Auckland: India lost the second match of the series. Chasing 273 for victory, India were all out for 172 in 7 overs.
The Kiwis have been picking up wickets at regular intervals since the return of Agarwal on the third delivery of the Indian innings. With Shreyas Iyer returning after scoring 52, Indian expectations in Oakland faded.
The Kiwis have shaken the Indian batting lineup despite the absence of their leading bowlers, including Bolt. Even Jamison, who made his first ODI appearance, was outplayed in Oakland.
Prithvi Shah was out for 24 with six boundaries while Kohli with 15 runs, Rahul with four and Kedar Jadhav with 9. Shreyas hit his seventh half-century in ODIs. Valet Ravindra Jadeja is fighting Shardul Thakur and Navdeev Saini but India’s chances of winning are rare.
The Kiwis were forced to bat first after losing the toss. However, when he was faced with a series of batting collapses, Taylor once again became the host of the hosts. Taylor was unbeaten on 73 for 74 and remained unbeaten for the second consecutive game.