Batting first, the New Zealand team was all out for 160 runs. India had scored 75 runs for 4 wickets in 9 overs when the match was stopped. According to the Duckworth-Lewis rule, India was equal to the target and that is why the match was declared a tie.
IND vs NZ Match tied due to rain, India won the series: The decision of the three-match T20 series played between India and New Zealand was not as expected by both the teams due to rain. After the first match was washed out due to rain, India won the second T20 by 65 runs. The third match could not be completed due to rain. Batting first, the New Zealand team was all out for 160 runs. India had scored 75 runs for 4 wickets in 9 overs when the match was stopped. According to the Duckworth-Lewis rule, India was equal to the winning target and that is why the match was declared a tie.
In the last match of the three-match T20 series, India's batting looked a bit weak. Chasing the target of 161 runs against New Zealand, India had lost 4 important wickets for 75 runs. Rishabh Pant, who was going through a bad phase, returned after scoring 11 runs and Ishaan Kishan. Suryakumar was also able to score only 13 runs. After the 9th over, the match was stopped due to rain and then it could not be started.
Phillips and Conway's Fifty useless
The host team won the toss and decided to bat first but the start was not good. Alan Finn was sent back for 3 runs by Arshdeep Singh, who gave the team initial success by dismissing Mark Chapman for 12 runs by Mohammad Siraj. The pair of Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway handled the team and took the score to 146 runs. Both the batsmen raised hopes of a big score by scoring half-centuries.
Strong comeback of Arshdeep and Siraj
When the New Zealand team was rapidly moving towards a big score, then Arshdeep dismissed Conway playing for 59 runs. After this, Siraj took the wickets of Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner. Three wickets fell in Arshdeep's next over. The game changed with the return of Darrell Mitchell, Ish Sodhi and then Aidan Milne.