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India has leveled the series with a 6-wicket win! This was a must-win game for the Men in Blue, especially after losing the 1st T20I in Ranchi.
Relief in the Indian camp, and now the game will go to the third and final game at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
At the toss, New Zealand opted to bat first. India brought in leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for quick bowler Umran Malik into the playing eleven. New Zealand on the other hand remained unchanged.
The Lucknow crowd erupts in joy as SuryaKumara Yadav smashes a FOUR to win the game. New Zealand bowlers put up a spirited fight after India restricted them to 99/8.
India level the series with a 6-wicket win.
Both batters end at the same end and India lose their fourth wicket.
Suryakumar Yadav, hit the ball and ran, but Sundar did not want to take the run. He told SKY not to run, but, Surya was already at the other end of the crease.
Sundar sacrifices his wicket.
Washington Sundar run out (Finn Allen) 10(9) [4s-1]
Tripathi got down on one leg to sweep and had a decent contact with the ball. However, it did not get the elevation and and Phillips moved to his right from deep mid-wicket to reverse-cup it.
Tripathi c Glenn Phillips b Ish Sodhi 13(18) [4s-1]
Ishan Kishan, after 1 complete run, wanted the second but was sent back. The throw came to the bowler's end and Santner collected it and broke the sticks.
Ishan Kishan run out (Glenn Phillips/Santner) 19(32) [4s-2]
Shubman Gill perishes playing the pull shot yet again. A dolly for Allen and New Zealand have the breakthrough.
Shubman Gill c Finn Allen b M Bracewell 11(9) [4s-2]
99/8 - Thus is the lowest total for New Zealand against India in T20I.
Brilliant bowling by India and could say that getting in an extra spinner worked.
Only the 3rd time a team did not hit a six in an innings in a T20I in India:
Ind vs SA Cuttack 2015 (92 allout)
HK vs Afg Nagpur 2016 (116/6)
NZ vs Ind Lucknow 2023 (99/8)*
First Ish Sodhi and then Lockie Ferguson, Arshdeep Singh has sent back both the tail enders for 1 and a duck.
Sodhi backed away for a pull, but it was a mishit to long-on where Hardik Pandya took a simple catch.
Ish Sodhi c Hardik Pandya b Arshdeep Singh 1(2)
His second wicket of Ferguson saw the batter hop and defend but the ball jumped on him. It hit the glove and flew to backward point.
Ferguson c Washington Sundar b Arshdeep Singh 0(2)
Arshdeep takes a very close catch at the fine leg boundary. Bracewell looked to pull but got a top edge and holes out.
M Bracewell c Arshdeep Singh b Hardik Pandya 14(22)
A wicket in the form of a mid-pitch mix-up and a reverse sweep that was top edged. Kuldeep slipped and could not get the catch, but threw the ball fast to Ishan Kishan for an easy runout.
Chapman run out (Kuldeep Yadav) 14(21)
The U19 Women's team defeated the English side by 7 wickets to win the inaugral ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup.
It was a shortish delivery and the ball spun sharply and rushed on the batter. It went past the inside edge and hit off stump flush.
Mitchell b Kuldeep Yadav 8(13) [4s-1]
All three wickets have fallen to batter trying the reverse sweep. Phillips was just looking to play it fine but totally missed the ball and Hooda hits middle and leg.
Glenn Phillips b Hooda 5(10)
Conway tried the reverse sweep but the ball touched the glove before going up off the arm and Ishan took the catch
Conway c Ishan Kishan b Washington Sundar 11(14) [4s-1]
Yuzi was brought into the setup and showed why he is needed. Wicket maiden for the spinner.
Finn Allen tried the reverse sweep, missed and the ball hit the body and went to disturb the stumps.
Finn Allen b Chahal 11(10) [4s-2]
While the BlackCaps will be going in with the same team, India have made one change - Umran misses out, Yuzi comes in.
India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan(w), Rahul Tripathi, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner(c), Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
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