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India wins T20I series in New Zealand after Rohit Sharma’s twin sixes in super over

TPE Bureau

New Delhi, January 29

Rohit Sharma goes big straight over Tim Southee’s head as India complete a dramatic win over New Zealand. Chasing 18 runs for the win, India finish the Super Over at 20/0. With that, India clinch the first-ever T20I series win in New Zealand.

Mohammed Shami picked up the wickets of Kane Williamson (95) and Ross Taylor (17) in the last over to take the match to the Super Over. New Zealand needed 9 runs from the last over, Shami conceded a six off his first ball but came back to dismiss Williamson and Taylor as the match ended up in a tie.

Earlier, Rohit Sharma was at his imperious best and then New Zealand hit back with quick wickets in the middle overs. The pitch slowed down and it started offering assistance to the spinners and the seamers who resorted to cutters. However, Pandey, Jadeja and Kohli had enough fuel in the tank as India ended with 179/5.

After two convincing performances, a confident India would look to seal the series as the action shifts to Hamilton. Another belter of a surface is expect at Seddon Park and this should make for another exciting contest. India seem to have all the bases covered, but they could tweak their bowling combinations.

New Zealand, on the other hand, will need to get on the board and hence, would want their senior players to raise their hands and be counted. Toss could be a big factor as the side batting first have fared better on this surface as far as the recent history is concerned. The Indian camp sounded confident ahead of the match and have the belief that they can adapt and adjust to any conditions.

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