India crush New Zealand by 8 wickets, take unassailable 2-0 lead

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India crush New Zealand by 8 wickets, take unassailable 2-0 lead

Saturday, 21 January 2023 | PTI | Raipur

India crush New Zealand by 8 wickets, take unassailable 2-0 lead

India outplayed New Zealand by eight wickets in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Saturday.

Opting to field, Indian pacers were on the mark as the hosts bowled out New Zealand for a paltry 108 in 34.3 overs.

Mohammed Shami (3/18) was the pick of the bowlers for India as the veteran pacer snared three wickets while Hardik Pandya (2/26) and Washington Sundar (2/7) accounted for two batters each.

In reply, skipper Rohit Sharma scored a fifty to lead India to a comfortable win.

India had won the series opener by 12 runs earlier this week.

Brief scores:

New Zealand: 108 all out in 34.3 overs (Glenn Phillips 36; Mohammed Shami 3/18, Wahsington Sundar 2/7).

India: 111 for 2 in 20.1 overs (Rohit Sharma 51; Mitchell Santner 1/28)

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