India vs New Zealand Highlights 3rd T20: India complete 3-0 clean sweep against New Zealand
- India vs New Zealand Live Updates: Team India will be aiming to register a clean sweep against New Zealand in the third T20I in Kolkata.
India vs New Zealand Live Score 3rd T20: It was yet another comprehensive victory for Rohit Sharma and co. as India beat New Zealand by 73 runs to secure a 3-0 clean sweep in the T20I series. This was India's second-successive clean sweep victory against New Zealand in a T20I series, having registered a 5-0 win over the Kiwis at their own turf in January 2020. India's lower-middle order played a key role in steering India to a strong total of 184/7 before Axar Patel (3/9) rocked the New Zealand run-chase with three quick wickets early on. The Kiwis could never recover from the setback and were eventually bowled out on 111.
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Nov 22, 2021 10:45 AM IST
Rohit Sharma, Axar patel shine as India thrash New Zealand in 3rd T20I to sweep series
Nov 21, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Deepak Chahar picks the final wicket! India win by 73 runs! This is India's biggest victory over New Zealand (by runs). An excellent effort from the bowlers – Axar Patel (3/9) in particular – steered India to a 3-0 clean sweep against the Kiwis.
Nov 21, 2021 10:24 PM IST
Harshal picks his second. Ish Sodhi departs on 9! He is caught at long-on boundary by Suryakumar Yadav.
New Zealand 94/9 in 16.2 overs. Target - 185
Nov 21, 2021 10:18 PM IST
Venkatesh Iyer with a maiden wicket!
New Zealand go eight down! Adam Milne becomes Iyer's first wicket in international cricket. Milne hits it straight towards Rohit Sharma at cover.
New Zealand 93/8 in 15.1 overs. Target - 185
Nov 21, 2021 10:10 PM IST
New Zealand have dug their own grave. Ishan and Pant combine again as the Kiwis lose their seventh. Brilliant work from Ishan yet again as he picks the delivery from cover and throws it perfectly towards Pant to dismiss captain Mitchell Santner.
New Zealand 84/7 in 13.1 overs. Target - 185
Nov 21, 2021 10:04 PM IST
WHAT A CATCH!
Take a bow, Rishabh Pant! James Neesham falls on 3. Neesham swings the bat across and the ball finds a top edge, going over wicketkeeper's head. Pant swirls backwards, runs towards right before taking a sharp left and barely holds on to the ball.
New Zealand 83/6 in 13 overs. Target - 185
Nov 21, 2021 09:59 PM IST
Further misery for New Zealand. Tim Seifert angry with himself as he is dismissed on 17. Good throw from Ishan Kishan and an equally impressive collection from Rishabh Pant, as the two wicketkeepers combine to dismiss the opposition wicketkeeper-batter Seifert! There was never a second there.
New Zealand 76/5 in 12 overs. Target - 185
Nov 21, 2021 09:52 PM IST
Yuzvendra Chahal picks his first wicket of the innings and it's the big one! Martin Guptill departs on 51. Brilliant recovery from the leg-spinner after shaky first-two overs, as he pulls back his length a little this time. Guptill, wary of the required run-rate, goes for a big hit but fails to clear the long on boundary.
New Zealand 70/4 in 11 overs. Target - 185
Nov 21, 2021 09:47 PM IST
New Zealand 68/3 in 10 overs; Target - 185
Martin Guptill reaches his half-century in the 10th over of the innings. The opener remains paramount to New Zealand's chances in this run-chase and he needs to carry on with a similar strike-rate throughout the rest of the innings.
Nov 21, 2021 09:44 PM IST
Wrong lines from Chahal
Chahal leaks 16 runs from the ninth over. Poor lines from the leg-spinner, as he bowls one down-the-leg for an easy four before bowling full and outside-off for Guptill to smack it into the stands.
New Zealand 61/3 in 9 overs; Target - 185
Nov 21, 2021 09:40 PM IST
An exhibition from Harshal
Brilliant variations in pace from Harshal Patel across the six deliveries of his first over as he concedes only four. Tim Seifert, in particular, having difficulty in judging the slower ones from Harshal.
New Zealand 45/3 in 8 overs
Nov 21, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Tight from Iyer
He concedes only four off his first over. Keeps the ball largely back of the length, not allowing a dangerous Martin Guptill much room outside off.
New Zealand 41/3 in 7 overs. Target - 185
Nov 21, 2021 09:32 PM IST
Venkatesh Iyer bowls for the first time
Iyer gets the ball for the first time in his international career. He has 29 wickets in 55 T20s.
Nov 21, 2021 09:30 PM IST
New Zealand 37/3 in 6 overs
Excellent start for India courtesy Axar Patel. Brilliant captaincy from Rohit to bring spin early in the Powerplay, as the Kiwi batter throw their wickets away trying to attack the left-arm spinner.
Nov 21, 2021 09:24 PM IST
It's Axar again!
Third wicket for the spinner! What a start for the bowler. Glenn Phillips goes for a duck. The batter goes for a reverse-sweep but he misses the line as Axar bowls it towards leg. The ball hits the stumps as New Zealand lose their third wicket.
New Zealand 30/3 in 5 overs. Target - 185
Nov 21, 2021 09:16 PM IST
AXAR PICKS TWO IN AN OVER!
Chapman departs on a duck! This is excellent from Axar Patel. Flighted delivery from the spinner and Chapman gets tempted to walk out of the crease. He completely misses the line, however, and Rishabh Pant does the rest of the work behind the stumps.
New Zealand 22/2 in 3 overs. Target - 185
Nov 21, 2021 09:13 PM IST
Mitchell dismissed! Axar Patel strikes. A tossed up delivery from Axar and the batter looks to play the lofted shot. However, he mistimes it towards cover-point as Harshal Patel catches it safely.
New Zealand 21/1 in 2.1 overs
Nov 21, 2021 09:13 PM IST
Oh Deepak Chahar, what have you done? It would've been an otherwise easy catch for the fielders at mid-on and mid-off, but Chahar went for the catch off his own delivery and was caught at an awkward angle, and eventually dropped Guptill.
New Zealand 21/0 in 2 overs
Nov 21, 2021 09:06 PM IST
First boundary for New Zealand
Martin Guptill gets off the mark with a four! A brilliant shot over cover from the New Zealand opener.
New Zealand 5/0 in 1 over. Target - 185
Nov 21, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Let the chase begin!
Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell open for New Zealand. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the first over.
Nov 21, 2021 08:50 PM IST
India 184/7 in 20 overs
A brilliant cameo from Deepak Chahar, who scores 19 runs off the final over of the innings to steer India to a competitive total at Eden Gardens. Venkatesh Iyer (20), Harshal Patel (18) and Deepak Chahar (21*) were key in the lower-middle and lower order, which, perhaps, is the biggest positive for India in this game so far.
Nov 21, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Harshal Patel is dismissed on 18. A decent cameo from Harshal. Bizarre way to get dismissed, however, as he is out hit-wicket. Lockie Ferguson with his first wicket of the game.
India 165/7 in 19 overs
Nov 21, 2021 08:35 PM IST
150 up for India
India reached the mark in 17.3 overs. Both batters would be aiming to score as much as possible from now on, as dew factor is set to put New Zealand in advantage in the second innings.
Nov 21, 2021 08:31 PM IST
India eye competitive total
After the two Iyers, it is time for the two Patels (Axar and Harshal) to take India to a competitive score in the 3rd T20I. Harshal Patel gets off the mark with a boundary.
India 148/6 in 17 overs
Nov 21, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Iyer departs on 25. The two Iyers were looking good, but in a matter of two overs, both are back in the hut. Adam Milne gets his first as Shreyas is caught at long-on.
India 140/6 in 16.1 overs
Nov 21, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Venkatesh Iyer departs on 20
The left-hander goes for a big hit but is caught. Boult picks his first wicket. The bowler outsmarts Iyer with a slower delivery and the batter, who had already committed to a straight shot, miscues it to deep midwicket.
India 140/5 in 16 overs
Nov 21, 2021 08:18 PM IST
India 134/4 in 15 overs
A confident start from both, Shreyas and Venkatesh as they keep the scoreboard ticking, while punishing the bad deliveries.
Nov 21, 2021 08:12 PM IST
First six for Venkatesh!
A first six of his international career as well. He gets underneath the ball from Ish Sodhi and smacks it towards deep mid-wicket. That's more like the Venkatesh Iyer we have seen!
India 127/4 in 14 overs
Nov 21, 2021 08:08 PM IST
Iyer and Iyer in the middle
The two batters who barely had an opportunity to bat across the two games now have around 8 overs to make a mark. Shreyas Iyer, alongside Venkatesh Iyer currently on the crease.
India 114/4 in 13 overs
Nov 21, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Amazing reflexes from Ish Sodhi to dismiss Rohit Sharma. India lose their fourth wicket, Rohit departs on 56. Ish Sodhi bowls wide outside off and Rohit, who had already charged down the track, finds the bottom edge as he goes for a shot towards extra cover. The ball drifts back to Sodhi and the spinner extends his arm for a phenomenal catch.
India 108/4 in 12 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:56 PM IST
50 for Rohit!
26th T20I fifty for the Indian captain! Rohit Sharma brings his half-century in merely 27 deliveries. Long way to go for the skipper, however, as India need a partnership to regain momentum in this game.
India 103/3 in 11 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:53 PM IST
India 90/3 in 10 overs
India made a whirlwind start to the innings but Mitchell Santner's two overs have ensured New Zealand's comeback in this game. Onus on Rohit Sharma to keep the scoreboard ticking alongside Shreyas Iyer.
Nov 21, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Wicket no.3 for Santner
Rishabh Pant departs on 4. A tossed-up delivery from Santner and the batter gets down on one knee to smack it over deep square. A horrible mistiming, however, sends the ball to long-off instead. Pant clearly not happy with his shot.
India 83/3 in 9 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:43 PM IST
Spin from both ends
Sodhi's first over goes for six as Rishabh Pant takes the crease alongside Rohit. It had been a strong start for India but Santner's two-wicket over means India now need a partnership from the two batters.
India 77/2 in 8 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:38 PM IST
SANTNER STRIKES AGAIN
Two in an over! Suryakumar Yadav departs on a duck. Tossed up from Santner and the batter couldn't resist going for an inside-out. He finds a fielder straight at cover as Guptill takes the catch.
India 71/2 in 7 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:34 PM IST
Santner strikes right after the Powerplay. Ishan Kishan falls on 29. A little short from Santner and Ishan looks to cut it late, but nicks the bottom-edge to keeper Tim Seifert.
Nov 21, 2021 07:32 PM IST
India 69/0 in 6 overs
What an electrifying start for India. Both openers have come with a clear intent to put as much on the board as possible and doing a great job at that. India's best Powerplay in this series!
Rohit also slams his 150th six in T20Is during the final over of the Powerplay. 20 runs off Lockie Ferguson's over.
Nov 21, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Rohit and Ishan add the first fifty of India in only 31 deliveries! Rohit brings India's 50 with a boundary towards cover.
India 53/0 in 5.1 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:28 PM IST
Ishan dealing in fours
Ishan Kishan is currently unbeaten on 24 with five fours! He slams Adam Milne for two successive boundaries in the fifth over.
India 49/0 in 5 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:22 PM IST
10 off the fourth over
Rohit Sharma, who usually takes his time to get going, has charged right from the start in this innings which is a good change, considering the dew. He hits his second six off the innings in Lockie Ferguson's first over.
India 39/0 in 4 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:16 PM IST
Big score in mind
With the dew factor set to play a key role towards the later stages of the game, the Indian openers are losing no opportunity to go for the big hits early on.
India 29/0 in 3 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:15 PM IST
Rohit goes big!
The trademark pull is here! This one was not really off the middle of the bat, but enough to clear the rope at deep backward. Short from Boult and Rohit instinctively goes for the pull. First six of the innings.
India 24/0 in 2.2 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:12 PM IST
Intent from Ishan
Ishan doing what he does best - going after the bowlers from ball one. A couple of lofted shots and a cheeky placement behind first slip to end the over, as the batter gets 10 from Milne's first over.
India 18/0 in 2 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:09 PM IST
Ishan gets off the mark with a four!
That's some way to start the innings. Milne offers room outside off and Kishan attempts to slam it towards cover. A thick outside edge and ball runs away to the third-man boundary.
India 12/0 in 1.1 overs
Nov 21, 2021 07:05 PM IST
Lucky four for Rohit. Terrific bowling from Boult as he gets movement early on. A little outside off and Rohit looks to guide it through covers, but gets a thick outside-edge as the ball races past the first slip.
India 8/0 in 1 over
Nov 21, 2021 06:59 PM IST
Let the action begin!
Sourav Ganguly rings the Eden Gardens bell as we are set for the play to begin. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan open for India. Trent Boult finally gets a shot at first over.
Nov 21, 2021 06:50 PM IST
50th T20I for Chahal
Indians who have played 50 or more T20Is:
Rohit Sharma - 119*
MS Dhoni - 98
Virat Kohli - 95
Suresh Raina - 78
Shikhar Dhawan - 68
Yuvraj Singh - 58
KL Rahul - 56
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 55*
Ravindra Jadeja - 55
Hardik Pandya - 54
Ravichandran Ashwin - 51
Yuzvendra Chahal - 50
Nov 21, 2021 06:39 PM IST
Rohit Sharma (India): We are going to bat first. Pitch looks a little sticky and we want to challenge ourselves as a batting unit. We gotta try various things and this is one of them. We want to put runs on the board and give the new set of bowlers a target to defend. KL and Ashwin are rested. Ishan and Chahal come in.
Mitchell Santner (New Zealand): Yeah (would have bowled). Last few games it has been wet because of the dew. There has been dew throughout. Whatever we do we have to do it well. We have been close, lost a couple of phases especially in the last game during the middle with the bat, we got off to a great start.. But that's just the way. The Indian openers have come out and build partnerships. We are not far away and hopefully we can put up a complete game today. That's (Southee) the only change.
Nov 21, 2021 06:36 PM IST
New Zealand Playing XI
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert(w), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner(c), Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Nov 21, 2021 06:36 PM IST
India Playing XI
Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
Nov 21, 2021 06:35 PM IST
Santner leads New Zealand
Mitchell Santner is leading New Zealand in the absence of Tim Southee. Lockie Ferguson replaces him, which remains the only change for the side.
Nov 21, 2021 06:33 PM IST
Yuzvendra Chahal returns
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal returns alongside Ishan Kishan as Ravichandran Ashwin and KL Rahul rest for the final T20I against New Zealand.
Nov 21, 2021 06:30 PM IST
India win toss, opt to bat against New Zealand in Kolkata
Nov 21, 2021 06:22 PM IST
Will Chahal return?
Yuzvendra Chahal's absence was probably the most-talked-about subject during the T20 World Cup, and even as he returned to the squad for the New Zealand series, Chahal is yet to return to action.
Will the wait end today?
Nov 21, 2021 06:10 PM IST
The stage is set!
International cricket returns to the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata after over 22 months!
Nov 21, 2021 06:00 PM IST
Gaikwad, Avesh lead charts in T20s
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the highest run-getter in India in the shortest format of the game this year. Fast bowler Avesh Khan, meanwhile, leads the wicket-taking charts for the same. Both are yet to play in the T20I series against New Zealand and are expected to make a place in the XI later tonight.
Nov 21, 2021 05:46 PM IST
Rohit 87 runs away from Kohli
Opener Rohit Sharma is closing-in on Virat Kohli's Indian record for most runs in T20Is. Kohli, who held the overall record before the series, dropped to second after Martin Guptill went past him during the 2nd game.
Rohit, now, stands 86 runs away from the former Indian T20I captain, who was rested for the New Zealand series.
Nov 21, 2021 05:36 PM IST
India vs New Zealand: Injury Updates (New Zealand)
Lockie Ferguson had an injury that ruled him out of the second T20I, but it was confirmed that he had recovered and is likely to return to the XI for the game in Kolkata.
Nov 21, 2021 05:33 PM IST
IND vs NZ Live: Injury Updates (India)
Mohammed Siraj was ruled out of the second T20I after he had split the webbing on his hand during the final over of the first match. There is no confirmation on Siraj's recovery, but the rest of the squad remains available.
Nov 21, 2021 05:27 PM IST
New Zealand look to spoil party
There were signs of fatigue in New Zealand's performances in the T20I series, but Tim Southee's men will be aiming to end on a high in Kolkata. The Kiwis almost pulled a dramatic comeback in the 1st T20I in Jaipur, but were comprehensively beaten in the second. With nothing to lose, New Zealand might also aim at providing youngsters with an opportunity.
Nov 21, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Youngsters in fray for an appearance
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan and Avesh Khan are yet to play a game in this series so far. Gaikwad, who was the highest run-score in the 2021 Indian Premier League, is speculated to replace KL Rahul in the final game. Ishan, meanwhile, could replace Rishabh Pant.
If Avesh Khan makes an appearance, India will be featuring debutants in all three games of the series; the other two being Venkatesh Iyer (1st T20I) and Harshal Patel (2nd T20I).
Nov 21, 2021 05:12 PM IST
Will India rest the seniors?
With series already in the bag, the team might opt to make a number of changes to the XI for the final T20I in Kolkata. KL Rahul took part in the first two games of the series and also played in all the games throughout the T20 World Cup, and will also be featuring in the upcoming Test series. Ashwin, too, has featured in the T20 WC.
Nov 21, 2021 05:05 PM IST
IND vs NZ, 3rd T20I
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20 in Kolkata. Rohit Sharma, who made a strong start to his full-time captaincy in the shortest format, will be eyeing a clean sweep.
- Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, and later Deepak Chahar, raised hopes of a consolation win before the Proteas managed a four-run victory to sweep the series 3-0.
- After former captain Virat Kohli (65) departed, only the fighting 54 from Deepak Chahar got India within touching distance in 3rd ODI against SA.
- India captain Mithali Raj's quest for a first World Cup trophy enters its sixth edition as the team leaves for New Zealand for a five-match series followed by the ODI World Cup
- This was Kohli's second half-century score in the series, having earlier scored 51 off 63 in the series opener in Paarl last week before registering a five-ball duck in the second match.
- A 98-run partnership between Dhawan & Kohli helped India in going past the 100 mark against South Africa in the third and final ODI at Cape Town.
- Virat Kohli's exit from the leadership role has got everyone talking & Akhtar also weighed in on the captaincy change and future of Indian cricket.
- The former Indian batter said that he won't be surprised if the star batter fetches most money among overseas openers.
- The home team, who has already taken a 2-0 lead in the ODI rubber, finished on 287 with de Kock scoring 124 off 130 balls.
- Amid the ongoing turmoil, Team India incurred a forgettable tour of South Africa, losing 2-1 in Tests and conceding an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ODIs
- He may have not left a mark with the ball but Shreyas took a diving catch to remove Van der Dussen and then effected a run-out to cut short Andile Phehlukwayo's stay at the crease.
- Rassie van der Dussen joined fellow South African AB de Villers and Pakistan's Javed Miandad in an elite list.
- With 17 career tons, he surpassed Australian legend Adam Gilchrist to take the second spot for most centuries as a wicketkeeper in ODIs. Sangakkara still stands atop with 23 tons.
- Wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik, who has shared the dressing room with both players during his time in the Indian team, threw light on the duo's decline in performances.