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New Zealand’s innings were shorter than Rohit’s at the toss. They won the World Cup: scathing remark made by an ex-Indian cricketer

Sanjay Manjrekar mocked New Zealand’s first-innings performance on Star Sports and claimed that Rohit Sharma’s pause at the toss was longer.

New Zealand was bowled out for 108 in 34.3 overs by Team India in the second One-Day International on Saturday in Raipur.

Mohammed Shami took three wickets, Hardik Pandya and Washington Sundar took two, and the home team’s batting order fell apart. Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, and Kuldeep Yadav all received dismissals at the same time.

Rohit Sharma, the visiting captain, won the toss and chose to bowl first. The opening batsman for New Zealand, Finn Allen, was run out by Shami for a duck after five deliveries.

Devon Conway (7), Henry Nicholls (2), Daryl Mitchell (1), and skipper Tom Latham (1), on the other hand, also fell short of expectations.

Mitchell Santner (27), Glenn Phillips (36), and Michael Bracewell (22). All of them failed to make an impact and attempted to rebuild the New Zealand innings. Henry Shipley (2*) remained unbeaten while Lockie Ferguson (1) and Blair Tickner (2) were sent packing without much work.

Sanjay Manjrekar, a former India player, stated on Star Sports that, in his opinion. The collapse of New Zealand was a bigger story than India’s devastating bowling performance.

“I think that is something that is very difficult to understand for a team like that on an afternoon pitch that didn’t look like it was too notorious for putting on a performance of this caliber,” he said with a grain of salt.”

New Zealand is a World Cup finalist, and I think that is very difficult to understand for a team like that.”

Therefore, I can comprehend India’s quality. New Zealand’s demise at this point is once more the main story. In point of fact, I believe Rohit Sharma’s pause at the toss was longer than the innings against New Zealand.

In addition, Manjrekar praised India’s seam bowling attack and emphasized their adaptability following the first ODI.

The seam bowling attack’s maturity has been really impressive. We discovered nothing significant during the previous match, with the ground pitched up and bowling second.

They got their wickets today by starting with short bowling. They returned to their primary objective and their second one-day international. Which is today, has many wickets in the slot, and is close to full length. Therefore, I adore how they have adjusted,” he stated.

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