Rohit Sharma had to return to the dressing room much earlier than expected and desired by the Indian side. Virat Kohli & co. in seemingly in a similar position as there were last Sunday against Pakistan.
Dubai: Rohit Sharma had to return to the dressing room much earlier than expected and desired by the Indian side. Virat Kohli & co. in seemingly in a similar position as there were last Sunday against Pakistan.
India ended up losing the game against Pakistan by 10 wickets and the Virat Kohli team would not like that to happen again.
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.
Rohit Sharma played 14 runs off 14 balls with a boundary and a six.
India lost its second wicket this time to South, 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, not a good start indeed. Ishan Kishan could only register a single boundary playing 8 balls. He played a lovely flick shot but hit it too well for his own liking. Hit that with power and a deep backward square leg swallows it. The shot was on, but he didn’t place it well. New Zealand get the man who was itching to take on the bowlers in the powerplay.
The duo of KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan opened for India in this crucial fixture against New Zealand as it decides the fate of the teams for the Semi-finals.
This opening partnership came a bit of shock for New Zealand. Rahul and Ishan have shown great partnership strength in the warm-up match as they garnered 82 runs before losing the opening wicket.
first published:Oct. 31, 2021, 8:15 p.m.