The decider match turned out to be one of the most exciting matches of the year 2017. Indian Team dominated New Zealand team with brilliant bowling. Chahal, Bumrah has done it for Indian Cricket Team as hosts reduced chasing the target of 68 runs. Indian team won the match by 6 runs by controlling the chase and took the series win 2-1.
MS Dhoni, the man who doesn’t leave any chance made a crucial run out during Bumrah’s death over which turned it for the Indian team. With 8 overs each at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram, New Zealand chose to bowl and restricted Indian batsman with 67 runs by taking out 5 wickets.
Spinner Santner pulled off the most epic catch of the match showing off his super reflexes. New Zealand scored 61-6 and failed to chase the target and lost the series. Indian bowlers performed the best on the decider and crucial match and all the efforts were appreciated by Twitterati.
On Mic: (With Commentator Sanjay)
Jana Bankable Player – Yuzvendra Chahal: The wicket was suiting the bowlers, it was slow and it was spinning. I wanted to bowl wider and on a back of a length. I have bowled in such situations so many matches, especially in IPL, so I knew how to bowl in such conditions. I just bowled a good line and length, the captain was backing me well.
Williamson – captain, New Zealand: “It’s quite hard to know a good first inn score. Credit to the groundstaff and what an amazing staff. Glad to get some cricket. Tricky surface and runs on board on that surface was handy. It came down to the couple of deliveries. Shame to not get across the line in this decider. As soon as you ran your fingers on the ball, it made life difficult. ]In this part of the world, wickets can be flat. We showed good fight. You have to be on top of their game to win here, they are one of the best teams in the world. I think there have been number of strides forward for us. Fairly new group and it’s not easy, guys coming here for the first or second time. It’s a tough place to play.”
Man of the match and Man of the series: Jasprit Bumrah (9 runs in 2 overs, 8 dot balls)
Check Twitter Reactions:
— ICC (@ICC) November 7, 2017
the venue name is longer than runs scored by Guptill on this tour #INDvNZ
— Nikhil Mane 🏏🇦🇺 (@nikhiltait) November 7, 2017
— 18🏏 (@Crichipster) November 7, 2017
— ChepaukSuperGillies (@supergillies) November 7, 2017
I like such opponents, who give tough fight but lose in the end. #IndvNZ
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) November 7, 2017
Hey @UNESCO please declare Team India as the best team in the world.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) November 7, 2017
Kiwis can't hit the ball
Indians can't hit the stumps #IndvNZ
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) November 7, 2017
* 8 overs match *
Batsman: Any special tip for this type of match.
Coach: Play like Afridi.
Batsman * gets out in first ball*#INDvNZ
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) November 7, 2017
The way Dhoni fielded to save that four at the third ball of the sixth over!!🙈🙈💜💜#INDvNZ
— Shriya❤️Ranbir (@xshriyax) November 7, 2017
— Srinath chari (@Srinath63903409) November 7, 2017
A cricketer with brains is an asset to any team. Being a Jr National Chess Champion, outwitting the opponent comes natural to Chahal #IndvNZ
— iMallu (@NaanumEngineer) November 7, 2017