Earlier India after winning the toss decided to put New Zealand into bat. Kiwis who are high on spirits by winning the 1st ODI by 24 runs started their innings into the similar fashion as they did in the 1st ODI.
Jesse Ryder who went for early hitting fell cheaply on the score of 20, but then it was game on for the opponents as Guptill and Williamson put up a partnership of 89 runs smashing balls all over the ground, Williamson who seems to be in form played the brilliant knock of 77 runs on 99 balls. Other kiwi batsmen also provided enough support as Taylor who scored 55 runs.
Corey Anderson, the new pinch-hitter on the block scored 44 runs of just 17 balls by hitting 5 towering sixes and 2 fours and accelerated the New Zealand scoreboard by adding 74 runs in just few overs. Kiwis end up scoring 271 runs in just 42 overs.
Indian team who once can chase down any score in cricket now seems to be fighting to get close to 300 runs in ODIs. Now its the time for the team management to do brain storming on what went wrong in these two matches. What are the areas which need to be worked out, and is there need of re-shuffling in the team. Still there is chance for India to bounce back in the series but that will happen only when they start working on their weak areas.
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