India vs New Zealand: Mohammad Siraj did wonders in the third T20 match played against New Zealand in Napier. Kiwi batsmen could not stand in front of his lethal bowling. At one time the New Zealand team was moving towards a big score. But Siraj reined in the Kiwis due to excellent bowling. In this match, he took four wickets while bowling tightly. Siraj was awarded the title of Player of the Match for his excellent bowling. However, when the result of this match was declared on the basis of Duckworth-Lewis rule due to rain disturbance, this match was tied.
Kiwis could not handle Siraj
In this match, New Zealand won the toss and batted first. Kiwi batsmen took an aggressive stand against opening bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep. Although Arshdeep also took 4 wickets. But Mohammad Siraj, who came as the third bowling change, did wonders. He destroyed New Zealand’s middle order while bowling deadly. During this, Siraj made Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham and Mitchell Santner his victims. He spent only 17 runs in the spell of 4 overs. He was given the Player of the Match award for his charismatic bowling. After receiving the award, Siraj said, the wicket was not easy. But I bowled hard length which got the result.
India won the T20I series 1–0
India whitewashed New Zealand 1-0 in the three T20 series. The first match on 18 November could not be held due to rain. In the second match at Mount Maunganui, Team India defeated the Kiwis by 65 runs. Whereas, the match played in Napier was a tie. In this way India captured the T20 series 1-0.
Tied Napier T20
There was a threat of rain in this match from the beginning. Because of which the match started a little late. Playing first, New Zealand scored 160 runs in 19.4 overs after being all out. After this India’s innings started. When Team India’s score was 75 for 4 in 9 overs, then only the rain came. Due to heavy rain, the game could not be played again. Therefore, the result of this match was derived on the basis of Duckworth-Lewis rule. After which it came to know that when the game stopped, India’s score at that time was equal to New Zealand’s score. So it was a tie.