India and New Zealand locked horns in the 2nd ODI on Saturday. This was the first that, Raipur was hosting an ODI and became the 50th Indian venue to achieve this feat. India came into the game with a 1-0 lead in the series. In the 1st ODI at Hyderabad, India won the game by 12 runs after scoring 349. Michael Bracewell’s century went in vain as the Indian bowlers kept their cool to win the game.
Rohit Sharma’s funny gaffe –
Tom Latham and Rohit Sharma came to the toss and there was a really funny moment which happened. The Indian captain called it right and there was a pause for few moments. Finally, Rohit Sharma came to sense and decided to bowl first much to the amusement of Tom Latham and others present. On being asked, Rohit Sharma said that he had forgotten what to do.
Indian bowlers leave New Zealand reeling at 15/5 –
Mohammad Siraj and Mohammad Shami showed their might with the new ball again. The 5th ball of the 1st over saw Finn Allen get done for pace and bowled for a duck by Shami. 8 runs later, Siraj struck when he had Nicholls caught at slip for 2 off 20 balls. Daryl Mitchell fell to a terrific caught and bowled off Shami for 1. Hardik Pandya then came into the attack to send back Devon Conway caught and bowled for 7, before Shardul Thakur had Tom Latham caught at slips by Gill for 1.
Kiwis attempt to fightback –
At 15/5 India had the visitors on the mat and there was an early finish on the horizon. Last game’s hero Michael Bracewell and Glenn Phillips added 41 runs as the pair seemed to bring things under control. Shami came back into the attack and had Bracewell caught behind for 22.
After the fall of Bracewell, it was the 47 run stand between Santner and Phillips which took the kiwis past 100.
India bowl out NZ for 108 –Hardik Pandya had Santner playing back to his stumps for 27 and reduced the Kiwis to 103/7. Washington Sundar then got 2 wickets, first dismissing Phillips for 36 then Ferguson for 1. Kuldeep who had dropped a caught and bowled chance off Santner got into the wickets when had Blair Tickner out LBW for 1 to bowl out the visitors for 108.