RAJKOT: Opener Colin Munro hit a blistering century to assist New Zealand down India by forty runs within the second Twenty20 worldwide and degree the collection at 1-1 on Saturday.
Munro smashed an unbeaten fifty eight-ball 109 to propel the Kiwis to 196-2 and in reply, the hosts might solely handle 156-7 on the batting-pleasant Rajkot stadium.
Kiwi quick bowler Trent Boult claimed 4 wickets to flatten the Indian chase regardless of a valiant forty two-ball sixty five from Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who obtained little assist from the opposite finish.
Boult harm India’s reply together with his left-arm tempo to get two wickets in his very first over and ship the openers trudging again to the pavilion.
The left-handed Shikhar Dhawan was bowled for one whereas Sharma, who scored 5, was caught behind as India have been left struggling at eleven-2 after two overs.
Kiwi bowlers stored chipping away with common wickets as Munro, who bowls proper-arm medium tempo, additionally contributed with Shreyas Iyer´s essential scalp.
Kohli tried his degree greatest throughout his fifty-plus partnerships with Iyer, who made 23, after which Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who scored forty nine, however the climbing run-price obtained to him.
The star batsman lastly fell to Mitchell Santner’s left-arm spin and with him, India’s hopes pale away.
Earlier, Munro placed on one hundred and five runs for the opening wicket with Martin Guptill (forty five), to put a strong basis after the Kiwis elected to bat first.
Guptill hit Yuzvendra Chahal for 2 sixes and a 4 within the leg-spinner´s first over to make his intent clear.
Chahal lastly obtained his revenge after denying Guptill, who smashed three fours and three sixes in his forty one-ball knock, a fifty however the injury had already been achieved.
Munro made probably the most of his two reprieves, on forty five and seventy nine, to register his second T20 ton – in simply fifty four balls – and pulverise the Indian bowling assault.
Debutant paceman Mohammed Siraj gave away fifty three runs in 4 overs however acquired his maiden worldwide wicket in skipper Kane Williamson for 12.
The left-handed Munro, who hit 7 fours and seven sixes, and Tom Bruce, who scored 18, signed off with a fifty six-run unbeaten stand for the third wicket.
The motion now strikes to the third and deciding match in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.
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