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T20 WC: India sets an easy target of 111 for Kiwis

Indian Team crumbles against its opponent New Zealand as India’s top and middle-order returned to the stands with only a few runs in the buckets.

Dubai: Indian Team crumbles against its opponent New Zealand as India’s top and middle-order returned to the stands with only a few runs in the buckets. 

Kiwis, on the other hand, happy with their performance, have proved that they are not in Dubai to lose and go back home so soon. 

Trent Boult has proven his words of doing to India what Shaheen Afridi did last Sunday in India’s first face-off. Kiwi bowlers executive their bowling plan with huge success wrapping India within 110 runs, one of its lowest totals.

Trent took 3 wickets of Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur and Ishan Kishan, putting India under huge pressure. 

Lowest totals for India in T20 World Cups

79 vs NZ Nagpur 2016

110/7 vs NZ Dubai 2021

118/8 vs SA Nottingham 2009

130/4 vs SL Mirpur 2014

India is currently in huge trouble as the batters in Blue could not handle the Kiwi attack. Losing wickets at regular intervals, India struggled to make a great total. 

Rishabh Pant could not do anything but leave the crease When Milne bowled directly in the wickets. Milne punches in the air out of happiness at Indian Team make their way back to stands in the disappointment. 

Virat Kohli returned to the dressing room after Boult caught the ball hit by Kohli, much too high and less length. 

Indian team shattered as it did last Sunday against its arch-rivals Pakistan. The team had hoped to make a come-back but clearly, New Zealand is too good for India currently.

Rohit Sharma had to return to the dressing room much earlier than expected and desired by the Indian side. Rohit went back to pull but mistimed it towards long-on when he wanted to hit squarer. Long-on runs forward and dives to send Rohit back at 40/3.

India lost its second wicket this time to Southee, caught by Daryl Mitchell once again. 

Rahul managed to set three boundaries for the team and a total of 18 runs, much less what was expected of the opener. India lost its first wickets too soon once again.

first published:Oct. 31, 2021, 9:18 p.m.

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