Captain Rohit Sharma’s hard-fought fifty and an impressive outing by the bowlers helped team India beat New Zealand by eight wickets in second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI was played at Raipur’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium. Notably, the venue hosted its first-ever international game on January 21, Saturday.

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As a mark of celebrating India’s series-clinching win over Kiwis, a special laser light show was organized for the fans in the stadium, amid which the audience sang ‘Vande Mataram’, making the celebrations a memorable one. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

The Men in Blue defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI to seal the three-match ODI series 2-0. India chased down the 109-run target in just 20.1 overs to register one of their most clinical wins in recent times after relentless pace attack from Shami and Siraj ran through a fragile New Zealand batting line-up. 

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Rohit Sharma returned to form by scoring an eye-catching fifty and his opening partner Gill played with a lot of composure to bat till the end of India’s innings. The third and final ODI between India and New Zealand will be played in Indore on Tuesday.

India playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand playing XI: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner

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