Sharma claims record as India cruise past New Zealand

India and New Zealand women cricket teams after the second T20I at Auckland

India and New Zealand women cricket teams after the second T20I at Auckland

Rohit Sharma became the highest run scorer in Twenty20 global history Friday as India romped to a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the second T20 in Auckland.

Thanks to Grandhomme's heroics, his half century 50 (28) and his partnership with Ross Taylor who scored a valuable 42 (36) New Zealand finished at 158/8, and Pandya had an impressive figure of 3/28. New Zealand were batting first and did not get the start that they would have expected.

Mitchell, who made his debut in the first T20 in Wellington, was at the centre of a massive DRS controversy during the second game in Auckland.

An inside edge was apparent even without the Hotspot technology but New Zealand batsman Daryl Mitchell fell to a contentious leg-before call during the second T20 global against India.

His bowlers responded with early wickets as man-of-the-match Krunal Pandya took three for 28 and India restricted New Zealand to 158 for eight.

FPJ's dream 11 predicton: Tim Seifert (WK), Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Colin Munro, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Daryl Mitchell, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Doug Bracewell and Ish Sodhi.

Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan added 79 runs for the first wicket before Rishabh Pant played an important knock to help India avenge the humiliation of first game.

TV replays clearly showed there was an inside edge and a patch on the hotspot could also be detected when the ball beat Mitchell's bat.

The decider of the series will be played in Wellington on Sunday.

The young Indian bowling has been tested but the likes of Krunal Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed's performances so far will give the team management some assurance. With a harried two, de Grandhomme raised his maiden T20I fifty off 27 balls with a harried two and drove the next ball from Hardik straight into cover's lap. U.S. is the only country where they have not won a T20I match yet among countries in which they have played the shortest format.

India slumped to an 80-run loss in the opening fixture - their worst ever T20 defeat - and need a win to keep the three-match series alive.

Daryl Mitchell was dismissed in controversial circumstances during the India vs New Zealand second T20I.

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