After flexing their batting muscle within the first match, it was the flip of the Indian bowlers to indicate their pedigree as they hunted in packs to limit New Zealand to 132/5 of their 20 overs. On a pitch the place Kane Williamson elected to bat, this was by no means going to be sufficient and powered by KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, India cantered dwelling by 7 wickets.
Speaking on the finish of the match, captain Virat Kohli hailed the performance of his bowlers and lauded them for being relentless and disciplined proper all through the match. The pitch had help for the spinners and Ravindra Jadeja was the star of the present as he conceded simply 18 runs in his quota of four overs and picked up a couple of wickets as nicely.
“I think we backed it up with another good performance. The bowlers stood up and took control. It was a very good feature for us as team. That helped us to restrict New Zealand to such a low total,” Kohli stated after the match.
He additionally spoke concerning the floor and the way it gripped which helped his spinners and lauded the work of Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravindra Jadeja.
“We understood the angles of the field better, how the pitch was playing and I had to think on my feet as a captain. The ball gripped for the spinners and I think Jadeja was outstanding. Chahal was a banker. Bumrah was amazing as well, and Shami and Shardul and Shivam making very good contributions with the ball but I think we backed it up in the field more importantly,” the skipper additional added.
KL Rahul was named man of the match for his 50 which guided the chase completely. “Different circumstances, the target was different and the pitch was different. I had a different responsibility. We lost Rohit and Kohli early, so I had to stay in there. The understanding of my game and reading my game has helped me. I always need to keep the team ahead. That’s been my mantra over the last few games,” Rahul stated on the submit-match presentation.