New Zealand opener Martin Guptill said that Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowls with line and length and pace variation and it is very difficult to face him. He said he would bowl balls with so much accuracy that it would be difficult to predict them. Ashwin took two wickets in the first T20I match between India and New Zealand on Wednesday. Guptill ended Chapman’s 109 – run partnership with Ashwin dismissing Mark Chapman. India won the match by five wickets. Took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
“He is a smart bowler who has great control over his line and length. He doesn’t throw trash balls. I do not remember him throwing any bad balls at me in his career. ” Guptill told a post-match press conference. “He’s very hard to escape, his pace change is very subtle. It’s very difficult to avoid him, “said Guptill. At one point the Kiwis seemed to make 180 runs. But they were bowled out for 164 when Ashwin immediately dismissed Chapman and dangerous Glenn Phillips.
Opener KL Rahul joined the pavilion for 15 off 14 balls in the target chase. Rohit Sharma led the team with Suryakumar Yadav coming next. Rohit, who made 48 off 36 balls, was bowled out. Suryakumar, who scored 62 off 40 balls, also fell behind as India struggled. Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer were all out for low, leaving India in a state of shock. But Rishabh Pant scored 17 off 17 balls to lead the team to victory. Kiwis bowlers Ferguson and Daryl Mitchell took two wickets each. Boult, Southee, Astley took one wicket each.
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