India lose No. 1 ranking as Kiwis win by 15 runs
Australia regains No. 1 spot in ICC ODI rankings
In the second ODI in Hamilton, chasing a revised target of 293 from 42 overs, a 39-ball 62-run fifth-wicket stand between Suresh Raina (22-ball 35) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (44-ball 56) gave India hope, but they marginally fell short. Earlier, Virat Kohli (65-ball 78) set the tone for India’s chase, and added a 90-run stand with Rahane for the third wicket. Tim Southee (4 for 72) and Corey Anderson (3 for 67) were the pick of the bowlers for the Kiwis. India needed 20 from 3 balls when the rain came down and the umpires awarded the game to the hosts.
Earlier, sent into bat, New Zealand’s Corey Anderson smashed five sixes as he made a quick 44 runs off 17 balls to take the Kiwis to 271/7, as the match was reduced to 42 overs per innings due to rain.