Recent Match Report - New Zealand vs India 3rd T20I 2019

India vs New Zealand,Rohit Sharma,Rohit Sharma captain

India vs New Zealand,Rohit Sharma,Rohit Sharma captain

Colin Munro struck a 40-ball 72 as New Zealand pipped India by four runs in the third and final Twenty20 worldwide at Hamilton to seal a 2-1 series victory on Sunday.

Talented wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has moved up a notch to grab a career-best second position in the latest ICC T20 worldwide rankings, where India maintained its second position behind Pakistan despite dropping two ranking points.

The 24-year-old accounted for well-set openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro in the only match he played during the series and reaped immediate dividends.

Earlier, India captain Rohit Sharma put the hosts in to bat after winning the toss. Kuldeep's spin bowling partner Yuzvendra Chahal after an indifferent series against New Zealand, dropped six places to be 17th while Bhuvneshwar Kumar maintained his 18th rank.

In the team rankings, India continue to hold the second spot but have dropped two points.

India, who levelled the three-match series in Auckland, stayed in the game right until the end and were left needing 16 from the final over. Nepal have overtaken the UAE marginally to be in 14th position even as they come on to the table within a week of similarly crossing the threshold of eight matches and gaining entry onto the ODI table.

Santner is placed 10th, while India's Krunal Pandya advanced 39 places to seal a career-best 58th rank. Among the Proteas batsmen, Faf du Plessis (up from 20th to 17th) and Reeza Hendricks (up from 73rd to 42nd) have been the main gainers.

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam continued to lead the ICC T20I batsmen rankings after scoring 151 runs in the series while Hussain Talat gained 19 places to reach 56th position after aggregating 98 runs.