India vs New Zealand: Rohit Sharma, bowlers shine as India make 3-0 clean sweep

India displayed an all-round effort on Sunday (November 21) to win third and final T20I and make a 3-0 clean sweep over New Zealand in Kolkata. 

Rohit Sharma received the toss once more, for the third consecutive time, and determined he’ll give his bowlers a problem of defending a complete at Eden Gardens, the place chasing is a simple choice. 

Batting first, the Indian captain took it upon himself to smash one other fifty, his thirtieth fifty-plus rating in T20Is, to assist hosts get off to a blistering begin. However, after fall of his wicket, India didn’t actually get the identical momentum however due to contributions from decrease batting order, they managed to achieve 184/6 after 20 overs. 

India bowlers put up a superb present, bundling out Kiwis for a mere 111, profitable the match by 73 runs.

Axar Patel was the decide of the bowlers, ending with figures of three/9 from his 4 overs. 

Chasing 185, New Zealand bought off to a horrid begin as Axar Patel took the primary three wickets inside 5 overs. Daryl Mitchell (5), Mark Chapman (0) and Glenn Phillips (0) all failed to depart a mark with the bat and the guests had been lowered to 30/3. 

Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert then bought collectively on the crease and the duo retrieved the innings for the guests.

Guptill introduced up his half-century within the tenth over of the innings and the Kiwis wanted 117 runs to win from 60 balls. 

However, the right-hander Guptill (51) perished off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal and New Zealand was lowered to 69/4 within the eleventh over. 

New Zealand stored on shedding wickets at common intervals, and ultimately, the guests stumbled to a 73-run loss. 

Rohit Sharma performed a knock of 56 runs as India posted 184/7. Opting to bat first, India bought off to a flying begin as openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan placed on 69 runs inside the primary six overs. 

However, the introduction of Mitchell Santner paid off as he dismissed Kishan (29) and Suryakumar Yadav (0) within the seventh over, decreasing India to 71/2.

Rishabh Pant (4) failed to depart a mark with the bat as he was despatched again to the pavilion by Santner and India was lowered to 83/3 within the ninth over. 

However, Rohit stored on going all weapons blazing and he introduced up his half-century within the eleventh over of the innings. 

As quickly as he introduced up the landmark, Rohit (56) was dismissed by Ish Sodhi, owing to a outstanding caught and bowled.

Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer then bought collectively on the crease and the duo didn’t let the momentum drop for the hosts. 

The duo placed on 36 runs for the fifth wicket, nonetheless, this stand was damaged by Trent Boult as he dismissed Venkatesh (20). 

In the very subsequent over, Adam Milne bought the higher of Shreyas (25) and India was lowered to 140/6. In the ultimate three overs, the Men in Blue managed so as to add 36 extra runs, taking the rating previous the 180-run mark. 

Deepak Chahar performed a cameo of 21 runs off simply 8 balls as India posted greater than a aggressive whole on the board.

Brief Scores: India 184/7 (Rohit Sharma 56, Ishan Kishan 29; Mitchell Santner 3-27) vs New Zealand 111 all out (Martin Guptill 51, Tim Seifert 17; Axar Patel 3-9).

With inputs from ANI

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