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New Zealand vs India: India seal collection 1-0 after rain forces a tie in third T20I in Napier

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New Zealand vs India: India seal series 1-0 after rain forces a tie in 3rd T20I in Napier

India tour of New Zealand 2022: India have been 75 for 4 on the finish of the ninth over when rain performed spoilsport of their 161-run chase. The recreation was declared a tie by way of Duckworth Lewis Stern (DLS) and India walked away with the T20I collection trophy 1-0.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 22, 2022 16:30 IST

Hardik Pandya hit a 18-ball 30 not out in India’s truncated chase (AP Pjhoto)

By Akshay Ramesh: India managed to win one other T20I collection towards New Zealand even because the third and last match of the collection in Napier was washed out as a consequence of rain, resulting in a uncommon tie. India have been 75 for 4 on the finish of 9 overs, chasing a par whole of 161 when the rain began belting down at McLean Park on Tuesday, November 22.

India have been at par with the DLS rating of 75 and therefore the third T20I led to a tie. India must have scored greater than 75 runs on the ninth over the mark to win the match. Nonetheless, India gained the collection 1-0 after having clinched a 65-run win within the 2nd T20I in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

New Zealand vs India, third T20I Highlights

The third T20I was determined by the ‘barest of margins’ as left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner misfielded and helped India seal an additional run within the last supply of the ninth over, which finally proved pricey.

Speaking concerning the misfield in what turned out to be the ultimate over of the match, Santner stated he was not conscious of the situation when he slipped on the backward level area. However, Santner stated New Zealand would have liked to submit a rating in extra of 180 on a very good batting pitch after a stable 80-plus stand between Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips.

“That one run could cost us (misfield by me on 8.6), but yeah I guess a lot goes into it. We weren’t aware of the exact ball and score, but we do now obviously. We probably would have liked 180, with such a good platform,” Santner informed the official broadcaster.


Hardik Pandya led the cost within the chase after India have been jolted by Tim Southee and Adam Milne within the powerplay. India misplaced Rishabh Pant, who threw the kitchen at all the things towards Southee within the powerplay. The wicketkeeper-batter didn’t make use of one other alternative in T20Is, managing simply 11 off 5 balls.

On the opposite hand, Ishan managed simply 11 off 12 balls, failing to present India a very good begin within the powerplay.

Shreyas Iyer went out for a first-ball duck as Tim Southee used the bouncer to good impact towards the Kolkata Knight Riders who has been discovered wanting towards quick balls.

India weren’t in a position to get a Suryakumar Yadav present in Napier as leg-spinner Ish Sodhi snuck him out in his first over.

However, captain Hardik didn’t again down and got here up with a surprising counter-attack, scoring 30 off simply 18 balls, hitting 3 boundaries and a six. Deepak Hooda was unbeaten on 9 together with Hardik when rain began pouring down in Napier.

Even because the rain stopped 20 minutes after the break, the umpires determined that the outfield was not match for resumption, resulting in a tie.


Earlier within the day, India quick bowlers Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Siraj placed on a surprising present, choosing up 4 wickets every. In the absence of Kane Williamson, Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips hit fifties after Finn Allen and Mark Chapman failed early.

Conway (59) and Phillips (54) set an exquisite platform with an 86-run partnership for the third wicket. However, New Zealand weren’t in a position to construct on it, imploding to 160-all out.

New Zealand misplaced their final 7 wickets for simply 14 runs.

Siraj was the star of the present as he completed with figures of 4 for 17 to go together with his 2 for twenty-four within the 2nd T20I.

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Nov 22, 2022