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T20 WC: Trent Boult gives a hard hit to India, sends Ishan back

India lost its first wickets too soon, once again, not a good start indeed. The team would want their batters to stay on crease a little longer, trying to prevent the repeat glimpses of the previous game against Pakistan.

Dubai: India lost its first wickets too soon, once again, not a good start indeed. The team would want their batters to stay on crease a little longer, trying to prevent the repeat glimpses of the previous game against Pakistan. 

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 Semi-finals. 

 This opening partnership came a bit of shock for New Zealand. Rahul and Ishan has shown great partnership strength in the warm-up match as they garnered 82 runs before losing the opening wicket. 

Kl Rahul made a stunning half-century of 4 deliveries, and Ishan proved his place by hitting 3 sixes, 7 boundaries and a total of 70 runs off 46 balls.

Virat Kohli said at the toss that, “We would have bowled first as well. We need a solid start and have wickets in hand to get those extra 20-25 runs are the learnings from the last game. We do have the bowling line-up to take wickets, but when you don’t have runs on the board one partnership can take the game away from you. We understand that and plans are there to get those extra runs. It’s ridiculous, we are playing twice in 10 days. Too long a break, but yeah, the guys have recovered well”.

first published:Oct. 31, 2021, 7:50 p.m.

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