Kohli becomes 2nd highest run-getter in T20Is

Kohli becomes 2nd highest run-getter in T20Is

Siraj replaces Ashish Nehra in the playing XI.

Team India will look to seal the three-match T20I series when they take on New Zealand for the second T20I match at Rajkot today. The wicket was tailor-made for batting and newcomer Mohd Siraj, who made his worldwide debut replacing Ashish Nehra, provided the fodder to Martin Guptill and Munro, who went berserk. I am Ayush Gupta and I will bring to you all the live updates and scores from the exciting match happening at Rajkot. He struck 7 fours and 7 sixes in his brutal knock of 107 runs which came off just 58 deliveries. This is the second T20I between the two teams.

Chasing a 197-run target, India lost both the openers inside the second over. Trent Boult struck twice in his first over to get rid of first Shikhar Dhawan and then Rohit Sharma cheaply.

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While Chahal improved as the game wore on, Patel only got worse and so expensive had been India's spinners that Kohli elected not to bowl them out. Shreyas Iyer initially attacked the kiwi bowlers but then slowed down the pace of his innings as it seemed he was trying to hit every ball out of the park. In the end, Boult's first over might very well have extinguished India's hopes.

In reply, India never got going, losing regular wickets and despite a 65 from Virat Kohli and 49 from MS Dhoni, the home side finished on 156 for seven. It has happened with a lot of batsmen where you don't get to go on strike.

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