In the fifth and final T20I match, India showed a brilliant bowling performance and defeated New Zealand by 7 runs. India became the first team to win a series 5-0 in T20I.
Chasing 163 New Zealand lost Martin Guptill and Colin Munro in first 6 overs. Ross Taylor and Tim Seifert put up 99 run partnership for 4th wicket. After opting to bat first, Rohit Sharma’s 60 and KL Rahul’s 45 guided India to 163 for 3. Virat Kohli has decided not to play this match. He was replaced by Rohit Sharma, as Captain of India.
New Zealand cricketers to play 100T20I – Ross Taylor and Suzie Bates. Rohit Sharma batted for 100th T20I- second-most in the world. Jasprit Bumrah played 50th T20I. Ross Taylor so far played 99 tests, 228ODIs and 100T20I, he scored 17,604 across all the formats. Jasprit Bumrah became the 7th Indian to play 50T20I.