When Team India landed in Hamilton in the ODI series against New Zealand (India vs New Zealand), they had a great victory in the T20 series, but in the first ODI, New Zealand made a great comeback and the target of 348 runs was well followed. Now on Saturday, Team India will have pressure to return to the ODI series by winning the 2nd match in Auckland. Team India has won matches against New Zealand at Eden Park here.

Auckland’s record is like this
Team India has played a total of 9 matches so far in Auckland. Of these, they won four and lost four while a match was tied. In one of these 9 matches, Team India has played against Zimbabwe. In this way, Team India has won only three matches against New Zealand and had to face defeat in four.

The last match against New Zealand was tied
Team India’s last match in Auckland was against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup, in which Team India won. Whereas their match against New Zealand was held here in 2014 which was tied. It was also a special thing that Team India did not let New Zealand win this match.

What happened in this match
In this match, Team India had a target of 315 runs. In response, Team India did not get a long partnership. Even before 18 overs, Team India’s crucial four wickets fell for 79 runs. Without Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan, now the team had a tough challenge.

Dhoni – Ashwin upholds expectations
From here, vice-captains MS Dhoni (50) and Ravichandran Ashwin (65) kept the team in the match but the team was struggling to win. In the end, Ravindra Jadeja batted brilliantly and when Team India needed 29 runs in the last 12 balls and 9 wickets fell.

Jadeja finally dominated the match
The last two overs showed Jadeja batting brilliantly, tying the match with 11 runs in the 49th over and then 17 runs in the last over. Jadeja, who scored 66 runs in 45 balls, was given the title of man of the match for his performance.

This time too there is a tough competition
This is another example of tough competition between the two teams. On this tour of Team India, stiff competition is going on. In the T20 series, two mats were tied and the decision was made by super over. In the first ODI too, New Zealand successfully chased the target of 348 runs given by Team India.