Twitter Reactions: New Zealand win a thriller to clinch the T20I series 2-1 over India

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For the second time in the series, India were unable to chase down a 200-plus total posted by New Zealand.

India’s promising start to the chase was marred by a late collapse with batsmen buckling under the pressure of a climbing required rate as they eventually fell short of the mammoth 213-run target by just four runs, ensuring New Zealand clinched the series 2-1.

As per the tale in the first T20I in Wellington, New Zealand batted first in the 3rd T20I against India at Seddon Park and posted 212, thanks to the solid opening stand between Colin Munro and Tim Seifert and a late flourish from Colin de Grandhomme.

India’s chase was punctured by a flurry of wickets in the second half of the innings, some disciplined bowling from the hosts and most importantly, their near flawless performance on the field which was a stark contrast to India. Despite a stunning assault from Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya towards the end that saw the two batsmen add 63 off 28 balls, New Zealand avoided a scare to win a last-over thriller.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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