[caption id="attachment_801747" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-801747" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Kane-Williamson-Blackcaps.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="458" /> It was a morale-boosting victory for the Kiwis, who were outclassed 4-1 in the ODI series. They next host Bangladesh in a series of three ODIs and three Tests. @ Twitter/Black Caps[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The three-match Twenty20 International series decider between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a> lived up to expectations as the hosts just about managed to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/3rd-t20i-new-zealand-avoid-karthik-scare-to-clinch-series-against-india-801687">win by four runs</a> at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p>Set with a daunting 213-run target that came on the back of opener Colin Munro s blistering 72 off 40, India were right on track to chase down the target despite losing opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shikhar-dhawan/">Shikhar Dhawan</a> early. (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/india-in-new-zealand-2019-200956/live-scores/india-vs-new-zealand-live-cricket-score-3rd-t20i-match-187364-summary.html"><strong>India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I: FULL SCORECARD</strong></a>) <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/vijay-shankar/">Vijay Shankar</a> was aggressive in his approach, but the visitors were unable to establish partnerships. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rishabh-pant/">Rishabh Pant</a> belted a four and two sixes and raced to 28 off 12 before he became debutant <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/blair-tickner">Blair Tickner</a>'s first victim. Captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rohit-sharma/">Rohit Sharma</a> made 38, while <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/hardik-pandya/">Hardik Pandya</a> s brief cameo produced 21. <p></p> <p></p>India found themselves on the ropes when they needed 47 off the last three over. However, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dinesh-karthik/">Dinesh Karthik</a> was belligerent in his 16-ball knock and pounded four towering sixes for his 33, while <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/krunal-pandya/">Krunal Pandya</a> made 26 off 13 but they ended up four runs short. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-new-zealand-2018-19-3rd-t20i-it-would-have-been-nice-to-win-the-series-and-go-home-and-play-australia-rohit-sharma-801728">It would have been nice to win the series and go home and play Australia: Rohit Sharma</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> What a brilliant advertisement for T20 cricket. It's great to get across the line tonight. It was a fairly short series. The first performance (first T20I) was our best, and there were some learnings in the second one, New Zealand captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kane-williamson/">Kane Williamson</a> said at the post-match presentation ceremony. <p></p> <p></p>It was a morale-boosting victory for the Kiwis, who were outclassed 4-1 in the ODI series. They next host Bangladesh in a series of three ODIs and three Tests. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-new-zealand-2018-19-3rd-t20i-tried-to-put-pressure-back-on-the-bowlers-colin-munro-801693">Tried to put pressure back on the bowlers: Colin Munro</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> We knew India would come back strong. For it to go to the last couple of balls with the series on the line, it was a great series to be a part of. We go to the ODIs against Bangladesh, we travel, train and play, so that's the (hectic) nature of international cricket I suppose, Williamson, who scored 27 off 21 in the final, explained.