Even if Pakistan could, India could not. Pakistan had always failed against India in the World Cup. But this time Babar Ajmara has written the history himself. Meanwhile, India, who did not win the World Cup against New Zealand, wanted to break old history. But on the day of the failure of the bat and ball, the shameful loss of 6 wickets was the loss of his partner Virat Kohli.
Meanwhile, India’s World Cup dream has virtually fallen into a complicated equation with the rate against New Zealand. Even if Team India wins the remaining three matches of the group stage, they will have to look at other teams. On the other hand, after losing to Pakistan, the Black Caps survived the World Cup by beating India.
After Pakistan, who are in a strong position in Group Two, Afghanistan and New Zealand will face off in the semi-finals.
New Zealand have been playing aggressive cricket from the start as they chased down India’s easy target of 111 in the first innings. The Kiwis also had plenty of rhythm at the bat of Martin Guptill and Darrell Mitchell. However, Guptill was caught by Shardul Tagore in the fourth over. He was dismissed for 20 off 18 balls with the help of 3 boundaries.
Darrell Mitchell was bowled out for 49 when he needed just 15 runs to win. However, losing two wickets did not have any effect on the victory. Williamsons got a big victory by 6 wickets.
Meanwhile, Ish Sodi became the best batsman of the match by getting two valuable wickets with 16 runs in 4 overs.
Earlier in the first innings, India lost the toss and elected to bat in a survival match against the Kiwis. The batsmen of Team India failed to bat in important matches. Virat Kohli could not overcome the initial push till the end.
There was some change in the opening pair as the opening pair failed against Pakistan in their first match in the World Cup. In the beginning, young Ishan Kishan was given the opportunity to replace the traditional opener Rohit Sharma. However, he disappointed on the world stage.
Ishan returned to the dressing room with a catch to Darrell Mitchell off Trent Bolt. He made 4 runs from 8 balls before being dismissed. But after Ishan’s departure, Bolt could have got another wicket. Rohit, who went down to bat, survived for a short while at the cost of Adam Milan’s mistake.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul has fallen into the trap of catching a storm. Rahul returned with a catch to Darrell Mitchell off Tim Southee. Made 16 runs from 16 balls. The most interesting thing is that Darrell Mitchell has caught both of India’s first two catches.
Ish Sodhi returned Rohit Sharma in the 7th over. With the help of 1 four and 1 six, he hit 14 off 14 balls and was caught by Guptill. After the match against Pakistan, the opener also failed in today’s match. India could not cross the 50-run mark in 10 overs due to the tight bowling of the New Zealand bowlers. Virat Kohli failed to score a great half-century against Pakistan in the previous match.
He became the second victim of Ish Sodhi. Bolt was caught by the Indian captain with 9 runs off 18 balls. The most surprising thing is that he could not hit any boundary in the whole innings. Rishabh Pant followed the same path after Kohli. He was bowled out by Adam Milan. Before returning to the dressing room, he made 12 runs off 19 balls. After Rishav, Hardik Pandya and Shardul Thakur also failed to take the helm of the team.