The Twitterati had a meltdown as yet another series decider was marred by the heavy rains. But thanks to the ground staff, the match went ahead as an 8 over game. Even though the Indian batsmen weren't up to the mark, the bowlers made up for it with a brilliant performance to secure the series.
Brief scores: India 67/5 in 8 overs (Manish Pandey 17, Hardik Pandya 14; Tim Southee 2/13, Ish Sodhi 2/23) beat New Zealand 61/6 (Colin de Grandhomme 17*, Glenn Phillips 11; Jasprit Bumrah 2/9, Kuldeep Yadav 1/10) by 6 runs.
Here are the funny tweets from the game:
Rain? No problem for the Indian team!
BCCI (@BCCI) November 7, 2017
When the fans found out it was an 8 over per side match!
BCCI seriously needs to plan accordingly!
And the man of
finally the game is happening at Thiruvananthapuram. Well done the ground staff for preparing the ground for 8 over game as well #INDvNZ— Gagan Thakur (@gagan_gt) November 7, 2017
Isn't Rohit Sharma the Vice-captain?
This cracked me up!
Normal service resumes!
Dhawan departs, Rohit follows soon after. #INDvNZ— Chinmay Jawalekar🏏 (@CricfreakTweets) November 7, 2017
And this happened today!
Mitchell Santner turned Johnty Rhodes today after taking two catches, Showed great common sense to take the third catch...— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) November 7, 2017
India's batting summed up in a single tweet!
Indian fans after looking at the target!
RAIN RAIN COME AGAIN... #INDvNZ— Drastic Faizzzzz❤😻 (@FaizanMSD) November 7, 2017
That was a bad decision by Kohli!
Bhuvi did not start off well...
But he came back with a bang!
Bhuvi! Brilliant recovery after getting hit for a six! #INDvNZ— Prashant Paul (@PrashantSport) November 7, 2017
After watching Santner's catches, Rohit Sharma be like, " Hold my beer"!
Rohit picks a stunner #INDvNZ— jatinder pal singh (@JapsPal) November 7, 2017
But we Indians were devastated!
Reckon NZ would be relieved at losing Williamson.#INDvNZ— Victor Tarapore (@VictorTarapore) November 7, 2017
A long con I see!
This game is a covert advert for the T10 league.— cricBC (@cricBC) November 7, 2017
What an effort by Dhoni!
Dhoni just saved the Match for India. Series rather. #INDvNZ— Manjeet Singh Dahiya (@BeingMSD) November 7, 2017
He may be Old. He may not be sending the Helicopters as before. But he is MSD behind the Stumps #IndvNZ— Prabhu 🏏 (@Cricprabhu) November 7, 2017
FINALLLLYY, a T20 series victory against NZ! #INDvNZ— srijith (@srijithcfc) November 7, 2017