New Zealand beat India by 4 runs in 3rd T20I thriller to take series 2-1

Colin Munro 72 for New Zealand today in the 3rd T20I against India
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India won the toss and decided to field against New Zealand in the 3rd and deciding T20I at Seddon Park, Hamilton today.

Match Summary

New Zealand  212-4 (Tim Seifert 42, Colin Munro 72, Kane Williamson 27, Colin de Grandhomme 30; Kuldeep Yadav 2-26)

India  208-6 (Rohit Sharma 38 , Rishabh Pant 28,  Vijay Shankar 43,Dinesh Karthik 33*; Daryl Mitchell 2-27, Mitchell Santner 2-32)

Result - New Zealand won by 4 runs

Scorecard

Series stats

Asked to bat first, the New Zealand batsmen Tim Seifert 42, Colin Munro 72, Kane Williamson 27 and Colin de Grandhomme 30, battered the India bowlers, scoring 212-4 in their 20 overs - Kuldeep Yadav 2-26 was the pick of the India bowlers.

In reply, India just failed in their run chase despite some wonderful individual performances with the bat, particularly from Rohit Sharma 38 , Rishabh Pant 28, Vijay Shankar 43 and towards the end Dinesh Karthik 33*. Tight bowling from new comers Blair Tickner, Scott Kuggeleijn and Daryl Mitchell produced wickets at crucial moments.

New Zealand won the match by just 4 runs and the series 2-1.

 

New Zealand - Tim Seifert(wk), Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner

India - Scott Kuggeleijn (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed

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