India in the five-match T20I series against New Zealand has gained the lead of 2-0. At the Eden Park, the Kiwis could not register the win over the visitors. Today (29th January), the two teams will play the third T20I match at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Kane Williamson-led side created the pressure on Men in Blue in the first game as they set a mammoth target of 204 runs. Though, Indian batsmen were successful in chasing down the target in Auckland without any problem.
The highlight of the game was the innings of the middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer, who led India to the finishing point. Also, top-order batsman, Rahul played a crucial part in the game by slamming a fine fifty.
Weather forecast: Will rain play a spoilsport in Hamilton T20I:
Consecutively, in the second T20I at the same venue, Indian bowlers showed their class.
The pacer Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Ravindra Jadeja created the pressure on the Black Caps’ batters while picking one and two wickets respectively.
In the second T20I, the Black Caps set a below-par target of 133 runs which they could not defend either.
Now, India is two games ahead of the host.
New Zealand vs India 2020, 3rd T20I – Weather Forecast: New Zealand will play do or die match:
In Hamilton, it will be important for the Kiwis to win the game. While Virat Kohli and Co. will be looking forward to sealing the series at Seddon Park.
While the host has good records at the Seddon Park as far as shorter formats are concerned. In the nine T20Is so far at this venue, they have managed to win seven of them.
The last time when New Zealand played a T20I game against India at Seddon Park, they won the game by 80 runs.
New Zealand vs India 2020: Weather Report, Hamilton:
According to the weather report, there are chances of rain on the match day. While gradually, the weather improves on the match time. The humidity will be as high as 66 per cent while the wind will blow at a speed of 24 Km/h. The temperature will remain between 17-degree Celsius to 27-degree Celsius