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World Cup warm-up: Batsmen get a shake up as India lose to NZ by 6 wickets


LONDON: Indian batting line-up's cushy underbelly lay uncovered in somewhat favourable bowling prerequisites as New Zealand gave a rude take-heed call, successful the primary warm-up recreation ahead of the ICC World Cup by means of six wickets on Saturday.


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Under overcast prerequisites, Trent Boult's (Four/33 in 6.2 overs) incisive swing bowling was once a test of technique for the Indian top-order batsmen and the Men In Blue never recovered from an early cave in, being bowled out for 179 in 39.2 overs.

It was once a stroll within the park for the Black Caps as they reached the target in only 37.1 overs with Kane Williamson (67) and Ross Taylor (71) serving to themselves to half-centuries.

While it was once a warm-up recreation and the result of the end result is not something that India can be stricken an excessive amount of however what indisputably would keep them fearful is the failure to discover a strategy to their issues.

KL Rahul failed at No Four, Dinesh Karthik's poor IPL shape endured while Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav's respective accidents in all chance would save you the workforce management from checking them out in opposition to Bangladesh in the second warm-up recreation at Cardiff.

The two wrist spinners -- Kuldeep Yadav (Zero/44 in 8.1 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1/37 in 6 overs), who have gone off the boil previously few months -- also did not make much of an have an effect on.

A sub-200 overall supposed that Williamson and Taylor, throughout their 114-run stand, hardly took chance in opposition to the duo, getting run-a-ball with minimal fuss.

For India, Ravindra Jadeja's respectable display (54 off 50 balls and 1/27 in 7 overs) was once the one silver lining.

There was once an opportunity that once IPL, played on pitches devoid of any lateral movement and conditions that did not help swing bowling, the footwork would stay a touch iffy for Indian batsmen.

It was once Boult's first spell which noticed openers Rohit Sharma (2) and Shikhar Dhawan (2) at the side of No. Four KL Rahul (6) being pushed aside that proved to be decisive in overcast prerequisites.

The lack of footwork was once evident as Boult trapped Rohit with a supply that darted in while Dhawan had an inside edge to a supply that had a shade extra soar. Rahul was once played on when Boult were given one to rear up. On all three occasions, there was once distinct lack of footwork.

Skipper Virat Kohli (18 off 24 balls) discovered his defence breached by means of Colin de Grandhomme's off-cutter seeking to play around the line.

Jadeja's half-century ensured a 175-plus ranking for the 'Men In Blue' after being reduced to 115 for 8 at one stage. His 62-run ninth-wicket stand with Kuldeep Yadav (19) was once the one saving grace for India in an in a different way disappointing batting efficiency.

Before Jadeja, it was once Hardik Pandya (30 off 37 balls), who added 38 runs with Mahendra Singh Dhoni (17 off 42 balls) for the fifth wicket.

Dhoni's painful keep on the crease was once reduce quick by means of Tim Southee when he was once stuck at quick mid-wicket while seeking to give the bowler charge.

Dhoni, who takes time to calm down, not for as soon as appeared comfy and did not rotate the strike throughout the partnership, consuming a large number of deliveries.

It was once Jimmy Neesham (3/26 in 3 overs), who pushed aside Hardik with a cross-seam supply that moved a shade, inducing an outdoor edge.


Hardik was once promoted ahead of Dhoni in antagonistic prerequisites and he confirmed positive intent with six boundaries.


Dinesh Karthik was once gone in the same over, flicking a half-volley straight to superb leg and it was once Jadeja, who resurrected the innings with Kuldeep for company.


When New Zealand batted, Jasprit Bumrah (Four-2-2-1) bowled a testing first spell and Mohammed Shami (Four-Zero-16-Zero) also discovered the correct period, which will be a positive that Kohli and Co. can take from this recreation.





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