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Rohit, Krunal help India level T20I series 1-1

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defeated by seven wickets in the second T20I, levelling the series 1-1 in style at the in on Friday.

Opener and stand-in-captain along with Shikhar Dhawan (30) gave a solid start to the touring side, in the run-chase.

The Hitman scored a quick fifty off 29 balls, becoming the leading run-scorer in the format along the way before giving a catch to off Ish Sodhi's delivery.

Not letting go off the momentum set by the Hitman, former and chased down the target with their unbeaten cameo of 20 and 40 respectively.

With an unchanged team, the host managed to put up a moderate score of 158 for the loss of eight wickets after opting to bat.

had a floppy start as their openers were dismissed in quick succession. Injecting some momentum, top-scored with his 28-ball 50, including four sixes and a boundary. While missed out on his half-century as he was dismissed for 42.

For India, spinner Krunal Pandya claimed three wickets, while chipped in with two scalps in the final over.

and New Zealand will next meet for the third and final T20I which will be a tie-breaker at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 15:56 IST