India seals series in 8 overs thriller

Just like the ODI series between India and New Zealand ended, the T20I series ended in same fashion and in favour of the hosts as they won the match by 6 runs in a 8 over thriller. 

After persistent rain at the Thiruvananthapuram, the match was unlikely to happen but fortunately the match started, but reduced to 8 overs for both the sides.

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New Zealand won the toss and put India to bat first. The hosts couldn’t start off to a flier but managed to score a fighting score of 67 runs due to some pinch hitting from the batsmen. 

67 runs in a 8 over match doesn’t look enough to defend these days but India managed it to do very well courtesy of some tight bowling from the bowlers.

New Zealand lost wickets in almost every over and that resulted in defeat for just 6 runs. Jasprit Bumrah kept his amazing form going and picked up 2 wickets for just 9 runs in his 2 overs.

With that, India finish of the series with yet another win and their dominance at home continues under Virat Kohli. 

Brief score: 

  • IND 67/5 (8 ov) | Pandey 17 (11) | Southee 2/13 
  • NZ 61/6 (8 ov) | Grandhomme 17* (10) | Bumrah 2/9

Result: India won by 6 runs

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