Watch: Bizarre Harshal Patel dismissal during India's 3rd T20I vs New Zealand
- India beat New Zealand by 73 runs
- Axar Patel won the player of the match award for his brilliant bowling performance of 3/9
- Harshal Patel's bizarre dismissal video is being widely circulated on social media
Team India registered a thumping win of 73 runs against New Zealand at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, and recorded a second consecutive whitewash over the Black Caps in the bilateral series. Axar Patel won the player of the match award for his brilliant bowling performance of 3/9.
Winning the toss and batting first proved to be a good move by skipper Rohit Sharma as India provided a solid start in the powerplay but the scoring slowed down as Mitchell Santner picked three quick wickets. It was a late blitz from all-rounder Harshal Patel and Deepak Chahar that India posted a total of 184 runs on the board.
Harshal Patel's contribution of 18 runs in 11 balls includes two boundaries and a maximum, but his hit-wicket dismissal was the talk of his innings.
In the 19th over of Lokie Ferguson, Harshal Patel managed to smash the first ball over long-off for a maximum but in the third ball of the over he tried to slash over point a delivery that was wide outside the off-stump but missed it completely and ended up hitting the stumps with his bat. This is the second time an India batsman has been dismissed hit wicket in T20Is. KL Rahul was first to be dismissed in the same fashion in T20Is.
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Earlier, Rohit scored his second fifty in the series and won the player of the series award.
Now, both teams will face each other in two Test matches. The teams will land in Kanpur for the first Test match, which starts on November 25. New Zealand’s tour will end at Wankhede stadium, where the second Test will be played from December 3 to 7.
For the first Test match, Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Indian team and regular captain Virat Kohli will join for the second Test match. After taking a break from the T20I series, skipper Kane Williamson will join the New Zealand team for the Test matches.