New Delhi. The second match of the three-match T20 series between India and New Zealand was played in Lucknow on Sunday. Team India, trailing 0-1 after losing the first match, made a tremendous comeback and won a difficult wicket. In front of India’s deadly bowling, the entire Kiwi team, while batting first, could score only 99 runs for 8 wickets. Chasing the target, India won by losing 4 wickets in 19.5 overs. The third T20 match will be decisive and will be played in Ahmedabad on 1 February.
The Indian team, which lost the first match in the three-match T20 series, equalized 1-1 by showing strong play. Captain Hardik Pandya won the toss and chose to bowl first and 6 bowlers took wickets to restrict the Kiwi team to just 99 runs. Arshdeep Singh took 2 wickets, besides captain Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Hooda, and Kuldeep Yadav took 1-1 wickets. Captain Mitchell Santner scored the maximum 19 runs for New Zealand.
Team India won
Chasing a small target, the start of the Indian team was also not good. In the opening, Shubman Gill and Ishaan Kishan once again failed to play big innings, while Rahul Tripathi was also able to score only 13 runs. Suryakumar Yadav and Washington Sundar took the team’s score forward. Sundar was run out after scoring 10 runs, while Surya, along with the captain, led the team to victory. Together, both of them reached victory and gave India a 1-1 draw.