New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell smashed a record-breaking 140 off simply 78 balls to virtually take his aspect to an unlikely win after they have been lowered to 131 for six chasing 350 to win within the first ODI towards India in Hyderabad on Wednesday (January 18). The equation got here down to twenty off the ultimate over with just one wicket left and Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur was handed the ball. The primary ball of the over was smashed for a six whereas the second was a large, the equation got here all the way down to 13 off 5 balls.
Nevertheless, off the subsequent ball, Thakur was courageous sufficient to bowl a yorker and Bracewell was trapped in entrance because the Black Caps innings ended 12 runs in need of the goal. It ended India’s five-match ODI dropping streak to New Zealand as effectively. Thakur revealed the way it was former skipper Virat Kohli’s recommendation which helped him bag the ultimate wicket.
“Virat Kohli bhai requested me bowl a Yorker size to get a batsman out,” Thakur mentioned on Star Sports activities after India took a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence.
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_ Nicely finished, Shardul!
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Bracewell hit 140 off 78 balls and practically took New Zealand over the road. His innings was laced with 12 sixes and 12 fours.
“We have been simply making an attempt to offer ourselves an opportunity (by constructing a partnership after six wickets). Sadly we fell quick proper on the finish. As soon as Mitchell (Santner) and I managed to settle, we began believing. We weren’t making an attempt to win it then, simply needed to take it deep to offer us an opportunity. We left an excessive amount of to do on the finish,” Bracewell mentioned on his 162-run stand with Mitchell Santner.
“It is early on in my worldwide profession so I haven’t got loads of footage of those bowlers however I attempt to get a really feel of what they bowl. As soon as Mitch and I obtained ourselves settled, we weren’t speaking an excessive amount of about profitable, we needed to take it deep and provides ourselves an opportunity,” Bracewell added.