IND vs NZ 2021, 2nd T20: Harshal Patel grabs two wicket on debut, India restrict Kiwis 153

Harshal Patel
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Team India is up against New Zealand in the second T20 of the three match series.

Men in Blue are ahead with 1-0 lead over the Kiwis after winning the previous match.

India won the toss and elected to bowl first and restricted New Zealand on the score of 153 at the loss of 6 wickets.

Harshal Patel grabbed two crucial wickets on his debut night and helped Team India restrict Kiwis on the score of 153

Match Summary

Team India won the toss and invited Kiwis to bat first. Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell came to open the innings for Kiwis.

Both of them gave their team a quick start and joined a 48 runs opening partnership.

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Deepak Chahar gave Team India the much needed break through in the 4th over as he dismissed Martin Guptill on the score of 31 runs of 15 balls.

Mark Chapman joined Daryl Mitchell and progressed the scoreboard for a while. Axar Patel gave Kiwis their second blow in the 9th over in form of Mark Chapman.

He got out after scoring 21 runs of 17 balls.

Glenn Phillips joined Daryl Mitchell but their partnership could not last for long as Daryl Mitchell lost his wicket to the debutant Harshal Patel after scoring 31 runs of 28 balls.

Ashwin gave India their fourth breakthrough in form of Tim Seifert. He got out after scoring 13 runs of 15 balls.

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Glenn Phillips fired some blazing shots and played a crucial knock for his side. Harshal Patel dismissed Glenn Phillips on 34 runs of 21 balls to grab his second wicket of the debut night.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed James Neesham in the very next over and helped India restrict Kiwis on 153.

India managed to grab wickets during the end of the game and not allowed Kiwis to capitalise the death overs.

New Zealand could only manage to put 153 runs on the scoreboard at the loss of 6 wickets. Team India would have a target of 154 in front of them but it won’t be a cup of tea considering the Kiwis’ bowling line up.

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