India recorded a 2-1 series victory against New Zealand on Sunday in final match of the 3 ODI series. Centuries by Rohit Sharma (147 off 138) and Virat Kohli (113 off 106) played a great role and led India to a total score of 337 at a loss of 6 wickets.
When it was New Zealand’s turn to bat, opener Martin Guptill returned to the pavilion quite early but Colin Munro had scored an impressive 75 and Kane Williamson scored 64 runs to help the team outdo the early dismissal of their opener.
While Kiwis were trying their best to take the cup home, Indian bowlers were playing their own game. Out of the three wickets Bumrah took, he took that of Taylor (39) in the 41st over. Then, by the end of 47th over, the game had turned quite interesting as New Zealand needed 30 runs with 5 wickets still in the bag. The match was becoming more gripping with every passing moment.
Towards the end of the match, it was Jasprit Bumrah’s final over that ensured a six-run victory for the host. Guest team needed 15 runs off the 50th over to chase the target of 338 runs but Bumrah conceded only 7 and took his third wicket of Santner, leading India to a terrific win.
But the moment that had turned the game clearly and completely in India’s favor was when the collective effort of Dhoni and Bumrah worked to run-out Tom Latham for 65 off 52 balls.
Grandhomme missed the ball and tried to pick a single when Dhoni sent the ball immediately back to ‘King of Death’ Bumrah and the pacer successfully grabbed Latham’s wicket.
This invited an epic reaction from our ‘Greatest Captains of all Times’ Dhoni himself. India’s former captain was in splits when Latham was sent back to pavilion by the joint effort of him and Bumrah as that moment turned to be the real game-changer for India.
Watch the video of the run-out below:
— cricket (@84107010ghwj) October 29, 2017
As India registered the victory against Kiwis, even social media was buzzing with words of praise for Bumrah. Here are some interesting reactions from Twitterati over the epic dismissal of Latham by the ‘King of Death Overs’ Bumrah:
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— Abhay AB (@methefatalist) October 29, 2017
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) October 29, 2017
Jasprit Bumrah has risen another notch as a top end overs bowler. Calm and effective
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 29, 2017
— Deon Britto (@deon989) October 29, 2017
Jasprit Bumrah is probably the best Death bowler in the world today in ODIs. #INDvNZ
— dheeraj sinha (@sinha_dheeraj) October 29, 2017
— Vipul (@Vipulmech1) October 30, 2017