Happy with learning in New Zealand, great result: Jasprit Bumrah
MOUNT MAUNGANUI: spearhead India Jasprit Bumrah He said he learned a lot from his first tour of New Zealand after returning magic figures of 3/12 in the fifth and final T20I on Sunday.
India swept the series 5-0 with Bumrah playing a key role in the final match while tourists defended the goal of 164 races.
I felt very well. The match approached at one point, but we believed that if we could achieve one or two good comebacks, the match could approach, he said after the match.
It was windy, I was trying to use the wind and the longest side of the limit. Very happy with the learning, the different dimensions of the soil, the first time in New Zealand; Great result, he added.
Upon returning from a long dismissal for injuries, Bumrah initially looked at the beginning of the series and was taken to cleaning by Kane Williamson in the third T20I. But Sunday was at its best on Sunday, as it just gave away nothing and executed its yorkers perfectly as well.
Bumrah-led Indian pacemakers shot in unison to help India lead an unprecedented 5-0 series lime with a seven-run victory against New Zealand.
With the series already in the bag after they won the first four games of the five-game series, Kohli decided to rest in the final game with the substitute Rohit Sharma leading the charge.
India, who chose to hit first, rode Rohit's fifty to publish 163/3 in 20 overs.
Rohit had to retire injured in 60 of 41 deliveries (3x3, 3x3) after suffering cramps and initially decided to continue, only to realize soon that he can no longer run. He didn't go out with KL Rahul Take on the role of captaincy.
Chasing 164 for the victory, New Zealand could handle 156/9 in 20 overs despite hitting Shivam dube for 34 races in an envelope.
Indian pace trio of Bumrah, which returned magic figures from 3/12, Navdeep Saini (2/23) and Shardul Thakur (2/38) restricted the hosts and finally took India on the line.
India will now train its focus on the three-party ODI series starting February 5 in Hamilton.