We Had a Belief Says Semi-Finalist Hero Matt Henry
Just Eighteen days before in group stages, the fast bowler, face a lot of criticism after a frustrating spell of 1-76 (out of nine overs). the pacer occupied the center of the stage when he uprooted a solid Indian order to propel New Zealand to the World Cup final.
We just tried to create pressure on the Indian team as they are best chasing sides. Henry said that after his 3-73 winning figures, who played the key role in New Zealand’s impressive 18-run win against the tournament’s favorites.
We just had to ask a lot of questions against the best batting lineup in the world. I thought we managed to get rid of it. We had the belief: we knew we had to play well if we have to qualify in the finals. “Obviously, they’re world-class batsmen like Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, and Ravindra Jadeja – we knew that to win the game we had to get them out as we did.
Unlike the game against the West Indies, in which Chris Gayle and Carlos Braithwaite attacked Henry. The Indian batsmen were unable to counter the speed, variation, and accuracy of the fiery Henry.
Just as New Zealand was looking for a heroic effort on the part of the bowlers after presenting a rather insufficient total of 239-runs, it was Henry who stepped forward and punched Indian batsmen with its deadly bowling spell. Henry got the wickets of India’s running machine, Rohit Sharma, and also got the wicket of KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik. Henry took wickets just at the right moment and from where the Indians never recovered from it.