IND vs NZ 1st T20: India’s Vijay Rath campaign came to a halt in the ongoing limited overs series against New Zealand. In the first T20I played in Ranchi, the Kiwi team defeated Team India by 21 runs. After losing the match, the team captain Hardik Pandya gave a surprising statement. He said that only one player was fighting against New Zealand in this match.
India won the toss and decided to bowl first. The visiting team posted 176 runs on the scoreboard. Team India’s fast bowlers proved to be very expensive. Young pacer Arshdeep Singh didn’t have a great day as he went for 27 runs in the last over. But in the meantime, all-rounder Washington Sundar won the hearts of the fans with his performance.
‘Sundar was fighting alone against New Zealand’
After losing the first T20 match against New Zealand, Team India captain Hardik Pandya praised Washington Sundar. He even went so far as to say that he was fighting the Kiwi team alone in this match.
Team India may have lost in Ranchi but young all-rounder Sundar performed amazingly. Dazzling with the first bowling, he took two wickets for just 22 runs in his 4-over spell. During this, he also took a surprising catch. Washington Sundar did not stop here, he also looted the party with the bat. The young player who came out to bat at number-6 played a blistering inning of 50 runs off 28 balls. During this he hit 5 fours and 3 sixes.
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Arshdeep scored 27 runs in one over
After Team India’s defeat, fans trolled Arshdeep Singh fiercely on social media. The performance of the young bowler in the first T20 match against New Zealand was not very good. In the last over, he looted 27 runs and shifted the entire momentum to the Kiwi team. In this over of Arshdeep, New Zealand batsman Darrell Mitchell also hit three consecutive sixes.