New Zealand beat India by 4 runs in 3rd T20I thriller to take series 2-1
India won the toss and decided to field against New Zealand in the 3rd and deciding T20I at Seddon Park, Hamilton today.
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
New Zealand take the series 2-1!— ICC (@ICC) 10 February 2019
The Blackcaps hold off India despite a late charge from Krunal Pandya and Dinesh Karthik to win by four runs in Hamilton.#NZvIND scorecard ?? https://t.co/Prav9ucvl2 pic.twitter.com/Udx6Y6MNIE
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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