New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult said Ravindra Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's partnership had his team concerned during the semifinal clash here as the two absorbed the pressure nicely to keep India in the hunt.
"The Satta bazaar yo-yoed in initial three overs of Indian innings when a much confident Team India's top three batsman - R. Sharma, K.L. Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli - lost their wickets and went back to the pavilion with the team having just scored 5 runs at the time".
Faced with a seemingly unattainable target, the Indians sensed urgency, and Dhoni and partner Bhuvneshwar Kumar pushed for a second run on the fourth ball of the penultimate over. Eventually, it became a too tough a task to complete as India fell short by 18 runs. And after this loss for the men in blue, Twitter has its hope attached to the one and only, MS Dhoni.
"But credit to the New Zealand bowlers, the way they bowled with the new ball, moving it around, it was an outstanding skill level on display and they made life very hard for our batsmen". "I particularly enjoyed the innings played by Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor on the first day when they assessed conditions brilliantly and refused to buckle under the pressure that inevitably comes when the scoring rate was actually getting slower as the innings progressed". His decision to bat first was a fearless one but it was obviously based on plenty of research and not just a gut feel.Читайте также: Check Out Bentley's NEWEST Car! EXP 100 GT
"You finish number one in the table and then a spell of bad cricket and then you are out of the tournament completely". India is close to my heart and a large part of me will share the pain of the players and the millions of supporters.
"But whatever happens it's going to be a great occasion, and the Black Caps can go into that game with a lot of confidence behind them".
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