Another super over, another forgettable moment for New Zealand. One more victory for India. The fourth T20I match between India and New Zealand in Wellington can be ended in a similar manner. India, leading 3–0 in the series, also won the fourth match drawn to the super over. India, who won the third match in a super over, has now taken a 4–0 lead in the five-match series.
Earlier, both teams scored 165–165 runs in the scheduled 20 overs. After which the tie was decided in the Super Over. New Zealand batting first scored 12 runs in the super over. In response, India easily won the match by scoring 13 runs.
Another exciting match
Earlier, there was a lot of drama in this match. Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur acted as Mohammed Shami not playing in this match. The way Shami stopped New Zealand two days ago in Christchurch, Saini and Thakur did the same in this match. New Zealand needed 11 runs in the last two overs at regular time of the match. New Zealand was moving towards easy victory with a target of 166 for victory.
But Saini, who came with the 19th over, conceded just 4 runs in this over. Saini’s first ball was Dot, the second ball went into the air between three fielders and New Zealand scored two runs. The third and fourth balls were dot and 2 runs were scored on the last two balls of the over.
Thakur, who brought the last over, caught Ross Taylor on his first ball at deep midwicket by Shreyas Iyer. New batsman Darrell Mitchell stunned as soon as he arrived. Tim Siefert was runout in the affair of taking a bye on the third ball. Santner took a single on the fourth ball and Mitchell was caught by Shivam Dubey on the fifth ball.
On the last ball, New Zealand needed two runs. Santner sweeps the ball towards deep point and runs for two runs. Two runs were not possible there and this is what happened. Rahul blew the batting end and Santner was runout. The match went to a super over, where India chased once again to win.
It was New Zealand’s seventh defeat in eight Super Over matches. Not only this, it is the first time in any series when two consecutive matches have gone to the super over. India also made a record by winning two consecutive matches in a super over in the same series.