Former captain of India Sachin Tendulkar said it was important for Virat Kohlia team that did not lose a wicket in the first few shots at the start of the reserve sixth day of the World Cup final in Southampton, but after New Zealand entered early, India lost the plot – and the match.
High New Zealand rhythm Kyle Jamieson rocked India early in the sixth day, counting overnight batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Collie, let them fight.
India finally lost the WTC’s opening final by eight wickets.
“Not losing a neck in the first 10-12 overtimes was very important, but that’s where New Zealand managed to take out Koli and Pujara. They got out quickly and [Ajinkya] Rahane also escaped, which kept the pressure on India. The killers had to hang there, “Tendulkar said on his YouTube channel.
India resumed the last day at 64/2 and gave up 170, leaving New Zealand with a goal of victory of 139.
Tendulkar said India needed a good partnership on the final day to pull the game, and that even after losing three early weekends, the team could put pressure on New Zealand by posting a decent sum.
“I mentioned that the first 10 overs on the last day would be critical. If we could get to the drinks, then we had the firepower to speed up. How Rishab came and played a few shots; and the others, too, when they realized the game was a little safer. … “
Pants (41) died trying to stand up Trent Bult and get caught up in the process.
“Rishabh tried to play shots and change the momentum, so if some tracks could be scored, we could give them a chance to fight, our bowling a little more over. But India lost loopholes and the game was decided in the first 10- 15. Over. If we had a partnership there, we could put pressure on them, “added Tendulkar.