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| On Nov 19, 2021 10:00 AM IST

India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I: Ranchi Weather Today and Chance of Rain on 19 November


India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20 : India are set to play New Zealand in the second T20 International today at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi. The match is scheduled to start at 1900 hrs local time. The Kiwis’ bench strength was tested in the first encounter with several key stars rested. However, they came up short against a young Indian side who started the new era under Rahul Dravid on a positive note. With the series on the line, the Black Caps might ring in a few changes and recall Jimmy Neesham and Ish Sodhi.

Ranchi Weather Today

The weather for India’s second Twenty20 encounter against New Zealand will be excellent. In the morning, there is a heavy haze with a visibility of 1-2 kilometers. The lowest temperature is 16 degrees Celsius. The sky is bright, and as the day progresses, the highest temperature in the afternoon will be 26 degrees Celsius by 1:00 p.m. After sunset at 5:35 p.m., the temperature will significantly drop.

The temperature is forecast to be 20 degrees at the start of the match, dropping to 17 degrees by the finish. The humidity level is forecast to be about 40-50 percent, with calm or low breezes. In the second innings, there is likely to be a lot of dew. As a result, the side winning the toss might elect to chase again.

India vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Report

Brief Scorecard:

NZ: 164/6 in 20 overs (Martin Guptill 70, Mark Chapman 63; Ravichandran Ashwin 2/23, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2/24)

IND: 166/5 in 19.4 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 62, Rohit Sharma 48; Trent Boult 2/31)

The Rahul-Rohit era started with a victory in the first game at Jaipur, but it was far from a cakewalk. India were cruising in the chase but the Kiwis pulled things back and pushed the game into the last over. The lethal swing bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the uninhibited strokeplay of Suryakumar Yadav were the highlights for Team India.

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Put in to bat first, New Zealand lost the wicket of Dary Mitchell early, who was knocked out by a brilliant inswinger from Kumar. Martin Guptill scored briskly and was ably supported by Mark Chapman. The duo scored half-centuries and at the end of 13 overs, the Black Caps were 106/1. Ravi Ashwin triggered a mini-collapse and the Kiwis lost wickets in a hurry. The failure of the middle order ensured the target was no more than 165.

India lost Rahul early but Rohit Sharma and Surykumar Yadav combined to give the hosts a rampant start. Yadav has more or less cemented his spot with his unbridled attacking approach. He was awarded the Player of the Match for his innings. What seemed like an easy chase got nail-biting in the end as Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant failed to find the boundaries. Pant hit the winning runs but his performances of late in the T20Is will come under scrutiny with Ishan Kishan waiting in the wings.

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