We will be back with the coverage of the 3rd T20I on Sunday that is 10 February, 2019. Hope to catch you again. "It's ridiculous", said former New Zealand bowler Simon Doull on air while adding that there was a clear inside edge. For the record, New Zealand have lost four of their last five T20Is at Eden Park. The New Zealand-India live streaming will take place on hotstar.com.
Earlier, An umpiring error that promises to make headlines in the days to come threatened to overshadow a vastly improved effort in the field from India that had NZ limping to 158/8 in 20 overs. Krunal Pandya was the pick of the bowlers from the Indian side.
With his whirlwind fifty, Rohit also became the top run-getter in the format, surpassing Martin Guptill.
"As a team, we have been good at chasing down targets which is why we play with eight batsmen". Rishabh Pant also showed how hard he can hit the ball by scoring an unbeaten 40.
All-rounder Vijay Shankar was promoted to number three and did alright with a 18-ball 27. It remains to be seen if he gets another shot at the same position or the team brings in Shubman Gill, who would be desperate to perform after the two failures in ODIs. India won the match by seven wickets to level the series. "It was slightly more tricky to bat, but 20 more runs at the death would have been better", said New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. Kiwis won the toss and made a decision to bat first only to face the attack of Krunal Pandya who dismissed the top order of the team Munro (12), skipper Kane Williamson (20) and Mitchell (1), while Bhuvaneshwar Kumar scalped the wicket of Seifert (12), as Kiwis were reeling at 4/50. Lockie Ferguson and Ish Sodhi have been the other two standout performers. Stand-in Skipper Rohit Sharma after becoming the leading run-scorer in the T20 global, led India from the front as they defeated hosts by seven wickets to level the three-match series 1-1.
Match starts at 11.30 AM IST.