India won the 3rd T20I decider against New Zealand, thus clinching the T20I series 2-1.
In the short nail biter of a match, bowlers shone for India restricting the Kiwis, to defend a total of 67.
The series win by India will benefit Pakistan's team which will replace New Zealand as the No.1 T20I team.
Let's look at how the match progressed.
Thiruvananthapuram becomes the 50th venue to host an international
Thiruvananthapuram's Greenfield International Stadium is now the 50th Indian venue to host an international match. India has the most international venues with England coming second (23).
After a rain delay, the 3rd T20I had to be shortened to an eight-overs-a-side game.
New Zealand won the toss and decided to field under somewhat unpredictable pitch conditions at Thiruvananthapuram's Greenfield stadium.
Throughout their innings in the decider, India lost wickets on a regular basis making 67/5, a defendable score with some good overs of tight bowling from the men in blue.
First two wickets picked in the same over
Interestingly in the three match India-NZ T20I series, India lost their first two wickets in the same over, in each match.
India's winning streak
India have not lost an international series at home since losing 2-3 to South Africa in October 2015. Further they have not lost an international series anywhere since the 1-4 ODI series loss to Australia in January 2016.