New Zealand 158 for eight in second T20 against India

India will look to make a strong comeback in the second T20

Indian captain Rohit Sharma led the way as they levelled the Twenty20 series.

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I: India opener Shikhar Dhawan took to Instagram and shared a story where fans can get a glimpse of how Rishabh Pant and Yuzvendra Chahal are having fun with the southpaw's son Zoravar ahead of the crucial Auckland fixture.

After suffering their biggest loss in T20 Internationals in terms of runs on Wednesday night, India don't have a lot of time to introspect with just 24 hours separating the two games.

Rohit Sharma led the chase, scoring 50 off 29 balls and passing Martin Guptill to become the highest run scorer in worldwide T20s, while Rishabh Pant finished it off, unbeaten on 40 off 28.

India were unable to carry over their ODI form into the first T20 match of the series as they were on the end of a heavy defeat against New Zealand and need to win this second match to keep the series alive. Vijay Shankar didn't last long but with just over 40 runs to cross the finishing line, the result of the match was more or less a foregone conclusion. At the toss, the India captain said, "We are playing the same team".

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India's bowling attack was much improved and man-of-the-match Krunal Pandya took three for 28 as they restricted New Zealand to 158 for eight.

Seifert top-scored with 84 runs taking the Kiwis to 219-6.

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Taylor departed on 42 after a superb run out from Vijay Shankar, who made a direct hit on the stumps after firing the ball in from deep in the outfield.

The hosts were looking shaky at 50 for four before Colin de Grandhomme lifted the pace, hitting a maiden T20 half century off 27 balls that included four sixes. This ended a 77-run partnership with Ross Taylor that was key in reviving the home side's innings.

Brief scores: New Zealand 158/8 in 20 overs (Colin de Grandhomme 50; Krunal Pandya 3-28) lost to India 162/3 in 18.5 overs (Rohit Sharma 50; Daryl Mitchell 1-15) by seven wickets. Last November, he came back strongly against Australia in the third match of the T20I series by picking his career-best bowling figures of 4 for 36 after failing to impress in the first game.

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