India vs New Zealand 3rd T20 Match Live Score Updates: Axar Patel Deals NZ Early Blows, India In Command

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India vs New Zealand Score Updates: Rohit Sharma in action vs New Zealand.© AFP

India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Live Updates:Chasing a target of 185, New Zealand are 29/2 after four overs with Axar Patel striking twice in the second over to dismiss Daryl Mitchell and Mark Chapman. Earlier, India, after opting to bat first, had put up 184 runs on the board for the loss of seven wickets. Skipper Rohit Sharma top-scored for Team India with his 56-run knock. Rohit added 69 runs with Ishan Kishan (29) for the first wicket. Later, Shreyas Iyer (25), Deepak Chahar (21*), Venkatesh Iyer (20) (and Harshal Patel (18) played good cameos with the bat and guided India to a strong score. For New Zealand, stand-in skipper Mitchell Santner was the stand-out bowler with his figures of 3/27 in four overs. India have already won the three-match series as they have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead but the Kiwis will look to give their all in the final game of the T20I series in the hope of a consolation win.(LIVE SCORECARD)

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert(w), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner(c), Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Live Cricket Score Straight From Eden Gardens In Kolkata

  • 21:25 (IST)

    Out! Axar On Fire!

    Axar removes Phillips!

    That’s excellent from Axar. Tremendous delivery. Phillips left bamboozled.

    G Phillips b A Patel 0 (4)

    Live Score; NZ: 30/3 (4.4)

  • 21:20 (IST)


    Axar Strikes Again! 

    New Zealand in trouble. Axar strikes twice. Fine stumping by Pant.

    Mark Chapman st Pant b AR Patel 0 (2)

    Live Score; NZ: 22/2

  • 21:14 (IST)


    Daryl Mitchell is gone!

    Mistimed! Mitchell tries to clear the boundary but only manages to find Harshal Patel

    Mitchell c HV Patel b AR Patel 5 (6)

    Live Score; NZ: 21/1

  • 21:13 (IST)

    SIX RUNS! Excellent Shot!

    Guptill! What a shot!

    Full on the stumps, driven high over mid-on with ease. 

    Live Score; NZ: 17/0

  • 21:11 (IST)


    Excellent Shot from Mitchell!

    Daryl Mitchell is off the mark. Overpitched from Chahar, enough width to carve this high over extra cover and it sails to the rope on a few bounces.

    Live Score: NZ: 10/0

  • 21:08 (IST)

    End Of The Over!

    New Zealand off to a decent start. 6 runs off the first over of the innings.

    Live Score; NZ: 6/0

  • 21:04 (IST)


    Excellent Shot from Guptill!

    Martin Guptill and New Zealand are off to the mark. Kumar pitches a slower one but the batsman was ready. Flicks it towards mdiwicket for a four.

    Live Score; NZ: 4/0

  • 21:02 (IST)

    Second Innings Starting Shortly!

    New Zealand’s innings starting shortly!

    Players are out in the middle! Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell to open. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in his hands.

    Target: NZ need 185 runs in 20 overs

  • 20:50 (IST)

    New Zealand Need 185 Runs To Win!

    Single on the final ball and India have scored 19 runs in the last over. Deepak Chahar has been brilliant in the last over as he smashed two FOURs and a SIX in his 8-ball 21-run knock.

    India finish at 184/7 in 20 overs

    New Zealand Need 185 runs to Win

  • 20:47 (IST)

    Chahar On Fire!

    Milne to Chahar, slapped over the long-on for a massive SIX!! 18 off 6 for Chahar!!

  • 20:46 (IST)

    Back-To-Back Boundaries For Deepak Chahar!

    Milne to Chahar, FOUR, two-in-two for Chahar!! That was an amazing shot by the bowling all-rounder. Two important boundaries for India.

  • 20:44 (IST)

    Harshal Patel Out In Unique Way!

    OUT!! HIT WICKET!! Harshal Patel walks off the ground silently as his bat hit the wickets!! He became only second player after KL Rahul to be out hit wicket in T20Is. 

    Harshal Patel hit wicket b Ferguson 18(11) (4s-2 6s-1)

    Live Score: India 162/7 in 18.3 overs

  • 20:41 (IST)

    Harshal Patel Hits SIX!

    Lokie Ferguson to Harshal Patel, SIX straight over the bowler’s head! Harshal has the batting ability and he opens the batting for his domestic team Haryana. He is a good all-round package for the team.

    Live Score:India 162/6 in 18.1 overs

  • 20:36 (IST)

    Misfield From Ferguson And FOUR!

    Boult to Harshal Patel, misfield and FOUR!! Lokie Ferguson is the culprit this time for New Zealand.

    Live Score:India 154/6 in 17.4 overs

  • 20:30 (IST)

    Harshal Gets Off The Mark With FOUR!

    Milne to Harshal Patel, FOUR!! Patel gets off the mark with a boundary what a way to score his first international runs.

    Live Score:India 145/6 in 16.3 overs

  • 20:27 (IST)

    Shreyas Iyer Departs As India Loose 6 Wickets!

    OUT!! Another Iyer falls for India!! Shreyas Iyer has mistimed the shot off Adam Milne’s ball.

    Shreyas Iyer c Daryl Mitchell b Milne 25(20) (4s-2)

    Live Score:140/6 in 16.1 overs

  • 20:24 (IST)

    Venkatesh Iyer Fails To Finish Big!

    India lost their fifth wicket as Venkatesh Iyer has failed to pick knuckle ball from Trent Boult and given away an easy catch to Mark Chapman.

    Venkatesh Iyer c Chapman b Boult 20(15) (4s-1 6s-1)

    Live Score: India 139/5 in 15.5 overs

  • 20:16 (IST)

    Good Partnership Building Up!

    Santner to Venkatesh Iyer, that a good hit for a boundary!! Straight down the ground!! Nice partnership building between these two 30 runs in 19 balls till now.

  • 20:13 (IST)

    Iyers On Fire!

    Ish Sodhi to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX!! That’s the Venkatesh we all have seen in he IPL 2021. He is on a different role today but will make the most of the opportunity he got today. Both the Iyers (Shreyas and Venkatesh) have been brilliant till now

  • 20:11 (IST)

    Shreyas Iyer Takes Charge!

    Sodhi to Shreyas Iyer, smashed away for a boundary to backward point. He has the ability to take the team out of trouble and today the team is counting on him.

    Live Score: India 119/4 in 13.2 overs

  • 20:03 (IST)

    Skipper Rohit Departs After A Good Show!

    OUT!!! Caught and bowled by Ish Sodhi!! Rohit Sharma departs after a terrific show tonight!! Fourth wicket falls for India and that was an excellent one-handed catch by the leg-spinner.

    Rohit c and b Ish Sodhi 56(31) (4s-5 6s-3)

    Live Score: 103/4 in 11.2 overs

  • 20:00 (IST)

    Shreyas Iyer Joins Party!

    Santner to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR, to backward point. Rohit need support from the other end and Iyer has a good chance today to make his place count in team again.

    Live Score:India 103/3 in 11 overs

  • 19:58 (IST)

    50 Up For India Captain!

    Santner to Rohit, FOUR to third man, Fifty up for the Indian skipper!! Rohit has scored 4 fifties in the last six games.

  • 19:49 (IST)

    Skipper Santner On Fire, Gets 3rd WICKET!

    Ohh!! Third wicket for skipper Santner as Rishabh Pant has given an easy catch to James Neesham.

    Pant c Neesham b Santner 4(6)

    Live Score: India 83/3 in 9 overs

  • 19:40 (IST)

    Santner Gets Another WICKET!

    Santner to Suryakumar Yadav, out Caught by Guptill!! Captain Santner has brought his team back in the game in his first over.

    Suryakumar Yadav c Guptill b Santner 0(4)

    Live Score: India 71/2 in 7 overs

  • 19:39 (IST)

    First Wicket For New Zealand!

    Santner to Ishan Kishan, OUT!! Caught behind!! First wicket falls for India and it’s the New Zealand skipper who has given the breakthrough to his team.

    Ishan Kishan c Seifert b Santner 29(21) (4s-6)

    Live Score:India 69/1 in 6.2 overs

  • 19:36 (IST)

    20 Runs From 6th Over!

    Ferguson to Rohit, FOUR!! Boundary to finish off a big over. India scored 20 runs from the last powerplay over.

    Live Score: India end powerplay at 69/0

  • 19:35 (IST)

    150th T20I SIX For Rohit Sharma!

    Ferguson to Rohit, SIX, that’s gone miles!! Rohit also completes his 150 sixes in T20Is. Just the second batsman to do after Martin Guptill.

  • 19:33 (IST)

    Unstoppable Indian Openers!

    Ferguson to Ishan Kishan, FOUR!! Second boundary of this over!! First one was from Rohit and this time Kishan made no mistakes.

    Live Score: India 58/0 in 5.3 overs

  • 19:27 (IST)

    Back-To-Back Boundaries For Kishan!

    Milne to Ishan Kishan, FOUR, turned away smashes the ball for another boundary. Two in two for Kishan now in this over.

    Live Score: India 47/0 in 4.4 overs

  • 19:22 (IST)

    Another Maximum From Rohit!

    Ferguson to Rohit, SIX, just over the boundary line. Rohit Sharma has been amazing till now with the bat and this is what India need from him in the final game of the T20I series.

    Live Score:India 35/0 in 3.2 overs

  • 19:18 (IST)

    Poor Ball From Boult And Kishan Smashes It For A Boundary!

    Boult to Ishan Kishan, FOUR, another bad delivery from Boult. Indian openers are using the field restrictions pretty well.

    Live Score: India 29/0 in 2.4 overs

  • 19:15 (IST)

    Excellent Shot From Rohit For SIX!

    SIX!! Short ball from Boult and Rohit has gone downtown for the first maximum of this innings. The openers are on a very different mood today.

    Live Score: India 24/0 in 2.3 overs

  • 19:13 (IST)

    Risky Shot But Kishan Hits Another Boundary!

    Milne to Ishan Kishan, FOUR to third man!! Risky shot but the result will satisfy the left-hander. Solid start by the openers.

    Live Score: India 18/0 in 2 overs

  • 19:10 (IST)

    Kishan Open His Account With FOUR!

    Milne to Ishan Kishan, FOUR!! Kishan also opens his account with a boundary. Excellent start from India tonight.

    Live Score: India 12/0 in 1.1 overs

  • 19:07 (IST)

    Another Boundary From Rohit!

    Boult to Rohit, FOUR!! Two in two for Rohit Sharma!! Much better connection this with the bat.

    Live Score: India 8/0 in 0.4 overs

  • 19:05 (IST)

    Rohit Gets Off The Mark With FOUR!

    Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, edged and FOUR!! First runs for India in the game.

    Live Score: India 4/0 in 0.2 overs

  • 19:02 (IST)

    Excellent First Ball By Boult!

    Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, in-swing beats the batsman. Appeal for LBW but umpire denies as the ball was much higher.

    Live Score: India 0/0 in 0.1 overs

  • 19:00 (IST)

    Sourav Ganguly Rings Traditional Bell At Eden Gardens!

    BCCI President Sourav Ganguly rings traditional bells at the Eden Gardens ahead of the start of the third T20I.

  • 18:49 (IST)

    Santner Leads As Southee Out Of New Zealand XI, Ferguson To Play!

    New Zealand Playing XI:Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert(w), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner(c), Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

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