Twitter reacts to India’s batting in the series-decider
The fifth and final ODI between India and New Zealand began on a beautiful note as the Indian players wore jerseys with their mothers’ names while taking the field.
Meanwhile, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss for the fourth time in this series and elected to bat first on a pitch that was looking good for batting. However, the Indian openers once again failed to build a strong platform early on as Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed when there were only 40 runs on the board. But then a 79-run partnership between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli steadied the ship. After Rohit’s dismissal, MS Dhoni joined Kohli in the middle and was finding it tough to time the ball. However, he started to play his shot after settling down and just when the team was heading towards a strong position, Dhoni was dismissed. Manish Pandey followed him soon even without bothering the scorer much. But Virat Kohli held firm from one end and completed his 38th ODI half century and just when he was looking to cut lose, he lost his wicket. The Black Caps continued their disciplined bowling in the last 10 overs as the hosts ended their innings on 269 runs.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the first innings of the series-decider:
Enough runs on the board for home team, the pitch has got extravagant spin, it will deteriorate as the game goes on! #IndvsNZ
— Taqi?? (@OeySakhtLonday) October 29, 2016
— Susham Shetty (@Sushyam) October 29, 2016
— MAnoj Singh (@InManojsingh) October 29, 2016
Dey Manish Pandey.. you have disappointed every single Indian… Probably except Suresh Raina. #IndvsNZ
— Comedian Praveen (@Funny_Leone) October 29, 2016
Virat Kohli runs on Solar Energy. His battery never runs out.#indvsNZ
— Be Yusuf (@barmare_yusuf) October 29, 2016
— Smoking Kuch bhi Skills (@SmokingSkills_) October 29, 2016
— Sunil Singh (@sunilmanhas123) October 29, 2016
12 consecutive home ODIs for India without a 50+ opening stand, including this match. The last was 62 v SL in Hyd in 2014-15. #indvsnz
— Cric Trend (@Cric_Trend) October 29, 2016
Sujata Rahane and Purnima Sharma open the batting for India against NZ in the 5th and final ODI #INDvNZ
— Kedar Gawande (@kedargawande) October 29, 2016
— Upender (@upenk91) October 29, 2016
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