Dubai [UAE] : Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi starred with the ball before Daryl Mitchell smashed 49 off 35 to help New Zealand defeat India by eight wickets in the Super 12 match of the ongoing T20 World here at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
With this defeat, India has now lost two games in the ongoing tournament while New Zealand has bounced back after losing the first match. Mitchell and Kane Williamson stitched a 72-run stand for the second wicket to steer the New Zealand chase.
Chasing 111, New Zealand got off to a decent start as openers Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell stitched a 24-run stand. Jasprit Bumrah gave India the first breakthrough when he dismissed Guptill in the fourth over.
But the target was so low that New Zealand didn’t falter and kept scoring at a brisk rate as Kane Williamson and Mitchell look comfortable at the crease.
In the end, just when New Zealand were about to wrap up the win, Bumrah dismissed Mitchell in the 13th over.
However, with 15 runs needed in 44 balls, it was too late for India as New Zealand got home in the 15th over.
Earlier in the day, India had a bad start as Ishan Kishan made a little impact before Tim Southee struck to remove another Indian opener, KL Rahul.
India’s score read 35/2 after six overs in the innings. Rohit Sharma went to the pavilion two overs later as the Asian side kept losing wickets.
India’s fortunes then took a huge blow when Virat Kohli was caught on the boundary of the very first ball after the drinks break, leaving India 48/4 after 10.1 overs.
After the torrid start, India collected 11 runs in the last over as they reached 110 in 20 overs.
Brief Scores: India 110/7 (Ravindra Jadeja 26*, Hardik Pandya 23; Trent Boult 3-20, Ish Sodhi 2-17) vs New Zealand 111/2 (Daryl Mitchell 49, Kane Williamson 33; Jasprit Bumrah 2-19)
T20 WC: India have to disconnect from pressure and continue with process, says Kohli after defeat
Dubai [UAE] : India captain Virat Kohli said that the team need to disconnect from the pressure and continue with the process after New Zealand thrashed Men in Blue by 8 wickets in the Group 2 match of Super 12 stage of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup here at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Set a modest target of 111 to win the Group 2 fixture, Kiwi opener Daryl Mitchell top-scored in a comfortable chase, hitting a quickfire 49 as his side chased it down with 33 balls to spare. The result means that India will need other games to go their way if they are to reach the semi-finals.
“I thought we were brutal upfront. We weren’t brave enough when we entered the field, but NZ sustained that pressure. Every time we took a chance, we lost a wicket. It’s most often a result of hesitation of whether you should go for a shot or not,” Kohli in the post-match presentation.
“When you play for India, there are loads of expectations. We are watched, people come to the stadium and everyone who plays for India needs to embrace that and cope with it. We haven’t done that in these two games, and that’s why we haven’t won.”
“We have to be optimistic and positive and take calculated risks. We have to disconnect from the pressure and continue with our process and play a positive brand of cricket. There’s a lot of cricket to play in the tournament,” he added.
Earlier India endured a disappointing evening with the bat, limping to 110/7 off their 20 overs after being put in to bat first. Trent Boult scalped three wickets while Ish Sodhi returned with two for New Zealand.
For the Men in Blue, Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya played the innings of 26* and 23 as no Indian batter crossed the 30-runs mark.
T20 WC: This was great performance against a side that puts up fight, says Williamson
Dubai [UAE] : New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said the wicket wasn’t an easy one to bat but the Kiwis openers made things easy for the side against India in the ongoing T20 World Cup on Sunday.
Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi starred with the ball before Daryl Mitchell smashed 49 off 35 to help New Zealand defeat India by eight wickets on Sunday. “There’s always planning going into game, but this was a great performance against a side that puts up a fight. The surface wasn’t easy to find rhythm on, and the way the openers came out really set things up for the chase,” said Williamson after the match.
Williamson also praised New Zealand’s spinners and said the Kiwi side has adapted well to the conditions here in the UAE.
“It’s just about adapting to the conditions as well as we could. The way the spinners kept applying pressure was commendable and it was a complete performance,” said Williamson.
“We play against strong teams all the time, and there are match-winners in every side, and we commit to our brand of cricket and today was a good example of that.
“Ish is an outstanding white-ball bowler, and he’s very experienced in playing T20 cricket, having played in different leagues all over the world, and we’re looking forward to the rest of the games in the league stages,” he signed off.
With this defeat, India has now lost two games in the ongoing tournament while New Zealand has bounced back after losing the first match.
Mitchell and Kane Williamson stitched a 72-run stand for the second wicket to steer the New Zealand chase.