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India vs New Zealand | Disappointing to Not Cross Finish Line: Rohit

Cricketnext Staff |February 10, 2019, 4:58 PM IST
India vs New Zealand | Disappointing to Not Cross Finish Line: Rohit

A dejected Rohit Sharma praised New Zealand for their convincing performance and said it was disappointing to not cross the finish line after coming so close as the Kiwis took the series 2-1 after a 4-run victory in the third T20I.

"212 was always going to be a tough chase and we were in the game right till the end," said Rohit at the post-match presentation.

"They held their nerves and bowled yorkers perfectly. We started well with the ODIs and it was a long tour. The boys put in a lot of effort and they will be disappointed but we have to learn from our mistakes. They were a lot of positives and now we are looking forward to heading home to play Australia," added Rohit.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson called the series a great advertisement for cricket.

"Credit to India for a great series, our first performance was the best and we learned a lot from the second game. Now we are looking forward to the series against Bangladesh," he said.

Colin Munro was named man-of-the-match for his powerful 72 off just 40 balls.

"It was touch and go till the final minute. India have so many good batsmen in their line-up. My focus was on putting the pressure back on the bowlers, I had a bit of luck which you certainly need in this game," said Munro.

Munro's opening partner Tim Seifert was named man-of-the-series, finishing with 139 runs at a strike-rate of 173.75.

"It's great to put in a performance like that and win such a thrilling game. The crowd came out in full support and it was a lot of fun to bat with Munro," Seifert said.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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