New Zealand has made a comeback after winning the three-match ODI series against India by 3-0. There were a lot of mistakes that the Indian side made today. This is what happened:
Pressure on middle-order
The Indian side went on the field with two brand new openers. Mayank Agarwal failed to perform in any of the matches and Prithvi Shaw could not score more than 40 runs in today’s match. Indian skipper Virat Kohli also went out quite early today. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul along with Manish Pandey took India to a total of 296/7.
Rahul scored 112 of 113 balls while Iyer hit 62 of 63. Pandey’s contribution of 42 of 48 was also crucial.
Hamish Bennet took 4 wickets with an economy rate of 6.4 in 10 overs.
Where things went wrong
The absence of Mohammed Shami in the playing eleven increases the pressure on Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah once again turned out to be quite expensive as he ceded 50 runs in 10 overs without taking a single wicket. Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets while Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur took a wicket each. Thakur was the most expensive bowler today as he ceded 87 runs in 10 overs. Navdeep Saini also had a tough day as he was hit for 68 runs in 10 overs without a single wicket to his name.
Martin Guptill scored 66(46) along with Henry Nicholls who scored 80 (103). But it was Collin de Grandhomme’s fabulous inning of 58 runs in 28 balls that changed the course of the match. de Grandhomme hit 6 fours and 3 sixes with a massive strike rate of 207.14.
New Zealand won the match by 5 wickets and the series by 3-0.