New Zealand was bowled out for 108 in the India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI match in Raipur, which is their 11th-lowest ODI total. This is also New Zealand’s 3rd-lowest ODI score against India. The previous two low ODI scores are 79 in Vishakhapatnam in 2016 and 103 in Chennai in 2010. India needs 109 runs in 50 overs to take an unassailable lead in the 3-match ODI series.
India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss at an uncertain pitch in Raipur and asked the Kiwis to bat first. India started well with a wicket-maiden in the very first over of the match. After the first wicket, the Indian bowlers came hard against their opponents and soon reduced New Zealand to the 5th-lowest ODI powerplay score, 15 for 5. Glenn Phillips tried his best to revive the Kiwi innings with Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner, but, each Indian bowler ensured there were no easy runs on offer and went home with at least one wicket.
Glenn Phillips was the top scorer for New Zealand with 36 runs. Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner scored 22 and 27 respectively to ensure their team crossed the 100-run mark. At one point, India was threatening to bundle out New Zealand for less than 64, their lowest ODI score, which came against Pakistan at Sharjah in 1986.
Mohammad Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers with 3 for 18 from his 6 overs. Washington Sundar and Hardik picked up a couple of wickets each. The rest of the wickets were snared up by Kuldeep Yadav, Siraj and Shardul Thakur.