IND Vs NZ 2017: Second ODI Indian Players Ratings
India defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the second ODI at Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune courtesy a perfect game by the Indian team. Almost every player played his part and contributed in the win and helped India level the series 1-1 with the final match to be played in Kanpur. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first, but the decision backfired as they lost early wickets and were restricted to 58 for 4 in the 16th over. The Kiwis could only manage 230/9 in their 50 overs.
In the second innings, India had a comfortable run chase. Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik scored fluent half-centuries to guide India to a comfortable win. India chased down the target in 46 overs.
Let’s have a look Player ratings for India against New Zealand second ODI. (Ratings out of 10)
Rohit Sharma- 1/10
Rohit Sharma failed in the second ODI as he got out to a poor ball from Tim Southee on the leg side. Rohit scored just seven runs off 19 deliveries. Rohit’s wicket at the top gave New Zealand a boost at the beginning of the Indian innings.
Shikhar Dhawan- 7/10
Shikhar Dhawan’s rich vein of form continued as he scored a composed innings of 68 off 84 deliveries and ensured India reached the total with any major hiccups. Having failed in the first innings, Dhawan had a decent outing in the second match.
Virat Kohli (Captain) – 6/10
Virat Kohli had a good match both as a captain as well as a batsman. He scored a run a ball 29 and steadied the innings after the early loss of Rohit Sharma. As a captain too, his bowling changes were up to the mark. Being a must-win match for the Indians, Kohli made sure India’s unbeaten run was on track.
Dinesh Karthik- 8/10
Dinesh Karthik proved his selection right and added to his 37 runs in the first match with a match-winning half-century. However, the innings was quite slow paced, but it didn’t affect the run chase as the target was not a big one. Karthik scored 64 off 92 deliveries and also hit the winnings runs.
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Hardik Pandya- 6/10
Hardik Pandya had an average match with both bat and ball. He picked up the important wicket of Ross Taylor in the first innings and then scored a run a ball 30 while chasing.
MS Dhoni- 5/10
MS Dhoni took the catch of Martin Guptill and then dropped one of Tom Latham of the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal. While batting, he scored 18 off 21 deliveries.
Kedar Jhadav- 5/10
Kedar Jhadav, who is in the squad for his batting, rolled his arm over in this match and bowled eight overs giving away just 31 runs. However, he did not get to bat in the second innings.
Axar Patel- 5/10
Axar Patel made a comeback in this match and had a decent start as he picked up the crucial wicket of Tom Latham but was expensive in the later part of the innings. He finished with the figures of 10 overs, one maiden, one for 54.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar- 9/10
Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a fantastic match as he picked up the wickets of both the openers and then picked up the wicket of Henry Nicholls. He gave away just 45 runs in his ten overs.
Jasprit Bumrah- 8/10
Jasprit Bumrah was impressive in the match and almost unplayable in the death overs. Bumrah gave away just 38 runs and picked up the wickets of Kane Williamson and Mitchell Santner.
Yuzvendra Chahal- 7/10
Yuzvendra Chahal picked up two wickets in the match lower down the order and was impressive in the middle overs giving away just 36 runs in his eight overs.
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