3rd T20I: New Zealand beat India by narrow margin to win series 2-1

A first-ever T20I series win would have been an icing on the cake but the hosts held their nerves to pull off a thrilling victory.

India TV Sports Desk [ Updated: February 12, 2019 14:14 IST ]
  • New Zealand denied India a perfect finish to their highly successful tour Down Under by clinching the T20 series 2-1 with a narrow four-run win in the series-deciding third match.
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    New Zealand denied India a perfect finish to their highly successful tour Down Under by clinching the T20 series 2-1 with a narrow four-run win in the series-deciding third match.

  • India needed to knock off a stiff 213-run target to bring curtains on a memorable three-month tour in a befitting manner but fell just short.   
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    India needed to knock off a stiff 213-run target to bring curtains on a memorable three-month tour in a befitting manner but fell just short. 

     

  • If it was not for left-arm Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (2/26)'s tight bowling in the middle-overs and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/37), India would have got a bigger target to chase. 
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    If it was not for left-arm Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (2/26)'s tight bowling in the middle-overs and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/37), India would have got a bigger target to chase. 

  • India captain Rohit Sharma, who usually bats explosive in such situations, made an uncharacteristical 32-ball 38 and it also hurt India's chances.
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    India captain Rohit Sharma, who usually bats explosive in such situations, made an uncharacteristical 32-ball 38 and it also hurt India's chances.

  • Karthik and Krunal did exceedingly well to take the game into the final over but their unbeaten 63-run stand off 28 balls did not prove to be enough. 
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    Karthik and Krunal did exceedingly well to take the game into the final over but their unbeaten 63-run stand off 28 balls did not prove to be enough. 

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