How captain Virat Kohli prepped for 29th happy birthday with brilliant fifty

How captain Virat Kohli prepped for 29th happy birthday with brilliant fifty

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson is delighted with the result.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the second Twenty20 global between India and New Zealand at Rajkot. Munro was in such a murderous mood that he completed his second T20I century off just 54 balls (6x4, 7x6). The last game is scheduled at Thiruvananthapuram on November 7. "But we were left with a very hard task", he said.

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Mohammed Siraj will make his debut and has come in for now retired Ashish Nehra. India had posted a mammoth 202/3 in their 20 overs after a record-breaking 158-run partnership between Rohit and Dhawan in the first match at Delhi. In the end, Boult's first over might very well have extinguished India's hopes.

Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj handed his maiden worldwide cap by coach Ravi Shastri.

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Given the new ball responsibility by Kohli, the 23-year-old pacer was given the coldest of welcomes to worldwide cricket by Martin Guptill who took two boundaries off his very first over.

Chahal was brought on by Kohli in the fifth over of the batting power play and was welcomed to the crease with two huge sixes and a boundary by Guptill's bat. "We didn't take our chances, yes, but at once stage they were looking to get 235-240 and credit to Bumrah and Bhuvi to pull things back", Kohli praised the opposition.

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India's Shikhar Dhawan is clean bowled.

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