Third ODI between India and New Zealand also washed away by rain
New Zealand won the ODI series 1-0
Captain Shikhar Dhawan said a big thing for the bowlers
New Delhi. The third and last ODI played between India and New Zealand in Christchurch was also canceled due to rain. Earlier, the second ODI was also rained off. New Zealand won the first ODI. For this reason the series was named after him. In the third ODI, India had given New Zealand a target of 220 runs. Chasing this, New Zealand scored 104 runs in 18 overs at the loss of 1 wicket. Then it started raining. Because of this the match had to be stopped. After a long wait, when the rain did not stop, the match had to be cancelled. Earlier, 2 matches of T20 series were also washed away in the rain. India had won the second T20. For this reason, Team India won the series 1-0.
After losing the ODI series to New Zealand, the team’s stand-in captain Shikhar Dhawan said that next month’s ODI series against Bangladesh will be a more practical tour in terms of preparations for next year’s World Cup in India. Senior players will return on the upcoming tour of Bangladesh. In such a situation, it will be a more practical tour according to the preparations for the World Cup.
Tour important for young bowlers: Dhawan
When asked about the junior players in the team, Dhawan said, ‘Young players got a chance on this tour. I think by now the young bowlers must have learned to bowl in the good length area. It is true that our team was not complete on the New Zealand tour. Senior players will return to the team on Bangladesh tour. Young bowlers will have to learn early on which line and length to bowl on which wicket.
Chasing a target of just 220 runs for victory, the New Zealand team scored 104 runs for one wicket in 18 overs. The team was 50 runs ahead according to the Duckworth rule. Had there been two more overs (20 overs) in the match, New Zealand’s victory was almost certain.
We bowled well: Williamson
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson led the team brilliantly during this period and cleverly changed his bowlers. He said, ‘Whenever we play cricket, we want to do better than ourselves. We did well even in the rain-affected matches. We knew that the result would come out in 20 overs only. Such weather has been following us for the last few weeks.
Supporting the bowlers, he said, ‘Daryl Mitchell (3 wickets for 25 runs) is performing consistently well. Edel Milne (3 for 57) was minorly injured. But being in rhythm wanted to play the match. Now our focus will be on the upcoming Test series.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 30, 2022, 18:42 IST