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India crush New Zealand by 90 runs to take 2-0 series lead

India defeated New Zealand by 90 runs in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui today to take a 2-nil lead in the five-match series. Opting to bat, Team India posted a formidable 324 for 4 in the stipulated 50 overs riding on a collective batting effort.

RohitSharma and Shikhar Dhawan shared 154 runs for the opening wicket, before skipper Virat KohliAmbati Rayudu and MS Dhonipowered India to a 300-plus total. Rohit top scored with 87, while Dhawan made 66.

Then, with the ball, the Men in Blue bundled out the Kiwis for 234 in 40.2 overs courtesy a splendid show by wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra ChahalKuldeep scalped 4 wickets, while Yuzvendra and paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged two each. Rohit was adjudged man of the match. The third ODI will be played at the same venue on Monday.

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