However, New Zealand's total score was 159/ 4 in 20 overs, opening batters couldn't hold the ground for long. hey did not start as Suzie Bates was caught out by Taniya Bhatia off Radha Yadav's bowling when the score was just 11. Tim Seifert has been added as the wicketkeeper while Scott Kuggeleijn is also expected to make the cut.
India's bowlers were bruised, with Hardik Pandya conceding 51 from his four overs, the most expensive, and Yuzvendra Chahal with 1/35 the least expensive. Kane Williamson (34) and Ross Taylor (23) chipped in to help New Zealand reach 219/6 in their 20 overs.
Without two of the world's best Twenty20 batsmen - Virat Kohli (average of 49.2 at a strike rate of 136) and KL Rahul (43.4 at 148), India didn't have their usual firepower, and when Mitchell Santner took two wickets in three balls, they needed a miracle.
"I just go out, do what I do, and hey, if that gets me over the line, brilliant, you know, but still being young, you know, [I've] still got time on my side", he said.
India's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma won the toss in Wellington and stuck to his side's strength - chasing - after having tested his batting line-up in the fifth ODI at the same venue.
Shikhar Dhawan blazed away with a quick 29, but five wickets fell for 26 runs in 33 deliveries once he was bowled by Lockie Ferguson. MS Dhoni top-scored for India with 39 runs off 31 balls while no other batsman managing to impress much with the willow.
They didn't get it, Southee finishing with 3-17, with India - who are unbeaten in their last 10 Twenty20 series' - now on the brink of their first series defeat since 2017. The home team was earlier routed 4-1 in the five-match One-day worldwide series.
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