new Delhi: The Indian team has won three consecutive T20 matches in New Zealand. Now he is ready for the fourth match from the host team. This match is to be played on Friday (31 January). The Indian team, which has taken a 3-0 lead in the series, will now go on to pursue its victory in the fourth match. On the other hand, this series has now become a battle of honor for New Zealand. She would like to reduce the margin of defeat by winning the rest of the match. Live Updates and Scorecard
India gave Challenging target to New Zealand
India has given New Zealand a target of 166 runs to win. He scored 165 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs.
Manish Pandey's Fifty
Manish Pandey has completed the fifty by taking one run at longon.
Yuzvendra Chahal is out after scoring just one run. He is the eighth Indian to be dismissed. He was caught by keeper Seifert on a Saudi ball. India: 143/8 (17.5 overs)
Shardul Thakur out
Shardul Thakur is out after scoring 20 runs off 15 balls. He sat on a high shot trying to play a big shot off Bennett. Kiwi captain Tim Southee took his easy catch at mid-on. Thakur shared a 43-run partnership with Manish Pandey before being dismissed. India: 131/7 (16.3 overs)
India's 112/6 runs in 15 overs.
India have scored 112 runs for six wickets in 15 overs. Manish Pandey is playing 24 and Shardul Thakur scoring 11 runs. India: 112/6 (15 overs)
Indian team in trouble after losing sixth wicket
Indian batsmen are making the adage of Ayaram and Gayaram today. New Zealand has also taken India's sixth wicket. Washington became the sixth victim of beautiful New Zealand. They could not even open an account. He was bowled by Mitchell Santner. India: 88/6 (11.3 overs)
Shivam too Dubey also out
India is getting shocks at frequent intervals. Shivam Dubey is also out after KL Rahul. Shivam scored 12 runs off 9 balls. He was caught by Tom Bruce on Sodhi's ball. India: 84/5 (10.2 overs)
KL Rahul also out
KL Rahul, running in form and playing fiercely, has also lost his wicket. He caught a catch at midwicket off the leg spinner Ish Sodhi. It was a shortpitch ball that could be played anywhere. But Rahul went in search of sixes and was given wickets. He scored 39 runs off 26 balls. Rahul hit three fours and two sixes. India: 75/4 (8.4 overs)
Third blow to india
India has lost the third wicket too quickly. After Sanju Samson and Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer has also lost a quick wicket. He was caught by leg-spinner Ish Sodhi at the hands of wicketkeeper Tim Seifert. Iyer could score only one run. India: 52/3 (6.3 overs)
Captain Kohli returned to the pavilion
Indian captain Virat Kohli is also out early. Captain Virat Kohli is also out early. He could only score 11 runs. Kohli hit two consecutive fours off the ball of Hamish Bennett in the fifth over of the match and then caught the cover on the next ball. Mitchell Santner dived and caught his brilliant catch. India: 48/2 (4.3 overs)
India's 40 runs scored
India have scored 40 runs after losing one wicket in 4 overs. KL Rahul is playing 24 and Virat Kohli scored 3 runs. He could only score 11 runs. Kohli hit two consecutive fours off the ball of Hamish Bennett in the fifth over of the match and then caught the cover on the next ball. Mitchell Santner dived and caught his brilliant catch. India: 40/1 (4 overs)
Sanju Samson out
Sanju Samson could not take advantage of the opportunity once again. They lost wickets in the second over trying to make a big shot. He scored eight runs off 5 balls. It includes a six. He was caught by Mitchell Santner off Scott Kugline. India: 14/1 (1.3 overs)
Sanju Samson gets a chance to open
Sanju Samson has been given a chance in this match. He has got to open with KL Rahul.
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The teams are as follows:
India (Playing XI): India: Virat Kohli (captain), Sanju Samson, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Shivam Dubey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.
New Zealand (Playing XI): Tim Southee (captain), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Darryl Mitchell, Tim Seifert (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Santner, Scott Kugline, Hamish Benete, Ish Sodhi.
India made 3 changes
The Indian team is going down in this match with three changes. He has given rest to Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Shami and Ravindra Jadeja. All three have been replaced by Sanju Samson, Navdeep Saini and Washington Sundar.
Will not play williamson
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is not playing in this match due to injury. He scored 95 runs in the last match. New Zealand has made 2 changes in their playing eleven.
New Zealand won the toss
New Zealand has won the toss. He has decided to field first.
Teams will be selected from these:
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Sanju Samson, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dubey, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur.
New Zealand: Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Tom Bruce, Scott Kuglejin, Darryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wicketkeeper), Hamish Benete, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Blair Ticker.
Fourth t20 match today
The fourth match between India and New Zealand will be played on Friday (29 January). The match will begin in Wellington T20I at 12.30 pm (Indian time). The Indian team is ahead 3–0 in the series after winning the first three matches.