And India have thumped the Kiwis by a big winning margin here in Raipur. The bowlers starred while the batters joined the party later to clinch the series by 2-0 with a match to go. If the death bowling was a bit off-colour in the previous ODI, it has made all big strides in this one. Since the word go, India were all over New Zealand as the bowlers jolted the Kiwi lineup. Shami and Siraj set it up, while others chipped in to get NZ all out for 108. The Indian openers provided a solid start as Sharma hit a fifty, while Gill remained unbeaten. India lost two wickets but Kishan and Gill saw India cross the line in the 21st over. India have won the series with one match to go. We now walk to Indore for the final match of the series. Expect a few changes? Well, we shall find that out on 24th January. Don't forget to join India TV. I Varun Malik, sign off. Take care!
Santner has found some late joy for the visitors. He has got the wicket of Kohli, who has been stumped. Meanwhile, the Indian team is in striking distance to complete the chase as Kishan joins Gill.
Henry Shipley has found the first wicket for New Zealand as India's captain Sharma walks back after a fifty. This was pitched on a good length and probably stayed a bit low as Sharma got beaten while trying to guide the ball on the leg side. Well-made fifty for Rohit but he has to go back. Kohli now walks into bat.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma has hit a fifty in this meagre chase. This was good batting from him as he smashed the bad deliveries without taking many risks. India is inching close to a win.
Indian openers Sharma and Gill are leading this chase well. They have taken India past 50 inside the powerplay. Sharma is being the aggressor, while Gill is not much behind his captain. India looking to wrap things up quickly.
Both the openers Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma have made a solid start and are leading the charge well. Rohit Sharma is taking on the bowlers. This is good batting.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma has made an expressive start. He has hit 3 boundaries, including one six off his favourite pull shot. Note, NZ could not hit a single six today.
It's a decent start for India as both Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are going well. They made a careful start and have stepped on the paddle a bit in the 4th over.
The Indian opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill have made their way out in the middle. It's Ferguson to start for Kiwis. Here we go.
This is New Zealand's third-lowest ODI total vs India ever. Their lowest is 79 which they scored on 26th October 2016. This is a statement by Indian bowlers today.
And New Zealand are bowled out for just 108 in the second ODI. Surely not that sort of a surface. It was rather a dominance diaplayed by the Indian bowlers. They bowled disciplined lines and got maximum rewards in the form of wickets. Shami and Siraj started the party for India, while the others chipped in as India continued sending blows to the opposition camp. Phillips, Bracewell and Santner spent some time in their attempt to bail NZ out but they were sent back after getting starts. So India require 109 to clinch this series against Kiwis.
New Zealand are 9 down now as Ferguson has also been caught by Suryakumar at deep mid-wicket. Sundar gets his 2nd wicket as India are 1 wicket away from bowling their opponents out.
Sundar has struck in his second over as the last recognised batter Phillips walks back to the hut. This was dragged short as Phillips wanted to pull this but it was not enough to clear Suryakumar at deep mid-wicket. NZ are 8 down now.
Another partnership which was building has been shattered by India. This time, it was Pandya, who cleaned Santner to bring NZ 7 down.
Santner and Phillips have taken charge and it's raining boundaries. Will the kiwis turn the tables?
Here's how people reacted to India's dominance in the match
Shami has found the breakthrough as Bracewell has nicked this bouncer straight to Ishan Kishan behind the stupms. Just when a partnership was building for Kiwis, Shami has come as villain for them and a hero for India.
It's spin time in Raipur as Kuldeep Yadav has been brought in by Rohit Sharma. Will need to see what role spin will play here.
New Zealand are in big hole as they are 5 down but the batters Phillips and Bracewell are looking to bail their team out of this trouble. NZ still have Santner sitting but they need these two to spend as much time as possible. Meanwhile, Shami is back for India.
If you are taken aback by the brilliant performance of India and wondering what is the lowest total in the history of ODIs. Let me tell you, the lowest total is 35. Zimbabwe was bowled out for 35 by Sri Lanka. Can this be shattered?
It's winter in all parts of India but it's monsoon in Raipur as wickets are raining like anything. Shardul Thakur has sent back the Kiwis' captain Latham as Gill takes a comfortable catch at slips.
Hardik Pandya has sent back Devon Conway as he completed a brilliant caught and bowl in his 1st over. NZ 4 down. New Zealand have got just 15 runs in the first 10 overs. Big credit goes to the disciplined bowling as the balls were pitched on good length areas. Looked like a sort of Test match bowling. The last match's hero for NZ Bracewell has come out. Can he inspire another comeback?
So India have replaced both Shami and Siraj with Shardul and Pandya just before the powerplay ends. Conway has hit first four of the match in the 8th over of Shardul. India bossing at the moment.
Mohammed Shami has struck once again and wickets are raining in Raipur at the moment. Shami has caught and bowled Mitchell and NZ are in big trouble. Captain Tom Latham comes out to bat way too early than he would have liked. Note, NZ are yet to get into double digits.
And Mohammed Siraj has also struck and given India their second inside the powerplay. This is a great start for Rohit Sharma's men. This was pitched on good length, close to the body as Nicholls tried flirting with it only to get a nick to Gill at slips. NZ 2 down.
India are currently holding the New Zealand side by their neck. Only 6 runs in 4 overs and a wicket down.
This was another poor outing for the Kiwi opener Finn Allen, who is invested by the New Zealand side in place of Martin Guptill. Allen has scored only 1 fifty in his last 9 innings.
And Mohammed Shami has given India a great start. This was a beautiful swinging ball to beat the Kiwi opener Allen and shatter the timber to send the crowd cheering. NZ 1 down without a run on board.
The New Zealand openers Allen and Conway are out to bat as Mohammed Shami starts proceedings for India. Here we go.
So Umran Malik is not picked as the Indian team goes with Shardul Thakur yet again. The pitch looks to suit batters, will this be the reason why he is chosen?
Meanwhile, there were some light scenes in the Raipur stadium which is set to host its first International match. India's captain Rohit Sharma seemingly forgot what to choose after winning the toss. He then chose to bowl first. More on this by Kartik Mehindru
India have won the toss and have opted to field.
India Playing XI
Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
New Zealand Playing XI
Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham(w/c), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the 2nd ODI between India and New Zealand. If the 1st game is anything to go by, expect fireworks of the highest quality today as well.
We are just about 20 minutes away from the toss. With dew around, whosoever wins the toss, would want to bowl first. Meanwhile here are some articles to get you to speed with everything you need to know about the 2nd ODI.
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