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Cricket Highlights, 21 Nov: IND vs NZ (3rd T20I), SL vs WI (1st Test – Day 1)

The 3rd T20I match of the New Zealand tour of India and the 1st day of the 1st Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies took place yesterday. Continue reading the article to know the interesting happenings of the game.

IND vs NZ (3rd T20I)

In the third and final match of the 3-match T20I series between India and New Zealand, India has picked up a huge 73-run victory over the Black Caps at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday night. At the same time, the Men In Blue have whitewashed the Kiwis in the T20I series (3-0).

India batted first after winning the toss. They lost 7 wickets in 20 overs and scored 184 runs. For the team, the captain Rohit Sharma played a devastating inning of 56 off 31 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes. Ishan Kishan scored 29 and Shreyas Iyer scored 25 runs. In the end, Deepak Chahar played a stormy inning of 21 runs off 8 balls. Mitchell Santner took the most number of 3 wickets for the Kiwis.

New Zealand’s batting line-up collapsed like a house of cards in the great bowling of Indian bowlers after batting for a challenging target of 185 runs. Opener Martin Guptill played the best innings of 51 off 36 balls for the Kiwis. Tim Seifert scored 17 off 18 balls and Lockie Ferguson scored 14 off 8 balls. Apart from these three, no other batsman has been able to touch the double-digit score for the Black Caps.

In the end, New Zealand got all out for 111 runs in 17.2 overs. Axar Patel took the highest number of 3 wickets for India conceding only 9 runs in 3 overs. Harshal Patel took 2 wickets and Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal and Deepak took one wicket each.

India – 184/7 (20.0)
New Zealand – 111/10 (17.2)
Result – India won by 73 runs
Player of the match – Axar Patel
Player of the series – Rohit Sharma

SL vs WI (1st Test – Day 1)

Winning the toss, Sri Lanka’s Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne was elected to bat in the first Test of the series yesterday. This series is Mickey Arthur’s last series as the coach of Sri Lanka. The Lankans are in a great position on the first day. They lost 3 wickets and picked up 267 runs.

Sri Lankan openers Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne got off to a great start after coming down to bat. These two batsmen collected a big score of 139 runs in the opening partnership. Nissanka returned to the pavilion with 56 off 140 balls, but Karunaratne picked up the 13th century of his career. At the end of the day, he was unbeaten on 132 off 13 boundaries, playing 256 balls.

Top-order batsmen Oshada Fernando (3) and Angelo Mathews (3) were caught out in the off-spin trap by Roston Chase and quickly returned to the dressing room. However, on the fourth wicket, Dhananjaya de Silva made a great partnership with Karunaratne. The two are unbeaten on 97 runs partnership. Dhananjaya de Silva is unbeaten on 56 off 77 balls. For the Caribbeans, Roston Chase took 2 wickets and Shannon Gabriel took 1 wicket on the day.

Sri Lanka (1st Innings) – 267/3 (88.0)

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