India won the second Twenty20 match against New Zealand by six wickets and leveled the series. At Lucknow’s Atal Bihari Stadium, India had to wait till the last over to seal the victory despite reducing their opponents to a low score.
On a pitch that does not support batting at all, instead of pacers, spinners take the pitch. Captain Hardik Pandya came forward with strong criticism that the pitch was a disaster even though they won. India bowled out New Zealand for 99 runs in 20 overs and batted for 19.5 overs to reach the target. The top scorer was Suryakumar Yadav who scored 26 runs not out.
Meanwhile, former India batsman Gautam Gambhir has blasted the Indian openers, especially Ishan Kishan, for their inability to rotate the strike. The batsmen of both teams were seen struggling in the game. Not a single six was hit in the game. Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill, known for their aggressive batting, returned with 19 runs and 11 runs respectively.
Gambhir says that it is very difficult to get boundaries on a difficult pitch and players should rotate the strike in such situations. “I think the young players need to learn quickly how to rotate the strike because it’s not easy to hit a six on a wicket like this. “Batsmen need to be able to fight against spin and rotation strikes regularly,” Gambhir said.
Ishan Kishan scored a double century against Bangladesh in December last year. The wicket keeper, Kishan, has not managed to score much in the subsequent games. The player scored 106 runs in the last 15 T20 matches.
The batting performance of the player who scored a double century against Bangladesh was incredible. However, the actor later disappointed. Looking at the type of innings he was playing, everyone thought his graph would rise, the player added. The crucial third match of the series against the Kiwis will be played in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.