New Zealand’s Super Over woes continued as India won the third T20I in Hamilton on Wednesday to seal the five-match T20I series. A brilliant knock from the Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson wasn’t enough to guide the home team to victory as the match ended in a tie after both sides batted their 20 overs.
Williamson carried his form into the deciding Super Over, hitting 12 off four deliveries as New Zealand set a target of 18 for India to chase. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul came in to bat for the tourists, and Hitman, who was India’s top scorer in the match, smoked two sixes off the last two deliveries to take his side over the line.
As soon as India won the thrilling encounter, actress Nushrat Bharucha, who is an ardent cricket lover, took to Twitter to send out her best wishes to Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.
“Uffff @ImRo45 what a start and what a finish!! @klrahul11 Class act guys!! #INDvNZ,” tweeted Bharucha.
— Nushrat Bharucha (@NushratBharucha) January 29, 2020
The veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan also couldn’t hide his excitement after India’s win. Reacting to Rohit’s monumental effort, Big B wrote: “INDIA INDIA INDIA .. what a victory in the super over .. T20 3rd game vs NZ .. win series .. first time in NZ .. CONGRATULATIONS .. 10 runs needed in 2 balls .. and Rohit hits 2 sixes ..UNBELIEVABLE.”
T3425 – INDIA INDIAINDIA .. what a victory in the super over .. T20 3rd game vs NZ .. win series .. first time in NZ .. CONGRATULATIONS .. 10 runs needed in 2 balls .. and Rohit hits 2 sixes ..UNBELIEVABLE🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 29, 2020
Earlier, Rohit had also scored a quickfire 65 off 40 balls during India’s innings. For his superb performance with the bat, Sharma was adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’.