In the first innings of third and final T20I at Hamilton, the Kiwis have come out with a bang on a batting friendly turf with Colin Munro taking the charge for the hosts early on in the innings. Munro along with the Tim Seirfert built an 80 run stand in just 8 overs before Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Seifert for 43 (25), courtesy a lightning quick stumping by none other than – MS Dhoni.
Colin Munro however, continued to punish the Indian bowlers with power hitting of his own, while also having luck on his side, with a couple of drop catches going in his favor. Kuldeep Yadav finally got the prized wicket of Munro through a catch taken by Hardik Pandya at the deep.
Kane Williamson also played a brief cameo of 27 odd runs, while Colin de Grandhomme went on with his own merry way and kept smashing boundaries and sixes to score 30 (16) to assist the Kiwis post a formidable total. Bhuvneshwar Kumar chipped in with a wicket as well in the penultimate over, and Khaleel Ahmed were on the expensive side of things, but managed to chip in with a wicket.
Daryl Mirchell’s 18 of 10 in the final few overs propelled New Zealand to score a dominant target of 213, as team India will be under tons of pressure with a big target ahead of them, with the series hanging on the line.
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