New Zealand deserve to win, says Kohli

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MANCHESTER: Indian skipper Virat Kohli has on Wednesday praised New Zealand bowlers and said “The first half, we were very, very good. We thought we had restricted New Zealand to a chase-able score but the way they came out with the ball was what made the difference. The game much changed in those first 40 minutes when we were batting.

While addressing to reporters at the post-match presser, Kohli said that Kiwis really put up a great display on how to bowl with the new ball. Pressure created was immense.

“Jadeja had a really good couple of games and it’s his performances that are a huge positive. He went with so much clarity, MS had a good partnership with him,” the Indian skipper added.

“Difficult to take it – but New Zealand deserve it. Our shot selection could have been better, but we played a good standard of cricket throughout. New Zealand were braver in crunch situations and they deserve it,” Kohli added further.