Kolkata: This is the first series win for both Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid as captain and coach respectively as Kolkata witnessed a sensational performance from the Indian team.
India tail-enders did well to guide their side to 184 in 2o overs, with captain Rohit yet again scoring a half-century. Bowlers did a wonderful job in restricting New Zealand to a paltry score of 111.
It was a second back-to-back bilateral T20I series triumph with a clean sweep for India after beating the Black Caps 5-0 in their own den in 2020. Also Read – 11 Arrested Near Eden Gardens Ahead India-New Zealand Match
Axar Patel (3/9) bowled accurately and also got one to turn as his three wickets in Powerplay literally ended New Zealand’s resistance and the rest was a mere formality.
The New Zealand team looked bone tired after a gruelling T20 World Cup campaign and the result won’t be a fair reflection of the team’s capabilities as they went through the motions for the better part of the three games.
For India, who were aiming to reset the button, the series win will certainly give them a few pointers going forward.