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India vs New Zealand 2017 series comprises of three ODI and three T20Is starting October 22

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Dhulaai Ke Baad Silaai, Says Virender Sehwag After India Seal T20I Series

With India sealing the three-match T20 International series against New Zealand on Wednesday (November 7), former India opener Virender Sehwag came up with a not so Sehwag-like reply for Ross Taylor’s ‘darji’ message before the series-decider.

Taylor had taken the banter that had started between him and Sehwag during the ODI series to a different level with a hilarious message before the final T20I.

Posting a picture to his Instagram account of him sitting outside a closed tailor’s shop, Taylor wrote: “@virendersehwag #Rajkot mein match k baad, #darji (Tailor) Ki dukaan band. Agli silai #Trivandrum mein hogi… Zaroor Aana. #India #IndvNZ. (The ‘darji’ (Tailor) shop in Rajkot is shut after the game. The next stitching will happen in Trivandrum. Please do come.).”

Ross Taylor has responded in grand style to Virender Sehwag’s ‘darji’ (Tailor) comment but the former Indian cricket team dasher has come up with a unique request involving an Aadhaar card.

Later, Sehwag had expressed his surprise over Taylor’s tweet and had gone on to ask the  Unique Identification Authority Of India (UIDAI) to enquire whether Taylor could be granted an Aadhaar card on the back of his impeccable Hindi, leaving the fans in split.

The swashbuckling opener has now extended the ‘darji’ banter on Twitter after India’s narrow win in the third and final T20I in Thiruvananthapuram. At the same time, Sehwag also refrained from taking a dig at the ‘nice guys’ from New Zealand after their loss.

“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,” Sehwag tweeted after the game concluded following a lengthy delay due to rain (which Sehwag referred as dhulaai)  .

Meanwhile, India beat the Kiwis by 6 runs to seal the deal. Batting first in the rain-curtailed tie which was reduced to 8-overs per side, India posted 67 for 5 with Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey and Hardik Pandya being the major contributors.

Dhulaai Ke Baad Silaai, Says Virender Sehwag After India Seal T20I Series 1
India beat the Kiwis by 6 runs to win the series (Credits: BCCI)

In reply, New Zealand rarely looked in contention to chase down the total after losing both of their openers cheaply and eventually finished on 61 for 6.

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India V New Zealand, 3rd ODI: Terrific Bowling Performance Gives India Nail Biting Victory in Rain-Curtailed Match

Team India completed yet another series victory at home after completing a thrilling six runs victory against the Kiwis in the deciding ODI at Thiruvananthapuram. Persistent rains didn’t allow play to start on time. The groundsmen did a terrific job to make the match possible as the pundits had already ruled out any chances of the match.

Despite scoring only 67 in their eight overs, the Indian bowlers did a commendable job to restrict the Kiwis to just 61 in their eight overs. Yuzvendra Chahal was the star for India despite not bagging a wicket as he conceded only eight runs in his two overs. It was Hardik Pandya who eventually held his nerves in the final over and handed India a sensational six runs victory to take the series 2-1.

It was a rain-curtailed game which was reduced to 8 overs a game affair. Kiwis skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and asked the hosts to bat. India scored seven runs in the opening over, but Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma fell in quick succession which never allowed the hosts to go for the onslaught.

India V New Zealand, 3rd ODI: Terrific Bowling Performance Gives India Nail Biting Victory in Rain-Curtailed Match 2Boundaries didn’t come on a consistent basis, but India continued the ones and the twos. Captain Kohli smashed a six and a four before falling cheaply to Ish Sodhi. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Eventually, the men in Blue huffed and puffed their way to 67 in their allotted eight overs. It was a not a match-winning total under any stress of imagination, but at least they could compete with the total.

The Indian bowlers did something better than their counterparts and made full use of the useful pitch conditions. The ball didn’t come on to the bat the way the batsmen would have liked, and that didn’t allow any of the Kiwis batsmen to hit the big shots. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bagged the wicket of Martin Guptill with a beautiful knuckle-ball which beat him on the outside and castled his timbers.

India V New Zealand, 3rd ODI: Terrific Bowling Performance Gives India Nail Biting Victory in Rain-Curtailed Match 3Leggie Yuzvendra Chahal was the best bowler for India despite not getting any wickets. In an eight-over game, he only conceded 8 in his two overs which were magnificent from the hosts. Kuldeep Yadav who made a comeback in the match was entrusted to bowl the 5th over. He went for a six of Colin de Granhomme for a six over the long-on region, but two wickets fell in that over.

One was in the form of a sensational run out by Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep bagged the wicket of Glenn Philips. Chahal bowled an exciting 6th over where he merely conceded nine runs which left the Kiwis needing 29 to win off the last two. Bumrah was given the penultimate over, and he did justice to his reputation. Despite a conceding an extra he conceded ten runs which were good given the scenario of the match.

Hardik Pandya was entrusted with the final over. Despite going for a huge six in the 3rd delivery of Colin de Granhomme, Pandya held his nerves and bowled some good deliveries which eventually kept the Kiwis 6 runs short of the Indian total.

Jasprit Bumrah. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
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Jasprit Bumrah Shines, as he Hands India their First Series Win Against New Zealand

In what was going to be an enthralling encounter, rain played a spoilsport at Thiruvananthapuram as the series decider was reduced to eight overs per side. Defending a moderate target of 68 runs, the Indian bowlers did a terrific job as they restrict the New Zealand side to win the series 2-1 in an exciting encounter. This is the second T20I series win for India under the leadership of Virat Kohli.

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Kane Williamson chose to bowl first winning the toss to exploit the advantages of a wet outfield. Trying to hit the ball from the word go, India kept losing wickets at regular intervals and failed to get the momentum going. With a quota of 2 overs each, Tim Southee was the pick of the bowlers removing both the openers cheaply. Only three batsmen managed to reach the double-figure mark as India posted 67 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in a wicket which was difficult to bat on. Manish Pandey managed to score 17 runs with the help of one four and six each.

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With the required-rate of 8.5 runs per over, New Zealand lost both their openers by the score of 8 runs as Jasprit Bumrah, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar was on target once again. The bowlers put up a good show as the New Zealand batsmen found it hard to score runs. Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal were the picks of the bowlers giving away only 9 and eight runs respectively as Bumrah picked up two important wickets of Colin Munro and Henry Nicholls. With 18 runs from the last over, Hardik Pandya defended the score as the New Zealand side fell short by six runs in a short and exciting match.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Backs, Jasprit Bumrah, Confidence, Death Bowling, India Vs New Zealand,
Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Jasprit Bumrah once again proved why he so highly rated at a young age. The ICC no 1 T20I bowler picked up two crucial wickets including last match hero Colin Munro. Giving away nine runs with dot balls, Bumrah showed his class as he was adjudged both the man of the match and series award.

Bumrah while talking to Sanjay Manjrekar at the post-match presentation ceremony said,

“It was a good day. Slower delivery was gripping, so we wanted to stick to a basic plan. I and Bhuvi had a chat before the innings. After watching the first innings, we saw them bowling slower deliveries, but our balls weren’t gripping, so we had to bowl it back of a length and mix them with yorkers. I wasn’t thinking too much, just focusing on every ball and on executing them.”

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IND Vs NZ 2017: “Ever since the ODIs started, we expected them to get a good fight”- Virat Kohli

India clinched the three match T20 series 2-1 as they defeated New Zealand in the third T20 at Thiruvananthapuram. The match was affected by rain and it was reduced to an eight over per side. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first on a pitch which had something to offer for the spinners. India scored 67/5 in their allotted eight overs.

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Image Courtesy: @BCCI

Indian openers were dismissed cheaply as they tried to accelerate early in the innings. Manish Pandey who came into the side in place of Axar Patel top scored for the Indian team. Pandey faced 11 deliveries for his 17 runs. Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli also made some contributions with 14 and 13 runs respectively. Ish Sodhi picked up two wickets for the Kiwis but gave away 23 runs in his two overs.

Jasprit Bumrah was again the pick of the bowlers for the Indian team as he picked up two wickets and gave away 9 runs in his two overs. Grandhomme scored 17 runs and was the only Kiwi batsman who looked in some touch. New Zealand scored 53/7 in their eight overs.

Here is what Virat Kohli said at the post-match presentation-:

“I think we were really happy to get a game. This crowd deserved to watch same action. Ever since the ODIs started, we expected them to give a good fight. We were nervous to start here, with the damp pitch. We thought if we can take the runrate up, it’s not going to be so easy. Rohit and MS came up with Bumrah bowling the second last, and Hardik bowled the last over well. When Hardik got hurt, I was.. God forbid if I had to bowl the last four balls (chuckles). We have won a few on the tro and it makes us very proud. This stadium is beautiful, the outfield wonderful and the crowd made it special.”

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IND Vs NZ 2017: “Shame to not get across the line in this decider”- Kane Williamson

India defeated New Zealand in the third T20 by six runs as India clinches another limited-overs series at home. The match was affected by rain, and it was reduced to an eight-over per side. India won the three-match T20 series 2-1. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first on a pitch which had something to offer for the spinners. India scored 67/5 in their allotted eight overs.

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Image Courtesy: @BCCI

Indian openers were dismissed cheaply as they tried to accelerate early in the innings. Manish Pandey who came into the side in place of Axar Patel top scored for the Indian team. Pandey faced 11 deliveries for his 17 runs. Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli also made some contributions with 14 and 13 runs respectively. Ish Sodhi picked up two wickets for the Kiwis but gave away 23 runs in his two overs.

New Zealand scored 53/7 in their eight overs. Jasprit Bumrah was again the pick of the bowlers for the Indian team as he picked up two wickets and gave away nine runs in his two overs. Grandhomme scored 17 runs and was the only Kiwi batsman who looked in some touch.

Here is what Kane Williamson said at the post-match presentation-:

“It’s quite hard to know a good first inn score. Credit to the groundstaffa nd what an amazing staff. Glad to get some cricket. Tricky surface and runs on board on that surface was handy. It came down to the couple of deliveries. Shame to not get across the line in this decider. As soon as you ran your fingers on the ball, it made life difficult. ]In this part of the world, wickets can be flat. We showed good fight. You have to be on top of their game to win here, they are one of the best teams in the world. I think there have been number of strides forward for us. Fairly new group and it’s not easy, guys coming here for the first or second time. It’s a tough place to play.”   

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IND vs NZ 3rd T20I: Twitter Reacts As Hosts Beat Kiwis In A Thriller To Seal Series

Riding on a brilliant effort from the bowlers and the fielders, India defeated New Zealand by 6 runs in the third and final T20I in Thiruvananthapuram to seal the series 2-1.

Defending a modest 68, Team India came out all guns blazing and even before New Zealand could settle down, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah had dismissed Martin Guptill and Colin Munro respectively inside two overs.

Kane Williamson and Glenn Phillips then stopped the rot for a while, but India strengthened its grip on the game when the former was run-out before the latter was sent back by Kuldeep Yadav on the very next ball in the fifth over with only 28 runs on the board. The Kiwis never looked in contention barring the last over to chase down the total and eventually managed to score 61 for 6.

Earlier, New Zealand bowlers put up yet another disciplined performance to restrict the formidable Indian batting lineup to 67 for 5. The Men in Blue began the proceedings in disastrous fashion as both of their openers-Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan- were dismissed by Trent Boult on successive deliveries in the second over. Handy knocks from Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, and Hardik Pandya then propelled the hosts to a challenging total.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the game:

https://twitter.com/sagarcasm/status/927949466832748549

https://twitter.com/MohammadKaif/status/927947692507926528

https://twitter.com/sagarcasm/status/927935435350843392

 

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Watch: Stunning Acrobatic Effort From Mitchell Santner To Dismiss Manish Pandey

The first two-matches of the ongoing three-match T20I series between India and New Zealand had seen a below par fielding performance from both the sides with a few catches going down and one player who had endured a terrible time on the field was Mitchell Santner.

The New Zealand spinner had dropped quite a few catches in the second game in Rajkot and prior to the series-decider, he had said that his team would like to put a good performance in the field.

“Yeah I mean it. We pride ourselves on our fielding. In the heat of the battle, we don’t want to be dropping catches. A couple of dropped catches have been crucial. We have to put up a good performance in the field,” Santner had said.

Well, Santner not only remained true to his words but exceeded the expectations with a stunning catch near the boundary line. With the game reduced to 8 overs per side due to rain, New Zealand came out full of intent as the bowlers were well-backed by the fielders before Santner’s stunning effort provided the icing on the cake.

In the last over of the Indian innings, Manish Pandey went for a big shot as he cleared his front leg and hit the Trent Boult delivery towards the cow corner. The ball was looking primed to cross the boundary but Santner had some other plans. The spin bowler came running from long-on, jumped his time to perfection and threw himself grabbing the ball air-borne before throwing the ball to Colin de Grandhomme who too came running from deep mid-wicket.

Here is a clip of that wicket:

https://twitter.com/84107010ghwj/status/927942636995883008

 

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IND vs NZ 3rd T20I: Twitter Reacts As Visitors Restrict Hosts To Modest Total

New Zealand bowlers came up with yet another disciplined bowling performance as the world number one T20I side restricted India to 67 for 5 in the rain-curtailed third and final game in Thiruvananthapuram which has been reduced to 8 overs per side.

After being asked to bat first, Indian openers- Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were well contained by Trent Boult in the very first over as the duo collected seven runs. With the rain not allowing the batsmen to play the shots, the duo failed to get going and were dismissed off consecutive balls by Tim Southee in the third over with just 15 runs on the board.

Virat Kohli hit a four and a six in the fourth over bowled by Ish Sodhi but perished in the same over while trying to play a big shot. Manish Pandey played some big shots to accelerate the run-rate, but the hosts suffered yet another setback when Ish Sodhi accounted for Shreyas Iyer for just 6. By the time the sixth over ended, India huffed and puffed to 50 for the loss for four wickets. The Men in Blue eventually managed to put up 67 in the series-decider.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the innings:

https://twitter.com/sagarcasm/status/927935435350843392

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IND Vs NZ 2017: Third T20 Toss Report

New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first.

The three-match T20 series is currently tied at 1-1, and both the teams go into the final T20 under pressure. New Zealand won the previous T20 by 40 runs, and the Kiwis entirely out powered the Indian team. The Indian middle order struggled during the last T20 as both the openers also failed. Only Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni had respectable scores to their name.

Virat Kohli:

We would have bowled first, looks like a damp wicket, there was no sun and there’s some moisture on the surface. We will have to put up a big score and then restrict them. The crowd has waited patiently and deserve to see a game. Two changes, Axar and Siraj miss out, Manish Pandey and Kuldeep are in

Kane Williamson:

We will bowl first. Not sure about the surface, it’s an 8-over game, but at the end of the day, the better team will win. It’s a decider, we have to show plenty of intensity with the ball. One change, Tim Southee replaces Adam Milne.

Playing XI-:

India:

Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal,

New Zealand:

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Tom Bruce, Glenn Philips, Henry Nicholls, Colin De Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Backs, Jasprit Bumrah, Confidence, Death Bowling, India Vs New Zealand,
T20Is series decider is slated for November six. Photo Credit: BCCI.
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IND Vs NZ 2017: Third T20 Weather Report

The weather currently in Thiruvananthapuram does not look good as it continues to rain and has been delayed by 25 minutes. The ground staff is confident they can dry out the ground quickly when the rain stops.

The three-match T20 series is currently tied at 1-1, and both the teams go into the final T20 under pressure. New Zealand won the previous T20 by 40 runs, and the Indian team was entirely out powered by the Kiwis. The Indian middle order struggled during the last T20 as both the openers also failed. Only Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni had respectable scores to their name.

Playing XI-:

India:

Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

New Zealand:

Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Tom Bruce, Glenn Philips, Henry Nicholls, Colin De Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.