CHENNAI: New Zealand defeated India by one run in the second Twenty20 international at the Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.
India, chasing New Zealand’s 167-5, were restricted to 166-4 despite Virat Kohli’s 70 off 41 balls.
Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh bowled two overs, took a catch and scored 34 runs off 26 balls in his first international outing after being treated for cancer earlier this year.
The opening game of the two-match series, a tune-up for next week’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, was washed out without a ball being bowled in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Lakshmipathy Balaji.
New Zealand: Ross Taylor (capt), Martin Guptill, Rob Nicol, Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Ronnie Hira, Adam Milne.
Umpires: Vineet Kulkarni (IND) and S. Ravi (IND) TV umpire: Sudhir Asnani (IND) Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)