Kohli becomes 2nd highest run-getter in T20Is

Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill is due for a big

India and New Zealand resumed their T20I battle in the second of the three-match series at Rajkot on Saturday with the hosts coming into the game with a 1-0 lead.

Munro batted through the innings, smashing 109 runs off 58 deliveries. New Zealand made two changes from New Delhi bringing in Glenn Phillips and Adam Milne in the place of Tom Latham and Tim Southee.

Mohammed Siraj will make his debut and has come in for now retired Ashish Nehra. The wicket was tailor-made for batting and newcomer Mohd Siraj, who made his global debut replacing Ashish Nehra, provided the fodder to Martin Guptill and Munro, who went berserk.

In the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand, he scored his 31st and 32nd century, thus surpassing Ricky Ponting's tally and moving to 2nd on the all-time list of most number of ODI centuries.

After New Zealand's openers had got the tourists off to a flier, the responsibility of stemming the flow of runs fell to India's spin-attack of Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel. Trent Boult struck twice in his first over to get rid of first Shikhar Dhawan and then Rohit Sharma cheaply. "We didn't take our chances, yes, but at once stage they were looking to get 235-240 and credit to Bumrah and Bhuvi to pull things back", Kohli praised the opposition. Virat Kohli plays for RCB since 2013 and now as a captain. Hardik Pandya who came in next couldn't trouble the scorers much after he didn't read a wrong-un from Ish Sodhi and got bowled. MS was very good at the end.

Boult ended with 4/34 from his four overs while Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi and Colin Munro snared one-wicket each.

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