From the New Zealand's perspective, Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson will need to step up to the occasion, since a defeat in the 2 T20I will mean the Kiwis will return home without a trophy alongside their name.
For India, it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah who put a halt on New Zealand's run flow in Rajkot.
Munro has a fearsome reputation when it comes to the limited-overs format and the fact that he hit a 56-ball ton against Bangladesh in January extenuates that fear factor.
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The duo notched up a century run partnership in only 11 overs before Martin Guptill got out to Yuzvendra Chahal in the 12th over leaving the score at 105. "It was when I just stood there, watched the ball and tried to hit through the line as hard as I could that it came off". In the end, Boult's first over might very well have extinguished India's hopes.
36 - Kohli just became the 36th batsman to bat in 50 or more T20I innings. Ashish Nehra obviously not part of the side now, Mohammad Siraj comes in. The live telecast of India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I will be available on Star Sports 1/HD (English) and Star Sports 1 Hindi/HD while free live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The Venue of this match at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.
Talking about the Indian playing XI, the Men in Blue have decided to make just one change.
Chahal was brought on by Kohli in the fifth over of the batting power play and was welcomed to the crease with two huge sixes and a boundary by Guptill's bat. "We didn't take our chances, yes, but at once stage they were looking to get 235-240 and credit to Bumrah and Bhuvi to pull things back", Kohli said after the match.
Overall, 75 runs were collected from the seven overs bowled between the pair, in stark contrast to the Kiwi spinners who bowled with much more control and potency.