New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat on what he called a "good surface" in the second T20 global in Rajkot. New Zealand made two changes from New Delhi bringing in Glenn Phillips and Adam Milne in the place of Tom Latham and Tim Southee. New Zealand dominated the hosts in all departments of the game. The resounding victory, riding on the swashbuckling batting exploits of their top-order and, in particular openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, was the country's first-ever win over the Kiwis in the shortest form of the game.
Munro put on 105 runs for the opening wicket with Guptill, to lay a solid foundation after the Kiwis elected to bat first on a wicket that promised runs.
Fast bowler Trent Boult was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers with figures of 4/33. "Great partnership up top, and obviously Munners (Colin Munro) getting a hundred was fantastic. The ball got scuffed up [to help it turn]".
Chahal was surprisingly willing to give the ball a lot of air on a flat pitch and got the treatment his deliveries deserved while Patel was blown away by Munro's extraordinary power. T20 is a great challenge, it's action packed and bowling well tonight was a great plus. The Virat Kohli-led side will now be eyeing to continue their dominance. MS Dhoni struck some boundaries to get his score to 49 runs but, by then the game was already over. "We didn't take our chances, yes, but at once stage they were looking to get 235-240 and credit to Bumrah and Bhuvi to pull things back", Kohli said after the match.
"Eventually, we were not good enough with the bat". When you chasing 200, all batsmen need to chip in or one guy needs to go over 200. That happens, you want to go for big shots. Not during the early half of the innings. After 13-14 overs, it gripped a bit. We'll look to get some runs on the board. We back Hardik [Pandya], and it's just a little glitch.
India vs New Zealand 2nd T20: After India won the first T20 against New Zealand, India today playing the second T20 with Unbeaten Opponent Team New Zealand. He commended the efforts of Colin Munro and Martin Guptill.