India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ), third T20I Live Score:New Zealand clinch the collection with a four-run win within the third T20I at Hamilton.
Excellent last over by Southee, With 16 wanted, provides away simply 5 from first 5 balls. DK launches a six off the lat ball. But it was too little too late.
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third T20I, Preview: In a season of many firsts for the Indian cricket workforce, Rohit Sharma’s males will likely be aiming to change into first among the many equals to win a T20 International collection in New Zealand when the 2 sides conflict within the last match right here Sunday.
The previous three months have made for a memorable section for the Indian cricket workforce, which received its first Test and bilateral ODI collection in Australia adopted by the most important one-day collection win in New Zealand.
A primary T20 collection victory in New Zealand would be the icing on the cake for the ‘Men in Blue’, who’ve far exceeded expectations throughout their three-month sojourn on this a part of the world.
With the collection locked at 1-1, there’s every little thing to play for within the decider which guarantees to be a cracker of a contest on a ‘Super Sunday’ with a spicy Seddon Park pitch within the offing.
India will do properly to recollect the nightmare that they endured in the course of the fourth ODI at this venue the place they have been shot out for 92 within the wake of some high quality swing bowling from Trent Boult.
However, Sunday will likely be a distinct day and there cannot be an even bigger motivation than successful yet one more collection in difficult abroad situations.
“We have played in Hamilton and there won’t be any surprise element as far as the pitch is concerned. Also having won the second game gives us confidence going into the final match,” left-arm speedster Khaleel Ahmed had stated after collection levelling second T20I, when requested concerning the Hamilton recreation.
“We have rectified some of our mistakes from the first game and hopefully a few which are there will also be corrected,” Khaleel added.
India performed the identical XI within the first two video games and in all chance, will keep continuity until there are some niggles.
In case the workforce administration provides change a thought, it may very well be a like for like alternative with Kuldeep Yadav coming rather than Yuzvendra Chahal because the wrist spinner.
However, a take a look at India’s T20 taking part in XIs will point out that Chahal has been their most well-liked shortest format bowler on most events.
The Indian bowling unit will look to copy their good present from the final match the place they discovered their rhythm after a pasting within the opener from Tim Seifert.
Krunal Pandya has as soon as once more punched above his weight with some gritty performances within the two video games.
Not thought-about essentially the most proficient participant within the set-up, Krunal makes up his with arduous work and self-discipline. His accuracy is without doubt one of the largest positives going into Sunday’s match together with the intelligence of senior seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Khaleel additionally caught to his temporary within the final recreation the place skipper Rohit Sharma had instructed him to bowl again of the size to keep away from being hit for boundaries. There will likely be an analogous plan in place on Sunday additionally.
The stand-in captain, who’s now the world’s prime run-getter in T20 Internationals, will like to raised the 29-ball-50 of the earlier match, which might properly spell doom for the Black Caps.
With Shikhar Dhawan for firm, an excellent opening will clear up half the issues for the guests because it has been the case over the last 4 years.
The middle-order has additionally proven solidity with the expertise of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the exuberance of Rishabh Pant combining properly as was evident in Auckland.
For New Zealand, a greater batting effort within the center overs is what they’d be on the lookout for.
Skipper Kane Williamson has endured a quiet restricted overs collection by his requirements and senior batsman Ross Taylor has additionally blown cold and warm over the last three weeks.
Among bowlers, Tim Southee was spectacular within the first recreation and fairly extraordinary within the second together with Scott Kuggeleijn, who additionally went for a good quantity of runs.
India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson(c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.
Match Starts at 12:30 pm.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Feb 10, 2019