Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
RG Sharma
60(41) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
2 4 4 10 5 5 11 19
LRPL Taylor
LRPL Taylor
53(47) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 5 11 4 3 1 7 20

Best performances - Bowlers

JJ Bumrah
JJ Bumrah
O4
M1
R12
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NA Saini
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 5-match series 5-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20

Match days

2 February 2020 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Ankur Dhawan

END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs | NZ: 156/9 (8 runs required, RR: 7.80)

  • Ish Sodhi16 (10b)
  • Hamish Bennett1 (2b)
  • Shardul Thakur4-0-38-2
  • Jasprit Bumrah4-1-12-3

Not a super-over but another super-close contest to conclude the T20Is. That's all from us for the moment, this is Ankur Dhawan, signing off on behalf of Deivarayan Muthu and Venkat Raghav.

Here's the full report of another NZ meltdown. Can they turn it around? Sid Monga and Fidel Fernando discuss in the Stump Mic Podcast.

Virat Kohli: All of us are really proud of how we played. It's about finding ways to win. Today, all these young guys were on the field after Rohit's unfortunate injury and them coming together and handling the pressure well is great to see. We need everyone to be the best versions of themselves. These kind of victories give more satisfaction than one-sided wins. Although the scoreline may not reflect, New Zealand is in great hands with Kane Williamson leading them, they are side headed in the right direction.

Tim Southee: Another close one, unfortunately on the wrong side. Can't give India a sniff.(Looking ahead to the ODIs) Different format, different people come in, it's a format in which we have done well.

KL Rahul: is the player of the series: Very pleased, great to be standing here with a five-nil. We have been playing exceptional T20 cricket, to come here and execute our skills every game, to have squeezed out wins, is a confidence booster. Not thinking about T20 World Cup, hopefully I can continue playing this way. I think it's a winning habit we have cultivated. The onus is on finding different ways to win. Rohit's alright, unfortunate injury, hopefully he should be fine in a couple of days. Just relax a little for a couple of days, enjoy a five-nil win that doesn't happen often, rest a little.

Jasprit Bumrah is the player of the match:The match got close at one, point but we had belief, that we could squeeze in a couple of tight overs. First time in New Zealand, different ground dimensions, great result.

An incredible five-nil away from home for India, and that's eight straight T20I wins on the bounce. A spirited bowling performance considering a sub-par total and also the fact that they were without their captain and stand-in captain. Another heart-break for New Zealand and Ross Taylor, who was playing his 100th T20I, but they have only themselves to blame again. He made another fifty, took the game deep but couldn't get them across the line yet again. While he and Tim Seifert were at the crease, New Zealand were crusing, 34 had been taken from an over, but India found a way back again, as they have done repeatedly in the series. Bumrah was excellent, his best performance since return from injury.

19.6
1
Thakur to Sodhi, 1 run, length outside off, gets an outside edge to third-man for one, New Zealand fall short of another run chase
19.5
0
Thakur to Sodhi, no run, length outside off again, it was in the slot but slightly wider than the ones he deposited into the stands, and for all the drama we've seen so far, nine off one is unlikely to happen
19.4
6
Thakur to Sodhi, SIX runs, it's length again and Sodhi has lined him up for that delivery, swings hard again and makes excellent contact, sails over deep square leg as New Zealand hang in there
19.3
0
Thakur to Sodhi, no run, goes full, yorker just outside off, Sodhi can't get any bat on it
19.2
6
Thakur to Sodhi, SIX runs, length on middle, Sodhi makes room and cracks this high into the night sky and deep onto the grass banks at deep midwicket, that's massive, massive six
19.1
0
Thakur to Sodhi, no run, knuckle ball, outside off, swings too early and misses

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7MJ GuptillC Munro
2nd10C MunroTL Seifert
3rd0TL SeifertTC Bruce
4th99LRPL TaylorTL Seifert
5th3LRPL TaylorDJ Mitchell
6th12LRPL TaylorMJ Santner
7th1LRPL TaylorSC Kuggeleijn
8th1LRPL TaylorTG Southee
9th8TG SoutheeIS Sodhi
10th15HK BennettIS Sodhi