India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI Match was marred by rain. New Zealand leads the series by 1-0 and with only 1 ODI left they have a golden chance to end the white-ball leg on a high after losing the T20I series. Shubman Gill continued his purple patch as this time the batter played an unbeaten aggressive knock of 45 runs off 42 balls where he struck 4 fours and 1 six.
India would be dejected as they had a chance to level the series as their score was 89-1 in 12.5 overs in a 29 overs contest (due to rain the overs were reduced). Suryakumar Yadav was in blazing form as he scored 34 runs in 25 balls where he smashed 2 fours and 3 sixes.
Shubman Gill on ODI
Shubman Gill was having an interaction with the media and was asked about high-scoring matches in ODI Cricket.
“The totals like 400 to 450 will happen in one or two games a year. More or less, it will be targets around 300 plus range, which are more probable ones. It also depends on the conditions that you are batting — first batting or chase. But 400 plus scores in every match isn’t an achievable target,” said Shubman Gill.
“I am not looking that far ahead and my aim is to make the most of the opportunities that I am getting. That’s what I am trying to do and make most of the opportunities that I get, trying to score big runs for the team,” he added.
Stern Test for New Zealand
The Black Caps will have to be at their best as India would be ready for all sorts of challenges. The Men in Blue may promote Suryakumar Yadav up the order just the same way they did in the 2nd ODI as Suryakumar is someone who has the knack of being the game-changer for the team.
The Kiwis need to work on their opening as both times they were not able to pick wickets in the early stages of the match. The skipper Kane Williamson may bring back Neesham for the 3rd ODI as he can provide variety to the attack.