Welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the second T20I between India and New Zealand from Wellington.

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November 22, 2022 11:29
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November 20, 2022 16:13
Hardik Pandya, India captain

Can’t get any better than this. Everyone chipped it but it was surely a special innings by Surya. We would have taken a score of 170-175. Bowlers did well and it was about being aggressive in the mindset. It doesn’t mean taking a wicket every ball, but being aggressive with the ball is important. The conditions were very wet, so credit to the bowlers. I have bowled a lot, going forward I want to see more bowling options. Not always that this will work but I want more batters to chip in with the ball.

November 20, 2022 16:11
Kane Williamson, New Zealand captain

Williamson: It was not our best effort. Surya’s innings was out of this world. One of the best knocks I’ve ever seen. Some of those shots, I’ve never seen before. They were outstanding, we weren’t upto mark. We didn’t get momentum with the ball, didn’t get enough wickets and didn’t get momentum with the bat either. It was frustrating. Again, I’ll say about Suryakumar, his innings was the difference. It did swing a bit (in the chase) and India did well to get some swing. Important to look at those few areas and improve. Need to look at the small margins. Sometimes, a special innings can happen, Surya is the best player in the world. I expect them to be professional, which they are. Give them the opportunity to enjoy themselves. It’s about creating an environment where they are all in a happy space.

November 20, 2022 16:09
Player of the Match: Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav: The plan was clear when I went into bat. At the 12th/13th over, we thought about batting deep and getting around 170-175 was a par score. Secret (behind his freak shots) is about the intent and you need to enjoy yourself. It’s also about the work you do in the practice sessions. It’s a great feeling coming here, having a full game and going 1-0 in the series feels good. I feel that I didn’t think too much about what was happening. Just had my gameplan and it worked well. Fantastic crowd here.

November 20, 2022 16:05
65-run win for India

A bizarre game in the end with both innings seeing three wickets fall in their respective last overs - two hat-tricks nearly! And then it was the Suryakumar Yadav special that probably saved India the blushes again. Take away that spellbinding knock and probably the sides were on level terms at the Bay Oval. What a run has he been having all throughout this year. Take a bow, SKY.

November 20, 2022 15:58
NZ 126 all out in 18.5 overs

Hooda to Sodhi, OUT! Quicker one through the air to deceive Sodhi who steps out and Pant does the rest by flicking a bail. Hooda to Southee, OUT! Leading-edge off the first ball lobs up to the off-side and Pant pouches it and Hooda is now on a hat-trick! Ferguson is the last man. A single off the hat-trick delivery. Hooda to Lockie, OUT! Lockie holes out to long-off this time. Tosses the ball well outside the off-stump. 4/10 for Hooda!

Ish Sodhi st †Pant b Hooda 1 (3b), Tim Southee c †Pant b Hooda 0 (1b), Adam Milne c Arshdeep Singh b Hooda 6 (5b 1x6)

November 20, 2022 15:52
NZ 125/7 in 18 overs

Back-of-a-length delivery angling in to the body from Siraj and Williamson pulls it nonchalantly behind square for SIX - 50 up for the captain. Full toss from Siraj and Williamson pushes it through mid-off for FOUR. Siraj to Williamson, OUT! A tame dismissal in the end. Slow low full-toss from Siraj and Williamson gets a toe-edge back onto the stumps.

Kane Williamson b Mohammed Siraj 61 (52b 4x4 2x6)

November 20, 2022 15:46
NZ 111/6 in 17 overs

100 up for New Zealand as Williamson works the ball through mid-on for two runs. Slower-ball on length and Williamson lifts it to long-on. Shreyes Iyer does a good job pulling the ball back onto the field while attempting a catch on the fence. Another slower-ball from Arshdeep and this time Milne gets the distance over long-off for SIX.

November 20, 2022 15:41
NZ 99/6 in 16 overs

Siraj sends in a fiery bouncer and Santner attempts an upper-cut but misses. Siraj to Santner, OUT! Leading-edge back to the bowler. Santner shuffles across to flick the ball but it springs up sharply off the deck to clip the edge. Adam Milne in at 8. Maiden for Siraj with just a leg-bye coming off it.

Mitchell Santner c & b Mohammed Siraj 2 (7b)

November 20, 2022 15:35
NZ 98/5 in 15 overs

Arshdeep returns. He begins from around the wicket. Williamson drives down to long-off and attempts for two runs but is forced to settle for a single. Fuller delivery from Arshdeep and Williamson digs it out from the crease for FOUR through cover. Slower-bouncer to follow and Williamson fails to put bat to ball.

November 20, 2022 15:32
NZ 91/5 in 14 overs

Chahal to Neesham, OUT! Slower-ball on length and Neesham miscues the slog over long-on while stepping out from his crease. Mitchell Santner in at 7. Chahal sharp as ever in the middle-overs.

James Neesham c Ishan Kishan b Chahal 0 (3b)

November 20, 2022 15:27
NZ 88/4 in 13 overs

Hooda to Mitchell, OUT! A flurry of singles and Mitchell goes for a slog. Mistimes the ball and Iyer takes a comfortable catch while running in from long-on..

Daryl Mitchell c Iyer b Hooda 10 (11b)

November 20, 2022 15:21
NZ 85/3 in 12 overs

Chahal continues to keep the ball wide off Williamson’s arc, forcing him to stretch to get to the line of the delivery. A string of ones and twos. Decent over in the conditions. Eight runs from the over.

November 20, 2022 15:14
NZ 77/3 in 11 overs

Deepak Hooda replaces Sundar. He starts with a slider to Williamson who pushes the bowl down to long-on for a single. Short ball from Hooda and Mitchell cuts it past point for two runs. Hooda keeps it tight to the pads and Williamson tucks it to deep mid-wicket for one run. Tidy over, just the six from it.

November 20, 2022 15:09
NZ 71/3 in 10 overs

Chahal slides the ball onto the pad and Phillips unleashes a fierce slog-sweep over square-leg for SIX. Chahal to Phillips, OUT! Bowls much slower through the air and he finds the timber. A rash heave from Phillips and he completely misses the length. Dayl Mitchell in at 5.

Glenn Phillips b Chahal 12 (6b 1x4 1x6)

November 20, 2022 15:04
NZ 63/2 in 9 overs

Sundar to Conway, OUT! Conway sweeps Sundar straight to the deep square-leg fielder. Arshdeep is the fielder once again and India has probably struck back at the right time. Here comes the in-form Glenn Phillips at 4. Sundar tosses the ball wide from around the wicket and Phillips crunches his first ball through cover for FOUR.

Devon Conway c Arshdeep Singh b Washington Sundar 25 (22b 3x4)

November 20, 2022 14:58
NZ 56/1 in 8 overs

Yuzvendra Chahal is finally back to bowling duties. Starts wth a short ball and Conway pulls it down to deep mid-wicket. Kishan intervenes to stop a boundary. Chahal bowling slower through the air, forcing Williamson and Conway to play the ball late. A slew of ones and twos in the over. Seven runs from it.

November 20, 2022 14:53
NZ 49/1 in 7 overs

Washington Sundar into the attack. Sundar slides the ball in and Conway brings out the reverse-sweep to beat the backward point fielder for FOUR. Williamson chips Sundar over mid-off for FOUR. Hint of room and Williamson pumps it over the extra cover boundary for SIX. Washington floats the ball in and Williamson lifts it over long-off for a one-handed SIX!

November 20, 2022 14:47
NZ 32/1 in 6 overs

Full from Siraj and Conway pumps it over the bowler for FOUR. Harder lengths from Siraj and the batters struggle against his extra pace. Siraj goes full and straight to Williamson and nearly gets an inside-edge back onto the stumps. New Zealand is struggling to get a move on in the chase.

November 20, 2022 14:44
NZ 25/1 in 5 overs

Hint of room from Bhuvneshwar and Williamson slashes the ball past point for two runs. A single to follow. Bhuvneshwar overpitches and Conway flays the ball past mid-wicket for FOUR.

November 20, 2022 14:39
NZ 16/1 in 4 overs

Siraj replaces Arshdeep. Beats Conway straightaway. Impressive lines from Siraj as Williamson and Conway keep their guards down. The dots continue to pile on in the PowerPlay. Short ball from Siraj and Williamson gets an outside-edge down to third-man for a single.

November 20, 2022 14:32
NZ 13/1 in 3 overs

Bhuvneshwar shortens his length to Williamson who steps out to drive but misses. A single after three dots for Bhuvneshwar. Bhuvneshwar cramps up Conway who tucks the last ball for a single through square-leg. Top start for India.

November 20, 2022 14:26
NZ 11/1 in 2 overs

Arshdeep Singh from the opposite end. Arshdeep constricts Williamson with the inswinger. Three dots on the trot and Williamson moves off the blocks with a sumptous flick bisecting mid-wicket and mid-on for FOUR.

November 20, 2022 14:21
NZ 1/1 in 1 over

Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes the new ball. Allen on strike. Bhuvneshwar to Allen, OUT! Thick outside-edge flying down to third-man and Arshdeep Singh holds onto it. Kane Williamson in at 3. Williamson slides the ball past the first-slip for a single. Beautiful shape from Bhuvneshwar with the away-swinger prompting Conway to take his blade off the line.

Finn Allen c Arshdeep Singh b Kumar 0 (2b)

November 20, 2022 14:21
Back for the chase

Finn Allen and Devon Conway open the chase for New Zealand.

November 20, 2022 14:16
SKY smashes 2nd 100

Suryakumar Yadav hits 100 off 49 balls against New Zealand, second T20I ton

November 20, 2022 14:04
IND 191/6 in 20 overs

Hardik reels in a couple of twos. Slower-ball on length and Hardik holes out to long-off. Deepak Hooda in at 6. Southee to Hooda, OUT! Length ball to the pads and Hooda slides it straight to backward fine-leg first ball. Sundar in at 7. Slower-ball and Sundar chips it to long-on. HAT-TRICK FOR SOUTHEE! His second in T20Is. A single off the last ball for Bhuvneshwar. Suryakumar remains stranded on 111* off 51 balls.

Hardik Pandya c Neesham b Southee 13 (13b), Hooda c Ferguson b Southee 0(1),Washington Sundar c Neesham b Southee 0 (1b)

November 20, 2022 13:58
IND 186/3 in 19 overs

Full-toss outside the off-stump and Suryakumar guides it over short-third for FOUR more! Slower-ball outside the off-stump and SKY scythes it over point for FOUR more! Full from Lockie and Suryakumar smashes it over extra cover for FOUR and brings up his 2nd T20I hundred. WHAT. A. PLAYER! Bouncer from Ferguson and Suryakumar ramps it over the keeper for FOUR. This is other-wordly stuff now. Hard to describe how Suryakumar has almost lofted Lockie’s overpitched delivery over deep-third for SIX!

November 20, 2022 13:53
IND 164/3 in 18 overs

Short ball from Milne and Hardik drags it to the deep for a single. Length from Milne and Suryakumar smokes the ball over long-off for SIX! He goes but does not get the distance. He beats the mid-off fielder for two runs. Short ball and Suryakumar laps it over the keeper for another SIX! A single to finish the over and SKY moves to 89!

November 20, 2022 13:49
IND 146/3 in 17 overs

Southee returns. Short ball from Southee and Suryakumar hammers it over wide long-on for SIX. Short and onto the pads and SKY pulls it through square-leg for FOUR.

November 20, 2022 13:46
IND 129/3 in 16 overs

FIFTY up for Suryakumar Yadav in 32 balls! He just cannot stop scoring. Santner tosses it up and Suryakumar shimmies down the track and lofts the ball over extra cover for SIX!

November 20, 2022 13:44
119/3 in 15 overs

Milne rushes Hardik with his pace. The skipper is cautious in his approach here early on. Excellent over from the seamer. Thee runs from it.

November 20, 2022 13:38
IND 116/3 in 14 overs

Suryakumar advances once again and chips Sodhi over extra cover for FOUR. A rather neat over from the leggie. Just the six from the over.

November 20, 2022 13:31
IND 110/3 in 13 overs

Lockie returns. Full toss and Suryakumar bludgeons it past mid-off for FOUR. WOWZA! Length from Lockie and Suryakumar brings out the audacious pick-up shot over fine-leg for SIX! A single to follow. Lockie to Iyer, OUT! Hit wicket! Iyer goes deep into the crease expecting a short ball and he drags his backfoot onto the stumps. His troubles with the bouncer continues as Hardik Pandya walks in. A cracking bouncer from Lockie first-up, forcing Hardik to duck.

Shreyas Iyer hit wicket b Ferguson 13 (9b 1x4 1x6)

November 20, 2022 13:25
IND 97/2 in 12 overs

Suryakumar steps out first ball and carves an inside-shot over extra cover for FOUR. He goes again but the long-off cuts the boundary. A single to follow. Full from Sodhi and Iyer pumps it over long-off for SIX.

November 20, 2022 13:22
IND 82/2 in 11 overs

Santner slides the ball in and yet Suryakumar makes room to cut and beat the point fielder for FOUR. Impressive lines to follow up from Santner. Just the seven runs from the over.

November 20, 2022 13:16
IND 75/2 in 10 overs

Sodhi to Kishan, OUT! Slices the length ball straight to Southee at short-third. Shreyas Iyer in at 4. He steps out first ball and thwacks it over the bowler for FOUR. Sodhi straighens his line to beat the outside-edge. A single to follow. Suryakumar attempts to open the face of his bat and guide the ball through the off-side but finds the point fielder.

Ishan Kishan c Southee b Sodhi 36 (31b 5x4 1x6)

November 20, 2022 13:13
IND 69/1 in 9 overs

Santner replaces Neesham. Santner begins with his customary tight lines. Kishan and Suryakumar tread on singles. Santner offers a hint of room and Suryakumar unleashes his paddle-sweep for SIX behind square-leg.

November 20, 2022 13:07
IND 59/1 in 8 overs

Ish Sodhi into the attack. Sodhi to Kishan. The umpire raises his finger. Sodhi hits the length and skids one in to Kishan’s front pad. That looks plumb but Kishan reviews. Well, turns out to be a good review from Kishan in the end. The ball has skipped past the off-stump on the replays and he survives. Sodhi tosses one up and Kishan sweeps the ball to square-leg. Short from Sodhi and Suryakumar pulls him down to wide long-on for two runs. A single to follow and Kishan bludgeons a fuller ball past Suryakumar for FOUR down the ground.

November 20, 2022 13:05
IND 51/1 in 7 overs

Back after the rain delay and Kishan chips Neesham first ball over mid-on for a single. Suryakumar blocks the last ball of the seventh over.

November 20, 2022 12:59
Inspection on

The umpires have returned to the middle for the inspection. The rain has stopped and the covers over the pitch are being removed.

November 20, 2022 12:52
The wait continues

The intensity of the drizzle has dropped but it’s just enough to leave us frustrated.

November 20, 2022 12:39
IND 50/1 in 6.4 overs

Kishan bludgeons Neesham for a FOUR through point and follows up with a pull behind square for another FOUR. FIFTY up for India and uh oh, the players are walking back with rain returning to the Bay Oval.

November 20, 2022 12:30
IND 42/1 in 6 overs

Lockie to Pant, OUT! Short outside the off-stump and Pant top-edges it over the keeper. Excellent running catch from Southee running backwards from short-third. Pant’s sluggish out comes to an end and Suryakumar Yadav comes in at 3. SKY off the mark with two runs. Beaten. Tight and quick skidder from Ferguson beats Suryakumar Yadav’s blade. Close! Suryakumar attempts a lap shot and it just parries over the keeper and first-slip.

Rishabh Pant c Southee b Ferguson 6 (13b 1x4)

November 20, 2022 12:24
IND 36/0 in 5 overs

Low full toss from Milne and Kishan pushes it straight to mid-off. Shorter delivery and Kishan once again finds the mid-off fielder. Milne overpitches and Kishan crunches it past mid-off this time for FOUR.

November 20, 2022 12:20
IND 30/0 in 4 overs

Lockie Ferguson into the attack. Length ball and Kishan pumps it over mid-wicket with a flick for SIX. A couple of singles to follow. Ferguson sends in a quick bumper across the line to Kishan who moves out of a pull off the last moment. Kishan aims to make room and Ferguson follows him down leg. Kishan flicks the ball to mid-on and gets a single to retain strike.

November 20, 2022 12:17
IND 21/0 in 3 overs

A hint of room from Southee and Kishan dabs it past Conway for FOUR. He follows it up with a single. Pant attempts to heave across the line but gets a toe edge off the bat.

November 20, 2022 12:15
IND 14/0 in 2 overs

Adam Milne from the opposite end. Milne concedes five wides down leg. Milne errs in line throughout the over. Eight runs from it.

November 20, 2022 12:02
IND 6/0 in 1 over

Tim Southee takes the new ball. Kishan gets off the mark with a single. Southee brings in the inswinger to Pant and beats the outside-edge. Fuller from Southee and Pant swipes the ball across the line for FOUR.


November 20, 2022 12:01
Pant, Kishan open for India

Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan open for India.

November 20, 2022 11:56
National Anthem time

The players line-up for the national anthems.

November 20, 2022 11:39
Playing XI

India XI: Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya(c), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson

November 20, 2022 11:27
TOSS

TOSS: New Zealand wins toss, to field

Hardik Pandya: To get a game, a proper 20-over game, is exciting. We still need to assess the conditions and see how the wicket is behaving. I don’t think in international cricket, if you come, I don’t think pace or bounce makes a difference now. It’s challenging. But you have the skillset to cope up with it in international cricket.

Kane Williamson: Little bit of both - It’s been under covers for a large part, and also potentially some weather around (his decision to bowl). Adam Milne comes in. Great opportunity for him. Other than that we’re unchanged from the last one. Always a great occasion when you get to play against India.

Hardik Pandya and Kane Williamson walk out to the middle.

November 20, 2022 11:20
Pitch Report

Ajay Jadeja with the pitch report: Normally it’s dry and brown. It still looks hard. But what I see is a little extra grass on there. So maybe a bit of grip and spin as well with the moisture in there. We’ve got no sun coming out. Pitch is going to stay the same. I think it’s a bat first pitch,”

November 20, 2022 11:13
Game on, folks
November 20, 2022 11:11
Dream11 prediction

IND vs NZ 2nd T20I Dream11 prediction

Wicketkeepers: Sanju Samson, Devon Conway

Batters: Kane Williamson, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Glenn Phillips (vc)

All-Rounders: Mitchell Santner, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Tim Southee, Umran Malik

Team Composition: IND 6:5 NZ Credits Left: 10.0

November 20, 2022 11:04
Teams out for a hit

It’s gotten brighter after a spell of rain at the Bay Oval. Both teams are out and about the practice drills and we are set to have an on-time start.

November 20, 2022 10:55
Brighter and better
November 20, 2022 10:48
Positive signs from Bay Oval
November 20, 2022 10:19
Rain in Mount Maunganui

According to the New Zealand Met Service website, “The odd shower, heavy at times, becoming more frequent late afternoon. Thunderstorms and hail possible. Northerlies.,” are expected in Mount Maunganui today.

We are a hour and a half out from the scheduled start of play and it is currently pelting down in Tauranga.

November 20, 2022 10:18
Sell out in Mount Maunganui
November 20, 2022 10:16
When and where to watch India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I today?

Which TV channel will telecast India vs New Zealand T20I series?

The India vs New Zealand T20I series will be telecast on DD Sports (DD Free Dish) from 12PM IST.

When and where to watch New Zealand vs India T20I series online?

Amazon Prime will live stream the New Zealand vs India T20I series.

November 20, 2022 10:15
NZ tour is about role clarity and opportunities: Hardik

Having moved on from the T20 World Cup disappointment, India stand-in captain Hardik Pandya on Friday said the ongoing limited-overs tour of New Zealand is all about role clarity and opportunities for new players in the set-up.

Hardik, who is leading the side in place of regular skipper Rohit Sharma in the three-match T20 series, said the Indian team doesn’t believe in dwelling on the past.

“These guys are young by age, but not by experience. They have played plenty of IPL and got good amount of Internationals as well. I think the youngsters of today don’t get intimidated by not having played too much cricket.

“If the situation demands, me and the more experienced players will play different roles, but this tour is for the new guys to get more clarity, opportunities and a chance to express themselves,” Hardik said after the first T20I was washed out here without a ball being bowled.

“The World Cup is done, I’ve left it behind. The disappointment will be there, but we can’t go back and change things. We’re now looking forward to this series,” he added.

The three-match T20 series will be followed as many ODIs.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said the ongoing series is a good platform to test players like Adam Milne, who didn’t get a shot in the T20 World Cup where both the Kiwis and India exited in the semifinal stage.

While India lost to eventual champion England in the semifinals, New Zealand was shown the door by Pakistan.

“It is about getting better, especially in the knockout matches. The likes of Adam Milne were in the T20 World Cup squad but didn’t get an opportunity, so this is a good time to get them some game time,” he said.

“We’ll start fresh, this is a new series both sides are looking forward to. We both wanted to get to the final, but we’ve got a week to rest and get ourselves ready for this.”

Asked about the second-string Indian squad here, Williamson said: “I’ve got no doubt they all will be big players for India, I’ve seen them all in the IPL. They’ve got great quality irrespective of the names they put out.” Williamson said the upcoming three-match ODI series against India will be great opportunity for young Kiwi players to impress upon the selectors and stake a claim in next year’s 50-over World Cup.

“Most teams gear up towards major events that are not too far away, and the ODI format will now be a great opportunity for guys to come in.

“I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunities for guys to shine. We’ll have to wait and see what surfaces present us, and we need to adjust,” he signed off.

The second T20I of the series will be played in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

SQUADS

India Squad: Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel

New Zealand Squad: Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi