Sanju Samson goes aerial to save runs for India during NZ vs IND 5th T20I

India's Sanju Samson put away a masterclass during the fifth and final T20I match against New Zealand at Bay Oval on Mount Maunganui on Sunday (February 2nd).

The incident took place during the 8th round of second innings after New Zealand had already lost Guptill (2) and Munro (15) and Tom Bruce (0) early.

Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor they broke Shardul Thakur's slower delivery on the toes, where Samson was guarding the boundary line.

The ball looked almost certain to go for six, but Samson used his sport to catch the ball and then fly through the air to prevent the ball from crossing the line for maximum.


First, India lifted a total of 163/3 of the 20 Olympic odds as KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma played instrumental blows again.

Samson again failed to deliver with the bat for India when he opened the batting with KL and was fired after scoring just 2 runs.

While KL recorded 45 runs on the same day, Sharma – the master of Men In Blue in Virat Kohli's absence – broke 65 runs before leaving the field retired injured by 41 deliveries. Shreyas Iyer (33 *) and Manish Pandey (11 *) were unbeaten in the end to take India to a decent score.

Going into today's race, India has a 4-0 lead in the T20I series with five games and is looking for a clean ball against the BlackCaps.