New Zealand beats India in 2nd ODI to take 2-0 lead in the 5 match series

India have lost their 2nd game of 5 match ODI series against New Zealand at Hamilton.After winning the toss Indian skipper MS Dhoni decided to field first.Coming to bat New Zealand lost the wicket of Jesse Ryder early on 25.After the dismissal of Ryder, Williamson and Guptill made a handy partnership for the 3rd wicket.

New Zealand was on 170-2 when rain interrupted the game and the match officials was compelled to apply the D/L method.Match was reduced to 42 over each.Kane Williamson got out early after the resumption of the game.He made 77 of 87 balls with 5 boundaries and 1 six.Corey Anderson made very useful 44 of 17 balls.He smashed 5 sixes.Ross Taylor made 57 of 56 balls.Mohammad Shami picked up 3 wickets for india.New Zealand made 271 runs in their 42 over.

India was given the target of 297 in their 42 overs according to the D/L method.Indian openers failed again to provide a good start to their team.After the dismissal of both Indian openers Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane composed the game very well for india and made a very crucial partnership of 90 runs.Virat Kohli showed again why he is considered to be one of the best talent of international cricket.He made 78 runs from 65 balls.This Match was looking pretty much in the balance when the pair of Dhoni and Kohli was batting.But the kiwi bowlers was able to pick up wickets in crucial times.

It was the first delivery of 40th over when the departure of Indian skipper MS Dhoni paved the way for the kiwis to win this game.Corey Anderson took the wicket of Jadeja in the same over and pushed India fully backwards.

Rain again interrupted the game when India was on 277-9 in 41.3 overs.Umpires decided to go off the field.New Zealand was declared the winner of the match by 15 runs(D/L method).Tim Southee took 4 wickets and Corey Anderson was able to pick up 3 wickets for New Zealand.New Zealand takes the lead of 2-0 in 5 match ODI series.Indian players will have to pull their socks up.The visitors will have to win the next 3 games to win the series.