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By S Vikram | Jan 29, 2020 04:59 PM

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin praised Rohit Sharma for his effortless performance that took India to a historical victory.

IndvsNZ 3rd T20I Ashwin calls rohit performance as ice cool

India won the 3rd T20I against New Zealand which marked the first ever T20 victory for India in New Zealand. Virat Kohli became the first captain to lead the team during the remarkable win.

After winning the first 2 T20Is, India was looking to seal the 5-match series with the win in the 3rd T20I. The toss favoured  New Zeland like the 2nd T20I match and Kane opted to bowl first against India. India finished the innings with 179 runs for the loss of 5 wickets at the end of 20 overs.

Virat Kohli remained the second top run-scorer for India with 38 runs in 27 balls preceeded by Rohit Sharma who scored 65 runs out of 40 balls.

New Zealand gave a decent start but the skipper Kane Williamson took off to a thunderous start. He scored 95 runs of 48 balls with 6 sixes and 8 boundaries. The final over was bowled by Mohammed Shami who dimissed Kane at 95 runs.

At the end NZ needed 2 runs in 3 balls. Tim Sefert was on strike while Ross Taylor stood at the non-striker end. Shami contained 1 ball but the next ball went for a single. Ross Taylor was on strike to face the final ball and Shami took the stumps off with a fine delivery- BOWLED. The match tied.

NZ batted first in the Super over while Bumrah bowled. Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill scored 18 in one over. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul batted for India while Tim Southee bowled.

Though the batsmen struggled in the first half of the over, Rohit Sharma had hit two sixes and finished the game for India. After the historic victory, Ravichandran Ashwin appreciated Rohit Sharma's performance as 'ice cool'.

"Great game of cricket and @ImRo45 was ice cool to take us home in the super over. #indvsnz," (sic) tweeted Ashwin.

Also Read:  IndvsNZ: 'Super Over' Rohit Sharma and 'Historic' Victory

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