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Black Caps go 2-0 up

New Zealand beat India by 15 runs in their rain-shortened second ODI thanks to one of the more bizarre Duckworth-Lewis method run chases in Hamilton.

Despite scoring more runs in less overs, India went 2-0 behind in the five-match ODI series and also lost their No 1 one-day ranking to Australia in the process.

The Black Caps reached 271-7 in 42 overs at Seddon Park, and although India managed 277-9 in 41.3 overs, they had been set a revised target of 293 so fell 15 runs short.

Kane Williamson top-scored with 77, Ross Taylor made 57 and Corey Anderson belted a late 44 off just 17 balls to lift the New Zealand total.

Rain had stopped play with the hosts looking good on 170-2 with just under 17 overs to play, before the match was shortened due to the break.

Virat Kholi hit 78 and MS Dhoni 56 in replay, but when Tim Southee grabbed the crucial scalp of Kohli India's chances started to slip away.

Southeee finished with 4-72 as New Zealand moved into a comfortable 2-0 lead in the series.