After putting on a run-fest at the Holkar Stadium in Indore, India started perfectly with the bat as Hardik Pandya dismissed Finn Allen in the very first over of the New Zealand innings. However, Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell formed a brilliant partnership, adding 106 runs for the second wicket. India finally found a way out as Kuldeep Yadav once again got the best out of Nicholls.
But Conway looked determined to take New Zealand home. The opening better kept chipping in with crucial runs and also completed his century. He found good help from Daryl Mitchell too. However, Shardul Thakur dismissed Mitchell and then Tom Latham in quick succession to give India the upper hand.
Conway too was dismissed as the batter played directly into the hands of Rohit Sharma at short midwicket. However, the job was far from done for India with Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell still at the crease. India feared another blistering knock from Bracewell. But Ishan Kishan had his plans sorted.
The Indian wicketkeeper did a terrific job behind the wicket and pulled off a brilliant stumping to dismiss Bracewell. In the 37th over of the NZ innings, Kuldeep Yadav saw Bracewell charging down the track and hence fired the ball outside the leg stump. Kishan, meanwhile, was alert enough to collect the ball and dislodge the bails in time.
The young wicketkeeper displayed great anticipation and quick reflexes to catch Bracewell well short of his crease. It reminded fans of a classic MS Dhoni stumping.
Captain Rohit Sharma also looked impressed by the quick glovework shown by Kishan as he appreciated the wicketkeeper by tapping on his head.