110/7 (20)
111/2 (14.3)
New Zealand won by 8 wickets
Player of the match: Ish Sodhi
Right then. That's it for us (hopefully not for India though). Their destiny is out of their hands now. All they can do is win their next three games and hope that some other results to go their way. The streak continues to live on as the nice guys get another one over the cricketing giants in ICC events, who are on the brink of an early elimination in the tournament. That's the way their cookie has crumbled. Speaking of which, we need something sweet to get the taste of this dampening defeat away. That's all from myself, Pratyush Rohra, alongside my co-commentator, Shashwat Kumar. Remember, Indian fans. No abuse to the players, please. Real fans back their team, in ecstasy and agony. We sign off on that note. Thank you for joining our coverage, Goodnight! 
Kane Williamson (New Zealand): There's always planning going into games. But it was a fantastic all-round performance from our side against a formidable India outfit who are always going to put out a fight. We were able to build pressure throughout and were very clinical. The way the openers came out and got us off to a great start really set the platform. It's all about managing the conditions. The balance of our attack has two spinners in it, I think the collective unit was impressive, the way they kept passing the baton and kept applying pressure. We saw some very good signs in our first match as well and we were able to build on that. Look, you play against such strong teams all the time and India are the strongest I suppose. For us, it's about playing our game. Ish is an outstanding T20 bowler, white-ball bowler in particular. He's been a big part of our side for a long period of time and played in a number of comps, and in these conditions. He's very experienced and spin will play a big part for us.
Virat Kohli (Indian captain): Quite bizarre. I don't think we were brave enough with bat or ball. We didn't have much to defend but we weren't brave when we walked onto the field. Whenever we looked to take the game on, we lost a wicket. That happens in T20 cricket when some hesitation set in. When you play for the Indian cricket team you obviously have a lot of expectations and everyone knows that - not just from fans, but players themselves. So there's always going to be more pressure with our games and we've embraced it over the years. Everyone who plays for the Indian team has to embrace it. And when you embrace it and cope together as a team you're able to overcome the pressure and we haven't done it these two games. Just because you're in the Indian team and there are expectations doesn't mean you start playing differently. I think we have to disconnect from that a little bit and take pride as a team. As long as individuals are looking to do that, we're fine. There's a lot of cricket left to play.
Ish Sodhi: (On playing India) I am usually quite big on pre-match prep. This is the first time we have set foot in Dubai. The wicket was one that we had to adapt quickly and was very different to Sharjah. I think a big part of our game is using spinners in the middle. Southee getting that wicket late in the Power Play really helped us. We had a tough loss against Pakistan. Coming into this game, we wanted to do our best. (On his 3/18 against India at Nagpur) Obviously, I remember it. Hard to forget that one.
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 33 balls remaining).

Ravi Shastri, MS Dhoni and Ravi Ashwin manage to break a smile as they congratulate the opponents. The shoulders are slumped for the Men in Blue and they're got some serious introspection to do. India are currently in fifth place, below Namibia. Who would have thought, eh?

On paper, India are a much better T20 unit than New Zealand. That's only on paper. Games aren't decided by that. They're decided by what happens on the field and India have been second-best on the day once again. Winless in their first two games and as if it couldn't get worse, their NRR has been dented even further. 

Defending 111 is next to impossible on any kind of surface (unless you're playing in Bangladesh, of course). India shuffled their batting order around in the hope to find some answers but they've just been handed some more question marks instead. The fatigue of the non-stop cricket they've been playing throughout the year might have a part to play, along with their dreaded luck in the toss as well, but as Kohli would say - his side won't look for excuses. 

New Zealand can be thrilled with this result. They were outplayed against Pakistan and Kane Williamson's men have responded in the right manner. They've cruised past this hapless Indian side. Ish Sodhi continues to torture India while Santner was effective despite being wicketless. The Blackcaps were clinical and ruthless throughout, to blow away the favourites in the tournament. Stay tuned for the presentations. 
Kane Williamson hits the winning runs to finish things off for his side. New Zealand are still unbeaten against India in ICC tournaments since 2003. The Blackcaps march along to have their destiny in their own hands, while India will have to count on other results to go their way after two shellackings.
14.3 Shardul Thakur to Kane Williamson, THAT WILL BE THAT! THE STREAK CONTINUES! Full delivery down the leg side and much in sync to how this contest has gone, Williamson easily clips it towards deep square leg for a single. A resounding victory for New Zealand and a lot of introspection to indulge in for India!
14.2 Shardul Thakur to Devon Conway, back of a length delivery on leg stump. Conway gets inside the line of the ball and helps it towards the sweeper at fine leg for one more run. Scores level!
14.1 Shardul Thakur to Kane Williamson, back of a length delivery outside off stump. Williamson gets onto the back foot and runs the ball down to third man for an easy single
Shardul Thakur [1.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack
Six overs to go. Three runs to get. You know the rest... India on the brink of elimination in this World Cup. *finishes work to go cry in a corner*
108 /2 score
cricket bat icon Kane Williamson *
31 (29)
cricket bat icon Devon Conway
1 (3)
cricket ball icon Hardik Pandya
0 /17
13.6 Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, full delivery outside off stump. Williamson comes half forward and drives the ball down the ground towards long on for another single
13.5 Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, FOUR! SHOT! Slower delivery on a length outside off stump. Williamson dances down the track and creams it over mid off for a boundary!
13.5 Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, banged into track down the leg side. Williamson gets underneath it comfortably and then sees the umpire stretch out his arms!
Down to single digits now. Just 9 needed...
13.4 Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, FOUR! SHOT! Banged into the track on middle and leg stump. Williamson stays leg side of the ball and cutely ramps it over the keeper for a boundary!
13.3 Hardik Pandya to Devon Conway, dug into the track at the batter on leg stump. Conway rocks onto the back foot and pulls the ball strongly towards deep square leg to get off the mark
13.2 Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, full delivery on middle and leg stump. Williamson comes forward and flicks the ball down the ground towards long on for a single
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