In Cricket, India today bounced back with a clinical performance in the second T20 International against New Zealand at Auckland. Stand-in Skipper Rohit Sharma after becoming the leading run-scorer in the T20 International, led India from the front as they defeated hosts by seven wickets to level the three-match series 1-1. Rohit made a whirlwind fifty off 29 balls.
Shikhar Dhawan made 30 off 31 balls. Rishabh Pant was unbeaten on 40 with M.S. Dhoni not out on 20 as India chased down the 159-run target with seven balls to spare. Earlier, Colin de Grandhomme made 50 as New Zealand managed to score 158 for eight in their allotted 20 overs after opting to bat.
Krunal Pandya who claimed three New Zealand’s wickets was declared Player of the Match. The third and final T20 will be played in Hamilton on Sunday.