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India beat New Zealand in 2nd ODI to level series 1-1

by Sahir Usman Oct 25, 2017 • 21:36 PM

Pune, Oct 25 - A good batting display helped India beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second One Day International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.

With this result, India equalised the three match ODI series. In the first match, India were defeated by the visitors by six wickets in Mumbai.

India's Shikhar Dhawan (68), Dinesh Karthik (64 not out) scored handsomely for the cause. It was a bad start for India as opener Rohit Sharma (7) departed with just 22 runs on the board. The right-hand batsman was dismissed by pacer Tim Southee in the fifth over. But Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli (29) then forged a 58-run second wicket partnership before in-form Kohli was dismissed by Colin de Grandhomme in the 14th over. Kohli slammed three fours and one six in his 29 ball innings.

Unperturbed by the fall of Kohli's wicket, Dhawan smashed the visitors bowlers all around the park to bring up his 22nd ODI half-century.

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