Team India defeated New Zealand in the third T20 match of the 5-match T20 series. With this, India won the series by 3-0. Winning the first three consecutive matches against New Zealand under the captaincy of Virat, Team India won the T20 series for the first time in New Zealand. This series is of five matches and the next two matches are yet to be played, but Team India has won the series by 3-0.
In this match, Team India batted first and scored 179 runs for five wickets in 20 overs on the basis of Rohit Sharma’s half-century innings. New Zealand had to score 180 runs for victory and host team captain Kane Williamson brought the team closer to victory with his 95-run knock, but when New Zealand needs one run on the last ball of the innings, Mohd. Shami dismissed Ross Taylor to extend the match to a super over.
In the super over, New Zealand scored 17 runs and gave India a target of 18 runs to win and Rohit Sharma hit two sixes in the last two balls of this super over to win this match. Prior to Virat, no Indian captain had won the T20 series in New Zealand and this happened for the first time. Under the captaincy of Virat, the Indian team also managed to win the Test series in Australia last year.