Ind Vs NZ 3rd T20 LIVE Updates: India Win Their Maiden T20I Series In New Zealand

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A ruthless India are expected to seal their maiden T20 International series win in New Zealand & only a special comeback from the struggling hosts in the 3rd game can delay what seems inevitable

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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A ruthless India are expected to seal their maiden T20 International series win in New Zealand & only a special comeback from the struggling hosts in the 3rd game can delay what seems inevitable
India win their maiden T20I series in New Zealand
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 16:24

Rohit Sharma wins it for India in the Super Over as they take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

India stick to their opening pair in the Super Over
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 16:16

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to open the innings as India look to chase 18 runs.

India need 18 runs to seal the series
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 16:12

India need 18 runs to win the 3rd T20I and seal the series.

3rd T20I to be decided on Super Over after match ends in a tie
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 16:02

Match tied- Winner to be decided on Super Over.

Shardul Thakur accounts for Colin de Grandhomme
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 15:36

Shardul Thakur gets rid of Colin de Grandhomme. Can India make a comeback?

Williamson keeping New Zealand in the hunt
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 15:27

Skipper Kane Williamson keeping New Zealand in the hunt with a stellar half-century.

Chahal castles pinch-hitter Santner
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 15:11

Yuzvendra Chahal cleans up pinch-hitter Mitchell Santner with a beautiful delivery.

Williamson, Santner rebuild for Kiwis
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 15:11

Skipper Kane Williamson and pinch-hitter Mitchell Santner try to revive the New Zealand run chase as the hosts look to stay alive in the series.

NZ are 79/2 after 10 overs.

Ravindra Jadeja removes Colin Munro in the seventh over
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 14:52

Ravindra Jadeja scalps Colin Munro as New Zealand lose two wickets in two overs

India strike before Powerplay
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 14:47

India strike before Powerplay as Sanju Samson sends back Martin Guptill.

New Zealand are 47/1

Mohammad Shami's slower one floors Colin Munro
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 14:47

New Zealand opener Colin Munro was floored by a slower one from Mohammed Shami

India look to win the series as they defend 179
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 14:15

India look to create history by winning their first-ever T20I series in New Zealand as they set out to defend 179

New Zealand need 180 runs to win their first match of this series
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 14:00

India set New Zealand a target of 180 runs in the 3rd T20I.

Skipper Virat Kohli dismissed in the penultimate over
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 13:54

Skipper Virat Kohli departs as India struggle to finish their innings.

A rare failure for Shreyas Iyer in this series
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 13:43

A rare failure for Shreyas Iyer in this series as he departs for 17.

Virat Kohli reaches yet another milestone
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 13:42

Virat Kohli reaches yet another milestone as he now becomes the Indian captain with most T20I runs.

 

 

India reach the 100-run mark
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 13:28

India reach the three-figure mark in the 13th over.

 

Shivam Dube follows Rohit Sharma to the pavillion
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 13:24

Shivam Dube dismissed in the quest of scoring quick runs.

Rohit Sharma departs for a 40-ball 65
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 13:22

Hamish Bennet tricks Rohit Sharma with the knuckle ball as his great knock comes to an end. Sharma departs for a 40-ball 65.

Rohit, Dube look to rebulid for India
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 13:19

New Zealand pull things back as Rohit, Dube look to rebuild. 

India are 92/1 at the halfway mark.

 

KL Rahul goes
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 13:11

Colin Munro hangs to a spectacular catch to get rid of KL Rahul, who goes for 27 runs off 19 balls

Rohit Sharma races to a quickfire half-century
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 13:00

Rohit Sharma gets to a quickfire fifty as India end Powerplay at 69/0

India eye a solid start as KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma make their way out
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 12:29

India aim to lay a solid foundation as KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma open the innings for India

India go with an unchanged side
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 12:29

India head into the contest with an unchanged side as they look to take an unassailable 3-0 lead.

 

India to bat first as New Zealand win the toss
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 12:06

New Zealand win the toss and elect to bowl first.

Yuzvendra Chahal gets nostalgic on his recent segment of Chahal TV
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 11:08

Wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal gets nostalgic about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's vacant seat in the team bus on the latest segment of Chahal TV

India aiming to win their maiden T20I series in New Zealand
4 weeks ago | January 29, 2020 11:08

A confident Team India will be hoping to create history at Hamilton as they look to win their maiden T20I series on Wednesday.

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Teams
1 month ago | January 28, 2020 21:21

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, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.

India look for third win, Kiwis for redemption
1 month ago | January 28, 2020 21:21

A ruthless India are expected to seal their maiden T20 International series win in New Zealand and only a special comeback from the struggling hosts in the third game on Wednesday can delay what seems inevitable. India won the twin T20 Internationals in Auckland by margins of six and seven wickets respectively to go 2-0 up in the five-match series.  A third successive win at Seddon Park will give them their first-ever T20I series' win on New Zealand soil, a feat they were unable to achieve on two occasions previously. India lost 0-2 under Mahendra Singh Dhoni back in 2008-09, and last year, they went down 1-2.

Overall, this Indian side has seen an uptick in fortunes and are unbeaten in five T20 series since the 2019 ODI World Cup, including the ongoing one against the Black Caps. The only contest they didn't win was against South Africa, when the three-match series ended 1-1 after one of the games was washed out. However, their current winning form in T20 cricket won't lead to any meaningful change in the ICC rankings. India are currently placed fifth in the T20I rankings, and need to win the remaining three matches this series 5-0  to move up to fourth from their current fifth spot.  New Zealand are currently placed sixth. Pakistan, Australia, England and South Africa, in that order, sit ahead in the rankings' table.

The greater concern at present is building towards the T20 World Cup to be hosted in Australia later this year. In that regard though, the team management is quietly confident that various pieces of the jigsaw puzzle are starting to fall into place, and at the right time.  This is specifically boosted by the performances of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer over the recent months, particularly on tour thus far. As such, there are no changes to be expected in the Indian line-up for the third T20. On Tuesday, there was an optional practice session with skipper Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, the ones missing in action.

The support staff worked closely with those players who haven't yet received a chance to play in the series yet. Ravi Shastri paid close attention to Washington Sundar, while batting coach Vikram Rathour was busy with Rishabh Pant. Both are expected to sit out again on Wednesday. There is possibility of one change to the Indian line-up. Kuldeep Yadav sat out the first two matches in Auckland, and that could have been a move motivated more by the ground size than anything else. Chahal provides greater control and his wrist spin moves away from the majority of right-handers in the Black Caps' line-up, thus against the arc of swing. 

Yadav is a tad more adventurous in his flight and the angle of his spin into the right-handers could have been easy fodder at Eden Park's short boundaries. Whether Yadav comes back into contention at the regular-sized Seddon Park remains to be seen. Additionally, there is little chance of Chahal-Yadav playing together, a move India have shied away from since the ODI World Cup. From New Zealand's perspective, this is the last opportunity for Colin de Grandhomme to make an impression. The all-rounder will be replaced in the squad for the last two T20Is by batsman Tom Bruce.

Grandhomme has played strictly as a batsman so far in this series, and has scores of 0 and 3 in the first two games. New Zealand are not too worried about their bowling performances in this series, despite India's relative ease in chasing down totals in the first two matches. Their greater worry is contending with the Indian bowling, in particular Jasprit Bumrah who has regained much of his pre-injury rhythm. In both matches, they were unable to get him away, whether at the start or during the death overs. For their part, India mixed things up well in the second T20, holding Bumrah back until later in the power play. New Zealand have had a poor run at Eden Park off late, but their record at Seddon Park holds in good stead. They have won seven out of nine T20Is played here, and will be hoping to stop India from taking an unassailable lead in the series.

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