Riding on the half centuries made by Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, New Zealand have set a winning target of 274 runs before India in the second ODI at Eden Park on Saturday.
After winning the toss, Indian captain Virat Kohli sent New Zealand for batting. Though they struggled a bit at the beginning, soon New Zealand came out of the crisis by building partnership. Martin Guptill (79 off 79 balls) and Ross Taylor, who continued his form as in the first ODI, (73 off 74 balls) contributed for building up a fighting total for the country. Kyle Jamieson's last minute blitzkrieg of 25 off 24 balls helped New Zealand to put up a grand total of 273 in 50 overs by loss of 8 wickets. Henry Nicholls (41 off 59 balls) and Tom Blundell (22 off 25 balls) also contributed well.
For India, while Yuzvendra Chahal scalped three wickets, Shardul Thakur took two wickets. The most economic bowling came from Ravindra Jadeja who allowed only 35 runs in 10 overs and also picked one wicket. This time, Jasprit Bumrah was a failure as a bowler as he not only allowed 64 runs in his 10 overs but also remained wicketless.