February 2, 2020

by — Posted in India, New Zealand


India won the last T20i to become the first test nation in world to make 5-0 in T20i’s.

India won the toss and elected to bowl first,Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli as captain and New Zealand with the same team from 4th match.

Sanju Samson failed yet again to make his mark in international as he gone cheaply. Rohit Sharma came at no.3,both Rohit and Rahul looked in control as they played comfortably and scoring 51 runs in power play despite loosing Sanju Samson.

India looked in control but Kl Rahul fell five short of his half century and Shreyas Iyer could not get going as he struggled to rotate the strike at start of his innings then Rohit Sharma brought up his half century,at sudden he felt calf strain but after treatment he hit the next ball for huge six but left the field after two balls as he could not get going.

Then Shivam Dube struggled similar like Iyer and then he was gone and India in spot of bother as they could not be able to set the average score but few hits from Manish Pandey at the end helped India to set at target of 163.

New Zealand Made a horrible start to their innings as Guptill was gone in Bumrah’s first over and they lost three wickets in total before the power play but Tim Seifeirt and Ross Taylor charged on the Indian bowlers as they both took Shivam Dube for 34 runs in the 10th over.

And at sudden after that over momentum shifted towards New Zealand,and Seifeirt reached his second fifty in series but fell after fifty and Dary Mitchell too fell soon.Then Ross Taylor as well could not be able convert his fifty into match winning knock as he edged Saini’s wide delivery to keeper.

And with tail enders left to bat Bumrah and Shardhul Thakhur sealed the match for India to make it 5-0. And the man of the series Kl Rahul and next stop at ODI’s.

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