India won the match from the jaws of defeat thanks to some great bowling and Rohit Sharma hitting a couple of sixes in the super over
Rohit Sharma was the unlikely match-winner for India as the Men in Blue defeated New Zealand in a super over.
Both teams finished their innings on 179 after it seemed that New Zealand would finally win a match in the series.
They needed two runs off four balls but somehow messed it up to take the game to the super over.
New Zealand then made 17 runs from their one over without losing a wicket, and India needed 18.
Sharma and KL Rahul came out to bat, and they seemed to have made a hash of the target.
India needed 10 off the last two balls with Sharma on strike. Tim Southee had done a decent job after conceding just one boundary from his first four balls.
However, things changed massively as Sharma hit one six off the fifth ball. This was a high effort but it cleared the ropes easily.
The pressure was on the Hitman to get a boundary, but he smashes another six to help India to an unlikely win.
Virat Kohli was left ecstatic as he charged onto the field as the rest of the team celebrated the series win.
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Video: Rohit Sharma last ball six Highlight Against NZ In superover
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India have a 3-0 lead in the five-match series, while New Zealand will feel hard done by.
Many fans were also ecstatic with the win and here are some of their reactions:
What a super finish to the nail biting match to win the T20 series in NZ. Brilliance by #Hitman.
— Sumit V (@AweSUMitv) January 29, 2020
— Abhi mishra only (@AbhiOnly2) January 29, 2020
So many last-ball sixes but two off last two, Rohit Sharma! #indvsnz
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) January 29, 2020
— Rohit Sharma™ (@Ro45FC_) January 29, 2020
One innings doesn’t count for much
For a long time, it felt like Kane Williamson would take the Kiwis to a win. He was on 95 and New Zealand needed just two from the last four balls, but Mohammed Shami came up with some magic.
He somehow got Williamson out, conceded just one run and picked up another wicket to send the match to the super over.
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This must have been a tough defeat to take for the Kiwis and it will be interesting to see how they do in the next clash.
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