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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson got greedy in the eighth over of the innings as he was bowled by India’s first match hero Mohammed Shami. The Kiwis captain had already scored 18 runs from Shami’s over. However, he tried to go for another cut short but could not make the contact. The stylish right-hander got an inside edge which ricocheted back on the stumps.

Meanwhile, the flamboyant batsman had scored two pull shots which carried all the way over the boundary ropes. Subsequently, the right-hander played a fine backfoot punch to add four more runs to his bag.

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Then Williamson got a couple, thus there was no need to meddle with another off-stump delivery. Hence it was a big wicket for the visitors as Williamson has the skills to bat long.

On the other hand, Mohammed Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers in the first match. He scalped three wickets in the opener of the series to be adjudged the Man of the match. In fact, he had caused early damage when he scalped the wickets of both Kiwis openers.

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Meanwhile, Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first in the second ODI. The tourists have posted a par score of 324 runs after a collective batting effort. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 154 runs for the opening wicket. Rohit scored 87 runs whereas Dhawan scored 66 runs to give a fine platform to the side.

Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu scored 43 and 47 respectively to keep up the impetus. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni added the finishing touches to the innings as the talisman continued his sublime form going. Dhoni scored a quickfire knock of 33-ball 48 whereas Kedar Jadhav scored 22 runs from 10 balls.

Here is the wicket of Kane Williamson:

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