India attempted to open a new pair when they faced New Zealand in the second T20I at Mount Manganui. despite India He went on to win the match by 65 runs, and the new opening pair in Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan left much to be desired. While Kishan looked fine during his 36 off 31 balls, Pant put in an unsuccessful display, scoring 6 off 13 balls. During his stay, he looked unfit before slamming him straight into the air as he was expertly caught by Tim Southee off Lukey Ferguson.
Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Ashish Nehra has spoken his mind when it comes to a pant offer.
“Hey, Rishabh Pant wasn’t in good shape. He hit one boundary at first but didn’t find his timing later on. Especially in these circumstances you can’t hit the ball hard and you have to look at the timing of the ball well. And in a couple of times even Ishan Kishan He was beaten but he stayed there and now he looks good, but we’ve seen him do better than this,” Nohra told Primevideo, the official T20I streaming partner.
“The thing is, IPL and international cricket are two different ball games, there is different pressure, different mentality, and I want to see how supportive the team management is of this opening pair. The kind of circumstances today, there were a few bowlers. I want to see what they do with their opening options,” Nehra added. The main thing is not to confuse them.
Pant has opened for India on three occasions and here it must be noted that his T20 stats are not impressive when it comes to ODI or Test match numbers. Not once was the Delhi Capitals captain selected in the recently completed T20 Globalism trophy and continued to warm up the bench as Dinesh Karthik was selected ahead of him.
Suryakumar Yadav showed his unparalleled superiority in the shortest form with a stunning hundreds as India edged New Zealand by 65 runs in the second T20 here on Sunday. Surya hit a sensational 111 not out from 51 balls in his second T20 century and shot India to 191 for six.
Promoted to No. 3, the 32-year-old played with his bowlers to lift India to the challenge total after New Zealand put the visitors in to bat.
He smashed boundaries and jackets at will, and his last 64 was off just 18 balls. His entertaining innings were 11 fours and seven sixes and his shooting rate was an incredible 217.64.
The New Zealand bowlers looked clueless as Syria maintained some extraordinary runs.
The hosts kept losing wickets in the run-chase and never looked into the chase. In the end, New Zealand were all out for 126 in 18.5 overs.
With the first match over, India now lead the three-match series 1-0 with the final match to be played on Tuesday.