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INDIA BEAT NEW ZEALAND IN SUPER OVER, WIN SERIES

Virat Kohli, INDIA captain:


I thought we were gone at one stage. I told our coach that they deserved to win. On the last ball, we had a discussion and we came to a conclussion that we had to hit the stumps. Rohit was superb for us. When Shami bowled those two dot balls, I thought we can go to super over. In the super over, Kane came out and smashed Bumrah who is one of best death over bowler in World Cricket. There are a couple of guys who are sitting out like Sundar and Saini, they deserve to get a game.


Kane Williamson, NEW ZEALAND captain:


Super overs haven’t been too successfull for us. India showed their experience in the crunch situation. We bowled well after they got off to a superb start. Very disappointing. It was nice to spend some time in the middle. It was disappointing not to cross the finishing lines. It is a game of small margins. It was a much better performance from us.

Rohit Sharma -Man of the Match:

Never done that before (batting in Super Over). I didn’t know what to expect, whether to go from the first ball or wait for a while. I just wanted to stay still and then try my best (on the last two sixes). Good performance with the bat, disappointed at having thrown my wicket away though. I hadn’t got runs in the first two games, wanted to do well today. We knew we would win the series today if we win the match – in important games, the main players need to step up.



INDIA BEAT NEW ZEALAND IN SUPER OVER, WIN SERIES

India defeated New Zealand in the third T20 International via Super Over to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series on Wednesday. India posted a competitive 179 for five at Seddon Park after being sent into bat. Opener Rohit Sharma top scored for India with a 65-run knock while skipper Virat Kohli contributed 38 runs in team’s total. Later, skipper Kane Williamson smashed a 48-ball 95 but New Zealand faltered in the final over to take the match into the Super Over. Needing 9 runs off the last over, New Zealand lost Williamson and Ross Taylor to finish at 179 for six and tie the match.

In the Super Over, New Zealand scored 17, a target which India overwhelmed in the final ball with Rohit smashing Tim Southee for two consecutive sixes.

The fourth T20 International between the two sides will be played on Friday in Wellington.

Rohit seals the deal for India



BALL 6: Southee to Rohit – 6 runs

BALL 5: Southee to Rohit – 6 runs

BALL 4: Southee to Rahul – 1 run

BALL 3: Southee to Rahul – 4 runs


BALL 2: Southee to Rohit – 1 run


BALL 1: Southee to Rohit -2 runs

Tim Southee is ready with the ball.

Black Caps are in a huddle.

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma making their way to the middle.

INDIA need 18 runs to win the 3rd T20I and the series

NEW ZEALAND score 17 runs in SUPER OVER.

BALL 6: Bumrah to Guptill – 4 runs


BALL 5: Bumrah to Williamson – 1 BYE

BALL 4: Bumrah to Williamson – 4 runs

BALL 3: Bumrah to Williamson – 6 runs

BALL 2: Bumrah to Guptill – 1 run

BALL 1: Bumrah to Williamson – 1 run

Bumrah is ready with the ball. He is having a conversation with captain Kohli.

Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill making their way to the middle.

SUPER OVER coming up.


OVERS 20: WICKET! Shami castles Ross Taylor for 17. The match will be decided via Super Over.

NZ need 1 off 1 ball.


OVERS 19.5: Seifert misses the ball but runs for a single. Taylor is on the strike now.

NZ need 2 in 2 balls.


OVERS 19.4:
Dot ball from Shami.

Tim Seifert comes to the crease.

NZ need 2 in 3 balls.


OVERS 19.3: WICKET! Shami ends Williamson’s stay at 95.
Is this a twist in the match?

NZ need 3 in 5 balls.

OVERS 19.1: SIX! Full toss from Shami. Taylor dispatches Shami over deep square leg fence.

Shami to bowl the last over.

Kiwis need 9 runs in 6 balls.

End of OVER 19: 11 runs off Bumrah’s over.
NZ 171/4, need 9 in 6 balls.

OVERS 18.4: FOUR! Yorker from Bumrah. Williamson flicks the ball towards fine leg for a boundary. Bumrah isn’t happy with this.
NZ need 11 in 8 balls.

NZ need 16 in 10 balls.

OVERS 18.2: FOUR! Ross Taylor shuffles this across towards deep mid wicket. What a shot from Taylor. That’s Taylor’s special.

Bumrah starts his fourth and last over.

End of OVER 18: 9 runs off Chahal’s over.
NZ 160/4, need 20 in 12 balls.

OVERS 17.4: Excellent running between the wickets from Williamson and Taylor.
2,1,2,2 so far in the over.

Highest score for Kane Williamson in T20Is


85*vs India, Hamilton 2020
73*vs Bangladesh, Napier 2017
72*vs Pakistan, Hamilton 2016
72 vs England Wellington 2018


Chahal starts his fourth and last over.

End of OVER 17: 12 runs off Bumrah’s over. NZ 151/4, need 29 in 18 balls.


OVERS 16.4: FOUR!
Wow! Three in a row for Williamson. Williamson plays this beautifully towards deep extra cover.
NZ 149/4, need 31 in 20 balls.

NZ need 35 in 21 balls

OVERS 16.3: FOUR! Williamson once again. He smashes Bumrah towards backward square leg for another boundary.

OVERS 16.2: FOUR! Williamson plays this beautifully towards deep extra cover.

Bumrah starts his third over.

End of OVER 16: WICKET! Shardul Thakur dismisses Grandhomme for 5. Good catch from Dube.
NZ 137/4

OVERS 15.1: SIX! Sizzling six. Williamson sends the ball over Shardul’s head.
NZ 134/3

Shardul starts his third over.

End of OVER 15: 14 runs off Jadeja’s over.
NZ 128/3, need 52 in 30 balls.

OVERS 14.5: SIX! Williamson hits Jadeja for back-to-back sixes. What an innings from the NZ skipper today.

Jadeja starts his fourth over.


End of OVER 14: FOUR! What a way bring up half century. Williamson hits Shami towards backward square leg for a boundary. 14 runs off Shami’s over.
NZ 114/3

OVERS 13.3: SIX! Williamson makes room and cuts the ball over deep backward point for a six. What a shot from him.
NZ 108/3

OVERS 13.1: Back of a length delivery from Shami. Williamson pushes the ball towards on side. He will get two quick runs.

Shami starts his third over.


End of OVER 13: 9 runs off Chahal’s over.
NZ 100/3

OVERS 12.3: SIX! Williamson takes a big stride and smashes Chahal over deep mid wicket fence.
NZ 99/3

Chahal starts his third over.

End of OVER 12: Another superb over from Jadeja. Just 3 runs off it.
NZ 91/3, need 89 in 48 balls.

OVERS 11.4: A loud stumping call from KL Rahul against Williamson. Brilliant work from KL Rahul. It’s very close.
NOT OUT is the call.

Jadeja starts his third over.

End of OVER 11: 9 runs and a wicket off Chahal’s over.
NZ 88/3 ,
need 92 off 54 balls.

Colin de Grandhomme comes to the crease

OVERS 10.4: WICKET! Chahal at his best. He castles Santner for 9. Brilliant bowling from the leg-spinner.
NZ 88/3, need 92 in 56 balls.

OVERS 10.2: FOUR! Poor fielding from Dube at the boundary ropes. Another boundary for Williamson.

OVERS 10.1: FOUR! Williamson sends Chhaal towards deep backward square leg for a boundary.

Chahal starts his second over.

10 overs gone! NZ 79/2, need 101 in 60 balls

OVERS 9.3: DROPPED! Bumrah is disappointed. Jadeja drops Santner.

Bumrah is back into the attack. This is his second over.


End of OVER 9: Another good over from Jadeja. Just 5 runs off it.
NZ 72/2

Jadeja starts his second over.

End of OVER 8: 14 runs off Dube’s over.
NZ 67/2

OVERS 7.5: SIX! What a shot from Williamson. The NZ skipper leans forward and pulls this over fine leg fence. Crowd loves it.
NZ 67/2

Shivam
Dube comes into the attck

End of OVER 7: Just 2 runs off Jadeja’s over.
NZ 53/2

Mitchell Santner comes to the crease.

OVERS 6.2: WICKET! Jadeja does the magic. He sends back Munro for 14. Munro comes down the track but misses the ball completely. KL collects the ball and does rest of the job. Jadeja celebrates in his own style.
NZ 52/2

Bowling change for India. Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack.

End of OVER 6: 8 runs off Shardul’s over.
NZ 51/1

OVERS 5.4: WICKET! Shardul Thakur ends Martin Guptill’s stay at 31. Shardul excults in celebration. He knows he has got the big fish. Brilliant ctahc from Sanju samson (sub).

OVERS 5.3: FOUR! That’s a powerful pull from Guptill through deep mid wicket.

Shardul starts his second over.

End of OVER 5: 10 runs off Chahal’s over.
NZ 43/0

OVERS 4.3: FOUR! Guptill gets a thick edge and the ball races past Kohli. Tough chance for the Indian skipper.
NZ 42/0

OVERS 4.1: FOUR! Munro welcomes Chahal with a superb boundary.
NZ 37/0

Virat Kohli brings Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack.

End of OVER 4: 7 runs off Shami’s over.
NZ 33/0

Munro is fine and resumes the innings.

OVERS 3.5: OUCH! Short from Shami. Munro tries to pull but misses this completely. The ball hits Munro on the chest. Munro is down and is in pain and is being assisted by physio.

OVERS 3.3: FOUR! Munro sends Shami between backward point and third man for a boundary.
NZ 32/0

Shami starts his second over.


End of OVER 3: 13 runs off Bumrah’s over.
NZ 26/0

OVERS 2.5: SIX! Clever shot from Guptill. Short from Bumrah. Guptill uses the pace and plays a superb upper cut. ‘Smart batting from Guptill’ – Laxman says while commentating.

OVERS 2.3: SIX! Guptill smashes Bumrah for a huge one.
NZ 20/1

Bowling change for India. Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack.

End of OVER 2: 5 runs off Shami’s over.
NZ 13/0.

OVERS 1.4: Four singles off first four deliveries from Shami. NZ openers are playing cautiously and rotating the strike well.

Kohli is having a discussion with Shami. Game plans against the NZ openers?

Mohammed Shami comes into the attack.

End of OVER 1: 8 runs off Shardul’s over.
NZ 8/0

OVER 0.2: SIX! Guptill smashes Shardul straight down the ground for a huge one.
NZ 6/0

Welcome back! New Zealand need 180 to win the match. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro are in the middle. Shardul Thakur will open the attack for India.

OVERS 20: INDIA post 179/5 against NEW ZEALAND at Seddon Park in Hamilton

OVERS 19.4: SIX! What a shot from Jadeja. He uses the pace and sends Southee towards square of the wicket.

OVERS 19.2: SIX! Oh boy! What a shot from Pandey. He takes a big stride and swings his bat to send the ball over long on fence.

Ravindra Jadeja comes to the crease.

OVERS 18.5: WICKET! Bennett takes his third wicket. Kohli departs for 38 runs. Brilliant catch from Southee.
INDIA 160/5

OVERS 18.3: Kohli smashes this full power towards long on. Brilliant fielding at boundary ropes. Kohli will get a couple.

OVERS 18.1: FOUR! Pandey smashes Bennett towards deep extra cover for a beautiful boundary.

2 overs to go!


End of OVER 18: 9 runs off Southee’s over.
INDIA 151/4

OVERS 18.1: Kohli glances tis towards fine leg. He will get two runs. Brilliant running between the wickets from Kohli and Pandey.

Tim Southee is back into the attack.

Manish Pandey joins Virat Kohli in the middle.

End of OVER 17: 11 runs off Santner’s over.
INDIA 142/4

OVERS 16.6: WICKET! Iyer throws his wicket away. He comes down the track but fails to connect. Saifert collects the ball and dislodges the bails comfortable.
INDIA 142/4

OVERS 16.2: SIX! Half volley from Santner. Iyer smokes the ball over long off fence. What a confident shot from Iyer.
INDIA 138/3

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End of OVER 15: FOUR! Kohli smashes Santner for a boundary. 13 runs off Santner’s over.
INDIA 127/3

OVERS 14.2: SIX! What a shot from King Kohli. He comes forward and smokes this over long off.

Santner is back into the attack.

End of OVER 14: 8 runs off Sodhi’s over.
INDIA 114/3

OVERS 13.1: FOUR! Kohli sweeps this beautifully towards fine leg.
INDIA 110/3

Ish Sodhi starts his third over.


End of OVER 13: Another good over for New Zealand. Just 7 runs off Grandhomme’s over.
INDIA 106/3

Grandhomme starts his second over.

End of OVER 12: 3 runs off Sodhi’s over.
INDIA 99/3

Ish Sodhi is back into the attack. This is his second over.

Shreyas Iyer joins Virat Kohli in the middle.

End of OVER 11: Just 4 runs and 2 wickets off Bennett’s over.
INDIA 96/3

OVERS 10.6: WICKET! Second wicket for Bennett. Dube has thrown his wicket away. Excellent comeback from Kiwis.
INDIA 96/3

OVERS 10.4: WICKET! Bennett ends Rohit Sharma’s stay at 65.
INDIA 94/2

Bennett starts his third over.

10 overs gone! Just 3 runs off Kuggeleijn’s over.
INDIA 92/1

Kuggeleijn is back into the attack. This is his second over.

Shivam Dube comes to the crease. The left-hander has been promoted ahead of his captain Virat Kohli. Will Kohli’s experiment work in India’s favour today?

OVERS 8.6: WICKET! Grandhomme gets the breakthrough. KL Rahul departs for 27 runs.
INDIA 89/1

OVERS 8.4: FOUR! Wonderfully played by Rohit. He leans forward and guides Grandhomme towards third man for a boundary.

Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack.

End of OVER 8: Brilliant over from Santner. 5 runs off his over. INDIA 82/0

Santner starts his second over.

Fewest balls to 50 for Rohit Sharma (T20I)

22 vs WI Lauderhill 2016
23 vs Ban Rajkot 2019
23 vs WI Mumbai WS
23 vs NZ Hamilton


End of OVER 7: FOUR!
Rahul smashes Sodhi straight down the ground for a boundary. 8 runs off Sodhi’s over.
INDIA 77/0

Ish Sodhi comes into the attack.

That’s FIFTY for Rohit Sharma off just 23 balls.

End of OVER 6: SIX! What a way to end the over. Rohit hits the ball straight down the ground this time.
27 runs off Bennett’s over.
INDIA 69/0

OVERS 5.5: FOUR! No stopping Rohit Sharma right now. Brilliant delivery from Bennett but cleverly played by Rohit. 6,6,4,4 for Rohit in this over so far.

OVERS 5.4: FOUR! Rohit is on fire. The right-hander sends Bennett towards deep backward point.

OVERS 5.3: SIX! Rohit picks the length and dispatches Bennett over long off fence.
50 comes up for INDIA

OVERS 5.2: SIX! Rohit stays back and pulls this over backward square leg. What a shot from middle of the bat.

Bennett starts his second over.

End of OVER 5: 8 runs off Santner’s over.
INDIA 42/0

OVERS 4.1: FOUR! Rohit welcomes the left-arm spinner with a superb boundary towards square of the wicket.
INDIA 38/0

Another bowling change for New Zealand. Mitchell Santner comes into the attack.


End of OVER 4: 8 runs off Kuggeleijn’s over.
INDIA 34/0

OVERS 3.2: FOUR! Rohit gets lucky here. Extra pace and bounce from Kuggeleijn. Rohit gets a thick outside edge and the ball races towards the third man boundary.
INDIA 31/0

Bowling change for NZ. Scott Kuggeleijn comes into the attack

End of OVER 3: 9 runs off Southee’s over.
INDIA 26/0

OVERS 2.5: FOUR! Another cleaver shot from Rahul. He uses the pace and plays a superb upper cut. One bounce and a boundary.
INDIA 25/0

OVERS 2.3: Rohit plays this beautifully towards square of the wicket. Is this four? No. Brilliant fielding at the boundary ropes. 2 runs for Rohit.

Southee starts his second over.

End of OVER 2: 13 runs off Bennett’s over.
INDIA 17/0

OVERS 1.3: SIX! You will love to see this shot again and again. Rahul goes on backfoot and sends the ball over third man fence. Stupendous shot from KL.
INDIA 12/0

Hamish Bennett comes into the attack

End of OVER 1: 4 runs off Southee’s over.
INDIA 4/0

OVER 0.3: FOUR! What a shot from Rohit. Rohit stays back and slaps the ball towards deep backward point.
INDIA 4/0

India openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are in the middle. Tim Southee will open the attack for New Zealand.

CAPTAINS’ TAKE:

Virat Kohli (INDIA)


I reckon (we would have bowled). Looks like a nice track, it’s pretty hard, nice grass cover, the weather might have a say in the second innings, but toss isn’t in our control. Just put a clinical performance, carry forward the momentum and grab the chances that comes. Don’t worry about too many changes, just go out there and do the job. No changes once again, the boys did a good job with both bat and ball, no need to make any changes at all.


Kane Williamson (NEW ZEALAND)


We will bowl first. A new surface, hopefully, we will get something from it. Need to follow our plans, we are playing a strong side, a new ground, a new surface, do the job with the ball. One change, Scott Kuggeleijn is in, for Blair Tickner. Both offer pretty much the same, both bowl heavy balls, perhaps, Scott is a bit better batsman.

PLAYING XIs:


NEW ZEALAND: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett

INDIA: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

TOSS: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson wins toss, opts to field against India

It’s TOSS time, folks.

A third successive win at Seddon Park will give India their
first ever T20I series win on New Zealand soil, a feat they were unable to achieve on two occasions previously.

India lost 0-2 under Mahendra Singh Dhoni back in 2008-09, and last year, they went down 1-2.


Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton.



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