India vs New Zealand T20I Series – 3rd T20
The India vs New Zealand T20I, match 3 will be played on 21st November 2021 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India.
The Head to Head record of India against New Zealand is almost at parity. The two teams have faced each other 20 times in T20I and NZ won 9 times whereas India won 10 times, 1 match remained inconclusive. India’s wins include the last T20 match played between them.
However, India lost to NZ in the league match of T20 WC recently and the count of T20Is in WC is 3-0. Moreover, when we look at the ICC world cups (T20s and ODIs), there also NZ has an upper hand, out of 11 encounters, India vs New Zealand T20I ratio is 8:3 i.e. New Zealand has won 8 times and India could win 3 matches.
India vs New Zealand T20I – Match 3 Details
Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss today and has elected to bat first.
Below are the India and New Zealand Playing XIs that were declared.
India XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert(w), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner(c), Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
While batting first India played well and they scored 184 runs by losing 7 wickets in 20 overs. Rohit Sharma once again glittered and scored a half-century, Ishan, Shreyas, and Venkatesh scored 29, 25, and 20 runs respectively.
Kiwi’s bowlers could not make much effect except Santner who took 3 wickets off 27 runs in 4 overs.
While chasing 184 runs, NZ started well but lost Daryl Mitchel too early. Martin Guptill who was in good form tried to keep up with the required rate but got dismissed in the 11th over after scoring 51. Other batsmen fell like a deck of cards.
In the end, NZ could only score 111-10 in 17.2 overs and lost the match to India by 73 runs.
From India’s bowling side, Axar took 3 wickets off 9 runs in 3 overs and Harshal took 2 off 26 runs in 3 over. Deepak, Yuzvendra and Venkatesh took 1 wicket each.
Axar Patel was named Man of the Match for taking 3 wickets off 9 runs in 3 overs.
India swept the series by 3-0 as it has won 3 out of the 3 T20I matches.
India will now play NZ in the 1st test match starting 25th Nov 2021.
New Zealand Innings
|Rohit Sharma (C) |
c & b Ish Sodhi
|Ishan Kishan |
c Tim Seifert b Mitchell Santner
|Suryakumar Yadav |
c Martin Guptill b Mitchell Santner
|Rishabh Pant (wk) |
c James Neesham b Mitchell Santner
|Shreyas Iyer |
c Daryl Mitchell b Adam Milne
|Venkatesh Iyer |
c Mark Chapman b Trent Boult
|Harshal Patel |
hit wicket b Lockie Ferguson
|Total: 184-7 in 20 Overs|
|Martin Guptill |
c Suryakumar Yadav b Yuzvendra Chahal
|Daryl Mitchell |
c Harshal Patel b Axar Patel
|Mark Chapman |
st Rishabh Pant b Axar Patel
|Glenn Phillips |
b Axar Patel
|Tim Seifert (wk) |
run out Ishan Kishan / Rishabh Pant
|James Neesham |
c Rishabh Pant b Harshal Patel
|Mitchell Santner (C) |
run out Ishan Kishan
|Adam Milne |
c Rohit Sharma b Venkatesh Iyer
|Ish Sodhi |
c Suryakumar Yadav b Harshal Patel
|Lockie Ferguson |
c & b Deepak Chahar
|Total: 111-10 in 17.2 Overs|