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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

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.

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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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