Last night, India won the first T20 series against Newzealand in Newzealand. Mohammed Shami and Rohit Sharma were the heroes of this unexpected win against Newzealand. Kane Williamson and his company had already won the match before Mohammed Shami’s last over. Every Indian Fan had believed that India has lost this match. But, Mohammed Shami had other plans. He came to bowl in the last over. And Ross Taylor hit the six on the very first ball of his over. Now, Mohammed Shami had to defend 3 runs in 5 balls which were almost impossible for him.
But Mohammed Shami bowled a magical spell of his career and He defended 3 runs in 5 balls. Now, Match went in Super over. As everyone knows that super over has been the biggest nightmare for Newzealand. And the same thing happened last night which is Newzealand team is facing for last year’s world cup final. NewZealand Skipper and Man in form Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill came at the crease. Death bowler specialist Jasprit Bumrah had an off day and he conceded 17 runs in 6 balls which were the highest runs he conceded in super over of his career.
On the other side, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul came to play in super over. And Rohit Sharma showed his class and experience. India needed 10 runs in 2 balls. Rohit Sharma hit 2 sixes in a row and India won the match in super Match. When Match was over, Rohit Sharma told in match presentation that what was he thinking while batting in super over?
ROHIT SHARMA STATEMENT IN MATCH PRESENTATION
Rohit Sharma said, ” I haven’t bat in the super over till now. I don’t have any idea how to bat in these conditions.” He said that I was unable to understand that should I attack from the first ball or play big shots on the last 3-4 balls. He said, ” I wanted to be calm, and I played my best at that time.”
” Never done that before (batting in Super Over). I didn’t know what to expect, whether to go from the first ball or just take a single, try and put pressure on the last three or four balls of the over. I just wanted to stay still and was waiting for the bowler to make a mistake (on the last two sixes). The pitch was good and I was trying to stay still, see what I could do. Good performance with the bat, little disappointed at having thrown my wicket away though, should have carried on for a while. Wanted to bat normally, I hadn’t got runs in the first two games, wanted to do well today. We knew we would win the series today if we win the match – in important games, the important players need to step up and get counted. “
Before Super over, Rohit Sharma had batted well in the first half of the match. He scored 65 runs in 40 balls. He hit 6 fours and 3 sixes. Rohit said that we did a good batting but I am not happy to throw my wicket. I didn’t score runs in the first two matches. Therefore, I wanted to score runs in Today’s match.