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Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot,India


New Zealand won the toss,elected to bat

2nd T20I



20 Over



20 Over

NZ won by 40 runs

End of over 20

Total run in over 8

6   0   W   0   1   1   


T Boult to B Kumar, 1 run, Full on middle, pushed towards long on for one. That ends the match, with NEW ZEALAND WINNING BY 40 RUNS.


T Boult to J Bumrah, 1 run, Oohh... nearly a five-for! Outside off, Bumrah pushes at it and gets an inside edge, which just misses the stumps en route towards fine leg! Just a single.


T Boult to J Bumrah, 0 run, A yorker to start, right on middle, Bumrah digs it out towards point and sets off for a single but is sent back.


T Boult to MS Dhoni, OUT!, OUT! Mr. Butter Fingers takes it! Santner was the one to drop Dhoni in the previous over and it is Santner who denies MS his half century. A short ball, Dhoni looks to pull but gets a top edge which just spoons to square leg. Mitchell Santner does not have to move an inch and takes a sitter. A forgetful innings for Dhoni.



Catch  MitchellSantner Ball 



T Boult to MS Dhoni, 0 run, That is his fifty! Oops, not yet. Full and outside off. MS smashes it towards long off but DOES NOT TAKE the single.


T Boult to MS Dhoni, 6 run, SIX! Oh there is one more thing to look forward to. Can Dhoni hit six sixes and generate some interest in this game? A length ball, Dhoni swings it miles over mid-wicket! Just that it has come years too late.

End of over 19

Total run in over 16

4   2   2   2   1   4   1   


A Milne to MS Dhoni, 1 run, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single to keep strike. 16 from the over but this can be considered an aberration. He went for 14 in his three overs before this and pretty much stifled India for runs.


A Milne to MS Dhoni, 4 run, FOUR! A full toss now, Dhoni whips it through square leg and gets a boundary.


A Milne to MS Dhoni, 1 run, WIDE. A slower ball, down the leg side, short in length, Dhoni looks to pull but misses.


A Milne to MS Dhoni, 2 run, On middle, pushes it towards long on for a couple.


A Milne to MS Dhoni, 2 run, No. That should end the match barring any miracles. It is a DROPPED catch for the statisticians. Dhoni swings it towards long off and Mitchell Santner comes charging in to his left. Slides and should have taken it but his butter fingers do not support him. Two runs taken.


A Milne to MS Dhoni, 2 run, A fine full ball outside off, MS swings hard and gets it off the inner half of the bat through widish mid on. Two runs taken. 59 needed from 10 balls. A six needed off every ball now. Possible?


A Milne to MS Dhoni, 4 run, FOUR! Short and outside off, slapped to the cover fence for a boundary. India need maximums.

End of over 18

Total run in over 7

1   4   W   0   1   1   


T Boult to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a run. 7 runs and a wicket from the over, Boult has figures of 3-0-26-3.


T Boult to B Kumar, 1 run, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.


T Boult to B Kumar, 0 run, A fine yorker, on middle, well dug out.


T Boult to A Patel, OUT!, OUT! Soft dismissal. Jumps down the track, Boult bangs it in short, Axar looks to go over cover but can only spoon it straight to Kane Williamson at short cover. Tonight might have been a big ask, but have to say - Axar has disappointed with the bat in his comeback to the national squad.



Catch  KaneWilliamson Ball 



T Boult to A Patel, 4 run, FOUR! That will help. Down the leg side, Axar flicks it fine enough of the man at fine leg to make the crowd clap for a boundary. 67 more needed from 16 balls now.


T Boult to MS Dhoni, 1 run, A yorker to start, squeezed through third man for a single.

End of over 17

Total run in over 3

0   1   W   1   0   1   


M Santner to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Comes down the track and flicks it to deep square leg for a single. Just 3 from the over with a wicket. Santner finishes with figures of 4-0-31-1 and the two spinners have combined figures of 8-0-56-2. Terrific effort.


M Santner to MS Dhoni, 0 run, Down the leg side, Dhoni misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. Another dot.


M Santner to A Patel, 1 run, Down the leg side, flicked towards square leg for a single.


M Santner to V Kohli, OUT!, OUT! Stumped? Caught? It is a dismissal and that is what matters for New Zealand. Big moment in the game. Santner fires this onto the pads on seeing Kohli come down the track and the batsman looks to go inside out. He misses and the keeper collects the ball on the second attempt, after fumbling initially. He is overjoyed and appeals for the catch but then has the presence of mind to whip the bails off. Kohli knows he has edged it and does not even bother to get back. He departs for 65. The 56-run stand is broken but it consumed 44 balls. Did that consume the skipper? India now need 74 from 21 balls.



Catch  GlennPhillips Ball 



M Santner to MS Dhoni, 1 run, A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.


M Santner to MS Dhoni, 0 run, SAFE AS A HOUSE. Flighted wide outside off, Dhoni comes down the track but on realizing that he is beaten in the flight, lets it go and slides back into the crease. Phillips takes the bails off and appeals. The square leg umpire makes a belated call to go upstairs and replays confirm that Dhoni is in. What that appeal has done is - Perhaps saved the Kiwis a wide ball.

End of over 16

Total run in over 10

1   1   1   0   6   1   


Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Works it through mid-wicket for a single. Excellent figures for Sodhi again tonight - 4-0-25-1!


Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, 6 run, SIX! Gets it away this time! Dhoni comes down the track, Sodhi fires it on the pads but MS is too good a batsman to miss twice in a row. Swings it over mid-wicket for a biggie! 'India need half a dozen more of these', says Harsha Bhogle on air. 50-run stand comes up as well.


Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, 0 run, Excellent bowling. Sees Dhoni jump down and dips this onto the batsman. MS misreads it and just swings wildly. Misses and wears it on the pads.


Ish Sodhi to V Kohli, 1 run, Short and outside off, punched towards sweeper cover for one. Kohli is frustrated, he realizes that was a scoring opportunity of a boundary.


Ish Sodhi to MS Dhoni, 1 run, Now Dhoni emulates Kohli and bunts it towards long on for a run.


Ish Sodhi to V Kohli, 1 run, Comes down the track and just chips it towards long off for a single.

India's Batting Detail






New Zealand's Bowling Detail








Adam Milne
4 0 30 0 0 1 7.5
Trent Boult
4 0 34 4 0 0 8.5
Colin de Grandhomme
1 0 10 0 0 0 10
Mitchell Santner
4 0 31 1 0 0 7.75
Ish Sodhi
4 0 25 1 0 0 6.25
Colin Munro
3 0 23 1 0 0 7.66

New Zealand's Batting Detail






Adam Milne
0 0 0 0 0
Ish Sodhi
0 0 0 0 0

India's Bowling Detail








Bhuvneshwar Kumar
4 0 29 0 0 2 7.25
Mohammed Siraj
4 0 53 1 0 1 13.25
Jasprit Bumrah
4 0 23 0 0 0 5.75
Yuzvendra Chahal
4 0 36 1 0 2 9
Axar Patel
3 0 39 0 0 1 13
Hardik Pandya
1 0 14 0 0 0 14

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