The young Vijay Shankar was dismissed by Mitchell for 14 and then Rishabh Pant 40 (28)* and MS Dhoni 20 (17)* scored valuable cameo knocks staying firm without losing further wickets, and their unbeaten knocks lead India to 162/3, and a victory by 7 wickets with 7 balls to spare.After losing the first T20, India leveled the T20 series 1-1 with this victory. Hope to catch you again.
Rohit Sharma who became the highest run scorer in the history of T20s during last game would like to win the series and add to his impressive tally of wins as skipper of team India. The New Zealand-India live streaming will take place on hotstar.com.
India outplayed New Zealand by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 worldwide in Auckland on Friday.
India's pace bowlers allowed just 53 runs from the last seven overs, during which time New Zealand found the boundary only once.
Opener Tim Seifert took the Indian bowlers to cleaners with a 43-ball 84 and visitors must have a plan to contain him on Friday.
The team could replace Ahmed with either Siddharth Kaul or Mohammad Siraj, who warmed the bench on Wednesday.
Kumble also suggested that the Indian think tank could try pairing Krunal Pandya with other experienced spinners.
The lack of fight in the run chase was a big disappointment, as mentioned by captain Rohit Sharma in Wellington. Rohit Sharma said he wanted to bowl anyway, despite India conceding 219 in the previous game.
Both New Zealand and India named unchanged teams for the fixture, with the tourists fielding eight specialist batsmen in order to exploit Eden Park's short boundaries.
"That doesn't happen every day but hopefully we can keep making strides in that direction", he said.
The risky opening duo of Colin Munro and Seifert put the Indian pacers under tremendous pressure early on in the innings and dismissing them cheaply will be crucial for the visitors' chances.
MS Dhoni (20*) and Pant (40*) then knocked off the remaining runs easily to lead India home with seven balls remaining.
Match starts at 11.30 AM IST.