Opener Colin Munro smashed 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 received 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 intentions 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 executed.
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 received 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.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Sign me up for the newsletter!
The content is the property of the Roznama Urdu and without permission of the publisher will be considered copyright infringement..