Former Pakistan cricketer Raja said, “Gill was unbeaten on 40 in India’s successful chase of 109 against New Zealand in Raipur, while Rohit top-scored with 51.” Batting was easy for India as they have a great batsman in Rohit Sharma. He is a wonderful player of hook-and-pull shots, so chasing 108 came easy.
On Saturday, India’s bowlers, led by Mohammed Shami, bowled brilliantly to bowl out New Zealand for 108 to lay the groundwork for another series win for the hosts. Shami (3/18) and Mohammed Siraj decimated New Zealand’s top and middle order with seam movement to reduce them to 15/5. Although Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner played some fine innings, they were unable to pull their team out of trouble and Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar and Kuldeep Yadav kept the pressure on.
Raja said, ‘India beat New Zealand at their own game. It was a brilliant bowling performance from him. His length bowling, seam position was very good. The Indian bowlers didn’t have a lot of pace, but their ability to bowl at one spot set them apart. Rameez also pointed out how India dominated at home and said that if Pakistan wanted to be a better cricket team, they needed to learn from their neighbors how to be a force to be reckoned with at home.
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