India clinch T20 series as Kiwis fell short of six-runs in decider

A splendid bowling attack by India made it difficult for the Kiwis’ batsmen to score runs as they fell short of six runs to lose the third T20I and series by 2-1 in a rain-curtailed 8-over-a-side match in Thiruvananthapuram.

The Virat Kohli-led team registered their first bilateral T20I series win against New Zealand.

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The batsmen were ousted by Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowling and they could not catch up with the ever-rising required run-rate.

Colin de Grandhomme (17) scored the highest for New Zealand. And the bowlers did the magic for India with Jasprit Bumrah finishing the match with the figures of 2/9 in his stipulated two overs.

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Earlier, India too could not counter the Kiwis bowling attack as they mustered 67/5. For India, Manish Pandey scored the highest, 17. For New Zealand, Tim Southee finished with the figures of 2/13 in his two overs.

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