New Zealand has had a tough challenge in the ongoing five-match T20I series as they failed to register a single win against their opponent, India. India leads the series by 4-0 and the last two matches were forced to lead to Super Overs.
India tied the fourth match against New Zealand that led to Super Over. New Zealand needed 11 runs in the final two overs with seven wickets in hand but the match ended with a tie.
Sanju Samson had failed at many occasions during the 20 over game and had very little to contribute. During the post match presentation skipper Virat Kohli said that at one point he thought of sending Samson alongside KL Rahul to open the Super Over, but on Rahul’s advice he opted otherwise and chose himself to bat.
Virat Kohli also stated that with two back-to-back Super Overs there’s another lesson that has been learnt, “There’s something new that I’ve learnt, that you’ve just got to stay calm in the game, observe what’s happening and if the opportunity comes then you capitalise on it. The fans couldn’t have asked for a better finish in two consecutive games. We hadn’t played Super Over before, and now we have played two back-to-back”.