India has already established an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, led by Rohit Sharma. At the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Friday, the Men in Blue defeated the Black Caps by seven wickets.
After deciding to field first, the hosts gave up 64 runs on the powerplay. The bowlers, on the other hand, pulled off a remarkable comeback, reducing New Zealand to 153 for six. Martin Guptill surpassed Virat Kohli as the all-time highest T20I run-scorer with 31 runs.
Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, and Glenn Phillips all contributed significantly. However, James Neesham and Tim Seifert struggled, scoring only 16 runs off 27 balls. Harshal Patel, a debutant, was the most impressive player for Team India, taking two wickets. The 117-run opening wicket stand between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul laid the foundation for India’s run chase. Rahul had 65 points and Sharma had 55. Tim Southee, a pace bowler, eventually got them out, but India brought down the mark with 16 balls to spare.
India vs New Zealand Match Details
Match: India vs New Zealand, Match 3
Date/Time: November 21, 2021, Sunday; 7:00 PM IST.
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
IND vs NZ Pitch Report
So far, seven Twenty20 Internationals have been played in Kolkata, with an average score of 142 runs. As a result, a high-scoring game is unlikely. The chasing teams have won five times in this match, thus batting second is the way to go.
The game should be played under clear conditions throughout. The temperature is expected to be approximately 27 degrees Celsius, with humidity in the mid-70s.
IND v NZ Head-to-Head:
- Total – 18
- India – 9
- New Zealand – 9
IND vs NZ Probable Playing 11
India Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar.
New Zealand Probable XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips (WK), Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Tim Southee (C), Adam Milne, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.
IND vs NZ Key Players
Ind Key Players
- KL Rahul
- Rohit Sharma
- Harshal Patel
- Axer Patel
NZ Key Player
- Martin Guptill
- Tim Southee
- Daryl Mitchell
- Glenn Phillips
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