Sunday, 26 January 2020

India vs New Zealand : 2nd T20 Match Summary

India vs New Zealand : 2nd T20 Match Summary

India vs New Zealand : 2nd T20 Match Summary
India vs New Zealand : 2nd T20 Match Summary

Team India has given the gift of victory to the nation on the occasion of Republic Day on Sunday. The Indian team beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the second T20 match. With this, Team India has taken a 2–0 lead in the five-match T20 series. In this match played at the Eden Park Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand batted first and scored 132 runs. In response, India won the match with 15 balls to spare.

Let's know what Virat Kohli said after the win?


After the win, captain Virat Kohli praised his bowlers fiercely. After the match, Kohli said, 'I think we performed well again today. The bowlers took responsibility and retained control of the match. It was good to bowl on one side of the wicket. We were able to stop a good team like New Zealand for 132 runs.
Further, Virat said, 'The spinners were getting help here. Jadeja bowled brilliantly. Chahal was also fantastic. Bumrah, Shami and Shardul and Shivam contributed well with the ball, but I think the more important thing is that we supported the field in the field. We supported the bowlers by having good fielding. The ball was coming to a halt on the wicket.

Virat Kohli pic
Virat Kohli pic

Kohli praised bowlers

India achieved the target with 15 balls remaining. Kohli said, "Because of the small score we batted like this (without taking much risk) but we think a score of 160 on the wicket would have been competitive." Jadeja was getting a lot of help from the wicket. Kohli said, 'The spinners were getting help and I think Jadeja was exceptional. Chahal bowled brilliantly. Bumrah was also excellent and Shami, Shardul and Shivam contributed very well with the ball but I think the more important thing is that we supported the field in the field.

Williamson said - 20 runs short

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson believes the wicket was tougher to bat on than the first match and scored 20 runs less. He said, 'It was a difficult day. The wicket was much different than the first match. I think as a batting unit we needed to score 15-20 more runs to make the match competitive. But the way India bowled, they are credited.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson

Williamson called India a world-class team that kept them under constant pressure. He said, 'Their team is level in all the departments and in the middle overs they kept us under pressure. Despite scoring only 130 (132) runs on a small field, we knew that anything could happen if we managed to get wickets early and put pressure like them.

Iyer asked - where did you learn to bat so well in the run chase, you will be happy to hear the answer

There is no one better than Virat Kohli when it comes to chasing totals in white-ball cricket, something that India's newest No 4 Shreyas Iyer wants to emulate on a consistent basis in the coming days.

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer

Having scored a half-century and 44 runs in 33 balls on successful balls in the first two T20 internationals, Iyer is becoming a more viable option for the Indian team apart from captaining their talisman after chasing runs.

I personally think you have a fair idea of ​​how many runs you are about to chase and at what run-rate you have to chase them. Virat Kohli is a perfect example of when he goes to bat and the way he plans his innings.

I learn a lot from him personally, the way he is out and he tries to end the game. '' - Shreyas Iyer, India batsman

He also said that he learns a lot from his senior Mumbai partner Rohit Sharma, who can demolish any attack on his day. '(I) Also (learn) Rohit Sharma, whenever he is given a chance, he makes best use of it. All these wonderful characters of the team are very good examples for us youngsters.

There is so much to learn from them and this is what I try whenever I go there. I feel like I don't have to hang out and it really helps me grind that entire middle period and when the time comes, I handle the bowlers. Iyer said how do you plan your innings when you are chasing.

KL rahul
KL rahul

The 25-year-old is known for his punctures for hitting big sixes, but he also understands the value of rotating strikes as a middle-order batsman.

You have to play all kinds of shots and take singles. Also, when you want to hit sixes, you need to be aware of the fact that you have to make that moment for yourself. You have to give yourself time to get set. This is what I usually do. He has now played 34 white-ball games for India (15 ODIs and 19 T20Is) and feels that staying at the crease is an important quality.

He said, "I have felt playing in many matches that as long as I am on the wicket, I look at the ball really well and take help from the bowlers."


Eden Park is a small ground for an international game, but still it does not make it easy to hit a six, Iyer said.

'You feel the boundaries are close and you can clean them easily. But in the back of my mind, I like to give myself some time and I also count the spinners 'overs, and also measure how much they will bowl.' said.

If you give yourself time and charge in later overs, then your eyes also get better and once you do that, so it does not matter how big the boundaries are. You can still clean them easily. - Shreyas Iyer on spending time in between

He admitted that it was easy to chase 133 as he knew there was no pressure on him or KL Rahul to scoreboard.

It makes you feel a little bit chasing 130 because in the back of the mind, you know that you have to maintain a run-rate of around 7.