The second match of the Indian team in the T20 World Cup will be played against New Zealand on 31 October. This match between both the teams will be played at Dubai International Stadium. Before this match, the Indian team and the New Zealand team had to face a crushing defeat at the hands of Pakistan.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: The second match of the Indian team in the T20 World Cup will be played against New Zealand on 31 October. This match between both the teams will be played at Dubai International Stadium. Before this match, the Indian team and the New Zealand team had to face a crushing defeat at the hands of Pakistan. In such a situation, this match becomes important for both the teams. Both the teams will have to win this match to make it to the semi-finals.
Two stars of India had defeated New Zealand
If we look at the history of the World Cup, then New Zealand is dominating the Indian team. In the 7 matches played so far, New Zealand has defeated the Indian team four times, while India has defeated the Kiwi team three times. Out of these three victories, the World Cup victory is quite memorable. The talk is about the 1987 World Cup when India faced New Zealand on 31 October.
Chetan Sharma took the first hat-trick in World Cup history
Electing to bat after winning the toss, New Zealand’s team had a very good start and they scored 46 runs without losing a wicket. After this, India’s fast bowler Manoj Prabhakar broke this partnership and gave India the first success. After this, New Zealand’s wickets kept falling at every few intervals and at the same time runs were also scored. Seeing the run increasing, Indian captain Kapil Dev handed the ball to fast bowler Chetan Sharma. As soon as Chetan Sharma came out to bowl, he got the first hat-trick in World Cup history by dismissing New Zealand batsmen Ken Rutherpoard, Ian Smith and Evan Chatfield for three consecutive balls. Thanks to Chetan Sharma’s brilliant bowling, the New Zealand team could only score 221 runs.
Gavaskar scored the first and last century of ODI
Chasing 222 runs, the Indian team made a great opening partnership. Sunil Gavaskar and Srikanth were themselves opening in this match. Both shared a brilliant 136-run partnership for the first wicket. Gavaskar was the second player after Chetan Sharma to create history in this match. In this match, Gavaskar scored an unbeaten 103 runs in 88 balls. This century was so special for Gavaskar because it was the first and last century of his ODI career.