A small target of 231 runs by New Zealand helped India in enjoying an easy win. This win helped team Indian in equaling the 3-ODI match series with one each. The pressure is now same on both the teams and it would be amazing to see who’ll perform better in the final ODI match, which will decide who’ll win the series.
Virat’s praise for Indian pace bowlers
The Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli praised the pace amalgamation of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah for their amazing performance in the yesterday’s match. “Bowlers were really clinical today and fielders as well. Both those guys (Kumar and Bumrah) are coming along nicely. They know they are going to start more often than not. Today, with the wicket being slow, it was heartening to see them getting wickets in conventional ways,” said the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli post the match.
The 28-year-old cricketer said that “Dhawan has been playing really well. He’s striking the ball really well. He’s pretty confident at the moment. Dinesh as well, getting some crucial runs for himself as well as the team”. Commenting on the series decider match (Kanpur – this Sunday), Kohli said that “I look forward to challenges. We spoke about bouncing back before this game, and we have bounced back here today. Would look to play similar sort of cricket in Kanpur as well”.
The Bhuvneshwar-Bumrah combo sets the match for India
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s three-wicket haul and Jasprit Bumrah’s two-wicket haul helped team India in restricting New Zealand to a small total. The New Zealand team captain Kane Williamson said that his team didn’t make enough runs. “It was one of those surfaces that if you could get a score on the board, and then squeeze, then you can make life difficult, but 230 wasn’t enough. We weren’t good enough at the top,” the 27-year-old cricketer said. Praising the ace bowling by Indian pace bowlers, Williamson said that “Credit to India with the way they bowled. Their opening spell put us under a lot of pressure. However, a lot of positives from our middle order to take us to that total. Need to play a lot better to beat these guys”.