Team India has levelled the T20 series against New Zealand with 1-1 and after losing the first T20 match against New Zealand, finally, team India made up the series with the second match win. Mumbai Indians skipper and current team India's captain Rohit Sharma hit highest runs from Indian side and made 50 runs on 29 balls. Team India won the match by 7 wickets as MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant went not out.
The match became intersting as another player from Mumbai Indians made her name on the ground with taking 3 wickets of New Zealand. Krunal Pandya took 3 wickets in 4 overs with the economy of 7 runs per over.
Home team New Zealand after winning the toss decided to bat first and set the target of 159 runs for the team India. From NZ side, Colin de Grandhomme hit a half-century in 28 balls, while Ross Talyor went run out on 42 runs.
It was a much-improved performance by the Indian bowlers with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/29 in 4 overs) removing Tim Seifert (12) in the very third over with a fuller delivery, inducing an inside edge to Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps.
However, it was Krunal, who really applied the brakes after being brought inside the Powerplay overs.
The elder Pandya quickly found the ideal length, bowling his usual wicket to wicket deliveries with a flatter trajectory.
.@krunalpandya24 strikes again! The arm ball skids on, Williamson looks to pull through square leg, goes under the bat and he's in front.— BCCI (@BCCI) February 8, 2019
New Zealand 50/4 after 8 overs https://t.co/QLAqM4Yzf5 #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/DKmEJ2rgPF
Both Munro and Williamson got skidders. While the left-handed opener Munro hit one straight to the cover, Williamson was caught plumb in-front.
However, it was the dismissal of Mitchell that once again raised the 'Spirit of Cricket' debate even though it was a clear case of an umpiring howler by TV umpire Shaun Haig.
(With PTI Inputs)