New Zealand choked once again in the second half of the run chase from a comfortable position to lose the fifth and last T20I of the series against India by 7 runs in Mount Maunganui on Sunday.
The Men In Blue came back strongly in the death overs with Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur picking wickets on a regular basis. Ross Taylor and Tim Seifert’s fifties had kept the Black Caps in the hunt but the 164-run target proved too big in the end for the hosts as they failed to register a single win in this 5-match series.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:
Unbelievable stuff !!! Great performance team india 🇮🇳 5 , 0 away is just incredible ☝🏼 congratulations boys party 🥳 to banti hai 💃🏼
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 2, 2020
White wash by team India here in New Zealand in the t20. This will be remembered for a long long time. Big plus for me how fast bowlers have bowled under pressure apart from bumrah 👏👏 #shami #shardul #saini #nzvsind
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 2, 2020
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) February 2, 2020
It's a clean sweep!
— ICC (@ICC) February 2, 2020
Team India 🇮🇳 😍👌🙌🏽
Well done to everyone @BCCI
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) February 2, 2020
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 2, 2020
Shardul and Dube gave away 72 runs in 5 overs in a 164-run chase. But NZ still lost it. From positions of dominance they have managed to throw it away ( India Snatched it ) in this series. Will be tough for the players and fans to cope up with the defeat #NZvsIND
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) February 2, 2020
New Zealand have now lost 23 matches at home in T20Is – the joint most alongside Sri Lanka. #INDvNZ
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) February 2, 2020
Must confess I didn't think it would be 5-0. Excellent as India were, New Zealand's back-up was found wanting.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 2, 2020
It's a clean sweep. 5⃣-0 to 🇮🇳
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) February 2, 2020
🇮🇳 163/3 beat 🇳🇿 156/9 by 7 runs and win the T20I series 5️⃣-0️⃣! 🤩
An excellent bowling effort from #TeamIndia as we defend a below par target! 💙🙌
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 2, 2020
Boundaries hit in the #NZvInd series:
India – 90 (55 fours + 35 sixes)
NZ – 103 (64 fours + 39 sixes)
India won the series 5-0.
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) February 2, 2020
Congratulations to India on a top series. Another win at Bay Oval despite some last over fireworks from Ish Sodhi. A 7 run win. Bumrah with 3-12 leading the bowling attack. Taylor top scoring with 53. Scorecard | https://t.co/C9zslxZiaE #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/H32plFcRUb
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 2, 2020