With the Kiwi team scoring 146 runs for 3 wickets in 16.3 overs, the next moment something happened that they were all out without playing full 20 overs.
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The story of New Zealand did not change even in Napier. Indian bowlers all out the Kiwi team here too. And, while doing so, also took a hat-trick. This hat-trick was not of any one bowler but of the team. Due to this hat-trick, New Zealand which was once looking in a strong position. He became helpless after reaching the death overs. Two fast bowlers of India were responsible for his condition, who showed their true strength only in the death overs of New Zealand’s innings.
Everything was going well for New Zealand till the third ball of the 17th over. By this time it was expected that the team could go 180 plus. But, the next moment something happened with the Kiwi team scoring 146 runs for 3 wickets in 16.3 overs that they were all out without playing full 20 overs. New Zealand’s next 7 wickets fell for just 14 runs.
New Zealand fell from the ground due to runs
In Napier, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammad Siraj played an amazing act to bring the New Zealand team down on the floor. Started by Arshdeep. He dismissed Devon Conway, playing the first half-century, on the fourth ball of the 17th over. After that, Siraj made Neesham walk in 17.1 overs. Then on the 5th ball of the same over, Siraj dismissed Santner as well. The Kiwi team lost all these three wickets at an interval of just 3 runs.
Team India took ‘hat-trick’
But an even bigger blow was yet to come. And, it happened in the next i.e. 19th over when the hat-trick of the Indian team was completed. Arshdeep came to bowl the 19th over of New Zealand’s innings. He dismissed Mitchell and Sodhi on his first two balls. He was on a hat-trick. But in his place, Team India got a hat-trick because Adam Milne was run out. Meaning now 6 wickets of the Kiwi team had fallen for just 3 runs.
For the first time two Indian pacers did this
The entire New Zealand team got all out in 19.4 overs after scoring 160 runs. Arshdeep and Siraj were successful bowlers from India. Siraj took 4 wickets by giving 17 runs in 4 overs, while Arshdeep took 4 wickets by giving 37 runs in 4 overs. This is the first time that 2 Indian fast bowlers have taken 4-4 wickets in Men’s T20I.