IND vs NZ: "Playing ODI In T20I" - Fans Troll Kane Williamson For His Slow Knock In 2nd T20I

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IND vs NZ: "Playing ODI In T20I" - Fans Troll Kane Williamson For His Slow Knock In 2nd T20I

IND vs NZ: "Playing ODI In T20I" - Fans Troll Kane Williamson For His Slow Knock In 2nd T20I


New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has further compounded matters of his strike rate and approach in T20 cricket after his sluggish knock in the second T20I against India on Sunday at the Bay Oval.

Although Williamson was the top-scorer and the only half-centurion in New Zealand’s innings, his and Devon Conway’s slow-go in the powerplay and their partnership of 56 (47) effectively ended New Zealand’s chances of winning the game in the chase of a big target of 192 as the pitch was always going to get slower and take turn as the second innings progressed.

With the target of 192 in front, the hosts lost Finn Allen in the first over. But instead of counter-attacking and looking to keep up with the required rate, Williamson and Conway remained stoic in the powerplay and restrained from playing risky and aggressive shots.

At the end of the powerplay, New Zealand were only 32/1. They then took 17 runs in the 7th over, bowled by Washington Sundar. However, once when Conway got out, after scoring 25(22), Williamson again went back into his shell and tried to anchor the innings despite the required rate rising.

At the end of the 17th over, Williamson was 49 (47), and the match was virtually in India’s pocket. He then hit Siraj for a 6 and 4 before getting out to the same bowler. Williamson ended with 61 (52) in a chase of 190, on the same surface, albeit which got a little slower, where Suryakumar Yadav smashed a 49-ball century.

Kane Williamson was heavily trolled and questioned on Twitter for his slow knock:


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Williamson this year has struggled painfully in T20 cricket and has failed to show the intent and up the ante after settling in. In 13 T20Is in 2022, Williamson averages a good 36 at a poor strike rate of 118; even last year, he'd maintained a strike rate of 117 in T20Is.