IND in NZ: How the Super Over unfolded in Wellington

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Author :IANS
Last Updated: Fri, Jan 31st, 2020, 17:44:29hrs
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Another Super Over and another heart break for New Zealand. It was Rohit Sharma in the first Super Over while KL Rahul and Virat Kohli emerged heroes in Wellington. India went up 4-0 in the five-match T20I series.

Here's how the drama unfolded at Wellington:

Jasprit Bumrah was the chosen one again for the Super Over.

Ball 1: Bumrah to Seifert, 2 runs, Dropped! Tough chance and Iyer cannot take it. Bumrah bangs it in a bit short on middle, Seifert goes for the pulll but mistimes it. It goes behind mid-wicket. Iyer runs behind and gets his hands to it but cannot hold onto it. 2 taken.

Ball 2: Bumrah to Seifert, Four! FOUR! Good length ball outside off, Seifert goes over covers and gets a boundary as there is no one in the deep there. 6 off the first two balls.

Ball 3: Bumrah to Seifert, 2 runs, In air... dropped again! Second drop in the over. A short one. Seifert looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes towards short fine leg. Rahul goes after it but ends up dropping it. Two taken.

Ball 4: Bumrah to Seifert, OUT! OUT! Caught! This time Seifert departs and India have a wicket. Full outside off, Seifert looks to go over point but does nit time it and the fielder in the deep manages to take it.

Ball 5: Bumrah to Munro, FOUR! Much needed boundary! Good length ball outside off, Munro goes on his back foot and manages to loft if over point for a boundary.

Ball 6: Bumrah to Munro, 1 run, AN appeal for a catch, the umpire has taken it upstairs to check it is a bump ball. Replays roll in and they show it is fine. A low full toss. Munro looks to play the paddle scoop but ends up hitting it on the bounce to short fine leg. A single taken. 

New Zealand end with 13 runs, India need 14 to win!

Ball 1: Southee to Rahul, SIX! That is some way to start the chase! The equation is very easy now, only 8 needed in 5 balls. Full and on middle, it is in the slog. Rahul clears his front leg and whips it high and handsome into the mid-wicket stand.

Ball 2: Southee to Rahul, FOUR! It was Rohit Sharma the last night, this time it is Rahul. A short ball on the body, Rahul pulls it over short fine leg and bags another boundary. 10 from the first two balls. 4 needed in 4 balls.

Ball 3: Southee to Rahul, OUT! Southee gets Rahul! India can't afford to lose a wicket now. 4 needed in 3 balls. A short one on middle, Rahul pulls, he hits it nicely but flat towards deep square leg. Kuggeleijn takes it. Samson is the new man in.

Ball 4: Southee to Kohli, 2 runs, This is brilliant! Just brilliant from the skipper. How smart was that? Knows a risk is not needed so he taps it with soft hands towards mid on. The weight on the shot is perfect so two is taken.

Ball 5: Southee to Kohli, Four! Kohli ends it in style! He takes his side 4-0 up! Another win for India in the Super Over. Shorter and on off, Kohli drags his pull through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence.

Tim Southee once again failed to defend the runs scored by their batsmen in the Super Over and for the fourth time in a row, the Black Caps lost a Super Over.

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