India defeated New Zealand by six wickets in the second match of the three-match T20 series. In the match, New Zealand elected to bat first at the Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. New Zealand scored 99 runs in 20 overs and took eight wickets.
In response, India won the match by scoring 101 runs for the loss of four wickets in 19.5 overs. After the game, Indian skipper Hardik Pandya looked unsatisfied with the pitch in Lucknow. He said that it is not suitable for T20 cricket.
In fact, both the teams were struggling to score runs on this pitch. According to Hardik, it was a shocking wicket. After the win over New Zealand, he said, “I was confident. We will be able to finish the match.” This is important considering the conditions of the game.
Hardik gave an angry statement after the match
There was no need to be worried. Rotating the strike was more important on this pitch. That’s exactly what we did. Hardik said, “It was a shocking wicket.” Although we do not mind the pitch. We are fully prepared for that too.
This pitch is not made for T20 cricket. curator or venue where we will perform. They should ensure that the pitches are ready ahead of time. Other than that, I am very happy with everything here. Everything else is good here.