New Zealand vs India 5th T20I Highlights: India Beat New Zealand To Complete Historic Series Whitewash
Cricket Score NZ vs IND 5th T20I: Jasprit Bumrah picked up three wickets for 12 runs as India successfully defended their total of 163.
India beat New Zealand by seven runs in the fifth T20I at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui to become the first team to win a bilateral T20I series with a 5-0 margin. Jasprit Bumrah roared back to form with India defending 164, picking up three wickets for just 12 runs. Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur picked up two wickets each as New Zealand fell short of target. After losing opener Sanju Samson early, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma put on an 88-run stand but after Rahul's dismissal and Rohit's calf injury, India lost momentum and finished with 163 when at one point, a total of 180 or more looked within reach. India started brilliantly, with New Zealand reduced to 17/3. But Tim Seifert and Ross Taylor went on to put up a 99-run stand and almost took the game away from India. But then Saini struck to remove Seifert, and then New Zealand suffered a mini-collapse, going from 116/4 to 133/8. Ish Sodhi hit a couple of maximums off the final over to give India a scare, but the visitors held on to their nerves and secured the 5-0 series clean sweep. (SCORECARD)
Highlights Between New Zealand vs India 5th T20I, straight from The Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui:
- 17:21 (IST)Feb 02, 2020
And that's a wrap!It has been a thrilling series, with two matches going to the Super Over and the other ones also seeing close finishes. India will be very happy with the 5-0 whitewash, while New Zealand will need to look at ways to put up an improved show when the ODI leg of the tour begins.Until then, thank you for joining us and goodbye!
- 15:00 (IST)Feb 02, 2020