Yes, the decade has changed but not the Kiwis fate with the Super Over. India defeated New Zealand in the third T20I at Seddon Park Hamilton on Wednesday by chasing down 18 runs in the Super Overdriven by Rohit's two straight sixes.
With this, India took an unassailable 3-0 series lead to win their first-ever T20I series in New Zealand. India batted first to score a respectable 179 runs on the board. The openers scored a racing 89 for the first wicket but the promotion of Dubey seized the momentum. But some fine innings from Kohli and Pandey ensured India to post a fighting total. Rohit scored 65 runs off 40 balls.
Later, Kane Williamson's 95(48) helped New Zealand to stay in the game and later it was all New Zealand’s game. Except for Guptil, No batsman played well but the Kiwi skipper sailed the ship alone. India’s best bowler Bumrah got pounded hard today which is a rare sight.
Match came to the last over where New Zealand needed 9 runs and Taylor hit a six off the first ball. Later, when they needed 4 runs of 2 balls, Shami scalped both Kane and Ross to take the match to the super over.
In Super Over Williamson’s bolstering knock ensured NZ to put 17 runs on the board which seemed too much for India. But, Rohit Sharma has other plans and scored 2 sixes for the final two deliveries of the super over when the team needed 10 runs.
Rohit Sharma was awarded the Man of the Match.