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Disappointed Rohit Sharma keen to look at positives after losing T20 series to New Zealand

India lost the third and final T20I at Hamilton by 4 runs to lose the three-match T20 series against New Zealand 2-1.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, Hamilton (New Zealand) [ Updated: February 10, 2019 22:19 IST ]
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India lost the three-match T20I series to New Zealand 2-1

India's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma said that the team was pretty disappointed to not end the tour on a winning note but there are loads of positives to take from the narrow 2-1 series loss to New Zealand.

The visitors came agonalisingly close in the series decider at Hamilton but in the end couldn't cross the line as they went down by 4 runs and surrendered the T20 series to the Black Caps on Sunday.

The Indian bowlers were not in form on Sunday and leaked 212 runs from their 20 overs. India however, made a match out of it and were right in it before losing wickets at regular intervals in the middle overs and ultimately falling short by 4 runs.

Speaking about the game, Rohit said that it was a disappointing loss but 213 was always going to be a tough chase.

"Pretty disappointing to not get to the finishing line. 210-odd was always going to be tough, and we were in the game right till the end, but New Zealand held their nerve well and they deserved to win," Rohit said. 

"We started off well in the ODIs, and the boys will be disappointed not getting to the finishing line in the T20s," he added.

However, despite the loss, the 30-year-old is keen to look at the positives and move ahead as Team India get ready to host Australia for two T20Is and five ODIs.

"Lots of positives, and a few mistakes, so there's a lot of material to move ahead. It would have been nice to win the series and go home and play Australia, but unfortunately we couldn't do that," the Mumbaikar said.

The limited-overs series against the Aussies will start on February 24 in Visakhapatnam with a T20I and will end on March 13 with a ODI in Delhi.

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