Many eyebrows were raised😳 when NZ fielded 3⃣ unheralded spinners and left out the likes of Trent Boult and Tim Southee🙆. But Kane Williamson's gutsy call has been vindicated as his spin trident took down the famed Indian batting line up🌟, who crumbled like a pack of cards in front of a running fan😱. NZ had ambled to 126/7, thanks to Corey Anderson's 34 on a turning track. But what looked like a comfortable chase would become a nightmare😨 in the very first over when Shikhar Dhawan missed a sweep against Nathan McCullum. Then left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner took over the mantle of destroyer-in-chief💥 as he foxed Rohit Sharma and then had Raina chip an innocuous delivery straight to mid-wicket👎. Yuvraj would follow suit before Ish Sodhi wreaked havoc😯 with a 3⃣ wicket burst to send back Kohli, Ashwin and Jadeja to leave 🇮🇳 tottering at 43/7. Dhoni tried to fight💪 for a while but it was all a bit too late as 🇮🇳 were shot out for an embarrassing 79. The tournament favourites have been dealt a hammer blow👊 by Kiwis who read the conditions perfectly.
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