NZ vs India : 2nd & 3rd T20I | Kuldeep And Kedar Jadhav Must Play

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New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell was given out lbw on the field to Krunal Pandya and the decision was upheld by TV umpire Shaun Haig despite HotSpot indicating the batsman had inside-edged onto his pad.

India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20i was an extravaganza as Indian bowlers restricted the hosts for a low total of 158 runs and scalped their 8 wickets in the respected 20 overs.

The final match of the series is at Hamilton on Sunday.

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I: India opener Shikhar Dhawan took to Instagram and shared a story where fans can get a glimpse of how Rishabh Pant and Yuzvendra Chahal are having fun with the southpaw's son Zoravar ahead of the crucial Auckland fixture.

Seifert top-scored with 84 runs taking the Kiwis to 219-6.

Not even the seasoned Bhuvneshwar Kumar was spared as he, alongside Hardik Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed, leaked 12 runs an over.

Kedar Jadhav was a surprising omission in the first game but is likely to come in here after India struggled so badly in the first match whilst Shubman Gill is another option to come in if the Indians decide to mix up their team. They lost the 1st T20I at Wellington 80 runs.

"As a team, we have been good at chasing down targets which is why we play with eight batsmen". Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, Sharma said: "Very pleased to see how we bowled, and we were quite clinical with the bat as well".

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The onus was now on Vijay Shankar and Rishabh Pant to finish the match. In a chase of 220, India were bowled out for 139 in Wellington.

The two wicketkeepers, Pant and Dhoni, saw India home from there, with the veteran making 20 off 17.

All-rounder Vijay Shankar was promoted to number three and did alright with an 18-ball 27.

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The bowlers have to take the major share of the credit for India's series-levelling victory.

Spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi were introduced at that point, but neither could stem the flow.

Coming back into the side after playing just one ODI against India, veteran Tim Southee proved his vast value with tidy figures of 17 runs in four over including three wickets.

The match starts at 11.30 AM IST.

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