New Zealand could not stand in front of India in the second match
The New Zealand cricket team could not stand in front of India in the second match as in the first. Rohit Sharma's India won by 8 wickets with 18 balls to spare. Rohit Sharma won the three-match series with 1 match in hand.
The second match of the series was held in Ranchi today. India captain Rohit Sharma invited New Zealand to bat after winning the toss. After losing the toss, the Black Caps lost 6 wickets and scored 153 runs. Martin Guptill scored 31 runs. Glenn Phillips top-scored with 34 and Daryl Mitchell with 31. 21 runs came from Mark Chapman's bat.
Indian bowler Hershel Patel took 2 wickets. Bhubaneswar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Akshar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin took one wicket each.
Two Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul did the key to winning the match. The duo formed a pair of 116 runs. Lokesh Rahul scored 75 off 49 balls. He hit 2 sixes with 6 boundaries.
However, Rohit Sharma was ruthless towards the Kiwi bowlers. He scored 55 runs off 36 balls. He hit 5 sixes. Boundary hit 1. Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed for 1 run. In the end, Benkatesh Ayyar and Rishav Pant left the field unbeaten after India won the match. Both were unbeaten on 12 runs.