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IND Vs NZ, 3rd T20: India Seals Series With Massive 168-Run Win Over New Zealand

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Hardik Pandya finished with figures of four for 16, while Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh and Shivam Mavi took two scalps each as New Zealand was bundled out for a paltry 66.

Shubman Gill( 126n.o., 63b, 12×4, 7×6) lit the stage with a foamy knock to power India to a 168- run palm over New Zealand in the third T20I then on Wednesday. India, which recorded its largest T20I palm( in runs), wrapped up the three- match leg 2- 1.

Gill further than made up for failures in the former two jaunts. The nature was in full inflow, going to on record the loftiest T20I individual score by an Indian. The former mark was set by Virat Kohli, who made an unbeaten 122 against Afghanistan at Dubai last time.

Gill started cautiously, moving to 61 off 41 balls. He got moving in the 16th over, whipping debutant left- arm attachment Ben Lister for two sixes over deep mid-wicket. In the coming over, Gill pounded Blair Tickner for two further sixes.

A clean drive past mid-off brought Gill his first T20I century, and he celebrated with a arc to the crowd. Gill, who racked up 208 and 112 against the same opponent in the antedating ODI matches, formerly again took the match down from the Kiwis.

Gill’s pyrotechnics took India to a mammoth 234 for four- the loftiest ever T20I platoon aggregate at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

One- drop Rahul Tripathi shifted the early instigation India’s way with an amusing 22- ball 44. Tripathi showed great tone- belief when he paddle- dipped a 148 kmph rocket from Lockie Ferguson for six over the deep fine- leg fielder. The 31- time-old Maharashtra batter was good against spin as well, striking left- arm tweaker Mitchell Santner was a clean straight outside.

Captain Hardik Pandya( 30, 17b, 4×4, 1×6) sat back and enjoyed Gill’s exploits in a 103- run fourth- gate stage.

The New Zealand chase fell piecemeal by the fifth over. The caller atrophied to 21 for five in4.3 overs, with fast bowlers Hardik Pandya, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik getting among the lattices. Suryakumar Yadav pulled off two blinders at slip, springing high like a football goalkeeper.

Pandya finished with numbers of four for 16, while Malik, Arshdeep and Shivam Mavi took two raniums each.

India won the third T20I against New Zealand in Ahmedabad on Wednesday by 168 runs, the biggest periphery of palm by runs in the format in a match between Full Members.

India set up a mammoth target of 235 for New Zealand, powered by Shubman Gill’s unbeaten 63- ball 126, before speeding out the Kiwis for just 66. Hardik Pandya starred with the ball and picked up four lattices while Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik and Shivam Mavi picked two each.

India’s former biggest periphery of palm, by runs, was 143 which it recorded against Ireland in Dublin in June 2018. This was also the former joint- biggest periphery of palm among Full Members, along with Pakistan’s palm over West Indies.

The biggest palm periphery by a Full Member is 172 runs by Sri Lanka, still that came against Kenya.

In T20Is overall, the largest periphery of palm was recorded when Czech Republic beat Turkey by 257 runs in August 2019. India’s 168- run palm over New Zealand on Wednesday is eighth on that list. Know More Cricket News…

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