IND vs NZ, World Cup 2023: Shami-Bumrah-Siraj combo held us again a bit, says Daryl Mitchell


New Zealand batter Daryl Mitchell lauded India’s death-bowling masterclass of their four-wicket win within the World Cup conflict on the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday.

Main the cost from 19 for 2, quantity 4 Mitchell struck a flawless hundred even because the Black Caps frittered away from a place of power at 187 for 3 after 35 overs to 273 all out throughout the subsequent 90 deliveries. Returning to the taking part in XI after a month and that includes in his first World Cup match this version, seamer Mohammed Shami wreaked havoc within the loss of life overs with three wickets, together with Mitchell (130) off the penultimate ball of the innings.

“I feel we set the platform there on the 35-over mark. I feel it was similar to what India was at that stage and we knew that India’s obtained a world-class death-bowling unit. For us, it was attempting to money in on the finish,” Mitchell mentioned after registering his fourth ODI ton this yr.

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Shami (5 for 54) was adjudged the Participant of the Match after combining with the tempo of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj to offer away simply 144 runs in 30 overs whereas accounting for seven wickets.

 “The way in which India bowled was fairly particular. Shami obtained the rewards, but additionally Bumrah. The way in which they and Siraj took wickets – these 30 overs in all probability held us again a bit. However we additionally knew that if we may have taken wickets early, as we confirmed within the center, and stored making use of stress then we’d have taken the sport deep to do a Black Caps and preserve combating to the top, and also you by no means know,” Mitchell remarked.

Whereas the uncommon second-innings fog interruption provided a singular expertise, the much-condemned Dharamsala outfield didn’t hassle the 32-year-old.

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“It was unusual, wasn’t it? I’ve skilled it earlier than in first-class cricket in Karori Park in Wellington when the fog got here in. This recreation continues to offer great issues. It was a tremendous expertise, that’s for positive. This can be a stunning place to play cricket. You’ll be able to solely lookup on the mountains and it appears wonderful.”

“For us, we’ve obtained requirements inside our Black Caps that you simply come and do all the things you’ll be able to to assist us win video games of cricket. A part of that’s diving on the boundary and stopping the ball once you get the possibility, and that’s one thing we’re pleased with ourselves. We’ll proceed to do it irrespective of the place we play on the earth,” Mitchell added.



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