The third and final T20I between India and New Zealand is underway at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. The three match series is currently leveled at 1-1 with both sides having won a game each in the series so far. Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first as the men in blue look to create history winning their first T20I series in New Zealand.
New Zealand openers Colin Munro and Tim Seifert once again got the hosts off to a flier. The duo put on 80 runs in 7.4 overs for the first wicket before a bit of brilliance from MS Dhoni behind the stumps provided the opening breakthrough for Team India. Kuldeep Yadav bowled a flighted wrong one outside the off stump beating Seifert on the outside edge. Seifert failed to read it completely and ended up missing the line completely while trying to push at it. MS Dhoni behind the stumps was as sharp as ever and removed the bails in no time to send Seifert packing.
The decision was referred to the third umpire, who had a long hard look at it before passing his decision. It was a touch and go decision but there was no part of Seifert’s foot behind the line and he was given out on the giant screen. Dhoni had taken just 0.099 seconds to remove the bails to ensure that Seifert’s breezy cameo of 43 off 25 balls finally came to an end. It was probably one of the quickest stumpings of his career for MS Dhoni, making his 300th appearance in the shortest format of the game.
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