On a track that provided a touch of seam movement in the run-up, Mohammed Shami splendidly led India’s pace attack as New Zealand plummeted to 108 points in the second ODI at Raipur. Shammi finished with his 3 and the rest of the offense provided him with valuable support.
Called first to bat, New Zealand got off to a dismal start, losing his first five wickets for just 15 runs in under 11 overs. Finn Allen, who prefers to stay behind, pushed his one point over the line and was cleaned up by Shammi. Mohammed Siraj then used his signature seam of his 3 of his quarters to push left handed Henry Nichols away and slide one back. Fired Darryl Mitchell following Shami. The 4th batter returns the leading edge to the bowler. The gate procession continued, with Hardyk his Pandya firing a brilliant one-handed back his catch, sending Conway back to the lodge. New Zealand skipper Tom Latham also didn’t survive long as he deftly beaten Shardur Thakur against Shubman Gill in the first slip.
At this point Michael Bracewell and Glenn Phillips tried to step up the innings as the tourists suffered. The duo went on drives and flicks, with Bracewell also smashing the deck and smashing his Shami with some borderlines. However, Bracewell was unable to repeat the exploit from the first ODI as Shami picked up a third scalp and pulled the edge wicketkeeper.
Phillips then teamed with Mitchell his Santner for a promising score of 47. However, Hardik cleared Santner with a slower one and in the next over Phillips drew one deep in midwicket from the Washington Thunder. Sundar and Kuldeep Yadav took his final two wickets to put the finishing touches on a great collective performance with the ball. Perhaps the only minor blemish was that Kuldeep missed the chance of easy his return offered by Santner, but it didn’t cost India much. Truck helped the tempo bowlers, but New Zealand was far from a combative total.
Brief scores: New Zealand 108 in 34.3 overs (Glenn Phillips 36; Mohammed Shami 3-18) vs India.