India vs New Zealand T20I Series – 2nd T20
India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I will be played on 19th November 2021 at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, India.
The Head to Head record of India against New Zealand is at parity. The two teams have faced each other 19 times in T20I and NZ won 9 times whereas India won 9 times, 1 match remained inconclusive. India’s wins include the last T20 match played between them.
However, India lost to NZ in the league match of T20 WC recently and the count of T20Is in WC is 3-0. Moreover, when we look at the ICC world cups (T20s and ODIs), there also NZ has an upper hand, out of 11 encounters, NZ vs IND ratio is 8:3 i.e. New Zealand has won 8 times and India could win 3 matches.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss today and has elected to bowl first.
Below are the India and New Zealand Playing XIs that were declared.
New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert(w), James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Adam Milne, Trent Boult
While batting first NZ played well and they scored 153 runs by losing 6 wickets in 20 overs.
Martin Guptil who was in prime form during T20 WC once again proved his class by scoring 31 off 15 deliveries. Daryl Mitchell too scored 31 whereas Glenn Phillips scored 34.
Glenn Phillips 34, Martin Guptill 31 and Daryl Mitchell 31 the top scorers in Ranchi. Time to bowl! Follow play LIVE in NZ on @skysportnz. LIVE scoring | https://t.co/GxGlAHEHiu #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/k75lp28B68— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 19, 2021
From India’s bowling debutant Harshal Patel took 2 wickets off 25 in his spell of 4 overs.
While chasing 154 runs, India started well and both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma seem to be on money right away. At one point it was looking that they will finish off the innings together but India lost Rahul in 13.2 overs and India was 117-1 then. Rahul scored 65 runs off 45 deliveries.
Rohit Sharma too scored 55 off 36 deliveries and hit 5 sixes and a four as well.
#TeamIndia captain departs but not before he scored his 2⃣5⃣th T20I half-century! ? ?— BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 2021
A superb knock from @ImRo45! ?
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In the end, India won comfortably by scoring 155-3 in 17.2 overs. India won the match by 7 wickets against NZ.
WHAT. A. WIN! ? ?#TeamIndia secure a 7⃣-wicket victory in the 2nd T20I against New Zealand & take an unassailable lead in the series. ? ? #INDvNZ @Paytm— BCCI (@BCCI) November 19, 2021
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Harshal Patel was named Man of the Match for taking 2 wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs.
India has won the series as it has won 2 out of the 3 matches T20I to be played. The next T20I match will be played in Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday, 21st Nov 2021.
New Zealand Innings
|Martin Guptill |
c Pant b D Chahar
C Surya b Harshal Patel
c Rahul b Axar Patel
c Sub Gaikwad b Harshal Patel
c Bhuvneshwar b Ashwin
|James Neesham |
c Pant b Bhuvneshwar
|Total: 153-6 in 20 Overs|
c Phillips b Southee
|Rohit Sharma (c)|
c Guptill b Southee
|Rishabh Pant (wk)|
|Total: 166-5 in 19.4 Overs|
|Tim Southee (c)||4||0||16||3|