India has taken a 2-0 lead in the 5-match T20I series against New Zealand thanks to their wonderful performances in the first two matches. They first outplayed the hosts in the batting department and then the bowlers came to the party in the second match.
Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliant spell and KL Rahul’s consistency at the top made sure that India takes a big lead in the series. They are just one win away from sealing the deal and winning their first-ever T20I series in New Zealand. The Kiwis have been off-color in this series so far with the absence of Trent Boult hurting them the most.
About the Match
In the 2nd T20 international between India and New Zealand, Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first. The fans expected another 200+ score from the Kiwis but this time the Indian bowlers came with a better game plan.
They kept New Zealand on the back foot and gave away only 132 runs in their 20 overs. Ross Taylor was the main villain for New Zealand this time around as he scored just 18 runs off 24 balls despite coming out to bat in the second half of the innings.
His slow batting proved to be the momentum killer for the home side. But, very few fans may know that skipper Virat Kohli played a huge role in Taylor’s innings.
Virat Kohli drops the catch, still wins the match
Often they say that catches win matches in the game of cricket but Kohli defied the odds by dropping Taylor in the field. It seemed like Taylor’s mistimed shot off Jasprit Bumrah would carry straight to Virat Kohli in the deep.
But Virat Kohli, who is one of the best fielders of all time, dropped that catch when Taylor was not set. He later wasted more balls in the middle but that catch was pretty easy.