With a 7-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second T20I, India clinches the series.

With a 7-wicket victory: For the second time in a row, India defeated New Zealand on Friday, handing new coach Rahul Dravid and new T20 captain Rohit Sharma their maiden series victory.

India won the second T20 International against New Zealand by seven wickets on Friday, taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the three-match series. India won by seven wickets thanks to an incredible century-plus opening partnership between skipper Rohit Sharma and his deputy KL Rahul. While chasing a modest 154 in heavy dew conditions, the Indian captain and vice-captain began out in opposite directions en route to their separate half-centuries.

With a 7-wicket victory: Rohit, who had been quiet at the start, came into his own in the middle overs, smashing five sixes and a four on his way to a 36-ball 55. In a 117-run opening stand that virtually sealed the chase, Rahul got off to a blazing start, scoring 65 runs off 49 balls, including two sixes and six fours.

With 13 century-plus stands, the Indian captain has surpassed Babar Azam and Martin Guptill, who both had 12.

The pair were out in 13 balls, but India just needed 19 from. 27 balls at that stage, and Rishabh Pant sealed the job in the. 18th over with a straight six over. Jimmy Neesham’s head, sending India home with 16 balls to spare.

The third and final T20I will be held at Kolkata’s famous Eden Gardens on Sunday. Rahul made his aggressive intent clear before his skipper could face a delivery, racing to 15 off 12 balls.

Rohit was prepared to wait in the middle and give India a calm and reasonable start, while. Rahul excelled at juggling the ball and playing the aggressor.

With. 23 balls remaining without a boundary, there was some peace in the middle before. Rohit dramatically shifted gears just before the midway point.

Rohit chose to take on left-arm spinner. Mitchell Santner after scoring only. 16 runs off 18 balls, smashing him for two sixes in the midwicket and long-on sectors in a 16-run over.

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