Twitterati Reacts As New Zealand And India Play Second Consecutive Super Over This Series
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Twitterati Reacts As New Zealand And India Play Second Consecutive Super Over This Series


If there was enough drama in the dying stages of the 3rd T20I at Hamilton, the 4th T20I provided more unbelievable moments for fans on both sides. The game yet again went down to the wire as Kiwis choked under pressure and saw the game slip through their hands. After being ahead in the game for a majority of the time, the home team couldn’t apply the finishing touches with the bat in hand.

Chasing a sub-par total of 166 in their 20 overs, New Zealand set up the chase with immense control. However, India never lost hope and always looked to bounce back with an opportunity anytime while defending the total. The twist in the tale did arrive for the second consecutive time in this series when Navdeep Saini bowled a brilliant 18th over to concede merely four runs.

However, were still in the driver’s seat with 7 runs to score in the last over. For India, it was Shardul Thakur who had the ball in the hand. Earlier in the day, Thakur already played a fine hand with the bat but didn’t witness an impressive outing with the ball. In the last over, he got the prized wicket of Ross Taylor to push the hosts on to the backfoot.

It was pressure time despite Daryll Mitchell, who scored a boundary off the next ball. The next ball saw another major turning point in the context of the game as Tim Siefert who was batting at 57, got run out after KL Rahul managed to hit the stumps. In the end, Kiwis lost two more wickets on the last two deliveries as they failed to get over the line, resulting in another Super Over in this series.

The Super Over, as always, hasn’t been much of a friend for the BlackCaps as they could only post 13 in their six balls. India bossed the last over as KL Rahul smacked first two balls for ten runs to set up an easy India win in the end. Tim Southee was once again at the receiving end as he couldn’t prevent the visitors to score 14 off the last over.

With a dramatic series of events that unfolded in the final few moments of the game, there was quite a lot of buzz in the social media.

Here’s how the Twitterati reacted on India’s Super over win in the 4th T20I at Wellington: 

 

Harsha Bhogle: 

 

Gaurav Kalra: 

Broken Cricket: 

Michael Vaughan: 

Aakash Chopra: 

VVS Laxman: 

Gaurav Kapur: 

Umang Pabari:

 

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