In the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand, the Indian bowlers showcased their prowess by restricting New Zealand to a low total of 132 runs in 20 over for a loss of 5 wickets.
In the first match, New Zealand utilized their batting skills better and was successful in putting up a huge target on the board. But they failed to repeat the same batting brilliance in the 2nd T20I.
In the second match, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat. But it was never going to be easy for Kiwis to stop batting machines like KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer in the second innings.
Virat Kohli, talking at the post-match presentation, said that the performance of his bowlers, batting brilliance and excellent fielding efforts helped them win the match.
Ravindra Jadeja was the star of the match for brilliant bowling performance. He picked up 2 wickets and conceded 18 runs in his 4-over spell. The pitch helped bowlers a lot.
Kohli said after the match, “Think we supported it up with another great presentation. The bowlers took control. It was a generally excellent element for us as a team that bowlers in the team helped us to restrict New Zealand to such a low score.”
Jadeja Outstanding, Chahal Superb:
Kohli additionally talked about the surface and how it gripped, helping his spinners. He praised Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal.
“Our team understood the angles for fielding better. As a captain, I needed to think and react quickly to how the pitch was playing. I think Jadeja was great, Chahal was successful in maintaining pressure on the batsman. Shivam, Shami, and Shardul bowled well and I thought we had done well in the field,” said Kohli.
Man Of The Match: KL Rahul
For his 50 runs, KL Rahul was named man of the match. “Various conditions, the objective was extraordinary and the pitch was unique. I had an alternate duty. We lost Kohli and Rohit too early, so I needed to remain there. I regularly needed to keep the team forward. That has been my mantra in the course of the last few games,” Rahul said at the post-match presentation.