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Player of the Match
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    2.3 Santner takes another catch! Two in two. And this is another fine catch. Short down leg, another offcutter, Rohit is early through his pull, the ball goes in the air, flat towards Santner at deep square leg, who runs in, gets down and takes a sensational catch, with both hands low to the ground 15/2
    2.2 another offcutter, and Santner takes a good catch. Full outside off, cutting away, Dhawan runs down, but doesn't get anyway close to the ball, the ball has enough room to slow down and move away from Dhawan. The ball goes up in the air, no distance. Santner runs back from point and takes a good catch, eyes on the ball till it's in his hands 15/1
    3.5 taken at deep midwicket. Silence befalls Thiruvananthapuram. It's quick, it's short and Kohli sees an opportunity for six more. He goes back and pulls to deep midwicket, hits in the air, all along looking to clear the boundary, but he doesn't get enough power behind that. Straight to the fielder, reverse-cupped catch. Not a bad innings at all. 30/3
    5.4 Guptill will not drop it, 99 times out of 100. That wasn't as full, Iyer even came down but couldn't get close to the pitch, the ball spins away, takes the outside half and lobs towards Guptill at long-off for an easy reverse-cupped catch. Looked to hit it too hard, but can't do much else, I suppose. Just that length, have to be full but not overpitched. The ideal length a fuller than good length 48/4
    7.2 superb fielding. A short cutter on middle and off, Pandey sits back and wallops a pull towards long-on. Santner runs towards his left, and as he is losing balance (with both his feet off the ground and falling away), he throws the ball to de Grandhomme, who had the game awareness to move close to long-on. Santner still kept his balance and threw the ball straight to de Grandhomme. Stunning stuff. 62/5
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    3 (lb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    67/5 (8 Overs, RR: 8.37)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (S Dhawan, 2.2 ov), 2-15 (RG Sharma, 2.3 ov), 3-30 (V Kohli, 3.5 ov), 4-48 (SS Iyer, 5.4 ov), 5-62 (MK Pandey, 7.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    TA Boult201316.5051000
    MJ Santner201608.0061100
    TG Southee201326.5041000
    IS Sodhi2023211.5031210
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    0.6 fantastic comeback from Bhuvneshwar, another slower ball on off, Guptill looks to clear his front leg and smash the ball over midwicket, but he does not make contact. It's on off, and the ball's path is unhindered. Poor shot, but he didn't waste too many 8/1
    1.3 superb catch from Rohit this time. Good length around off and middle, Munro comes at Bumrah, looking to go over mid-on, but the ball skews off the outside half. Rohit runs back, keeps his eyes on the ball even as his body is trailing behind the trajectory. He sticks out both hands, and don't ask me how, but holds on, the ball in his fingertips almost 8/2
    4.3 a direct hit from Pandya and Williamson is gone. Lots of flight, Williamson comes down, can't quite muscle a heave over the infield. Hits it to Pandya at midwicket, who picks up and hits the stumps down at the bowler's end. Williamson had given up. 28/3
    4.4 taken at deep midwicket. New Zealand fall to 28 for 4. Flight on middle and leg, the googly outside off. Phillips goes after the big heave, the slog sweep, but all he can do is toe-end the ball to Dhawan at deep midwicket, who gets underneath the ball and takes a reverse-cupped catch 28/4
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    6.1 taken at fine leg. A slow offcutter down leg to start, Nicholls gets low, gets underneath but a top-edge lobs towards fine leg, who runs to his left and takes a good catch. Tried to put Bumrah off but didn't work 39/5
    6.5 run-out? It's another slower ball outside off, but Bruce tries to ramp the reverse-lap, misses. Dhoni picks up, throws to Bumrah, who in turn throws at the bowler's end, misses. Pandya comes in from long-on, picks up cleanly and returns a terrific throw to Dhoni, who doesn't miss! Bruce dismissed trying to steal one 48/6
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    8 (b 4, lb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    61/6 (8 Overs, RR: 7.62)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (MJ Guptill, 0.6 ov), 2-8 (C Munro, 1.3 ov), 3-28 (KS Williamson, 4.3 ov), 4-28 (GD Phillips, 4.4 ov), 5-39 (HM Nicholls, 6.1 ov), 6-48 (TC Bruce, 6.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    B Kumar201819.0052100
    JJ Bumrah20924.5081010
    YS Chahal20804.0060000
    Kuldeep Yadav1010110.0020100
    HH Pandya1011011.0020110

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Series result

India won the 3-match series 2-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10

Match days

07 November 2017 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Match Notes

A First

1

This is the first series win for India against New Zealand in T20Is. Before this, they hadn't won even a single match in five attempts.