NZ 196/2 (20.0 Ovs)
IND 156/7 (20.0 Ovs)
New Zealand won by 40 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
“I think I’ve always felt good in this format; it was just a matter of it not quite clicking,” Munro said. “It’s one of those game where when you’re going well, you’re going really well. And when you’re not, you’re not. For me it’s a mindset thing. I’ve tried not to expect too much off myself playing at this level or at Twenty20. It’s just trying to ride that wave and not trying to get caught in … when I score runs, I try not get too high and when I don’t, not get too low. It’s just about trying to keep as even as you can and I think I’ve done that over the last two years.
“I enjoy Twenty20; it’s a game where you know it’s a short game and you go out there to express yourself and when it comes off, it comes off. Sometimes you put too much pressure on yourself in the longer form where you’ve got to score runs all the time. In Twenty20, you just got to go out there and express yourself and take the good with the bad. Sometimes it comes off like it did tonight and the other night it didn’t come off. You just got to go with the flow.”
“To be honest, I wasn’t expecting too many slower balls in the first couple of ODIs,” conceded Munro. “Bhuvi and Bumrah just bowled back of a length, trying to nick you out, bowl LBWs and the way I came out was aggressive and that made them change a bit. They bowled really well in terms of that. Bumrah’s slower ball … he’s made a name for himself with that slower ball and Bhuvi’s knuckle ball is very good with the new ball.”