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India beat New Zealand in a thrilling super over, clinch series

Jan 29, 2020 17:25 IST

It was a game that will certainly go down as one of the most thrilling battles in the history of T20 cricket. India clawed their way back into the contest out of nowhere and kept their nerve to snatch victory from New Zealand in the super over. The win means that India has now clinched the 5-match T20 series with a 3-0 lead. Rohit Sharma put the hitman mode on and proved to be the hero for India. After helping his side post 179/5 with a fiery 65, the Mumbai batsman smashed 2 sixes off the last 2 balls in the super over and carried India to a thrilling series win. Chasing 180, Kane Williamson almost won the game for New Zealand with 95, but Mohammad Shami won the sea-saw battle in the last over to restrict the Kiwis to 179. It was in fact, India's first-ever super over and they won it to register their maiden T20 series win in the Kiwi land.