Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. Credits: Twitter

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly is reportedly said to ring the bells at the Eden Gardens in the third T20I match between India and New Zealand.

India won the first T20I by five wickets against New Zealand and will take them on Friday in the second match before the final game on Sunday in Kolkata.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly to ring bells at Eden Gardens in the third T20I between India-New Zealand

According to a report by news agency ANI, Ganguly will be ringing the Eden Bell at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata to commence the third T20I game.

This will be the first international fixture being conducted at Eden Gardens after COVID-19 disrupted cricket affairs in India. The last time team India played at the venue was in the historic Pink-Ball Day-Night Test match against Bangladesh.

India beat New Zealand by five wickets in 1st T20I

After winning the toss, Rohit Sharma opted to field first in the first match, and experienced campaigners Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/24) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/23) held the Black Caps to 164/6 in the first innings.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul opened the innings and led the chase with 50 runs between them before the latter departed in the final over of Powerplay to Mitchell Santner.

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma. Credits: BCCI

Rohit went on to score 48 from 36 balls and build another brilliant 58-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav, who made 62 off 40 balls.

Wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant struggled to score as he made 13 runs off 16 balls by the 19th over. However, he hit the winning runs for India with a boundary off Daryl Mitchell.

India will play the second T20I against New Zealand on November 19 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.

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