The 2nd ODI between India & New Zealand was washed out due to rain. India had scored 89-1 in 12.5 overs where Shubman Gill was looking ominous and was well set as he scored 45 runs in 42 balls in which he whacked 4 fours and 1 six; whereas Suryakumar Yadav was at his best as he smashed 34 runs in 25 balls where he struck 2 fours and 3 sixes.
Both the teams shared 5 points as this ODI Series is a part of the World Super League. New Zealand is in the 3rd position with 125 points from 17 Matches whereas India is at the top of the table with 134 points from 20 matches.
Shubman Gill on Match
Shubman Gill was having an interaction with the media and was asked about the match. “This is a decision (playing in indoor stadiums) to be taken by the boards. As a player and as fans, it is irritating to go in and out and see so many matches being affected by rain. But I dont know how I can take a stand for it as it is a big decision,” said Shubman Gill.
“Obviously closed (retractable) roof (stadiums) would be good. It was very frustrating. You don’t know how many overs so you can’t plan your innings,” he added.
Steep Road Ahead for India
The Men in Blue would be well aware of the fact that beating New Zealand won’t be easy in the 3rd ODI. The Black Caps have the knack of playing the waiting game which is priceless in modern cricket. The management has a tough call to make between Sanju Samson and Deepak Hooda; Hooda can be the 6th bowling option but he hasn’t had success with the bat in hand whereas Sanju Samson has got all the credentials to be in the playing 11.
New Zealand on the other hand, would be hoping that their openers Devon Conway & Finn Allen get a big score under their belt as every-time Kane Williamson & Tom Latham won’t bail out the team. It would be interesting to see how the 3rd ODI pans out as India would be roaring to end the tour on high.