India vs New Zealand Highlights Today, Friday 19-11-2021. 2nd T20I (N), New Zealand tour of India, from JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. In the first match, the home team’s captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and he asked to bowl first. The visitor team New Zealand batted first and scored 164 runs with six wickets down.
The opener of the kiwi’s team Martin Guptill was the top-runs scorer of the match. He scored 70 runs off 42 deliveries. He completed his beautiful innings by smashing three boundaries and four maximums. Mark Chapman faced 50 deliveries and scored 63 runs. From the home team Indian batting performance, Suryakumar Yadav scored 62 runs off 40 balls. The captain of the team Rohit Sharma added 48 runs to the Indian scoreboard. Rishabh Pant † 17 off 17 not.
Once again Rohit won the toss and same decision.
Rohit Sharma makes it two from two – a thoroughly good start to his new job. Mohammed Siraj is the player to miss out for Harshal; Siraj suffered a hand injury in the first T20I. Three changes for New Zealand, meanwhile, with Milne, Sodhi, and Jimmy Neesham all coming into the XI. Lockie Ferguson sits this one out, as do the spin duo of Rachin Ravindra (although he didn’t bowl on debut the other night) and Todd Astle.
India team: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 KL Rahul, 3 Suryakumar Yadav, 4 Rishabh Pant (wk), 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 Venkatesh Iyer, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 R Ashwin, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Harshal Patel.
New Zealand team: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Daryl Mitchell, 3 Mark Chapman, 4 Glenn Phillips, 5 Tim Seifert (wk), 6 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee (capt), 9 Trent Boult, 10 Adam Milne, 11 Ish Sodhi.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
New Zealand: LLWWW
Match Timings: 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
Umpires – Anil Chaudhary, Jayaraman Madanagopal
TV Umpire – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee – Manu Nayyar
Reserve Umpire – Virender Sharma
Match number – T20I no. 1440
“Think we did really well puling the game back after the first six. NZ hit us hard so it was important we pull things back. The bowlers had a chat and decided pace off might work. The ball was soaking wet and it didn’t grip as much as we thought it would. [Opening stand] We always give ourselves a couple of overs to see what the pitch is doing, then try to assess what are the shots we can play, what rate we need to go at.
When we’ve got off to a start like that and have ten wickets in hand, then we decide we have to go after the bowlers. We see what works best for us, we want to take chances in the middle if we have wickets in hand – we have power in the middle order, some exciting home players. For us, as openers, we give ourselves a couple of overs to see what shots we can play and then accelerate and set up a good foundation. [Partnership success] We both enjoy batting with each other, always admired Rohit. Showed the world he’s a class batsman. We try to take the pressure off each other, and we’ve found a way to get runs together at the top of the order.”
Post Match Presentation.
The debutant Harshal Patel is named Player of the Match for his 2 for 25:
“It ran through a bit because you’re so engrossed in the process you forget to enjoy what’s happening around you. You have to be engrossed and switched on from the moment you walk out, but it will sink in, I couldn’t have asked for a better debut. Progress is gradual and slow, for someone like me who wasn’t exceptionally talented, I had to build my game from the ground up. So I made mistakes and then found the process of what works for me.
It’s been a great journey, taught me so many life lessons, even after cricket it will hold me in good stead. [Slower balls, etc] Don’t feel you need a lot of variations, just need to do what you do well. In these conditions, I couldn’t bowl yorkers because I wasn’t confident – but I feel that is a delivery I bowl well and I still want to get better at it. This is just another platform to come out and perform and express myself, just want to do that and enjoy whatever comes my way.”
“Great effort from the entire unit, wasn’t the easiest of conditions but the way we applied ourselves was great. Under pressure, we know their quality as a batting outfit. I kept telling the bowlers it’s just about one wicket, if we get that we can put the brakes. We know the quality of our spinners and can always pull things back. The bench strength, these guys have been performing consistently, so there’s pressure on the guys on the field.
Important for me to give them freedom and the external things will take care of themselves. It’s a young team, a lot haven’t played a lot of games. [Changes] Haven’t given any thought to it, whatever suits the team moving forward we will try to do that [but] we want to make sure we take care of the guys who are playing first. [Harshal Patel] He’s done it many times, playing first-class cricket for many years, he knows what he wants to execute and is a very skillful bowler.”
“Credit to India, they pulled it back nicely after the first six and played the better cricket throughout the game. [Dew] We knew it was going to be wet, it was wet for both teams. There was dew on the ground when we turned up and we knew it would be a factor, but they were too good tonight. [Third T20I] We’ll review, different venue, we try to adapt to conditions. Quick turnaround but we’ll assess when we get to Kolkata.”