Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik helped India beat New Zealand by 6 wickets in the 2nd ODI in Pune to level the three-match series 1-1 on Wednesday.
India achieved a six-wicket victory in the 2nd ODI against New Zealand in Pune on Wednesday to level the three-match series 1-1. Chasing a modest target of 231, India reached home in 46 overs with Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni not out at the crease. Dinesh Karthik and Shikhar Dhawan scored the only two half-centuries of the match to guide the hosts home with ease. Earlier, Indian bowlers did well to restrict New Zealand to only 230/9 in their 50 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked three while Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal scalped two each. No New Zealand batsman could even reach a half-century with Henry Nicholls being the top-scorer with 42. New Zealand had claimed a six-wicket victory in the 1st ODI in Mumbai on October 22. The third and final deciding game will be played in Kanpur on Sunday. Follow full cricket score of India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI in Pune here