Arshdeep Singh once more took the blame in first India vs. New Zealand T20I at Ranchi on Friday, when he bowled a massive final over with 27 runs.
Team India is experiencing significant difficulties as a result of Arshdeep Singh’s no-ball woes. In close matches, particularly T20Is, where the margin for error is minimal, the left-arm pacers’ numerous no-ball offenses haunt India heavily.
Arshdeep again came to the fore on Friday at Ranchi’s JSCA International Stadium with a massive 27-run over.
Arshdeep conceded a no-ball, three sixes, and a four while bowling the final over of the New Zealand innings, allowing the opposition to reach 176/6.
As India fell 21 runs short of the target, this might have been the game-changing over. Arshdeep, who scored 1/51, had a terrible end to his spell.
Arshdeep has been India’s go-to death bowler since Jasprit Bumrah, and he has performed admirably on numerous occasions.
However, yesterday night was not one of those occasions. He started the over by overstepping, which led to a no-ball and a six.
Following a boundary off the actual third ball of the over, Daryl Mitchell, who took on Arshdeep, smacked the subsequent two balls over the ropes, implying that New Zealand had scored a hat-trick of sixes.
Mitchell’s attack on Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep with a variety of emotions. As the India captain was seen with a variety of facial expressions throughout the over.
Hardik went up to Arshdeep after the third ball and had a lively conversation with the bowler. The bowler bowled a dot ball and a couple of doubles in the final over, proving that the strategy worked.
But the damage was done, and the Black Caps scored a respectable total from a position where India could have kept New Zealand below 160.
A statistic posted on Twitter not too long ago went viral. Stating that Arshdeep has bowled the most no-balls of any bowler who has played a minimum number of matches.
This occurred following Arshdeep’s hat trick of no-balls in the second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka earlier this month.
Arshdeep appeared to have completely lost his line, length, and rhythm in match practice after missing the series opener due to illness.
India was limited to 155/9 following a collapse of the top order. With a 28-ball fifty, all-rounder Washington Sundar set the tone for the hosts’ comeback.
But he was ultimately unable to carry the team to victory. After losing the ODIs by a score of 0-3, New Zealand recorded their first victory of the tour.
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