India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I

Overs 20: It’s all over! India go down in a last-over thriller as New Zealand win the three-match series 2-1. Chasing 213, India finish at 208/6 with the hosts sealing a 4-run win. India needed 16 runs from the final over but managed 11 of them with Dinesh Karthik hitting a six off the final delivery.

Tim Southee to bowl the final over

India need 16 runs to win off the final over

Overs 19: This is not over folks! India are fighting hard. Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya have each struck a six off the penultimate over to take 14 runs from it. IND 197/6, chasing 213

India need 30 off 12 to win now

Overs 18: Well the contest is still on. India aren’t going down easily. Krunal Pandya scores a six and two fours off the first three deliveries before Tim Southee finds his length and keeps them to three off the next three. 18 runs from the over. IND 183/6, chasing 213

Overs 17: Dinesh Karthik began the over with a superb six over long-off but Blair Tickner did well to outfox him with change of pace to limit India to four more runs. 10 runs from the over. IND 164/6, chasing 213

Overs 16: A wicket and nine runs Mitchell’s third over including a six to Dinesh Karthik. IND 154/6, chasing 213

Overs 15.2 : OUT! There goes another Indian hope. MS Dhoni, looking for the big shots, ends up holing out to Tim Southee at long-on after scoring 2. Wicket no. 2 for Daryl Mitchell. IND 145/6, chasing 213

Overs 15: Just four runs and a wicket in Kuggeleijn’s second over. India now need 68 runs off 30 deliveries with MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik in the middle. IND 145/5, chasing 213

Overs 14.5: OUT! Hardik Pandya goes for a pull but the ball slips out of his hand. he ends up hitting it towards extra cover region where Kane Williamson accepts an easy catch. He scored 21 off 11. IND 145/5, chasing 213

Overs 13.6: OUT! Big blow to India as Rohit Sharma edges one behind to be out caught behind for 38 off 32. Daryl Mitchell gets his first wicket and what a strike it has been. 13 runs and a wicket from the over. IND 141/4, chasing 213

Overs 13: Hardik Pandya gets off the mark with a six first-ball. Eight runs and a wicket from the over. IND 128/3, chasing 213 

Overs 12.2: OUT! Blair Tickner gets his maiden T20I wicket. And it’s the important wicket of Rishabh Pant who was rolling along at a breathtaking pace. A full toss, outside off and Pant ends up hitting it towards short midwicket where Williamson takes a decent catch. He scored 28 off 12. IND 121/3, chasing 213

Overs 12: Another good over for New Zealand. Just five singles in it. The required run-rate has climbed up to 11.62 an over now. IND 120/, chasing 213

Daryl Mitchell to bowl his first over now

Overs 11: Blair Tickner returns and does well to now allow a boundary in his second over.  Two doubles and and three singles in it. Seven runs from the over. IND 115/2, chasing 213

Overs 10: Rishabh Pant his dealing in sixes at the moment – his adds two more to his total – the first long-off and the second over long-on. 16 runs from the second over of Ish Sodhi. IND 108/2, chasing 213

Overs 9: Rishabh Pant wastes no time in settling in as he hammers the first two deliveries from Santer for a four and six to move to 10 off 2. 16 runs and a wicket in the over. IND 92/2, chasing 213

Overs 8.3: OUT! Mitchell Santer strikes again for New Zealand and this time he puts an end to marauding knock from Vijay Shankar who was regularly finding boundaries. After lifting the second delivery of the over for his fifth four, Shankar again goes for the big hit but this time fails to clear the boundary where Colin de Grandhomme accepts an easy catch. IND 81/2, chasing 213

Overs 8: Vijay Shankar belts two consecutive sixes off Ish Sodhi – the first over cover region and the second over midwicket. 14 runs from the over. IND 76/1, chasing 213

Right-arm leg break Ish Sodhi into the attack now

Overs 7: Mitchell Santner returns and bowls well to allow just five runs in his second over. IND 62/1, chasing 213

Overs 6: End of Powerplay overs. India have managed a decent total of 57/1 in six overs, chasing 213.  New Zealand were 66/0 at the same stage

Overs 5.2:  FIFTY up for India. Vijay Shankar keeps lifting the deliveries to find boundaries.

Overs 5: Rohit Sharma gets going as he smacks consecutive fours off Tim Southee. 11 runs from the over. IND 49/1, chasing 213

Overs 4: Blair Tickner varies his pace and length to test the batsmen but Vijay Shankar chips one over short third man for his third four. Nine runs from it. IND 38/1, chasing 213

Blair Tickner, the debutant, into the attack now

Overs 3: Vijay Shankar sets the tone after early blow – hits two fours off Kuggeleijn in the space of three deliveries. 11 runs from the over. IND 29/1, chasing 213

Scott Kuggeleijn introduced into the attack

Overs 2: Rohit steers one to third man region for his first boundary of the innings. Seven runs from the over. IND 18/1, chasing 213

Tim Southee joins Santner from the other end

Over 1: End of the first over. 11 runs in it but more importantly, New Zealand have struck early with the scalp of Shikhar Dhawan. IND 11/0, chasing 213

Over 0.5: OUT! Mitchell Santner lands the first blow as Shikhar Dhawan holes out to Darly Mitchell to be out for 5. He had already struck a four earlier in the over but went for another big hit that proved his undoing. IND 6/1, chasing 213

India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are in the middle now as India chase 213. New Zealand start with a spinner – Mitchell Santer into the attack

Overs 20: New Zealand finish at 212/4 with Khaleel Ahmed leaking 12 runs in the final over that included a six and four to Ross Taylor.  

Overs 19: A top edge from Daryl Mitchell and Krunal rushes to his right at deep square leg while Khaleel runs backwards from short fine leg but the ball lands safely and rolls past the boundary. Eight runs from the Bhuvi’s fourth over. NZ 200/4

Overs 18.4: 200 up for New Zealand

Overs 18.2: OUT! Clever from Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he bowls wide and Colin de Grandhomme still goes for the big shot and ends up getting a thick outside edge that nestles into the gloves of wicketkeeper MS Dhoni. De Grandhomme scored 30 off 16. NZ 193/4

Overs 18: Vijay Shankar with another superb attempts as he sprints to his left after Colin  de Grandhomme launches one to midwicket. 10 runs from the over. NZ 192/3

Overs 17.1: DROPPED! Oh dear, another catch put down off Hardik Pandya today. Although, to Rohit’s credit, it was a tough chance. Colin de Grandhomme muscles a drive through covers and Rohit dives but the ball pops out.

Overs 17: Not even Bhuvneshwar Kumar can escape the beating today. Colin de Grandhomme welcomes him back into the attack with back-to-back fours off the first two deliveries. Daryl Mitchell then lifts the sixth delivery, a full toss, over the bowler’s head to make it 15 runs from the over. NZ 182/3

Overs 16: Krunal Pandya is having nightmare of a match as far as his bowling goes. He has been given another go by captain Rohit Sharma but Colin de Grandhomme smokes a six and a four in his third over. 16 runs from it. Krunal has now leaked 54 runs in four overs without a wicket. NZ 167/3

Overs 15: 11 runs and a wicket in Khaleel’s third over. NZ 151/3

Overs 14.4: OUT! A top-edge and Kane Williamson is caught by Kuldeep Yadav at short fine-leg. Khaleel Ahmed is pumped up. Must be a relief for him after dropping a dolly earlier. Williamson scored 27 off 21. NZ 150/3

Overs 14.3: With a four, Williamson brings up NZ’s 150

Overs 14: Colin de Grandhomme and Kane Williamson will now take the innings forward. Kuldeep Yadav ends his quota, taking 2/26 from four overs. Five runs from his final over. NZ 140/2

Overs 13.2: OUT! Some sort of redemption for Hardik Pandya. Colin Munro takes on Kuldeep Yadav but mishits and the ball balloons high and Hardik gets underneath it, calmly catches it and then lets it out fiercely. He’s not happy at all. Munro scored 76 off 40. NZ 135/2

Overs 13: Hardik Pandya cannot believe his luck! Had Khaleel managed to hold on to that catch earlier in his over, Munro wouldn’t have been able to capitalise on it hitting Pandya for a four, six and four off successive deliveries. 17 runs from the over. NZ 135/1

Overs 12.1: DROPPED! That’s a huge let-off from Khaleel Ahmed as he fails to hold on to an easy catch of Colin Munro. He was batting on 60. This might cost India dearly. NZ 119/1

Overs 12: New Zealand aren’t shy of taking on Kuldeep Yadav despite finding it difficult to read his variations. Kane Williamson wants to cut but gets an outside edge and despite Rishabh Pant’s diving effort, the ball rolls past the boundary. Kuldeep finishes the over with an excellent delivery to beat Williamson. Eight runs from it. NZ 118/1

Overs 11: Another excellent over for New Zealand as Colin Munro hits a six and four in it. 14 runs from it. NZ 110/1

Overs 10.1: FIFTY for Colin Munro – his 9th of T20I career as he reaches the milestone with a six off the first ball of the over. That six also brings up the HUNDRED for NZ

Overs 10: Kuldeep continues to bewilder but Colin Munro gets down on a knee and manages to sweep him for a SIX over deep square leg. Nine runs from the over. NZ 96/1

Overs 9: That strike seems to have shifted the momentum as India deliver another tight over. Krunal Pandya allows just four singles in his second over. Kane Williamson is the new batsman in the middle. NZ 87/1

Overs 8: End of a successful first over from Kuldeep. Just four runs and more importantly a wicket in it. NZ 83/1

Overs 7.4: OUT! MS Dhoni is lightning quick behind the stumps as he puts on display his amazing glovework skills to have Tim Seifert stumped for 43. The third umpire took his time with the decision, it looked very close but in the end, he agreed with Dhoni. Kuldeep Yadav strikes in his first over to give India a vital breakthrough. NZ 80/1 

In comes chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, his first match of the series

Overs 7: Fielding restrictions have been lifted but the flow of run hasn’t stopped for the hosts. Munro starts the over with a four to mid-off and Seifert lifts the third delivery over long-off for his third six of the innings. 13 runs from the over. NZ 79/0

Overs 6: New Zealand finish Powerplay on a high, creaming 20 runs from the sixth over. Not a good start for Krunal who has been belted for two sixes and a four in his first over. NZ 66/0

Overs 5.2: FIFTY up for New Zealand. Colin Munro welcomes Krunal Pandya with a six over deep-midwicket off the second delivery to bring up the fifty for NZ and then follows that with a four over extra cover.

Spin introduced in Krunal Pandya

Overs 5: A good start from Pandya apart from a short delivery that was nicely pulled by Colin Munro for his first four. Eight runs from it. NZ 46/0

First bowling change of the innings: Hardik Pandya introduced into the attack

Overs 4: An expensive over from Khaleel Ahmed! Two fours and a six in it from Tim Seifert. The six was premeditated as Seifert got down on  a knee and swept it over fine leg boundary. He finished the over with another four to make it 16 runs from it. NZ 38/0

Overs 3.2: Brilliant attempt from Vijay Shankar! Tim Siefert swings and ends up sending one high over backward point region where Shankar runs back, dives and gets his fingertips on the ball but it falls away and rolls past the boundary.

Overs 3: Excellent over from Bhuvneshwar this one. He has been deliveries perfect yorkers after yorkers. And has kept the NZ pair quiet. Just three runs from it including one off a wide. NZ 22/0

Overs 2: A decent first over from the left-arm pacer but Tim Seifert manages to pinch a four off him slapping one over cover region. Eight runs from it. NZ 19/0

Khaleel Ahmed joins from the other end

Over 1: A good start for New Zealand as Colin Munro sets the ball rolling with a six off the first-ball he faced from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 11 runs from the over. NZ 11/0

12:29 pm: The two New Zealand openers walk out to the middle – Tim Seifert and Colin Munro. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball. Here we go!

12:25 pm: Time for the national anthems.

Playing XIs

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed

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

QUOTES

We didn’t have a great result the last time we played here. I know it’s a big game. The combination allows us to chase as we bat deep and we have a good record chasing. It’s been a long summer for us, we are all are professionals and we have a job to do (on being tired). – Rohit Sharma

We would have had a bowl. Looks like a good surface. It’s important to the job up front. In T20 cricket, to take wickets is really important. We have to assess conditions. Fantastic performance in the first game, not quite there in the second. – Kane Williamson

Team Changes: India have brought in Kuldeep Yadav who replaces Yuzvendra Chahal. New Zealand have rested fast bowler Lockie Ferguson who has been replaced by debutant Blair Tickner.

12:01 pm: India win the coin toss, opt to field in Hamilton

Toss in two minutes…

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