Published: Sun, February 10, 2019
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Recent Match Report - New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I 2019

Recent Match Report - New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I 2019

The hosts were sent in to bat first and made 212 for four, with Colin Munro making 72 off 40 deliveries.

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

# India and New Zealand are all set to play the third T20I.

A New Zealand XI has beaten Bangladesh by two wickets in a one-day match at Lincoln. Having regularly lost middle-order wickets, India gave the impression of lacking behind in the chase. In their allotted quota of 20 overs, New Zealand ended up scoring 212-4. In the ninth over, Vijay Shankar got out in an attempt to up the ante after scoring 43 runs 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.

Once Shankar was dismissed, Rishabh Pant (28 from 12 balls) took over and blitzed three sixes to keep India's momentum going but he was the first of four wickets to fall in as many overs as New Zealand hit back.

This is the same ground where India had their only defeat in the five-match ODI series, with Trent Boult's five-for skittling India for 92. In between these two dismissals, the Kiwis also got the wicket of a settled Rohit Sharma to tilt the odds in their favour.

Exploiting batting-friendly conditions at a small ground, New Zealand cut the Indian attack to shreds to post an imposing 212 for four in the series-deciding third Twenty20 worldwide, here Sunday.

The Black Caps, on the other end, will definitely be keen to bounce back and seal the T20I series after having lost the ODIs against India.

Requiring 16 runs from the last over, Karthik scored a couple of runs on the first two balls.

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