The third T20I between New Zealand and India ended up in a tie on DLS method after rain stopped play. Hardik Pandya 30 (18) and Deepak Hooda 8 (8) were at the crease at 75/4 in nine overs when the rain interrupted. New Zealand made early inroads in the Powerplay by pushing India down to 26/3 in the first four overs. Opener Ishan Kishan(10) and Rishab Pant(11) went early. Shreyas Iyer succumbed to the short ball again without troubling the scores. Surya looked good, however, unfortunately this time one straight to Glenn Phillips of Ish Sodhi and perishes for 13(10).
Earlier in the game, Mohammad Siraj bowled well to bring up his career’s best figures of 4/17(4). Arshdeep Singh bagged a four-wicket haul. On the other hand opener, Devon Conway 59 (49) and Glenn Phillips 54 (33) built an 86-run partnership for the third wicket taking New Zealand to a dominating position of 130-2 in the 16th over. However, the Blackcaps lost nine wickets for 30 runs from there on to end up 160 all out without finishing their quota of 20 overs.
India win second ODI
Suryakumar Yadav smashed a blistering hundred to help secure India’s comprehensive 65-run victory in the second T20I at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.
Yadav clobbered seven sixes and 11 fours in his unbeaten 111 off 51 balls at an incredible strike rate of 217. 64. to power India to a commanding 191-6 after being put into bat. New Zealand were bundled out for 126 with skipper Kane Williamson (61) supplying half of the runs before they were bundled out in 18. 5 overs.
After Friday’s series opener in Wellington had been washed out, Williamson elected to field in the second match which was also rain-affected. India were 50-1 in the seventh over when the players were forced off the field.