4th T20I (N), Wellington, Jan 31 2020, India tour of New Zealand
(20 ov, target 166)165/7
Match tied (India won the one-over eliminator)
player of the match
end of over 206 runs • 4 wickets
NZ: 165/7CRR: 8.25 
Scott Kuggeleijn0 (0)
Shardul Thakur4-0-33-2
Navdeep Saini4-0-29-0

9.46pm The Indian players are jumping because they have clawed their way back in, yet again! Oh, New Zealand! Discussions all around, Ravi Shastri walks out to talk to his players. Looks like Guptill won't bat because he doesn't have the pads on. I'm going to lose count of New Zealand and their Super Over heartbreaks. Someone is keeping a count here. Well, Bumrah has the ball, batsmen have walked out: Seifert and Munro

Thakur to Santner, 1 run, OUT

he swipes to deep point, it's an easy one but no time for a double. They do try but Samson from the deep throws it in, Rahul takes the bails off and IT'S ANOTHER SUPER OVER. Somebody slap me or I won't believe it

Mitchell Santner run out (Samson/†Rahul) 2 (8m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100

Santner and Chahal share a laugh over something. Kohli, Bumrah and Thakur are chatting but no jokes there. Three wickets in the over already. Third man and point are deep

LinoY: "Looks likeeey we all set for another superrr overr...but we do not have the services of Master Rohit this time :)"

Thakur to Mitchell, OUT

one more falls, New Zealand are crumbling! It's the knuckleball on length, Mitchell lofts it on the off side, hearts are pounding as the ball hangs in the air, and Shivam Dube comes under it easily from mid off

Daryl Mitchell c Dube b Thakur 4 (6m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Two off two like the last match. Kohli talking to Thakur. Mid off in the circle, long on and fine leg are deep

Thakur to Santner, 1 run

pulls the short ball past short midwicket for a single, Santner slips at the bowler's end. There's drama on every delivery

Three off three. Two new batsmen out there, Santner on strike

Ghaffy: "what a see-saw over from Thakur...My heart is pounding.."

Thakur to Mitchell, OUT

Rahul has hit the stumps at the keeper's end as they were sneaking a bye in, replays confirm Seifert has fallen short! A slower short ball outside off, Mitchell missed completely and Seifert ran hard for the bye, dragged his bat in but it wasn't enough because someone has finally got a direct hit - KL Rahul!

Tim Seifert run out (†Rahul) 57 (82m 39b 4x4 3x6) SR: 146.15
Thakur to Mitchell, FOUR runs

lofted over mid off for four! A length delivery around of, he swings and gets enough to clear the fielder in the ring, he gets the pressure down

Seven off five. Daryl Mitchell to face his first ball of the series

Thakur to Taylor, OUT

holed out to deep midwicket, Ross Taylor has thrown it away! A fullish delivery, Taylor lofted it really, really high to his favourite area and Shreyas Iyer had enough time to come under it and get both hands to it

Ross Taylor c Iyer b Thakur 24 (40m 18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Seven from six. Remember no Shami today, it's Shardul Thakur. Mid off and fine leg in the circle, long-on is deep

Nishank: "If Shivam Dubey bowls that Pandya-esque over..." Thakur it is

end of over 194 runs
NZ: 159/3CRR: 8.36 RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 runs from 6b
Ross Taylor24 (17)
Tim Seifert57 (39)
Navdeep Saini4-0-29-0
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-20-1
Saini to Taylor, 1 run

nice and quick, nearly in the block hole at 145kmh. It goes off Taylor's pad for a leg bye

Saini to Seifert, 1 run

short ball pulled away to deep square leg for one

Nine off eight, another tense finish?

Saini to Seifert, no run

short outside off, Seifert tries that upper cut like the last match and misses. Rahul was ready to throw for the bye

Saini to Seifert, no run

in the block hole again, accurate stuff. He tries to flick but takes it on the pads

Saini to Seifert, 2 runs

falls safe right in between three fielders! Seifert pulled and got a top edge behind square on the leg side, square leg ran back, two ran from the deep but it wasn't close to any of them

Saini to Seifert, no run

in the blockhole on off, he shuffles across and flicks it to midwicket

Saini for the penultimate over