Super Over Thriller

Rohit Sharma's last-ball six in super over gives India to a lead of 3-0 in the 5 match series. India won first T20 series in New Zealand.

Newzealand restricted India 179 in 20 overs. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave team India a decent start, the pair added 89 runs for the opening wicket in just 9 overs. Rohit Sharma scored his 20th fifty. At a point of time, Team India looked like scoring 200 runs, but India lost their first wicket of KL Rahul. Rohit Sharma soon followed him and Dube was sent at number 3, Shreyas Iyer struggled tonight. The innings from captain Kohli followed by Ravindra Jadeja gave a decent finish.

Chasing 180, New Zealand got off a decent start. The opening stand could not reach 50. Kane Williamson took control of the game, he charged and built partnerships first with Santner, next Colin de Grandhomme. Ross Taylor joined him next, at one point of time, the two players almost saw their side home. Needed 9 runs in the final over, they could manage to get only 8 runs, the match got a super over.

In the super over, all expected Shami will bowl, but Bhmrah bowled the super over and gave 17 runs in the over. India started the batting in the super over, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul came to bat, the first 4 balls bowled by New Zealand bowler Southee were okay, in remaining two balls India need 10 runs to win. Rohit Sharma smashed two sixes in last two balls.


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