India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: It was the most bizarre thing one can expect on a cricket field. Kiwi opener Colin Munro started walking when Khaleel Ahmed was into his run-up because he realised the bails had come off and felt that he was hit-wicket. That was not the case and as he turned back and started walking towards the pavilion he realised that it was the wind that was the cause of the bails coming off. Munro stayed back and hit a 20-ball 34 to give hosts the perfect start.
Here is the video of the episode that happened in the fourth over.
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.