Friday, December 8, 2023

Racine-Mitchell’s pair of New Zealand turned in a half-century

In their fifth match against India in the World Cup, New Zealand lost the toss and lost two wickets for just 19 runs to the Indian bowlers. Kiwis scored only 34 runs in the first power play today.

Losing two wickets for 19 runs, the Kiwis then turned around with a pair of half-centuries from Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell. New Zealand took the team’s century in 20 over 5 balls based on this pair.

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. Kiwis are fighting against India based on this pair.

(22 October/NBW)


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