Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Virat Kohli: Quite clinical. We were really balanced with the bat. 325 was par. Not something you feel comfortable considering NZ's batting. But it was good to put up a balanced performance. I made a conscience effort after the drinks break that I'm going to go hard between 34-40 overs so we can get 340-350. Once I got out, the new batsman had to take time. These are the things we need to look into with the World Cup nearby. We would like to score those 15-20 runs extra but at the same time. Our bowlers are not content to go wicketless for 40 runs , they'd rather go for 60 and take three wicket. That mindset is crucial for us.

Kane Williamson: A little bit frustrating. It's not so much the losing, it's the way we've been losing. We showed glimpses in the chase, we just didn't do it long enough. We pulled it back with the ball. Still a large total, but Ish was outstanding. There were some good steps forward. There's two games in a row now where we've not had control at any stage, but we need to take small steps. Some of the dismissals were a result of us going too hard maybe. If you have wickets in hand, you never know. But we didn't have wickets in hand. Those are the lessons that we need to take ahead.

Rohit Sharma: Good feeling. Most importantly, we won the game. We never knew how the pitch is going to play to start with. But as the game went on, we understood what the par score would be. When NZ-SL played here, it was a high-scoring game. 325 was par. But our bowlers delivered.
Shikhar and I understand each others games. It's crucial for the team as well, when you get that kind of start. I've always enjoyed batting with Shikhar.

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match.


Tim: "Nz lost when Williamson chopped on. "

Sanket: "Why blame the bowlers for not cleaning up the tail ? They won the match in 40 overs on a batting friendly pitch. At the mid innings the question was if Indian score was enough. Great job by the indian bowlers once again."

Josh Cole: "Time for NZ to drop de Grandhomme and Bracewell for Neesham and Santner"

Lobzang Tuesday: "I think almost all the New Zealand batsmen getting starts but not able to push India hard enough. If one or two of them play big innings, they would definitely win WC .... "

9:57pm A 90-run win for India. And a 2-0 lead now. Another top performance with the ball. New Zealand are finding neither stability at the top, nor momentum in the middle in this series so far. That's all that needs to be said, really. It is indicative of India's bowling - they've all chipped in. Shami last match, Bhuvneshwar in this one. And then the spinners doing what they've done so well over the last year. Six wickets between them. Kuldeep with four, Chahal two. And there was Kedar Jadhav as well, getting Taylor to derail New Zealand. Bracewell made a good case for himself, and that's about all New Zealand can take from this game. Completely outplayed again.

40.2
W
Chahal to Ferguson, OUT, finds long-on and robs Boult of many runs. Length outside off, dipping on him. Steps out and wants to go long-on. But he's late to the pitch of this and lobs it straight to long-on

LH Ferguson c Shankar b Chahal 12 (34m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

40.1
0
Chahal to Ferguson, no run, length at off stump, steps out and defends down the pitch

END OF OVER:
40 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 234/9 (91 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.85, RRR: 9.10)

  • Trent Boult10 (4b)
  • Lockie Ferguson12 (18b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar7-1-42-2
  • Kuldeep Yadav10-0-45-4
39.6
0
Kumar to Boult, no run, bounce outside off, backs away to try and swat again. Beaten
39.5
6
Kumar to Boult, SIX runs, outta here! Boult has walloped Bhuvneshwar over the long-on boundary. Short ball wide outside off, shimmies into the leg side and stretches the legs before swatting this
39.4
4
Kumar to Boult, FOUR runs, move over Williamson, we have a new legend in town. Four of the purest, classiest, runs, at long-off. It's a slower ball on length. He shuffles into the off side, gets behind the line and lofts him off the back foot with a straight bat
39.3
0
Kumar to Boult, no run, length at middle stump, shuffles and defends to mid-on

Vishwajit Patil: "I guess our bowlers are also taking the game deep just like MSD :D"

39.2
W
Kumar to Bracewell, OUT, finds long-on. That's the end of Bracewell's fairytale. A superb innings, and one that would have been worth a lot more if there was resistance from the middle order. This is full and outside off from Bhuvneshwar. Not quite a yorker, but full enough as Bracewell opens his stance and looks to club this over long-on. Gets it off the toe-end and straight to Dhawan

DAJ Bracewell c Dhawan b Kumar 57 (45m 46b 5x4 3x6) SR: 123.91

39.1
0
Kumar to Bracewell, no run, short at middle stump, backs away and stabs straight to point

END OF OVER:
39 | 6 Runs | NZ: 224/8 (101 runs required from 66 balls, RR: 5.74, RRR: 9.18)

  • Lockie Ferguson12 (18b)
  • Doug Bracewell57 (44b)
  • Kuldeep Yadav10-0-45-4
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar6-1-32-1
38.6
4
Kuldeep Yadav to Ferguson, FOUR runs, inside edge past leg stump! And it's four as well! Length at middle stump. Dips rapidly as Ferguson plants the front leg out to defend. It trickles to the fine boundary

Ritesh : "How frustrating it is to watch India repeatedly fail to wrap up the tail. One skill Indian bowlers and think tank need to work at for sure before the world cup"

38.5
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Bracewell, 1 run, googly outside off, gets low and sweeps along the floor to deep square
38.4
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Bracewell, no run, length at middle stump, steps out to flick. Beaten in flight but this spins into his body
38.3
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Bracewell, no run, googly, back of a length on off stump. Defended off the back foot
38.2
1
Kuldeep Yadav to Ferguson, 1 run, googly at a length on off stump, steps out and clips to deep midwicket
38.1
0
Kuldeep Yadav to Ferguson, no run, length at leg stump, steps out and defends to midwicket

END OF OVER:
38 | 6 Runs | NZ: 218/8 (107 runs required from 72 balls, RR: 5.73, RRR: 8.91)

  • Doug Bracewell56 (41b)
  • Lockie Ferguson7 (15b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar6-1-32-1
  • Kuldeep Yadav9-0-39-4
37.6
0
Kumar to Bracewell, no run, full at off stump, gets the front leg out and drives straight to mid-off
37.5
2
Kumar to Bracewell, 2 runs, length at middle stump, looks to drill through the off side, gets a thick inside edge wide of mid-on
37.4
0
Kumar to Bracewell, no run, bouncer dipping in towards off stump. Arches and looks to ramp to third man. Beaten
37.3
0
Kumar to Bracewell, no run, length at leg stump, steps out and mistimes a slog to mid-on
37.2
4
Kumar to Bracewell, FOUR runs, length at middle stump, gets the front leg out and drags this off the inside part of the bat to beat deep square to his left

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
23MJ GuptillC Munro
28C MunroKS Williamson
33LRPL TaylorC Munro
16LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
36TWM LathamHM Nicholls
10C de GrandhommeHM Nicholls
20DAJ BracewellHM Nicholls
0DAJ BracewellIS Sodhi
58DAJ BracewellLH Ferguson
10TA BoultLH Ferguson