MS Dhoni captains India in Rohit Sharma's absence vs New Zealand

MS Dhoni captains India in Rohit Sharma's absence vs New Zealand

MS Dhoni captains India in Rohit Sharma's absence vs New Zealand

Indian captain Rohit Sharma and experienced campaigner MS Dhoni gathered around as confusion reigned, but in the end Mitchell had to respect the umpire's decision, and depart with just a solitary run to his name.

Rohit Sharma scored a half-century after becoming the leading run-scorer in T20Is to lead India to a series-levelling win.

His team dominated New Zealand with bat and ball to avenge an 80-run loss in the opening fixture in Wellington - India's heaviest ever T20 defeat.

The short boundaries notwithstanding, New Zealand persisted with two spinners - allrounder Mitchell Santner and legspinner Ish Sodhi.

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His bowlers responded with early wickets as man-of-the-match Krunal Pandya took three for 28 and India restricted New Zealand to 158 for eight.

Rohit smashed three boundaries and four sixes in his entertaining 29-ball 50.

India have gone in with an unchanged XI in both the games so far with skipper Rohit Sharma insisting that it is important to give the players some game time. However, when the DRS showed the ball hitting all three wickets the verdict for lbw was upheld by TV umpire Haig, to Williamson's shock.

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Indian bowler Krunal Pandya took 3, K Khaleel Ahmed scalped 2, while Bhuvenshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya picked up 1 wicket each.

De Grandhomme miscued the ball straight to Rohit Sharma after reaching the milestone, ending a 77-run partnership with Ross Taylor which was the highlight of the New Zealand innings. Mitchell was given out LBW off the bowling of Krunal Pandya for one in the sixth over, to leave the Black Caps in trouble at 43-3.

Shankar, fielding at long-on, hit the stumps at the non-striker's end as Taylor struggled to make the ground. It was India's first T20I at the Eden Park and the Indian team was just brilliant throughout. United States of America is the only country where they have not won a T20I match yet among countries in which they have played the shortest format.

While it is a must-win game for India, another victory will seal the series for the hosts who were outplayed 1-4 in the preceding ODIs.

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