2nd ODI: India thrash New Zealand by 8 wickets to seal the sequence | Cricket Information

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RAIPUR: Skipper Rohit Sharma’s pause on the toss appears to have been the one time India slowed down on this recreation!
Impressed by their outdated warhorses Mohammed Shami (3-18 in 6 overs) and Rohit himself (51; 50b, 7×4, 2×6), India crushed a disappointing New Zealand by eight wickets within the second ODI on the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Worldwide Stadium, which was staging its maiden worldwide recreation.
India thus wrapped up the ODI sequence 2-0 in convincing vogue, with the ultimate recreation on Tuesday in Indore now only a formality. That is India’s seventh ODI sequence win at residence in a row total, and their seventh straight ODI sequence win towards New Zealand on residence soil. It was the kind of scorching efficiency which augurs nicely for Rohit and Co. in an ODI World Cup 12 months.

India fully outplayed New Zealand on a pacer-friendly pitch. After India elected to bowl first on a floor which was aiding beneficiant lateral motion, their pacers, led by Shami, fired on all cylinders to shoot out a listless New Zealand, who recorded their third-lowest ODI rating towards India.

The entire Kiwi innings was over by 4:07 pm, and the match was achieved and dusted by 6:25 pm, advancing the timing of a post-match laser present! Chasing 109, Rohit and Shubman Gill (40*, 53b; 6×4), recent off his double hundred within the first ODI, rubbed salt into the Kiwi wounds, including 72 in 84 balls for the primary wicket.
When Gill danced down the monitor to loft Mitchell Santner over mid-on, India sealed the sport with as many as 179 balls to spare. It was their third largest win in ODIs by way of balls to spare.
Whereas Virat Kohli (11) was scalped by Santner once more, Rohit’s terrific half-century, his forty eighth in ODIs, will give India a lot to cheer about. Other than a number of pleasant drives, the 2 sixes that he hit, a ferocious, trademark pull off Lockie Ferguson after which an excellent shot over additional cowl off Blair Tickner, delighted the 60,000-strong crowd. It was amusing to look at the Kiwi batters, who have been means too tentative.
The sport gave the impression to be achieved and dusted when India’s four-pronged tempo assault of Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Hardik Pandya destroyed the Kiwi prime order.
New Zealand had collapsed to fifteen/5 by the eleventh over and have been, at one level, in peril of being skittled out for his or her lowest ODI rating of 64. By some means, the efforts of Glenn Philips (36; 52b, 5×4), Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell averted that embarrassment for the Kiwis, taking them previous 100, however then they misplaced their final 4 wickets for 5 runs in 26 balls.
It was Shami who started India’s relentless assault with the ball. Following up 4 consecutive outswingers with a ball that swung in superbly, he castled Kiwi opener Finn Allen. Subsequent to go was Henry Nicholls, who edged an away-going supply by Siraj to Gill at slip. Issues grew to become worse for the Kiwis when Daryll Mitchell spooned a catch again to Shami.

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