Thiruvananthapuram’s Greenfield International Stadium had a short international debut, but it was a sweet one as India won the rain-marred eight-over shootout on Tuesday (November 7) to take the Twenty20 International series against New Zealand 2-1.
In a game where the overall run-rate was eight, not a single batsman could cross 17 as the bowlers took full advantage of the dampness in the surface.
— ICC (@ICC) November 7, 2017
Though a shorter version due to rain , it sure was an exciting and a thrilling finish, congratulations team india #NZvIND
— R Sarath Kumar (@realsarathkumar) November 7, 2017
Another chapter in the Virender Sehwag-Ross Taylor banter.
Dhulaai ke baad silaai, but well played NZ.Never feel very bad losing against NZ because they are such nice guys,but sweet victory for India https://t.co/bpUkjbdzY7
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 7, 2017
The ground staff did a stupendous job, and a patient crowd got its money’s worth.
Congratulations to TeamIndia4an amazing win, groundsman Biju for heroic efforts2salvage the match&the Thiruvananthapuram public4its patience
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 7, 2017
Whoever wins the match
My man of the match is groundsmen.
Thanking all the ground staffs of Thiruvananthapuram for their effort. Hats off 👏👏👏#INDvNZ #indvsnzt20 #Thiruvananthapuram #groundsmen pic.twitter.com/OMc9PBVKWD
— RAHULVERMA (@rahul439verma) November 7, 2017
Scintillating cricket eve, winner: Thiruvananthapuram! Such respectful patient crowd. No wonder Kerala’s got highest literacy rate @BCCI
— Birsa Dasgupta (@BirsaDasgupta) November 7, 2017
A valid point
— Asjadullah Khan🇮🇳 (@AsjadullahKhan5) November 7, 2017
Head and shoulders above the rest? You bet.
Countries with most International venues:
21 Aus, Pak
16 SA, NZ
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) November 7, 2017
A fair shout, this
— Prajakta Bhawsar (@ViratsFangirl18) November 7, 2017
Stunner Santner! He couldn’t catch a cold earlier in the series, but in the decider, he was on fire.
All these days, Santner has been dropping everything. Now he is producing one classic after another
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 7, 2017
— VBanerjee (@vicky4861) November 7, 2017
Can cricket take a leaf out of football’s book of rules?
In records, you'll read De Grandhomme as the catcher. Santner won't find a mention. Assists could be looked at when ICC cricket comm meets
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) November 7, 2017
The one who comes in the end and puts a ';' is given the credit not the one who developed the algorithm.
Similar to Santner's catch #IndVsNz
— I'mRaghu (@raghu_ragzzz) November 7, 2017
Major relationship lessons from Santner and Colin de Grandhomme.
New Zealand's fielders have a better understanding than most couples these days. #IndvNZ
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) November 7, 2017
How about this from Rohit Sharma, which stunned his captain too?
— Rahul Sharma 🏏 (@CricFreakRD) November 7, 2017
Hardik Pandya’s direct hit, and the scales tilt in India’s favour.
Yuzvendra Chahal produced a sensational three-run sixth over to take the sting out of the chase.
— ICC (@ICC) November 7, 2017
Second over from Chahal where NZ could only score 3 runs was the turning point. Overall it was a complete team performance while defending pic.twitter.com/Zmi52idZ92
— Abhijeet (@TheYorkerBall) November 7, 2017
Remember the name? With 19 runs to get off the last over, the Kiwis needed a Carlos Brathwaite of their own.
19 off 6. Carlos Brathwaite please
— Karthik Lakshmanan (@lk_karthik) November 7, 2017
Jasprit Bumrah and Chahal were India’s miserly twins, conceding just 17 runs in four overs combined.
India are defending 67 runs and
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) November 7, 2017
Jasprit Bumrah and Chahal should be treasurers. They do not spend any run.
Good catch Rohit Sharma, awsm runout by Pandya & Dhoni #IndvsNZ
— FalsePost (@falsepost_com) November 7, 2017
Bumrah is certainly the man of the moment
Man of the match: Jasprit Bumrah
Man of the series: Jasprit Bumrah
No.1 T20 Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) November 7, 2017
— Aman Malhotra (@amanofficial2) November 7, 2017
MS Dhoni was at his sparkling best behind the stumps.
That is the problem with Bumrah throwing at the bowler's end, it's risky.
Dhoni goal keeper saves the extra though.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) November 7, 2017
This 0*(0) is the shortest international innings of Dhoni's career. He has two golden ducks in ODIs.#INDvNZ
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) November 7, 2017
A possible rule amendment for the ICC?
— Sports Sutra 🇮🇳 (@SpoSutra) November 7, 2017
India set one record straight.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 7, 2017
And, Jassi Jaisa koi nahi. A good shout by Bhajji
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 7, 2017