India star Shreyas Iyer produced another quality batting display against New Zealand
India batsman Shreyas Iyer put up another fantastic display in the second T20I against New Zealand.
The 25-year-old scored 44 runs from 33 balls and helped India to a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
Iyer was the hero for the Men in Blue in the first game too, and his half-century helped India to a win in that.
This time, he smashed three sixes for the Men in Blue and one was a huge effort against Ish Sodhi.
That is Shreyas Iyer trademark ❤🔥
Over long on six
He hits massive one’s pic.twitter.com/wnFnC6ThMC
— Sam sharma (@SMmPMm) January 26, 2020
The ball was smashed over the Kiwi bowler’s head and landed high into the stands.
Iyer also had one four in his knock of 44, but Sodhi got the last laugh as he got the batsman out.
However, Iyer had dealt enough damage to the home side and helped India to a win.
Many Indian fans were impressed by Iyer’s performance and here are some of their reactions from Twitter:
— Aditya Sekhar Mondal (@The_AdityaSM) January 26, 2020
Rahul and Shreyas, once again. Rahul is constantly showing signs of maturity. Handling different roles and situations in style. Very impressive. And Iyer is also reminding us why India should’ve invested a bit more in him after he started strongly in ODI. Missed a trick. #NZvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 26, 2020
— prayag sonar (@prayag_sonar) January 26, 2020
— Tamil Viratians 🔥 (@Tamil_Viratians) January 26, 2020
Now that Shreyas Iyer has sorted out Number 4 spot for the moment, time to start debating over Number 5 spot for the World Cup…
Drop Rahul down the order, Pandey, Pant, Dube, Jadhav…….. Dhoni?
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) January 26, 2020
Shreyas Iyer. What a calm head this guy has. If only him and KL Rahul had a better understanding while calling for a run. These 2 seem perfect for each other. No fuss. No hassle. Going about their business pretty smoothly. #INDvNZ
— Ketan | کیتن (@Badka_Bokrait) January 26, 2020
Now when already-legends of the game like Kohli & Rohit Sharma get out, India can rely on KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. That’s what the team sorely needed ❤️🇮🇳
— Crime Master Gogi (@tvphangurl1) January 26, 2020
India’s bowling does the damage
In the previous game, the batting from the away side was great. This time around, the bowling laid all the ground word as they restricted New Zealand to 132/5.
Ravindra Jadeja was excellent in the clash as he picked up two wickets for just 18 runs while Shivam Dube, Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah also got a wicket each.
Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal were economical, just like the others, and the chase was made easier by KL Rahul.
The India opener scored 57 and remained not out in the clash while Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli failed to light it up.
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India won the game by seven wickets with more than two overs left, and they should now look set to wrap up the series in the third T20I on Wednesday.
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