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We learnt from our mistakes in series opener, says Rohit Sharma

We learnt from our mistakes in series opener, says Rohit Sharma

From 50/4, New Zealand were revived by de Grandomme who opened his shoulders to strike Yuzvendra Chahal for a four and two sixes in three balls, each shot dripping with the force of a man on a mission.

Both sides are unchanged from Wellington, meaning Kuldeep Yadav continued to sit out with India fielding three allrounders in the Pandya brothers - Hardik and Krunal - and Vijay Shankar.

It was the kind of day when nothing went right for India who let New Zealand amass 219 before surrendering meekly in the steep chase.

"We missed a trick or two with the bat". His counterpart Colin Munro also showed the back for 12 runs. "It was slightly more tricky to bat, but 20 more runs at the death would have been better", said New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

Daryl Mitchell's debatable dismissal via review was a big talking point from the Eden Park encounter, but it turned out not to be a defining moment, as India cruised to a seven-wicket win to level the series.

Colin de Grandhomme gave the innings some much-needed impetus with a 27-ball 50, but he fell one ball after raising his bat, and while Ross Taylor's 42 was handy, it came from 36 balls, as the Black Caps could not hit their way to a competitive total on Eden Park's small boundaries.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed began with tidy opening overs, and in his second the former had Tim Seifert - after a six and four in successive balls - edging to MS Dhoni for 12.

However, it was Krunal, who really applied the brakes after being brought in inside the Power Play overs.

MS Dhoni (20*) and Pant (40*) then knocked off the remaining runs easily to lead India home with seven balls remaining.

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.

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-79 (Rohit, 9.2), 2-88 (Dhawan, 10.5), 3-118 (Vijay, 13.4).

The short boundaries notwithstanding, New Zealand persisted with two spinners - allrounder Mitchell Santner and legspinner Ish Sodhi.


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