On Sunday in Hamilton, rain forced the cancellation of the second one-day international match (ODI) of the three-match series between India and New Zealand. The tourists were aiming to get back on track after losing the first match on Friday by seven wickets. However, the weather had other things in mind for them, and the series is currently 1-0 in favour of the New Zealanders. The match included of many interruptions and restarts, and it was eventually shortened to 29 overs for each team. Despite this, the game was stopped for good when Team India was 89/1 after 12.5 overs, with Suryakumar Yadav (34 not out) and Shubman Gill (45 not out) at the crease. Gill was in fine form with the bat, as seen by his scores of 50 and 45* runs in the two One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Ravi Shastri, a former coach for India, gave his feedback on former player Shubman Gill’s overall performance while speaking to Prime Video during the telecast of the second one-day international.
“Today, he placed a strong emphasis on the proper timing of the ball. When you are in over your head, there are moments when you just want to get on with it and try to hit the ball as hard as you can. He had a firm grasp on the situation and deft feet. It is very enjoyable to see him perform.
He carries himself in a manner befitting a king. According to Shastri, “He is a terrific player, and he is going to be around for a long period (decade’s time),”
“Ravi Shastri a strong work ethic, he works extremely hard, he’s eager, and he genuinely enjoys playing this game. He is constantly grounded, which is another reason why he will continue to play the game he loves,” he went on to say.
After a first weather disruption, play was paused for nearly four hours with India on 22-0 after 4.5 overs. When play resumed, the match was trimmed to a 29-over match in order to accommodate the shorter time frame.
When play was restarted, a further eight overs were bowled before the rain forced the players to retreat once more to the pavilion and prevented any further action from taking place.
After taking the first game of the series on Friday in Auckland by a score of seven wickets, New Zealand now holds a 1-0 lead in the three-game series. On Wednesday, the championship game will be played in Christchurch. The match will be shown live on Prime Video, and coverage will begin at 6 AM IST. You will be able to watch it there.