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India vs New Zealand T20I Series – 3rd T20

India vs New Zealand T20I
November 21, 2021 0 Comments

The India vs New Zealand T20I, match 3 will be played on 21st November 2021 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India.

Pre-match Updates

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. 

India vs New Zealand T20I

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.

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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

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
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
Axar Patel
Not Out
Harshal Patel
hit wicket b Lockie Ferguson
Deepak Chahar
Not Out
Total: 184-7 in 20 Overs
Trent Boult40311
Adam Milne40471
Ish Sodhi40311
Lockie Ferguson40451
Mitchell Santner40273

India Innings

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
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
Trent Boult
Not Out
Total: 111-10 in 17.2 Overs
Bhuvneshwar Kumar20120
Deepak Chahar2.20261
Axar Patel3093
Yuzvendra Chahal40261
Venkatesh Iyer30121
Harshal Patel30262

India vs New Zealand Match Highlights (video)

Match Highlights 

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