Tournament: India v New Zealand 2021
Venue: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Toss: India, who chose to field
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary, Jayaraman Madanagopal, Karumanaseri Ananthapadmanabhan, Virender Sharma
Referee: Manu Nayyar
Indian Playing XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (Wicket Keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel
New Zealand Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (Wicket Keeper), Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee (Captain), Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
At Ranchi's JSCA International Stadium Complex, India clinched the series 2-0 by taking seven wickets with an over to spare. As Team India chased a target of 154 runs, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma added 100 runs for the first wicket to help the team overtake the visitors. Before being dismissed, Rahul scored 65 runs, whereas Rohit hit a memorable 55. Rishabh Pant ensured that India crossed the finishing line despite a rare failure by Suryakumar Yadav.
Indian bowlers bowled first and restricted New Zealand to 153/6 in 20 overs despite an impressive start by Martin Guptill, who surpasses Virat Kohli on the list of highest run-scorers in T20Is. Following Guptill's dismissal for 31, Indian spinners Axar Patel (1/26), and Ravichandran Ashwin (1/19), dominated the Blackcaps. New Zealand's progress was further hindered by debutant Harshal Patel, who picked up the wickets of Daryl Mitchell and Glenn Phillips. Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took a lot of hits in the powerplay, but on the whole India denied New Zealand a big score.
JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi, India beat New Zealand 2-0 with seven wickets in hand in the final match of the three-match series. Team India put on a century stand with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul following a target of 154 runs to overtake the 154 run target set by the visitors. The innings ended with Rahul departing for 65 runs and Rohit scoring 55 runs before he was dismissed. Suryakumar Yadav delivered a rare failure for India, but Rishabh Pant made sure the team crossed the finish line with further delay