Team India outplayed New Zealand thoroughly in the third and final T20I between the sides in Kolkata. While the hosts posted 184/7 batting first, they showed similar performance with the ball in hand as the Kiwis found no room for respite. Amongst all, another thing that impressed everyone was Team India’s fielding. Despite a fair amount of dew on the ground, the Indian fielder did well to make New Zealand struggle for easy runs.
From Rishabh Pant’s sensational catch after running behind the stumps to the athleticism of other players, there was hardly any moment in the game when the Indian side failed to display its fielding class. With every passing delivery, dew started getting dense, but the Indian team, contrastingly, performed better on the field.
Amongst all, the fielding of Ishan Kishan also hogged the limelight. The player first effected a good throw to send Tim Seifert back to the pavilion, before hitting the bull’s eye to dismiss Mitchell Santner. Soon after Ishan Kishan clean up the stumps for the latter dismissal, India’s head coach Rahul Dravid patted new fielding of the national side T Dilip on his back. Apart from the sensational throw of Ishan, the moment of Rahu lauding Dilip was also caught on camera.
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India clean sweep New Zealand in T20I series
Riding on Rohit Sharma’s 56 off 31 and Axar Patel’s 3/9, India completed a clean sweep over New Zealand in the three-match T20I series between the sides. Batting first India posted 184/7 in the stipulated quota of 20 overs before bundling out the Kiwis for 111. Apart from Axar, Harshal Patel also shone in the game with figures of 2/26.