India vs New Zealand: In the third and final T20 match played against New Zealand in Napier, Indian captain Hardik Pandya did aggressive batting. It was his amazing batting that resulted in a tie in the rain-affected match. He scored an unbeaten 30 off 18 balls in this match. Attacking was the best defense on this wicket, said Hardik after the match.
Aggression is the best defense
Chasing the target of 161 runs, Team India lost three wickets for 21 runs in 2.5 overs. Pandya then played an aggressive innings as India scored 75 for four till rain came, which was a par score according to the Duckworth-Lewis method. India thus won the series by a margin of 1-0. Hardik said after the match, I would have liked to win by playing the whole match but it happens. I felt that attack is the best defense on this wicket. He further said, we knew what kind of bowling attack New Zealand has. So it was important to score 10 to 15 extra runs even if we lost a few wickets.
Hardik will spend time with his son
According to Pandya, in such matches we get a chance to try some players but we have no control over the weather. Now I will return home and spend some time with my son. At the same time, New Zealand’s stand-in captain Tim Southee admitted that his team could have done better with the bat but praised the bowlers for taking three quick wickets. Southee said, our performance in batting was disappointing. After that we talked about taking quick wickets. We knew that if we get wickets early on, then anything can happen. Unfortunately it rained.