Blackcaps v India: New Zealand claim ODI series with thrilling 22-run win

The Blackcaps have secured an ODI series win over India, winning the second game at Eden Park by 22 runs.

Debutant Kyle Jamieson starred with bat and bowl as New Zealand restricted India to 251 in 48.3 overs chasing 273 for victory.

Jamieson took 2/42 from 10 impressive overs, but his performance with bat in hand was arguably more important as he and Ross Taylor added an unbeaten ninth-wicket stand of 77.

Taylor, 73no and Jamieson 25no steered New Zealand past near disaster after a mid-innings collapse saw the Blackcaps reduced to 197/8 in the 42nd.

Just an hour earlier 350 looked on following an impressive start from the New Zealand top order.

A 93-run opening stand from Martin Guptill (79) and Henry Nicholls (41) was a tremendous launching pad and when Tom Blundell fell for 22 in the 27th over, the Blackcaps were 142/2.

But a series of brain explosions and good Indian bowling saw the New Zealand middle-order crumble, losing 6/40 in 73 balls. 

But Taylor and Jamieson batted with intelligence and a bit of luck, with the towering Aucklander ploughing two huge sixes to the delight of the home crowd.

272 was a competitive total but the Blackcaps needed early wickets to put the pressure on the Indian middle-order.

Tim Southee (2/41), Hamish Bennett (2/58) and Jamieson claimed a wicket apiece in the first 10 overs, with Southee particularly impressive, removing Indian skipper Virat Kohli for 15.

Southee was battling with a stomach bug which struck the team on the morning of the match, ruling out Mitchell Santner.

Experienced pace-bowler Southee got through his 10 overs early, before leaving the field for the rest of the match.

India limped to 153/7 in the 32nd over before Ravi Jadeja (5) and Navdeep Saini (45) added 76 for the eighth wicket to pull the world's No.2 ranked side back into the contest.

But Jamieson removed Saini with five overs remaining, meaning the game rested on the bat of Jadeja.

When Yuzvebdra Chahal was run out with 23 needed from 13 balls, the Blackcaps could smell victory and a series win. 

James Neesham claimed the final wicket when a gutsy Jadeja found Colin de Grandhomme on the long-on boundary to end a thrilling contest.

The Blackcaps will look for a series sweep at the Bay Oval on Tuesday with regular captain Kane Williamson expected back, recovering from a  shoulder injury.

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