Blackcaps v India: Ravindra Jadeja dominates as India thump New Zealand at Eden Park

A clinical performance with the ball has propelled India to a seven-wicket win over the Blackcaps in the second Twenty20 in Auckland. 

After winning the toss and choosing to bat, the hosts started well, with Martin Guptill looking solid throughout the power play, but only managing 33 runs off 20 balls.

From there, the slow bowlers came on and squeezed the batsmen, at one stage depriving New Zealand of a boundary for seven straight overs.

Tim Seifert (33 not out) gave the Kiwi side a late glimmer of home, helping them limp to 132/5 off their 20 overs. 

Ravindra Jadeja (2/18) and Jusprit Bumrah (1/21) were the pick of the bowlers for the visitors.

In reply, Tim Southee picked up an early breakthrough, dismissing Rohit Sharma for just eight.

Captain Virat Kohli was the next to go, nicking one down the leg side to wicketkeeper Seifert, also off Southee's bowling. 

But the heroes from game one - KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer - helped the visitors cruise to the small total of 133. 

Rahul put on a show for the Indian fans, who turned out in numbers, scoring 57 not out in an innings that saw three fours and a couple of sixes. 

Iyer put on a show for his 44, before he was eventually dismissed by Ish Sodhi, but the work was done in the first innings.

India's comprehensive win gives them a 2-0 lead in the five-match series, with the next T20 scheduled for Hamilton on Wednesday.