India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20: Team India show old passion, won first T20 match on New Zealand’s ground

India vs New Zealand

India beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the second match of the three-match T20 series with a 1-1 draw in the series.

After the departure of regular captain Virat Kohli, the zeal of Team India was lost. Auckland had managed to get it by Team India- by defeating New Zealand by seven wickets in the second T20 match, not only did the team keep their hopes alive in the series, but the last 10 T20 series, It also gave another chance. This win for India is special from another perspective. This is India’s first victory over New Zealand in T20 cricket.

Although this operation was seen breaking in the T20 series against Australia, the team had got the series even there. Team India has won this match with a 1-1 win in the three T20 matches against New Zealand, and the winning team of the series will be in the third T20. Batting first, New Zealand was restricted to Indian bowlers only by 158 runs. In the three important wickets of the Kunal Pandya, India made a big difference in the match. Riding on the goal, team India, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan pair gave a good start this time and then Rishab Pant brought the team to the threshold of the team.

Hitman returned to the rhythm

Since the responsibility of captaincy on Rohit Sharma’s shoulders came to New Zealand, he looked like under the responsibility, but after battling a scathing attack in Auckland, he told that he is not under the responsibility. In the fourth ODI against New Zealand, he took over the team and after that, he scored only seven, two and one in three consecutive matches. While there were two consecutive half-centuries before that. Rohit scored 50 runs in 29 balls with three fours and four sixes in Auckland. Not only here, he has also completed a century of sixes in T20 cricket.

Batters of Indian batsmen

The bat that was cool in Wellington Those balls in Auckland say so loudly. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave the team a strong start and India got the first shock in the form of Rohit Sharma for 79 runs. Shortly after this, Shikhar Dhawan was also caught by Ferguson for a catch by Grandhome. After two shocks at 88 runs, Rishabh Pant and Vijay Shankar took responsibility, but Shankar did not support 14th Pant and gave away the catch to Mitchell’s delivery. However, by then India’s position was strong in the match. After three shocks at 118 runs, Dhoni was given with Pant and this pair of wicket-keeper batsmen allowed the team to cross the threshold of victory.

Pandya Badars laid the foundation of victory

India may win the batting but the bowlers put the foundation of victory and Pandya Badars has also done. While Karnal Pandya jumped three wickets before 10 overs, Hardik Pandya got only one success in the form of a Grandhom, but this one wicket of Hardik turned the match back on. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave India the first breakthrough by catching the seafront to Dhoni at 15 runs, and after that, Kunal Pandya sent Colin Munro (12) and Daryl Mitchell (1) to the pavilion in his first over when attacking the attack.

India's Krunal Pandya celebrates the wicket of New Zealand's Kane Williamson during the second Twenty20 International cricket match between New Zealand and India in Auckland on February 8, 2019. (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY / AFP)

Shortly after this, he gave host captain Ken Williamson (20) to the lbw four shots to the hosts for 50 runs. Although with this shock, Grandhomme and Ross Taylor had almost come out with the team. Yuzvendra Chahal scored 19 runs in 11th over and Kuraln Pandya scored 18 runs in his 12th over; At that time, Grand Homme and Taylor were able to get the team out of the pressure, rather they were also looking towards a strong score.

Hardik Pandya’s one wicket reversed

Hardik Pandya did the task of restricting the team, which was moving towards a strong score, and they gave great success by taking hold of Grandholm Rohit Sharma. On 127 runs, the hosts got the fifth blow in the form of a Grandholm, and that was the wicket, which hampered the big score of the Kiwi team. After losing Grandmaster, Taylor (42) also did not synergize more than Stenner (7) and was out. After returning to the pavilion at Taylor’s 153, Khalil came to his form and came on the second ball of the last over with Styner bowled Tim Southee on the other ball and restricted the hosts to 158 runs.


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