straightaway challenges the decision. The replays roll in and they show clear daylight between bat and ball. IND 101/2 in 20 overs
19.08 IST: Dhawan has been caught down the leg side but he has gone for the review. Has the part-time bowler picked up a wicket? Dhawan has been caught down the leg side but he has gone for the review. He looks confident though.
Colin Munro comes for a bowl. Can he provide the breakthrough?
19.07 IST: 100 up for India. Length delivery outside off, Dhawan drills it to sweeper cover. Live Cricket Score - IND 100/2 in 20 overs
19.04 IST: Short and width on offer, Dhawan slaps but straight to Guptill at backward point. 4 runs from de Grandhomme's over. IND 96/2 in 19 overs
18.59 IST: Half-volley outside off, Dinesh drives it to Williamson who is standing at the edge of the circle at mid-off. Cricket Live Score - IND 92/2 in 18 overs
Time for Drinks! New Zealand have managed to pick up two wickets but India are going along at a healthy run rate and are on track. Dhawan is in rich vein of form and is timing the ball really nicely. The visitors need wickets at consistent intervals or else the game will slip away from them. India need 141 runs from 198 balls with 8 wickets in hand.
18.54 IST: Similar length ball, slanting across the right-hander who doesn't flirt with it. 4 runs from Boult's over. IND 90/2 in 17 overs
Trent Boult comes back for a bowl.
18.49 IST: 2 runs from de Grandhomme's over. Live Score - IND 86/2 in 16 overs
18.46 IST: Brilliant over from Milne, just a single from it. NZ are building up some pressure here. IND 84/2 in 15 overs
18.41 IST: FOUR! Deft! Shortish delivery outside off, Karthik dabs it towards short third man where the fielder dives to his right but fails to stop it. He recovers and hares after it but fails to prevent the boundary. Cricket Live Score - IND 83/2 in 14 overs
Dinesh Karthik strides out to bat. He played a good knock in the last game.
18.39 IST: OUT! The bowling change brings in the reward! De Grandhomme bowls this on a length outside off. It is a cross seam delivery, inviting Kohli to go for an ambitious drive. The Indian skipper does the mistake of fishing at it and ends up getting a faint nick. Latham behind the wickets takes a sharp catch. Kohli is angry with himself as he fails to convert a promising stand. Credit to Tom as he was trusted with the responsibility of wicket-keeping before this tour and he is showing good skills. Can the visitors trigger a collapse now? IND 79/2 in 13.5 overs
18.36 IST: FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished! Short and room on offer, Dhawan slaps it past point for a rocketing boundary. Live Score - IND 78/1 in 13.3 overs
Colin de Grandhomme comes in for a burst. Williamson needs to be creative and keep on shuffling around his bowlers to break this stand.
18.34 IST: 50-run stand completed between Dhawan and Kohli. Short delivery on middle and leg from Milne, Kohli pulls it through square leg for a single. IND 72/1 in 13 overs
18.30 IST: Another good over from Santner, just 3 runs from it. Live Cricket Score - IND 69/1 in 12 overs
18.27 IST: Just a couple from Milne's over, good one for New Zealand. IND 66/1 in 11 overs
18.25 IST: A loud appeal for an LBW is turned down! Milne comes around the wicket and angles in a full delivery to Dhawan. He looks to jam it out but seems to have missed it to get rapped on the pads. Milne is confident but the umpire stays put. It is difficult to get an LBW from that angle. The replays confirm that it was going down leg. IND 66/1 in 10.5 overs
Time for Powerplay 2. Four fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
18.22 IST: Too full, he has been like that throughout the over. 5 runs from Santner's first over. Live Score - IND 64/1 in 10 overs
Change of bowling at both ends. Mitchell Santner is brought onto bowl inside the first Powerplay.
18.17 IST: FOUR! Runs are flowing for India! Full-length delivery in line of the stumps, Kohli brings his wrists into play and whips it towards wide mid on. Southee runs to his right, dives full length but fails to stop it and the ball races to the fence. Cricket Live Score - IND 59/1 in 8.4 overs
Adam Milne comes into the attack.
18.15 IST: SIX! Kohli brings up 50 for India in style. The short ball ploy is not working! Short delivery around off, Kohli shuffles a bit and pulls it with disdain over deep mid-wicket for half a dozen. IND 55/1 in 8 overs
18.12 IST: Not Out! The decision remains and New Zealand unnecessarily waste their review. Short delivery directed at the body, Dhawan goes for the hook but seems to have missed it. Latham collects it and claims it. Southee is really confident. He walks across to his skipper and convinces him to take the review. The replays roll in. The Snicko doesn't spot any edge or glove on it. However, there was a sound in real time but not sure where it came from. Live Score - IND 48/1 in 7 overs
18.10 IST: New Zealand decide to take a review against Dhawan. After a lot of consultation, they went for it. Seems like there was daylight between bat and ball.
18.09 IST: SIX! Boom! Ominous signs for the visitors. Short delivery on off, comes at a nice height to Dhawan. Cricket Live Score - IND 48/1 in 6.5 overs
18.07 IST: FOUR! Right on top of it! Shortish delivery on middle, Kohli swivels across and pulls it through square leg to find the fence. His head position was spot on and the control on the shot too. IND 41/1 in 6.2 overs
18.06 IST: FOUR! That's a shot of a man who is really assured with himself! Shortish delivery outside off, Dhawan rises with the bounce and ramps it over the slip cordon for a one bounce boundary. Cricket Live Score - IND 37/1 in 6 overs
18.04 IST: FOUR Leg byes! Slanting down the leg side, Dhawan tries to tickle it away but misses. The ball brushes his thigh pad and goes past the diving Latham and through to the fence. The umpire first signals a boundary but then realizes that he needs to change it to leg byes. Funny moment there. IND 32/1 in 5.3 overs
18.01 IST: FOUR! Well played! Full-length delivery attacking the stumps, Kohli leans into it and strokes it past mid on for a majestic boundary. Live Score - IND 28/1 in 5 overs
Virat Kohli comes out to bat. Chants of Kohli Kohli for the Indian skipper.
17.57 IST: OUT! Soft dismissal! Rohit must be really disappointed with himself. Fullish delivery on the pads, Sharma goes for the flick but the balance is not quite there. As a result, he is not able to keep the ball down. Colin Munro at mid-wicket pouches it safely at chest height. Ideal start for New Zealand. IND 22/1 in 4.3 overs
17.56 IST: FOUR! Delightful! Back of a length ball outside off, Dhawan stands tall and times his punch to perfection through cover-point to pick up another boundary. Cricket Live Score - IND 21/0 in 4.1 overs
17.55 IST: 5 runs from Boult's over. IND 17/0 in 4 overs
17.52 IST: FOUR! Not the line you want to bowl to Dhawan! Boult angles it on the pads, a batsman of Dhawan's calibre won't miss out on those. He flicks it through square leg for a boundary. Live Score - IND 16/0 in 3.1 overs
17.51 IST: Good comeback from Southee after conceding boundary on the very first ball of the over. IND 12/0 in 3 overs
17.48 IST: FOUR! Too easy! Short ball on middle, sits up to be hit. Sharma pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. Live Cricket Score - IND 12/0 in 2.1 overs
17.47 IST: Goes for the yorker but ends up serving a low full toss. Sharma flicks it through mid-wicket. Santner gives it a chase and saves a run for his team. A better throw there might have had Dhawan in trouble. IND 8/0 in 2 overs
17.43 IST: FOUR! STREAKY! It was there to be hit though! Short ball outside off, Dhawan tries to cut but gets an outside edge over the slip cordon for a boundary. Cricket Live Score - IND 4/0 in 1.1 overs
Trent Boult will bowl with the second new ball. He was brilliant with the ball in the last game and New Zealand desperately need him to replicate his heroics.
17.42 IST: MAIDEN! Good start from Tim Southee and New Zealand. Live Score - IND 0/0 in 1 over
17.37 IST: We are all set to get underway for the chase. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will open the batting for India. Tim Southee will bowl with the first new ball. He has one slip in place. Here we go...
16.56 IST: Fullish ball on middle, Southee plays it towards long on for a brace. Live Cricket Score - NEW ZEALAND FINISH ON 230 FOR 9!
16.55 IST: WIDE! Bhuvneshwar fires it down the leg side and the umpire signals a wide. NZ 228/9 in 49.5 overs
Trent Boult is the last man in.
16.49 IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust! Bumrah bowls it full outside off, Santner tries to go over long off but does not quite get the elevation and hits it straight down his throat. Kohli there positions himself under it and takes it. A handy knock by Santner comes to an end. Cricket Live Score - NZ 220/9 in 49 overs
16.46 IST: SIX! That is some hit! Slower ball again by Bumrah on off, Southee this time reads it and hits it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. NZ 217/8 in 48.2 overs
16.45 IST: FOUR! This is frustrating for Kumar! He lands it on a length on middle, Santner goes for the heave but gets an inside edge past the leg stump and down to the fine leg fence. Live Score - NZ 211/8 in 48 overs
16.42 IST: A yorker on middle from Bumrah, Santner drives it down to long off for to keep the strike. 5 runs from the over. NZ 203/8 in 47 overs
16.39 IST: 200 up for New Zealand. Live Cricket Score - NZ 200/8 in 46.3 overs
16.37 IST: Sprays it on the pads, Santner fails to flick and is struck on the pads. The ball rolls towards square leg as the batsmen take a leg bye. NZ 198/8 in 46 overs
16.35 IST: FOUR! Streaky but Southee won't mind! Handy runs these for New Zealand! Kumar bowls it on a length around off, Southee tries to go for the heave but gets an inside edge past the stumps and into the fine leg fence. Live Score - NZ 196/8 in 45.2 overs
16.33 IST: Just a single from Bumrah's over. NZ 192/8 in 45 overs
Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack to clean up the tail.
16.28 IST: A brilliant over from Chahal comes to an end, 3 runs and 2 wickets from it. Cricket Live Score - NZ 191/8 in 44 overs
16.26 IST: OUT! That was plumb! Two-in-two for Chahal! He is now on a hat-trick! Again lovely bowling from the leg-spinner. He bowls the slider on middle, which goes on with the arm. Milne prods forwards in defense but he plays for the spin and there ain't any. He misses and the ball strikes his pad. The Indians appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Milne, after a long chat with his partner decides to review. Replays show three reds and New Zealand lose a review. 8 down now can India restrict them under 200. Live Cricket Score - NZ 188/8 in 43.2 overs
16.25 IST: Adam Milne has been given LBW and he has reviewed it. It looks plumb, only an inside edge can save him.
Adam Milne is the next batsman.
16.23 IST: OUT! The dangerman de Grandhomme is heading back to the dressing room! Brilliant bowling by Chahal! He gives it a nice loop outside off, turning away. Seeing the flight de Grandhomme tries to go over the off side but gets an outside edge which lobs to Bumrah at short third man who takes it. A breezy innings by Colin comes to an end. Live Score - NZ 188/7 in 43.1 overs
16.21 IST: SIX! BANG! Change of angle by Patel, he comes over the wicket and tosses it up on middle. Santner line him up and slog sweeps him over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. Live Cricket Score - NZ 188/6 in 43 overs
16.19 IST: EDGY FOUR! Santner won't mind! Short and wide by Patel. Santner goes for the cut but gets an outside edge and down to the third man fence. NZ 180/6 in 42.1 overs
16.18 IST: Tidy over from Chahal, 3 runs from it. Live Score - NZ 176/6 in 42 overs
Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.
16.15 IST: Axar fires it outside off, de Grandhomme tries to drive but gets an outside edge to short third man for a run. 5 runs from the over. NZ 173/6 in 41 overs
Powerplay 3 has been signalled! A maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the circle. Also, Axar Patel is brought back into the attack.
16.12 IST: Fullish ball on off, Santner drives it towards wide mid on for a run. Another tidy over from Bhuvi, just 2 came off it. Cricket Live Score - NZ 168/6 in 40 overs
16.08 IST: Back of a length on off, Santner defends it off the back foot. A good over by Bumrah, just one from it. NZ 166/6 om 39 overs
Mitchell Santner strides out to the middle.
16.02 IST: OUT! KABOOM! Kumar gets his third! He comes around the wicket and bowls it a tad fuller around off, shapes back in. Nicholls tries to drive but leaves a gap between bat and pad in doing so. The ball sneaks through and sends the leg stump for a ride. A lovely sight for a bowler. A good knock by Henry and also a free flowing partnership comes to an end. Live Cricket Score - NZ 165/6 in 37 overs
16.00 IST: A direct hit and that was out! A length ball by Kumar on off, Nicholls defends it towards point and sets off for a run. Jadhav comes running in, picks the ball up, has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Live Score - NZ 164/5 in 37.3 overs
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is into the attack.
15.57 IST: Good length outside off from Bumrah, the batsman guides it down to third man for a run. NZ 162/5 in 37 overs
15.56 IST: FOUR! WOW! What a shot! Bumrah bowls it fuller in length on off, de Grandhomme stands tall and flicks it with relative ease through wide mid on for a boundary. Runs flowing here for New Zealand. NZ 161/5 in 36.3 overs
Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack.
Time for Drinks!
15.51 IST: FOUR! De Grandhomme is dealing in boundaries! He comes down the track and whips it with the spin over mid-wicket for another boundary. Live Cricket Score - NZ 156/5 in 36 overs
Kedar Jadhav is back into the attack.
15.47 IST: SIX! BRUTE! Grandhomme on the charge! Chahal bowls a loopy ball on middle, Colin just lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum. He won't be tossing them up now. NZ 149/5 in 35 overs
15.45 IST: FOUR! A poor ball and is dispatched! Short and around off, Nicholls moves away and cuts it through covers for a boundary. Live Score - NZ 142/5 in 34.4 overs
15.44 IST: FOUR! Second of the over! Quicker outside off, Grandhomme cuts it through cover-point for a boundary. 12 runs from the over. NZ 138/5 in 34 overs
15.41 IST: FOUR! Great use of the feet! Comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Live Cricket Score - NZ 130/5 in 33.1 overs
15.40 IST: FOUR! A much-needed one for New Zealand! Chahal tosses it up on leg stump, Gradhomme against the spin, whips it through mid on for a boundary. NZ 126/5 in 33 overs
15.38 IST: Axar sprays it on the pads, Colin works it fine down the leg side for a brace. NZ 120/5 in 32 overs
15.35 IST: MAIDEN! Back-to-back maiden overs from India. NZ 118/5 in 31 overs
15.32 IST: The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. A wicket maiden from Axar Patel. NZ 118/5 in 30 overs
Colin de Grandhomme strides out to the middle.
15.29 IST: OUT! Tha change of angle for Patel has done the trick! Latham's luck has finally ran out. Axar fires it full on leg stump. Latham once again goes for the sweep shot which he has been playing so well. He goes to across this time and misses the ball completely and the ball hits the middle pole. The 60-run stand which was looking good for New Zealand has come to an end. The centurion in the last game has not had the same impact in this game. NZ 118/5 in 29.1 overs
15.28 IST: NZ 118/4 in 29 overs
15.25 IST: Good over for the Black Caps, 9 came off it. NZ 116/4 in 28 overs
15.24 IST: FOUR! Smart shot! Knowing no one is in the deep on the off side. Henry makes room and cuts the short ball on off through covers for a boundary. NZ 113/4 in 27.4 overs
15.23 IST: 50 partnership comes up between Latham and Nicholls. NZ 108/4 in 27.1 overs
15.22 IST: Latham again brings out the reverse sweep, this time it was much closer to the keeper who could not react in time. The ball goes down towards third man for a run. NZ 107/4 in 27 overs
15.18 IST: 100 up for the Kiwis. CHEEKY! Bowls it full outside off, Latham reverse sweeps it, a different one as he plays it from the back of the bat, through short third man for a couple. NZ 100/4 in 26 overs
15.15 IST: Brilliant first over from Chahal, just 4 came off it. NZ 97/4 in 25 overs
15.13 IST: Is that a drop? Certainly the players' reactions say so. Similar delivery outside off, it was the slider. Latham tries to defend but it goes off something to the Dhoni who does not hang on to it. Replays later show that there was a faint edge on that one. A let off for for Latham. NZ 93/4 in 24.3 overs
Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.
15.11 IST: 4 runs from Axar's over, a decent one for the hosts. NZ 93/4 in 24 overs
Chahal has been seen warming up. A change in bowling maybe?
15.07 IST: Latham flicks it with the angle through mid-wicket. The batsmen complete two and then set off for a third. Sharma in the deep picks the ball up and fires a throw to the bowler who collects it and takes the bails off but the batsman has made his crease. Good running by the batsman. NZ 83/4 in 22.2 overs
15.03 IST: 3 runs from Axar's over. The left-arm orthodox does a good job in tying down the hitters. NZ 80/4 in 22 overs
15.01 IST: Jadav's over takes less than two minutes with only one run given away. NZ 77/4 in 21 overs
14.59 IST: Axar Patel conceded 3 off his over. The batsmen aren't able to express themselves in a manner which we saw in Mumbai as the bowlers tie down the Kiwis. NZ 76/4 in 20 overs
14.57 IST: 3 runs off Jadhav's over. A wide but the sweep shots are being tried by Latham. NZ 73/4 in 19 overs
14.53 IST: 7 runs off Pandya's over which consists of a wide as well. NZ 70/4 in 18 overs
14.50 IST: FOUR!! Easy for Latham! Pandya again bowls it short, did not get it high enough this time. Latham swivels inside the crease and pulls it very fine down the leg side for a boundary. NZ 67/4 in 17.1 overs
14.48 IST: FOUR!! Nicholls drives down Jadhav's deliver as the left-hand batsman sees the gap to smash the ball wide of cover. NZ 63/4 in 16.4 overs
14.47 IST: Left-hand batsman Henry Nicholls comes into bat.
14.44 IST: OUT!! Pandya removes Taylor for 21. NZ 58/4 in 16 overs. The match-winning partnership in Mumbai doesn't last long this time as Pandya bowls a short ball to slick of Taylor's bat and into Dhoni's safe hands.
14.41 IST: FOUR!! A good shot on the backfoot by Ross Taylor. Not a bad delivery from Pandya though but a sweet shot played as no one available at sweeper cover. NZ 58/3 in 15.5 overs
14.38 IST: The two power hitters can't catch a break as Jadhav conceded 2 of the over. NZ 53/3 in 15 overs
14.35 IST: 5 runs of Pandya's over as Latham and Taylor play a defensive role. NZ 51/3 in 14 overs
14.29 IST: FOUR! Easy ball for a batsman who is in good form! Full by Pandya outside off, Taylor drives it through covers for a boundary. NZ 42/3 in 11.5 overs
14.07 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar castles Munro for 10. Munro is walking back and New Zealand are in big trouble here! Kumar is breathing fire! He gets his second. He bowls his special knuckle ball around middle, shapes in a touch. Munro tries to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads and then onto the stumps. He was struggling against the inswingers and that has brought his downfall. NZ 27/3 in 7 overs. Tom Latham strides out to the middle.
14.01 IST: OUT! Bumrah gets the big fish! Williamson has once again got out cheaply. Bumrah comes steaming in and lands it on a length around off, jags back in a touch after pitching and also comes quicker off the surface. Williamson tries to work it around the corner but misses to get hit on the pads. The Indians appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Kane walks down to his partner and after having a chat decides to review. The replays show two reds and hitting is umpire's call. The decision stands, though New Zealand don't lose a review as it is umpire's call. Williamson's uncomfortable short stay comes to an end. This is also the first time since 2013 that he has had back-to-back single digit scores in ODIs. The visitors are in trouble here. NZ 26/2 in 5.4 overs
13.54 IST: A decent over from Bhuvneshwar, just 3 runs off it. NZ 24/1 in 5 overs
13.50 IST: A maiden over from Bumrah! NZ 21/1 in 3 overs
13.43 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar removes Guptill for 11. Kumar draws first blood! Guptill the dangerman is walking back. A very good delivery by Bhuvneshwar. He goes wide of the crease and lands it on a length around off, straightens after pitching. Guptill pokes at it away from his body and gets a faint outside edge to Dhoni who takes a good low catch. An early wicket for India, just what they needed. Bhuvi is all pumped up and so are the Indians. Guptill's poor record on Asia soil continues. NZ 20/1 in 2.4 overs. Kane Williamson comes out to bat
13.40 IST: SIX! Munro hits Bhuvneshwar to long on for the first maximum of the innings. This is what you will get from these two attacking batting! Expecting Kumar to bowl a length ball. Munro comes down the track, gets to the pitch of it and hits it straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum.
13.38 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Guptill. A hit-me ball by Bumrah! Short and wide outside off, width on offer. Guptill cuts it through point and into the fence. NZ 13/0 in 2 overs
13.37 IST: FOUR! Superb shot! Guptill plays it on the back foot and guides it to the square of the wicket for a boundary. First boundary for the day! Shorter in length by Bumrah outside off, Guptill rocks onto the back foot and punches it through cover-point for a boundary.
13.35 IST: Bhuvneshwar gives away just 2 runs. NZ 2/0 in 1 over
13.25 IST: Both the teams are out for their respective national anthems. New Zealand's anthem will be sung first followed by India's. We have finished with the national anthems and we are all set to get underway. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will open the batting for them. New Zealand would hope they can provide a good start. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl with the first new ball. A early wicket is what India want from him. He has two slips in place for him. Here we go...
13.15 IST: Playing XIs
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult
13.10 IST: Captain's Corner
Virat Kohli: We wanted to field anyway, not such a bad thing. Looks like a good surface to bat on. The one we played against England was similar. Generally the wicket plays better in the evening. We have won 9 out of 11 in recent times, you will lose one here and there. We need such things to bounce back from, we are looking for the challenge. It will also help us in the future when we are playing away from India. One change, Axar Patel as the all-rounder for Kuldeep.
Kane Williamson: We are going to have a bat. Looks like a good surface. Try to make first use of it. It was a very good performance, but it is a new day and it is important to execute our skills and adapt to the conditions. It was very humid in Mumbai, more dry heat here and hopefully not that harsh on the body. Same XI.
13.00 IST: TOSS! New Zealand win toss and opt to bat.
The hosts, no doubt, were off-color at Wankhede but the Virat Kohli-led side is expected to come back hard at the Black Caps in Pune. Kohli led from the front on Sunday with his 31st ODI ton but did not get the support from his team. India head coach Ravi Shastri too would want the rest of the side to step up.
The dangerous opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma fell to the swing and accuracy of Trent Boult in Mumbai and they will now have to find a way to negotiate the left-arm pacer early on in their innings.
The Indian captain, who stuck a memorable hundred in his 200th ODI, would like to continue from where he left off. His role will be again crucial if the team has to set up a big total, provided it bats first.
The last time Kohli played at the venue, he ended up scoring a match-winning knock against England in January.
The number four spot remains a concern for the team management with 11 batsmen being tried at that position since the 2015 World Cup. Kedar Jadhav batted at number four on Sunday but failed to do the job.
Dinesh Karthik, batting at number five, played a decent knock in his comeback game, stitching a 73-run stand with captain Kohli before throwing his wicket away.
He is expected to make the playing eleven tomorrow, leaving little possibility of Manish Pandey getting a game.
More than 20 overs were left when MS Dhoni walked in to bat but he too could not capitalize after making 25 off 42 balls.
On the bowling front, the spin duo of Chahal and Yadav, who gave away 125 runs and managed a lone wicket, will be keen to make amends. They will have to find a way to stop the likes Tom Latham from playing the sweep and reverse sweeps at will. India are likely to retain the pacers from the first game. (Read Full Preview Here)