Jaipur: Rohit Sharma has made a stellar debut as T20 captain with a win. India defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets in the first T20 match played on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. Rohit Sharma has been made the new T20 captain in place of Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma, along with his excellent captaincy against New Zealand, has also presented a sample of batting. Rohit Sharma played an innings of 48 runs in 36 balls.
Feeling like Rohit replacing Kohli?
How is Rohit Sharma feeling on being replaced as the new T20 captain in place of Virat Kohli? In response to this question, Hitman said, ‘I am happy as a captain.’ Despite beating New Zealand by 5 wickets in the first T20I, Rohit Sharma said that the victory was not as easy as he had imagined and it was a good lesson for his players.
Hitman gave this big statement
India achieved the target of 165 runs for the win by losing five wickets with two balls to spare. Rohit Sharma said after the match, ‘It has not been as easy as we thought. It taught the players what to do and power hitting doesn’t work all the time. Rohit Sharma said, ‘As a captain, I am happy that we have won. Some players were missed, but other players got a chance to show their potential. We have to praise the bowlers who stopped New Zealand from going for 180, which at one time seemed possible.
Suryakumar Yadav became the match winner
In this match for India, Suryakumar Yadav scored 62 runs in 40 balls. He was adjudged the player of the match for this innings. While praising Surya, Rohit said, Suryakumar is a very important player for us. He plays spin well. At the same time, Surya said, I am happy with the victory. First win is always good. I try to play the same way in the nets and then repeat it during the match. I put myself under a lot of pressure in the nets. If I get out, I go to the dressing room and think about what I could have done better.
Let us inform that Mohammad Siraj took 1 wicket in this match. India beat New Zealand by five wickets in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Batting first, the New Zealand team had given a target of 165 runs to India, in response to which India achieved the target by losing 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare. The heroes of India’s victory were Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma, who scored 62 and 48 runs respectively. Suryakumar hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in his 40-ball innings, while Rohit faced 36 balls and hit 5 fours and 2 sixes, but missed by just 2 runs after hitting a fifty.
New Zealand battered
KL Rahul was dismissed for 15 while Shreyas Iyer, who returned to the team after being out of the T20 World Cup, did not look comfortable and lost his wicket after scoring five runs. Venkatesh Iyer, playing the first international match, hit Daryl Mitchell for a four, but was caught by Ravindra Rachin in an attempt to play reverse sweep on the next ball. After this, however, Rishabh Pant gave India victory by scoring the winning run. Earlier, with the help of half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman, New Zealand scored 164 for six.