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We learnt from our mistakes in series opener, says Rohit


AUCKLAND: India on Friday bounced back with a clinical efficiency in the second one T20 International against New Zealand and stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma stated it used to be a result of quickly learning from their errors.

India suffered their biggest ever defeat in T20s in relation to runs at Wellington on Wednesday but the guests went to the second one sport with the similar group.

The captain led from the entrance, scoring 50 off 29 balls to ensure a seven-wicket win for India, their first in a T20 on New Zealand soil.

"Very pleased to see how we bowled, and we were quite clinical with the bat as well. We have quality in our side, but we executed our plans better today, after learning from our mistakes," stated Rohit at the post-match presentation.

"It's important to understand the mistakes that we made - it's been a long tour for everyone. So we didn't want to put a lot of pressure on the boys, just go in there with a clear mind."

The collection decider will be played at Hamilton on Sunday.


"It's going to be a cracker of a game in the 3rd T20I, but nothing to take away from New Zealand, they're still a quality side," Rohit stated.


New Zealand posted 158 for the lack of 8 wickets and skipper Kane Williamson felt his group may have performed higher with the bat.


"It was slightly trickier to bat (here), but 20 more runs at the death would have been better. It wasn't a 180-200 wicket for sure, but the opening partnership from India just took it away," stated Williamson.


"It's important that as a side we are aware of the good bits we have done and put that into practice every time we come out to bat. Today it wasn't our day to be honest," he added.


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