India defeated New Zealand in the 3rd T20I via Super Over to seal the five-match series. This is the first time the visitors have won a series in New Zealand soil. The visitors set a 179-run target, with Rohit Sharma leading the line with a 65-run knock. Meanwhile, Kane Williamson led the Black Caps brilliantly with a 48-ball 95 knock, but the hosts faltered in the final over, with the match going into Super Over. In the Super Over, the Black Caps scored 17. Rohit led India to an easy win, slamming two consecutive sixes in the Super Over. Follow here highlights of New Zealand (NZ) Vs India (IND) here.
Ball 6: SIX!!! Southee sends a poor yorker, and Rohit sends it for a six and India win the series!!
Ball 5: Southee misses the yorker. Rohit clears his front leg and sends it into deep square leg. SIX!!
Ball 4: A yorker by Southee on middle and leg. Rohit sends it to long-on. One run!
Ball 3: FOUR!! Rahul sends Southee behind square on the leg-side!
Ball 2: A full delivery by Southee. Rohit takes a single.
Ball 1: Two runs and drama. New Zealand missed out on a run out chance. Rohit and Rahul need to be careful.
TARGET FOR INDIA: 18
Ball 6: Its a low full toss, Guptill sends it wide of long-on for a four.
Ball 5: A leg bye.
Ball 4: Williamson sends this wide of long-off. FOUR!
Ball 3: SIXX! Williamson sends this into the stands over short fine leg.
Ball 2: Bumrah sends a low full toss. Guptill sends it to long-off. A single.
Ball 1: Bumrah sends a full length delivery to Williamson. Its on middle. The NZ captain swings it to deep square leg. One run only.
16:06 hrs IST: Looks like it will be Jasprit Bumrah for India. Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson for New Zealand.
16:01 hrs IST: OUTT!! IT IS GOING TO SUPER OVER!! WHAT A FINISH! It was full outside off by Shami around the fifth stump. Taylor looked to hit it into leg side and it inside egdes into the stumps.
Ross Taylor b Mohammed Shami 17 (10)
20 overs | NZ 179/6, Tim Seifert 0 (2)
16:00 hrs IST: OUT!!! Shami sends a short ball outside off stump. Williamson doesn't get enough on it, Rahul falls to his right and snaps up the edge near his shoulder.
Kane Williamson c KL Rahul b Mohammed Shami 95 (48)
19.3 overs | NZ 178/5, Ross Taylor 17 (9)
In comes, Tim Seifert.
15:54 hrs IST: FOUR!!! It was a yorker by Bumrah. Williamson flicks it past fine leg to his right.
18.4 overs | NZ 169/4, Ross Taylor 9 (6), Kane Williamson 94 (46)
15:49 hrs IST: 1 run. It was a full toss by Chahal on middle and leg. Taylor simply whips it to deep backward square leg.
18 overs | NZ 160/4, Ross Taylor 4 (3), Kane Williamson 90 (45)
New Zealand need 20 runs from 12 balls.
15:43 hrs IST: Two runs! It was a yorker on middle and left this time by Bumrah. Williamson hits it towards square leg. 2 runs. Good running.
17 overs | NZ 151/4, Kane Williamson 85 (42), Ross Taylor 0 (0)
15:32 hrs IST: SIX!! QUALITY BATTING FROM WILLIAMSON! It was a short ball by Jadeja. Williamson plummets it way over the midwicket boundary.
14.5 overs | NZ 128/3, Kane Williamson 63 (32), Colin de Grandhomme 4 (10)
New Zealand need 52 runs from 30 balls.
15:27 hrs IST: EXQUISITE SHOT! It was a slower delivery by Shami outside off. Williamson sends it into the gap to the left of long leg.
14 overs | NZ 114/3, Kane Williamson 50 (28), Colin de Grandhomme 3 (8)
New Zealand need 66 runs from 36 balls.
15:22 hrs IST: A wrong'un by Chahal. It goes spinning towards middle stump. Grandhomme makes space and hits it to backward point.
13 overs | NZ 100/3, Colin de Grandhomme 2 (7), Kane Williamson 37 (23)
15:18 hrs IST: No run. It was flat length ball by Jadeja, angling in towards leg stump. De Grandhomme punches it back to the spinner.
12 overs | NZ 91/3, Colin de Grandhomme 1 (4), Kane Williamson 29 (20)
New Zealand need 89 runs from 48 balls.
15:12 hrs IST: OUT! Santner tries to flick Chahal's delivery off middle stump. He misses it!
Mitchell Santner b Yuzvendra Chahal 9 (11)
10.4 overs | NZ 88/3, Kane Williamson 27 (16)
In comes, Colin de Grandhomme.
15:07 hrs IST: FOUR!!! WHAT A LOVELY SHOT!!! Bumrah sends a good delivery, which is short. Williamson slams it inside the line in a gap between a third man.
9.4 overs | NZ 78/2, Kane Williamson 17 (11), Mitchell Santner 9 (10)
15:00 hrs IST: SIXX!!! GOOD SHOT!! Williamson goes across his crease and scoops Dube's delivery over the shortest boundary.
7.5 overs | NZ 66/2, Kane Williamson 8 (5), Mitchell Santner 7 (5)
14:54 hrs IST: OUT!!! Jadeja sent a length ball, and it was slow. Munro tried to slot it on off stump for a boundary but failed to do so. KL Rahul does the rest.
Colin Munro st KL Rahul b Ravindra Jadeja 14 (16)
6.2 overs | NZ 52/2, Kane Williamson 1 (1)
In comes, Mitchell Santner.
14:48 hrs IST: OUT!! It was a short and wide delivery. Guptill slammed it deep on off side, where Samson was waiting and caught it comfortably.
Martin Guptill c Sanju Samson b Shardul Thakur 31 (21)
5.4 overs | NZ 47/1, Colin Munro 14 (13)
In comes, Kane Williamson.
14:40 hrs IST: No run. It was a good delivery by Shami. Guptill taps it and goes behind point. Jadeja stops it.
4 overs | NZ 33/0, Martin Guptill 22 (13), Colin Munro 10 (11)
14:29 hrs IST: SIX! It was not a good delivery by Bumrah, as Guptill hits it to the third man boundary. Shami was there, but he couldn't stop it.
2.3 overs | NZ 20/0, Martin Guptill 15 (7), Colin Munro 5 (7)
14:23 hrs IST: No run. It was slow length ball by Thakur on middle. Guptill blocks it.
1 over | NZ 8/0, Martin Guptill 7 (5), Colin Munro 1 (1)
14:00 hrs IST: A bye. It was a slower ball by Southee. Jadeja looked to hit it into off side but was beaten by the pace.
20 overs | IND 179/5, Ravindra Jadeja 10 (5), Manish Pandey 14 (6)
13:55 hrs IST: OUT!!! It was a slower ball by Bennett. It was going wider outside off. Kohlu tried to make some space, but failed. It went straight to Southee at extra cover.
Virat Kohli c Tim Southee b Hamish Bennett 38 (27)
18.5 overs | IND 160/5, Manish Pandey 7 (4)
In comes, Ravindra Jadeja.
13:49 hrs IST: One run. It was a slow length ball outside off. Pandey flat batted it to long-off.
18 overs | IND 151/4, Manish Pandey 2 (2), Virat Kohli 34 (24)
13:45 hrs IST: OUT!!! Excellent ball, as Santner sent a delivery on a leg stump line, and Iyer went for an inside-out drive. The ball was slow, and shot was poorly timed, and it goes to Seifert, who does the job.
Shreyas Iyer st Tim Seifert b Mitchell Santner 17 (16)
17 overs | IND 142/4, Virat Kohli 28 (20)
In comes, Manish Pandey.
13:35 hrs IST: Two runs. It was a short delivery which was spinning away from off stump by Sodhi. Kohli swept it left.
14 overs | IND 114/3, Virat Kohli 13 (13), Shreyas Iyer 4 (5)
13:28 hrs IST: One run. It was a slow ball by de Grandhomme. Iyer defends it. Good running.
12.2 overs | IND 101/3, Shreyas Iyer 2 (3), Virat Kohli 3 (5)
13:24 hrs IST: OUT!!! It was a length ball, slanting away from off stump. Dube hit it hard, but wasn't able to place. He sliced it to third man.
Shivam Dube c Ish Sodhi b Hamish Bennett 3 (7)
11 over | IND 96/3, Virat Kohli 0 (0)
In comes, Shreyas Iyer.
13:23 hrs IST: OUT!!!! It was a slow knuckle ball by Bennett on the fuller side with good length. It was also wide of off stump. Rohit tried to hit it over the top, but lost his balance. Poor timing, and it ends up going for a catch to long-on.
Rohit Sharma c Tim Southee b Hamish Bennett 65 (40)
10.4 overs | IND 94/2, Shivam Dube 1 (6)
In comes, Virat Kohli.
13:12 hrs IST: OUT!!! It is Grandhomme's first over of the series and he is already a wicket-taker! It was a length ball on off stump, Rahul went a little to far for the shot, and there an extra bounce. Rahul's shot went for an easy catch to point.
KL Rahul c Colin Munro b Colin de Grandhomme 27 (19)
9 overs | IND 89/1, Rohit Sharma 62 (35)
In comes, Shivam Dube.
13:09 hrs IST: One run. Rohit sweeps Santner's delivery which was outside off.
8 overs | IND 82/0, Rohit Sharma 56 (31), KL Rahul 26 (17)
13:02 hrs IST: SIX! WHAT A SHOT AND ROHIT REACHES HIS 50! 27 runs from this over!
It was an overpitched delivery within Rohit's reach. He simply slams it for a six.
6 overs | IND 69/0, Rohit Sharma 50 (23), KL Rahul 19 (13)
12:57 hrs IST: SIXXXX!!!!!! WHAT A SHOT! IT JUST SAILED INTO THE CROWD! It was a knuckle ball by Bennett. Sharma slammed it over the square leg fence.
5.2 overs | IND 48/0, Rohit Sharma 30 (19), KL Rahul 25 (19)
12:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Beautiful shot!! Sharma merely defended Santner's delivery with an open face. It went through the gap between backward and cover point. Good timing.
4.1 overs | IND 38/0, Rohit Sharma 22 (15), KL Rahul 16 (10)
12:47 hrs IST: FOUR!!! THAT WAS INCREDIBLE BY RAHUL. It was a short ball by Southee, which was directed at his head. He simply lifted the ball and it went to the ropes.
2.5 overs | IND 25/0, KL Rahul 13 (6), Rohit Sharma 12 (11)
12:41 hrs IST: 2 runs. It was off the front foot now by Rohit, and almost reached the fence. Goof running and not a good length delivery by Bennett.
2 overs | IND 17/0, Rohit Sharma 9 (9), KL Rahul 8 (3)
12:35 hrs IST: No run. It was a good length ball outside off by Southee to Sharma. Four runs from this over.
1 over | IND 4/0, Rohit Sharma 4 (6), KL Rahul 0 (0)
11:45 hrs IST: Also the current ODIs are being treated as preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Youngsters like Shreyas Iyer and Shivam Dube have proved their mettle, meanwhile, Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar have got opportunities.
11:40 hrs IST: Recently, India's batting coach Vikram Rathour spoke about the new generation of Indian cricketers. Calling them 'incredible', he said, "Adjustments will keep going on till the last minute. But as far as I am concerned and the team management is concerned, we have the core. We know what our team is going to be. Unless there is a case of injury or really bad loss in form, I don’t see many changes happening."
11:18 hrs IST: Good morning everyone and welcome to Outlook's live coverage of the 3rd T20I between New Zealand Vs India. 0-2 up, can the visitors wrap up the series for the first time in NZ soil, or do the 2019 Cricket World Cup runners-up have a few tricks up their sleeves?
The visitors won the first two T20Is in Auckland by six and seven wickets respectively. A third successive win will give India their first T20I series' win on New Zealand soil, something they have been unable to do so on two occasions.
Under MS Dhoni, India lost 0-2 in 2008-09, and last year, they lost 1-2.
In Seddon Park, Ravi Shastri and his staff are expected to go with the same starting XI, although Navdeep Saini could feature.
Rohit Sharma will be aiming to give India a good start, while KL Rahul, Virat Kohli will be hoping to build on their fine form. Meanwhile, the middle order is expected to be the same, with Shreyas Iyer, particularly in good form.
It has been reported that Washington Sundar was paid close attention too, during the training session. He could replace Yuzvendra Chahal, although Chahal provides greater control and his wrist spin works well against New Zealand batsman. The team could also introduce Kuldeep Yadav and partner him with Chahal.
New Zealand have a huge task in hand. The likes of Colin de Grandhomme have a final chance to make an impression after having failed lately. Grandhomme has only scored 0 and 3 in the first two games. Meanwhile, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are expected to lead the team. Mitchell Santner and Tim Southee will lead the bowling department.
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.