New Zealand Cricket Team had won the toss and elected to bowl first at Mount Maunganui. The management once again ignored the likes of Sanju Samson and Umran Malik which was quite surprising. New Zealand was without Trent Boult and in his place, Adam Milne got a chance/
India had a decent power-play where they scored 42 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. There was a slight interruption in the match due to the rain but no overs were lost. Suryakumar Yadav has been promoted up the order at No,3 positions ahead of the dashing batter Shreyas Iyer.
Shreyas Iyer Gets Hit Wicket Out
Ishan Kishan was dismissed in the 10th over by Ish Sodhi as the left-handed batter scored 36 runs in 31 balls. Shreyas Iyer got his eye in and was looking dangerous. At the end of 12 overs, the score was 97-2 and the team was looking all set to get a score of around 170 odd runs. Lockie Ferguson was going to bowl the 13th over and on the 4th ball, Shreyas Iyer went a bit backward by playing the ball toward the leg side, and in doing that he hit his stumps. The right-handed batter scored 13 runs in 9 balls where he struck 1 four and 1 six.
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Watch: Shreyas Iyer Hit Wicket
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Crucial Phase for India
The Men in Blue would be well aware of the dimensions of the ground as any total won’t be safe. All eyes would be on the skipper Hardik Pandya as how he performs under captaincy pressure. The flamboyant all-rounder would be keen to continue his rhythm and make a statement that he is not done yet.
New Zealand would be banking on Tim Southee to guide the bowlers in the death overs as India would unleash attack and show no mercy. Suryakumar Yadav has looked ominous and would sense that he has a golden opportunity to make a case for himself at the No.3 position. It would be interesting to see how the innings unfold as India has got a powerful bowling lineup.