Lucknow: New Zealand scored just 99 runs in 20 overs in the second T20I against India. In the first innings, the bowlers of the Indian team bowled well.
New Zealand cricket team is touring India and playing cricket series. Both teams are currently playing a 3-match T20I series. New Zealand won the first match of the series. The second T20 match is being played today at the Bharat Ratna Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Ground in Lucknow.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat. Because it is reported that in the last 5 T20 matches held at this ground, the team that batted first won. So the New Zealand team may have opted to bat.
However, the team scored only 99 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. The spinners of the Indian team bowled well and controlled the runs. In the first innings, 13 overs were bowled by the spinners of the Indian team. In the final overs, Arshdeep Singh bowled 2 overs and gave only 7 runs and took 2 wickets.
New Zealand batsmen were coming and going. None of the batsmen of that team crossed 20 runs. Captain Santner scored the maximum 19 runs of the team. Currently, the Indian team is chasing the target of winning if they score 100 runs.