IND vs NZ LIVE Score, 3rd T20I: India Eye Quick Wickets After Being Asked To Bowl By NZ

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India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I, Live Score Updates: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first against India in the third and final T20I at Napier. India have made one change to their playing XI as they have brought in Harshal Patel in place of Washington Sundar. Hardik Pandya-led Team India would look to seal the T20I series against New Zealand when they take the field against the hosts in the third and final match on Tuesday in Napier. The visitors are riding high on the victory they achieved in the second T20I, owing to Suryakumar Yadav’s whirlwind knock of 111 runs. (LIVE SCORECARD) 

Here are the LIVE Score Updates of the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand straight from McLean Park, Napier 

  • 12:38 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Match to begin at 12:40

    The 3rd T20I match between India and New Zealand is slated to begin at 12:40 PM. The umpires and the ground staff are checking the field. 

  • 12:29 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Here’s what Ishan Kishan said before the match

    Very happy with the way we played last game, it was the first game after the World Cup, and looking at the mindset of each and every player, it was very good to see. Everyone going in with a positive intent, everyone giving it their best and it was a lovely game for us. The conditions over here always have been like this, have played a lot of games in New Zealand for India A. We don’t think about the rain so much, we know how to switch on when the game happens and we as professional players know how to switch off and switch on. Let’s see if the match happens and we will give our best. We are not looking at the dimensions so much, but we know New Zealand bowlers love to bowl short balls, the process stays the same. We will just look to watch the ball and play our natural game irrespective of their plans. There are so many bowlers who are too good at executing themselves in our side. I still badly wanted to be at the non-striker’s end (when Surya is batting), he makes batting look so easy. All of us want to bat like him. He is so calm every time, I think everything is going according to plan for him. Off the field, in the last few years I played with him, he is very professional with his hydration and sleeping pattern and diet. We, youngsters, can learn a lot from him and how he is batting and his energy and work ethic always hundred percent.

  • 12:28 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Covers are off

    Covers are being removed again as the drizzling has stopped. Stay tuned for more updates.

  • 12:21 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Covers are on

    It has been drizzling again in Napier and the covers are back on field. The match might face a bit more delay due to the rain.

  • 12:09 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: No place for Umran and Gill

    Pacer Umran Malik and batter Shubman Gill once again failed to get themselves a place in Team India’s Playing XI. 

  • 12:07 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Here’s what Hardik Pandya said at the toss

    We wanted to bowl first anyway, so we got what we wanted. I think the pitch will remain the same for the entire 40 overs, but with the grass on it, there could be some lateral movement for our pacers. We do keep the dimensions in mind, but we do the skill-set in our bowling line-up. We can’t think too much about the conditions – One change, Harshal comes in place of Washington Sundar

  • 12:06 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Here’s what Tim Southee said at the toss

    We will bat. Looks like a pitch where we can put the runs on the board. We can’t really control the weather, but the history of this ground suggests good batting conditions. Our bowling the other night wasn’t the best, but credit to Sky. Mark Chapman comes in straightaway. You look back at places where we can improve as a team

  • 12:05 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: New Zealand’s Playing XI

    New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway(w), Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee(c), Lockie Ferguson

  • 12:04 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: India’s Playing XI

    India (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya(c), Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

  • 12:02 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: New Zealand opt to bat

    New Zealand stand-in skipper Tim Southee has won the toss and opted to bat against India in the 3rd T20I, at McLean Park in Napier on Tuesday. 

  • 12:00 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Here’s what Adam Milne said before toss

    I am not sure (about the weather) after the last couple of games, hopefully it passes through and we have a full game. Not particularly (like the start-stop game), every bowler likes to have a run-in of games and get the rhythm and flow. Feel of the game, feel of the batsmen and whether they’re getting used to your pace and you might need to change it a little bit (when to use variations). He (SKY) is a very difficult batter to bowl to, he can hit 360 and is much like AB, we need to keep him guessing and throw him off with variations. I sort of saw him when I was at Mumbai Indians, he was a great then and now has gone to a new level, his confidence is up and some of the shots were ridiculous. You have to look at the dimensions of the ground and they dictate the way you bowl. Kane is a huge player, one of our best batters but (his absence) gives other players an opportunity.

  • 11:55 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Toss at 12

    After a brief delay, the toss for the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand will now take place at 12 PM. 

  • 11:52 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Covers are off

    The covers are off the field and the 3rd T20I match between India and New Zealand is expected to start soon. 

  • 11:44 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Sun is out

    After a bit of drizzling, the sun is finally out but the covers are still on. The toss might take place in some time. Stay tuned for more updates. 

  • 11:34 (IST)

  • 11:33 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Here’s what Deepak Hooda said before toss

    I am a batting all-rounder, so scoring runs is very important, but I’m working on my bowling as well and want to chip in whenever the team needs me. I have been playing as an all-rounder since my debut, I have worked hard on my bowling over the last 3 months, even when I’m not featuring in the team. I would like to bat at 5, we have a legend playing at 3 and I have to be realistic, I can’t get that spot (smiles). It’s a problem at times to adapt to batting at 5 or 6, but I have done that role as I am an utility player and need to play according to the situation of the game.

  • 11:31 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Toss delayed due to wet outfield

    The toss for the 3rd T20I match between India and New Zealand has been played due to the wet outfield, at McLean Park in Napier on Tuesday. 

  • 11:27 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: It has stopped raining

    GOOD NEWS from Napier: It has stopped raining and the third T20I match between India and New Zealand is expected to start on time. 

  • 11:12 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Impressive Deepak Hooda

    All-rounder Deepak Hooda’s scalped four wickets against New Zealand in the 2nd T20I match. His figures helped Team India to restrict New Zealand at 126. 

  • 11:06 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Covers are on

    The covers are back on the field as it is heavily cloudy and a slight drizzle is on. Stay tuned for more updates. 

  • 10:54 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: It has stopped raining!

    GOOD NEWS: The rain has stopped! With good drainage facilities on offer, the match is poised to start on time! 

  • 10:52 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: It is currently raining in Napier

    It is still raining in Napier, and one might have to wait a bit for the match to start! Let’s keep our fingers crossed

  • 10:37 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: What’s the weather like?

    It is currently pouring down in Napier and the showers are expected to get heavier in an hour’s time! Will the weather hold for a full 20-overs-a-side contest?

  • 10:33 (IST)

  • 10:30 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Will Umran Malik get a chance?

    It would be interesting to see whether the likes of Umran Malik and Sanju Samson will get a game. Can Suryakumar Yadav be rested?

  • 10:23 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Team India look to seal series

    After winning the second T20I by 65 runs, Hardik Pandya and co will look to seal the series in Napier. It would be interesting to see whether the visitors make changes to their playing XI or not 

  • 10:18 (IST)

    India vs New Zealand: Hello and welcome!

    Hello and welcome to our Live coverage of the third and final T20I between India and New Zealand. Toss is slated to take place at 11:30 AM

    Stay tuned for Live action…

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