“Being deeply involved in the game is a positive thing” – Tim Southee

Despite losing the first T20I to India in Jaipur in the T20I three series, the New Zealand captain Tim Southee credit to his side for taking the game deep.

Defeat first, New Zealand leads 164-6, thanks to second hitter 109 mid game Martin Guptil (70 down 42) and Mark Chapman (63 down 50). India were trailing at 144th for a second in the 17th half before New Zealand applied Indian innings and made them win with two spare balls. During the post-match introduction, Tim Southee said:

“You always want to appear on the right side of close matches. We played our best cricket and went deep. Someone like Mark Chapman hasn’t played a lot of late cricket, and playing the way he plays has made everyone very happy. It’s a good profitable game. ”

Tim Southee praises Mitchell Santner (4-0-19-1) spell kept India’s running rate in check, soaring to 10 after five passes. The tight match helped New Zealand advance into the game.

“It was a good score, but we didn’t start as well as we would have liked with the ball, but we did a good job going deep into the middle, and obviously Mitch Santner was excellent with the ball and put the ball in. The ball goes deep and takes advantage. in the end, I guess that’s also a positive thing,” added Tim Southee.

Rohit Sharma at home during T20#INDvNZ

“NSielding is an area where we are proud of ourselves” – Tim Southee

Referring to the catch and drop, Tim Southee said that New Zealand was very proud of their fighting ability, and that Wednesday was a rare day off for them in that department. He also noted that it was always difficult to adapt to different establishments. Southee, who replaced Kane Williamson as captain, said:

“It is always difficult (with shielding) on ​​different grounds. But we have very high expectations, so it’s been a slightly off-the-beaten-track day on the pitch, and that’s an area we’re proud of and have done really well over the last few months. ”

New Zealand, the 2021 T20 World Cup winners that finished as runners-up, will play the second T20I of the series against India in Ranchi on Friday.

Mark Chapman is the first player to have more than 50 points for two countries in the T20Is, with only two points out of fifty and both with the same number of points. 63 * for Hong Kong v Oman, 201563 for New Zealand and India, 2021#INDvNZ | “Being deeply involved in the game is a positive thing” – Tim Southee

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