New Zealand win by 4 runs, win series 2-1


HAMILTON: Consistent fall of Indian wickets, brilliant bowling on part of New Zealand, and some serious wrong decision making cost India the match by 4 runs against New Zealand and they win the series by 2-1.

Earlier, A brilliant top-order batting display helped New Zealand post a mammoth 212/4 against India in the third and final Twenty20 International match here on Sunday.
Colin Munro's 72 off 40 balls and Tim Seifert's 43-run knock set up a perfect platform for the other batters which helped them post a massive total.

Apart from the duo, Colin de Grandhomme (30) and Kane Williamson (27) also contributed handsomely.

Put in to bat, New Zealand openers Seifert and Munro got off to a flying start, slamming 80 runs in just 7.4 overs before Seifert was stumped by Mahendra Singh Dhoni off chinaman Kuldeep Yadav. In his 25 ball stay, Seifert hit three boundaries and as many sixes.