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New Zealand vs. India T20 five of five: Visitors aiming for ‘series whitewash’



New Zealand host India in their final T20 on Sunday, with the away side looking to win all five games in the series.

The visitors won the first two games comfortably, clinching victories by six and seven wickets respectively. The third and fourth matches were, however, much closer.

India won the super over on the final ball at Seddon Park, before once again winning in the super over at Wellington Regional Stadium. That win was secured with one ball to spare.

Bay Oval hosts the fifth and final game, where the home side will be looking to save themselves from an embarrassing series whitewash.

It’s currently 5/4 for New Zealand to avoid that and win the game. India meanwhile can be backed at 8/13 to make it five wins from five.

Lokesh Rahul and Virat Kohli find themselves in the top ten in the T20I batting rankings, and will be looking to add to their impressive statistics again. Rahul is available at 5/2 to be his side’s top scoring batsman, with Kohli currently 11/4.

Their team-mate Rohit Sharma is also 11/4, with Sanju Samson available at 4/1.

Also looking to impress for the visitors with the bat are Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant. They are currently 11/2 and 6/1 to be India’s top scorer.

The hosts also boast a batsman in the top ten rankings in Colin Munro. He is currently 10/3 to be his side’s top scorer with the bat in the fifth game. And he’s 13/2 to be the top scorer in the entire game.

Also in contention are Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill at 11/4.

There are also a number of match specials on offer, including Williamson, Kohli and Sharma to score 30+ runs each at 5/1.

Also available is Williamson and Rahul to top score for New Zealand and India respectively, with the latter winning the game. That is currently 20/1, as is Guptill top scoring for the hosts, Sharma for the travelling side along with an India win.

India and New Zealand sit fifth and sixth in the ICC T20I world rankings, but it’s the latter who have undoubtedly made their mark in the standings this month. New Zealand now have the chance to stop the dominance from their opponents in the final meeting on Sunday.

After wrapping up the T20 fixtures, the two sides will then meet in three ODI matches, before facing off once again in a two-Test series.

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