India beat New Zealand in 4th T20 International at Wellington

India beat New Zealand via Super Over in the fourth T20 International after a second successive tie at Wellington today. Chasing the target of 166 set by India, New Zealand were coasting at one stage before the hosts were restricted to 165 for 7.

Needing 7 runs of Shardul Thakur’s last over, New Zealand buckled under pressure and lost two wickets as India took the match into the Super Over for the second consecutive game. Earlier, sent in to bat, India posted 165 for 8, riding on Manish Pandey’s 36-ball 50.

In the Super Over, New Zealand made just 13 runs, a target which the Indians overwhelmed with one ball to spare. India had earlier defeated New Zealand in the Super Over in the third T20 in Hamilton. The visitors now lead the five-match series 4-0. The fifth and final T20 will be played on Sunday at Mount Maunganui.