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Munro's fireworks help Kiwis beat India to claim T20 series

India vs New Zealand,Rohit Sharma,Rohit Sharma skipper Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the second Twenty20 international match between New Zealand and India
Kristopher Love | 11 February, 2019, 09:27

Munro put on 80 for the first wicket with Tim Seifert (43 from 25 balls) as the Black Caps posted 212-4 on a superb batting surface. While India replaced Yuzvendra Chahal with Kuldeep Yadav, the Kiwis handed over a debut cap to Blair Tickner as they rested Lockie Ferguson.

New Zealand next host Bangladesh in a series of three ODIs and three Tests.

Meanwhile, Indian bowlers too showcased an impressive performance, with Krunal Pandya bagging three wickets and Khaleel Ahmed, Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar sharing four wickets among themselves to restrict the hosts for 158.

When and where will the LIVE telecast of India vs New Zealand Women 3T20 be available? After losing his opening partner, Rohit Sharma built a crucial partnership with Vijay Shankar.

Team India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first, however, it was really a bit of tough luck for the team India that gave around 212 runs and the team New Zealand set the target of 213 runs for team India. Pandya, on the other hand, mishit a delivery by Scott Kuggeleijn and got dismissed for 21 off 11 balls.

The Black Caps ended India's run of 10 Twenty20 worldwide series without a defeat. However, after that Krunal Pandya and Dinesh Karthik made the interesting with their power-packed partnership of 63 runs only in 29 balls. In between these two dismissals, the Kiwis also got the wicket of a settled Rohit Sharma to tilt the odds in their favour.

Requiring 16 runs from the last over, Karthik scored a couple of runs on the first two balls.

New Zealand defeated India by four runs in the third and final Twenty20 worldwide (T20I) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.

The result ended India's run of 10 T20 series without defeat.