India skipper Virat Kohli acknowledged the importance of the contribution of pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, saying both the bowlers have come of age.
During the post-match presentation, Virat said, “Bowlers were really clinical today (Wednesday) and fielders as well. Both those guys (Kumar and Bumrah) are coming along nicely. They know they are going to start more often than not. Today, with the wicket being slow, it was heartening to see them getting wickets in conventional ways.”
Bhuvi scalped 3 New Zealand batsmen, while Bumrah managed two, helping India restrict New Zealand to 230 for nine. The chase was completed in 46 overs with the help of half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik.
Speaking about the batsmen, Kohli said, “Dhawan has been playing really well. He’s striking the ball really well. He’s pretty confident at the moment. Dinesh as well, getting some crucial runs for himself as well as the team.”
The 3-match ODI series is leveled at 1-1 now and the series decider will be played in Kanpur on Sunday. Talking about the same, the Indian skipper said, “I look forward to challenges. We spoke about bouncing back before this game, and we have bounced back here today. Would look to play similar sort of cricket in Kanpur as well.”