November 21, 2021 7:16 PM IS
With the dew factor set to play a key role in the later stages of the game, the Indian starters are not missing an opportunity to go for the big hits early on.
India 29/0 in 3 overs
November 21, 2021 07:15 PM IS
The trademark flip is here! This one wasn’t really in the middle of the bat, but enough to clear the string back. Short of Boult and Rohit instinctively goes for the hitch. First six entries.
India 24/0 in 2.2 overs
November 21, 2021 7:12 PM IS
Ishan does what he does best: chasing down bowlers from the first ball. A couple of high shots and a cheeky placement behind the first slip to end the over, as the batter gets 10 of Milne’s first over.
India 18/0 in 2 overs
November 21, 2021 07:09 PM IS
Ishan comes off the mark with a four!
That’s one way to start the entries. Milne offers space outside and Kishan tries to slam it shut for cover. A thick outer edge and the ball escapes towards the limit of the third man.
India 12/0 in 1.1 overs
November 21, 2021 07:05 PM IS
Lucky four for Rohit. Boult’s great bowling alley as it starts moving from the beginning. A little outside and Rohit looks to guide you through the covers, but gets a thick outer edge when the ball goes through the first slide.
India 8/0 in 1 more
November 21, 2021 06:59 PM IS
Sourav Ganguly rings the bell at Eden Gardens when we are ready for the work to begin. Rohit sharma and Ishan kishan open for India. Trent boult finally gets a chance at the beginning.
November 21, 2021 06:50 PM IS
Indians who have played 50 or more T20I:
Rohit Sharma – 119 *
MS Dhoni – 98
Virat Kohli – 95
Suresh Raina – 78
Shikhar Dhawan – 68
Yuvraj Singh – 58
KL Rahul – 56
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 55 *
Ravindra Jadeja – 55
Hardik Pandya – 54
Ravichandran Ashwin – 51
Yuzvendra Chahal – 50
November 21, 2021 06:39 PM IS
Rohit Sharma (India): Let’s hit first. The pitch looks a bit sticky and we want to challenge ourselves as a hitting unit. We have to try several things and this is one of them. We want to put races on the board and give the new group of pitchers a target to defend. KL and Ashwin rest. Enter Ishan and Chahal.
Mitchell Santner (New Zealand): Yes (would have bowled). The last few games it has been wet with dew. There has been dew everywhere. Whatever we do, we have to do it right. We have been close, we have lost a couple of phases especially in the last game in the middle with the bat, we have had a great start … But that’s the way it is. Indian starters have come out and built partnerships. We are not too far away and I hope we can do a full game today. That (Southee) is the only change.
November 21, 2021 06:36 PM IS
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (w), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner (c), Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
November 21, 2021 06:36 PM IS
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (w), Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
November 21, 2021 06:35 PM IS
Santner leads New Zealand
Mitchell Santner leads New Zealand in the absence of Tim Southee. Lockie Ferguson replaces him, which remains the only change for the team.
November 21, 2021 06:33 PM IS
Leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal returns alongside Ishan Kishan as Ravichandran Ashwin and KL Rahul rest for the final T20I against New Zealand.
November 21, 2021 06:30 PM IS
India wins the draw, opts to hit New Zealand in Kolkata
November 21, 2021 06:22 PM IS
Yuzvendra Chahal’s absence was probably the most talked about topic during the T20 World Cup, and even when he returned to the squad for the New Zealand series, Chahal has yet to return to action.
Will the wait end today?
November 21, 2021 06:10 PM IS
International cricket returns to the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata after more than 22 months!
November 21, 2021 06:00 PM IS
Gaikwad, Avesh top charts in T20
Ruturaj Gaikwad is the longest running player in India in the game’s shortest format this year. Meanwhile, fast pitcher Avesh Khan is leading the land sales charts for himself. Both are yet to play in the T20I series against New Zealand and are expected to make a spot in the XI later tonight.
November 21, 2021 05:46 PM IS
Rohit 87 flees Kohli
Starter Rohit Sharma is closing in on Virat Kohli’s Indian record for most runs in T20I. Kohli, who held the overall record before the series, fell to second place after Martin Guptill passed him during the second game.
Rohit is now 86 runs from the former Indian T20I captain, who rested for the New Zealand series.
November 21, 2021 05:36 PM IS
India vs New Zealand: Injury Updates (New Zealand)
Lockie Ferguson had an injury that ruled him out of the second T20I, but it was confirmed that he had recovered and is likely to return to the XI for the match in Kolkata.
November 21, 2021 05:33 PM IS
IND vs NZ Live: Injury Updates (India)
Mohammed Siraj was ruled out for the second T20I after the tape on his hand broke during the last over of the first match. There is no confirmation on Siraj’s recovery, but the rest of the team is still available.
November 21, 2021 05:27 PM IS
New Zealand seeks to spoil the party
There were signs of fatigue in New Zealand’s performances in the T20I series, but Tim Southee’s men will be looking to finish high in Kolkata. The Kiwis almost pulled off a dramatic comeback in the first T20I in Jaipur, but were widely beaten in the second. With nothing to lose, New Zealand could also aim to provide an opportunity for young people.
November 21, 2021 05:18 PM IS
Youth in fray for an apparition
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, and Avesh Khan have yet to play a game in this series so far. Gaikwad, who was the highest career score in the 2021 Indian Premier League, is speculated to replace KL Rahul in the final game. Ishan, meanwhile, could replace Rishabh Pant.
If Avesh Khan makes an appearance, India will have rookies in all three games of the series; the other two are Venkatesh Iyer (1st T20I) and Harshal Patel (2nd T20I).
November 21, 2021 05:12 PM IS
Will India rest the elderly?
With the series already in the bag, the team could choose to make a number of changes to the XI for the final T20I in Kolkata. KL Rahul participated in the first two games of the series and also played in all games during the T20 World Cup, and will also be present in the next series of tests. Ashwin has also appeared in the T20 WC.
November 21, 2021 05:05 PM IS
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of India vs New Zealand, 3rd Q20 in Kolkata. Rohit Sharma, who got off to a strong start to his full-time captaincy in the shorter format, will be looking for a clean sweep.
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