India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I highlights: Rohit Sharma’s twin Super Over sixes seal maiden T20I series win in NZ
India vs NZ as it happend: Rohit Sharma hit two sixes off Tim Southee’s last two balls in the Super Over to seal a dramatic win for India in the 3rd T20I against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The win also gave India their maiden T20I series win New Zealand. India needed 18 runs to the Super Over after Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill took 17 runs from Jasprit Bumrah’s Super Over. Rohit and Rahul struggled against Southee in the first half of the over but the India vice captain two sixes when 10 runs were needed off the last 2 balls.Credit must be given to Mohammed Shami, who picked up the wickets of Kane Williamson (95) and Ross Taylor (17) in the last over to take the match into the Super Over. New Zealand needed 9 runs from the last over, Shami conceded a six off his first ball but came back to dismiss Williamson and Taylor as the match ended up in a tie.Earlier, Rohit Sharma was at his imperious best and then New Zealand hit back with quick wickets in the middle overs. The pitch slowed down and it started offering assistance to the spinners and the seamers who resorted to cutters. However, Pandey, Jadeja and Kohli had enough fuel in the tank as India ended with 179/5.
‘We were gone,’ says Virat Kohli
“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,” said India skipper Virat Kohli.16:42 hrs IST
Kane Williamson after
“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,” said Kane Williamson.16:35 hrs IST
Rohit speaks after winning it with twins sixes in the Super Over
“Never done that before (batting in Super Over). I didn’t know what to expect, whether to go from the first ball or just take a single, try and put pressure on the last three or four balls of the over. I just wanted to stay still and was waiting for the bowler to make a mistake (on the last two sixes),” said Rohit Sharma16:26 hrs IST
India win series
What drama at Seddon Park in Hamilton! New Zealand were coasting towards a win when Williamson was batting in the middle but it all changed in Mohammed Shami’s last 4 deliveries. He picked up the wicket of Williamson, bowled a couple of dots to Seifert - New Zealand took a bye off the penultimate ball - and cleaned up Taylor to take the match into Super Over.
Bumrah was taken for 17 runs in the Super Over but Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul chased it down against Tim Southee, which gave India their first-ever T20I series win in New Zealand.16:23 hrs IST
Ball 6 in Super Over
Southee to Rohit: SIX! Straight over long-off and India have won. Rohit has hit two sixes in the last 2 balls to win the match for India in the Super Over!16:22 hrs IST
Ball 5 in Super Over
Southee to Rohit: SIX! Rohit has hit a huge six and brought the equation down to 4 runs off the last ball.16:19 hrs IST
Ball 4 in Super Over
Southee to Rahul: 1 run! Rahul doesn’t time it and the ball goes to long on for a single.16:18 hrs IST
Ball 3 in Super Over
Southee to Rahul: FOUR! Rahul walks across and paddles it for a boundary past the square leg fielder. India still alive.16:17 hrs IST
Ball 2 in Super Over
Southee to Rohit: 1 run! Another yorker and Rohit tries to slog but results in only a single. Pressure on India.16:16 hrs IST
Ball 1 in Super Over
Southee to Rohit: 2 runs! What have your done Seifert? That should’ve been a run out had he collected the balls cleanly.16:12 hrs IST
Southee to bowl the Super Over
Looks like it will be Tim Southee to bowl the Super Over for New Zealand. India have decided to send their openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. We also spotted Virat Kohli with his pads on, so looks it he will be the No.3 for India.16:08 hrs IST
Guptill finishes with a boundary
FOUR! Full and straight from Bumrah and Guptill finds the gap between the long on and deep mid-wicket fielder. Great finish for New Zealand. They have once again taken Bumrah apart. India need 18 runs to win the Super Over16:07 hrs IST
Williamson finds the big shot
SIX! After two runs from the first two balls, Williamson bring out the big shot and flicks Bumrah over long leg for a six. New Zealand have got 8 from 3 balls.16:05 hrs IST
Bumrah to bowl the Super Over
Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill have walked out for New Zealand and it will be Jasprit Bumrah for India. The Super Over begins with Williamson on strike.15:59 hrs IST
BOWLED! Taylor has chopped it on to his stumps. Shami is ecstatic and the match has gone into the Super Over, would you believe it? Shami has done the unthinkable, especially after being hit for a maximum in the first ball off the over.15:57 hrs IST
1 off 1
Shami beats Seifert twice but Taylor makes sure to get across to the other end for a single. It has boiled down to 1 off 1 ball, Shami to Taylor, Kohli brings the field up.15:55 hrs IST
Williamson falls for 95
OUT! Edged and gone, Williamson doesn’t get his 100 and Shami strikes. What an innings from the Kiwi captain. Is there a twist in the tale?15:53 hrs IST
Taylor seals it
SIX! A juicy full toss from Shami and Taylor wasn’t gonna miss that, not when they need 9 from the last six balls. He swats it over mid-wicket for a six and New Zealand need just 3 to win off 5 balls.15:51 hrs IST
Williamson you beauty!
FOUR! Sensational from Williamson, nothing much wrong from Bumrah’s part, it was yorker on leg stump but Williamson walks across and flicks it for a boundary.
New Zealand need 9 runs from the last over, surely they cannot lose it from here!15:50 hrs IST
Taylor gets the boundary
FOUR! Bumrah misses his mark and Taylor whips it across to place the ball through the vacant deep mid-wicket region. New Zealand are well and truly in front, Bumrah needs a magical delivery to bring India back in this game.15:45 hrs IST
Nice and easy from Williamson
Three twos from Yuzvendra Chahal’s last over and New Zealand are coasting towards the target. India desperately need to get Williamson out, who has entered the nineties. 20 runs needed form the last 2 overs.15:39 hrs IST
Take a bow Williamson
A hat-trick of fours from Williamson’s bat against India’s best bowler Jasprit Bumrah. A batting masterclass from the New Zealand captain, he has rattled Bumrah and taken New Zealand to a position from which they shouldn’t lose this game.15:36 hrs IST
Thakur gets Grandhomme
OUT! The over started with a six but ends with a wicket. Ecstasy for Thakur and Colin de Grandhomme’s stuttering start comes to an end. Did not get going at all in this innings.15:28 hrs IST
Williamson on fire
Back to back sixes from Williamson’s bat and that too against Ravindra Jadeja, who has been so hard to get away tonight. The first one was straight over the back of the bowler’s head and the next one was slogged over mid-wicket. The New Zealand captain is on a role and for the first time tonight, India look a bit rattled .15:25 hrs IST
Williamson gets to fifty
FOUR! And that brings up the half-century of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson off 28 balls. This has been a brilliant innings from the experienced campaigner. New Zealand needed a big over and he has taken 14 runs from Shami’s over.15:15 hrs IST
It was very close but the third umpire reckons Kane Williamson had some part of his back leg behind the line. But credit to Jadeja, he has been simply outstanding today, another tidy over with only 3 runs coming from it.15:10 hrs IST
Chahal cleans up Santner
BOWLED! What a delivery from the leg-spinner. He was hit for two fours in the first two balls of his over by Williamson but comes back to get the wicket of Mitchell Santner with a beauty. It was the straighter one and Santner had no clue, he went back and had no time to get his bat down. The ball disturbed the woodwork, India have their thrid one.15:08 hrs IST
Back to back fours
Poor from India. First Shami and then Shivam Dube, Williamson and New Zealand get two boundaries and both due to lapses in the field. Chahal under pressure and without any fault of his own.15:04 hrs IST
Jadeja drops Santner
Ravindra has dropped Mitchell Santner. That is very rare. It was a difficult chance, Jadeja had to run backwards from point, he got their but the ball somehow popped out of his hands. It was once again a well-disguised slower one from Bumrah that induced the false shot from Santner.15:02 hrs IST
Jadeja on top
Just as expected, Jadeja is proving to be difficult to score off. He gives away 5 runs in his second over and has conceded only 6 runs in his first two overs with the wicket of Munro to show for.14:58 hrs IST
Williamson begins well
Kane Williamson means business here. He walked across the stumps to clipped it over fine leg for a six off Dube . New Zealand need their captain to fire if they have to stay alive in this series and also, he is their best bet against the Indian spinners on this slow track.14:51 hrs IST
Jadeja on the money
OUT! Munro had no chance of getting back to the crease after missing that one from Jadeja. That was more in hope than precision. It was a slow delivery Jadeja, it gripped a little and turned enough to evade the swinging bat of Munro. Rahul whips the bails to complete the formalities, two quick wickets for India.14:47 hrs IST
OUT! Martin Guptill has picked out the deep cover fielder That was hit hard and flat but it went straight to Sanju Samson at deep covers, who took good catch diving forward. Shardul Thakur provides India the breakthrough, Guptill goes for 31 off 21 balls.14:42 hrs IST
Interesting over from Chahal
10 runs from Yuzvendra Chahal’s first over but there were at least a couple of instances where he could’ve got a wicket. This pitch definitely has turn and none better than Chahal to exploit it. An interesting battle on hand.14:35 hrs IST
A 143 kmph length delivery from Mohammed Shami hit Colin Munro flush on the chest and he is down wincing in pain after completing a single. Let’s hope it’s nothing serious, the physio is out there.
Munro is up and ready.14:30 hrs IST
Guptill takes Bumrah on
A four and a six from Bumrah’s first over. Guptill has decided to take India’s premier bowler on. He was a bit lucky for sure, the top edge he got at the start of the over should’ve been taken at thirdman but Shami misjudged it and it went for a four.14:24 hrs IST
Brilliant from Shami
What a good start from Mohammed Shami. Just like he started with his back of a length deliveries in the 2nd T20I , he has got Munro hopping today also. New Zealand: 13/0 after 2 overs.14:20 hrs IST
Thakur comes back well
A good comeback from Shardul Thakur after conceding that huge six off the second ball, only 2 runs from his next 4 deliveries. New Zealand: 8/0 after the first over. New Zealand will definitely look to come hard at the Indian new ball bowlers keeping the slowness of the wicket in mind.14:17 hrs IST
Guptill starts with a six
That’s HUGE! Right out of the middle of the bat, a proper confidence denter for any bowler. Second ball of the innings, Guptill gives himself room, a little shimmy down the wicket and bang! Straight over the back of the bowler’s head and into the 2nd tier.13:54 hrs IST
Bennett gets Kohli
Barring that one over which went for 27, it has been a good outing for Hamish Bennett. He has mixed his pace and lengths pretty accurately and now has taken out Virat Kohli who is caught in the covers. India cannot find that final push.13:49 hrs IST
India cannot get the timing right
New Zealand have bowled very well in this phase and they have contained India. The pitch has slowed down and is gripping for the spinners. The pacers too are looking to bowl slower deliveries and the pitch is responding.13:44 hrs IST
Iyer is stumped
He was looking to attack Santner,he even hit him for a six, but the left-armer has made a good comeback. Slowing up the pace and getting the ball to spin away even as Iyer attempted to whack that ball over point. He has been stumped.13:28 hrs IST
Kohli takes control
A six and a four in that over and Kohli has flicked the aggressive switch on. He has sussed the conditions now and will look to power India ahead in the final 5 overs.13:24 hrs IST
Bennett sends back Dube
Another wicket, New Zealand have come storming back into the contest. After leaking 27 runs in his last over, Bennett has picked up twice in 1 over. New Zealand are making a stong come back here.13:22 hrs IST
Rohit has to walk back
Great comeback by Hamish Bennett, he changes his pace brilliantly and flummoxes Rohit who mistimes his attempted hack across the line and is caught in the deep. Twin strikes by New Zealand and they are fighting back here after India raced off the mark.13:14 hrs IST
Shivam Dube promoted
No Virat Kohli, but in walks Shivam Dube. This is an aggressive move, India want to keep belting New Zealand and the brief is quite simple for Dube - to go out there and hit the ground running.13:12 hrs IST
de Grandhomme strikes
He is bowling for the first time in the series and has an immediate impact. Bowls a tight line, Rahul makes room, tries to guide it past short point but cannot control it and finds the man at backward point perfectly. New Zealand have broken this opening blitz. Can they claw their way back?13:10 hrs IST
Rohit is in the mood
The opener looks to be in the groove and this is not good news for New Zealand.13:03 hrs IST
Rahul joins in
A good over has been spoilt by Rahul as he smacks Sodhi for a boundary. India are bossing proceedings in Hamilton and Kane Williamson is looking bereft of ideas.12:57 hrs IST
Rohit has taken off
He was due for a big innings and Rohit has flown off the blocks. He has climbed all over Bennett in that over and India have flown past 60 in the powerplay. 27 runs in that over, and 50 has ben raised by Rohit.12:51 hrs IST
Mitchell Santner has the ball now. India are off to a good start, this is a critical phase of the match. And, well, Rohit has just caressed his first ball past covers for a boundary. He is looking good!12:46 hrs IST
India are off and running
Both the openers are up and running and New Zealand are already on the backfoot. They have tried to go short and the openers have made merry. There is pace on offer, but it has not bothered Rahul and Rohit one bit.12:40 hrs IST
Bennett’s expensive start
He is banging the ball short of a good length and it proved to be rather easy for both Rahul and Rohit who was going up and over. New Zealand have to identify better lengths on this pitch. This is a good start for India, both the openers are looking good.12:34 hrs IST
Rohit latched to the one ball which had width and crashed it away for four, but was watchful for the rest of the over. Southee bowls the first over for just 4 runs.12:29 hrs IST
Rahul, Rohit walk out
The openers are out there. Rohit Sharma needs runs. Tim Southee will run in with the new ball. The conditions are pretty overcast, but the pitch seems to be sluggish. All set for a cracking encounter.12:07 hrs IST
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul(w), Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Tim Seifert(w), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett12:06 hrs IST
Virat Kohli speaks
‘I reckon (we would have bowled). Looks like a nice track, it’s pretty hard, nice grass cover, the weather might have a say in the second innings, but toss isn’t in our control. Just put a clinical performance, carry forward the momentum and grab the chances that comes. Don’t worry about too many changes, just go out there and do the job. No changes once again, the boys did a good job with both bat and ball, no need to make any changes at all.’12:06 hrs IST
New Zealand bowl first
‘We will bowl first. A new surface, hopefully, we will get something from it. Need to follow our plans, we are playing a strong side, a new ground, a new surface, do the job with the ball. One change, Scott Kuggeleijn is in, for Blair Tickner,’ Kane Williamson.11:41 hrs IST
Kohli on the cusp of a record
The Indian cricket team skipper is just 25 runs away from surpassing his compatriot in the list of highest run-getters as captain in T20Is. Kohli is currently in the fourth spot behind MS Dhoni (1,112), New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (1148), and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis (1,273).11:40 hrs IST
Tim Southee on Indian team
“India have played well. They’re a great side and they’re full of world-class players. The first game is the one that slightly got away on us but we were certainly outplayed in the second game. “We know it’s always tough when you play against India and they’re becoming a better and better side away from home as well. We know we need to be on top of our game if we need to beat India,” Southee said on the ever of the third T20.
Read more here.11:30 hrs IST
India’s predicted XI
Will Kohli tweak India’s bowling combination. This and much more in India’s predicted XI.
After their convincing win in Aukland, Virat Kohli hinted that they would go in with the same playing condition, but on a flat Hamilton track, India could tweak their bowling combination.11:23 hrs IST
Bumrah the difference
Eight overs, two fours, one six, 52 runs - these were his numbers in the two matches and on a pitch where the rest of the bowlers were at the mercy of the batsmen, Bumrah stood tall. His hop, skip and jump approach to the wicket followed by an assortment of deliveries and a sharp mind never allowed New Zealand to breathe.
More on Bumrah here.11:01 hrs IST
Number 4 issue sorted?
“Apart from having those (batting) skills, I think the mind set is amazing. He (Iyer) believes he is a big player, and he is, without any doubt. He genuinely believes that he is a match-winner and he is here to stay. And that mindset I think helps him, that is the biggest advantage he has,” Team India batting coach Vikram Rathour.10:39 hrs IST
“You look at the conditions and go. It (Seddon Park) is a bigger ground, it is a regular ground, but we are still looking to play normal cricket, good cricket. I don’t think it alters anything. Maybe for the bowlers with their lengths, but with the batters, doesn’t make any difference,” Team India batting coach Vikram Rathour said ahead of the match.
Here is what the captain winning the toss could do.10:31 hrs IST
Hello and welcome
India are on the cusp of winning the T20I series in New Zealand, which will be a first for this side and they seem to have all the bases covered to put in another dominating performance at Seddon Park. New Zealand, on the other hand, believe that a change in venues might help their cause.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the 3rd T20I match between India and New Zealand.
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- Local boy Axar Patel picked up 6 wickets in the first innings while Ashwin took 3 wickets to move withing 3 wickets of becoming the fourth Indian bowler ever to take 400 Test wickets.
- The 21-year-old opening batsman slammed a double century off just 142 balls in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, India's premier domestic 50-over tournament, against Puducherry.
- Axar also became the first bowler to bag a five-wicket haul at the revamped stadium in Ahmedabad. It is his second five-for in just his second Test for Team India.
- In spite of facing one of the best teams in the world, England have continued to rotate the squad in the Test series against India and this has not gone down well with former players.
- IND vs ENG: Gill was adjudged not out which left Stokes bemused while England captain Joe Root and Broad were seen in an animated discussion with the on-field umpire.
- After three innings bowling in whites for the very first time, Patel has returned 2/40, 5/60 and 6/38. Suffice to say, he has surpassed expectations, perhaps his own.
- In its brief history, day-night Tests have tended to assist fast bowlers. In the 15 day-night Tests that have been played around the world before the ongoing match, fast bowlers have taken 354 wickets at an average of 24.47, and spinners 115 wickets at 35.38.
- "The England captain and head coach spoke with the match referee after play," an England team spokesperson said in the report.
- It was his second five-for in just his second Test for Team India. By doing so, the 27-year-old spinner also became only the third Indian bowler to take a 5-wicket haul in his first two matches.
- Gill shone bright in the series down under and scored a half century in the first innings of the first Test against England but has been guilty of giving his wicket away a couple of times in the series already.