New Zealand and India are currently playing in an ICC T20 World Cup 2021 match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It is a virtual quarter-final match because many fans believe that the winner of this game will join the Pakistan cricket team in the semifinals. Kiwi captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to field first.
Like the match against the Pakistan cricket team, the Indian cricket team’s batting unit failed to perform well against the New Zealand cricket team as well. The likes of Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Adam Milne gave a tough time to the Indian batters in the middle.
Ravindra Jadeja was the top-scorer for the Indian cricket team in the first innings against the New Zealand cricket team
Ravindra Jadeja was the only Indian batter who scored more than 25 runs for the Indian cricket team in their first innings versus the New Zealand cricket team. The Men in Blue changed their top-order for this game against the Blackcaps. They decided to use the duo of KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan as their openers.
Kishan and Rahul got out in the powerplay. Rohit Sharma, who surprisingly came out at number three, almost got out for a golden duck. However, Adam Milne dropped his catch. Sharma scored 14 runs before losing his wicket to Ish Sodhi. Virat Kohli then played a disappointing knock of 9 (17). Ish Sodhi dismissed him as well.
Rishabh Pant aggregated 12 runs, while Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja passed the 20-run mark. Shardul Thakur soon got out for a duck. Eventually, India set a 111-run target for the New Zealand cricket team.
Cricket fans on Twitter disappointed after Team India’s batting performance
Team India’s batting in the first innings disappointed all fans. Here are the top Twitter reactions from the first innings:
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– Hardik Pandya disappointing India fans#INDvsNZ
— Dr. Parik Patel, BA, CFA, ACCA Esq. 💸 (@ParikPatelCFA) October 31, 2021Advertisement
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— LoHa MaN (@Ashique64210300) October 31, 2021
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— Jaynil (@jaynildave) October 31, 2021
— Being Arooj (@Being_Arooj) October 31, 2021
— Pranjal 1.0 (@RealPranjal93) October 31, 2021
— 𝐓𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐢🎃ˢᵒᵒʳʸᵃᵛᵃⁿˢʰⁱ (@ArmyOfAKSHAY1) October 31, 2021
Missing This Era And These Players Right Now So Much 💔 pic.twitter.com/MBi1Dx2Xv9
— 𝘝𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘶🍷 (@PursuitOfSmile) October 31, 2021
— jyots (@jyotat0) October 31, 2021
— Tahreem Fatima (@Tahrememe) October 31, 2021
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— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 31, 2021