T20 World Cup 2021, IND vs NZ (Super 12): Twitter erupts as India comes up with another despicable performance
After Pakistan, it was New Zealand's turn to outplay India. India suffered an eight-wicket defeat to the Kiwis in Super 12s of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Consequently, fans have slammed its dismal performance on social media.
It was yet another sorrowful performance from former champion India. On Sunday, it suffered an eight-wicket rout to New Zealand in its Group 2 Super 12 tie of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup at the Dubai International Stadium. As a result, the Men in Blue's low-key run against the Kiwis continued in the ICC tournaments.
It was India's third defeat in the same number of matches against the side in the competition, while in the ICC tournaments, it has extended to 3-9 in favour of the Kiwis. Consequently, India's chances of making it to the semis have severely been dented. With India having a lot of work on every front, wins in the remaining games might not be enough, as its fate in the competition hangs by a thread.
Meanwhile, social media slammed the Indians for coming up with shameful performances in the opening two games of the tournament. As India needs to recapitulate and find a way through, we look at the top reactions from fans on Twitter:
The Indian performer
No Rohit Sharma?
Ghost of 2007!
Ain't ringing the bell
Not Team India
NZ opted to bowl to win the toss, as India was off to a wretched start, losing wickets at regular intervals. It could manage just 110/6, with Ravindra Jadeja being the top scorer. In reply, Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson's dominating 72-run stand took the game away from India, and NZ won by eight wickets.
Brief scores: India 110/7 (Jadeja- 26*; Boult- 3/20) lost to New Zealand 111/2 in 14.3 overs (Mitchell- 49, Williamson- 33*; Bumrah- 2/19) by eight wickets.