Bhuvneshwar Kumar made a terrific comeback after an ordinary bowling display in the first ODI. The man seemed to have done his homework as he whisked away two wickets with the new ball. Colin Munro got the visitors off to a decent start in the second ODI. Munro tried doing it once again at Pune but could not even play a cameo.
The left-handed batsman was outdone by a knuckleball from Bhuvneshwar. The ball swung from the line of leg stump and took an inside edge off the bat, hit his thigh pad and then the leg stump. Bhuvneshwar caught Munro off guard with this outswinger. Deceived by the pace and the line of the ball, the Kiwi batsman was surprised by the delivery. It was a setup for Munro as the Indian seamers bowled him a few bouncers and slower deliveries. In the previous match as well Munro lost to Jasprit Bumrah trying to play an aerial shot off the slower delivery and miscuing it towards covers.
Here’s the video of Munro’s wicket –
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On a pitch that was supposed to be a batting paradise, Indian bowlers did not let the Kiwi batsmen get off to a good start. They kept the pressure on by not letting them score easy singles or score boundaries. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson faced 10 dot deliveries before getting trapped in front of the stumps by Bumrah.
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It was once again on Tom Latham and Ross Taylor to rescue the innings. Taylor looked in good shape but ended up losing his wicket and leaving the mammoth task of getting the innings back on track to Latham.