Virat Kohli’s India beat New Zealand in a match reduced to eight overs a side by rain to beat the Kiwis in a T20 series for the first time 2-1.
India made 67-5 with Manish Pandey hitting 17 off 11 balls and Kohli 13. Though the result could have gone either way with just two balls remaining, New Zealand reached just 61-6 with Colin de Grandhomme making an unbeaten 17.
India had never beaten New Zealand in a T20 match going into this series.
Twitter hailed Kohli and co as they beat the Kiwis for the first time in a T20I series.
That was exciting as holy hell.Fuck T20.T8 is where it’s at.#INDvsNZ— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) November 7, 2017
First ever T20 series win for India against New Zealand! 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 NZ have been world number 1 in the short game.— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) November 7, 2017
That was top effort winning the t20 series against NZ. Bumrah n Chahal were outstanding. NZ had some good matches too in this trip #IndvsNZ— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 7, 2017
Dhulaai ke baad silaai, but well played NZ.Never feel very bad losing against NZ because they are such nice guys,but sweet victory for India https://t.co/bpUkjbdzY7— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 7, 2017
Since 2016, India have won all the seven series-deciders in limited-over Internationals. 3 in ODIs and 4 in T20Is. #IndvsNZ— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) November 7, 2017
I like such opponents, who give tough fight but lose in the end. #IndvNZ— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) November 7, 2017
1st T20 Series win against New ZealandVirat Kohli Captaincy?Before this seriesNew Zealand 5India 0This SeriesIndia 2New Zealand 1— Broken Cricket (@Broken_Cricket) November 7, 2017
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