India coach Rahul Dravid: It was a really good series win. Everyone played really well right through the series. It feels good, nice to start well. We are also quite realistic. We have to keep our feet on the ground and be a bit realistic about this win. Not easy for NZ to play a World Cup final and then to turn up three days later play three games in six days, was never going to be easy for them.

NZ 111 all out after 17.2 overs: India win the match by 73 runs and the series 3-0. A comprehensive win. Just not NZ’s day. Ferguson c and b Chahar 14(8)

NZ 95/9 after 16.1 overs: WICKET! Another one for Harshal Patel. Ish Sodhi tried to go for the big hit but found Surya on the boundary line instead. Ish Sodhi c Suryakumar Yadav b Harshal Patel 9(11)

NZ 93/8 after 15.1 overs: WICKET! Venkatesh Iyer takes the pace off and he gets his first wicket in India colours. Milne walking back. Milne c Rohit b Venkatesh Iyer 7(6)

NZ 84/7 after 13.1 overs: WICKET! Kishan with another brilliant throw. Santner was caught well out. This is going to end early. Santner run out (Ishan Kishan) 2(4)

NZ 76/6 after 12.3 overs: WICKET! Pant takes a superb catch to send back Neesham. Harshal Patel strikes. It was a skier but Pant called for it early and took a splendid catch while running back. Neesham c Pant b Harshal Patel 3(7)

NZ 76/5 after 11.4 overs: RUN OUT! Seifert is caught out of his crease and is pissed. There was no second there and he couldn’t get back despite turning thanks to Kishan’s good throw. Seifert run out (Ishan Kishan/Pant) 17(18)

NZ 69/4 after 10.3 overs: WICKET! Guptill caught right on the boundary line. Chahal gets the wicket; a wicket he and India needed. Guptill c Suryakumar Yadav b Chahal 51(36)

NZ 68/3 after 10 overs: Fifty for Guptill. He has got 51 off 33 balls. He has held the NZ innings together and scored the quick runs too.

NZ 61/3 after 9 overs: 16 runs off the Chahal over. Guptill smashed him for a huge six – didn’t even look to see how far the ball had gone. The NZ opener now has 47 off 30 balls.

NZ 45/3 after 8 overs: Harshal into the attack and he serves up a treat. Some lovely slower balls that the batters had no idea about.

NZ 41/3 after 7 overs: Venkatesh Iyer into the attack for the first time in the series and he starts well. Just 4 runs off it.

NZ 37/3 after 6 overs: Big difference between how India and NZ’s Powerplays have panned out. India struggled a bit in the middle over but can NZ do better?

NZ 30/3 after 4.4 overs: WICKET! Axar again. Phillips went for the switch hit and his off-stump has been knocked back. Glenn Phillips b Axar 0(4)

NZ 29/2 after 4 overs: After Axar, Rohit got Chahal into the attack and a decent over from the leg-spinner too. But for one six which came off Guptill’s bat.

NZ 22/2 after 3 overs: WICKET! Axar strikes again. Chapman came down the wicket, missed it and got stumped. Good take by Pant. Chapman st Pant b Axar 0(2)

NZ 21/1 after 2.1 overs: WICKET! Axar strikes to send back Mitchell. Got the height, not the distance. Nicely tossed up. Gripped a little too. Daryl Mitchell c Harshal Patel b Axar 5(6)

NZ 21/0 after 2 overs: Ended up being a good over for NZ but India missed a golden opportunity off the last ball. Guptill miscued the ball and it went high up near the crease and Chahar failed to hold on.

NZ 5/0 after 1 over: A good start by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. A boundary off the second ball but virtually nothing after that.

NZ begin their chase with Guptill and Mitchell in the middle.

IND 184/7 after 20 overs: 19 runs off the last over from Milne and India have a total that they would have wanted. Last 5 overs: 50 runs, 3 wkts. Great batting by the lower order. Deepak Chahar ended up with 21 off 8.

IND 162/7 after 18.3 overs: Hit wicket!!! Harshal Patel hits his own wickets while trying to cut the ball. He made 18 off 11. He was already pretty deep in his crease. Harshal Patel hit wkt b Ferguson 18(11)

IND 156/6 after 18 overs: Superb over from Boult. Two misfield, and NZ have been guilty of doing that today, resulted in a four and a single.

IND 140/6 after 16.1 overs: WICKET!!! Shreyas hit that straight to the fielder in the deep. Milne’s slower delivery gets him the wicket. Shreyas Iyer c Daryl Mitchell b Milne 25(20)

IND 139/5 after 15.5 overs: WICKET!!! Boult strikes to send back Venkatesh Iyer. The knuckle ball does the trick. Venkatesh Iyer c Chapman b Boult 20(15)

IND 134/4 after 15 overs: Venkatesh has settled in quick and made his way to 19 off 13 balls. Shreyas also looking very comfortable in the middle.

IND 127/4 after 14 overs: Sodhi struggling with the wet ball and the batters made his pay for it. A four earlier in the over was followed by a six for Venkatesh.

IND 114/4 after 13 overs: Iyer has joined Iyer in the middle. A good chance for Venkatesh to find his feet in international cricket.

IND 103/4 after 11.2 overs: WICKET!!! Sodhi takes a brilliant caught and bowled to end Rohit Sharma’s stay in the middle. The leg-spinner stuck his hand out and managed to hold on. Rohit made 56 off 31 balls. Rohit c and b Ish Sodhi 56(31)

IND 103/3 after 11 overs: FIFTY!! 53 off 27 balls. Another four and Rohit has his 26th T20I fifty. He has looked in superb touch today. Iyer ended the Santner over with another four, cutting it past deep backward point.

IND 90/3 after 10 overs: At the half-way stage, India have a bit of a problem on their hands. Rohit Sharma is still there in the middle but the three wickets mean the hosts just need to be a little careful for the next 3-4 overs.

IND 82/3 after 9 overs: WICKET! Santner picks up his third wicket. Pant’s slog goes nowhere. One of India’s problems while batting first in T20Is is that they have been unable to keep the momentum going after the Powerplay. Today we are seeing more of the same. Pant c Neesham b Santner 4(6)

IND 71/2 after 7 overs: WICKET! Santner picks up his second wicket in the over. Suryakumar gone too! Lovely flight and the batter was unable to keep the ball down. Suryakumar Yadav c Guptill b Santner 0(4)

IND 69/1 after 6.2 overs: WICKET! Santner into the attack and he strikes right away. Kishan walking back after making 29 off 21 balls. The left-hander tried to guide it to third man for a single but edged it to the keeper instead. Ishan Kishan c Seifert b Santner 29(21)

IND 69/0 after 6 overs: A very productive Powerplay for India. Rohit (39 off 17) and Kishan (29 off 19) have just looked to attack everything. The lightning-quick outfield has helped too. Can they now keep this going?

(Correction) IND 49/0 after 5 overs: Couple of fours for Ishan Kishan as he takes on Milne... one misfield from Santner at mid-off, the next superbly turned behind square for four.

IND 39/0 after 4 overs: Another six for Rohit Sharma, taking on Ferguson by clearing his front foot. Didn’t connect all that well but enough to clear mid-off.

STAT: Rohit Sharma has a great chance to correct the anomaly below... his T20I record at Eden Gardens.

Rohit Sharma at Eden Gardens (before today)

Format Inns Runs Average 100s / 50s
Tests 4 282 70.50 1/1
ODIs 2 271 135.50 1/0 (264)
T20Is 2 16 8.00 -
IPL 13 466 46.60  1/3
Courtesy: ESPNCricinfo

IND 29/0 after 3 overs: Rohit Sharma has said in the past how he’d like to carry the Eden Gardens in his pocket if he could... and he has started like he means it. Trademark swivel pull for six off Boult. Ishan flicks one for four too. Good over for India.

IND 18/0 after 2 overs: Milne’s first ball was a bit too wide and Ishan flashed at it and got four. And then he got two runs off a mistimed hoick. Finished the over by guiding the ball just wide off second slip for four.

IND 8/0 after 1 over: Two fours for Rohit in the first over, one edged and one hit over the infield. Boult getting some swing and bounce.

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan are opening the innings for India.

6.38 pm: A look at the playing XIs. Changes in both teams today.

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert(w), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner(c), Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal

6.35 pm: India won the toss and elected to bat first.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the third and final T20 between India and New Zealand at Kolkata today. With India having already clinched the series, it will be a good opportunity for them to rest some of the seniors ahead of the Test series.

India cruised to a second straight victory over World Cup runners-up New Zealand on Friday, giving new coach Rahul Dravid and new T20 captain Rohit Sharma their first series win.

Set 154 in front of a packed crowd in Ranchi, India crossed the line in the 18th over having lost only three wickets, going some way to avenging their eight-wicket hammering by the Black Caps in the World Cup.