The target of 159 runs against the Indian team in second Twenty20 being played in Auckland. Batting first, winning the toss, New Zealand made 158 runs in their 20 overs. A very good bowling display from Team India.
Earlier, the start of New Zealand was a disappointing one. After two overs, the team scored only five runs. Its pressure was clearly seen on Kiwi batsmen. Tim Seifert, who was the hero of the last match in an attempt to increase the run-rate, lost his wicket. After making 12 runs in 12 balls, Dhoni was caught behind by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the wicket.
After this, captain Rohit Sharma as the first spinner on Pandya. Pandya, who came in to bowl the sixth over of the innings, was impressive in his first over. Opener Colin Munro (12 runs in 12 balls) caught on the cover by Rohit Sharma on the second ball. Then, on the last ball of this over, New batsman Daryl Mitchell (1) was padded out. New Zealand did not recover from these two aftershocks that in their next over, Pandya gave captain Kane Williamson (20 runs in 17 balls) also gave LBW the biggest blow to the Kiwi team.
After this, there was a great partnership for the fifth wicket. Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme combined together 77 runs. Meanwhile, Colin de Grandhomme also gave the first half-century of his career. In the smoky innings of his 50-ball 28 balls. Before that he proved to be dangerous, the hearty Pandya hid him in the hands of Rohit Sharma.