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New Zealand vs India 2020 4th T20I

India 165/8 (20.0 ov) & 16/1 (0.5 ov)
New Zealand 165/7 (20.0 ov) & 13/1 (1.0 ov)
Match Tied (India win the one over eliminator)
Player of the match: Shardul Thakur
Batting
R
B
4s
6s
SR
6
2
1
0
300
0
0
0
0
0
Bowling
OV
M
R
W
ECO
0.5
0
16
1
19.2
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So, that's it from us here at Sportskeeda! Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this remarkable encounter and do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest news, scores and updates from the world of cricket! Also, join us for the final T20I on Sunday as the Kiwis look to get on the board!

Till then, this is Shashwat Kumar signing off! Goodbye!
Right! So there we have it! India go 4-0 up in the series!
After another manic encounter at Wellington, India have come through unscathed, although they have the Kiwis to thank for it. The hosts, despite only needing 7 off the final over, somehow bottled their chase against Shardul and entered the rather forbidden territory of the Super Over. And, as history would testify, the Kiwis aren't particularly good at one-over eliminators and that trait came to the fore yet again. 

Prior to that though, the hosts controlled the encounter for large swathes as they derailed India's batting line-up courtesy the right blend of seam and spin, before they amped up the pressure with the willow. Ish Sodhi was brilliant as he varied his pace expertly while he was ably supported by Santner. For India, Pandey ensured that they posted a fighting total on the board and he was helped by Shardul and Saini lower down the order. 

In reply, Seifert seemed to have established Kiwi dominance when he conjured a special half-century. However, a moment of madness from the wicket-keeper in the final over meant that new batsmen were cast in the spotlight and they ultimately, came a cropper. 

Post the contest, there are a lot of unanswered questions for the home side, none more important than their inability to close out matches. In fact, Kane Williamson might also be wondering what his team need to do to get across the finish line. 

As for India, they would be overjoyed that they pulled another victory out of the fire and in the process, underlined their credentials as perhaps the most clutch cricketing outfit on the planet.
Kohli finishes things off in style!
0.5:
Southee again bangs it into the wicket and Kohli is waiting for it. He waits for it and then thumps it past mid-wicket for a boundary to seal yet another victory from the most adverse of situations. Absolutely ruthless. 
0.5 FOUR! Tim Southee to Virat Kohli. Back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
0.4 Tim Southee to Virat Kohli. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 2 runs, fielded by Southee.
Kohli with a brace!
0.4: 
Kohli taps the ball past the bowler and times it perfectly so that they can get across for a brace. Samson responds and India now require 2 off 2 balls.
0.3 OUT! Caught. Tim Southee to Lokesh Rahul. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg, by Kuggeleijn.
Southee gets Rahul!
0.3: 
Southee bangs it half-way down the track and Rahul looks to finish things off with a flourish. But, he gets it slightly higher up his bat, meaning that he can't clear the fielder at deep square leg. The fielder completes the catch and India now need 4 off 3. 

Samson walks out!
0.2 FOUR! Tim Southee to Lokesh Rahul. Short, down leg side backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs.
0.1 NEW BALL. SIX! Tim Southee to Lokesh Rahul. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
0.0 Start of Innings.
A boundary to follow the six!
0.2: 
Rahul gives himself room and that prompts Southee to bowl it short and follow him. However, the batsman showcases enough awareness to just help the ball over the fielder at fine leg for four.
Rahul smashes one into the stands!
0.1: 
Southee bowls it in the slot and he absolutely disappears over mid-wicket. Rahul plants his foot and absolutely laces it over cow corner for a maximum.
Southee entrusts himself with the Super Over responsibility! Can he shape a different outcome today?
Rahul and Kohli to open the batting for India! 
Who will come out to bat for India? Will it be Rahul and Kohli? Or someone a little more left-field like Dube? Well, in all honesty, none gauged the pitch as well as Pandey so probably he should get a go! Let's see! 
Over 1 | Summary: 2 4 2 W 4 1 Bowler: J Bumrah TBA: 13/1(RR 13.00)
0.6 APPEAL! Jasprit Bumrah to Colin Munro. Full toss, off stump moves in front sweeping, bottom edge to short fine leg for 1 run, by Saini, appeal made for Caught.
Single to end the Super Over! New Zealand finish with 13!
0.6: 
Munro paddles a full delivery straight to fine leg and the batsmen cross for a single. Somehow, the umpire feels that the ball might have gone to the fielder on the full and they refer it for some reason. Crazy umpiring. Crazy game. Period.
0.5 FOUR! Jasprit Bumrah to Colin Munro. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.
Boundary for Munro!
0.5: 
Munro waits for the slower delivery and Bumrah plays into his hands slightly. The ball is short and has width too. The batsman waits and then opens the bat-face to send it hurtling towards the boundary for four.
0.4 OUT! Caught. Jasprit Bumrah to Tim Seifert. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep point, by Sundar.
0.3 Jasprit Bumrah to Tim Seifert. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to short fine leg for 2 runs, dropped catch by Rahul.
Seifert perishes!
0.4: 
Bumrah continues with the back of a length stuff and induces another false shot. This time, Seifert looks to go off-side and only manages a thickish outside edge towards deep point. Washington though, settles himself under the catch and gobbles it up. The Kiwis are 8-1 after 4 balls.
Rahul drops Seifert! What in the world is this sorcery!
0.3:
A cat has nine lives but Seifert has plenty more. Bumrah again rushes onto Seifert with a short delivery and the top edge flies in the direction of Rahul. But, the keeper gets caught under it and grasses the chance.
Boundary for Seifert!
0.2: 
Bumrah bowls it on a length outside the off-stump and Seifert lays back and crashes it over the in-field for four.
0.2 FOUR! Jasprit Bumrah to Tim Seifert. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
Shreyas puts Seifert down!
Bumrah bowls a back of a length delivery and it gets big on Seifert as he looks to pull. The ball goes high up in the air but Shreyas can't hold onto the high ball at mid-wicket. 2 runs for Seifert.
0.1 NEW BALL. Jasprit Bumrah to Tim Seifert. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, dropped catch by Iyer, fielded by Pandey.
0.0 Start of Innings.