Hamilton: New Zealand beat India by 15 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method in the rain-shortened second one-day international on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Tim Southee claimed four wickets, including the critical one of Virat Kohli for 78. (
Kane Williamson top-scored with 77 as New Zealand made 271-7 batting first in a match reduced to 42 overs per side, and India, set a revised target of 293, was held to 277-9 in reply.
The second international mirrored the first as New Zealand reached a competitive total after being sent in and India's chance of winning seemed strong until Kohli fell at a crucial stage. India's second straight loss meant it forfeit the No. 1 ranking in one-day internationals to Australia.