Rohit Sharma became the top run-scorer in global T20s.
NEW ZEALAND BOWLING: Southee 4-0-34-0, Kuggeleijn 3.5-0-32-0, Ferguson 4-0-31-1, Santner 2-0-16-0, Sodhi 4-0-31-1, Mitchell 1-0-15-1. Krunal Pandya was the pick of the bowlers from the Indian side.
The young Vijay Shankar was dismissed by Mitchell for 14 and then Rishabh Pant 40 (28)* and MS Dhoni 20 (17)* scored valuable cameo knocks staying firm without losing further wickets, and their unbeaten knocks lead India to 162/3, and a victory by 7 wickets with 7 balls to spare.After losing the first T20, India leveled the T20 series 1-1 with this victory.
During the New Zealand's innings, Dary Mitchell was given LBW out in a Krunal Pandya's over despite hotspot showing a clear inside edge on his bat before the ball hit the pads.
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Talking about the match, India sealed a 159-run chase in the penultimate over of the match without much discomfort.
The decider of the series will be played in Wellington on Sunday.
Krunal, Rohit fire India to series-levelling win.
The Black Caps had severe objections to a controversial umpiring decision in last night's twenty20 against India, but they had little cause for complaint about the final result.
With the former India captain playing the role of mentor at the other end, the 44-run stand was very significant as Indian cricket slowly moves towards a change of guard. "It was slightly more tricky to bat, but 20 more runs at the death would have been better", said New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. They came into this game to win and that's what they ended the game with.
Predicted Playing XI: Colin Munro, Tom Seifert, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchel Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, and Lockie Ferguson.