India win by seven wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series
Shreyas Iyer misses out on a deserving fifty as Tim Southee takes a brilliant catch under pressure
KL Rahul's fifty keeps India in command.
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer keep India in the hunt in this small run-chase.
India are 60/2 at the halfway mark.
Another setback for India as skipper Virat Kohli departs before the Powerplay.
India are 39/2.
A big blow for India as Rohit Sharma departs in the very first over.
India are 8/1.
Indian openers begin their run chase of 133.
New Zealand finish their innings at 132/5
Rohit Sharma takes a perfectly balanced catch to send back Ross Taylor for 18. New Zealand are 125/5 with two balls to spare
New Zealand end their boundary drought to bring up 100 runs in the 15th over
Ravindra Jadeja scalps Kane Williamson to put New Zealand in a spot of bother.
New Zealand are 81/4
Ravindra Jadeja joins the party as he scalps Colin de Grandhomme.
New Zealand are 74/3 in the 11th over.
Skipper Virat Kohli makes his presence felt once again on the field as he takes a great catch to send back Colin Munro. The Kiwis are 68/2 in the ninth over.
India get rid of the dangerous Martin Guptill just before the Powerplay overs. Guptill departs for a 20-ball 33 as the Kiwis are 48/1.
Indian bowlers struggle to pick up wickets as the Kiwi openers lay a solid foundation.
New Zealand are 23/0 after 3.
New Zealand are off to a flier.
The Kiwis are 13/0 after the 1st over
Both teams go into this contest with an unchanged side as a cracker of a contest awaits.
India to chase as New Zealand elect to bat first after winning the toss.
Virender Sehwag has a heartwarming wish for everyone on the occasion of 71st Republic Day.
As India and New Zealand gear up for locking horns here's the wicket for today's blockbuster encounter.
The Bharat Army wishes all-rounder Vijay Shankar on the occasion of his 29th birthday.
Catch Team India lock horns against New Zealand as they look to take a 2-0 lead in the second T20I which starts at 12:20 PM.
ICC's birthday wish for former Indian women's cricket team skipper Diana Edulji.
The hero of India's run chase in the 1st T20I Shreyas Iyer makes his presence felt on Chahal TV. Watch him share his thoughts about that match-winning knock.
India will be oozing with confidence as their grueling tour of New Zealand got off to an ideal start after overcoming Kane Williamson & Co. by six wickets with an over left in the 1st T20I at the Eden Park in Auckland on Friday. The Men In Blue will be hoping to repeat the heroics at the same venue when they lock horns against the Kiwis on Sunday.
Meanwhile, New Zealand will be looking to make amends at Auckland and level the five-match series. The hosts might have heaved a sigh of relief after Martin Guptill had taken that unbelievable catch to get rid of the Indian skipper Virat Kohli. However, their celebrations were short-lived as young Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey ensured that there was no middle-order collapse as they registered a 62-run fifth-wicket stand to take the visitors past the finish line.
The Black Caps will look to focus more on the bowling department and so will India as the Eden Park favours the batsmen as it as a very small ground and thereby, leaving no margin of error for the bowlers. When it comes to the Playing XI, India are expected to go with their winning combination but it remains to be seen whether New Zealand make any changes in their squad.
Here's the predicted Playing XI of both sides:
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner
There is a school of thought in the hosts' camp that Williamson should open the batting in T20 cricket, thus taking advantage of the powerplay overs. Given the lightning start provided by openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro, this seems infeasible for the next game, at least. New Zealand expect to field the same eleven, avoiding any temptation to take a look at all-rounders Scott Kuggeleijn and Daryl Mitchell. Both teams enjoyed a day off on Saturday in lieu of the tight schedule and sterner battles ahead. Eden Park was only an estimated 60 percent full on Friday despite New Zealand Cricket anticipating more gate collections owing to the Indian team's popularity. It remains to be seen if the scheduled late-starts (7.50-8 pm local time) continues to have an impact on match attendances during this T20I series.
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