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India set New Zealand 68-run target in 8 overs a side contest

Manish Pandey made 17 off 11 balls and Hardik Pandya remained unbeaten on 14 off 10 balls after New Zealand put India in to bat at the Greenfield Stadium.

Published: 07th November 2017 09:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th November 2017 10:34 PM   |  A+A-

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the first T20 cricket match between New Zealand and India at Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium in New Delhi.|AFP

India set New Zealand 68-run target in 8 overs a side contest

By PTI

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: India made 67 for five against New Zealand in the series-deciding third T20, which was reduced to eight overs a side contest due to rain.

Manish Pandey made 17 off 11 balls and Hardik Pandya remained unbeaten on 14 off 10 balls after New Zealand put India in to bat at the Greenfield Stadium, which is hosting its first international match.

Pacer Tim Southee picked up two wickets for New Zealand and so did leggie Ish Sodhi.

India made two changes in the playing eleven with Pandey and Kuldeep Yadav replacing Akshar Patel and Mohammad Siraj.

Southee replaced Adam Milne in the New Zealand lineup.

Brief scores: India 67/5 in 8 overs (Pandey 17, Pandya 14 not out; Southee 2/23, Sodhi 2/23, Boult 1/13).

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