India and New Zealand are locking horns in the third T20I in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens. India have already bagged the series by 2-0 and they are looking to complete a white-wash.
Rohit Sharma won yet another toss and opted to bat first. Mitchell Santner is captaining New Zealand as Tim Southee is rested and is replaced by Adam Milne. India, on the other hand, rested KL Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin while bringing Ishan Kishan and Yuzvendra Chahal in.
Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma walked out to open the innings and gave India a blazing start. Both openers were hitting boundaries for fun and punished every New Zealand bowler. They scored 69 runs inside the powerplay without losing any wicket.
Stand-in captain Mitchell Santner came to bowl just after the powerplay and changed the course of the match. He dismissed Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar in one over before dismissing Rishabh Pant in his next over to reduce India from 69/0 to 83/3 in no time.
Rohit Sharma was looking good and had scored a fifty but Ish Sodhi plucked a stunning one-handed catch to dismiss him for 56. Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer played handy cameos but both got out within three balls.
Harshal Patel was looking good before getting hit-wicket out to Lockie Ferguson. Deepak Chahar came out to bat and shifted the momentum towards India with his late blitz.
He smashed Adam Milne for consecutive boundaries on the first two balls of the final over. Chahar took a double on the next ball before depositing the ball into the stands for a maximum. He took a double and a single on the last two balls to provide a much-needed boost to India’s batting innings.
Rohit Sharma gave a salute when Deepak Chahar returned after batting as his late blitz took India’s score to 184/7 in 20 overs.
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IND vs NZ 2021, 3RD T20I : Deepak Chahar Six https://t.co/UCwoW87Vqj
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Rohit reaction to Deepak Chahar’s
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