Blackcaps v India: New Zealand crumble late to hand India win in third Twenty20

India have pulled off an improbable 'super over' win against the Blackcaps in the third Twenty 20 in Hamilton, clinching their five-game series with two matches to spare.

Captain Kane Williamson looked to have all-but wrapped up an impressive bounce back for New Zealand with a brilliant 95 off 48 balls, as they clinically pursued India's first innings total of 179/5.

But needing just two runs off four balls for victory, Williamson was caught behind, Seifert whiffed on two and Taylor was bowled to end the innings in a tie.

Williamson returned with Guptill to put on a formidable 17 runs in the super over, which Tim Southee backed up with four decent deliveries to put the Blackcaps back on top.

But Rohit Sharma had other ideas. Needing nine runs off the final two balls, he stepped up to blast two back-to-back sixes, stealing victory and sending the Indian faithful into fits.

After losing the toss and being sent in to bat, India got their innings off to a flyer, courtesy of a swashbuckling knock from Sharma.

He blasted nine boundaries in his 65 off just 40 balls, including five in a single over off Hamish Bennett that cost the hosts 27 runs.

But Bennett had the last laugh, nabbing Sharma caught in the deep to put a sudden halt to the bleeding.

Tim Southee prepares for the Blackcaps 'super over'
Tim Southee prepares for the Blackcaps 'super over'. Photo credit: Photosport

Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi continued to stem the tide through the middle of the innings, before Manish Pandey stepped up with a crucial late flurry to lift the Indian total to a competitive 179.

The NZ chase was steady and calculated, until everything fell apart in the final over and Sharma plunged the dagger in the ensuing super over.

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