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NZ vs IND 3rd T20, IND vs NZ 2023
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NZ
66-1012.1
IND
20.0 234-4
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India won by 168 runs 🏆
New Zealand tour of India 2023 -   3rd T20 |  NZ  vs  IND
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NZ
66-1012.1
India won by 168 runs 🏆
IND
20.0234-4
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10th Over:
1
0
0
W
1
1
 
= 3
11th Over:
0
6
2
0
0
1
 
= 9
Last Over:
1
0
0
0
W
0
 
= 1
This Over:
W
 
= 0
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10th Over:
1
0
0
W
1
1
 
= 3
11th Over:
0
6
2
0
0
1
 
= 9
Last Over:
1
0
0
0
W
0
 
= 1
This Over:
W
 
= 0
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NZNZ - 2nd Innings
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6 Over 5830
10 Over 6256
INDIND - 1st Innings
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6 Over 5058
10 Over 91102
15 Over 151156
20 Over 216234
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So, that's it from this game and the series. India wins another bilateral series at home. Thanks for joining us for this game and the series. India will next host Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy from February 9th. New Zealand will host England from February 16th. Do join us for these games and for all other cricketing action across the globe in our network across formats. 

For now, this is Ayan Chatterjee signing off on behalf of my esteemed co-commentator Arijit Kundu alongside scorer/analyst Paras Yadav. Stay safe, happy, and cool. Goodnight and CHEERS!  
Hardik Pandya collects the Trophy and hands it over to his teammates. The youngest member of the team gets it from him. They break into celebrations and rightly so as India were the better side today against New Zealand.  
Hardik Pandya (India Captain and Player of the Series): "I mean, I don't mind it. My Player of the series goes to the whole support staff and the team. Not, to be honest. I have always tried to read the situation and play on the spot and had to evolve as a player. So, I try to keep it simple and go with my gut feelings. I like to take ownership of my decisions. Thanks, I mean we have spoken about taking the challenge and challenging ourselves. We want to come out punching in the deciding games. Hopefully, we can come out of this well and do well in the knockout games in the future. I am a firm believer and believe in myself." 
Player of the Series: Hardik Pandya. 
Shubman Gill (Player of the Match): "Yeah, it feels good when you practice and it pays off. I was backing myself to get the big ones in the Sri Lanka series and in the ODI series. It doesn't happen always but great to get it now. I mean everybody has a different technique to hit those sixes. Hardik bhai told me to keep batting the way I do. And it paid off.

I mean, when you are representing your country, there isn't any kind of fatigue. When you get to represent your country in all three formats, I believe, there shouldn't be any fatigue but thankful to god."
Player of the Match: Shubman Gill
Power Player of the Match: Shubman Gill.
Game Changer of the Match: Rahul Tripathi
Trusted Player of the Match: Suryakumar Yadav
Mitchell Santner (New Zealand captain): "Yeah, I guess it was a bit disappointing. It would be nice to take the trophy. But credits to India for playing well. Gill was incredible. I think, India can be challenging for the first few overs with the ball doing a bit with the new ball. Once the game progresses, the wicket flattens and eases out.

Yeah, I guess at that time of the year there could be a dew around. Most teams could bowl first. Obviously, a great series to be a part of. To be and learn from. Excellent batting from India today, especially Gill again today."
10:28 PM IST | Time for the presentation ceremony....
- India becomes the first team to win 50 T20Is at home.
- New Zealand registers lowest total in T20I against India.
Rahul Tripathi: "Thank You, sir. Nothing different. I was looking to keep the same intent. I was looking to keep the same process that I have been doing in the IPL. Definitely, that was a crucial period with the powerplay going and after the powerplay. 

Yes, I think playing for your country is an added responsibility. You need to think about what the team requires at the moment. Rahul sir and everyone has been telling me to keep playing the way I have been doing. To see the situation and keep playing around with it. I think it is a terrific atmosphere and even happy to end the series with a win. Thank you, sir."
10:10 PM IST: A thoroughly dominant performance from India as they win this game by a massive 168 runs to win the series 2-1. There was only one team that turned up in Ahmedabad today and that was India. The Kiwis have been blown away, to say the least.  

Chasing a massive target of 235 for the win, the Kiwis were never really in the contest as they lost wickets at regular intervals. They lost 5 wickets in the powerplay and were 8 down by the time 10 overs were completed. The skipper Mitchell Santner got into double figures as he scored 13 runs and Daryl Mitchell top-scored with 35 off 25 balls as the visitors were bundled out for 66 in 12.1 overs. This is New Zealand's third-lowest total in T20IS. 3 extras were given by the fielding side. 

All the Indian bowlers bowled well today. Skipper Hardik Pandya was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/16 in 4 overs. A couple of wickets apiece for Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, and Shivam Mavi. It was the pacers that stole the show as Kuldeep bowled just one over and Washington did not bowl any over. He was not required to if one is brutally honest.

Winning the toss and opting to bat first, India lost Ishan Kishan early for 1. Rahul Tripathi came all guns blazing for his 44 runs off 22 balls. But after he left, it was the Shubman Gill show. He started slowly and gathered momentum to get himself a brilliant hundred. This is his maiden T20I hundred. He carried his bat as he stayed unbeaten on 126* off 63 balls. Surya Kumar Yadav chipped in with a crucial 24 off 13 balls. The skipper Hardik Pandya played a cameo of 30 runs off 17 balls as India reached 234/4 in 20 overs with 7 extras given by the fielding side.

It was a hard day for the New Zealand bowlers and some bizarre tactical calls by the Kiwis. Michael Bracewell bowled just one over and picked up a wicket. Daryl Mitchell bowled a brilliant last over and got a wicket, but did not bowl anywhere else. Blair Tickner and Ish Sodhi got a wicket each. But they were taken to the cleaners much like all the bowlers on show.  

So, India wins by 168 runs to win the series 2-1 to win another bilateral series in India. Stick around for the post-match presentation ceremony that comes your way soon.   

D Mitchell
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Out

D Mitchell

35(25)

c S Mavi b U Malik

4s/6s

1/3

SR

140.00

12.1 U Malik to D Mitchell
W WICKET! WICKET! WICKET!!! Back of a length from Umran Malik, into the right hander. Mitchell goes for the whack across the line and gets a top edge this time. The ball flies towards the deep mid wicket region where Shivam Mavi scurries in with a dive and makes good ground. Umran gets the last wicket and the series belongs to India. A commendable effort from the Indians and they turn the tables after being on the backfoot 1-0 initially.
OVER 12
New Zealand
66/9
Ben Lister
0(1)
Daryl Mitchell
35(24)
Hardik Pandya
4-16(4.0)
11.6 H Pandya to B Lister
0 Good length delivery at the off stump and Lister defends it.