A brilliant advertisement for T20 cricket, says Kane Williamson after New Zealand win series

first_imgA brilliant advertisement for T20 cricket, says Kane Williamson after New Zealand win seriesNew Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. Shankar (43), Mitchell (2/27), Santner (2/32). New Zealand defeated India by four runs in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.advertisement Rohan Sen HamiltonFebruary 10, 2019UPDATED: February 10, 2019 16:41 IST New Zealand are yet to lose a T20 international series against India on home soil (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1This was the first time India lost a series-deciding match in T20 internationalsColin Munro was adjudged man-of-the-match while Tim Seifert was named Player of the SeriesBrief scores: New Zealand 212/4 (Colin Munro 72, Tim Seifert 43; Kuldeep Yadav 2/26) beat India 208/6 (Vijay Shankar 43, Rohit Sharma 38; Mitchell Santner 2/32, Daryl Mitchell 2/27) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. ScorecardNew Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. Shankar (43), Mitchell (2/27), Santner (2/32). New Zealand defeated India by four runs in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was a relieved man after his team defeated India in a thrilling match at the Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday to clinch the three-match series 2-1.India failed to chase down a 200 plus total for the second time in four days and lost the T20I series to New Zealand. Set 213 to win the decider, India managed 208 for 6 thanks to a spirited bowling effort from New Zealand.”What a brilliant advertisement for T20 cricket. It’s great to get across the line tonight. It was a fairly short series. The first performance was our best, and there were some learning in the second one.”For it to go to the last couple of balls, I knew India would come back strong, and it was a great series to be a part of. The nature of international cricket is such that we have to play Bangladesh at home now, so looking forward to that as well,” Williamson said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Williamson’s side had posted 212 for 4 after being put into bat with openers Colin Munro and Tim Seifert adding 80 runs for the first wicket which set the tone of their innings.advertisementMan-of-the-match Munro top-scored with 72 runs while Seifert, who was adjudged Player of the Series, made a quickfire 43 off 25 balls. Colin de Grandhomme (30) and Williamson (27) also made significant contributions to the total.India in reply, lost opener Shikhar Dhawan in the first over but Vijay Shankar (43) and Rohit Sharma (38) then steadied the innings by adding 75 runs for the second wicket.Shankar fell in the 9th over but Rohit carried on and added 40 runs with Rishabh Pant. But once those two departed in quick succession, India’s innings lost momentum with MS Dhoni also departing cheaply.Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya made a valiant attempt to take India within touching distance but some outstanding bowling by Daryl Mitchll (2/27) and Tim Southee in the death overs helped the Black Caps to victory.Mitchell Santner returned with 2 wickets as well while Scott Kuggeleijn and debutant Blair Tickner picked up a wicket each.Also Read | Lots of positives and a few mistakes, says Rohit Sharma after T20I series defeatAlso Read | I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20IAlso Read | Pandya brothers are only 2-over bowlers in T20Is: Sanjay ManjrekarAlso Read | MS Dhoni falls for 2 in 300th T20 match as India lose narrowly to New ZealandFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow Hamilton T20Ilast_img

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