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India vs New Zealand 2017, 2nd T20I: 5 mistakes that cost India

The Indian team's costliest mistakes against New Zealand at Rajkot

Feature 05 Nov 2017, 02:13 IST

In the second T20I that was played at Rajkot, New Zealand defeated India convincingly by 40 runs. After a great victory in the first T20I against the Kiwis at New Delhi, India committed several blunders which cost the team the match.

Let’s take a look at five of those mistakes.

#5 Dropped catches

The famous saying “catches win matches" was proved right at Rajkot. The Indian team looked quite sloppy on the field, and the Kiwi batsmen comfortably got to a total of 196 runs.

If Iyer and Chahal had not dropped Munro, the match could have had a very different outcome

In the last ball of the 11th over, Shreyas Iyer dropped Colin Munro at deep mid-wicket.

In the first ball of the 16th over, Munro tried slicing the ball over cover; it went high up, creating a good opportunity to dismiss him, but the catch was dropped by Yuzvendra Chahal.

As a result of these two dropped chances and his aggressive batting, Munro scored his second hundred in T20Is and strengthened his team’s position.

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