2nd ODI goes to last over as NZ beats India by 6 runs

2nd ODI goes to last over as NZ beats India by 6 runs

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Dhaka – India fell short in the last over as New Zealand won the second one-day international on Thursday by six runs to level the five-match series at 1-1.Chasing 243 to win, India was bowled out for 236 in 49.3 overs with Kedar Jadhav scoring 41, including two fours and two sixes. Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck 39.Earlier, Kane Williamson scored his eighth ODI century as New Zealand
finished on 242-9. Williamson hit 118 runs off 128 balls, with 14 fours and a six, after the Black Caps were put into bat,UNB News Agency Reported.“We did have enough runs to create a squeeze, and dealing with the dew is never easy,” Williamson said. “The bowling was huge for us.
The spinners did a great job.”India made a sedate start in its run chase, and when Rohit Sharma (15) tried to increase the scoring rate, he perished, caught behind off Trent Boult, who finished with 2-25.Virat Kohli had a rare failure as he, too, was caught behind for 9,
while trying to play a leg glance off Mitchell Santner.Ajinkya Rahane (28) was then deemed out, caught at square leg off Tim Southee. The decision appeared controversial as replays suggested the ball might have bounced before Corey Anderson caught it. However, the
third umpire didn’t have sufficient evidence to overturn the on-field decision. Southee took 3-52.Manish Pandey (19) was run out while going for a tight second run,leaving the hosts reeling further at 73-4.Dhoni and Jadhav came to the rescue by adding 66 runs for the fifth wicket. The partnership revived India but Jadhav’s 37-ball stay ended when he was caught behind off Matt Henry just as the match seemed to be turning.Dhoni put on 33 runs with Axar Patel (17). The match turned decisively when Southee pulled off a stunning reflex return catch off Dhoni in the 40th over. Patel fell shortly after, caught in the deep off part-time offspinner Martin Guptill.Guptill struck twice in his only over, the 41st, as Amit Mishra holed out off a skier. Guptill’s pair doubled his ODI wickets tally.
A surprising 49-run partnership off 48 balls for the ninth wicket between Hardik Pandya (36) and Umesh Yadav (18 not out) provided a thrilling twist.Pandya holed out off fast bowler Boult with a miscued shot in the penultimate over. With 10 runs needed off the last six balls, Southee bowled Jasprit Bumrah to seal a tight win with three balls to spare.”We lost wickets regularly whenever a partnership happened,” Dhoni said.New Zealand started its innings badly. Guptill was bowled for a duck by Umesh Yadav in the first over. Williamson then put on 120 runs for the second wicket with Tom Latham (46).Latham was out lbw to Jadhav, and Williamson survived a chance on 47.Ross Taylor (21) was caught off Mishra (3-60) in a bid to accelerate the scoring, and Anderson (21) added 46 runs with Williamson, who scored the visitors’ first hundred of the tour off 109 balls, and helped the tourists pass the 200-mark in the 40th over.The left-hander Anderson was trapped lbw by Mishra, and the slide began.Williamson was caught in the deep off Mishra, and the Black Caps collapsed in the face of Bumrah’s accurate death bowling, beginning with Anton Devcich (7), who was caught brilliantly at square leg by Patel. Bumrah finished with 3-35.New Zealand lost six wickets for 33 runs in 52 balls.India won the first ODI by six wickets.The third ODI is in Mohali on Sunday.

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