Both teams are very good in One-Day International (ODI) format especially team India is stronger whenever it played at home. It doesn’t matter who is the opposition. This is why New Zealand feeling tough in this tour and still not manage to win a single game in previous 3 test matches and last ODI match at Dharamsala. In the previous ODI match, India played very well and win the easy match against New Zealand. India creates a lot of trouble for New Zealand very early on in the match when young seamers of Indian bowl really well and took 7 wickets on just 65 runs. Still, New Zealand manages to score 190 runs in 43.5 overs.
But in India, it is not a good target. In reply to 191 runs target in 50 over team India start the innings nicely and build the good partnership. India lost the first wicket on 49 runs Rohit Sharma was out on 14 runs. Virat Kohli star Indian batsman scored not out 85 runs and home side wins the match by 4 wickets in 33.1 overs. Home side India lead the 5 ODI match series by 1-0 after the easy win at Dharamsala by 6 wickets. Now the 2nd game is very important for both teams especially for New Zealand (NZ) team who could not manage to win the single game here on this tour.
Best economical pick – Hardik Pandya received his ODI cap from one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of the game – Kapil Dev and incidentally it was the same day Kapil made his debut in India 38 years ago. A man of the match on a special day made it a perfect debut for the Baroda man. In Dharamsala, India might have witnessed the emergence of Pandya the bowler
Top captains & vice captains – In the first ODI, it was Kohli who hit the winning six, coming down the track and smashing Sodhi for a straight six! India takes the 1-0 lead in style, with Kohli continuing his golden form by hitting an unbeaten 85. All the kiwi batsmen struggled to get runs except Tom Latham and Southee. Latham (79*) remained unbeaten till the end and Southee scored a quick fifty after getting a life from Umesh Yadav. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI at Feroz Shah Kotla
Smart pick – Amit Mishra (3/49) has recorded his best bowling figures in ODIs on Indian soil, surpassing the 2 for 40 vs West Indies at Delhi on October 11, 2014. Mishra has completed his 50 wickets in ODIs – his tally being 52 (ave.25.86) in 32 matches – the quickest by an Indian spinner in ODIs, obliterating Ravichandran Ashwin’s feat of reaching the landmark in 34 ODIs.
Cautions Pick – Ross Taylor scored his second in between 4 innings in this tour. In India, Taylor’s batting record in ODIs is just mediocre – his tally being 252 in nine innings at an average of 28.00, including two fifties. Four times, he has registered single-digit scores in India.
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