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Ind vs NZ 3rd T20I in Thiruvananthapuram under rain-threat but fans reach stadium in numbers

India are set to play New Zealand in the series deciding 3rd T20 International in Thiruvananthapuram.

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India and New Zealand will play the third and final T20 International of the three-match series on Tuesday in Thiruvananthapuram. Fans thronged the stadium hours before the match was scheduled to begin. But dark clouds and incessant rain that has lashed the city of late threaten to cause a wash-out. The match is scheduled to be played at the Greenfield International Stadium. The three-match series level at 1-1 and India are looking to record a first ever T20 series win over New Zealand. (Express Photo by Vishnu Varma)

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Greenfield International stadium in Thiruvananthapuram has not hosted an international game for long. This is after 29 years that the stadium will witness an interantional cricket game. (Express Photo by Vishnu Varma)

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India and New Zealand have played two games in this T20I series so far and both teams have won a game each. The ODI series was won by India 2-1. (Express Photo by Vishnu Varma)

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Fans in Thiruvananthapuram have reached the stadium well before the match is supposed to begin. Their excitement has been down despite dark clouds. (Express Photo by Vishnu Varma)

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India will hope to win the series and maintain their unbeaten record at home of not losing an interantional series in last two years. (Express Photo by Vishnu Varma)

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If the match is held, Greenfield Stadium will become the 50th international cricket venue in the country. (Source: Express Photo by Vishnu Varma)

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The stadium has been previously used for football matches. The highest attendance in any match has been for the 2015 SAFF Championship. (Source: Express Photo by Vishnu Varma)

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This is a chance for India to record a maiden T20I series win over New Zealand. The win in the first match was the first time ever that they defeated New Zealand in any T20I match. (Source: Express Photo by Vishnu Varma)