Chennai: India lost to New Zealand by one run in the second and final Twenty20 International at the MA. Chidambaram Stadium here Tuesday.
India, needing 13 off the last over, ended at 166 for four in 20 overs against New Zealand's 167 for five.
Virat Kohli made an outstanding 70 while Yuvraj Singh scored 34 off 26 balls in his comeback match.
Earlier put into bat, New Zealand made an imposing 167 for five. Brendon McCullum blasted 91 runs off 55 balls while Kane Williamson (28), Jacob Oram (18 not out) and Ross Taylor (25 not out) made valuable contributions to the Kiwi total.
Irfan Pathan was the pick of the Indian bowlers, taking three wickets for 31 runs in four overs.