India vs New Zealand: High quality seam bowling from Mohammed Shami (3/18), Mohammad Siraj (1/10) and Hardik Pandya (2 wickets) on a helping pitch powered team India to a 2-0 series win against New Zealand at Raipur’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Stadium, Saturday. It was India’s bowling in 2nd ODI that laid foundation of a comfortable win as the visitors had collapsed for mere 108 in 34.3 overs.

Meanwhile, BCCI.TV posted a video in which ‘Player of the match’ Mohammed Shami joined ‘Jammu Express’ Umran Malik in a candid chat after India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI.

“Smile rakho, white ball hai, maar to sabko padni hai. Bas apne pe believe karo, apne skill pe believe karo aur bas jo wicket mein ho raha hai, usko thoda sa dekh ke chalte raho (keep smiling, it’s white ball cricket, so everyone will get hit. Just believe in yourself, your skill and try to get a little out of the wicket),” Shami said when asked by Umran about the secret behind his jolly mood on field.

Further in the video, Shami said: “Aapke liye bhi ek cheez bolna chahunga, bohot dam hai, future accha hai, aapke liye bas ek hi advice hai, jitni aapke paas pace hai, mujhe lagta nahi use easy hai khelna. Bas thoda sa work ki zarurat hai length (ko control karne ki). Bas agar usko control kar lenge to ham duniya pe raaj karenge.”

Umran Malik is yet to make his debut in the three-match series. India have won the series 2-0. The third and final T20I between two teams will be played on Tuesday, January 24, at Indore’s Holkar Stadium.





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