India produced yet another clinical performance against New Zealand to win the second T20I and take the series 2-0 with one more game left.
Bowling first, Indian bowlers restricted New Zealand to 153/6 in 20 overs in Ranchi.
Debutant Harshal Patel picked two wickets and the best bowler from the Indian lineup in the match.
Glenn Phillips (34 off 21) was the top-scorer for New Zealand, who didn’t get the momentum after the Powerplay.
Chasing the target of 154 runs, Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma started well and ended up with getting 117-run first wicket partnership.
KL Rahul (65 off 49) and Rohit Sharma (55 off 36) both registered fifties that guided India to win the game by seven wickets.
New Zealand 153-6 in 20 overs (Glenn Phillips 34; Harshal Patel 2/25, Ravichandran Ashwin 1/19) lost to India 155-3 in 17.2 overs (KL Rahul 65, Rohit Sharma 55; Tim Southee 3/13) by seven wickets.