India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I: 5 reasons why India won the match
For a long time, it seemed as if the India-New Zeland T20 series would meet the same fate as the India-Australia T20 series with rain playing spoilsport.
The toss got delayed and even when the rain subsided, it seemed as if the match could be in jeopardy, but unlike the Hyderabad game, which failed to get the match underway despite ample time to recover, Trivandrum was fully equipped to deal with the rain threat and the ground authorities managed to get the surface ready for a curtailed T20 match.
The stadium was a sell-out and despite the rain, the fans waited patiently for what was the first international fixture in the city, and they got their money worth in the end as the hosts gave them a fitting reward with a victory on a day to remember for the cricket enthusiastic state.
Here are 5 reasons how India managed to overcome the Black Caps in the series decider here on Tuesday.