New Zealand’s score was 178 runs for 2 wickets in the 34th over. Mohammed Shami Ravindra was caught at long-on. From here India kept taking wickets at regular intervals and restricted New Zealand to their captain’s score. Tom Latham Considered below par. India eventually completed the chase with four wickets in hand and 12 balls to spare, their fifth unbeaten win and top of the points table.
“The way Mitch (Mitchell) and Rachin (Ravindra) batted, at one point we were looking at a score of over 300. New Zealand made a big partnership there,” Rohit said after the game. He said, “It was easy to bat on the wicket, dew was also coming.
“But I have to give credit to the bowlers at the back end for bringing things back nicely,” Rohit said. “And holding them to around 270 was a great effort.”
Rohit said about Kohli, “To be honest, there is not much to say. We have seen him doing this for many years.” “Such a calm mind. He will back himself to get the job done. There was a bit of pressure at the end, we lost a few wickets there, but Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja pulled us back.”
Latham: ‘We gave up some runs there’
Latham said that after the partnership of Mitchell and Ravindra, New Zealand should have scored more runs. Despite having seven wickets in hand at the start of the 36th over, New Zealand scored only 86 runs in the last 15 overs.
Latham said, “I thought we performed very well. Maybe we did not take full advantage of our situation in the last ten, but full credit goes to the way India bowled in the last ten.” “They bowled great and we probably gave up a few (runs) there.”
He said that he felt that he was 30-40 runs behind the equal score.
“I don’t think we took full advantage. Daryl and Rachin had a great partnership to set us up well for the last ten.”
India’s four-wicket win took them to the top of the points table with five wins from five matches and ended New Zealand’s four-match winning streak. India will next face England on October 29 in Lucknow, while New Zealand will face Australia on October 28 in Dharamsala.