New Zealand vs India - Highlights & Stats

New Zealand vs India - Highlights & Stats

Earlier, Indian stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma had stated that India should have chased down the target with eight batsmen being in the Playing XI.

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In the third over, Rohit nonchalantly carted Lockie Ferguson's pacy delivery over deep midwicket. He is the only Indian batsman to smash 100 sixes in T20Is. Dhawan too joined in the act by showcasing his pyrotechnics to crunch a couple of boundaries off Tim Southee. It will be interesting to see whether Vijay Shankar gets another game or not. The duo of Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni steered India home without breaking sweat.

"We perhaps missed a trick or two with the bat", New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said after his team laboured to 158 for eight in their 20 overs.

The India skipper is looking forward to the last game of the series with the scores level at 1-1.

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At that stage, Colin de Grandhomme gave a glimpse of his power-hitting by smacking two sixes each of Yuzvendra Chahal and Krunal.

It was the kind of day when nothing went right for India who let New Zealand amass 219 before surrendering meekly in the steep chase. The skill level of India's bowlers at the fag end of the innings could be capsulised by the point that the hosts added just add 37 in the final five.

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first but Krunal's early blows inside the Powerplay overs, which included two important wickets, restricted New Zealand to 158/8.

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The Black Caps, who thumped India by 80 runs in the series opener in Wellington, posted 158-8 with Colin de Grandhomme (50 off 28 balls) and Ross Taylor (42 off 36) sharing a fifth-wicket stand of 77 and Krunal bagging 3-28, Kane Williamson and Colin Munro his other scalps.

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