New Zealand bowlers restrict India to 179

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25th May, 2019 08:07:30 printer

New Zealand bowlers restrict India to 179

With everyone expecting 300-plus scores, India were bundled out for 179 in just 39.2 overs. Boult made good use of the swinging conditions, reducing India to 24 for 3. Kohli looked confident, batting outside his crease and hitting a couple of front-foot drives, but fell to de Grandhomme while trying to play across.

Pandya looked good during his short stay but Neesham pegged India back by removing Pandya and Karthik in the same over. Dhoni too fell shortly afterwards, and soon India were struggling at 115 for 8.

Jadeja attacked his way to 54 off 50 balls, especially taking on the spinners, but that could only push India to 179.

Boult once again showed what he can do if the ball swings a bit, and finished with 4 for 33. Neesham too strengthened his case, chipping in with 3 for 26.