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PUNE – New Zealand were just out 230-9 after a pitch-tampering controversy threatened to disrupt the second one-day international in Pune on Wednesday.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar took three wickets for the hosts while Henry Nicholls was the Kiwis top scorer with 42 runs.

Ross Taylor made 21 before Tom Latham (38), top scorer Henry Nicholls (42) and Colin de Grandhomme (41) stopped the rot.

Kumar clean-bowled Nicholls for his third wicket while Bumrah celebrated his second when Indian captain Virat Kohli caught Mitchell Santner near the boundary on 29.

Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal chipped in with two wickets of his own, dismissing de Grandhomme and Adam Milne (0) in successive balls.

New Zealand won the opening ODI by six wickets in Mumbai on Sunday. Officials gave the match the go-ahead after India’s cricket board banned the pitch manager from the ground, following an undercover sting by journalists in which he claimed he had doctored the surface before the game.