India’s Rohit Sharma (front) bats during a practice session at Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Post a swashbuckling effort by stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma in the second T20I match in Rajkot -- which fired India to an emphatic series-leveling win -- the home side will look to carry the winning momentum into the series-deciding third T20I
Rohit was ruled out of the ODIs and Test series against New Zealand after suffering a calf injury while batting in the fifth T20I at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
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It was a superb display by the underdog Black Caps, who came into the match on the back of three straight defeats by Pakistan, Australia and England and only qualified for the semi-finals on net run-rate, while India topped the 10-team group stage.
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