Chasing the low total of 158 runs, Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma (50), Shikhar Dhawan (30), Rishabh Pant (40*) and MS Dhoni (20*) helped India to chase the target comfortably. "It was slightly more tricky to bat, but 20 more runs at the death would have been better", said New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
TV replays clearly showed there was an inside edge and a patch on the hotspot could also be detected when the ball beat Mitchell's bat.
Shankar, fielding at long-on, hit the stumps at the non-striker's end as Taylor struggled to make the ground. New Zealand going on to finish the first innings for 158 after twenty overs.
However, it was Krunal, who really applied the brakes after being brought in inside the Power Play overs.
NEW ZEALAND: Tim Seifert c Dhoni b Bhuvneshwar 12 (12b, 1x4, 1x6), Colin Munro c Rohit b Krunal 12 (12b, 1x6), Kane Williamson lbw b Krunal 20 (17b, 3x4), Daryl Mitchell lbw b Krunal 1 (2b), Ross Taylor run out 42 (36b, 3x4), Colin de Grandhomme c Rohit b Hardik 50 (28b, 1x4, 4x6), Mitchell Santner b Khaleel 7 (8b), Scott Kuggeleijn (not out) 2 (2b), Tim Southee b Khaleel 3 (3b); Extras (lb-1, w-8): 9.
Munro and Williamson got skidders.
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Williamson expressed his dismay to the umpires and asked to Mitchell to stop.
The review seemed to show there was touch on the bat at inside edge, but somehow the third umpire ruled Mitchell out.
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At 50 for 4, it was De Grandhomme, who took charge as he attacked Yuzvendra Chahal (0/37 in 4 overs), hitting him for a couple of sixes.
When he was just about threatening to take the game away, de Grandhomme smacked one straight to covers in skipper Rohit's hands.
India bowled 35 dot balls, which could well be decisive in the final context of the match. He and Bhuvneshwar also bowled 18 dot balls between them.