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Shreyas Iyer not very experienced but made the pressure match look easy: Ross Taylor

Iyer on Friday smashed an unbeaten 29-ball 58 to help India chase down a target of 204 runs with six wickets in hand and as many balls to spare.

SNS | New Delhi |

Heaping praises on Friday’s Man of the Match in India’s win over New Zealand in the first T20I of the five-match series, Ross Taylor said Shreyas Iyer is not very experienced in international cricket, but the Mumbaikar made the pressure match look easy.

Iyer on Friday smashed an unbeaten 29-ball 58 to help India chase down a target of 204 runs with six wickets in hand and as many balls to spare.

After India lost skipper Virat Kohli (45) and KL Rahul (56) within a gap of 6 runs, the Mumbaikar joined hands with Shivam Dubey first (9) and then with Manish Pandey (14 not out) to take India home with ease. He put the final nail in New Zealand’s coffin with a six.

“He (Iyer) is not very experienced in international cricket, but in a pressure situation made it look easy with some of those boundaries. If he had got out, then a new batsman coming in and couple of dots would have made the run rate up,” Taylor said as quoted by PTI.

Meanwhile, the 35-year-old also lauded other Indian batsmen for their running between the wickets and adaptation.

“They ran between the wickets fantastically well and sometimes touring teams can take a little time to get used to things here. But the way they played, last year they learnt playing on these grounds and adapted a lot quicker than they did last year,” he added.

(With inputs from PTI)