India vs New Zealand 4th T20

India vs New Zealand 4th T20

New Zealand won the toss and have opted to bowl first.

Here are the teams:

India: Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, and Navdeep Saini.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, and Hamish Bennett.

India scored 51 for 2 in the powerplay. At the halfway stage, they reached 83 for 4. Rahul gave a good start by scoring 39 in 26 deliveries and his strike rate was 150. In 15 overs, they managed to score 112 for 6. They were able to post a decent total of 165 for 8 in their innings after losing wickets in the middle overs. Manish Pandey played an anchor role and he played an unbeaten 50 in 36 balls. Shardul and Navdeep Saini also batted well and contributed 20 and 11 runs which were very crucial at the end of the innings as it led them to post a decent total of 165. Ish Sodhi picked three wickets and Bennet took two wickets as well.

A cautious start from New Zealand as they achieved 39 for 1 in the powerplay. At the halfway stage, they reached 79 for 1. Colin Munro scored 64 in 47 balls but he got run out. In 15 overs, they reached 130 for 3. They were also able to score 165 for 7 in their innings and the match got tied again. Seifert batted well and he achieved 57 in 39 deliveries. Shardul took two wickets. Bumrah and Chahal picked one. Now, we will have a super over. Will this time Kiwis will win super over?

New Zealand scored 13 for 1 in the super over and they have set up the target of 14 for Indians. India won the match on the fifth ball with one ball to spare and is now leading the series 4-0. Thakur is awarded as the Player of the Match for his 2 wickets and crucial 20 runs with the bat. Kiwis have lost back to back super over games which will be a big concern for them as they were on a winning position on both the games but they got panicked in the end and were unable to chase the total in both the games. They need to learn from their mistakes.

 

 

 

 

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