NZ vs Ind 2nd T20: Hosts win toss and opt to bat

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He nearly edged the ball to the keeper on the very first delivery and then nearly ran himself out. It seems Pant has taken his role of babysitting seriously as he plays around with the little one. Kiwis know Pant is one good hit away from a match-winning knock.

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India were unable to carry over their ODI form into the first T20 match of the series as they were on the end of a heavy defeat against New Zealand and need to win this second match to keep the series alive.

The India vs New Zealand matches will telecast live on all the channels of Star Sports Network.

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The Indian team, led by stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma, will look to bounce back and level the three-match series against New Zealand when they head into the second match at Eden Park, Auckland on Friday. The first T20 clash was Kiwis' game completely as India were handed their biggest ever T20 defeat by margin of runs.

With India now in do-or-die situation, Anil Kumble feels the visitors should attack New Zealand with two regular spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. The strong Indian bowling line up was wreaked-havoc by Kiwi batsmen as they put a big total of 219 runs with the loss of 6 wickets in their respected 20 overs.

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In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed and Vijay Shankar could turnout as wicket-takers for Team India. They lost the 1st T20I at Wellington 80 runs.

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"We have been good at chasing down targets which is why we play with eight batsmen". Rohit Sharma said he wanted to bowl anyway, despite India conceding 219 in the previous game.

He himself would like to lead from the front after scoring 1 on Wednesday and a significant contribution will also be expected from Rishabh Pant, who is in the running for a World Cup berth.

Meanwhile, the unsafe opening duo of Colin Munro and Seifert put the Indian pacers under tremendous pressure early on in the innings during the first match and dismissing them cheaply will be crucial for the visitors' chances.

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