New Zealand, who are undefeated in four consecutive matches in the current World Cup, lost the toss against India in their fifth match and lost their rhythm when they came down to bat. They lost 2 wickets in just 19 runs. Then there is a fear that the team will reach a hundred runs? That’s when the Kiwis turned around in a fairy tale 159 pair of two batters.
The two Kiwi openers suffered from a run drought when they came into bat against India. The two openers could not face the Indian bowlers. New Zealand lost 2 wickets for just 19 runs by Indian bowlers. After that, Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell took the lead of the team. Rachin Ravindra returned for 75 runs but Daryl Mitchell brought up a personal century. In the end, New Zealand scored 273 runs after losing all the wickets in the allotted 50 overs. India need 274 runs to win.
Openers Devon Conway and Will Young, who opened for New Zealand today, could not take their opening pair far. The pair was broken by Devon Conway’s dismissal for 9 runs.
Coming down to the opening, these two openers could not face the Indian bowlers today. Kiwis managed to score only 3 runs in 3 overs.
Meanwhile, Devon Conway, who scored zero runs off 9 balls, was caught by Shreyas Iyer at square leg off Mohammad Siraj. Shreyas Iyer at square leg made no mistake in palming the catch. As a result, Conway returned to the pavilion for zero runs.
Will Young and Rachin Ravindra led the team after losing the first wicket for 9 runs. But even this pair could not go far. The pair was broken by the departure of Will Young for the team’s 19 runs.
Will Young, who scored 17 runs off 27 balls, was bowled by Mohammad Shamir and went back to Sajghar. New Zealand lost 2 wickets for 19 runs on his departure. And in the first power play they picked up 34 runs.
New Zealand fell into a batting disaster losing 2 wickets for 19 runs, then Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell came to rescue the team. Both the batsmen brought up individual half-centuries on days of team woes. Today Rachin Ravindra brought up a personal fifty off 56 balls. Which includes 5 fours and a six. And Daryl Mitchell brought up a personal fifty off 60 balls.
Mohammad Shami struck just when New Zealand were on their way to a big collection based on the pair. He broke the pair scoring 159 runs with his whirlwind magic.
Rachin Rabindra, who scored 75 runs off 87 balls, was caught by Shubman Gill and went back to home. On his departure, the Kiwis lost 3 wickets for 178 runs.
However, despite Rachin Ravindra returning, Daryl Mitchell took a personal century. He scored 100 runs off 100 balls. Which includes 7 fours and 4 sixes.
After Rachin Ravindra’s departure, Darryl Mitchell single-handedly held one end. On the other side, there was a procession.
Captain Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry were among the comers. Captain Tom Latham scored 5 runs off 7 balls and went back to the crease after being lbw by Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep Yadav’s second victim was Glenn Phillips, who scored 23 off 26 balls.
Mark Chapman, who scored 6 runs from 8 balls, returned to Jasprit Bumrah. And Mitchell Santner and Matt Henry were returned by Mohammed Shami with two balls in a row.
In the end, New Zealand scored 2743 runs after losing all the wickets in the allotted 50 overs. Darryl Mitchell fell for 130 to Mohammed Shami with three balls to spare.
For India, Mohammad Shami took 5 wickets, Kuldeep Zadak 2 wickets, Jasprit Bumrah 1 wicket, Mohammad Siraj 1 wicket.