Ranchi: The spin and bounce offered by the Ranchi wicket , where India lost by 21 runs in the opening T20I of the series, surprised captain Hardik Pandya. "Nobody expected the wicket to play like that, and both teams were taken aback. However, they played superior cricket on this occasion, which is why the outcome was how it was. Actually, the new ball was rotating faster than the previous one, and the manner it spun and bounced took us by surprise "said the captain.
The all-rounder stated that the pitch was not a 177-run wicket, as the Kiwiw team claimed. Pandya, on the other hand, stated that the hosts were in the hunt till he was out with Suryakumar Yadav in the middle. Pandya was also critical of his bowlers, who were ripped apart in the dying overs, and claimed that the squad gave up an extra 20-25 runs.
"But we clawed it back and stayed in the game until Surya and I batted. In retrospect, I don't believe this wicket was 177; we were terrible with the ball and gave up 20-25 runs "stated Gujarat Titans captain. When asked about the game, the captain stated that the group is still learning, with the youth acquiring experience. He also praised all-rounder Washington Sundar, who was excellent with both the ball and the bat.
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