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    Ind vs NZ 2nd ODI | New Zealand batsmen battered by Indian bowlers, piled on 108 runs


    Jan 21, 2023


    Raipur: India bundled out New Zealand for 108 in the second one-day international of the three-match series here on Saturday. Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat. With New Zealand losing five wickets for 15 runs in the 11th over, the cricket-obsessed fans present at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium feared an early end to the match.

    For the team, Mohammed Shami took three wickets for 18 runs while Hardik Pandya took two wickets for 16 runs. New Zealand’s team was reduced to 108 runs in 34.3 overs. Glenn Phillips was the top scorer for his side with 36 runs.

    Opener Phil Allen could not even open the account and missed Shami’s full length ball which went uprooting his stumps. Then Siraj’s ball reached the hands of Shubman Gill by taking the edge of the bat of number three batsman Henry Nicholls. Brilliant return catches by Shami and Hardik Pandya (2/16) again put New Zealand in more trouble. Shami dismissed Daryl Mitchell on his own ball who was trying to flick his ball.

    On the other hand, in the 10th over, Hardik’s catch of Devon Conway on his own ball with one hand was excellent. Shardul Thakur (1/26) also managed to grab a wicket when his ball took the edge of Tom Latham’s bat and went into the hands of Shubman Gill. The New Zealand captain played a loose shot and Gill also took a simple catch in the slips. New Zealand were in trouble but last match’s centurion Michael Bracewell (22 runs) was at the crease and there was hope. Along with him, the equally dangerous Glenn Phillips (36 runs) was also at the crease.

    Bracewell showed his intentions by hitting Shami for a four at cover. After hitting consecutive boundaries in the 19th over, Shami bowled a sharp bouncer and Bracewell tried to pull it and caught wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan by touching the bat. Mitchell Santner (27 runs), who scored a half-century in the first ODI in Hyderabad, was again at the crease with Phillips. Both of them shared a 47-run partnership for the seventh wicket to take the team past 100 runs. However, both of them were dismissed within six balls, ending New Zealand’s hopes of a comeback.

    Santner was bowled by Hardik while Phillips caught Suryakumar Yadav off Washington Sundar (2/7). Kuldeep Yadav (1/29) dismissed Blair Tickner at number 11 to end New Zealand’s innings in 34.3 overs.

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