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IND vs NZ, Final T20: India lost by 4 runs in a tough game and lost the series

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2019, 16:00 IST
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The final T20 match between team India and New Zealand has really turned out a fully entertainment of around 4 hours. The high scoring match entertained the audience and the viewers with many sixes and high voltage moments. However, in the last moment, team India lost the match by 4 runs.

Team India that came to chase the score 213 runs made it interesting till the last over. The opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan became the early wicket for team India and he leaves the ground on the score of 6. After the early wicket Vijay Shankar and Rohit Sharma had a partnership of 75 runs and then Shankar got out on 43 runs.

Post Shankar, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya have blast innings with 28 (12) and 21 (11) runs respectively. Well, MS Dhoni failed to make big and got out on 2 runs only. However, after that Krunal Pandya and Dinesh Karthik made the interesting with their power-packed partnership of 63 runs only in 29 balls. Well, in the last team won the series by losing the final match by 4 runs.

 

Team India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first, however, it was really a bit of tough luck for the team India that gave around 212 runs and the team New Zealand set the target of 213 runs for team India.

Exploiting batting-friendly conditions at a small ground, New Zealand cut the Indian attack to shreds to post an imposing 212 for four in the series-deciding third Twenty20 International, here Sunday.

Opener Colin Munro produced a 40-ball 72 and shared a 80-run stand with fellow opener Tim Seifirt (43) to lay foundation for a big score after India captain Rohit Sharma elected to bowl.

Runs came thick and fast as skipper Kane Williamson contributed 27 and Colin de Grandhomme produced a crucial 30-run cameo off 16-balls.

Krunal Pandya proved to be the most expensive bowler of the lot as he bled 54 runs in his four-over quota. The left-arm spinner was guilty of bowling full-length deliveries, which were easier to attack.

(With PTI Inputs)

First published: 10 February 2019, 15:54 IST
 
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