Munro's fireworks help Kiwis beat India to claim T20 series

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In what was the only change for India, they swapped their wrist-spinner including Kuldeep Yadav in place of Yuzvendra Chahal. In their allotted quota of 20 overs, New Zealand ended up scoring 212-4.

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India won the toss and opted to chase, as they had done throughout in both Wellington and Auckland, but another excellent opening stand between Munro and Seifert soon made it clear the chase would be a sizeable one.

The Black Caps made 212 for four, with Colin Munro top-scoring for the hosts with 72 off 40 balls.

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The visitors will now look to capitalize on their win and aim to end their month-long tour to New Zealand on a high note. After the early wicket Vijay Shankar and Rohit Sharma had a partnership of 75 runs and then Shankar got out on 43 runs.

India took the match to the final over, when they needed 16 runs from Tim Southee's six deliveries, but the veteran Black Caps seamer delivered in the crunch.

Post Shankar, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya have blast innings with 28 (12) and 21 (11) runs respectively. In between these two dismissals, the Kiwis also got the wicket of a settled Rohit Sharma to tilt the odds in their favour.

Requiring 16 runs from the last over, Karthik scored a couple of runs on the first two balls.

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Colin Munro struck a 40-ball 72 as New Zealand pipped India by four runs in the third and final Twenty20 global at Hamilton to seal a 2-1 series victory on Sunday. Even the 200 plus strike rates of Karthik and Krunal could not help India win the match.

Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya were only able to take 11 runs off it, with Karthik's six from the final ball in vain.

Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya were trying to score big runs in every ball to help India win, however, a small mistake did lead to the team losing the series.

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