India 156 for 2 (Dhawan 75*) beat New Zealand 157 (Williamson 64, Kuldeep 4-39, Shami 3-19) by eight wickets (DLS method)
It was one of our more balanced performances. The way the guys bowled and created pressure, it changed everything. The fast bowling group believe they can knock any opposition over. This is the fittest I've seen Shami ever. He knows he can get batsmen out. The lines and lengths that Kuldeep and Chahal bowled was very difficult to get away. Dhawan is a dangerous player, and once he's in the right headspace he'll get in flow again.
It wasn't our best effort. India were very good. We should have applied ourselves and tackled that slower balls that they were bowling. I think 250 would have been a par score. I think it was lack of adjusting to the surface. We required a lot more graft. Their bowling attack did beautifully.
The way we have performed has all been teamwork. The main thing is that whatever we plan we execute. We have a plan A, and if that doesn't work we go to plan B.The way we have performed has all been teamwork. The main thing is that whatever we plan we execute. We have a plan A, and if that doesn't work we go to plan B.
The injury changed things a bit. I was in rehab and injury management for 18 months. The skipper, management and team backed me.