India beat New Zealand in 4th T20 global at Wellington

India beat New Zealand in 4th T20 global at Wellington

India beat New Zealand in 4th T20 global at Wellington

India, after beating New Zealand in back-to-back Super Overs, will be eyeing their first-ever Twenty20 worldwide series sweep in Ne w Zealand as the two teams lock horns in the fifth and final game of the five-match series in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

Rohit Sharma had struck successive sixes in Hamilton to take his team to a nerve-shredding win in the third T20I.

India captain Virat Kohli has delighted in another incredible last-gasp Super Over victory over the Black Caps.

Chasing 14 to win in the Super Over, in-form batsman KL Rahul gave India a solid start as he smashed a six and a boundary off the first two balls. However, it wasn't him but Sanju Samson, playing in his third global match, who was to open with Rahul.

The visitors replicated the win in Auckland again and this time, it was Kohli himself.

"I just saw Shardul throw towards the wicket-keeper's end or the bowler's end, whichever one it was, and I saw it going over and I thought oh well it's going to the non-danger end for me, and when I saw Kohli catch the ball and spin around, then I thought crap I'm in a bit of trouble here. I haven't been part of a super-over for too long but happy to have got my team across".

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"There's something new that I've learned the last few games that is when the opposition is playing that well, we've just got to stay calm, observe what's happening, and if the opportunity comes your way then you capitalise on it and try and make the most of it".

"What's happened in the last two games is unbelievable". We hadn't played super-over before, and now we have played two back to back. "It shows the character of the team", Kohli said.

The last two T20Is have gone all the way to the super over, and the way the series has gone, it would not be surprising to have another close encounter in the final match of the series. In their absence, Samson, Washington Sundar and Navdeep Saini were given chance.

"I thought Sanju was fearless".

Skipper Virat Kohli then joined KL Rahul at the crease and the duo formed a 34-run stand, but Kohli's (11) stint at the crease was cut short as Hamish Bennett sent him back to the pavilion as Mitchell Santner took a brilliant catch.In-form batter Shreyas Iyer (1) departed early and India was left in a spot of bother at 52/3 in the seventh over. Everyone looked to be in good head-space. Now, haven't we always wanted to know what the players' diet would have been?

"We were very proud of the way we went about this game and how we pulled things back", said Kohli.

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