India crushed again at T20 Word Cup, this time by NZ

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New Zealand inflicted a crushing eight-wicket de-feat on India at the T20 World Cup on Sunday and put the tournament favourite on the brink of elimination.

India’s much-trumpeted batsmen flopped for the second time after a 10-wicket defeat to Pakistan, reaching only 110-7 after New Zealand chose to bowl.

Daryl Mitchell (49) and captain Kane Williamson (33 not out) eased New Zealand to 111-2 in 14.3 overs in a lopsided Group 2 game.Mitchell missed out on a deserved half century when he was caught at long on against Jasprit Bumrah’s off-cutter. Mitchell hit four boundaries and three sixes. Bumrah finished with 2-19.

The heavy defeat to archrival Pakistan last week at the same venue appeared to still be play-ing on the minds of India’s batsmen as wickets tumbled against both the spin and speed of the Black Caps.

“I don’t think we were brave enough with bat or ball,” said Kohli at the post-match Q&A session on Sunday.

 

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