Auckland, 8/2: New Zeland cricket team sets a target of 274 against India. India must win this match to keep the series alive.
Earlier, India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl first. New Zeland started brilliantly and Martin Guptil(79 of 79 balls) and Henry Nicholls gave New Zeland a brilliant start of 93 runs. Chahal gave India an important breakthrough. Martin Guptil’s run out gave India a chance to come back. Kiwi’s middle order fell apart under pressure from Indian bowlers but Ross Taylor (73 of 74) helped New Zeland to achieve a respectful total.