IND VS NZ 3rd T20 Highlights – India Thrash New Zealand by 168 Runs, Clinch Series by 2–1

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: India defeated New Zealand by 168 runs in the third T20 match today to take the T20 series 2–1.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: Team India celebrating
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IND VS NZ 3rd T20: Match Highlights, PoTM, PoTS, Stats

Today the third and deciding match of the T20 series between India and New Zealand took place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India won the toss and captain Hardik Pandya decided to bat first.

Batting first, the Indian team scored a huge 235 runs in the allotted 20 overs and set New Zealand a target of 235 runs to win.

The entire New Zealand team that came out to win was all out for just 66 runs in 12.1 overs and India won the match by a huge margin of 168 runs.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: Player of the Match & Series

Shubman Gill was given the Player of the Match award for his brilliant innings. Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 126 in 63 balls, along with 10 fours and a brilliant 7 sixes.

Indian Captain Hardik Pandya was awarded the player of the series award for his all round performance in this entire T20 series.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: Some Stats from today’s Match

New Zealand’s lowest T20I Total

60 vs SL Chattogram 2014

60 vs Ban Mirpur 2021

66 vs Ind Ahmedabad 2023

Lowest T20I totals VS India

66 by New Zealand at Ahmedabad 2023 *

70 by Ireland at Dublin 2018

80 by England at Colombo RPS 2012

Shubhman Become Fifth Indian Batter

Shuban Gill Become Fifth Indian player to scored century in every international cricket format (Test, ODI and T20I) after Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina.

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IND VS NZ 3rd T20: Full Match Highlights

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: Both Team Playing 11

IND playing 11

Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh

NZ playing 11

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Lister, Blair Tickner

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: India Batting

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 1st Wicket- India’s start to bat first was not good. Opener batter Ishaan Kishan was dismissed in the second over of the match. Michael Bracewell got him out LBW on a personal score of 2 runs.

But after that Indian batsmen batted tremendously in powerplay and scored 55 runs in 6 overs of powerplay.
Rahul Tripathi, who came after the dismissal of Ishaan Kishan, along with Shubman Gill, washed the Kiwi bowlers fiercely and scored fast runs. Together they made a partnership of 80 runs in just 42 balls.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 2nd Wicket- India’s second wicket fell in the form of Rahul Tripathi in the ninth over. Rahul Tripathi tried to play a big shot by pulling Ish Sodhi’s short pitch ball, but Ferguson standing at the boundary caught his catch. Tripathi hit 4 fours and 3 sixes and played a brilliant inning of 44 runs in 22 balls.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: After 10 Over- India’s 100 runs were completed in the 10th over. After 10 overs, India were 102 for 2 with Shubman Gill and Suryakumar Yadav present on the field.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: Shubhman Gill’s Fifty- Shubman Gill completed his half-century in the 12th over. He completed his 50 runs in 35 balls, including 7 fours by him.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 3rd Wicket- ndia’s third wicket fell in the 13th over, Shuryakumar Yadav was also caught out trying to play fast. Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed by Tickner. Surya Kumar scored 24 runs with the help of 2 brilliant sixes before getting out.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: After 15 Over- Indian batsmen were continuously scoring runs at a run rate of 10 and in the 15th over India also completed their 150 runs. After 15 overs, India had scored 156 runs while 3 wickets had fallen from India’s side.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: Shubhman Gill’s Century- Meanwhile in the 18th over, Shubman Gill completed the first century of his T20 career.  He completed his century in 55 balls.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 4th Wicket- In the last over, India’s fourth wicket fell in the form of captain Hardik Pandya.  Hardik Pandya, caught at long off by Daryl Mitchell.  He scored 30 runs in 17 balls with the help of 4 fours and 1 six.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: After 20 Over- At the end of 20 overs, India scored 234 runs for the loss of four wickets and set a huge target of 235 for New Zealand to win.

This score of 235 runs is India’s biggest score against New Zealand. Before this, India’s biggest score against New Zealand was 219 runs which they scored in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten 126 in 63 balls, along with 10 fours and a brilliant 7 sixes.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: New Zealand Bowling

For New Zealand, Michael Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi and Daryl Mitchell got one wicket each.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: New Zealand Batting

Chasing the target of 235 runs, New Zealand got off to a very poor start.  New Zealand’s initial 4 wickets were also dismissed within just 7 runs and New Zealand came under complete pressure.

Captain Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh, bowling in the opening spell, took two wickets each in the beginning.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 1st Wicket- New Zealand’s first wicket fell in the form of Finn Allen in the very first over.  Hardik Pandya goes outside that the female hits his bat and Suryakumar Yadav dives in the slips and takes a brilliant catch.  Finn Allen scored only 3 runs.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 2nd & 3rd Wicket- Bowler Arshdeep Singh took 2 wickets in the second over of the match. First, he got opener batsman devon Conway caught out by Hardik Pandya standing at mid-off and then got Mark Chapman caught behind the wicket by wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan.

Conway made only one run and Chapman was out for zero.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 4th Wicket- New Zealand’s fourth wicket fell on the first ball of the third over.  Glenn Phillips hit Hardik Pandey’s outside game and the game again went into the hands of Suryakumar Yadav standing in the slips.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 5th Wicket- New Zealand’s fifth wicket fell in the fifth over of the match.  Michael Bracewell was clean bowled by Indian bowler Umran Malik.  Bracewell contributed 8 runs.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: After 6 Over- Half of the New Zealand team had returned to the pavilion by the end of the Powerplay game.  In 6 overs of Powerplay, New Zealand were able to score only 30 runs losing 5 wickets.

After the fall of five wickets, captain Mitchell Santner and Daryl Mitchell led the New Zealand innings and stopped the fall of wickets for some time.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 6th & 7th Wicket – New Zealand’s sixth and seventh wickets fell in the 9th over as captain Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi respectively. Shivam Mavi sent Sentnar to the pavilion after getting him caught out by Suryakumar, while Mavi got Sodhi caught out by Rahul Tripathi.

 IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 8th Wicket- In the 10th over, Hardik Pandya got New Zealand’s 8th wicket out by getting Lokie Ferguson caught out. Ferguson got out after scoring 0 runs.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: After 10 Over- By the time 10 overs were over, New Zealand was standing on the verge of defeat.  Only 55 runs were scored by New Zealand till 10 overs and 8 of its players were dismissed and went to the pavilion.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 9th Wicket- New Zealand’s 9th and 10th wickets fell on the score of 66 runs.  In the 12th over, Hardik Pandya got Blair Tickner caught out by wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: 10th Wicket- On the first ball of the 13th over, Daryl Mitchell was also dismissed as the last wicket.  Umran Malik got him caught out by Shivam Mavi.  He scored the highest 35 runs from New Zealand.

With the dismissal of Daryl Mitchell, New Zealand were all out for 66 runs in 12.1 overs and lost the match by 166 runs.

IND VS NZ 3rd T20: Indian Bowling

Excellent performance from all the bowlers for India. Captain Hardik took maximum 4 wickets, Whereas Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik and Shivam Mavi got 2-2 wickets.

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