IND Vs NZ 3rd T20 Score Live Updates: Hello and welcome to ABP Live’s coverage of the 3rd T20I between New Zealand and India being played at McLean Park, Napier. After the first T20I was washed out, India recorded a decisive 65-run victory in the second T20I played at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. With the final and last match slated, it is to be seen if the hosts can draw the series or if it will be Hardik Pandya-led side which will bag another T20I series victory for India.
On Sunday, India middle-order batter Suryakumar Yadav whipped up a storm at a sell-out Bay Oval ground to help the visitors crush New Zealand. Against a New Zealand bowling attack who were far from their consistent best, Suryakumar put out yet another 360-degree astonishing masterclass in T20I batting with an unbeaten 49-ball century to propel India to victory.
On a sluggish pitch almost all Indian, as well as New Zealand batters, found it tough to time the ball, Suryakumar, the top-ranked T20I batter, hit 11 fours and seven sixes all over the park at a strike rate of 217.65 to remain unbeaten on 111 off 51 balls.
Now McLean Park, known for its batting-friendly pitches will witness Indian batters in form and Kiwi’s under-pressure team as the match can be another high-scoring affair.
Meanwhile, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will miss the third T20I to attend a pre-arranged medical appointment. Domestic side Auckland Aces batter Mark Chapman will join the T20 squad. Williamson will rejoin the squad on Wednesday when the One-day International squad assembles in Auckland ahead of the series opener at Eden Park on Friday.
India is on a tour of New Zealand, to engage with the hosts in the white-ball format from November 18 to November 30.
India T20I Squad: Hardik Pandya (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel
New Zealand T20I Squad: Kane Williamson (C), Finn Allen, Devon Conway (WK), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi