Rohit Sharma, India captain: Very pleased to see how we bowled, and we were quite clinical with the bat as well. We have quality in our side, but we executed our plans better today, after learning from our mistakes. It’s important to understand the mistakes that we made – it’s been a long tour for everyone. So we didn’t want to put a lot of pressure on the boys, just go in there with a clear mind. It’s going to be a cracker of a game in the 3rd T20I, but nothing to take away from New Zealand, they’re still a quality side.
Krunal Pandya, Man of the Match: It felt really nice to contribute for the team. It’s always special when you contribute to a win. The dimensions are quite different from Wellington, the straight boundaries were short and I had to adjust my length to it. Looking forward to the decider in two days’ time.
Most wins as captain after 14 T20Is:
12 M Clarke/ Sarfraz Ahmed/ ROHIT SHARMA
11 Shoaib Malik/ Asghar Stanikzai
10 G Smith/ M Jayawardene
Kuggeleijn to Pant, FOUR, India win the Auckland T20I, and the series is level 1-1. Half-volley on off-stump, Pant drills it with a bottomhand of steel straight down the ground for four. A clinical win here for the Men in Blue, as they bounce back in style…