NZ vs IND – During the 3rd T20 between India and New Zealand, Kiwis have won the toss and asked India to bat first. India went with the unchanged 11 and New Zealand has made few changes by bringing in Scott Kuggeleijn into their bowling setup.
Indian openers Rohit and KL Rahul came to open the Innings. We all know that Rohit was a bit silent in this series, but he has fired in H Bennett over with 27 runs.
And from the other end, KL Rahul was giving good support to Rohit. When everything was going smooth for India, Grandhomme picked Rahul’s wicket and in very few moments Rohit had to depart.
In an experimental mood, they have sent Shivam Dube up the order but it turned out as a big fail because he was struggling to face short balls.
Shivam Dube, Shreyas Iyer, and even Virat Kohli to an extent found it difficult to get the ball away. Sodhi played a central role in India’s slowdown in the middle overs. And after all the hard work India has given a target of 180.
It was a big challenge to New Zealand batsmen in order to chase down such a total. Kiwis opening duo Guptill and Munro have started the proceeding in a good way.
But the good ways have to end at some point, Thakur has removed Guptill and in the very next moment Jadeja got rid of Munro. And they have promoted Santner up the order.
New Zealand skipper Williamson stepped up and took the responsibility and made his 28 balls fifty and took the complete control of the run-chase.
The Match was going neck to neck between both the teams. In the end, it was only 9 runs from 6 balls and Taylor hits a six and took few singles.
But in the end, it was only 1 ball and 1 ball, M Shami has taken the wicket of Taylor and the Match was Tied.
Super Over Time:
As New Zealand batted last, they had to bat first in the super over. Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson stepped up to the crease. And for India, the bowling duties were handed over to Bumrah.
He gave away just 2 runs off the first two. An in the next delivery misses his length off the third, Williamson jumps across and laps it over fine leg for six. Next ball is a full toss that’s hit past long-off for four. Guptill finishes the over with another four through mid-wicket. And gave a target of 18 runs.
And KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma stepped up to start the 2nd Innings, it was 2 runs from the first ball and in the 2nd ball, they had to settle for a single.
In the 3rd ball, KL Rahul strikes a four, and a single in next ball. Rohit strikes with a massive six and it was all down to the last ball.
Rohit hits it out of the park. And India Wins the Match in Super Over. And they seal the T20 series with 3-0.