The Pandya brothers- Hardik and Krunal were in the news for conceding the most number of runs in the third T20I against New Zealand. The two jointly conceded 98 runs from 48 deliveries and remained wicketless in the third T20I. Hardik gave away 44 runs whereas Krunal who was the Man of the Match in the second T20I at Auckland conceded 54 runs. Now, Hardik Pandya in the third T20I went on to surpass his brother to register an embarrassing record for himself. Harbhajan Singh and Sanjay Manjrekar Slam Dinesh Karthik For Turning Down a Single During IND vs NZ, 3rd T20I.
Hardik in the three-match T20I series, could pick only three wickets despite getting his full four-over quite to bowl. In the first game, he snapped two wickets giving away 51 runs. In the second game in Auckland, Pandya conceded 36 runs and got one wicket. In the third game, as mentioned above, Pandya conceded 44 runs. With this, the all-rounder 131 runs in all and went on to become the most expensive bowler in a bilateral series. He surpassed Krunal who had given away 119 runs. Khaleel Ahmed too conceded a massive 122 in the contest. Hardik and Krunal Pandya TROLLED Brutally After Their Dismal Performance During India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I 2019 (Read Tweets).
With this, India was chasing 212 runs after they won the toss and elected to field. The Indian bowlers looked helpless as they were beaten all over the park. Only Kuldeep Yadav got a couple wickets Khaleel Ahmed and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got one wicket each. Colin Munro went on to be the Man of the Match for his 70 run knock. India was just four runs short of reaching the total.