its not a hat-trick but it is a third wicket for sure. Full ball outside off. He goes for an expansive loft over the off side. But all he can do is mistime the shot. Arshdeep at long off seals the deal, Hooda finishes with a four-for, and India seal a massive convincing win.
Winning captain Hardik Pandya: Complete performance, absolutely can't get better than us. Suryakumar put us 30 runs forward. After that the bowlers were very clinical. Being aggressive does not mean you take every ball on, its about body language. Looking at all those, we ticked all those boxes, especially with the water due to the rain. It was quite difficult to bowl but they stuck to their plans. [Hooda bowling] Sixth bowler, absolutely. I have bowled lots of times but going forward I want a number of more bowling opportunities. Not always that bowlers will have their day but if you give them game time.... it could've gone another way also. But today the sixth bowler Deepak stopped the runs and those two overs changed the game and put them under pressure. I expect them to be professional, that they are. Just give them the opportunity to give them support. People were backing each other, that's what I am looking for. [Changes for third T20I?] Don't know, we'll see the wicket. I'd love to give everyone an opportunity but we'll ask the bowlers if they need rest, we'll see at the ground.
Losing captain Williamson: "It was not our best effort, have to say that. That was one of the best knocks I have ever seen. Some of those shots I have never seen. That was next level. They were outstanding and we weren't up to the task. It was frustrating but keeps pointing back to Suryakumar and the way he went about. It was frustrating that we kept losing wickets. T20 can be like that sometimes.
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Suryakumar is the Player of the Match: The plan was clear when we came to bat. The plan was for me to bat till the end to reach par score of 170. Secret I feel for such kind of format you have to have good intent irrespective of situation. Great feeling coming here and having a full game irrespective of the conditions.
that's a single for Ferguson
Hooda on a hat-trick! Good length ball outside off stump. Southee moves to the off side to try and slog it, and why not really, with nothing much to lose. But the shot is sliced, and it flies high up over the off side. Point is running in, Pant also calls for the catch and the gloveman seals the deal.
good length ball, but he pushes it a bit wider. Sodhi came down with his dancing shoes on for an expansive shot, but the ball goes to Pant. Pant teases Sodhi for a short moment before whipping the bails off.
length ball outside off. Skidding through to the keeper
good length ball just outside off. Mistimed sliced shot over point for a single. Siraj closes out a top spell.
Siraj gets lucky with this slower ball that ends up being a loopy full toss. Williamson tries to swing across the line but the shot takes an under-edge and hits the stumps
full and wide outside off stump. Tries to slap it square but misses the shot
good length ball outside off stump. Opens the bat's face and guides it to deep point
India fielders know they have it in the bag. They're signing some autographs for the fans near the boundary line
short ball on off stump. Attempts the pull, ball goes over the glove to the keeper
almost a waist high full toss on off stump. He contorts his body but manages to drive anyway, and gets it through for four to cover!
short of length ball, angling into Williamson. Swivels and pulls well, and gets it to deep backward square! Fifty for the captain, but in a losing cause
good length ball on off and angling across but Milne swings the bat hard and gets enough contact to get the ball over long off!
goes short, from over the stumps. Milne has a wild swipe at it but the ball goes over his bat. Sharp take from Pant
full ball on middle stump. Nearly a yorker. Driven to mid off's left for a single
good length ball outside off stump. Attempts the cut. Misses, ball goes under the bat to the keeper
coming around the stumps
moves to 49 with that single
length ball on off. Tees off for a big shot to long on. It's a decent hit, but Iyer is getting under it. However he knows he will go beyond the boundary so he smartly pulls the ball back before tumbling over. Smart effort
full on middle stump and he clips it off his toes to deep midwicket
good length ball angling into him. Closes the bat's face and nudges it to the leg side
|Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui|
|Toss||New Zealand, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||India led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 1898|
|Match days||20 November 2022 - night (20-over match)|
Over 19 • NZ 126/10