New Zealand beat India by four runs in third T20, take series

New Zealand players pose with the trophy. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 10, 2019, 04.06 PM (IST)

New Zealand beat India by four runs in Sunday's Twenty20 match at Hamilton to take the series 2-1. 

The hosts were sent in to bat first and made 212 for four, with Colin Munro making 72 off 40 deliveries. 

For his crucial contribution, Munro was given the player of the match award. 

"Didn't really focus on trying to do anything different, tried to put pressure back on the bowlers. Just came out nice and free, had a bit of luck, which you certainly need in this match," said Munro.

New Zealand opener Tim Seifert won the man of the series award. 

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"Great to have a performance like that, but it's great to get a victory, particularly a last-minute one like that," said Seifert

"It's awesome in my hometown, that the crowd have come out in full support - hopefully they do so for the Super Smash final as well," he added. 

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India were 208 for six at the close of their 20 overs. Vijay Shankar top-scored for the visitors with 43.