The second ODI between India and New Zealand is underway at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. Team India got off to a flier with their openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma sharing a brilliant 154 run stand after Virat Kohli won a toss and decided to bat on a surface that looked pretty good for batting from the outset. It was Virat Kohli who held things together with Ambati Rayudu after both the openers were dismissed in quick succession.
The Indian skipper went about his business perfectly, picking up ones and twos alongwith the odd boundary to keep the scoreboard ticking. Kohli was looking well set for yet another big score before being undone by a vicious bouncer from New Zealand premium fast bowler Trent Boult on a score of 43 in the 40th over of the innings.
Boult bowled a well directed bouncer towards the right shoulder of Kohli which got big upon him as he went for the pull. The top edge ballooned to Ish Sodhi at fine leg who did not pick it up initially but in the end covered some good ground to complete a fine catch.
It was the second consecutive time in which Kohli was dismissed in the 40s after being dismissed by the same bowler for 45 in the first ODI at Napier. Kohli definitely would be kicking himself considering the fact that he was looking well set for a big score but unfortunately failed to stay at the crease for any longer.
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