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T20 World Cup: Second Defeat For Team India:- Team India has been the hot favorite for the T20 World Cup 2021 that is taking place in UAE. Team India failed to live up to the expectations and lost badly against Pakistan in their opener. Exactly after a week, Team India fought with New Zealand in the crucial game and reported their second defeat in the T20 World Cup. With this defeat, it would be quite tough for India to make it to the semifinals of the T20 World Cup. New Zealand won the toss in this crucial match and elected to bowl first. Indian batsmen tumbled down badly and they struggled hard to report a remarkable score. Ravindra Jadeja (26 not out), Hardik Pandya (23) are the top scorers for the side.
Team India scored 110 for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs. Among the New Zealand bowlers, Trent Boult (3/20), Ish Sodhi (2/17) and Tim Southee (1/26) damaged the Indian batting lineup. New Zealand batsmen completed the chase so easily and won the match by 8 wickets. They completed the chase in 14.3 overs. Daryl Mitchell (49), Kane Williamson (33 not out) made the chase easy for New Zealand. Jasprit Bumrah (2/19) took both the wickets. Ish Sodhi has been named as the Player of the match. Pakistan is on the top of the board in the group and with this victory, New Zealand has fair chances to make it to the semifinals. Team India will play with Afghanistan on November 3rd and has matches with Scotland on November 5th and with Nambia on November 8th.