The Indian cricket team defeated New Zealand’s cricket team in the fifth and final T20I to register a Historic whitewash. For the final match, Virat Kohli opted to take rest for the day, while India’s vice-captain, Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the field with an injury the Indian cricket side was led by KL Rahul.
After brilliantly defeating the New Zealand cricket team in the first four matches, the Indian cricketers carried their form in the final match as well to whitewash the New Zealanders by 5-0 under the leadership of KL Rahul. The Man in Blue defended 163 runs.
The Indian bowlers restricted the New Zealanders to 156 for 9. At one point it seemed New Zealander will win the fifth match as they were at 116 for 3. However, the Indian bowlers turned the tables and shattered their dreams.
Chasing a total of 164 runs, New Zealand’s cricket team were off to a disastrous start as they lost three wickets for just 17 runs. Martin Guptill was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah for 3 before Washington Sundar dismissed Colin Munro. Tom Bruce was then run out for a three-ball duck.
But Tim Seifert and Ross Taylor took the charge and brought momentum to the game. Both the cricketers smashed India’s Shivam Dube in the tenth over to put New Zealand on top. Shivam Dube turned out to be the most expensive player for the Indian side as he went on to conceded 34 runs in one over.
However, the Indian cricket team soon clawed their way back in the game all thanks to the pacers. In the 13th over of the game, Navdeep Saini broke the stand by dismissing Seifert for 50 and conceded just 3. In the next over Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Daryl Mitchell while conceding just three runs. Shardul Thakur also took two wickets to restrict them to 132 to 7.
The Indian bowlers bundled up the wickets of New Zealanders in quick successions and emerged victorious.
Twitter was already flooded with the tweets praising the Indian cricket team for their performances throughout the series.
Here, check out the 10 best Tweets on Indian cricketers white-washing New Zealand cricket team:
Historic Win For Team India..it's 5-0..Congrats Kohli & Co…! Streak Continues for us.. Let's Repeat this on ODI's too…#NzVsInd 🙂
— × Kettavan Memes × (@kettavan_Memes) February 2, 2020
It's a clean sweep!
India 5-0 New Zealand!
India defeated New Zealand in the fifth T20I to become the first team in history to complete a 5-0 series whitewash in T20I cricket.#NZvIND #INDvNZ #NZvsIND #KingKohli #ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/Wakgs2qI3R
— V I P E R™ (@Offl_TheViper) February 2, 2020
New Zealand is the first team to lose a T20 International despite scoring more than 30 runs from one over. #NZvInd
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) February 2, 2020
— Pun of god (@Punnajiaka) February 2, 2020
— Divya Baid (@divyabaid07) February 2, 2020
Must confess I didn't think it would be 5-0. Excellent as India were, New Zealand's back-up was found wanting.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 2, 2020
— Panditcasm (@Panditcasm) February 2, 2020
Can Open? Yes
Can bat at middle? Yes
Can play finisher role? Yes
Can do keeping? Yes
Can do captaincy? Yes
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) February 2, 2020
— anonymemesly (@anonymemesly) February 2, 2020
— Sarcastic banda (@alias_Ronny) February 2, 2020