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Black Caps no match for India as hosts claim 3-0 Twenty20 series clean sweep


New Zealand's Martin Guptill leaps to cut a short ball during the third Twenty20 cricket match against India in Kolkata.

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New Zealand’s Martin Guptill leaps to slice a quick ball all through the third Twenty20 cricket match in opposition to India in Kolkata.

Batting second did not do the trick either.

New Zealand missing their fourth Twenty20 game in the place of a week when thumped by India by 73 runs on Monday morning (NZ time) in Kolkata.

The hosts produced 184-7 batting to start with, with captain Rohit Sharma foremost the way with 56 off 31 balls. In reply, the Black Caps have been rolled for 111 in 17.2 overs to hand India a clear-sweep 3- sequence earn. Still left-arm spinner Axar Patel did most of the damage with the ball, taking three wickets in his first two overs.

Rishabh Pant of India hits out as Tim Seifert of New Zealand keeps during the Third T20 International.

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Rishabh Pant of India hits out as Tim Seifert of New Zealand retains during the Third T20 Intercontinental.

The a few defeats came on top of NZ’s loss to Australia a 7 days back in the T20 Environment Cup last in Dubai.

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In that video game and the earlier two video games of this collection in India, NZ experienced batted very first following shedding the toss. In Kolkata, Sharma received the toss but elected to alter approach, saying he preferred to challenge his side’s batting.

He and fellow opener Ishan Kishan (29 off 21) tore into a browsing facet missing Tim Southee, as Mitchell Santner took around the captaincy with regular skipper Kane Williamson missing the full T20 collection ahead of the two-exam series starting up on Thursday.

Rohit had a streaky get started with his first two balls in opposition to Trent Boult but immediately strike his stride and when the openers took 20 off Lockie Ferguson’s second more than to get to 69- immediately after the six-over Electric power Participate in, NZ seemed destined for a large run-chase.

New Zealand's Mitchell Santner took two wickets in his opening over in their Twenty20 match against India in Kolkata.

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New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner took two wickets in his opening in excess of in their Twenty20 match versus India in Kolkata.

Nonetheless, Santner captured two wickets in his 1st over and an additional in his next before leggie Ish Sodhi developed a magnificent caught and bowled to close Sharma’s innings.

Santner’s fantastic four-above exertion of 3-27 helped lessen the problems when a disappointed Boult deserved much better than figures of 1-31, but the hosts took 19 off the ultimate about of the innings from Adam Milne.

Veteran opener Martin Guptill presented the only battle fo NZ right after Patel diminished the people to 30-3 in the fifth about. Dropped on 16, the veteran opener built 51 from 36 balls but got no guidance.

India (R Sharma 56 M Santner 3-27) defeat New Zealand 111 all out in 17.2 overs (M Guptill 51 A Patel 3-9) by 73 operates. India earn the collection 3-.


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