New Zealand Police accuses Team India of ‘assault’: Eastern District Police posted a warning message for the local people.
On the back of a couple of dominating performances, India have taken a 2-0 lead on the ongoing tour of New Zealand. With three ODIs remaining, a win in any one of them will declare India as the winners of the series.
Given how the Kiwis play on their home soil, such a scoreline after the first two matches wasn’t expected. There is no hiding to the fact that it takes some beating to defeat New Zealand in New Zealand. While 2-0 highlights how well the visitors have played, it also speaks of the otherwise.
It is New Zealand’s batting which lacked the required venom in both the matches. While the batsmen posted a below par total in the first ODI at Napier, they failed to chase or even come close to India’s 324-run total in the second ODI at Mount Maunganui.
The batsmen getting out at regular intervals, both against pace and spin, have let the hosts down. While their middle-order has failed wholly against India’s wrist-spinners, the top-order getting out early against the pacers doesn’t help the case.
Talking of their bowling, defending a 156-run target against a strong and in-form Indian batting line-up was never going to be enough in the first match. In the second match, restricting India to 324-4 when they were looking set to post a total around 350 was commendable of them.
Given the conditions, you expect the bowlers to go for runs and the batsmen to chase them, something which highlights that the Kiwi batters will have to up their game in the third ODI to be played tomorrow at Mount Maunganui.
Quoting India’s formidable performance in the series, Eastern District Police uploaded a Facebook post highlighting how India have ‘assaulted’ innocent looking bunch of New Zealanders. Towards the end, the post also warned all the people with a bat or ball to take extra care.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the same below:
I know our Police handles have become quirky but this requires a super sporting guy at the top. Well done New zealand. pic.twitter.com/BM65ecAgVh
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) January 27, 2019
— Jikku Varghese Jacob (@Jikkuvarghese) January 27, 2019
— Binoy chacko (@binoy_chacko) January 27, 2019
This is what the New Zealand police issued a warning to the members on the social media in humor. pic.twitter.com/F626FO2AbI
— Ravi Rai (@Raviravirai) January 27, 2019
Team India won heart of people in New Zealand!
Notice issued by New Zealand police be careful if you see Team India with Bat n Ball. 😊 pic.twitter.com/xpKhlHn4rM
— Kanishk (@kanishkajadhav) January 27, 2019