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NZ Vs IND, 2nd ODI: Yuzvendra Chahal Saves Virat Kohli From Committing Embarrassing Mistake - WATCH

Yuzvendra Chahal stopped India captain Virat Kohli from taking an ill-advised DRS review against New Zealand opener Martin Guptill during the second ODI match at Auckland on Saturday

NZ Vs IND, 2nd ODI: Yuzvendra Chahal Saves Virat Kohli From Committing Embarrassing Mistake - WATCH
Indian cricket team members huddle for a quick meeting. | Screengrab: gfycat
NZ Vs IND, 2nd ODI: Yuzvendra Chahal Saves Virat Kohli From Committing Embarrassing Mistake - WATCH
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2020-02-08T13:26:36+05:30

As India struggled to save the ODI series against New Zealand on Saturday at Eden Park, Auckland skipper Virat Kohli almost committed an embarrassing mistake, going for a DRS review as early as the third over at the insistence of a vigorous Shardul Thakur.

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Trailing 1-0 in the three-match match, India won the toss and opted to field first. Shardul Thakur, who's been having some time in the series, got the new ball. One leg bye off the first over. That looked good. Jasprit Bumrah, sharing the new ball, conceded two singles. Then, another brilliant over followed with Thakur leaking a single off his second over.

Watch: Kohli Lashes Out At 'Ridiculous' Umpiring

Henry Nicholls took a single off the fourth ball then Thakur got everyone excited with a huge LBW shout against Martin Guptill. In fact, ever-enthusiastic Kohli rushed to the scene even as Thakur continued with his appeal and almost went for the 'T'. Then arrived Yuzvendra Chahal to stop the skipper from taking the review. Wicket KL Rahul joined the meeting with his view.

Watch the event unfolded here:

via Gfycat

As it turned out, Guptill got a fine nick before the ball hit on the pads.

Watch: Sensational Jadeja Direct Hit

Put in to bat, New Zealand got off to a positive start as Guptill (79) and Henry Nicholls (41) put on 93 runs for the first wicket.

Then, Ross Taylor produced a rearguard act with an unbeaten half-century to rescue New Zealand to 273 for eight.

Taylor scored 73 not out (74 balls, 6 fours, 2 sixes) -- his 51st half-century -- and put on 76 off 51 balls for the ninth wicket with debutante Kyle Jamieson (25 not out off 24 balls) to lift the hosts from 197-8 to a competitive score.

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