Exploiting batting friendly conditions at a small ground, New Zealand cut the Indian attack to shreds to post an imposing 212 for four in the series-deciding third Twenty20 International, here Sunday.
Krunal Pandya proved to be the most expensive bowler of the lot as he bled 54 runs in his four-over quota. The left-arm spinner was guilty of bowling full length deliveries, which were easier to attack.
Bhuvneshwar was hit for a six by Munro in his first over but the lean pacer responded with splendid block-hole deliveries in the next over.
The pressure of dot balls prompted Seifirt to go after Vijay Shankar. He went for a big hit but edged it towards third man region where Vijay Shankar made a valiant effort but just fell short as he could just touch the ball.
It was a tough chance but Serifirt, who was on 11, got a reprieve.
The Kiwis though did keep a very healthy run-rate, racing to 50 in just 5.2 overs when Munro heaved one off Krunal Pandya for a huge six and followed it up with a boundary on the off side. Krunal bled 20 runs in that over.
Seifiert, who paddle swept both pacers and spinners with ease, lofted Hardik for a six over long off.
Indian bowlers had conceded 79 runs in first seven overs when captain Rohit Sharma brought Kuldeep Yadav and the leg-spinner straight away made an impact, by getting Seifirt stumped with Dhoni's lightening quick hands at work.
Munro kept going strong as he hammered Krunal for a six to raise team's 100 in the 11th over.
Again it was Kuldeep who came to team's rescue by seeing the back of dangerous-looking Munro while Khaleel Ahmed got rid of Williamson (27).
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