India vs New Zealand 2019, 2nd ODI: Player Ratings
After romping to an easy eight wickets win in the 1st ODI at Napier, the Men in Blue took on New Zealand in the 2nd ODI at Mount Maunganui.
India's skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first. The Indian batsmen justified Kohli's decision to bat first as they finished with a huge total of 324/4, courtesy of superb half-centuries from their openers and cameos by Dhoni and Jadhav in the end. For the Kiwis, leg-spinner Ish Sodhi was the most economical bowler as he ended up with a bowling spell of 10-0-43-0.
Chasing 325, the New Zealand batting line up once again crumbled against the quality spin bowling of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. They were all out for 234 runs in just 40.2 overs. Kuldeep Yadav was once again India's best bowler as he picked up four wickets for 45 runs in his 10 overs.
With the match done and dusted, let's see how the players from both sides fared in this one-sided encounter.
Rohit Sharma - 9/10
The Indian vice-captain is the top scorer in the game. Rohit scored 87 runs off 96 balls and added a century stand for the opening wicket with Shikhar Dhawan to give India a positive start.
Shikhar Dhawan - 8/10
Just like Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan also had a good match as he made his second consecutive half-century in the series. He scored 66 off 67 balls and looked good with the bat and played the new ball well.
Virat Kohli - 6/10
Kohli looked in good touch and was once again dismissed in the forties by a well-directed bouncer from Trent Boult.
Ambati Rayudu - 7/10
Rayudu played his first useful innings of 2019 as he chipped in with a good 47 runs knock off 49 balls and also took a well-judged catch of Colin de Grandhomme at the deep midwicket.
MS Dhoni - 8/10
Dhoni continued his superb batting form by scoring a quickfire unbeaten 48 runs from 33 balls. He also affected a brilliant stumping of Ross Taylor off the bowling of Kedar Jadhav.
Kedar Jadhav - 7/10
Kedar Jadhav chipped in with a quickfire 22 and along with MS Dhoni, provided the finishing touches to the Indian innings. Jadhav was also effective with the ball as he picked the key wicket of Ross Taylor.
Vijay Shankar - 2/10
The Tamil Nadu all-rounder did not have a good match as he was expensive with the ball and conceded 17 runs in his 2 overs and did not get a chance to bat.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 6.5/10
Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up the crucial wicket of Martin Guptill with the new ball and then came back in the end to dismiss Bracewell. He conceded 42 runs in his seven overs.
Kuldeep Yadav - 10/10
For the second match running, Kuldeep Yadav was once again the best bowler on display as he ran through the Kiwi middle-order to end up with brilliant figures of 10-0-45-4.
Mohammed Shami - 6/10
Mohammed Shami was expensive with the ball and conceded 43 runs from his 6 overs. However, Shami picked up the big wicket of Kane Williamson. His impressive run continues.
Yuzvendra Chahal - 7.5/10
Chahal provided solid support to Kuldeep Yadav and finished the match with a good spell of 9.2-0-52-2. He also took a brilliant catch at the third-man region to dismiss Martin Guptill.