Indian bowlers restrict New Zealand to 230/9 in 2nd ODI
Pune, Oct 25 (CRICKETNMORE): Disciplined bowling helped India to restrict New Zealand to 230/9 in the second One Day International match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.
For New Zealand, middle-order batsmen Colin de Grandhomme (41) Henry Nicholls (42) and Tom Latham (38) were the major contributors.
Unlike the first match, all went good for the hosts. Their bowlers chipped in wickets at regular intervals and fielders also stepped up to the occasion and made some brilliant saves.
New Zealand batsmen, on the other hand, were struggling right from the start. Apart from three middle-order batsmen no other batsmen stick to the wicket for the longer duration.
Opting to bat, the visitors openers Martin Guptill (11) and Colin Munro (10) added 20 runs before pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar sent back experienced batsmen Guptill in the third over.
Soon, skipper Kane Williamson (3) also failed this time as he was adjudged leg before wicket off pacer Jasprit Bumrah in the sixth over. After adding two more runs, Munro was also bowled by Bhuvneshwar in the seventh over with scoreboard reading 27/3.
Last match stars Ross Taylor (21) and then Tom Latham (38), then came into the middle and started playing the ball to its merit. But just when things seemed good in the middle, Taylor was dismissed by Hardik Pandya in the 16th over.