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36dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Chahal, Bumrah help India edge eight-over shootout

India completed a 2-1 T20I series win after their bowlers defended 67 in a decider shortened by rain to eight overs a side

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

C de Grandhomme
17(10) 0x4 - 2x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 1 3 1 0 0 12
MK Pandey
17(11) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 0 0 7 1 6 2

Best performances - Bowlers

JJ Bumrah
O2
M0
R9
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
TG Southee
O2
M0
R13
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Series result

India won the 3-match series 2-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10

Match days

07 November 2017 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
8 | 12 Runs | NZ: 61/6 (7 runs required, RR: 7.62)

  • MJ Santner3 (4b)
  • C de Grandhomme17 (10b)
  • HH Pandya1-0-11-0
  • JJ Bumrah2-0-9-2

11.00pm That was an exceptional game of defensive bowling. The pitch gripped and turned, but terrific bowling from both sides meant only 128 runs were scored in 16 overs. New Zealand just needed a few more fours or sixes, but they just couldn't get enough away. India's bowlers were superb again, and take the series with a disciplined bowling performance. New Zealand were not bad, nowhere close, they were decent with the bat, but were found just short eventually.

Jasprit Bumrah is the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series: "The slower ball was gripping, after the first inning, Bhuvi and I had a chat about what will work. We saw they were gripping the ball, but our slower balls were not gripping. If you think about pressure, you won't be able to deliver."

Virat Kohli: "We were happy to get a game eventually. An exciting game. We expected them to give us a good fight, we were quite nervous as to whether we could get enough on the board. You need games to step up and finish off games, the guys showed character. When Pandya was hurt, I thought I may have to bowl those four deliveries."

Kane Williamson: "It was quite hard to know what a good score was on that surface. A tough match. A tricky surface. Runs on the board was handy. India outplayed us, although it came down to the last 2-3 deliveries. We showed good fight throughout, played smart cricket, but you need to be at your best to win here. That's why this team is possibly the best in the world. A number of strides forward for us as a group."

Hardik Pandya: "Will feel the pain after the game. I knew in the seventh over that I'll be bowling the last over. I knew I had to keep calm. Important to have a calm mind, one or two will go here and there.

Yuzvendra Chahal: "The wicket suited the bowlers, you have to handle the pressure. I've bowled in so many games like this. Whole team backed me, I calculate accordingly what the batsmen will do."

India coach Ravi Sahstri: " You'd be lying if you said you're not up for it. The balance can shift with 2-3 deliveries. There was electricity there while fielding. We thought we could do it, we aimed for 65, anything more was a bonus."

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Rajeev Kumar: "Interestingly India won both the deciders(ODIs, and T20I) by 6 runs"

7.6
1
Pandya to Santner, 1 run, a 120 kph short and wide delivery outside off, carved away towards deep point, India take the T20I series 2-1

8 off 1.

7.5
2
Pandya to Santner, 2 runs, and that's the game. A slower delivery on middle and leg, driven away towards long-on for a couple.

A six and a four will do for NZ. Point goes back. Expect another cutter wide outside off?

7.4
1
Pandya to de Grandhomme, 1 run, ooh that was in the slot, right in the slot, a slower cutter outside off, de Grandhomme swings but finds deep square leg for one
7.4
1w
Pandya to de Grandhomme, 1 wide, a slow offcutter very wide outside off, left alone from de Grandhomme. Wide called
7.3
6
Pandya to de Grandhomme, SIX, that's six. A slower delivery outside off, de Grandhomme knew what was coming, he stayed in his crease and swung away over deep midwicket. Just clears the boundary
7.2
0
Pandya to de Grandhomme, no run, fine stop from Pandya. Full outside off, drilled back to Pandya, who sticks his left hand out and takes the blow. OUCH! Pandya is writhing in pain. Has he broken a finger? Dislocated? The physio comes out. He's fine to continue.

A First

1

This is the first series win for India against New Zealand in T20Is. Before this, they hadn't won even a single match in five attempts.