New Zealand vs India - Highlights & Stats

New Zealand vs India - Highlights & Stats

In what was the only change for India, they swapped their wrist-spinner including Kuldeep Yadav in place of Yuzvendra Chahal.

India vs New Zealand Women's 3rd T20I: Smriti Mandhana led again the Indian batting against New Zealand. The New Zealand wicket-keeper stepped out of the crease but got beaten on the outside edge by the wrong one.

Debutant Blair Tickner also impressed with 1/34 from his four overs, including the key wicket of Rishabh Pant for 28 (12), when India was threatening New Zealand's 212/4.

After being asked to bat, New Zealand demolished the Indian bowling attack to post an imposing 212 for four in their allotted 20 overs.

Vijay Shankar top-scored for the visitors with 43 off 28 balls.

Kane Williamson 27 (21) and Colin de Grandhomme 30 (16) kept the run-rate around 10 before Daryl Mitchell and Ross Taylor struck 19 (11) and 14 (7) respectively to cap the innings.

The Black Caps ended India's run of 10 Twenty20 global series without a defeat.

He could only manage a single off the next delivery and Pandya then could not hit a six to give India a chance of a tie. In between these two dismissals, the Kiwis also got the wicket of a settled Rohit Sharma to tilt the odds in their favour.

The hosts looked well on the way to victory with India needing 48 from the last three overs but when the first three balls of the 18th went for 15, the game was back in the balance.

New Zealand beat India by four runs in Sunday´s Twenty20 match at Hamilton to take the series 2-1. Even the 200 plus strike rates of Karthik and Krunal could not help India win the match. The denied single by Karthik also attracted a lot of traction on Twitter but one has to agree that he did his best to take India to their first T20I series win against New Zealand.