India vs New Zealand: Great news has come out for Team India and two of its deadly fast bowlers have returned to form. Fast bowlers Arshdeep Singh and Mohammad Siraj created havoc and bundled out New Zealand for 160 runs in the third T20 match. Thanks to four wickets each from Arshdeep Singh and Mohammad Siraj, India bundled out New Zealand for 160 runs in 19.4 overs.
Great news for Team India
Devon Conway (59 runs in 49 balls) and Glenn Phillips (54 runs in 33 balls) played half-century innings for New Zealand. Both of them shared an 86-run partnership for the third wicket, but after that the hosts lost their eight wickets in just 30 runs.
These two deadly bowlers of India returned to form
New Zealand’s score was 130 for two in the 16th over, but Arshdeep (4 for 37) and Siraj (4 for 17) made a brilliant comeback to bundle out the rival team with two balls to spare. Arshdeep got the first wicket for India when Finn Allen was out LBW on his full length ball. Allen wanted to review the decision, but then returned to the pavilion.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar also raised mutiny
Experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled tightly in the third over. Conway then hit left-arm fast bowler Arshdeep over mid-wicket for a four and a six over extra cover. After this, he hit a beautiful four over the head of this fast bowler, which scored 19 runs in the fourth over and the New Zealand team seemed to be moving towards a big score.
Team India attacks New Zealand’s weakness
Bhuvneshwar Kumar again conceded 14 runs in the next over, showing New Zealand looking to make strong starts in the powerplay, which has been their weak point in recent times. Although the change in bowling put an end to their hopes, Siraj dismissed Mark Chapman (12 runs in 12 balls). The length ball took the edge of Chapman’s bat and went into the hands of fielder Arshdeep.
‘Big Hitter’ Phillips’ air tight
After conceding 33 runs in two overs, the Indian bowlers came back brilliantly and conceded only 17 runs in the next four overs. Conway hit Yuzvendra Chahal for a four, which made New Zealand 74 for two in 10 overs. ‘Big Hitter’ Phillips hit Chahal for a four and a big six to take the team past 100 runs in the 13th over.
Harshal Patel also opened account
Phillips then hit a four over Bhubaneswar and a towering six on the roof of McLaren Park. Continuing this rhythm, Phillips hit Harshal Patel for another big six in the deep square leg, but he was dismissed by Siraj’s bowling to Bhuvneshwar in the deep, which was a big wicket for the visiting team. After the dismissal of Phillips, the team started losing wickets continuously.
(Source – PTI)