Wellington - India snatched the fourth Twenty20 against New Zealand on Friday
after yet another super over was needed to separate the two sides after
the scores were tied following the regulation 20 overs.
New Zealand, batting first in the decider, made 13 with Tim Seifert dropped twice before he was eventually dismissed.
In reply, Indian captain Virat Kohli hit the winning runs with a ball to spare.
The third match also ended in a super over with Rohit Sharma hitting sixes off the last two balls to get India home.
"What's happened in the last two games is unbelievable," Kohli said.
"It feels good when you are out of the game and then somehow find a way to come back and that shows the character of the team."
win puts India 4-0 up in the five match series with New Zealand
stand-in captain Tim Southee not happy that his side could not wrap the
game up in the 20 overs.
"It's very tough, especially in the
position we got ourselves into and then to give them a chance at the
end, they're going to grab it with both hands," he said.
Zealand, chasing India's 165 for eight, went into their last over only
needing seven runs to win and with seven wickets in hand.
However, they were restricted to six runs and lost four wickets to finish 165 for seven and set up the super over.
Zealand had already suffered an earlier setback with talismanic captain
Kane Williamson a late scratching having not fully recovered from a
shoulder injury suffered while fielding in game three.
It was left
to lusty hitting by Colin Munro and Seifert to provide the backbone of
their innings with Munro making 64 and Seifert out in the final over for
India, sent into bat first, made 165 for eight on a flat
track at Wellington stadium with the innings anchored by an unbeaten 50
from Manish Pandey and his partnerships with Thakur and Navdeep Saini.
were six for 88 in the 12th over before Pandey and Thakur arrested the
slide in a 43-run stand with Thakur contributing 20.
Saini, who was not out 11 in his first appearance on tour, put on 22 with Pandey off the last 13 deliveries.
In a slow start to their reply, New Zealand were 23 for one after five overs.
in the sixth over, when Thakur wound back the pace to under 140
kilometres per hour (87mph), Munro found his timing with a six and two
fours to get the scoreboard moving.
In partnership with Seifert
they put on 72 off 44 deliveries before Munro was run out in a smart
piece of relay fielding involving Thakur and Kohli who threw down the