With the series on the line for Kane Williamson-led New Zealand, the hosts met India in the third T20I at Seddon Park, Hamilton on Wednesday (January 29). The Black Caps lifted their efforts in all departments to restrict India for 179 for 5. However, Kane Williamson’s 95 still couldn’t take them past the finish line as Mohammad Shami struck twice and both sides ended on the same score after 40 overs.
The contest was pushed to the Super Over. Martin Guptill and Williamson upped the ante as Jasprit Bumrah struggled to get his lengths right. As a result, India required 18 in their first-ever Super Over in limited-overs. The going got tougher with Tim Southee bringing all his experience, with his variations, coming into play. Rohit’s huge six brought the equation down to 4 off one ball.
Rohit pounced on Southee’s delivery, who missed the yorker by a whisker, and led India to victory in India’s first-ever Super Over in international cricket. On the other hand, New Zealand continued to end on the wrong side in Super Over. They have only one win from seven attempts in Super Over.