Riding on a brilliant effort from the bowlers and the fielders, India defeated New Zealand by 6 runs in the third and final T20I at Thiruvananthapuram to seal the series 2-1.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 7, 2017
India scored 67/5 batting first, after put in by Blackcaps skipper Kane Williamson. Manish Pandey top scored for India with 17 runs, as Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi picked 2 wickets each.
The pitch was difficult to bat on and the Indian bowlers learned a lot after seeing Kiwi bowlers bowl and they executed the game plan perfectly.
New Zealand could not found a great start in the game as Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah kept the pressure on them with the help of Yuzvendra Chahal.
Colin de Grandhomme tried his best to take the visitors home, but Indian bowlers proved to be too good for Kiwis.
The cricketing world went crazy, first to see the match happen and then after India won the match and series.
Here are some of the best tweets:
My men of the match—the crowd at Thiruvananthapuram. Full house. Waited patiently for hours. Take a bow 🙇
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 7, 2017
✌️💥👌Down & out.
A great home run in 2017 continues. Congrats on another exceptional series victory #TeamIndia. 🇱🇰next😉
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 7, 2017
Dhulaai ke baad silaai, but well played NZ.Never feel very bad losing against NZ because they are such nice guys,but sweet victory for India https://t.co/bpUkjbdzY7
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 7, 2017
India taking Pakistan to number one in the T20 Rankings for the second time in a week. #AmanKiAsha
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) November 7, 2017
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) November 7, 2017
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 7, 2017
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) November 7, 2017
That was top effort winning the t20 series against NZ. Bumrah n Chahal were outstanding. NZ had some good matches too in this trip #IndvsNZ
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 7, 2017
And respect to New Zealand for playing such solid, competitive cricket all through this tour, and with such great spirit.
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) November 7, 2017
Jasprit Bumrah -man of the match as well as series.He has been the find for India in the last two years along with Hardik Pandya#INDvNZT20
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 7, 2017
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) November 7, 2017
— ICC (@ICC) November 7, 2017