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India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I at Hamilton Highlights: As it Happened

Catch all the action and live cricket score from the third T20I between India and New Zealand at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday (February 10).

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Kane Williamson: What a brilliant advertisement for T20 cricket. It's great to get across the line tonight. It was a fairly short series. The first performances was our best, and there were some learnings in the second one. For it to go to the last couple of balls, I knew India would come back strong, and it was a great series to be a part of. The nature of international cricket is such that we have to play Bangladesh at home now, so looking forward to that as well.

 

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Rohit Sharma: Pretty disappointing to not get to the finishing line. 210-odd was always going to be tough, and we were in the game right till the end, but New Zealand held their nerve well and they deserved to win. We started off well in the ODIs, and the boys will be disappointed not getting to the finishing line in the T20s. Lots of positives, and a few mistakes, so there's a lot of material to move ahead.

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ALL OVER: India in the end fall short by 4 runs despite the best efforts by Karthik and Krunal. But Kiwis held their nerve to register the win and take the series 2-1. 

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Karthik gets a towering six over the mid wicket and keeps India in the hunt. This is getting really close for India. And on the last ball of Kuggeleijn over Krunal slams a six. India are 16 runs away from the target.  

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India still have some hopes left as Karthik and Krunal currently dealing in boundaries. They have taken India to 176/6 in 17.2 overs. 

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OUT: Another one bites the dust as Dhoni perishes now. He skies a ball off Mitchell but gives a simple catch to Southee. He is out for 2. India are 145/6.

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OUT: What a weird dismissal for Pandya as he loses his bat and gives a simple catch to Williamson at mid off. Pandya departs for 21 as India are 145/5. 

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OUT: Pant departs as Tickner has his first international wicket. Pant goes for a wild slog as the ball goes straight into the hands of Williamson. He is out for 28. India are 121/3. 

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India are still in the game as they need 95 runs from 50 balls. With Pant there on the crease India have a good chance of winning. It's 119/2 at the moment. 

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Pant is hammering Kiwi bowlers ever since he has come on to the crease. He has already hit two sixes and a four. That has taken India to 101/2 in 9.4 over. 

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OUT: What a disaster for India. Shankar tries to go for a slog sweep but is caught in the deep by de Grandhomme. He departs for 43 from 28 balls. It's 81/2. 

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SIX, SIX: Vijay Shankar is turning on the heat at the moment. He slams Ish Sodhi for two towering sixes in the same over. India are 78/1. 

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FIFTY PARTNERSHIP: Both Vijay Shankar and Rohit have batted together beautifully but the duo will have to continue for a longer time. India are 60/1. 

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India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I at Hamilton Highlights: As it Happened

India vs New Zealand, Latest Update: ALL OVER: India in the end fall short by 4 runs despite the best efforts by Karthik and Krunal. But Kiwis held their nerve to register the win and take the series 2-1.

Catch all the action and live cricket score from the third T20I between India and New Zealand at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday (February 10).

India will be looking to end a rather successful Trans-Tasman tour with a victory when they take on New Zealand in the third and final T20 in Hamilton on Sunday.The Men in Blue will have a chance to script history as Rohit and Co. will look to seal India’s first ever T20I series victory in New Zealand. After steamrolling the Blackcaps in the ODIs, T20I series has been a bit more closely fought affair with both teams testing their bench strength. It was the Kiwis who landed the first punch with a convincing win in Wellington but a successful fightback from the visitors in Auckland meant that we're in for a thrilling finale. "It's been a long tour but it's important that we learned from our mistakes in the first T20I. Now we are looking forward to the deciding T20I," skipper Rohit Sharma had said after the second T20I.

The young Indian bowling has been tested but the likes of Krunal Pandya and Khaleel Ahmed’s performances so far will give the team management some assurance. Hardik Pandya has also been impressive; getting some much-needed match practice after his extended stay on the sidelines due to injury and off-field controversy. India have gone in with an unchanged XI in both the games so far with skipper Rohit Sharma insisting that it is important to give the players some game time. But come the final T20I India might look to bring in Kuldeep Yadav as the left-arm leggie has troubled the Kiwis throughout the ODIs but Yuzvendra Chahal has been preferred in the two games so far. The question though will remain who does he replace as all the bowlers have performed well so far in the series. Sidharth Kaul is another bowler who might be considered if the management wants to give either Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Khaleel a break.

New Zealand’s strength has been the performance of their batsmen, with opener Tim Seifert providing blazing starts supported by the likes of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme. Tim Southee also seems to have regained his rhythm and will look to continue in the same vein ahead of the World Cup. Lockie Ferguson and Ish Sodhi have been the other two standout performers. But the hosts have been plagued by inconsistencies and that is something which will surely hurt the team which takes a lot of pride in playing some high quality cricket. A trophy against India will surely give their fans something to cheer about. In-form Jimmy Neesham might get a look in for Scott Kuggeleijn while Colin Munro – who was also dropped for the ODI’s against Bangladesh – will also find it difficult to keep his spot.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 2914 121
2 New Zealand 2166 120
3 England 3493 109
4 Australia 1844 108
5 Pakistan 2247 94
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 2054 121
2 Australia 2945 118
3 India 3344 115
4 England 3100 115
5 South Africa 2137 107
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6088 277
2 India 6811 272
3 New Zealand 6048 263
4 Pakistan 7818 261
5 Australia 5930 258
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