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India vs New Zealand 3rd T20 : Kiwis Hold Nerves To Beat India By 4 Runs , Clinch Series 2-1

Picture : BCCI / Twitter
Picture : BCCI / Twitter

New Zealand clearly held their nerves as they beat India by 4 runs in the final match of the T20 series to by 4 runs at Seddon park Hamilton . Thus winning the series 2-1.

Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field. And New Zealand batsmen came to the party and posted challenging target of 212 / 4 in 20 overs. Colin Munro was the star smashing a blazing 72 off 40 balls with 5 fours and five sixes. he was supported by useful contributions from Tim Seifert ( 43 ) , Skipper Kane Williamson ( 27) , Colin de Grandhomme ( 30)

For India Kudeep Yadav took 2 / 26, Khaleel Ahmed 1/ 47 , Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1/ 37 were the wicket- takers.

In reply to the imposing total, the Indian batting line-up failed to fire.

Shikahar Dahwan fell early for 5. But Skipper Rohit Sharma and Vijay Shankar kept India on the hunt with a 75 run stand . Rohit ( 38) Shankar ( 43 ). But after the duo fell the batting fell apart. Rishabh Pant ( 28), Hardik Pandya ( 21), Mahendra Singh Dhoni ( 2) . Dinesh karthik ( 33 ) and Krunal Pandya ( 26) remained unbeaten and tried their best but could not get India over the line . India fell just 4 runs short at  208 / 6 in 20 overs

For the Kiwis , Mitchell Santner took 2 / 32, Daryl Mitchell 2/ 27

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