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Twenty 20 | India beat New Zealand by six runs

 

Twenty 20 | India beat New Zealand by six runs in a thrilling finish to win the Series on Tuesday.

The persistent rain and a wet outfield delayed the start for almost three hours, but the sell-out crowd was given a treat at Greenfield International Stadium, which became the 50th venue in India to host international cricket.

A contrasting performance from visitors after losing the first T20I against India in Delhi. New Zealand came back nicely and produced an inspiring performance to beat India by 40 runs in the second T20I  in Rajkot. 

The visitors followed the same old recipe, put on a massive total on board after batting first in the first innings and then the bowlers did their job to restrict the strong Indian batting unit. Colin Munro struck his second T20I hundred and played entertaining innings of unbeaten 109 to take Kiwis to a mammoth score of 196.

The Indian chase never got off to a start as the hosts lose Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in quick succession. Pacer Trent Bould was the pick of the bowlers for NZ, he finished with brilliant figures of 4-0-34-4. With this win, the Kiwis have leveled the 3-match T20I series 1-1. And the decider will be played in Thiruvananthapuram on November 7 on Tuesday.

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