Pant and Dhoni then stitched together an unbroken 44-run partnership to take India to victory with 7 wickets remaining. Team India, who was outclassed by the BlackCaps in the 1st T20i by a huge margin of 80 runs, today avenged the last match defeat and revoked the chances of winning the short over format series. For NZ Sodhi, Ferguson and Mitchell claimed one wicket each. Mitchell was given out LBW off the bowling of Krunal Pandya for one in the sixth over, to leave the Black Caps in trouble at 43-3.
Sharma top-scored for the tourists with 50 as India chased down New Zealand's modest 159-run target in 18.5 overs, levelling the three-match series at 1-1.
New Zealand made 158 for eight batting first in the second Twenty20 match against India at Auckland's Eden Park on Friday. From the nonstriker's end, Williamson walked down to Mitchell - playing his second worldwide match - and had a word with his partner after which the rookie requested a review.
That was what the review seemed to show as well, with the "Hotspot" technology showing a mark on Mitchell's bat. Williamson did take up the case with the umpires on the field but the batsman was asked to head back to pavilion as the umpire's call is was the final call.
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Colin de Grandhomme scores his first fifty in T20Is. The batsman hit a boundary and a six but fell caught behind the very next ball.
De Grandhomme miscued the ball straight to Rohit Sharma after reaching the milestone, ending a 77-run partnership with Ross Taylor which was the highlight of the New Zealand innings.
Bhuvneshwar returned to concede seven runs in the 17th over, Hardik gave nine in his last to end with 1/36 from four and Bhuvneshwar hit accurate areas in the penultimate over which cost eight.
Shankar, fielding at long-on, hit the stumps at the non-striker's end as Taylor struggled to make the ground.
Editorial team of CricketCountry.