New Zealand chooses to bat vs India in 2nd T20

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 preview Confident India look to claim series against Kiwis

At 67/4, wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni took the pitch and along with the skipper, Virat Kohli, steadied the ship.

"I thought New Zealand were really good with the bat early on".

The Auckland batsman never let up, though, and powered on to his hundred as New Zealand amassed 196-2 in their 20 overs.

The duo, who had made identical 80 runs in a record opening stand of 158 for a winning cause in the series opener at Delhi, were out to poor shots, Dhawan losing his stumps when playing across to the left arm pacer and Sharma hanging his bat out loosely to be caught behind.

Kohli eventual fell for 65 from 42 balls, Mitchell Santner snaring the wicket, while Dhoni was out in the final over as Boult claimed his fourth of the innings. Many months later, New Zealand elevated Munro to the opening slot and after four matches consisting of three ODIs and a Twenty20 at the Kotla a few days ago, Munro struck big blows off bowlers who had held the upper hand for a better part of the ongoing limited over series.




Siraj was at the receiving end of a lot of punishment from the Kiwi batsmen during his first match at the global level.

After the Kiwis won the toss and elected to bat, Munro scorched a fine ton against the Indian bowlers, reaching 109 not out off just 58 deliveries. The bowler was taken for 16 runs in the eighth over of the innings. He had a good start to his spell, giving away only nine runs in his first two overs.

A second T20I century for Colin Munro, coming off just 54 balls. Colin Munro has been named Man of the Match for his brilliant century and one wicket.

Mohammad Siraj made his debut for the India on Sunday in the second T20I against New Zealand in Rajkot. The resounding victory, riding on the swashbuckling batting exploits of their top-order and, in particular openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, was the country's first-ever win over the Kiwis in the shortest form of the game.

Munro was handed a let-off while on 79 when he was dropped by Chahal off Bhuvneshwar's bowling at deep cover. After the fall of Williamson, Munro found a right partner in Tom Bruce and they added 56 for the unbroken third wicket.

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