It was a case of deja vu for all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as he took as soon as once more took India inside touching distance of a well-known victory over New Zealand however couldn’t push them over the road because the Kiwis clinched an exciting 22-run victory in the second ODI at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. Courtesy of this win , New Zealand took an unassailable lead in the three-match collection as they’d earlier gained the Hamilton ODI by 4 wickets.
During the 274-run chase, India had been lowered to 129/6, with solely Shreyas Iyer going previous the 50-run mark. Following Iyer’s dismissal at 52, Jadeja got here to the crease and began to rebuild the chase with the tail. He struck 24-run partnership with Shardul Thakur and 76-run stand with Navdeep Saini to take the guests nearer to the goal.
However, Jadeja couldn’t take them to a collection-levelling win as India had been dismissed for 251. During the course of the innings, Jadeja crossed the 50-run mark and created an Indian report in ODIs. This was his seventh half-century whereas batting at quantity seven and he surpassed former India captains MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev’s mark in the illustrious list.
Most 50+ scores at quantity 7 for India
7: Ravindra Jadeja
6: MS Dhoni
This is New Zealand’s first collection win over India since 2014. The earlier three collection between the 2 groups had been all gained by India (2016, 2017 and 2019). This can also be India’s 423rd loss in ODIs which is the very best in the world. Sri Lanka take the second spot with 421 losses adopted by Pakistan at 413.
The third and ultimate match of the collection can be performed at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Having already misplaced the collection, Virat Kohli and his troops can be enjoying for pleasure in that encounter earlier than the caravan strikes on to the longest format.