Recently a Facebook post posted by New Zealand’s Eastern District police went viral which showed them trolling their home team after they suffered back to back defeats against India. In a Facebook post the New Zealand police has ‘warned’ the public about the ‘exploits of a group touring the country at the moment.’
“Police would like to issue a warning to members of the public about the exploits of a group touring the country at the moment. Witnesses report seeing this group badly assault an innocent looking bunch of New Zealanders in both Napier and Mt Maunganui in the last week. Extra care should be taken if you are carrying anything that looks like a cricket bat or ball,” Eastern District police’s post reads.
India dished out a dominating performance to crush New Zealand by 90 runs as spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal yet again tormented the home batsmen after a superlative batting show by the visitors in the second ODI. Opting to bat, India piled up a challenging 324 for four, riding on Rohit Sharma (87) and Shikhar Dhawan (66)’s fluent half-centuries. There were significant contributions from captain Virat Kohli (43), Ambati Rayudu (47) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (48 not out).
The bowlers then shot New Zealand out for 234 in 40.2 overs as India scored a comprehensive win to celebrate country’s 70th Republic Day in style. India now lead the five-match series 2-0, inching closer to their first bilateral ODI series win on New Zealand soil since 2009. India had won 3-1 in 2009 but lost 0-4 to the hosts when they toured in 2014.