Saying the 2019 World Cup semifinal towards India was one of many ‘craziest’ video games he has performed, New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson stated the understanding between each groups earlier than the second day gave the impression to be that India had the higher hand.
New Zealand beat India by 18 runs in a low-scoring encounter within the ODI World Cup two years in the past, in a match that was divided into two days due to persistent rain.
“It was one of many craziest video games I’ve ever performed — over two days,” stated pacer Lockie Ferguson on an episode of Cricket Life Tales on Thursday.
“We acquired the sensation from India that they knew we hadn’t acquired sufficient, with their batting assault. At evening, we have been sleeping on our complete of 240, and my girlfriend requested me if I used to be nervous. I advised her we had nothing to lose,” he stated.
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“The subsequent day, Trent Boult and Matt Henry bowled among the finest opening spells to knock the highest off and put all of the stress again on India. It was an awesome recreation to win,” he added.
Solely 46.1 overs of New Zealand’s first innings had been potential within the semifinal in Manchester, rain holding the gamers off the sphere from afternoon onwards. New Zealand resumed their innings on the second day of the match from 211 for five to place up 239/8.
India suffered a high order collapse earlier than being buoyed by a rearguard cost by MS Dhoni, in his final match for India, and Ravindra Jadeja, finally being all out for 221.