The third and last match of the T20I series was played between India and New Zealand in Ahmedabad. India defeated New Zealand by 168 runs in this match to win the series 2-1. Batting first, India posted a mammoth score of 234 for 4 in 20 overs against New Zealand. Chasing the target, the entire New Zealand team was all out for 66 runs in 12.1 overs. India registered the second biggest win in T20 cricket.
After winning the toss, Indian captain Hardik Pandya decided to bat first. The decision seemed wrong after the early fall of Ishaan Kishan (1), but Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill continued to bat. Both continued to score fast runs. Rahul Tripathi played a stormy inning of 44 off 22 balls.
At the same time, Shubman Gill handled one end and completed his first 50 runs in 35 balls, while the next 50 runs were completed in just 19 balls. Shubman Gill remained unbeaten after scoring 126 runs off 63 balls. Surya contributed 24 runs. At the same time, Captain Hardik Pandya played an inning of 30 runs. Bracewell, Tickner, Ish Sodhi and Darryl Mitchell got one wicket each.
Chasing the target, New Zealand got off to a poor start. Allen's wicket fell in the first over. After that Arshdeep dismissed Chapman and Devon Conway in the second over. By the time the Kiwis recovered from the initial shock, they lost 6 of their batsmen for 53 in the first power play.
After this, Darryl Mitchell and captain Santner made some shots, but Mavi dismissed New Zealand's hopes completely by dismissing Santner and Ish Sodhi in the 9th over. The entire Kiwi team was all out for 66 in 12.1 overs. Darryl Mitchell scored the highest 35 runs. Santner scored 13 runs.
Captain Hardik Pandya took 4 wickets for 16 runs from India. Arshdeep, Umran Malik and Shivam Mavi got 2-2 wickets. This is India's second biggest win in the history of T20 cricket. Before India, Sri Lanka crushed Kenya by 172 in 2007.