IND vs NZ: Kane Williamson shows lightning reflexes, saves series trophy from falling; watch

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After the heartbreak of the 2022 T20 World Cup, Hardik Pandya-led Team India has arrived in Wellington to prepare for the next chapter. The Men in Blue take on New Zealand in a three-match T20I series, followed by an equal-match ODI series.

The T20I series will begin on November 18 and end on November 22, followed by the ODI series. The presentation of the T20I series trophies took place on Wednesday in the presence of the two skippers, Kane Williamson and Hardik Pandya.

As the two captains posed next to the trophy, the wind was blowing really fast and suddenly the trophy started to slide and slide off the podium. However, Williamson showed great reflexes to catch the trophy in time and avoid falling to the ground, while Hardik tried to avoid the podium falling.

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A video of the incident has gone viral on social media like crazy:

Speaking of the Men in Blue, they fell out in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup after a 10-wicket defeat at the hands of eventual champions England, while New Zealand lost to runners-up Pakistan.

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Both teams hope to overcome past results and focus firmly on the road ahead.

IND vs NZ T20I Series Schedule

The first T20I will be at the Sky Stadium in Wellington on Friday 18 November. (12 noon IST)

The second T20I will be at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Sunday 20 November. (12 noon IST)

The third T20I will be at Mclean Park in Napier on Tuesday 22 November. (12 noon IST)

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teams

India- Hardik Pandya (c), Rishabh Pant (VC), Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

New Zealand – Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.