India complete whitewash at Eden
21st November 2021
Indian team clinched 3-0 T20 series white wash against New Zealand by winning the last match today by 73 runs at Eden Gardens.
With already being 2-0 up, electing to bat first India put up a mammoth 184/7 and in reply Kiwis were bundled out for a paltry 111 runs as the hosts' put up a dominating bowling performance.
Axar Patel wrecked havoc by bagging 3 wickets in his first 2 overs for just 2 runs while Indian bowlers kept on taking wickets in regular interval to dismantle Nz batting lineup.
Martin Guptill fought a lone battle with 36-ball 51 till Yuzvendra Chahal sent him back and after that the Kiwis couldn't find their way back into the game.
Harshal Patel who earlier scored 18 with the bat bagged 2 wickets while Dipak Chahar and Venkatesh Iyer picked up 1 wicket apiece to help India clean sweep the series.
Earlier openers put up a flaring show to stich a 69-run partnership off 38 deliveries to help India get off to a flying start.
New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner broke the opening pair by removing Ishan Kishan on 29 (21) and Suryakumar Yadav in the same over later to slow down the scoring rate.
Rishav Pant became Santner's third victim in the ninth over while Indian skipper Rohit continued his blistering form to struck 31-ball 56 containing 5 boundaries and 3 sixes before Ish Sodhi sent him back off a stunning caught and bowled.
Shreyas Iyer (25) and Venkatesh Iyer (20) added crucial runs in the middle to steady the ship and Deepak Chahar played a whirlwind unbeaten 8-ball 21 crafted with 1 six and 2 boundaries to take India to 184/7.
For the Kiwis experienced Trent Boult, Adam Milne and Lockie Ferguson picked up 1 wicket apiece.
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