The Duckworth-Lewis method was used to determine the winner of the three-match Twenty20 series between India and New Zealand after the third and final game ended in a stalemate due to rain delay on Tuesday. India won the series 1-0.
After the home team elected to bat first, the bowlers for India put on a spectacular show and restricted New Zealand to 160 runs. When play was suspended due to rain, India was 75 for four in 9 overs and their captain, Hardik Pandya, had just hit an unbeaten 30 off 18 balls in their pursuit of the total. Because to the persistent rain that was falling on McLean Park, the game could not be continued.
When play was called off due to rain, India had a score that was level with the DLS; as a result, the match was considered a draw.
Devon Conway (59) and Glenn Phillips (54) each scored fifty runs for New Zealand in the match. Following the loss of Finn Allen (3) and Mark Chapman (12) inside of the powerplay overs, the two put together a partnership that was worth 86 runs.
However, the Indian bowlers performed a good job of causing a batting collapse, as a result of which New Zealand was dismissed in 19.4 overs.
Both Mohammed Siraj (four wickets for seventeen runs) and Arshdeep Singh (four wickets for thirty-seven runs) performed exceptionally well with the ball.
New Zealand’s total score was 160 after 19.4 overs, with Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips leading the way with 59 and 54 runs respectively, while Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh each took four wickets.
India’s score after nine overs was 75 for 4, with Hardik Pandya not out for 30 and Tim Southee taking two wickets.