There had been just 6 T20 games that finished with 1 run margin (list : smallest wins) untill today when we witnessed the 7th that New Zealand snatched from jaws of defeat..
Chasing stiff target of 168, Indians were well on their way with Virat Kohli destroying visiting bowlers like he was in a backyard game, dominating a rapid 60 runs stand with Suresh Raina and then another 34 with Yuvraj Singh who was playing his first game in 9 months and was given a loud standing cheers.
48 required off last 40 balls when Kohli departed, MS Dhoni arrived to the crease and scoring rate just went downhill. For 6 overs, Indians couldn't find any boundary and finally, they needed 13 off last over in which they well 1 run short.
Earlier, invited in to bat first, New Zealand struggled, losing both openers before the second over but then onwards, Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson accelerated the innings beautifully. McCullum in perticular, looked in ominous touch, poised for his second century in the format and beyong but an utterly slow delivery from Irfan Pathan somehow found it's way onto the stumps. Ross Taylor and Jacob Oram collected some quick runs towards the end.
With this win, New Zealand remain unbeaten to India in T20 cricket, winning all four meetings while first game of this series at Vizag was washed off.
McCullum's 91 is now 17th highest score in T20 cricket. He was named man of the match as well as series even though there was just one completed game.