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India vs New Zealand, 4th T20I Cricket Match, Highlights: As It Happened

India vs New Zealand, live cricket score and latest update, live commentary of 4th T20I match being played at Wellington.

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 31, 2020, 5:20 PM IST

India vs New Zealand (T20)

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NZ vs IND Cricket Scorecard (T20)

4th T20I T20, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 31 January, 2020

India

165/8

(20.0) RR 8.25

v/s
India tied with New Zealand (India win Super Over by 1 wicket)
New Zealand

165/7

(20.0) RR 8.25

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 16:40 (IST)

    INDIA WIN THE FOURTH T20I! KL Rahul starts with a six and a four but holes out on the third delivery. Kohli takes two off the next ball thanks to some smart running and follows that with a boundary. India lead the series 4-0. 

  • 16:16 (IST)

    SUPER OVER: It's a super over again. A mix up and there is a run out. New Zealand have managed to take the match to a super over again. How did this happen again!

  • 16:13 (IST)

    OUT: Are we heading into another super over? A slower one and Shardul has another wicket here. Micthell has thrown his wicket away as Kiwis are 164/6. Just one needed from one. 

  • 16:09 (IST)

    OUT: The very next ball Mitchell clobbers Thakur for a four. The very next ball there is a run out by KL Rahul. Seifert is out for 57. It's 163/5.

  • 16:06 (IST)

    Shardul comes on for the last over. He has six runs to save. And Ross Taylor has thrown his wicket away. He goes for the glory shot and Iyer takes a good catch. 

  • 15:41 (IST)

    MISS: India are still in need of wickets and Saini spills one on the boundary. This is not good effort by them on the field and then Bumrah drops one. Kiwis are 122/3.

  • 15:27 (IST)

    OUT: Tom Bruce is bowled around his legs. Chahal keeps the ball outside leg, and it turns viciously to castle him for 0. India making a comeback here in the match. The score moves to 97/3. 

  • 15:23 (IST)

    OUT! What just happened?! Kohli collected a throw from the deep and fires one at the striker's end, where Munro was running. Direct hit and the southpaw has to walk! That is a gamechanging moment right there. 

  • 15:18 (IST)

    FOUR: Saini continues. India need a wicket here now. Seifert and Munro have been batting well together. The partnership is already worth 70 now. After 11 overs India are 92/1. 

  • 15:06 (IST)

    FOUR, SIX! Washington Sundar's first over is an expensive one, going for 15. His first ball sees Seifert get a boundary with a hard drive and he then bowls a loose full toss and Munro slams it over backward square leg for a maximum. The southpaw has looked in good touch so far. 

  • 14:58 (IST)

    SIX, FOUR, FOUR! Munro starts the final Powerplay over with a six then follows that with two boundaries, one over mid-off and the other past mid-on. Thakur would be disappointed in what was some ordinary bowling on his behalf. 

  • 14:47 (IST)

    OUT: Guptill top-edges one from Bumrah and Rahul takes a simple catch. The batsman is out for 4 as Kiwis lose their first wicket. It's 22/1.

  • 14:44 (IST)

    SIX! You got the feeling that something had to give and it did. Saini bangs one in short that doesn't bounce as much and Munro pulls it for the game's first six. The hosts will need more of those. 

  • 14:01 (IST)

    OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal is dismissed for just one run as he feather a Tim Southee delivery back to the keeper. India are 144/8 after 18 overs, and would look to reach at least 160 to pose some sort of a challenger to the New Zealand batsmen in the second innings.

  • 13:53 (IST)

    OUT! And just as we say that, Shardul Thakur loses his wicket trying to go over mid-wicket, but instead ends up skying it and gets caught near mid-on. He's dismissed for 20, and India are now 131/7.

16:50 (IST)

India will now aim to seal a whitewash on Sunday. 

16:40 (IST)

INDIA WIN THE FOURTH T20I! KL Rahul starts with a six and a four but holes out on the third delivery. Kohli takes two off the next ball thanks to some smart running and follows that with a boundary. India lead the series 4-0. 

16:28 (IST)

Seifert and Munro are the batsmen out for New Zealand. They start with a double that comes about due to Shreyas putting down a catch in the deep. Seifert then gets a boundary before KL Rahul puts down a tough catch running backwards, granting the hosts two more runs. Seifert finally perishes when he sends one high and the catch is taken by Washington Sundar at third man. Munro cuts one away for four on the fifth ball and the over ends with a dot ball. India need 13 to win. 

16:16 (IST)

SUPER OVER: It's a super over again. A mix up and there is a run out. New Zealand have managed to take the match to a super over again. How did this happen again!

16:13 (IST)

OUT: Are we heading into another super over? A slower one and Shardul has another wicket here. Micthell has thrown his wicket away as Kiwis are 164/6. Just one needed from one. 

16:09 (IST)

OUT: The very next ball Mitchell clobbers Thakur for a four. The very next ball there is a run out by KL Rahul. Seifert is out for 57. It's 163/5.

16:06 (IST)

Shardul comes on for the last over. He has six runs to save. And Ross Taylor has thrown his wicket away. He goes for the glory shot and Iyer takes a good catch. 

16:00 (IST)

India would be joping for another miracle, just like in the previous match. India hasn't been able to put pressure on the opposition regularly. The score has moved to 155/3 now. 

15:51 (IST)

Runs are coming easy for the Kiwis. Now there in no stopping them. Shardul starts a fresh over and is greeted with a boundary by Taylor.The score now moves to 145/3 now. 

15:41 (IST)

MISS: India are still in need of wickets and Saini spills one on the boundary. This is not good effort by them on the field and then Bumrah drops one. Kiwis are 122/3.

15:36 (IST)
Game-changer
15:27 (IST)

OUT: Tom Bruce is bowled around his legs. Chahal keeps the ball outside leg, and it turns viciously to castle him for 0. India making a comeback here in the match. The score moves to 97/3. 

15:23 (IST)

OUT! What just happened?! Kohli collected a throw from the deep and fires one at the striker's end, where Munro was running. Direct hit and the southpaw has to walk! That is a gamechanging moment right there. 

15:18 (IST)

FOUR: Saini continues. India need a wicket here now. Seifert and Munro have been batting well together. The partnership is already worth 70 now. After 11 overs India are 92/1. 

15:06 (IST)

FOUR, SIX! Washington Sundar's first over is an expensive one, going for 15. His first ball sees Seifert get a boundary with a hard drive and he then bowls a loose full toss and Munro slams it over backward square leg for a maximum. The southpaw has looked in good touch so far. 

15:02 (IST)

Yuzvendra Chahal bowls the first over after the Powerplay and it is a decent one, as he gives away just 4 runs. At this point India are in total control of the match and New Zealand will need a few big overs to get back in it. 

14:58 (IST)

SIX, FOUR, FOUR! Munro starts the final Powerplay over with a six then follows that with two boundaries, one over mid-off and the other past mid-on. Thakur would be disappointed in what was some ordinary bowling on his behalf. 

14:47 (IST)

OUT: Guptill top-edges one from Bumrah and Rahul takes a simple catch. The batsman is out for 4 as Kiwis lose their first wicket. It's 22/1.

14:44 (IST)

SIX! You got the feeling that something had to give and it did. Saini bangs one in short that doesn't bounce as much and Munro pulls it for the game's first six. The hosts will need more of those. 

14:40 (IST)

Jasprit Bumrah comes on to bowl the third over and it was a tight one. So tight, in fact, that Munro went for a quick single when it wasn't on and was almost run out by Shardul. Only 3 runs came off that over. 

14:36 (IST)

Navdeep Saini shares the new ball with Thakur and despite being hit for a boundary by Munro, concedes just the five runs from his first over. New Zealand will need quick runs in the Powerplay if they are to chase down this target. 

14:31 (IST)

Shardul's first over is a decent one, going for just the 4 runs. New Zealand's batsmen try to take him on but can't do more than take singles off him. It will be interesting to see how they continue to go about things. 

14:24 (IST)

Welcome back for the second innings. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro will open the batting for New Zealand whereas it is Shardul Thakur who takes the new ball for the visitors. 

14:13 (IST)

And that's that, India have finished their innings on 165/8 at the end of 20 overs, with Manish Pandey instrumental in producing a half-century that kept India afloat after a middle-order collapse. New Zealand need 166 to win and win their first match of the T20 series.

14:06 (IST)

At the end of nineteen overs, India are 154/8 as they cross the 150 mark, something which looked unlikely when India were four wickets down early in the innings. Manish Pandey and Navdeep Saini will face the last over of the innings.

14:01 (IST)

OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal is dismissed for just one run as he feather a Tim Southee delivery back to the keeper. India are 144/8 after 18 overs, and would look to reach at least 160 to pose some sort of a challenger to the New Zealand batsmen in the second innings. 

13:53 (IST)

OUT! And just as we say that, Shardul Thakur loses his wicket trying to go over mid-wicket, but instead ends up skying it and gets caught near mid-on. He's dismissed for 20, and India are now 131/7.

13:52 (IST)

Manish Pandey and Shardul Thakur have taken it upon themselves to try and stick around for as long as possible, and even the strategy employed by the two is slightly different now. They're not attacking every ball, but are rotating the strike well, running hard and dispatching the bad balls to the boundary.

13:41 (IST)

India are 104/6 after fourteen overs, and are nowhere near where the total they would like to be at the moment. Shardul Thakur has tried his best to get under the deliveries he's been facing and dispatching them to the boundary, but the pitch and the line and length the New Zealand bowlers are bowling haven't helped. It's been a dominant performance from the home side so far.

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India vs New Zealand, 4th T20I Cricket Match, Highlights: As It Happened

IND v NZ 4th T20I Latest Update: INDIA WIN THE FOURTH T20I! KL Rahul starts with a six and a four but holes out on the third delivery. Kohli takes two off the next ball thanks to some smart running and follows that with a boundary. India lead the series 4-0.

Preview: The T20I series against New Zealand done and dusted with the thrilling Super Over win in the third game in Hamilton, India will look to test their bench in the upcoming two matches, beginning with the fourth one in Wellington. Virat Kohli mentioned at Hamilton that the likes of Washington Sundar and Navdeep Saini could be in the reckoning for places in the fourth match, thus expect a few changes from the Indian side. India can afford to do that too, for they're on a roll with three victories in three matches in New Zealand. The first one was a tightly contested high-scoring game, the second was a one-sided affair, while the third was as thrilling as it gets. India stuck to the same XI through the three matches, and almost every one of them got a good performance in. India's challenge now is to maintain the momentum even while changing their winning combination.

The one likely to make way for Saini would be Shardul Thakur, while Yuzvendra Chahal or Shivam Dube could move out for Washington. Mohammed Shami's brilliant final over on Wednesday would mean he stays on, while Jasprit Bumrah is always going to be the number one pacer although he was costly in the third match. Unless India decide to manage his workload, since he's a part of all formats, Bumrah should feature in the XI. India's batting has been on a roll, with nearly everyone chipping in. Rohit Sharma failed in the first two matches but came back with a bang in the third game, smashing 65 off 40 in the actual match before hitting two sixes in the final two balls of the Super Over to seal a thrilling win. India could also look at one of Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant, perhaps giving Shreyas Iyer a break. Iyer has done enough to seal a middle order spot for the longer run, and India might use the opportunity to give more game time to Manish Pandey.

Both teams spent Thursday travelling from Hamilton to Wellington, and with a similar tight schedule for the final game of the series as well, there seems to be little chance of nets for either match. For New Zealand, there is a straightforward change coming up. Colin de Grandhomme is no longer with the squad, giving up his spot for batsman Tom Bruce. This could be an easy swap for the hosts given that they have been light in the middle order during the past three matches. There is also a school of thought that Kane Williamson should move up top. Given his batting master class in the Hamilton T20I, there is potential for him to open the innings with Martin Guptill with Colin Munro sliding down. Mitchell Santner was promoted on Wednesday night to add more momentum to the innings, and it remains to be seen if it was a one-off ploy or something the Black Caps could consider experimenting with.

Teams

India: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (wk), Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Tom Bruce, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Hamish Bennett, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Tickner.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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