The third T20I between India and New Zealand in Hamilton ended up becoming one of the most thrilling T20Is of recent time. This was the series decider as well which ended in a tie with India winning it in the super over, courtesy Rohit Sharma.
However, in the post-match press conference, he said that it was Mohammad Shami’s bowling that won the game for them and not his two sixes off Tim Southee in the super over.
Rohit Sharma on the reason behind India’s win
“I think Mohammed Shami’s last over was crucial, and actually that got us the victory. Not my two sixes. It was Shami’s over where we defended nine runs. It’s not easy with the dew,” the flamboyant opener said. “The wicket settling in nicely and two set batsmen out there as well… One batsman was batting on 95 and their most experienced player was at the other end. Hats off to Shami to bowl that over and get us back into the game and into the Super Over.”
In recent time, KL Rahul has stood up and done exceptionally well. While keeping wickets, he smashed back to back fifties for India. Meanwhile, Rohit shared whoever gets the opportunity, tries to make it count in the game. With some of the individual’s stunning performances, India have been winning the games as well.
Rohit on India’s consistent performance
“Whenever anyone’s got an opportunity, they have made it count. Shikhar (Dhawan) as well, when he played the last series against Sri Lanka, he got a crucial 50 and then KL (Rahul) has been in good form over the last 7-8 T20s, he’s got probably 4 or 5 fifties,” added Sharma.
India have already won the five-match T20I series by 4-0 where the second game also witnessed a super over. The final game will take place at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on February 2.