Indian coach Rahul Dravid was a happy man as the Men in Blue blew away New Zealand in the second ODI of the three-match series which was played in Raipur on January 21, Saturday.
New Zealand was asked to bat first on a fresh pitch which was hosting its first-ever international match by India captain Rohit Sharma who won the toss. This decision proved to be extremely important as Indian bowlers ran riot over Kiwi batters reducing them to 15/5 at the start.
A few handy contributions from Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, and Mitchell Santner took New Zealand to 108 all out in 34.3 overs. Mohammad Shami picked 3/18, while Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar picked two wickets apiece.
In reply, Rohit Sharma slammed 51 with 7 fours and 2 sixes and Shubman Gill made 40* as India won the match by 8 wickets in 20.1 overs.
As India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match affair, Dravid was spotted doing some bizarre moves - that is perhaps the best and the closest way to describe those hand movements of his.
Harsha Bhogle, who was in the commentary box at that time, was in a fix. "Try and decode that for us," he said.
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The third and final ODI will be played on Tuesday in Indore.