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first_img Abreshmina S Quadri HamiltonFebruary 10, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 09:58 IST India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Hamilton: Dinesh Karthik’s refusal to take a single in the final was not received well. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDinesh Karthik tried but failed to take India home in the third T20I against New ZealandKarthik had refused Krunal Pandya a single in the final over of the matchIndia ended up losing the match by 4 runs and also the series as New Zealand won it 2-1Brief Score – New Zealand (212/4) beat India (208/6) by 4 runs to clinch 3-match series 2-1. Shankar (43), Mitchell (2/27), Santner (2/32). Full ScorecardDinesh Karthik had won India a last-ball thriller a year ago but in 2019 in Hamilton against a strong New Zealand side, Karthik fell just short of getting India over the line. India need 16 off the last over in the third and final T20I but India could score only 11 and New Zealand won the match by 4 runs and the 3-match series 2-1.Karthik smacked 33 off 16 deliveries while Krunal Pandya blasted 26 off 13 but the two failed to finish the game for India. Here is what happened in the final over ball-by-ball.1st ball: Southee to Karthik – 2 runs; 2nd ball: Southee to Karthik – no run; 3rd ball: Southee to Karthik – Karthik denied a single after Krunal ran almost all of the pitch but Krunal somehow made it back; 4th ball: Southee to Karthik – 1 run; 5th ball: Southee to Krunal – 1 run; 6th ball: Southee to Karthik – wide; 6th ball: Southee to Karthi – 6 runs.INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND 3RD T20I HAMILTON: REPORT | HIGHLIGHTSWhile Karthik and Krunal tried valiantly to win the game for India, Karthik’s decision to not take a single in the last over with Krunal on the other side caught everybody’s attention.pic.twitter.com/WiGs4XnittMS (@premchoprafan) February 10, 2019Both Karthik and Krunal were hitting well but the former decided to shoulder the responsibility of finishing the game for India and it was not well received by the fans.advertisementBoth captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma have mentioned that Karthik’s role in the team is that of a finisher – one that MS Dhoni has held for long. And with Karthik denying a single and taking it upon himself to finish, fans drew the inevitable comparison and were not impressed by Karthik.Brilliant hitting by DK but small mistakes have a big effect on the result in T20s. Was a mistake to not take that single with Krunal at the other end.#IndVsNZSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 10, 2019The Difference between Karthik and Dhoni is that Karthik has to prove himself in every match otherwise he will be thrown away from the team#INDvNZSunil- The cricketer (@1sInto2s) February 10, [email protected] 26 not-out from 13 balls and got to face only 1 ball in the final over.Hard luck, KP! #CricketMeriJaan #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/BVm2HmDguAMumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 10, 2019Dinesh Karthik wasted 2 deliveries even denied taking a singleRohit Sharma & co. to Dinesh Karthik in dressing room#INDvsNZt20 #NZvIND #NZvsIND #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/IASfE3Ud1KFreaky ~ DRaval (@HODL_till_2140) February 10, 2019Mr. Dinesh Karthik you are not MS DHONI to deny a single and then finish with sixes. You might have done it once but you can’t do it every time like MS does… #INDvsNZt20Bastele Jhakday (@bastelej) February 10, 2019Mr Over-confident @DineshKarthik …….we almost had it.. #INDvNZTanmoy Ghosh (@TanmoyG98846487) February 10, 2019While there was a large section of fans that trolled Karthik for allegedly attempting to be Dhoni, many fans also defended him and felt that he was underrated for his role in the team.I remember MS Dhoni doing the exact same thing Karthik did and he had Rayudu at the other end. So stop judging, I’d actually salute Karthik for taking the responsibility on his shoulders. #NZvINDMaverick (@maverickmonger) February 10, 2019I know people would be mad, but be honest….14 off 3 needed, who would you rather want to be on strike? Karthik has chased similar scores in the past. I think he genuinely believed he could pull it off. #INDvsNZt20 #NZvIND #INDvNZShort Third Man (@vyatikram188) February 10, 2019Ppl expect Dinesh Karthik to deliver 50 runs in 18 balls almost in everymatch #INDvsNZt20Venkat (@Venkat52661433) February 10, 2019Despite the loss in the T20I series, India would go home satisfied from the long tour Down Under after drawing the T20I series vs Australia (courtesy rain), winning the Test series against Australia 2-1, beating Australia in the ODI series 2-1 and thrashing New Zealand in the ODI series 4-1.Also Read | MS Dhoni ensures Indian flag doesn’t touch the ground as fan rushes out to touch his feetAlso Read | Lots of positives and a few mistakes, says Rohit Sharma after T20I series defeatAlso Read | A brilliant advertisement for T20 cricket, says Kane Williamson after New Zealand win seriesAlso Read | I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20IAlso Read | Ajinkya Rahane, Vijay Shankar in World Cup plans, says chief selector MSK PrasadadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Dinesh KarthikFollow Krunal PandyaFollow MS DhoniFollow India vs New ZealandFollow India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Think you are Dhoni? Dinesh Karthik trolled for denying Krunal Pandya strike in last overIndia vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Hamilton: Dinesh Karthik denied a single to Krunal Pandya in the final over of the match and fans trolled him for trying to do an MS Dhoni.advertisementlast_img read more

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