India won their third match against New Zealand by a huge margin of 168 runs, India’s opening batter Shubman gill scored his Maiden T20I ton. He scored 126 off 63 deliveries that helped India post a huge total of 234/4. With this victory, the hosts clinched the series by 2-1. Apparently, 168 is the highest margin in the history of this format.
The star of the game Shubman Gill didn’t get a lot of limelight in the first two games but had a spectacular batting show in the third game. Besides him, Rahul Tripathy scored 44 off 22 and Hardik Pandya mustered 30 off 17 balls and India’a favourite Suryakumar Yadav scored 24 in 13 balls.
On the other hand, India’s bowlers like skipper Hardik Pandya scalped four wickets, while Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik scalped two each. By 12.1 overs, the kiwis were bundled out notching up only 66 runs. But things weren’t always rosy from the beginning. India won the toss and decided to bat first and Ishan Kisan got dismissed scoring a single run. His wicket was taken by Michael Bracewell in the second over.
Daryl Mitchell was the leading scorer for the visitors as he scored 35 off 25 balls. Santner was the only other batter to notch up a double-digit in the game. In the first innings, Michael Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi, and Daryl Mitchel scalped one wicket each.
Hardik Pandya earned the Player of the series while Shubman Gill bagged the player of the match award.
“To be honest, my Man of the Series goes to the whole support staff. I have always played the game like this, trying to read the situation and what’s required at that moment, and not have preconceived ideas. I felt the second innings was spicier. We want to normalise these pressure games, and hopefully, we can do better at bigger stages”– Hardik Pandya said
Previously, India’s highest run victory was 143 run win against Ireland in Dublin in 2018.