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India rode on fifties by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to score 324 for four in their allotted 50 overs in the second One Day International against New Zealand in Mount Maunganui on Saturday. Rohit Sharma top-scored for India with 87 runs and stitched a 154-run stand with opener Shikhar Dhawan, who contributed with a 66-run knock. MS Dhoni (48*) and Kedar Jadhav (22*) were at the crease as India posted a strong total after opting to bat at Bay Oval. Captain Virat Kohli missed out on his 49th ODI half-century on a third consecutive occasion and lost his wicket for 43 runs. India's number four batsman Ambati Rayudu fell three runs short of his 10th ODI fifty as he was dismissed for 47 runs.

For New Zealand, Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson claimed two wickets each. Earlier, India clinched the first ODI in Napier convincingly, thanks to a Dhawan masterclass. India lead the five-match ODI series 1-0 and looking to consolidate their lead in Mount Maunganui




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