T20 WC: India shatters on the field, Kohli returns with 9 runs

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India are once again struggling to make it with their batting order, losing a crucial wicket of skipper Kohli, the fourth wicket, in 10.1 overs.

Dubai: India are once again struggling to make it with their batting order, losing a crucial fourth wicket, a crucial wicket from skipper Kohli, in 10.1 overs.

After Boult caught Kohli’s ball too high and short length, Virat Kohli returned to the dressing room disappointed.

Like last Sunday, the Indian team has been shattering against its arch-rivals Pakistan. The team was hopeful of a comeback, but clearly, New Zealand are very good at present for India.

Rohit Sharma had to return to the dressing room much earlier than the Indian side expected and wanted. Rohit goes for a pull back but gets it wrong towards long-on when he wants to hit square. Long-on goes ahead and dives to send Rohit back to 40/3.

India lost their second wicket this time to South, which was once again caught by Daryl Mitchell.

Rahul was able to score three fours and a total of 18 runs for the team, which was much less than expected from the opener.

India lost their first wicket once again very early, not really a good start. Ishan Kishan could hit only one boundary after playing 8 balls. He played a lovely flick shot but hit it too well for his liking. Hit him with power and a deep backward square foot swallows him. The shot was on, but he didn’t hit it properly. New Zealand found the man who was eager to take on the bowlers in the powerplay.

The pair of KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan opened for India in this crucial encounter against New Zealand as it decides the fate of the teams for the semi-finals.

First published:October 31, 2021, 8:27 pm

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