IND vs NZ 2nd ODI: In a second match of the three-match ODI series, the Indian team, which was in a great rhythm, defeated by New Zealand by 22 runs on Saturday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead, after which Indian captain Virat Kohli said that this year’s ODI matches are not much importance. The captain of the Indian team, who registered a spectacular win in the T20 series, pointed to the T20 International World Cup and Test Championship to be played this year, saying, “From the fans’ point of view, the last two matches were fantastic.
I am impressed with the way we ended this match. While bowling we let the good situation go. I think Navdeep Saini and Ravindra Jadeja showed great spirit. As I have said earlier, this year ODI is not as important as T20 International and Test matches. The T20 World Cup will be held in Australia in October this year and the Indian team is not playing much ODI this year. After the New Zealand series, the team has to participate in a three-match ODI series with South Africa, which will be their last ODI series of 2020.
The Indian captain Virat Kohli said that despite the loss in this IND vs NZ 2nd ODI match, there were many positive things for the team and the team will make some changes for the third match. “It was a match where we had opportunities and we could redeem it,” he said. We did not know that Saini could play so well with the bat. We wanted them to face the circumstances in their own way. Now we have nothing to lose.
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Playing the first match for New Zealand, Kyle Jamieson was the ‘man of the match’. After scoring at number 10, he scored an unbeaten 25 and took two wickets in the bowling. He said, “It exceeded expectations. Our effort was to play the full 50 overs and stay frozen with Ross Taylor. He said, “It was a great relief for me to take the first wicket and not give more runs. There is a lot of pressure in international cricket but it was fantastic.
New Zealand captain and wicketkeeper Tom Latham termed it as a resounding win, saying, “In the last match, the batsmen won us and today the bowlers did it. I think that was the right goal. We were successful in taking wickets in the beginning and the bowlers took wickets at frequent intervals. We played some close matches against India, winning in this match is fantastic.
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