Rohit Sharma’s consecutive sixes in the final two balls of a thrilling Super Over in Hamilton, took India to their maiden T20 series win in New Zealand on Wednesday.
Needing 18 off six balls in the Super Over, India had managed just 10 of the first four balls. Then, Sharma smacked two big hits, one over mid-wicket and the other over long-off, to help India pull off a nail-biter. He was duly adjudged as the Man of the Match.
Here are the best reactions after the match-
Find me something else, anything else, that has the drama that live sport has.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 29, 2020
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) January 29, 2020
What an incredible win. Mohammad Shami exceptional to defend 2 of the last 4 balls in the main game and #RohitSharma showing once again why he is one of the most dangerous batsman in the world. A match to remember for a long long time #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/dkQQmQkwlU
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 29, 2020
Aisa lagta hai apunich Bhagwan hai !
So fit for #RohitSharma the way he has made impossible tasks possible.
But defending 2 runs of 4 balls was an unbelievable effort from Shami.
Yaadgaar hai yeh jeet #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/7HD4qXN4Me
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) January 29, 2020
In the regular match New Zealand needed two from four with Williamson on 95 not out and on strike and then in the Super Over they needed to defend ten off two. Somehow – somehow, they still managed to lose. #NZvIND
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) January 29, 2020
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 29, 2020
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) January 29, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 29, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 29, 2020
65(40) followed by 15(4) in #SuperOver.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 2020
— Tony Lyall (@tony_lyall) January 29, 2020
Before the Super Over, New Zealand had it all under control with two runs needed off four balls and six wickets in hand to overhaul India’s 179 for five.
However, the hosts threw it away from a comfortable position as Mohammad Shami bowled a brilliant death over to tie the game, stretching it to a Super Over, bringing back memories of the 2019 World Cup final which New Zealand agonisingly lost to England on boundary count.
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