Hello and welcome to sportstar’s highlights of the third and final T20 between India and New Zealand.


February 01, 2023 22:37

Indian skipper Hardik Pandya is adjudged the player of the series. The Gujarat Giants captain amassed 66 runs and has five wickets under his belt

February 01, 2023 22:35

Shubman Gill for his unbeaten 126 off just 63 deliveries

February 01, 2023 22:09
NZ 66 allout in 12.1 overs

Umran into the attack. WICKET STRAIGHTAWAY!!! UMRAN DISMISSES MITCHELL AND INDIA REGISTERS A MASSIVE 168-run WIN. This is New Zealand’s third lowest T20 score. Meanwhile, India recorded its biggest ever T20I win against a Test playing nation! What a match! - Read the full match report here

February 01, 2023 22:06
NZ 66/9 in 12 overs

Hardik resumes. Single off the first ball and four dots to follow. WICKET!! Short and kept to the leg stump, Tickner tries for a pickup shot but top edges it to Kishan who completes the catch comfortably. Wonderful over just one run and a wicket

Blair Tickner cIshan Kishan b Pandya 1

February 01, 2023 22:01
NZ 65/8 in 11 overs

Mavi continues. And Mitchell continues his onslaught. Short and Mitchell hits it through the line for a SIX! Change of ball in progress. Nine runs off that over

February 01, 2023 21:52
NZ 56/8 in 10 overs

Skipper Hardik is back into the attack, replaces Kuldeep. WICKET!! FERGUSON WALKS BACK FOR A DUCK! Full length, outside off, Ferguson looks to loft it but it goes sraight to Umran at mid-wicket. Three runs and a wicket

Lockie Ferguson c Umran Malik b Pandya 0

February 01, 2023 21:45
NZ 53/6 in 9 overs

Shivam Mavi comes in. A couple of singles first up. Short and WIDE down the legside. WICKET! Takes pace off the ball, short and tempts Santner to go for a big shot and the NZ skipper falls for the trap, hooks it straight to SKY in the deep who takes a very well judged catch! Sodhi comes in at 8. AND HE DEPARTS WITHOUT DISTURBING THE SCORERS! Short of a length outside off and Sodhi mishits it straight to Tripathi! Dot to finish. Three runs and two wickets!

Mitchell Santner c Yadav b Shivam Mavi 13 (13b 1x4 0x6 )

Ish Sodhi c Tripathi b Shivam Mavi 0

February 01, 2023 21:40
NZ 50/4 in 8 overs

Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack. Mitchell comes down the track and smacks a SIX over long-on! Three runs in the final delivery. 12 off that over

February 01, 2023 21:35
NZ 38/4 in 7 overs

Umran continues. Santner welcomes him back with a FOUR through the cover region! Pulled away on the onside for a couple to finish. Eight from it

February 01, 2023 21:31
NZ 30/4 in 6 overs

Arshdeep resumes. Couple of dots to start. Daryl Mitchell eases the pressure, slogs it for a SIX over mid-off! Eight runs off that over

February 01, 2023 21:20
NZ 22/4 in 5 overs

Umran Malik gets his first over, replaces Hardik. UMRAN STRIKES!! Full and fast, you miss I hit kind of a delivery, Bracewell attempts to go across the line but makes a mess out of it. Down the legside, looks like Santner has edged it, umpire signals out. Santner goes for DRS and replay shows there was no bat involved WIDE, Santner survives! Just a wide and a wicket in that over

Michael Bracewell b Umran Malik 8 (8b 0x4 1x6 )

February 01, 2023 21:18
NZ 21/3 in 4 overs

Arshdeep continues. Mitchell is trapped leg before, huge appeal from Arshdeep but the umpire is unmoved. India opts for DRS but replay shows the ball pitching outside leg, umpire’s decision stands. Mitchell lofts the last ball for a FOUR! Eight runs off that over

February 01, 2023 21:10
NZ 13/4 in 3 overs

Hardik back into the attack. WICKET! NEW ZEALAND FOUR DOWN! This is the exact replica of the first wicket! Hardik dismisses Phillips. Short and through the legside, Bracelwell hooks it for a SIX! Eight runs and a wicket.

Glenn Phillips c Yadav b Pandya 2 (7b)

February 01, 2023 21:00
5/3 in 2 overs

Arshdeep into the attack. WICKET OFF THE FIRST BALL! CONWAY DEPARTS! Soft dismissal, short of a length, Conway could’ve one anywhere but hits it straight to Hardik at mid-on! WICKET! Cutter slightly angling away, Chapman checks his shot at the last moment and it takes a nick as Kishan completes the catch. What an over, just one run conceeded and two wickets picked!

Devon Conway c Pandya b Arshdeep Singh 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 )

Mark Chapman c Ishan Kishan b Arshdeep Singh 0

February 01, 2023 20:57
NZ 4/1 in 1 over

Hardik opens with the ball. Starts off with a dot, to the pads and Allen hits it back to Pandya. Couple of runs and Allen gets the scoreboard ticking. Short and wide outside off, Allen tries to loft it but takes an edge, SURYAKUMAR YADAV GRABS A STUNNER at slips! Chapman is the new batter in. Brilliant first over, four runs and a wicket!

February 01, 2023 20:52
New Zealand about the begin the chase

Devon Conway and Finn Allen are in the middle to open for the Blackcaps. Hardik will bowl the first over

February 01, 2023 20:51
Shubman Gill shines!

Shubman Gill scored his maiden T20I century in India’s third match against New Zealand and in process registered the highest individual score by an Indian in the format. Read the full story here

February 01, 2023 20:34
IND 234/4 in 20 overs

Daryl Mitchell is in for the last over. WICKET! Off the first delivery, Pandya departs and that will be the end of this amazing partnership. Couple of runs off the next delvery. Short and Mitchell takes pace off the ball, Gill slashes but misses. NZ opts for a DRS, but the no noise, Gill is safe. WIDE! Hooda settles for one. What a final over!! A wicket and six runs coming off it. India finishes at 234/4 in 20 overs.

Hardik Pandya c Bracewell b Mitchell 30 (17b 4x4 1x6 )

February 01, 2023 20:32
IND 228/3 in 19 overs

Lister replaces Tickner. Yorking length and Hardik digs it towards deep for a single. Gill motors on! Gets another FOUR! Gill lofts it right over Lister’s head, Bracewell comes close to bagging another stunner but drops it at the last moment. Full delivery, Gill slaps it straight for a FOUR! Juicy full toss and Gill carves it for a maximum. SIX! to finish. 17 off that over

February 01, 2023 20:24
IND 211/3 in 18 overs

Ferguson comes in. FOUR OFF THE FIRST BALL AND GILL GETS TO HIS MAIDEN T20 CENTURY IN STYLE, becomes only the fifth Indian to score a T20 century. Length ball and Gill just feasts on it, SIX. FOUR! This time its the skipper, he drags it against the line and it takes a very thick edge and races towards the boundary. 18 from that over

February 01, 2023 20:22
IND 193/3 in 17 overs

Tickner to Gill and he continues where he left off, punches a SIX over long on! Gill into the 90s with a FOUR, full and wide, Gill reaches for it and guides it towards the boundary. WIDE! Pressure on the bowler. SIX yet again! TIckner bowls chest height and Gill pulls it over mid wicket for a maximum. Gets a single. WIDE! Turning out to be a very expensive over. In the air throught the covers and it races to the boundary for a FOUR! 23 from that over! massive

February 01, 2023 20:15
IND 170/3 in 16 overs

Lister comes back, replaces Ferguson. A cutter on the legs, Gill smokes it for a massive SIX! This is pure carnage from Gill, another SIX and this time it comes of an elegant flick. Gill slashes at the ball, takes an edge, in the air and falls safe. 14 off that over

February 01, 2023 20:10
IND 156/3 in 15 overs

Santner replaces Tickner. Slightly full Hardik goes against the turn with a straight bat and lofts it for a FOUR! Kept low and wide, Gill slaps it through point for a FOUR! 12 from that over

February 01, 2023 20:07
IND 144/3 in 14 over

Ferguson back, replaces Santner. Takes the pace off and bowls a short one, Gill pulls it for a SIX! Single to follow. Hardik this time, FOUR! Finn Allen dives full length but in vain as the ball races away to the boundary, shows the nature of this outfield. 13 from that over

February 01, 2023 19:59
IND 131/3 in 13 overs

Tickner is back, replaces Sodhi. Short and to the kneeroll, easy pickings for Suryakumar as he plays a pick-up shot for a SIX! BRACEWELL TAKES A BLINDER TO DISMISS SKY! Bowled full SKY attempts to hit it against the line but miscues it towards mid-on.Hardik joins Gill and the crowd goes wild! A wicket and 13 runs from that over

Suryakumar Yadav c Bracewell b Tickner 24 (13b 1x4 2x6 )

February 01, 2023 19:55
IND 118/2 in 12 overs

Santner resumes. Gill gets a single and that brings up his 50, brilliant innings from the opener! Just six from the over, Santner’s stranglehold in Indian batters continue.

February 01, 2023 19:52
IND 112/2 in 11 overs

Sodhi in to bowl the 11th. Suryakumar clears his front leg and goes across the line to dispach it for a SIX! Couple of runs to follow. 10 from the over

February 01, 2023 19:46
IND 102/2 in 10 overs

Santner continues. Single off the first ball. Slightly fuller, SKY tries to sweep but is beaten as the ball misses both the stumps and the keeper, bye. Gill comes down the wicket and lofts it for a FOUR! Eight off that over. DRINKS

February 01, 2023 19:39
IND 94/2 in 9 overs

Sodhi resumes. Tosses up first ball and Tripathi attacks straightaway, smashes it for a massive SIX through the covers. On the leg stump, Tripathi kneels down and clubs it straight to Ferguson, OUT! Suryakumar Yadav is in at number four. Sodhi bowls a bit wider and SKY cuts it through extra covers for a FOUR! Single and Suryakumar will retain strike. A wicket and 13 overs form that over

Rahul Tripathi c Ferguson b Sodhi 44 (22b 4x4 3x6 ) SR: 200

February 01, 2023 19:37
IND 81/1 in 8 overs

Skipper Santner finally comes to bowl. Gill starts with a single. Short ball and Tripathi kneels down and scoops it for a FOUR! BOOM! Dances down the track and smokes it straight for a SIX! Gets to his highest score in T20s for India. 12 from that over

February 01, 2023 19:34
IND 69/1 in 7 overs

Ish Sodhi is into the attack. Pitched up, Tripathi lofts it through the covers and slogs it for a FOUR! A single and two runs to follow. Sodhi keeps it straight, Tripathi decides to play a very late shot, helps it towards third man for a couple of runs. 11 from that over

February 01, 2023 19:30
IND 58/1 in 6 overs

Final over of the powerplay and Ferguson resumes. Pitched up and Tripathi makes room for himself and smashes it for a FOUR! Tripathi on a roll, on the pads fast and full, Tripathi just helps it for a SIX! WIDE down the legside. Sensible, takes a single. Gill slashes and misses, dot. Short and wide, Tripathi takes a swing, top edged but dropped! 14 from the over

February 01, 2023 19:24
IND 44/1 in 5 overs

Tickner gets his first over. Tripathi gets a quick single. On the pads, Gill plays a pick up short over mid wicket for FOUR! Through the covers this time and its the same result again, FOUR! Back of a length and Gill dispatches it for a FOUR yet again! 14 from that over

February 01, 2023 19:18
IND 30/1 in 4 overs

Lister is brought back, replaces Bracewell. Santner continues to gamble constantly with the bowlers as he has done in the last two matches. Good strategy as it keeps the batters guessing. Two dots to start. Shot and slow, Tripathi tries to hook it but it takes a top edge, thankfully falls out of reach of the fielder at short mid-wicket. Just five from that over

February 01, 2023 19:14
IND 25/1 in 3 overs

Ferguson is into the attack, replaces Lister. Full and wide, Tripathi shows his finnesse as he gets on his knees and scoops it for a FOUR! Cramped for room but Gill finds a way to cut it through the covers for another FOUR! Nothing wrong with the ball though. Quick leg-bye of the next delivery. Single to finish. 11 from that over

February 01, 2023 19:07
IND 14/1 in 2 overs

Michael Bracewell is in for the next over. Opens with a dot. WICKET! Kishan is trapped leg before! He decides to opt for DRS but the decision stands as the ball seems to clip the bails. Rahul Tripathi is in at three. Couple of singles to follow. Short delivery and Tripathi slaps it to the deep on the backfoot for a single as he gets off the mark. Gill finishes with a FOUR. Eight from the over and a wicket

Ishan Kishan lbw b Bracewell 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) SR: 33.33

February 01, 2023 19:02
IND 6/0 in 1 over

Ben Lister to Ishan Kishan. Starts of with a shortish delivery, Kishan checks his shot but misses, dot to start things off. Full and wide, Kishan guides it towards third man for a single. Gill gets off the mark with a stylish drive for a FOUR through covers! Single to finish. Six from the over

February 01, 2023 19:00
Moments away from the start

Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan open for India. Debutant Ben Lister will bowl the first over.

February 01, 2023 18:45
Women’s u-19 champions are at the Narendra Modi stadium

Batting icon Sachin Tendulkar and ACC president Jay Shah are here to felicitate the Indian U-19 women’s cricket team for winning the inaugural ICC U-19 T20 World Cup.

February 01, 2023 18:42
Dream 11 fantasy prediction

Wicketkeepers: Devon Conway

Batters: Suryakumar Yadav (C), Shubman Gill, Glenn Phillips, Rahul Tripathi

All-rounders: Mitchell Santner, Washington Sundar (VC), Hardik Pandya

Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Lockie Ferguson

Team Composition: NZ 4:7 IND Credits Left: 12.0

February 01, 2023 18:42
SKY retains top spot

India’s Suryakumar Yadav continued his stay at the top in the ICC rankings released earlier today. Read the full story here

February 01, 2023 18:37
Lister gets his first New Zealand cap

Ben Lister is in for the Kiwis, he replaces Jacob Duffy

February 01, 2023 18:34
Umran in place of Chahal

Umran Malik replaces Yuzvendra Chahal in the Indian playing 11

February 01, 2023 18:32
India opts to bat first!

Hardik wins the toss and has elected to bat first!

February 01, 2023 18:27

Team winning the toss will look to bowl first as the pitch will assist the batters as the game progresses. Overall a batting friendly pitch is what it looks like, says Ajit Agarkar.

February 01, 2023 18:11
Ahmedabad gears up for the decider!
February 01, 2023 18:02
Run it back

India vice-captain Suryakumar Yadav makes his return to the venue where he made his international debut, in a T20I against England nearly a couple of years ago. Read the full story here

February 01, 2023 17:49

India: WLWLW

New Zealand: LWTLL

February 01, 2023 17:39
The squads

India: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Jitesh Sharma, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, and Prithvi Shaw.

New Zealand: Mitchell Santner (Captain), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver, Devon Conway, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Lister, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Rippon, Henry Shipley, Ish Sodhi, and Blair Tickner.

February 01, 2023 17:30
Streaming information

The third T20I between India and New Zealand will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network. and can also be live streamed on Disney+ Hotstar

February 01, 2023 17:25
Match preview

India’s proud record of staying unbeaten in the last 12 bilateral T20I home series will be tested when the side takes on New Zealand in the third and final match here on Wednesday.

With the scoreline tied at 1-1, both teams will go all out in this series decider.

The atmosphere should be electric, given that a sell-out crowd is expected to pack the massive Narendra Modi Stadium here.

For New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson, who turned out for Gujarat Titans in the IPL last year, this is a return to familiar territory.

“Indian crowds are unmatched. Their love for the game stands out. Even when we get a wicket off a good ball, they clap. It’s the same when we hit a six or four,” Ferguson said in a press conference here on Tuesday.

“For some of our young guys like Ben Lister, to come to the biggest ground in the world is a special feeling. It’s very exciting,” Ferguson said.

It remains to be seen if the pitch is in line with what the Indian team favours. Captain Hardik Pandya was unhappy with the surfaces used in the first two T20Is, where batters struggled to find rhythm.

Recent numbers from the Narendra Modi Stadium do not paint an encouraging picture for batters. The IPL final, held here in May last year, produced a low-scoring affair. It was an all-round performance from Hardik, incidentally, which helped Gujarat Titans edge out Rajasthan Royals.

The last international match played at the venue, an ODI where India defended 265 to win by 96 runs, was no run fest either.

The home team will be concerned about the form of its top-order batters - Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi. Gill has been unable to replicate the tremendous touch he showed in the preceding ODIs. Kishan and Tripathi have looked unconvincing, and have wasted chances to make a mark.

If a change in the eleven is warranted, Mumbai opener Prithvi Shaw could get a look in.

The Indian team, which won the ICC Women’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa a few days ago, will be honoured here before the start of the match.

Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar and BCCI office-bearers will felicitate the team members, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah stated on Twitter.

-Ashwin Achal