Twitter Reactions: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma propel India to series-clinching win over New Zealand

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  • India cruised to a second straight victory over New Zealand on Friday.

  • India chased the 154-run target with 16 balls remaining.

Twitter Reactions: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma propel India to series-clinching win over New Zealand
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (Pic Source: Twitter)
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India clinched the three-match T20I series against New Zealand with a seven-wicket win at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Friday.

Asked to bat first, NZ openers Martin Guptill (31 off 15) and Daryl Mitchell (31 off 28) came all guns blazing against India’s new-ball bowlers, scoring 60+ runs in the powerplay overs. However, spinners led a swift comeback. Later, debutant Harshal Patel continued his good run of form from the IPL to international cricket.

Patel returned with impressive figures of 2/25 in four overs. Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar scalped a wicket each to restrict the Black Caps to 153-6.

Chasing 154 runs on a tricky wicket, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma paced the Indian innings perfectly. They picked the bowlers and targeted them accordingly. Rahul scored 65 off 49 while Rohit chipped in with 36-ball 55 to set up the chase.

After both openers returned to the dugout, Venkatesh Iyer (12*) and Rishabh Pant (12*) ensured that the Men in Blue reach home easily.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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