India wins super over, leads five-matches T20I series 4-0


India chased 14 runs a ball before in super over contest against New Zealand in the fourth T20I at Wellington to lead five-matches T20I series 4-40.

11 needed off last two overs, New Zealand faced Navdeep Saini who conceded just four runs to put India on a winning track. Later, Shardul Thakur gave away just three off the last four balls and yet another contest ended in a Super Over.

While batting first, India posted 165-8 in 20 overs. Manish Pandey top-scored with 50 runs off 36 deliveries. His inning counted three boundaries. Opener Lokesh Rahul contributed 39 off 26 balls laced with three boundaries and two sixes.

Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi bagged three wickets for 26 runs while Hamish Bennett took 2-41. Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, and Tim Southee took a wicket each.

In reply, Colin Munro provided a power-packed start to New Zealand after they lost Martin Guptil earlier. Guptil went back after scoring just 4. Munro made 64 runs off 47 balls decorated with six boundaries and three sixes.

Tim Seifert scored 57 runs off 39 balls while Ross Taylor played 18 balls to score 24 runs.

For India, Shardul Thakur bagged two wickets, Bumrah finished with 1-20 while Yuzvendra Chahal managed to get a wicket for 38 runs.

India leads the T20I series 4-0. Both teams will face each other in the last contest on February 2.