Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Kane Williamson: Brilliant game, great advertisements. Credit to India for a great series. The first performance was our best, there were learnings in the second game. Both teams put in strong performances tonight, we did slightly better. We travel-train-play and straight into the next series against Bangladesh, that's the nature of international cricket but the guys are looking forward to it

Rohit Sharma: Disappointing to not cross the line but we fought well right till the end. 210 odd was always going to be tough, but we were in it till the end, they held their nerve and kept hitting their yorkers. Lot of positives, we started well with the ODIs, wanted to do well here but the boys throughout the tour were excellent, put in a lot of hard work. They will b disappointed tonight but we've to learn from the mistakes we made from the tour and move ahead. Would've nice to fly back with a series win, but yes, lot of positives through the tour, looking forward to heading home and playing Australia.

"Great to have a performance like that this series," says Man of the Series Tim Seifert. "Haven't seen a crowd in Hamilton like this in a long time. Enjoyed batting with Munro at the top of the order."

"Was touch and go, but the boys did well to finish it off," says Man of the Match Munro. "Came out nice and free, tried to play my game and put pressure on the bowlers. Had my luck, it went my way."

Girdharitard: "Karthik has to be bat liitle higher.15 rpo for four over is to too much to achieve."

Anil Kumble reckons fielding and missed catches cost India the game. Hardik Pandya was upset and he had every reason to be.

Predictions for Player of the Match? Munro?

Tonight in Hamilton:

India Women needed 16 runs of the last six balls: managed 13.
India Men needed 16 runs of the last six balls: managed 11.

Stats wiz Mazher tweets: This is first time India have lost a three-match T20I series. Of previous ten, they had won 9 and drawn one.

Earlier in the night, the White Ferns clinched a last-ball win after denying Mithali Raj. Now, the Black Caps have clinched a thriller by denying Krunal and Karthik. What a memorable finish to the series in front of a sell out. India's long tour of the southern hemisphere that began with a T20I in Brisbane on November 21 is finally over. They tied the T20Is, won the Test and ODIs in Australia before hopping over to take the ODIs 4-1. The hosts have been super dominant in the shortest format, India will perhaps rue their run-clog in the middle overs today.

Aman: "That last ball four off Khaleel from Taylor becomes the turning point.."

Manish Raval: "DK should have taken the single on 19.3 Today seemed like Krunal's day...."

19.6
6
Southee to Karthik, SIX runs, lofted over cover, clears the ropes effortlessly but hey, New Zealand take the series 2-1.
19.3
0
Southee to Karthik, no run, mistimes this lofted hit to long-on, refuses the single. Pandya was nearly down Karthik's end when he had to turn back
19.1
2
Southee to Karthik, 2 runs, whipped down to wide long-on, excellent stop by Santner. That was traveling, covered good ground and then put in a slide to save two runs. 14 from 5

Mani : "Reminded of the Nidahas trophy final."

18.6
6
Kuggeleijn to KH Pandya, SIX runs, up, up and over. Miles over long-on. By no means a half-volley, just length on middle, Krunal clears his front leg and launches him through the line. Got it off the absolute middle. 16 needed off six and we have an exciting finish on the cards with DK on strike
18.3
6
Kuggeleijn to Karthik, SIX runs, imperious! Stays off side and waits for this length ball to angle in, when it arrives, he swivels back and deposits this pull deep into the square leg boundary. Stunning from DK
17.3
4
Southee to KH Pandya, FOUR runs, full toss outside off and he's flat-batted this two bounces to the cover boundary. 15 of three, New Zealand have problems
17.2
4
Southee to KH Pandya, FOUR runs, off a thick inside edge, races away past short fine to the boundary. India still in it. Looked for a wild slog
17.1
6
Southee to KH Pandya, SIX runs, glorious hit for six! Length outside off, Krunal took a step out and belted it through the line
16.1
6
Tickner to Karthik, SIX runs, clobbered over deep cover. Used the depth of the crease to perfection there. Super
15.4
6
Mitchell to Karthik, SIX runs, short outside off, he gets across and helps it along to clear deep square. Top shot, used his pace very nicely
15.2
W
Mitchell to Dhoni, OUT, goes down town but doesn't get enough bat on that, Southee settles underneath at long-on to complete a straightforward catch. Dhoni got it too high on the bat

MS Dhoni c Southee b Mitchell 2 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

14.5
W
Kuggeleijn to HH Pandya, OUT, bat goes flying as he makes contact. Square leg fielder was looking at the bat, Williamson at mid-off had his eyes on the ball as he took it. Pace from Kuggleign, that one was bowled at 146.1kph to hurry onto Hardik.

HH Pandya c Williamson b Kuggeleijn 21 (13m 11b 1x4 2x6) SR: 190.90

Aumkar: "Did Sharma loose the plot here or was looking scratchy right from the start?" -- Timing was off right from the beginning.

13.6
W
Mitchell to Sharma, OUT, looks to go over cover, plays early and gets a thick edge that is snaffled by Seifert. Rohit's painful existence is over, he didn't have the timing or the touch today. One slog too many and that is sure to mount more pressure on India.

RG Sharma c †Seifert b Mitchell 38 (63m 32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 118.75

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd75RG SharmaV Shankar
3rd40RG SharmaRR Pant
4th20RG SharmaHH Pandya
5th4MS DhoniHH Pandya
6th0MS DhoniKD Karthik
7th63KD KarthikKH Pandya