2nd T20I, Ind vs Zim: It is a big victory, bowlers won us the match, says MS Dhoni
Sran was also rewarded with Man of the Match on his T20I debut for scalping four wickets in his four-over quota.
New Delhi: After crushing hosts Zimbabwe by ten wickets in the 2nd T20I on Monday, Indian skipper MS Dhoni gave all the credit to Indian bowlers.
Indian pacers, especially, Barinder Sran, who was playing his maiden T20I, and Jasprit Bumrah bowled their heart out to restrict opponents for mere 99 runs.
In fact, Sran was also rewarded with Man of the Match on his T20I debut for scalping four wickets for ten runs in his four-over quota.
"It is a big victory. The bowlers started it all, important to start well and they bowled at right length. I was a bit worried that it was the third match on the same wicket and we would have also batted if we had won the toss," said Dhoni at the post-match presentation ceremony.
The Indian captain also praised the Indian fielders.
"Bowling was backed by some good fielding, I emphasised that we hard to run harder than we did in the last game. In the shorter format, it is very important," he said.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer said after scoring just 99 Zimbabwe were out of the game.
"We started slowly and lost wickets at crucial times. It is disappointing after making a good start to the series. The pitch misbehaved a bit but getting bowled out for 99, just not good enough. Final on Wednesday, we still excited, we still believe we can win the series," he said.
(With PTI inputs)