It was an exhilarating finish to an enthralling match as India held their nerve and Rohit Sharma confirmed why he is among the foremost six-hitter on this planet as India gained the match within the ultimate ball of the super over to bag a historic collection win in New Zealand. Winning the toss, Kane Williamson bowled first, however Rohit and Rahul have been off to a flier. New Zealand then hit again with fast wickets within the center overs to examine India’s cost. However, lusty hitting by Manish Pandey and Ravindra Jadeja took India to 179/5 of their 20 overs.
Kane Williamson then led New Zealand’s chase because the Kiwis appeared to have the match beneath management. It got here right down to 9 runs within the ultimate over and Mohammed Shami bowled a sensational over as New Zealand might solely tie the scores.
Chasing down 18 runs within the super over, India have been didn’t get off the blocks as anticipated. It all boiled right down to 2 sixes within the ultimate two balls and Rohit cleared the boundary ropes with two luxurious hits to bag the collection for India.
Speaking on the finish of the match, Rohit mentioned that he needed to maintain a transparent head and again his abilities to get the job carried out for the facet.
“Never done that before (batting in Super Over). I didn’t know what to expect, whether to go from the first ball or wait for a while. I just wanted to stay still and then try my best (on the last two sixes). Good performance with the bat, disappointed at having thrown my wicket away though. I hadn’t got runs in the first two games, wanted to do well today. We knew we would win the series today if we win the match – in important games, the main players need to step up,” mentioned Rohit, who was adjudged man of the match
Kane Williamson, who performed an excellent innings, rued the truth that small moments within the match didn’t go their method.
“Super overs haven’t been too successfull for us. India showed their experience in the crunch situation. We bowled well after they got off to a superb start. Very disappointing. It was nice to spend some time in the middle. It was disappointing not to cross the finishing lines. It is a game of small margins. It was a much better performance from us,” Williamson mentioned.