PREVIEW : IND VS NZ
IND VS NZ: India defeated New Zealand in the 2nd T20i to keep the series win under their belt. India dominated in the second match and kept Kiwis out of the contest whether it was bowling or batting. Kiwis started well in the first innings, Guptill gave New Zealand the much-needed start. New Zealand was cruising well but after the fall of one wicket, all seemed going in the wrong direction for them. With 65 runs in 6 overs, they finished on 153 runs in their 20 overs quota.
The main highlight for India was Harshal Patel’s brilliant debut figures on wet surfaces, he disguised the slower balls and scalped important wickets for India. From the other side, Ashwin kept things tight and bowled beautifully with his spin partner, Axar Patel. Indian Batsmen, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put up a century stand to finish Kiwis to win the match. India won the match with 16 balls remaining and by a margin of 6 wickets.
Match Details: IND vs NZ
Match – India vs New Zealand – 3rd T20i
Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Time – 07:30 PM IST
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network
Pitch Report :
The pitch will be fresh as no match is played on it for a long time. However, the batsmen can rule in the second innings. The most significant factor which will play is DEW during both innings. Moreover, the weather gets cooler as time progresses, more dew is expected to pitch in. The team will choose to bowl first to get the advantage of the situation.