India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 Match Live Score Updates: Deepak Chahar Sends Back Martin Guptill But New Zealand Going Strong | Cricket News


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India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Live Cricket Updates: Martin Guptil went past Virat Kohli in the list of highest run scorers in T20Is as he took on the Indian pace duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar in the powerplay. Chahar though came back to dismiss the opener for 15-ball 31. Mark Chapman and Daryl Mitchell are continuing to attack the Indian bowlers as the Kiwis look to post a huge total. Earlier, Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field, citing the dew factor. Harshal Patel has been handed a debut at the expense of Mohammed Siraj, who picked up an injury according to the Indian captain. India will be looking to clinch the series vs New Zealand in Ranchi as they take on the 2021 T20 World Cup finalists in the second T20I match at the JSCA International Stadium Complex. Rohit Sharma started his journey as the full-time T20I captain of Team India in fine fashion with a five-wicket win in Jaipur. The new-look Indian team welcomed back the likes of Shreyas Iyer into the side, who was recovering from an injury. Venkatesh Iyer didn’t have much to show as he stayed at the crease for a brief period in the last over of the match and also wasn’t picked to bowl by Rohit. New Zealand, on the other hand, will aim to get back on the winning track and challenge the home team with a much better display.

Here are the two playing XIs

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Adam Milne, Trent Boult


India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel


India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Live Score Updates From JSCA International Stadium Complex In Ranchi

  • 19:40 (IST)

    Harshal starts international career with a tight over

    Harshal Patel starts his international career with a five-run over. Patel can come in handy at the end of the innings with his clever variations

    It will be interesting to see how Rohit uses the pacer

  • 19:35 (IST)

    Powerplay clearly belongs to NZ with more than 10 rpo scored

    Despite losing Martin Guptill mid-way in the powerplay, NZ continued to score at a brisk pace with Mark Chapman joining in the fireworks with Mitchell

    64/1 after 6 overs will make the NZ camp happy while Dravid will be a bit worried

  • 19:29 (IST)

    Mark Chapman starts with a boundary as India look for more wickets

    A good over by Chahar ends but Mark Chapman will be brimming with confidence with a boundary off the first ball he faces

    With NZ 56/1 after 5 overs, India will be aiming for more wickets

  • 19:26 (IST)

    Deepak Chahar sends back Guptill for 31 runs for India’s 1st wicket

    India have claimed the dangerous wicket of Martin Guptill for 31 runs

    Deepak Chahar gets a sweet revenge after being hit for a huge six by the batter

    Mark Chapman comes in as the next batter

  • 19:22 (IST)

    NZ are taking the attack to Indian bowlers early-on with strong start

    42 runs in the first four overs means New Zealand are off to a brilliant start 

    Guptill and Mitchell are looking in some form here

  • 19:20 (IST)

    Guptill hit on the head by Bhuvneshwar’s rising ball

    Guptill was hit on the head by a sharp Kumar delivery after the batter had welcomed the bowler with a six straight down the ground

    Concussion tests in place 

  • 19:17 (IST)

    Axar Patel starts tightly and gives away only 5 runs

    Axar Patel gave India some respite from New Zealand’s explosive start as he bowled tight lines and lengths to keep the batters guessing

    NZ will aim for a big score here 

  • 19:10 (IST)

    Mitchell has joined the party as he hits two back-to-back fours

    Mitchell has taken the attack to Deepak Char with two fours straight down the ground as New Zealand are off to a brilliant start here

    Indian bowlers are still trying to find the right line and length to bowl

  • 19:08 (IST)

    Martin Guptill has surpassed Kohli as highest T20I run -getter

    Guptill has now more international T20I runs than any other player in the world as he goes past Kohli’s 3227 runs

    Guptill is continuing the good show at the start here

  • 19:05 (IST)

    KL Rahul drops a difficult chance of Guptill in the first over

    A running-back KL Rahul dropped opener Martin Guptill on the fourth ball of Bhuvneshwar’s first over

    Guptill will like to make the most of it now as he hits the last ball for a four to end at 14/0 after the first over

  • 19:03 (IST)

    Guptill edges first ball for a boundary for a four to get going

    Guptill starts tentatively as he edges the first ball past the first slip for NZ’s first four of the innings

    Bhuvneshwar has movement on offer straightaway

  • 19:01 (IST)

    NZ Innings Beings as Guptill and Mitchell Take Strike

    Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell are in the middle as they face pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the first over

    2nd T20I begins

  • 19:00 (IST)

    Martin Guptill can go past Virat Kohli’s massive record in T20Is

    New Zealand opener Martin Guptill needs only 11 runs to go past Virat Kohli’s T20I aggregate of 3227 runs

    Guptill currently has scored 3217 runs in 110 T20Is for NZ

  • 18:56 (IST)

    A late debut for Harshal Patel in his career – He joins an elite list

    Harshal Patel has been handed his debut quite late in his career. He becomes the sixth oldest T20I debutant for India 

    Patel joins an elite list of players:

    38y 232d Rahul Dravid 

    33y 221d Sachin Tendulkar 

    31y 177d Sreenath Aravid 

    31y 44d Stuart Binny 

    31y 39d Murali Kartik 

    30y 361d HARSHAL PATEL

  • 18:44 (IST)

    Harshal Patel has received his India cap from Ajit Agarkar, What A Moment

    IPL 2021 purple cap holder Harshal Patel gets his Team India debut as he receives his cap from former pacer Ajit Agarkar

    Patel will look to carry his good club cricket form into the international arena. His T20I expertise is well known and we can surely expect a lot of slower balls tonight

  • 18:37 (IST)

    NZ have made three changes to the final XI

    New Zealand make three changes as Neesham, Milne and Sodhi are back in place of Rachin, Astle and Ferguson

    Tim Southee: We would have bowled first, taking the dew into consideration. It’s always about trying to improve. We have to focus on the positives. We’ll have to deal with the dew, and find a way to put up a good performance. We have three changes.

    New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert(w), James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Adam Milne, Trent Boult

  • 18:37 (IST)

    Harshal Patel makes his debut for India as Mohammed Siraj is out

    Harshal Patel has been brought into the Indian side as the only change replacing pacer Mohammed Siraj

    Rohit Sharma: We are going to field first. We have seen it here, it’s a nice option to go with. Considering the dew factor, it’s good to chase in Ranchi. It was a good effort from the boys. It was a good learning for them as they finished the game, it was a good positive to have from that game. The game is such that you need some energy and experience. We have youngsters who want to express themselves, it’s a good setup, it’s important moving forward. We have one change, Harshal comes in for Siraj.

    India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel

  • 18:31 (IST)

    Rohit wins the toss, opts to bowl first

    Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first yet again in the second T20I match in Ranchi

    Dew could be a factor in the second innings for the bowling side

  • 18:30 (IST)

    What the Pitch holds for teams in Ranchi in 2nd T20I

    Pitch Report from Ranchi:

    The average score at this venue is 155, it’s a big ground with big dimensions. There’s very little grass on the wicket, it’ll be a good pitch for spinners and bowlers who can bowl cutters. The team bowling first might extract some purchase as compared to the team bowling second. Looks a tacky wicket

  • 18:23 (IST)

    India’s Predicted XI for the 2nd T20I

    India can retain the side that won in Jaipur and keep the winning combination intact

    Venkatesh Iyer can be expected to make the cut once again and prove his worth at the international level

  • 18:12 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to the 2nd T20I between India & NZ

    Welcome folks to the second  T20I clash between India and New Zealand in Ranchi

    Both teams will want to put up a clinical performance today. India outsmarted the visitors by five wickets in the first match in Jaipur on the back brilliant performances by Suryakumar Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin

    So stay tuned for for some intense cricketing action as we bring to you the Live Blog !

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