New Delhi. India has captured the T20 series on the basis of Shubman Gill’s century. India defeated New Zealand by 168 runs in the third and final match of the T20 series (IND vs NZ) on Wednesday. This is India’s biggest win in terms of runs. Earlier in 2018, the team had defeated Ireland by 143 runs. His team won the series 2-1. On the basis of Gill’s first century of T20 International, India made a huge score of 234 runs for 4 wickets while playing first. Gill scored an unbeaten 126 off 63 balls. Hit 12 fours and 7 sixes. In response, the New Zealand team was reduced to 66 runs in 12.1 overs. Earlier, India had given a big 3-0 defeat to the Kiwi team in the ODI series. Talking about the year 2023, India won the fourth series in a row. Earlier, the team also won the ODI and T20 series against Sri Lanka.
The visiting New Zealand team never appeared in the match to chase the target. His 5 wickets fell for just 21 runs. 9 batsmen from the team could not touch the double figures. Daryl Mitchell scored the maximum 35 runs. Captain Hardik Pandya took maximum 4 wickets. Apart from this, fast bowlers Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik and Shivam Mavi also got 2-2 wickets.
Ishaan got out cheaply
Earlier, due to Shubman Gill’s first century in T20 International, India scored a huge score of 234 runs for 4 wickets. Gill, continuing his excellent form, scored an unbeaten 126 in just 63 balls with the help of 12 fours and 7 sixes. He thrashed the New Zealand bowlers all around at the Narendra Modi Stadium. After winning the toss, the Indian team did not have a good start and Mitchell Santner played a master stroke by giving Michael Bracewell the second over. The off-spinner also lived up to the trust of his captain and sent Ishaan Kishan to the pavilion on the second ball of the over. Ishaan scored one run.
Rahul also played aggressive innings
Running in form, Gill hit 2 fours on Lockie Ferguson in the next over. He doubled the entertainment for the spectators with hits, drives and pull shots. Gill hit 3 fours on Blair Tickner in the 5th over, making the score 44 for one wicket. Rahul Tripathi (44 runs in 22 balls) also continued the fast pace and hit a four and a six on Ferguson in consecutive balls. Tripathi again hit a four and a six on Santner. He was dismissed by Ish Sodhi.
Shubman Gill crossed the mountain in 15 days, first double hit the first T20 century, ahead of Kohli-Sachin
Gill scored his first T20 half-century in 35 balls by scoring one run off Santner. Gill stood at one end and Suryakumar Yadav (24 runs in 13 balls) was at the crease with him, who also maintained the rhythm of adding runs quickly, but was caught by Bracewell at mid-off in the 13th over. Gill completed his century on the first ball of the 18th over by hitting Ferguson’s ball for a four in the mid-off. Captain Hardik Pandya (30 runs in 17 balls) also did not let the run rate slow down.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 01, 2023, 22:09 IST