Exactly 3 years ago, on this day, a T20 match was played between India and New Zealand, the end of which will be remembered by Indian fans forever.
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The thrill of the T20 series between India and New Zealand has started and in the very first match, the hosts India have been shocked by the visitors. Now the board of competition Lucknow It is going to be laid in, where the second T20 of the three-match series will be played. The day is Sunday, the date is January 29. If Team India has to win this series, then it will have to win this match. Captain Hardik Pandya and vice-captain Suryakumar Yadav will have to settle scores with the Kiwis. For this, both the stars can take inspiration from the two sixes that brought New Zealand to their knees.
It is about 2020. That date was also 29 January and the match was also India vs New Zealand. The format was also T20. That is, exactly 3 years ago, India and New Zealand clashed in a T20 match just like this time. The only difference was the place. Three years ago the clash took place in Hamilton, New Zealand, this time the clash is at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. This was the match, which Indian fans will hardly forget and Team India should remember it and repeat its success again.
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thrilling match tie
When the two teams clashed 3 years ago, the Indian team was leading 2-0 in the 5-match series. The third match of the series was held in Hamilton, where India scored 179 runs with the help of Rohit Sharma’s excellent 65 runs. New Zealand also gave a befitting reply and on the basis of captain Kane Williamson’s amazing innings of 95 runs, had taken a step towards victory.
He needed 9 runs in the last over but Mohammed Shami bowled Williamson first and Ross Taylor on the last ball to tie the match.
Rohit’s 2 consecutive sixes
Indian fans will hardly forget what happened then. New Zealand scored 17 runs in the super over. In response, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul could only score 8 runs in 4 balls. India needed 10 runs in the last two balls but Rohit Sharma gave India a memorable victory by hitting two sensational sixes.
then win, now defend
With this victory, India won the T20 series in New Zealand for the first time. This time Team India has to avoid series defeat. For this, Team India has to do something similar on the third anniversary of that match, it is better if it is done without a super over. However, out of the playing eleven of this match, only Yuzvendra Chahal is a part of the current squad. Hardik Pandya was out due to injury at that time, while Suryakumar Yadav had not made his debut till then. Nevertheless, it will be the responsibility of both of them to win the team with their performance.