The third and final T20I between New Zealand and India is all set to take place on Tuesday, November 22 at McLean Park in Napier. Team India is leading the series 1-0, after winning the second T20I comfortably at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui. They bowled New Zealand out for a paltry 126 runs in around 19 overs, to register a 65 runs win in the match.
Batting first, Team India put on 191 runs, on the back of Suryakumar Yadav’s dazzling century. The right-handed batter smashed 111 runs off just 51 deliveries, at a strike rate of 217.65. His knock included eleven boundaries and seven sixes. Meanwhile, Ishan Kishan played a decent hand of 36 runs, while opening the innings. Pacer Tim Southee picked up a hat-trick in the final over of the first innings to restrict India below 200 runs.
However, New Zealand batters failed to turn up in the second innings. Skipper Kane Williamson slammed 61 runs, however, at a dismal strike rate of 117.31. No other kiwi batter made a substantial contribution in the innings. For India, Deepak Hooda was the pick of the bowlers with 4/10 in around three overs.
A convincing victory for #TeamIndia as they beat New Zealand by 65 runs with 7 deliveries to spare.
India lead the series 1-0.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 20, 2022
Heading into the final T20I, both teams will be up for the task. Team India will be eyeing to clinch the series, while New Zealand will be determined to win the third T20I and draw the series. All-in-all we are in for an exciting contest at McLean Park in Napier.
Details: NZ vs IND, 3rd T20I
Date and Time: 22 November 2022, 12:00 PM IST
Venue: McLean Park, Napier
The third T20I between India and New Zealand is expected to be another high-scoring affair. The wicket at the McLean Park in Napier suits the batters, who are likely to enjoy their time out in the middle. 96 is the average first-innings total at the ground, while the team that wins the toss is likely to chase.
NZ vs IND – Predicted Playing XIs
India (IND): Hardik Pandya (C), Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav/Sanju Samson, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Arshdeep Singh/Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand (NZ): Tim Southee (C), Devon Conway, Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Glenn Philips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi
NZ vs IND – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Devon Conway, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Shreyas Iyer, Glenn Philips, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson (C), Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy Team 2: Devon Conway, Fin Allen (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer (VC), Glenn Philips, James Neesham, Hardik Pandya, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj