Rohit Sharma, the newly appointed captain of the Indian T20 team, is happy with the victory over New Zealand. He said, ‘It has not been as easy as we thought. It taught the players what to do and power hitting doesn’t work all the time. He said, ‘As a captain, I am happy that we have won. Some players were missed but other players got a chance to show their potential. Appreciate the bowlers who stopped New Zealand from going for 180 which once seemed possible.
New Zealand captain Tim Southee said that his batsmen could not score enough runs. He said, ‘Mark Chapman batted well but we could not score enough runs. The bowlers came back despite not having the expected start and took the match till the last over which is a positive thing. Our fielding performances in the last few matches have not been replicated today.
Suryakumar Yadav (62) scored a brilliant innings as India beat New Zealand by 5 wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Batting first, Kiwi team scored 164 runs in 20 overs for the loss of six wickets. In reply, chasing the runs, the Indian team completed the target in 19.4 overs for the loss of five wickets.
Suryakumar and Rohit were the architects of India’s victory, who scored 62 and 48 runs respectively. Suryakumar hit six fours and three sixes in his 40-ball knock, while Rohit faced 36 balls and hit five fours and two sixes. KL Rahul was dismissed for 15 while Shreyas Iyer, who returned to the team after being out of the T20 World Cup, did not look comfortable and lost his wicket after scoring five runs.