Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

C de Grandhomme
C de Grandhomme
50(28) 1x4 - 4x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • straight drive
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
1 0 6 2 10 13 10 8
RG Sharma
RG Sharma
50(29) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 6 8 6 9 0 6 14

Best performances - Bowlers

KH Pandya
O4
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
KK Ahmed
KK Ahmed
O4
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Hemant Brar

So the caravan moves to Hamilton with the series on line. Can New Zealand make a comeback or will India clinch the T20I trophy as well? We will be there to find out. That's all from our side for tonight's game. See you soon.

"Very pleased to see how we bowled and then we were clinical with the bat as well," Rohit says. "We didn't execute the plans in the first game, we executed them here and got the reward for it. It's important to understand the mistakes we made. We wanted the guys to go out there with a clear mind. We have got quality in our side and we are looking forward to the next game. Hopefully, we can do what we did today."

"I suppose the performance of Wellington was always going to be difficult to replicate," Williamson say. "Slightly more tricky at times here. There a lot of learnings. Look, you still need to come out and play with freedom. Often we come here, often brilliantly cricket matches. Brilliant crowd today. One-all in the series, hopefully we will get another outstanding crowd."

Krunal Pandya is Man of the Match. "It felt really nice to contribute and it's always special when the team wins," he says. "You have to adapt according the ground, and I think I did that well."

10.18pm India level the series 1-1 with one match to go. A target of 159 was never going to be enough on this ground, and to make things worse for New Zealand, Rohit found his form and led the chase with a 29-ball 50. Dhawan struggled on his way to a 31-ball 30 but Pant and Dhoni applied the finishing touches to seal the same with seven wickets and seven balls to spare.

18.5
4
Kuggeleijn to Pant, FOUR runs, fuller on the stumps and smashed past the bowler along the ground for four
18.4
0
Kuggeleijn to Pant, no run, short of length down the leg side, goes for the pull but misses
18.3
0
Kuggeleijn to Pant, no run, fuller on the stumps, flicked towards short midwicket, a diving stop there
18.2
1
Kuggeleijn to Dhoni, 1 run, slower bouncer on middle and leg, Dhoni misses the pull but collects a bye
18.1
1
Kuggeleijn to Pant, 1 run, slower length ball on middle and leg, pulls it towards fine leg

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END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs | INDIA: 156/3 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.66, RRR: 1.50)

  • MS Dhoni19 (16b)
  • Rishabh Pant35 (24b)
  • Lockie Ferguson4-0-31-1
  • Tim Southee4-0-34-0

VijayGanesan: "Why do I feel like Yoda teaching Jedi ways to Luke when dhoni & pant are batting!!"

17.6
2
Ferguson to Dhoni, 2 runs, fuller outside off, driven to the right of sweeper cover for another brace

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India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st79S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd9S DhawanRR Pant
3rd30V ShankarRR Pant
4th44MS DhoniRR Pant