New Zealand posts a big win to take series to the decider

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 preview Confident India look to claim series against Kiwis

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20 preview Confident India look to claim series against Kiwis

The comprehensive 53-run victory in the series opener at New Delhi has put India firmly in the drivers seat as they set their targets on an unassailable 2-0 lead at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Kandheri.

On the back of Munro's extraordinary endeavour, New Zealand posted a formidable total to level the three match series 1-1 and hope for a win in the first Twenty20 to be played at a new venue in Thiruvananthapuram next Tuesday.

The key men for India, in terms of bowlers, will be the spin duo of Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal, who picked up two wickets each in the last match, whereas the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya are also expected to retain their spot in the playing XI. Following the retirement of Indian pacer Ashish Nehra after the 1st T20I, Mohammed Siraj makes his India debut and becomes 71st Indian cricketer in this format and 354th across formats.

This is New Zealand's 100th worldwide match in India - only 4th visiting team to play these many matches in India after Australia (144), England (135) and West Indies (129).

2 - Munro's century in this game is his 2nd T20I century with the 101 against Bangladesh in January being his first.

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Kane Williamson: We are going to have a bat today.

The 30-year-old opening batsman had to take a backseat as partner Martin Guptill went about attacking the Indian bowling attack in the initial overs. He subsequently impressed in India A's tour of South Africa.

"I thought New Zealand were really good with the bat early on", the hosts' captain Kohli said. Trent Boult struck twice in his first over to get rid of first Shikhar Dhawan and then Rohit Sharma cheaply. Virat soon got to his 18th fifty in T20i's but the scoreboard pressure got the better off him as he got on 65 runs off 42 balls.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Tom Bruce, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wicketkeeper), Henry Nicholls, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

Colin Munro got the match of the match award for his outstanding 109 run knock and also a bowling spell of 1-23 in 3 overs to go with a brilliant catch.

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