New Zealand vs India 2019, Second T20I – Toss Report
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first against India in the second T20I at the Eden Park, Auckland.
Here is what the captains said:
“We are going to bat. Usually a good batting surface here. It’s always a great opportunity to play against India. Same team for us today”
“We were looking to bowl first anyway. I know we lost the last game, but chasing has been our strength. We have spoken about what we need to do with bat and ball. Hopefully we can get a win today. We just need to do the right things and do them consistently. We discussed what went wrong in the last game. Hopefully we won’t repeat them. We are playing the same team.”
The first T20I turned out to be no-contest with New Zealand all over India. Nothing went right for the visitors who had entered the series on the back of a thumping 4-1 win over the Kiwis in the ODIs. On the other hand, everything went right for New Zealand – getting to bat first on a good batting pitch, Colin Munro finally ending his run of poor shows with the bat, Tim Seifert standing up in the absence of Martin Guptill and Tim Southee regaining his form with the ball. In the end, New Zealand thrashed India by 80 runs to take the lead.
After the demoralising defeat in the opener, India face a herculean task to keep the series alive. But they have the talent in their ranks to do so. New Zealand, on the other hand, will be looking to make the most of their form and wrap up the series today itself.
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Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill, Krunal Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav
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