A nervous New Zealand threw it away but once more as a perseverant India prevailed within the Super Over for the second successive time to take a 4-0 lead within the T20 International collection right here on Friday.
Needing simply 11 runs off the final two overs with seven wickets in hand, New Zealand dug a gap for themselves but once more, taking the sport to a Super Over two nights after doing the identical in Hamilton.
New Zealand managed 13 runs in six balls and India received there effortlessly.
KL Rahul smashed 10 runs off the primary two balls earlier than he was caught. Then, a fired-up Virat Kohli and Sanju Samson completed the sport in model.
Earlier, Manish Pandey proved his worth to the group with an unbeaten 50 off 35 balls, taking India to 165 for eight from 88 for six within the 12th over.
India’s complete wasn’t sufficient contemplating the batting-pleasant circumstances however the hosts made life lots harder for themselves from a commanding place earlier than succumbing to stress.
The entertaining knocks from Colin Munro (64 off 47) and Time Seifert went in useless (57 off 39).
Mohammed Shami, who was rested on Friday, had bowled a superb 20th over on Wednesday and man of the match Shardul Thakur was up to the duty this time, conceding simply six runs when the opposition wanted seven for victory.
With the collection already within the bag, India gave alternative to Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar and Navdeep Saini for the primary time within the 5-match collection, resting Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Shami. However, none of them was ready to make an influence within the recreation.
Chasing 165, New Zealand misplaced Martin Guptill early. But Munro and Seifert placed on 74 runs for the second wicket to put themselves on observe.
Munro scored a half-century of 38 deliveries, inclusive of six fours and three sixes. He was out in opposition to the run of play as Kohli’s direct hit surprisingly discovered the goal after a relay throw from the deep.
It was the turning level as New Zealand misplaced common wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal bowled Tom Bruce (0), however Seifert discovered a accomplice in Ross Taylor as they pushed the rating previous 150 within the 18th over.
Seifert scored a half-century off 32 balls, together with 4 fours and three sixes. But the nice choke was but to come once more. Needing 18 off 18, the Black Caps misplaced 4 wickets within the final over bowled by Thakur.
Taylor holed out of the primary ball, whereas Seifert was run out two balls later. Daryl Mitchell (4) was caught subsequent and Mitchell Santner (2) couldn’t steal two runs off the final ball as the perimeters engaged in a tie-breaker for the second recreation operating.
This was after New Zealand gained a fourth consecutive toss and opted to discipline. Kane Williamson didn’t participate within the match owing to a shoulder niggle.
Tim Southee was the stand-in skipper, with the Black Caps making two adjustments.
Put in to bat, the guests have been struggling at 88-6 at one stage earlier than Pandey’s lonesome rescue act took them to a good complete. KL Rahul contributed 39 runs off 26 balls, inclusive of three sixes and two fours.
Leg spinner Ish Sodhi received into the act and ran by way of India’s batting order. First to go was Shreyas Iyer (1) after which Shivam Dube (12) was caught at mid-wicket.
Sodhi completed with 3-26 whereas Santner dismissed Sundar for nought because the New Zealand spinners rounded up an excellent outing with 4-54 in eight overs.