IND vs NZ: Jharkhand Govt. allows 100% occupancy for 2nd T20I

IND vs NZ: Jharkhand Govt. allows 100% occupancy for 2nd T20I

If India win the 2nd T20I, then they will take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match rubber.

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Indian cricket team. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images)

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Jharkhand High Court by an advocate, Dheeraj Kumar against allowing 100% occupancy in Ranchi for the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand that is slated to take place on 19th November 2021.

Kumar had reasoned that when temples, offices, and even the courts were running at only 50% occupancy due to Covid-19, full occupancy cannot be allowed in the stadium for the 2nd T20I between the two sides.

However, the Jharkhand Govt. has allowed a 100% capacity in Ranchi, and the 2nd T20I will go ahead as planned. “ The Jharkhand state government has given the go-ahead for a 100% capacity crowd for Friday’s second T20I in Ranchi,” read a tweet from ESPNCricinfo.

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India beat New Zealand in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the series

In the first T20I that took place on 17th November 2021, the Indian side beat New Zealand with 5 wickets and 2 deliveries to spare. The New Zealand side posted a competitive total of 164/6 on the board, with opener Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman slamming half-centuries.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin were impressive with the ball and scalped 4 wickets together. In reply, Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma played superb knocks to allow India to canter past the target set by the Black Caps.

Opening the batting, skipper Sharma scored a 36-ball 48. Yadav scored a flamboyant 62 off just 40 deliveries. And, the Sharma-Yadav duo put on a partnership of 59 runs to help India make light work of the target set by the Black Caps. Yadav won the Player of the Match award for his scintillating knock.

If India win the 2nd T20I, then they will take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match rubber.