HAMILTON: India did win a T20 series against New Zealand at the opponent’s ground for the first time but besides, it also set a new record. Along with the thrilling match that we witnessed on 29th January, India created a new super over record with its brilliant knock.
Scoring 20 for no loss in the super over, Rohit Sharma led his team to a new record as this is the maximum any chasing team has scored in the T20I history. The record was previously held by West Indies who knocked 19 runs for zero wickets against the Kiwis only back in 2012.
Super overs are proving to be deadly for the Kane Williamson led team as previously they lost the ICC World Cup 2019 to England after a super over only.
While the whole world is all praises for Sharma for smashing those two brilliant sixes that led India to seal the deal, one cannot fail to applaud Williamson’s effort who scored massive 95 runs in just 48 balls to keep his team in the running.
Praising the opponent’s captain, Kohli empathized with him and said, “Kane [Williamson] batting on 95, he played a brilliant innings and I was just telling our coach they probably deserved to finish the game off the way he batted and led from the front. [I] feel bad for him, these kind of knocks when they don’t go through, I know what that feeling is.”
Kane, on the other side, was hopeful of better team performance in the future and said, “It’s always very tough to get to sleep after such late games, adrenaline’s sort of going regardless of the result. But you move on to another game. Yes, it was close, and an emotional roller coaster perhaps, certainly as we got so close to the end, but we have to keep moving our focus forward and that’s to Wellington. We know the quality of the Indian side but for us, it’s just to keep improving as a group and we did that today and we need to keep demanding that of ourselves moving forward as well.”
The 4th T20I between these teams is held on 31st January at the Sky Stadium in Wellington.