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ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Highlights: Kiwis ease past Kohli & company

The defeat that puts India in serious danger of losing out on a semi-final berth also raises questions about outgoing T20 skipper Virat Kohli's abject failure to win an ICC tournament

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Kane Williamson-led New Zealand defeated Virat Kohli-led India in Group 2 match of Super 12 round in ICC T20 World Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

India's superstar cricketers were pummelled on a second-straight Sunday as a disciplined New Zealand firmly pushed them towards the exit door with an easy eight-wicket victory..
The defeat that puts India in serious danger of losing out on a semi-final berth also raises questions about outgoing T20 skipper Virat Kohli's abject failure to win an ICC tournament in four attempts as captain.

While Kohli is set to step down from T20 captaincy, this defeat puts his ODI leadership future also in doubt.
If Pakistan match was a humiliating experience, the encounter against New Zealand was embarrassing to say the least as a meagre target of 111 was chased down by Daryl Mitchell (49 off 35 balls) and skipper Kane Williamson (33 not out off 31 balls) in only 14.3 overs.

This was after India managed 110 for 7 in 20 overs in which they didn't effectively score runs in nine of those overs (54 dot balls). Worse, they were just able to hit a single boundary between overs 8 and 15 when two spinners were in operation.

The equation for India now gets muddled up and only Afghanistan's victory over New Zealand can raise hopes of an outside chance to qualify for the semi-finals.

That too if they win all their remaining matches against Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland.

But for all practical purposes, Kohli's team, with its archaic version of T20 cricket, does not deserve a place in the last four.

New Zealand exposed the outfit's inadequacies, mostly poor mindset and atrocious shot selection, something that was exploited to the hilt by Pakistan just a week back.

Post World T20, a lot of senior players may not be seen playing the shortest format as the one thing that this team swears by -- playing fearless cricket -- was nowhere to be seen.

It seemed like catching practice for the New Zealand team as most of the batters were out in the deep trying to force the pace and failing miserably. There were 54 dot balls, which meant that India didn't score any runs in nine of their 20 overs.

There were no demons in the track and India's shoddy show with the willow was a consequence of poor team selection, not relying on form players and the failure to have any flexibility in the side, which lacked proper multi-skilled cricketers.

And true to 'Murphy's Law' that "anything that can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time", the team simply fell apart.

For example, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli both lost form at the same time. The middle-order, which was a worry, remained so and Hardik Pandya as a batter completely flopped on big days.

He did bowl an over but one didn't need to be an expert to understand that he is far from being bowling fit.

But the biggest of them all was how a country, whose players are considered masters of spin bowling, looked clueless against the slow stuff.

Just like the Pakistan game, the spinners -- left-arm orthodox Mitchell Santner (4-0-15-0) and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi (4-0-17-2) -- caught India by the scruff of their necks, giving away only 32 runs in eight overs.

India tweaked their batting order but it hardly paid any dividends as there was no firepower in the power play and 40 for 3 in eight overs could have only spelt doom.

Ishan Kishan tried to whip one off Trent Boult (4-0-20-3) but was caught at deep square leg boundary by Santner.

KL Rahul (18) hit a couple of boundaries but not for a moment during his 16-ball stay at the crease, did he look confident enough to take on the bowlers.

Tim Southee (4-0-26-1), at the stroke of power play, exposed Rahul's problems against short ball as the pull-shot was collected by Santner, who got his second of the night.

Rohit Sharma (14) was gone when Ish Sodhi pitched one slightly on the shorter length, he tried to pull it in front of square but was caught by a tumbling Martin Guptill, who judged it well enough to make it 40 for three.

Kohli, who of late, is playing the role of an anchor, never got going and during his laboured presence at the wicket, only increased the pressure on the team.

Sodhi tossed one conventional leg-break outside the off-stump and the Indian captain, trying to hit against the turn, could only find Boult at the long-on boundary.

Pandya (23 off 24 balls), in his current form, is not a threat for any team and Rishabh Pant, after being kept quiet by the two Black Caps spinners, got one fast and straight from Milne, which breached his defence.

Once Pant was gone, any chance of winning the game was also thrown out of the Dubai International Stadium, and deep into the Arabian Sea.
Ind vs NZ playing 11

India (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakaravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah
 
New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), James Neesham, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips(w), Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Trent Boult

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Scorecard





 

10:28 PM

New Zealand wins!

New Zealand wins the match by 8 wickets!
10:27 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 14.3 overs | NZ: 111-2

 
Shardul Thakur [1-0-14-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 1 1
 
Ball 3: Single and New Zealand wins it! 
 
Ball 2: Conway picks one, scores level!
 
Ball 1: Thakur to Williamson, single to third man
10:24 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 14 overs | NZ: 108-2

 
 
Over Summary: 0 1 1 4 Wd 4 1
 
Ball 6: Single to long-on
 
Ball 5: FOUR! Willimson slams it to long-off
 
Ball 5: Wide
 
Ball 4: FOUR
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: Single to third man
 
Ball 1: Hardik to Williamson, no run
10:18 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 13 overs | NZ: 96-2

 
 
Over Summary: 0 1 Wd 0 W 0 0
 
Ball 6: Bumrah to Conway, no run
 
Ball 5: Bumrah to Conway, no run
 
Ball 4: OUT! Mitchell looks to hit big but gets caught at long-on 
 
Daryl Mitchell c Rahul b Bumrah 49(35)
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 3: Wide
 
Ball 2: Single to third man
 
Ball 1: Bumrah to Williamson, no run
10:12 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 12 overs | NZ: 94-1

 
Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 1 1
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Single to long-on
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Hardik Pandya to Williamson, no run
10:08 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 11 overs | NZ: 89-1

 
 
Jasprit Bumrah [2-0-11-1] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 1 0 0 2 Wd 1
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 6: Wide
 
Ball 5: Two runs off it 
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Bumrah to Williamson, 1 run
10:01 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 10 overs | NZ: 83-1

 
 
Shardul Thakur, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 6 0 4 4 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: FOUR! Slammed to long-off for a boundary by Mitchell
 
Ball 4: FOUR! Mitchell pulls it to mid-wicket into the gap
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: SIX! Whacked away to deep square leg by Mitchell
 
Ball 1: Thakur to Mitchell, no run
9:56 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 9 overs | NZ: 69-1

 
Varun Chakaravarthy [3-0-18-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 1 1
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Single to long-on
 
Ball 3: A quick single by Williamson
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Chakaravarthy to Mitchell, no run
9:52 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 8 overs | NZ: 64-1

 
Jadeja continues
 
Over Summary: 1 4 1 1 2 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: Williamson picks two
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: Single to cover 
 
Ball 2: FOUR! Late cut by Williamson to third man
 
Ball 1: Jadeja to Mitchell, 1 run
9:48 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 7 overs | NZ: 55-1

 
 
Mohammed Shami, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 1 Wd 1 0 6 1
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: SIX! Pulled away by Mitchell to backward square leg
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 3: Wide
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Shami to Williamson, 1 run, to third man
9:43 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 6 overs | NZ: 44-1

 
Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 6 0 4 4 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: FOUR! 
 
Ball 4: FOUR! Pulled over mid-wicket by Mitchell for a boundary
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: SIX! Mitchell slogs it to long-on, eases the pressure
 
Ball 1: Jadeja to Mitchell, no run
9:39 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 5 overs | NZ: 30-1

 
Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 0 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Chakaravarthy to Williamson, no run
9:36 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 4 overs | NZ: 28-1

 
 
Bumrah continues
 
Over Summary: Wd2 0 0 4 W 3 1
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Bumrah to Mitchell, 3 runs
 
Ball 4: OUT! Guptill gets top edge and Shardul takes a simple catch
 
Ball 3: FOUR! Inside out shot and the ball clears the boundary
 
Ball 2: No run, yorker by Bumrah
 
Ball 1: No run
 
Ball 1: Bumrah to Daryl Mitchell, 2 wides
9:29 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 3 overs | NZ: 18-0

 
Over Summary: 0 4 4 1 1 2
 
Ball 6: Two off it 
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Single to long-on
 
Ball 3: FOUR! One bounce and four to long-off
 
Ball 2: FOUR! Short and wide, cut away by Guptill
 
Ball 1: Chakaravarthy to Guptill, no run
9:27 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 2 overs | NZ: 6-0

 
Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Single to mid-on
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Bumrah to Guptill, no run
9:24 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 1 over | NZ: 5-0

 
 
Guptill and Daryl Mitchell open for NZ. Chakaravarthy opens the bowling attack
 
Over Summary: 2 0 1 L1 1 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Chakaravarthy to Mitchell, leg byes, 1 run
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Chakaravarthy to Guptill, 2 runs
9:09 PM

Innings break

New Zealand needs 111 runs to win in 20 overs
9:08 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 20 over | IND: 110-7

 
 
Tim Southee [3-0-15-1] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 2 0 6 0 2 1
 
Ball 6: Single, Sodhi drops the catch!
 
Ball 5: Mis-hit but two runs off it! 
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: SIX! Slammed the full toss to deep mid-wicket!
 
Ball 2: No run, Jadeja declines a single, wants to keep the strike
 
Ball 1: Southee to Jadeja, 2 runs to long-on
9:04 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 19 over | IND: 99-7

 
Adam Milne [3-0-22-1] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: W 0 0 W 4 1
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: FOUR! Jadeja sweeps the full toss to fine-leg
 
Ball 4: OUT! Slower ball, Shardul hits it to long-off and yet another simple catch for Guptill
 
Ball 3: No run, bouncer from Boult
 
Ball 2: Boult to Thakur, no run
 
Ball 1: OUT! Hardik hits it to long-off but gets caught by Guptill
8:57 PM

ICC T20 WC, IND vs NZ Live Score after 18 over | IND: 94-5

 
 
Adam Milne [3-0-22-1] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 1 4
 
Ball 6: FOUR! Jadeja plays a cheeky shot, gets a boundary at fine-leg
 
Ball 5: Hardi hits it to long-on, gets one off it
 
Ball 4: Jadeja picks one to long-on
 
Ball 3: Single to long-on
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Milne to Jadeja, single to deep mid-wicket

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First Published: Oct 30 2021 | 11:23 PM IST

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