Jasprit Bumrah has been named Man of the Match for his economical bowling spell.
KL Rahul is named the Man of the Series as India register a clean sweep against New Zealand.
India beat New Zealand by seven runs to register their first-ever clean sweep in T20Is.
Jasprit Bumrah ends New Zealand's hopes by yorking Tim Southee.
Navdeep Saini accounts for Ross Taylor as India are on the verge of a historic clean sweep.
The Kiwis are 133/7.
India pulling things back as New Zealand begin to lose their way
Manish Pandey takes a good catch on the boundary to get rid off Mitchell Santner.
New Zealand are 131/6.
Ross Taylor's fifty raises New Zealand's hopes.
Jasprit Bumrah yorks Daryl Mitchell as New Zealand lose half their side.
The Kiwis are 119/5.
Tim Seifert departs after scoring a fifty as he falls to Navdeep Saini.
New Zealand are 116/4
Tim Seifert scores an important fifty and stitches an important partnership with Ross Taylor.
Shivam Dube gives away 34 runs in his very first over as New Zealand make a comeback into this contest
A brain fade moment between Tim Seifert and Tom Bruce results in an unfortunate run out just when the Kiwis were looking to rebuild their innings.
New Zealand are 17/3.
Washington Sundar has the last laugh, castles Colin Munro with a beutiful delivery.
Jasprit Bumrah strikes in his first over. Removes the hard-hitting Martin Guptill for 2.
India are 7/1.
Indian bolwers look to defend 163 as Kiwi batsmen make their way out to the middle.
India finish their innings at 163/3.
Shivam Dube's struggling innings comes to an end.
India are 148/3.
Rohit Sharma limps off the field as Shivam Dube comes in.
Rohit Sharma brings up his half-century with an elegant boundary.
Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer accelerate for India.
India are 117/2 after 15 overs.
New Zealand breath a sigh of relief as KL Rahul departs for a quickfire 33-ball 45.
India are 96/2.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul taking steady things for India.
India are 84/1 at the halfway mark.
The Men In Blue surpass the 50-run mark in the powerplay
India are 53/1 after 6 overs
Oh, gorgeous from KL Rahul (the six over cover off Southee). He takes your breath away sometimes.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 2, 2020
Sanju Samson once again fails to get going. Hits it straight into the hands of Mitchell Santner.
India are 8/1.
The Men In Blue eye a clean sweep as openers KL Rahul and Sanju Samson make their way to the middle. Meanwhile, Ross Taylor is featuring in his 100th T20I and he is the third player to achieve this feat
Here are the team line-ups for this dead-rubber contest.
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.
Invincible so far, India will eye a rare 5-0 whitewash against a bruised and battered New Zealand in the final T20 International on Sunday. New Zealand have never lost all games in a bilateral T20I series (three or more matches) at home. Since 2005, they have only once lost all games in a bilateral T20I series at home, going down 2-0 to England back in February 2008.
While this puts India in a unique position going ahead, they will still stay fifth in the ICC T20I rankings behind Pakistan, Australia, England and South Africa. India will have their mind set elsewhere though, pertinently the experimentation cycle ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia. The fourth T20I was a step in that direction, but it mostly came to nought with the likes of Sanju Samson and Shivam Dube wasting their opportunities. Samson has been promoted up the order in his limited opportunities against both Sri Lanka and New Zealand, and has been dismissed while attacking the bowling.
The team management would want him to show more patience, while backing him to come good once again. Meanwhile, Dube has lacked footwork against both spinners and pacers. Elsewhere, with Manish Pandey firming up the number six spot, Shreyas Iyer could be promoted to number three. The bigger question is about the keeper-batsman spot. Ever since the Australia series at home, K L Rahul has played with an increased workload in that role. Pre-series, skipper Virat Kohli had more or less confirmed that Rahul would continue to keep in the ensuing three-ODI series. While he has been in great form, the team management could afford to rest him and bring in Rishabh Pant.
There is an incentive to do so, for this fifth and final game of this series is the last T20I India will play in the current 2019-2020 season. In the shortest format, there is only the Indian Premier League to look forward to in two months' time, and the next T20I series against Sri Lanka later in the summer is quite far away. Pant, meanwhile, has been benched since suffering a concussion in the first ODI against Australia in Mumbai. While he has fully recovered, his spot in the first-choice playing eleven is long gone. In fact, his status in the current scheme of things is far worse. At the Westpac Stadium, Rohit Sharma was rested to create additional space in the batting line-up. Logic dictates that Kohli will take Sunday off and Rohit could lead instead, thus continuing with the one additional batting spot.
In the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah could be rested with Mohammed Shami coming back to maintain the three-pacer theory. Meanwhile, Kane Williamson is expected to be fit for the clash, after he missed out in Wellington due to a left shoulder niggle. The Black Caps' team management were confident of his recovery even on Friday. The hosts will have greater concern over their lack of finishing though, after squandering two last over winning positions in two consecutive games, and the series along with. Whether the Kiwis can recover mentally and beat an Indian side that is flying high on confidence and momentum, could eventually have a bearing on the ODI series as well.