The second match of the three T20 match series between India and New Zealand was played at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Let us tell you that the Indian team had lost the first T20 match of this series by 21 runs, but by winning the second match by six wickets, Team India made the series 1-1. Batting first, New Zealand scored 99 runs losing eight wickets in 20 overs. India achieved this target of 100 runs from New Zealand with one ball remaining.
However, while chasing this easy target of 100 runs, Team India lost their sweat. Eventually, the Indian team somehow won the match with one ball remaining in the last over of the match. In two matches of the three-match series, Team India did not get help from the pitch. The team had to face defeat in the last match. Captain Hardik Pandya, who faced difficult pitches in the last two matches, made a big statement after the match.
what did hardik pandya say
In a spin-dominated match, Hardik Pandya said after winning by a margin of 6 wickets with one ball to spare, “We were confident from the beginning that we would win the match. Although the match turned out to be very close, the victory came late but it is what it is. I was saying from outside that those who are in the middle ground should remain calm, because every moment is important in such matches and the most important thing is not to panic.
Hardik further said, “I am fully ready for this, but both these wickets are not made for T20. Somewhere the curator or the ground where we are going to play must ensure that they prepare the pitches beforehand. Other than that, happy. Even 120 would have been a winning total. The bowlers stuck to their plans and made sure they didn’t rotate the strike. We kept changing spinners. Dew didn’t play much of a role in it. They were able to spin the ball more than us.