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India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Highlights: Rohit Sharma wins it for IND, NZ’s bad luck with super over continues

India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Highlights: Rohit Sharma top-scored for India with a 40-ball 65 followed by a 4-ball 15 in the super over

By: Sports Desk | Updated: January 29, 2020 9:34:55 pm
India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I in Hamilton on Wednesday

India vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Highlights: Rohit Sharma’s two huge sixes powered India to a win over New Zealand in the super over, chasing down the target of 18 runs. Chasing a target of 180, New Zealand got off to a flier. Martin Guptill scored 31 runs before losing his wicket to Shardul Thakur. Colin Munro struggled to get boundaries. Ravindra Jadeja got Munro’s wicket in his first over. Kane Williamson led the run chase hitting his 11th T20I half-century. Williamson got the run chase on track with a 51-run partnership with Ross Taylor. Williamson lost his wicket in the final over for 95 with 2 more runs to win from three runs. Mohammed Shami got the wicket of Taylor on the last ball as the scores were tied with the match heading into super over.

Earlier, Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first. Rohit Sharma came back in form after two single-digit scores on the tour to hit a 23-ball fifty including a 27-run over. Rohit also completed his 10,000 international runs as an opener. Rohit shared an 89-run stand with KL Rahul. He departed after scoring 65 runs from 40 deliveries. Rahul lost his wicket to Colin de Grandhomme. The opener scored 27 runs.

The experiment to send Shivam Dube at No.3 failed as he departed for 3. Hamish Benett got two quick wickets including Rohit’s, who scored 65 runs from 40 deliveries. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer tried to get the innings back on track. Iyer departed after playing himself in. Kohli scored 38 runs from 27 deliveries and got out in the penultimate over. India finished well with Ravindra Jadeja and Manish Pandey hitting 18 runs in the final over setting a target of 180.

India in New Zealand, 5 T20I Series, 2020Seddon Park, Hamilton 20 February 2020

New Zealand 179/6 (20.0)


India 179/5 (20.0)

Match Ended ( Day - 3rd T20I ) India tied with New Zealand (India win Super Over by 2 wickets)

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India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Highlights:


    16:40 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Kohli explains the discussion that led to super over

    I thought we were gone at one stage. I told our coach that they deserved to win. On the last ball, we had a discussion and we came to a conclusion that we had to hit the stumps. Rohit was superb for us. When Shami bowled those two dot balls, I thought we can go to super over. In the super over, Kane came out and smashed Bumrah who is one of best death over bowler in World Cricket. There are a couple of guys who are sitting out like Sundar and Saini, they deserve to get a game.

    16:40 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Williamson disappointed with result

    Super overs haven't been too successful for us. India showed their experience in the crunch situation. We bowled well after they got off to a superb start. Very disappointing. It was nice to spend some time in the middle. It was disappointing not to cross the finishing lines. It is a game of small margins. It was a much better performance from us.

    16:39 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Rohit on his super over batting

    Never done that before (batting in Super Over). I didn't know what to expect, whether to go from the first ball or wait for a while. I just wanted to stay still and then try my best (on the last two sixes). Good performance with the bat, disappointed at having thrown my wicket away though. I hadn't got runs in the first two games, wanted to do well today. We knew we would win the series today if we win the match - in important games, the main players need to step up.

    16:39 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    A first for India

    As the nerves calm down, one should know that India have won their first-ever T20I series in New Zealand. 

    16:23 (IST)29 Jan 2020

    Rohit Sharma hangs back and hits the ball over the ropes. India win in super over. New Zealand's bad luck in super over continues somehow. India take an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the five-match T20I series. 

    16:21 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    5th ball

    In the slot from Tim Southee and Rohit Sharma hits it into the orbit. A huge six from Rohit's bat. 14 runs from 5 balls. 

    16:20 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    4th ball

    Just a single from KL Rahul's bat. Chance for a second run but Rohit says no. 8 runs from 4 balls. 

    16:18 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    3rd ball

    KL Rahul shuffles across and hits the ball on the full. Rahul works it towards deep square leg for a boundary. 7 runs from 3 balls. 

    16:18 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    3rd ball

    KL Rahul shuffles across and hits the ball on the full. Rahul works it towards deep square leg for a boundary. 7 runs from 3 balls. 

    16:17 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    2nd ball

    Low full toss from Tim Southee and just a single towards the leg side. 3 runs from 2 balls. 

    16:17 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    1st ball

    Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walk out to chase the 18 runs in super over. Rohit mistimes the first delivery but gets a couple of runs. 2 runs off one ball. 

    16:11 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    18 to win

    Virat Kohli's decision to give Jasprit Bumrah the super over despite being in bad touch today backfires. 17 runs from the over. 

    16:10 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    6th ball

    Martin Guptill finds the gap this time and hits it between long on and midwicket fielder for a boundary. 17 runs from super over.

    16:09 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    5th ball

    Jasprit Bumrah shortens the length and Williamson misses. Just a single through byes. 13 off 5 balls. 

    16:09 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    4th ball

    Kane Williamson hits that one on the up and into the gap for a boundary. 12 off 4 balls

    16:08 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    3rd ball!

    SIX! Kane Williamson shuffles across again and uses the pace to hit the ball for a six over deep square leg. 8 off 3 balls. 

    16:07 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    2nd ball

    Martin Guptill mistimes a full toss, just a single of the second delivery. Good start for India.

    16:06 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    1st ball

    Bumrah to Williamson, just a single off the first delivery. 

    16:04 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Bumrah to bowl super over

    After a long meeting, Virat Kohli decides that Jasprit Bumrah will bowl the super over. Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson walk out to bat. Here we go!

    16:01 (IST)29 Jan 2020

    Tim Seifert misses the two balls. Seifert took a single through byes. Ross Taylor could not get a single off the final over as he inside-edged into the stumps. The third T20I heads into the super over. NZ - 179/6 after 20 overs

    15:57 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Williamson misses century

    Ross Taylor started the over with a maximum off Mohammed Shami's full toss. Then, Taylor took a single and got Kane Williamson on strike. Williamson needed a maximum to get to the three-figure mark. He went for an uppercut but edged the ball to KL Rahul missing his century by 5 runs. NZ - 178/5 after 19.3 overs

    15:52 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Bumrah fails to finish well

    Jasprit Bumrah could not stop the flow of boundaries. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor shuffled towards the offstump and worked the ball towards the leg side for a boundary. 11 runs from Bumrah's final over. New Zealand need 9 runs from the final over, Williamson needs 5 runs to his maiden T20I fifty. NZ - 171/4 after 19 overs

    15:47 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Run, run, run!

    Exceptional running between the wickets from Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson and poor fielding from India. 9 runs from Yuzvendra Chahal's over without taking any risk. Meanwhile, Williamson moves into the 90s. NZ - 160/4 after 18 overs

    15:41 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Finding the gaps

    Kane Williamson is piercing the gaps with pinpoint precision. Williamson hits three boundaries in the over. Jasprit Bumrah has had a bad day so far. Bumrah goes back to the yorker length. 14 runs from the over. Meanwhile, the Kiwi skipper has reached 85, his highest T20I score. NZ - 151/4 after 17 overs

    15:37 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Grandhomme departs

    Kane Williamson continues to hit sixes whereas Colin de Grandhomme who was struggling to hit the ball in the gap departs. Grandhomme went for a big shot but edged it to the short third man fielder. Grandhomme's bad run in the series continues. NZ - 137/4 after 16 overs

    15:30 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Williamson goes bang bang

    Kane Williamson is playing a stellar inning in Hamilton carrying the hopes of winning this match on his back. Williamson hits Ravindra Jadeja for two sixes, one over his head and the second over mid-wicket. Jadeja gives 14 runs in his final over. NZ - 128/3 after 15 overs

    15:26 (IST)29 Jan 2020

    Kane Williamson gets to his 11th T20I half-century from 28 deliveries. Mohammed Shami takes a beating from the Kiwi skipper, one six and a four from the over. NZ - 114/3 after 14 overs

    15:21 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    100 up!

    Kane Williamson hits the second six of his innings. The skipper is leading from the front in this run chase. 9 runs from the over. The required run rate is over 11 runs per over. NZ - 100/3 after 13 overs

    15:17 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Williamson's narrow escape

    Kane Williamson went for an expansive drive leaning forward but misses the ball completely. KL Rahul takes off the bails immediately but Williamson managed to get something behind the line. Just three singles from Jadeja's over. NZ - 91/3 after 12 overs

    15:12 (IST)29 Jan 2020

    After mediocre fielding led to two boundaries, Yuzvendra Chahal takes matters into his own hands. Chahal gets rid of Mitchell Santner as he hits the top of middle stump. The decision to send Santner up the order backfires. Colin de Grandhomme is the new batsman in. NZ - 88/3 after 11 overs

    15:06 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Jadeja drops!

    Ravindra Jadeja, arguably the best Indian fielder drops Mitchell Santner's catch. Even Jasprit Bumrah could not believe it as all he does is smiles. Kane Williamson uses the pace and gets a boundary fine of the third man fielder. 7 runs from Bumrah's second over. NZ - 79/2 after 10 overs

    15:02 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Jadeja keeps the pressure on

    Ravindra Jadeja has been in good form with the ball. Jadeja gives just five runs from his second over. In the previous match, he took two wickets for 18 runs in his four overs. NZ - 72/2 after 9 overs

    14:59 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Dube leaks runs

    Shivam Dube errs with his line and length in his first over. Kane Williamson hits a boundary and a maximum over fine leg. 14 runs from Dube's over, just the kind of over New Zealand needed. NZ - 67/2 after 8 overs

    14:54 (IST)29 Jan 2020

    Ravindra Jadeja gets into the action straight away after the powerplay overs as Virat Kohli does not wait this time around for Colin Munro to depart. Jadeja deceives Munro with a faster one outside he reach. Munro fails to get bat on it and gets stumped. He scored 14 runs off 16 deliveries. Mitchell Santner gets promoted up the order. Just three singles from the over. NZ - 53/2 after 7 overs

    14:48 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Samson takes a stunner

    Martin Guptill tries to hit the short and wide delivery for a six but Sanju Samson takes a stunner in the deep. Shardul Thakur gets the major breakthrough for India as Guptill falls for 31. NZ - 47/1 after 5.4 overs

    14:44 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Chahal into the attack

    Colin Munro welcomes Yuzvendra Chahal with a boundary off the first ball of his spell. Martin Guptill gets lucky as the thick outside edge goes wide of the first slip fielder. 10 runs from Chahal's first over including two boundaries. NZ - 43/0 after 5 overs

    14:37 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Munro cops a nasty blow

    Colin Munro cops a nasty blow to his chest and he is flat on his back after taking the single. Munro is in agonising pain. Mohammed Shami and teammates rush to him. He is fine after the physio does his work. NZ - 33/0 after 3.5 overs

    14:33 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Guptill maximises Bumrah's over

    Jasprit Bumrah into the attack and Martin Guptill hits him for two sixes. This is something you don't see every day. Bumrah was not happy with Mohammed Shami's effort at the third man boundary as he expected him to take the catch or at least save the boundary. The next one was effortless from Guptill as he rocked back and played an uppercut for a maximum. NZ - 26/0 after 3 overs

    14:25 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Aggressive start from Shami

    Mohammed Shami opens the bowling from the other end instead of Jasprit Bumrah. Shami shows some raw pace with a 146 kmph delivery. Just five singles from the over. NZ - 13/0 after 2 over

    14:20 (IST)29 Jan 2020
    Thakur in line of fire

    Shardul Thakur found himself in line of fire straight away as Martin Guptill hits him for a maximum off the second delivery of the innings. Thakur made a good comeback after that beating Guptill. NZ - 8/1 after 1 over


    India: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, 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.