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While the first match of this three-match series was abandoned due to rain, Siraj bowled brilliantly in the second and third matches. Especially in the third T20, he wreaked havoc that the New Zealand team could not recover from.
Mohammad Siraj took four wickets in the third T20I bowling four overs. During this he gave only 17 runs. Mark Chapman became Siraj’s first victim in this match. Siraj had Chapman caught by Arshdeep Singh Karvi.
In this spell, Siraj scored 54 runs to get the second wicket of a dangerous batsman for India. It was none other than Glen Phillips. Phillips was caught by Siraj to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. At the same time, Siraj got the third wicket of James Neesham, while Siraj got the fourth wicket in the form of Mitchell Santner.
Siraj’s best spell against New Zealand
This brilliant bowling has made Mohammad Siraj the third best performer against New Zealand. In this match, Siraj scored only 17 runs and took 4 wickets in a spell of 4 overs. Before Siraj, Patel has often bowled economically against the Kiwis. Akshar took three wickets for just 9 runs in the 2021 T20 match in Kolkata.
Deepak Hooda is on the second position. In the second match of this series, Hooda cleaned the net of the New Zealand batsmen. In the second T20 match, Deepak Hooda took 4 big wickets giving only 10 runs in his 4 overs.
New Zealand scored 160 runs in this match. Due to Indian bowling, New Zealand scored 160 runs in 19.4 overs in the match. In this match, Devon Conway scored a brilliant knock of 59 runs for the Kiwi team. Apart from this, Glenn Phillips also scored 54 runs. Both these batsmen were dangerous for team India by scoring quick runs but they could not take the innings forward after the half century.