New Zealand vs India 2020: Shardul Thakur Reveals What he has Learnt From Wellington T20I
The Men in Blue have consecutively registered the victory in the fourth T20I match against New Zealand. Till now, this series has been a value for money for the fans. Repeatedly, for the second time, the game went into the super over–to decide the winning team. In the last game, Shami’s last over was the game changer while in the penultimate T20I match, Shardul Thakur changed the scenario.
Shardul Thakur Awarded Man Of the Match:
In the last over in Wellington, New Zealand needed seven runs to register their first win of the ongoing T20I. However, Indian skipper handed over the ball to Thakur, who not only defended seven runs but went on to take two wickets. Also, two players were run out in his over which subsequently saw the one-over eliminator.
Thakur had also contributed with his bat as he scored 20 runs off 15 balls. Post-game, he was awarded for his brilliance both with ball and ball. The pacer said that he has learnt to be patient and ‘never lose hope’.
“You couldn’t ask for anything more. This is what we play for, these nail-biting finishes. After the last game, we learned that we should never lose hope. If I bowl a dot ball or a wicket ball, the pressure is on them.”
“It was important to stretch the partnership in the middle and should have carried on until the 19th and 20th over, so hopefully next time things turn out better for me.”
India registered back-to-back wins:
Earlier, Kohli-led India lost the toss and was asked to bat first. Although India didn’t have a good start, Manish Pandey unbeaten 50 led India to set a fighting target of 166 runs.
In reply, New Zealand batter Colin Munro and Seifert scored a half-century each but it went into vain as they could not take their team to the finish line and once again the game went into the super over where spirited India chased the target without making any fuss.
Now, the final T20I is scheduled at the Bay Oval on Sunday (2nd February).
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