New Zealand captain Tim Southee won the toss and elected to bat first. In this sequence, the Kiwi team was bowled out for 160 runs in the allotted 20 overs. With this, Team India has set a target of 161 runs.
As part of the T20 series, the third match between India and New Zealand is being held at Napier. New Zealand captain Tim Southee won the toss and elected to bat first. In this sequence, the Kiwi team was bowled out for 160 runs in the allotted 20 overs. With this, Team India has set a target of 161 runs. Among the New Zealand batsmen, Conway scored 59 and Phillips impressed with 54 runs. 7 of the rest of the batters were limited to single digits. Arshadeep and Siraj took 4 wickets among the Indian bowlers.
Arshdeep Singh gave the first blow to New Zealand. Finn dismissed Allen lbw in the third ball of the second over. Allen faced 4 balls and was dismissed for 3 runs.
Mohammad Siraj took the second wicket of the Kiwis team. Mark Chapman was caught out by Arshdeep Singh after he scored 12 runs off 12 balls.
Glenn Phillips played a brilliant innings for New Zealand. He scored 54 runs off 33 balls at a strike rate of 163. His wicket was taken by Mohammad Siraj.
Devon Conway was out after scoring 59 runs off 49 balls. His wicket was taken by Arshdeep Singh.
Mohammed Siraj took the third wicket in the form of James Neesham. At the same time, Mitchell took the fourth wicket by dismissing Santner at 1 run.
One change in both teams..
Harshal Patel got a chance to replace Washington Sundar in Team India’s playing XI. Meanwhile, Mark Chapman replaces Kane Williamson in the New Zealand playing XI.
Playing XI of both teams…
India: Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wicket keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya (captain), Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway (WK), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson.
Team India took a 1-0 lead in the series. In such conditions, this match is going to be decisive. Team India, who recorded a huge victory in the second match, is looking to win this match too and win the series. However, the first match was canceled due to rain.
Ahead of the deciding match, New Zealand suffered a heavy setback. Team captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the team due to health issues. Tim Southee is leading the team.
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