Skipper Kane Williamson and Grandhomme started hitting quickly to accumulate runs, before Khaleel Ahmed dismissed Williamson for 27(21), while Grandhomme was out scoring 30(16). With Mitchell (19)* and Taylor’s (14)* kiwis reached 212/4 in 20 overs. Kuldeep Yadav claimed 2/26 and was the best bowler for India. Indian innings began on a pathetic note as opener Shikhar Dhawan was removed for 5(4) by Santner.
After a 50+ partnership with skipper Rohit Sharma, Vijay Shankar was dismissed by Santner for 43(28). After a blitzkrieg cameo Rishab pant departed for 28(12), and immediately skipper Rohit was removed scoring a patient 38(32). After promising, Hardik Pandya was dismissed for 21(11). Despite impressive cameos by Dinesh Karthik 33(16)* and Krunal Pandya 26(13)*, India ended at 208/6 as kiwis won by 4 runs and won the series 2-1. Dhoni who played a rash shot has been the main reason behind this loss.