Netizens Went Berserk As India Won A Humdinger In The Super Over
By CricShots - Jan 29, 2020 5:07 pm
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Team India has taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match T20I series at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. India defeated the host in a humdinger of a match that went into the super over as the men in blue chased down 18 runs owing to the brilliance of Rohit Sharma. Earlier, the New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to field first.

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While India made no change in the squad, the hosts replaced Blair Tickner with Scott Kuggeleijn. It was absolutely thriller in Hamilton as Rohit overshadowed one of the best T20I knocks of Williamson. The incredible final over from Mohammed Shami in which he took two wickets and defended 9 runs.

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Chasing a massive score on the board, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro have started things well but surprisingly, they failed to carry the momentum with them and Guptill was dismissed owing to a blistering catch by Sanju Samson in the deep while Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Colin Munro to deepen the sorrows of the hosts.

Rohit Sharma went berserk in the Hamilton T20I

Like India, New Zealand sent Mitchell Santner up in the order but the southpaw failed to execute plans. However, Williamson kept on smashing the Indian bowlers and kept the required run-rate under check. He was the Blackcaps for the team in the middle, who kept the Indian bowlers on their toes. However, he lost his wicket to Mohammed Shami in the final over when they needed just 3 runs to win, but Shami took the game into super over.

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Earlier in the match, Rohit came out all guns blazing and smashed Hamish Bennett to 26 runs in an over, which also saw him finishing his half-century. The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer smashed a few boundaries in the middle overs to balance the innings for India. Just when things looked in control for the men in blue, Iyer was dismissed by Santner while Kohli failed to give a powerful finish to the innings. In the end, all they managed was 179 on the board with the help of Manish Pandey and Ravindra Jadeja.

Kane Williamson played a brilliant knock

In the super over, Williamson once again stood tall for the team but Rohit proved his class by smashing two sixes off the final two balls to seal the series when India needed 10 runs of the last two balls. All in all, it was an incredible game between New Zealand and India at Seddon Park. Now, both teams will travel to Wellington for the 4th T20I of the series.

Brief Scores:

India – 179/5 in 20 overs and 20/0 (R Sharma: 65, V Kohli: 38; H Bennett: 3/54) defeated New Zealand – 179/6 in 20 overs and 17/0 (K Williamson: 95; S Thakur: 2/21, M Shami: 2/32) in Super Over

Here is how Twitter reacted to India’s win: