India gain unassailable 2-0 lead with Raipur victory


Aryan Surana

New Zealand had nosedived to 15/5 when Michael Bracewell tried to prop up the innings. He chipped down the deck to smash Mohammad Shami for a couple of boundaries. However, the southpaw who nearly pulled off a heist in Hyderabad couldn't repeat his heroics as he top-edged a pull to the wicket-keeper, with Shami picking up his third scalp. Phillips then joined forces with Mitchell Santner to share another valuable stand of 47, but New Zealand could only muster an underwhelming 108, a total that India expectedly chased without much fuss.