The New Zealand cricket team’s tour of India is drawing to a close. The tour consisted of three One Day International matches, and then moved on to the 3-match T20 International series. India won the ODIs with two games to one. Two of the T20 matches have been played and there is one more to go.
First Two T20 Matches
On 1st November, India beat new Zealand in the first T20 of the series. India ended on 202/3 in 20 overs, and New Zealand result was 149/8 in 20 overs. India won the game by 53 runs in the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi.
Over the weekend, on Saturday, 4th November, the second T20 took place. The New Zealand cricket team won the match by 40 runs. The final result was New Zealand with 196/2 in 20 overs, and India with 156/7 in 20 overs. The match took place in the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
With each team having won one of the matches, fans are excited to see who will win the final of the 3-match series.
Final T20 Between New Zealand and India
The final match of the 3-game T20 International series will take place tomorrow, 7th November. The match takes place in the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
India is the favourites because of its home ground advantage, and the team’s overall results and performances. However, there are a large number who feel that New Zealand has an excellent chance of winning.
The Excitement Mounts
In India’s recent tour of Sri Lanka, and in Australia’s tour of India, India came out on top, winning the majority of the matches.
The New Zealand cricket tour of India has brought with it the excitement of a competitive cricket series. In the ODIs, the score was equalized after the first two matches, allowing the third match decide the winner, as is the current T20 series.
There is a threat of rain tomorrow, and both sides will be hoping to get in a full day of play in order to have a definitive winner.
Going into the third match with a score of 1 – 1 definitely makes for some exciting cricket.