It was the seventh consecutive victory for Men in Blue, as Virat Kohli lofted one over the covers in the final over to take team India one-up in the three-match series.
Rohit Sharma was back with his familiar partner, Shikhar Dhawan to open the innings for India, as the target was a tricky one due to DLS method, the hosts needed 48 runs off six overs.
Rohit started the innings with a four in the first over and dispatched the first ball of the second over the fine-leg region for a six but his cameo was cut-short due to a peach of a delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile.
It was then down the dynamic duo of Delhi to take India home, Virat Kohli along with Shikhar Dhawan steered the team over the line, and put India ahead in the T20 series.
After the win, Indian skipper was full of praise for his bowlers and emphasized their role in the recent triumphs Indian team has had.
“”After winning the toss and bowling first that sort of effort was required and the our bowlers did well. The game can get tricky with a small chase like that. Bhuvi getting us the early breakthrough, Bumrah in the end overs and spinners in the middle overs. It’s been a combined effort from the players. Giving youngsters bowlers, giving the bowlers confidence.” said Virat.
Virat was also happy with his wrist spinners, who are making life difficult for the opponents. He said that wrist-spinners can go for plenty in one game but they can win you five matches if you keep on supporting them.
“Wristspinners can turn the game on their head. We are very happy with the bowlers right now. You need to execute your yorkers and you have to have a strong head to take their chances against the batsmen.” he added.
Speaking on Shikhar’s comebacks, the Indian skipper was happy with the runs the left-hander got in this short innings, he said it is important for him to get used to be at the park and contribute in team’s win.
“You need to have skill and strong head in T20I cricket. He was playing really well in Sri Lanka. He is an impact player and we need him to do well,” Virat concluded.