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India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Match at Auckland, Highlights: As It Happened

India vs New Zealand, Live cricket score and latest update, live commentary of 2nd ODI match being played at Auckland.


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15:32 (IST)

OUT! That's the match then. Jadeja tries to heave a Neesham full toss over the boundary but only picks out De Grandhomme at long-off and that's all she wrote. New Zealand have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. 

15:28 (IST)

Bennett comes in to bowl the 48th over. Chahal and Jadeja have relied largely on good running and they continue to do so until Neesham manages to run out Chahal! He tried to run two off a misfield but was sent back and now has to walk back. 

15:23 (IST)

FOUR! Chahal plays a deft ramp shot over the wicketkeeper's head for a boundary. Jadeja also brought up his 50 in this over. 28 needed in 3 overs. This game is, somehow, very much alive. 

15:18 (IST)

Shaky over for India. 5 runs come off it, all singles, yet it seemed like either Jadeja or Chahal would be run out on multiple occasions. 4 overs togo and 40 runs needed. Quite the task. 

15:09 (IST)

SIX! Short and wide from Jamieson and Saini slashed hard and sends it into the stands. The bowler has the last laugh though, getting him clean bowled off the next ball. 

15:07 (IST)

THREE FOURS! Navdeep Saini you beauty. Manages to get three boundaries off De Grandhomme and suddenly the match looks alive. Jadeja survives an LBW shout as the over comes to a close. 

15:01 (IST)

India start the 43rd over well with 2 singles but Neesham follows up with four straight dot balls to ramp the pressure right back up on India. Jadeja needs to start hogging the strike. 

14:59 (IST)

Fifty partnership for the 8th wicket between Jadeja and Saini. This partnership has given India some hope but can they now go and take this match all the way down to the wire? We shall see. 

14:51 (IST)

Can India finish this somehow?

14:46 (IST)

SIX! Jadeja slams one over the fine-leg fielder that travels over the short boundary. India are still in with a bit of a chance here but they need the southpaw to bat till the end. 

14:40 (IST)

Jamieson also bowls a tight over, giving away just one run. Neesham continues to keep up the pressure on his end. Meanwhile, New Zealand have Luke Ronchi - their fielding coach - on as a sub. Hilarious. 

14:31 (IST)

De Grandhomme continues to keep things quiet at his end. His 8th over goes for just 4 runs. He has given away very little so far in the innings and the hosts will want him to finish on a high. 

14:26 (IST)

FOUR! Saini starts the 35th over by slashing at a wide one that runs away for a boundary. Neesham does well to pull things back though as he concedes just one run off the next five balls. 

14:22 (IST)

De Grandhomme follows up with yet another quiet over. Just 3 runs come off it and right now it only seems a matter of when - and not if - New Zealand will finish this match. 

14:18 (IST)

Neesham's fifth over is a good one that goes for just 2 runs. New Zealand are in no rush to finish things now but they know more such overs will up the pressure on India. 

14:12 (IST)

BOWLED! De Grandhomme strikes after drinks. Pitches it up and gets it to nip back inside, Thakur goes for the heave-ho and misses. New Zealand are in control now. India have lost 7. 

14:06 (IST)

TWO FOURS! Neesham bangs one in short and wide and Thakur dispatches it to the deep extra cover boundary. He follows that up with a shot that flies towards the long-on area. Exactly what India needed. 

14:03 (IST)

Bennett comes on for another over. And Jadeja gets three runs. He is the last hope for the Indians and needs to stay there till the very end. So after 30 overs India are 143/6.

13:51 (IST)

FIFTY FOR IYER: A four through third man means Iyer brings up yet another fifty. He needs to keep up the good work if India are to win from here. And the very next delivery Iyer is gone too for 52. He is caught by Latham. India are 129/6.

13:48 (IST)

FOUR: A big over finally coming India's way. After a lucky four from Jadeja, Neesham's gives away five wides. After 27 overs India are 125/5. 

13:43 (IST)

Another good over from the Kiwis comes to an end. India move to 111/5 after 26 overs. They need some quick runs here.

13:38 (IST)

FOUR: Jadeja is failing to connect bat to ball. That is hurting India and putting pressure on Iyer. But the left hander finally gets a four down towards third man. After 25 overs India are 108/5. 

13:34 (IST)

Bennett comes back into the attack for his third over and it is a decent one, going for just the 2 runs. Jadeja survived a run-out attempt from Martin Guptill in the over - ironic considering what happened in the World Cup semi-final. 

13:30 (IST)

Jadeja had scored a half-century in India's losing effort against New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final last year. He will be expected to pull off something similar here. 

13:25 (IST)

FOUR! Iyer is not going down without a fight. Stands up and clatters a length ball from De Grandhomme between the mid-wicket and long-on region. 5 runs came off the over, so New Zealand won't mind too much. 

13:21 (IST)

OUT! Jadhav departs in soft fashion and Southee has his man. Pitched up and Jadhav goes for a drive but only spoons the simplest of catches to Nicholls at short extra cover. India have now lost half their side. 

13:18 (IST)

SIX! Iyer goes for a well-timed shot over the covers and manages to clear the ropes. Excellent over this for India, 10 came off it. They need much more of this in the coming overs. 

13:14 (IST)

Latham clearly smells blood in the water as he takes off Neesham after an over and brings Southee back for his seventh over. It's a decent one that goes for just the three runs. The hosts want wickets though. 

13:10 (IST)

FOUR! Jadhav takes a swing at ball from De Grandhomme that was in the slot and it races past mid-off and to the fence. This was the first boundary conceded by CDG so far today. India will need more of those. 

13:06 (IST)

James Neesham comes into the attack for the first time in this match and his first over is a good one, going for just 2 runs. These middle overs will put the squeeze on India if they don't rotate the strike better. 

India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Match at Auckland, Highlights: As It Happened

India vs New Zealand, Live cricket score and latest update: OUT! That’s the match then. Jadeja tries to heave a Neesham full toss over the boundary but only picks out De Grandhomme at long-off and that’s all she wrote. New Zealand have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Preview: A game down at the beginning of a three-match ODI series is not an alien situation for Virat Kohli’s India, only recently did they bounce back against Australia to win the series 2-1. It’s a similar situation in New Zealand and Kohli will need his troops to pull up their socks, especially in the field.

India’s poor fielding was a major problem in the first ODI in Hamilton and it paved the way for Ross Taylor who led the New Zealand charge.

At Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday in the second T20I, where the ground is smaller, the advantage will be with the batsmen and adjusting lengths for the bowlers will be extremely crucial.

India, who won both their T20s here earlier, are in a must win situation and the skipper will need his bowlers to share the responsibility with Jasprit Bumrah.

It is the over-dependency on Bumrah that needs to be addressed immediately and one expects changes in the playing eleven.

Shardul Thakur, who had a horror of a game in Hamilton, could face the axe for the young speedster Navdeep Saini. Left arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav didn’t have a good outing either and Yuzvendra Chahal will be keen to make his case as well.

Kedar Jadhav, who added some crucial runs with the bat in the death overs, could be replaced by Manish Pandey as the latter is better fielder.

The general fielding standards have gone down since the Bangladesh series and there is a need for a collective all-round effort from the visitors to bounce back.

While the rest of the batting line-up picks itself, Kohli will want the new opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw to stay in longer. The openers lasted 8 overs and put on 50 in the first ODI.

For the hosts, the change in format and players has worked well in what is their first ODI series since the 2019 World Cup.

Stand-in skipper Tom Latham’s batting in the middle worked for them, and Henry Nicholls confirmed he will continue to open the innings with Martin Guptill. The experienced Ross Taylor has been in rampaging form and he will look to continue the good work on Saturday.

Latham does have a new problem apart from Kane Williamson as Scott Kuggeleijn is ruled out due to illness, opening the door for the six-foot-eight tall Kyle Jamieson to make his debut on his home ground.

Given the recent history, including the two T20Is, one can expect a run-fest at Eden Park and with the series on the line it is set-up for an absolute thriller of a contest.


India: Virat Kohli (capt), Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Tom Latham (wk), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Jimmy Neesham, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tom Blundell, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Hamish Bennett, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson.