IND vs NZ: Third T20 can be recorded today in Hamilton
The third match of the 5 match series between Team India and New Zealand will be held in Hamilton today from 12:20 pm. The first two matches of the series were played in Auckland, in which India won. Now the third match will be played at the House Park ground here.
Chance to win series for the first time
If India wins this series, then it will do the series for the first time in New Zealand. On two earlier occasions, she had failed to achieve this feat. India lost 0–2 in 2008–09 led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and 1–2 the previous year.
Dhoni's record on Virat's target
Indian captain Virat Kohli will take on another record in the third T20 International to name himself. If Kohli scores 25 more runs in this match, then he will overtake former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the T20 as captain. Kohli (1088) is currently at number four in the list of batsmen scoring the most runs as captain in T20. Dhoni is at number three with 1112 runs. Kane Williamson (1148) is second and du Plessis is first with 1273 runs.
4 times out of 5 teams won first
4 matches have been won by the team batting first on this ground out of the last five T20 Internationals.
Such is the record of both teams
There have been a total of 13 matches between the two teams so far, of which New Zealand has won 8, while India has won 5.