New Zealand won the second t20I by 40 runs to set up the decider for the 3rd t20 to be held in Thiruvananthapuram on November 7. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first in what seemed to be a belter of a pitch at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. They scored a total of 196 for the loss of just two wickets in their 20 overs. Opener Martin Guptill scored 42 while Colin Munro survived multiple dropped catches to score his second T20I hundred. For India, debutant Mohammed Siraj took a wicket but gave away 53 runs in his four overs.
Batting second, India had a bad start as both openers Shikar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were out in the first couple of overs. Shreyas batted for the first time and scored 23. Captain Virat Kohli scored 65 runs off 42 balls while MS Dhoni scored 49 runs off 37 balls but all of them were needed to score at the required rate but was not able to do so. India could only manage to score 156/7(20) as New Zealand won the match by 40 runs.
Note: Colin Munro was declared man of the Match.