Second Ind vs NZ T20I turned out to be another thrilling match but it completely contrasted with the first T20i against New Zealand. The Indian cricket team defeated New Zealanders by 7 wickets and are now leading the series by 2-0. Team India gave yet another brilliant performance in all the three departments of the game to register their win.
Before the match started, Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first. However, their decision failed miserably as India strangled them down with some superb bowling and then by chasing the target easily.
The New Zealand openers — Martin Guptill and Colin Munro failed it to give a good start to their side but the duo hung in there and scored runs at a relatively slower speed. Martin Guptil looked in good form but he was dismissed off by Shardul Thakur’s delivery in the sixth over after he had scored 33 off 20 balls. Soon after, Colin Munro was also dismissed after scoring 26 runs off 25 balls.
Ravindra Jadeja with the ball that stood out from the rest. Not just he took two big wickets — Kane Williamson and Colin De Grandhome but also conceded only 18 runs off his 4 overs, where he delivered 9 dots. Ravindra Jadeja departed Kane Williamson and Colin De Grandhome in quick successions. The Indian bowlers restricted the New Zealanders to 132 runs only.
The Indian cricket team had a terrible start to their innings as India lost its captain and vice-captain in quick successions. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul tried giving a good start to the game but Rohit Sharma was dismissed after scoring only 8 runs. Soon after KL Rahul also made his way towards the pavilion after scoring 11 runs.
But KL Rahul made sure to not let the pressure affect his game. KL Rahul continued with his brilliant form and smashed the bowlers to all the corners of the ground. He scored 57 runs in 50 balls, where he smashed 3 fours and 2 sixes. Shreyas Iyer also gave a thrilling performance and kept everyone on the edge of their seats. He scored 44 runs off 33 balls and smashed 1 four and 3 sixes.
As soon as the Indian cricket team won the second match, Twitter was already flooded with tweets praising the Indian cricketers. From fans to cricketers, everyone took to their twitter and hailed Team India.
Here, check out the 10 best Tweets on India’s thrilling win against New Zealand:
The support at Eden Park for India makes it seem like Eden Gardens. Amazing consistency from KL Rahul , and Shreyas Iyer getting better with each game. But a special mention to the bowlers today- Shami, Bumrah , Jadeja were top class. Clinical win #INDvsNZ pic.twitter.com/hhIcoMzLP7
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 26, 2020
लगातार दूसरे मैच में जड्डू ने तगड़ी गेंदबाज़ी की। 2 wickets in 4 overs and conceded just 18 runs! Only bowler who didn't give a four or six in his bowling! Outstanding effort by @imjadeja helped India keeping New Zealand very quiet in the middle overs. #NZvsIND pic.twitter.com/n3smkRcPDe
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) January 26, 2020
Brilliant bowling performance by team India. Real contarst from the first game. Simple but Good plan to ball slightly shorter length to use bigger boundaries on the side. #jadaja #bumrah #shivam #shami #shardul #chahal
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 26, 2020
4-18-2 at Eden Park. Sir Jadeja🙏 #NZvIND
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 26, 2020
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) January 26, 2020
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) January 26, 2020
While we mention @klrahul11 and @ShreyasIyer15 this game was won by the bowlers. @imjadeja a superb effort and @MdShami11 @Jaspritbumrah93 were both terrific not to forget the last power play over from @imShard
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 26, 2020
KL Rahul's first two T20Is as wicketkeeper:
56 vs New Zealand, 24 Jan 2020
57* vs New Zealand, 26 Jan 2020
KL Rahul is now the 1st player to score fifties in first two matches as a wicketkeeper in the history of T20I cricket. #NZvIND
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 26, 2020
Indian Cricket Fans Celebrating A 7 Wicket Win Over NZ At Auckland & Leading The Series 2-0 With 2 & Half Overs To Spare Be Like 💃🏻 😂 💃🏻😂
— Dr Khushboo Kadri (@khushikadri) January 26, 2020
KL Rahul’s last five T20I innings:
91, 45, 54, 56, 57* (Today)
— Akshay KINGDOM 🦁 (@akshay_kingdom) January 26, 2020