When the ball was in Kohli’s hands, I thought I’m in a bit of trouble: Colin Munro
Munro's wicket was probably one of the turning points in the game.
Published - Feb 1, 2020 1:21 pm | Updated - Feb 1, 2020 1:21 pm
It was a deja-vu of epic proportions for the New Zealanders in the fourth T20I in Wellington as they once again failed to close the game out for the second time in a row in the past three days and were condemned to yet another Super Over defeat to hand India an unassailable 4-0 lead in the 5-match series.
New Zealand was cruising for the longest part in the run-chase, and with 11 needed off the last 12 balls and seven wickets in the shade, it looked like a stroll. But the Kiwis proceeded to lose four wickets in the last over and the harakiri that had set-in thanks to the dismissal of Ross Taylor and the past baggage, they weren’t able to close the deal out as tenacious India found a way to make a comeback into the game.
“That’s cricket, isn’t it? We put ourselves in positions to win both of those games I thought. But India, with the roll they’re on at the moment and the cricket that they’re playing, they always just find aa way And then Super Over is a bit of luck each way. It can go either way I reckon,” Colin Munro said in the press conference on Friday.
I was dawdling with the second one: Colin Munro
Munro’s wicket was probably one of the turning points in the game. The southpaw was looking in the prime form before a moment of brilliance by Virat Kohli paved way for his run-out. And, Munro admitted that he could have run faster.
“We’re all sitting in the sheds now and talking about it and hurting that we have let two games like that slip. And, I put my hand up too. We talk about running quickly between the wickets and then I was dawdling with that second one, and Kohli picks up and does some magical work and that’s it.
Munro, who was batting so well at 64 off 47 deliveries added that when he saw Shardul Thakur throw the ball, he just thought that the ball was going over the stumps and that he’d be in ‘non-danger’. However, the moment Munro saw that Kohli, who was standing at short-cover had picked up the ball, the southpaw knew he was in danger.
“I just saw Shardul throw towards the wicketkeeper’s end or the bowler’s end, whichever one it was, and I saw it going over and I thought oh well it’s going to the non-danger end for me, and when I saw Kohli catch the ball and spin around, then I thought crap I’m in a bit of trouble here. And then he hit like he usually does,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Kiwis have now lost four games in a row this series and will head to Mount Maunganui with an aim to shrug off the ignominy of a 0-5 whitewash.
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