1st T20I India vs New Zealand: The incident took place off the first ball of the 17th over when MS Dhoni pulled the ball and it went to Lockie Fergusson, who was stationed at deep square leg. The ball turned wickedly on him after falling, Mitchell Santner who was covering him had to put in a last-minute dive and asked the umpire to go upstairs as he was not sure it was a boundary or not. Replays showed that he was hitting the ropes when he had the ball in his hand.
Here is the video of the episode:
Meanwhile, the Men in Blue were hammered by the Kiwis by 80 runs in the Wellington T20I. It was also India’s biggest loss in terms of runs in a T20I. Dhoni came in late when the asking rate was more than 12 per over, he looked in the mood to go after the bowling, but it was too little too late as he hit a 31-ball 39. Dhoni also went past 1500 runs in T20 internationals in the process.
“It was a tough game. We were outplayed in all three departments. We didn’t start well and we knew that 200 wasn’t going to be an easy chase,” Rohit said after the match.
“We have chased such (big) targets in the past and that is why we played with eight batsmen. But we didn’t have (even) small partnerships and that made it tougher. New Zealand though played well, they had partnerships. We need to go to Auckland, have a look at the conditions and take it from there,” he added.
“Fantastic performance all around, everyone rose and it was one of those complete performances that you search for. The top-order were superb and we built partnerships that helped us,” Williamson said.