New Zealand all-round Jimmy Neesham, who scored his first half century and helped his side put on a decent total of 285 runs after they were tottering at 199 for 8 at one stage, said that the fantastic innings from Virat Kohli sealed the game in Indai’s favour.
According to Neesham, the partnership between Team India captain MS Dhoni and Kohli of 151 runs shifted the momentum. He felt that the total of New Zealand in the first innings was not what they were expecting as anything less than 300 would have been below par total. He also said that the New Zealand bowlers did a good job but the luck did not support them. Ross Taylor dropped Virat Kohli when the Indian was on just six runs and he feels that the game would have been different ball game had that catch been taken.
He also praised Henry for putting on a good stand for the ninth wicket that saw them take their side to a decent total.