India vs New Zealand t20 match score, highlights: Heart-break for India as Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni fail to create history

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India vs New Zealand 3rd t20 score, highlights: India fail to create history! Rohit Sharma-led Men In Blue came so close to winning first-ever T20 series in New Zealand but failed short by 4 runs. Poor fielding and power-hitting by Kiwis batsmen took away the match as well as series from India. Rohit Sharma played a scratchy knock of 38 and Shikhar Shawan failed to get going. However, Vijay Shankar (43 off 28), Rishabh Pant (28 off 12) and Hardik Pandya (21 off 11) kept the asking rate under control. The blow to India came in form of MS Dhoni’s untimely dismissal. But Dinesh Karthik (33 off 16) and Krunal Pandya (26 off 13) notched up a breathtaking 63-run partnership which took India closer to victory. However, New Zealand bowlers held their nerves to clinch the series.

Earlier, a dominating batting display by New Zealand batsmen and bit of help from Indian fielders saw blackcaps posting 212. Rohit Sharma-led Indian national cricket team now needs 213 to win the third and final T20 International match in picturesque Hamilton. The win will also help Men in Blue clinch first-ever T20 series in New Zealand. Earlier, Rohit Sharma won the toss and opt to bowl first in the series decider. Kiwis opener smashed 72 and well assisted by TL Seifert, skipper Kane Williamson and C de Grandhomme. Bowlers bowled good in patches but sloppy fielding cost the team badly.

Virat Kohli-led ‘Men in Blue’ already won the 5-match ODI series comfortably. The Indian cricket team has been experiencing a golden summer in the southern hemisphere as it had won Test and ODI series in Australia first time ever. The final match at Seddon Park is expected to be a nail-biting one as Mahendra Singh Dhoni will look to finish off the series in New Zealand, which is most likely to be his last one, in his trademark winning style.

Squads news: Virat Kohli was rested after the third ODI keeping in mind the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was entrusted with the responsibility to lead the side for the last two ODIs and T20 series. Sharma has an enviable record as Indian cricket team captain and led the team to win the Asia Cup and Nidahas Trophy in 2018. Apart from Sharma, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper India will look up to MS Dhoni to steady the ship and Rishabh Pant to accelerate when needed. The squad for Indian is- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.

 

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India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score update

15:58 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score:

Both Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya failed to take India home even as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain hit a last-ball six. India scored 208 but failed to New Zealand's 212.

15:51 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: India need 14 from 3 balls

It's difficult task for Dinesh Karthik now

15:50 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: India need 16 in last over

A match that saw two sixes by Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya raised india's hope of creating history. India need 16 in last over. Remember Nidahas trophy. Well, we are in for a dramatic finish on lazy Sunday afternoon.

15:44 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya raise hope

Krunal Pandya hit T Southee for 6, 4, 4 in first three balls. However, Southee finished strong as India need 30 off 12 balls.

15:38 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: India need boundaries

India is finding it difficult to hit boundaries as asking kept mounting with India needing 48 off 18 balls. Dinesh Karthik needs to play as much balls as possible. India 165/6 in 17 overs

15:35 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Can Dinesh Karthik repeat the heroics of Nidahas Trophy

India lost MS Dhoni, a huge blow to India's prospect to chase down the total. Responsibility lies with Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya. India need 52 off 22 balls

15:27 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: Big blow to India

Hardik Pandya, who was looking so good, got out as bat slipped out of his hands. Required rate has crossed 12 per over as India needs 68 runs in 30 balls. Dinesh Karthik has joined MS Dhoni. Can KKR and CSK captains see off the challenge from Kiwis

15:24 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Big wicket! Rohit Sharma gone

New Zealand did manage to win back the over in which Hardik Pandya hit one four and six. However, Rohit Sharma got out after playing a tired looking shot.

15:16 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match: Pant gone, Hardik Pandiya in

Debutant Blair Tickner is hurting India as he got better of Rishabh Pant who was getting frustrated for not getting the desired boudaries. Hardik Pandiya came and hit six. India 128/3 in 13 overs.

15:11 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Another good over for NZ

Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma are finding it difficult to hit boundaries in two consecutive overs as India need another 93 runs off 48 balls. India 120/2 in 12 overs

15:06 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: NZ bowlers keeping it right

No boundaries in 11th over mean asking rate once again hovering around 11. Blair Tickner kept tight as there is sign of dew set in. India need 98 in 54 balls. India 115/2 in 11 overs

15:02 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match: Rishabh Pant is on fire

Rishabh Pant has just raced to 23 off 6. His two sixes in the 10th over take India over 100. Asking rate has been brought down to 10.50. India 108/2 in 10 overs

14:58 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Vijay Sharkar out, Pant in

Vijay Shankar holed out in the deep. Here comes Rishabh Pant who hit 4 and 6 in two deliveries. Rohit Sharma is playing a sedate captain's knock. India 92/2 in 9 overs

14:53 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Destruction mode on

Vijay Shankar has decided to up the ante as he git two sixes off Ish Sodhi in the 8th over. Shankar reached 39 off 26 balls. Rohit Sharma is looking to anchor the innings. India 76/1 in 8 overs.

14:49 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: NZ brings spinner

Left-arm spinner M Santner has bowled well in the 7th over as both Vijay Shankar and Rohit Sharma could not hit him for a boundary. Asking is over 11 per over. India 62/1 in 7 overs

14:46 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Rohit Sharma takes India past 50

Vijay Shankar and Rohit Sharma are looking to accelerate as they took India past 50 as powerplay yielded positive results for India albeit the loss of Dhawan. India 57/1 in 6 overs    

14:40 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: India 49/1

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma takes charge as he hit 2 boundaries off T Southee to keep the asking rate under control. India 49/1 in 5 overs.

14:36 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: India gain momentum

Vijay Shankar looks to dominate Kiwis bowlers as he milked 9 runs off rookie bowler Blair Tickner. India 38/1 in 4 overs

14:31 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: Vijay Shankar hits two 4s

Vijay Shankar looks in good touch as he hit two boundaries off Scott Kuggeleijn. Both Shankar and Rohit Sharma need to give India a solid foundation based. India 29/1 in 3 overs

14:26 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Rohit Sharma is key

Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Vijay Shankar are looking to steady the ship after early loss of Dhawan.  Sharma showed his class as he hit T Southee for booundary. India 18/1 in 2 overs.

14:23 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Shikhar Dhawan out

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have failed to begin the chase in a rapid manner as India scored runs in the first over. Since the pitch showed that it has someting for spin bowlers, Kiwis captain Kane Williamson started with M Santner. Dhawan out. India 11/1 in 1st over.

14:09 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match: Rohit Sharma and Co need 213

New Zealand score 212/4 in 20.0 overs

14:01 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: New Zealand score 200

New Zealand has crossed 200 in the 19th over. D Mitchell is trying to hit every ball out of the park. New ZeaLand 200/4 in 19 overs.

13:58 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: C de Grandhomme out!

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is bowling the 19th over of the inning. The experience Sunrisers Hyderabad gets better of dangerous looking C de Grandhomme. New Zealand 193/4 in 18.2 overs

13:55 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: Bad fielding is hurting India

Colin de Grandhomme dropped by captain Rohit Sharma. Guess who is bowler? It's Hardik Pandya. Tough luck for Mumbai Indians all-rounder. Looks like Indians batsmen will have to bat out of their skin to win the match as well as T20 series. New Zealand 192/3 in 18 overs

13:49 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE NZ eye 200

Khaleel Ahmed got Williamson out on 27. However, Colin de Grandhomme has raced to 25 off 11 balls. NZ 182/3 in 17 overs

13:34 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: Colin Munro out

Kuldeep Yadav outfoxed Colin Munro who was looking dangerous and set for T20 100. Hardik Pandya took the catch. NZ 140/2 in 14.0 overs

13:28 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Khaleel Ahmed drops Colin Munro

Colin Munrohas been dropped on 60. NZ 130/1 in 12.4 overs

13:13 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE

New Zealand 85/2 in 8.2 overs. Opener TL Seifert out

13:04 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: NZ 79/0 IN 7 OVERS

Hardik Pandya gave 13 runs and New Zealand is galloping towrads 100.

13:02 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE score: New Zealand openers are piling up runs

Tim Seifert and Colin Munro are off to a solid start in the powerplay by notching up 66 in 6 overs. India have used four bowlers- Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed. But the pitch is ideadl for batting and Indian batting might have to chase close to 200.

12:18 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Match to begin shortly

Toss is done at Seddon Park in Hamilton for the T20 series decider. The match is scheduled  to begin at 12.30 pm (IST)

12:15 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Playing XI for India, New Zealand

India playing XI: Rohit Sharma, S Dhawan, R Pant, V Shankar, MS Dhoni, D Karthik, H Pandya, K Pandya, B Kumar, K Yadav, K Ahmed. New Zealand playing XI: T Seifert, C Munro, K Williamson, D Mitchell, R Taylor, C de Grandhomme, M Santner, S Kuggeleijn, T Southee, I Sodhi, B Tickner

12:12 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand t20 match LIVE: Rohit Sharma wins toss, India to chase

Indian cricket team caprtain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and asked New Zealand to bat first. India will bowl first in this key series decider.

11:48 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand women T20 live score: Likely playing XI

India played the same XI in the first two games and in all likelihood, will maintain continuity unless there are some niggles. In case the team management gives change a thought, it could be a like for like replacement with Kuldeep Yadav coming in place of Yuzvendra Chahal as the wrist spinner. However, a look at India's T20 playing XIs will indicate that Chahal has been their preferred shortest format bowler on most occasions.

11:39 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand women T20 live score: Tough luck for Harmanpreet Kaur and Co.

New Zealand women have beaten India women in the third T20 match. This is second consecutive match that finished on the last ball. However, rub of the green again went against Indian eves. New Zealand has won the series 3-0

11:31 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand live updates: Smart bowling is need of the hour

The Indian bowling unit will look to replicate their good show from the last match where they found their rhythm after a pasting in the opener from Tim Seifert. Krunal Pandya has once again punched above his weight with some gritty performances in the two games. Not considered the most talented player in the set-up, Krunal makes up his with hard work and discipline. His accuracy is one of the biggest positives going into Sunday's match along with the intelligence of senior seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Khaleel also stuck to his brief in the last game where skipper Rohit Sharma had instructed him to bowl back of the length to avoid being hit for boundaries. There will be a similar plan in place on Sunday also.

11:29 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand live updates: MS Dhoni, Rishabh Pant look to finish

During the second t20 match, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rishabh Pant steered India to victory after Rohit Sharma gave the side a rollicking start. The middle-order has also shown solidity with the experience of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the exuberance of Rishabh Pant combining well as was evident in Auckland.

11:27 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand live updates: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan key

The top three of Indian batting order are key to India's prospect of winning first ever T20 series win in New Zealand. The stand-in captain Rohit Sharma has become the world's top run-getter in T20 Internationals after hitting a blistering 29-ball-50 in the previous match. He wants to better the number in the crucial series decider. With Shikhar Dhawan for company, a good opening will solve half the problems for the visitors as it has been the case during the last four years.

11:21 (IST)10 Feb 2019
India vs New Zealand live updates: Bowling issues need to be addressed

Among bowlers, Tim Southee was impressive in the first game and pretty ordinary in the second along with Scott Kuggeleijn, who also went for a fair amount of runs.

New Zealand has always poved to be the thorn in India's flesh especially in T20 encounters. The Blackcaps will field Kane Williamson, Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.
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