Tim Seifert joined Guptill to progress the scoreboard. Martin Guptill completed his half century, the sole Kiwi batsman to score more than 20 runs.
Yuzvendra Chahal gave Men in Blue their most important breakthrough in the 11th over and dismissed Martin Guptill on the score of 51 of 36 balls.
This was the beginning of the complete collapse of the Kiwi innings and Tim Seifert’s run out in the very next over put seal over that.
Harshal Patel grabbed the wicket of James Neesham in the 13th over and sent him back on the score of 3 runs of 7 balls.
Kiwis lost another wicket in form of a run out in the very next over and this time it was Mitchell Santner.
Venkatesh Iyer dismissed Adam Milne in the 16th over on the score of 7 of 6 balls. Harshal Patel grabbed his second wicket of the night as he dismissed Ish Sodhi on the score of 9 on 11 balls in the 17th over.
Lockie Ferguson did fire some last shots but Deepak Chahar sent him back in the 18th over to pack the Kiwis’ innings up.
Team India won the match by 73 runs and grabbed a clean sweep victory over the Kiwis.
A perfect start to the new era of Rahul Dravid. There are many more tests and accomplishments ahead but this is a great start to it.