The Indian team has made it their name by winning the first two matches of the three-match T20 series against New Zealand. India captured the series by showing a strong game first in Jaipur and then in Ranchi. The youth have been given a chance in the team that came to play under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Harshal Patel, who made his T20 debut in Ranchi, had a blast in the very first match. Received player of the match award.
Brilliant performance by Harshal Patel
Batting first in this match, New Zealand scored 153 runs for 6 wickets. In reply, India chased down the target of victory in 17.2 overs with the loss of 3 wickets, thanks to half-century innings from captain Rohit and vice-captain KL Rahul. Debutant Harshal, who bowled brilliantly, took 2 wickets for 25 runs in this match and was adjudged the player of the match.
Player of the Match in Debut Match
Harshal is only the third bowler to name Player of the Match in his debut match. Earlier, only two Indians were able to do this in their first T20 match. Baljinder Saran and Navdeep Saini also got this honor in the first match for their superb bowling. Saran took 4 wickets in the debut match against Zimbabwe in 2016. On the other hand, Saini made his T20 debut in 2019 by becoming the player of the match by taking three wickets against the West Indies.
Head coach Rahul Dravid gave tips
Harshal took two wickets for 25 runs in his debut match. After this impressive performance, Indian fast bowler Harshal Patel, who made his international debut in the second T20 match against New Zealand, said that head coach Rahul Dravid had said. That when your preparation is complete just enjoy.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul’s half-centuries
Batting first, New Zealand scored 153 runs for 6 wickets in this match. In reply, the Indian team achieved the target in 17.2 overs on the basis of half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Won the series. India won the match by 5 wickets in Jaipur. The third and final T20 match of the series will be played on Sunday, November 21.