Daryl Mitchell Acknowledges Indian Bowlers’ Impact on NZ’s ODI WC Performance
Daryl Mitchell recognizes India’s bowlers’ contribution in the Men’s ODI World Cup clash and reflects on New Zealand’s performance.
New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell praised India’s spirited performance during the last ten overs in their Men’s ODI World Cup encounter at the HPCA Stadium. Mohammed Shami’s exceptional bowling, securing a 5-54, including Mitchell’s wicket, limited New Zealand to 273 all out in 50 overs. India chased down the target with two overs to spare, maintaining their unbeaten run in the tournament.
Mitchell recognized India’s world-class death-bowling unit, led by Shami, Bumrah, and Siraj, for holding back New Zealand during the middle 40 overs. He acknowledged the importance of early wickets and their efforts to apply pressure.
Mitchell, who delivered a remarkable batting display, scored 130 off 127 balls, including nine fours and five sixes. His 159-run partnership with Rachin Ravindra propelled New Zealand to 178/2 in 34 overs before they stumbled to 273 all out.
Reflecting on the partnership with Ravindra, Mitchell spoke about enjoying the ODI World Cup experience and their efforts to build a foundation for a strong finish.
Using proactive footwork and powerful shots, Mitchell exploited the spinners, notably Kuldeep Yadav, taking 43 runs off 28 balls from him. He praised Kuldeep’s skills and the challenge of putting pressure on the bowlers while building a platform for their innings.
Mitchell’s century marked a significant milestone in his ODI World Cup journey, and he expressed pride in the team’s performance while acknowledging areas for improvement.
In conclusion, Mitchell commended India’s bowlers, emphasized the need for partnerships, and expressed his delight in being part of the World Cup, cherishing the experience of playing in front of enthusiastic crowds.