Digital Desk, Kolkata. The Indian team has created history under the guidance of a new coach and a new captain at the historic ground of Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The team won the three-match T20I series by 3–0. The Indian team once again gave a chance to the fans disappointed in the World Cup to rejoice in joy. The Indian players performed brilliantly throughout the series and did not give a single chance to New Zealand to make a mistake.
Talking about today’s match, chasing the target of 185 runs, the entire team of New Zealand was reduced to 111 runs, with which India won the match by 73 runs. For New Zealand, only Martin Guptill was able to stay at the crease and he played a brilliant half-century of 51 runs but none of the Kiwi batsmen could stay on the pitch except him. For India, Axar Patel took three, Harshal Patel took two and Yuzvendra Chahal and Venkatesh took one wicket each.
Earlier, batting after winning the toss, the Indian team was able to reach a challenging score of 184 runs on the basis of 56 half-century innings of Rohit Sharma. Apart from this, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer scored 29, 25 and 20 runs respectively. Rohit-Ishan shared 69 runs off 38 balls for the first wicket and in the end Harshal Patel and Deepak Chahar played an innings of 18 and 20 runs respectively to take the team to a challenging score. Captain Santner took three wickets for New Zealand while Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Adam Milne took one wicket each.
Martin Guptill hits half-century (51 runs, 34 balls), New Zealand need 117 off 60 balls to win, NZ-68/3(10 overs)
Guptill is still keeping his team’s hopes alive in the match and is supporting them with Tim Seifert (12 runs, 14 balls).
Chasing the target, New Zealand team faltered in the powerplay itself, NZ-37/3(6 overs)
Chasing the target of 185 runs, the Kiwi team stumbled in the first 6 overs and they lost three important wickets for 37 runs. Currently, Martin Guptill (32 runs, 20 balls) and Tim Seifert (0) remain at the crease. New Zealand still need 148 runs from 84 balls to win. The team lost three wickets in the form of Daryl Mitchell (5 runs), Mark Chapman (0) and Glenn Phillips (0), all three were shown the way to the pavilion by Axar Patel.
New Zealand need to score 185 runs to win, IND-184/7(20 overs)
Electing to bat after winning the toss at the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata, the Indian team scored 184 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs on the basis of half-century innings of Rohit Sharma (56 runs, 31 balls, 5 fours, 3 sixes). This means New Zealand will have to score 185 runs in 120 balls at a run-rate of 9.25 to win. Apart from this, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer scored 29, 25 and 20 runs respectively. Rohit-Ishan shared 69 runs off 38 balls for the first wicket and in the end Harshal Patel and Deepak Chahar played an innings of 18 and 20 runs respectively to take the team to a challenging score. Captain Santner took three wickets for New Zealand while Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson and Adam Milne took one wicket each.
Captain Santner made New Zealand return in the match, three wickets, Rohit hit half-century (53 runs, 27 balls), IND-103/3 (11 overs)
After a brilliant batting in the powerplay, the Indian team has faltered and lost three wickets adding just 34 runs in the last 5 overs. The credit for this goes to Santner, captaining the Kiwi team of today’s match, who pushed India on the back foot by giving 20 runs and taking 3 wickets in just 3 overs. The good news for India is that set batsman Rohit Sharma (53 runs, 27 balls) remains at the crease and is being supported by Shreyas Iyer (5 runs, 4 balls). India lost three wickets in the form of Ishan Kishan (29 runs), Suryakumar Yadav (0) and Rishabh Pant (4 runs).
Rohit completes 150 sixes in T20Is
Rohit-Ishan got off to a great start for India, IND-69/0 (6 overs)
Batting first after winning the toss, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan gave India a stormy start in the powerplay. Team has scored 69 runs in 6 overs without losing any wicket and Rohit is batting very aggressively. Rohit has so far scored 39 runs in front of only 17 balls with the help of 4 fours and 3 sixes. At the same time, Kishan is playing after scoring 29 runs.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first
Indian lions will come to the field with the intention of eliminating the Kiwis, toss in a while
In the three-match T20I series, the Indian team won the opening two matches to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. In the first T20 match played in Jaipur, the Indian team defeated the Kiwi team by 5 wickets and in the second match played in Ranchi by 7 wickets. The third and final T20 match will be played at the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata.
When the Indian team will take to the field under the leadership of Rohit today, they will definitely have their eyes on cleaning the New Zealand team. After a disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup played in the UAE, the Indian team has made a great start under the guidance of a new head coach. The experienced and young players of the team are seen in excellent form.
Let’s take a look at those players who can turn the dice of the match anytime –
Harshal Patel, the Purple Cap holder of IPL 2021, bowls very lethally. Harshal made his international debut in the last match against New Zealand and won the Player of the Match award in his first match by taking 2 for 25 in the quota of four overs.
Harshal Patel, who played for RCB in IPL, took the most wickets in IPL 2021. Everyone is well aware of Harshal’s art of taking wickets at a slow pace, he can swing from both sides. He equaled Dwayne Bravo’s record for most wickets in a season by taking a total of 32 wickets in IPL 2021.
Captain Rohit Sharma’s bat has spoken fiercely in this series. He scored 48 runs in the first match and 55 runs in 36 balls in the second T20 match, which included 5 sixes. If Rohit Sharma scores 87 runs in this match, then he will overtake Virat Kohli in terms of runs.
Team India’s star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has made a comeback in T20 cricket after four years. Ashwin has taken 9 wickets in the last 5 T20 matches, he has proved to be a very economical bowler.