The Indian captain said, ‘I am happy with my batting. My thinking is very clear. I am happy with the way I am playing. I know a big score is going to be made soon. Later this year, the Indian team has to play in the 50-over World Cup on home soil. Rohit said that the team wants to do all kinds of things (experiments) before going into this important competition. India’s pace attack decimated New Zealand’s frail batting line-up in the second ODI here on Saturday, helping the hosts take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series with an eight-wicket win.
The pace attack, led by Mohammed Shami, performed brilliantly on a difficult pitch as India bundled out New Zealand for 108 to seal an eight-wicket win. New Zealand had lost five wickets for 15 runs in the 11th over, in which the role of Shami (3/18) and Mohammad Siraj (1/10) were important. Hardik Pandya (2 for 16) also impressed.
Rohit said, ‘I felt that in the last five matches the bowlers really took responsibility. He did whatever we told him. This is especially difficult to do in India. You expect such performances abroad but such performances in India require real skill.
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