Team India won the T20 World Cup for the second time in a row. India won by 56 runs against Netherlands in the match held in Sydney on Thursday. Now the Indian team has reached the first position in Group-2 with 4 points. However, in this match, Team India excelled in all areas. This was a huge success. However, India did not get a good start in this match. Only 38 runs were scored in the power-play. After that, four factors played a key role in the easy win. Formers say that if Team India goes ahead like this, they will own the T20 World Cup trophy. Let’s take a look at that..
4. Inexperience of Netherlands..
India’s batting line-up in this World Cup is said to be the most powerful in the tournament. Meanwhile, the Indian batsmen could not play freely till the first 10 overs. At the end of half innings, Team India’s score was 67/1. Netherlands’ lack of experience to play big matches hurt the team. Earlier Netherlands team did not play any T20 match against India. The Netherlands have played only 36 T20 Internationals against 12 Test playing nations so far. 21 of these matches are against lightweight teams like Ireland, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.
India lost only two wickets in the entire 20 overs. Due to this the team was able to run fast in the last overs. In the last 10 overs, India scored runs at a rate of around 11 runs.
3. Two key partnerships in a row..
Indian opener KL Rahul failed in the second match in a row. He got out after scoring 9 runs in 12 balls. But, after that two good partnerships came from India in a row. Captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli added 73 runs off 56 balls for the second wicket. Team India has strengthened its grip with this partnership. After that, Virat and Suryakumar Yadav also put on a partnership of 95 runs in 48 balls. With this, these two key partnerships contributed to Team India’s victory and scoring a huge score.
2. Kohli’s class, Surya’s mass innings..
Captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed on the last ball of the 12th over. The score was only 84 runs for two wickets. Stroke play is not easy as the pitch is slow. Had the batsmen panicked, things could have taken a turn for the worse from here, but from here, Virat’s class and Surya’s mass innings increased the run rate. Virat made sure that the wicket did not fall from one end. At the same time, Surya started working on increasing the team’s run rate. In this innings, Virat batted at a strike rate of 140 while Surya scored at a strike rate of 204.
1. Bhuvi Opening Spell Adurs..
India scored 179 runs. But, this is considered to be an average score in T20 cricket at present. In such situations, the Indian bowlers tightened their waist to tie the Netherlands. Swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar took this responsibility. He bowled his first two overs and took a wicket as well. As a result of this, the Dutch batsmen panicked and lost wickets one after another while playing shots.