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India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI in Mount Maunganui Highlights: India win by seven wickets, clinch series

India vs New Zealand: Catch all the highlights from the third ODI between India and New Zealand from the Bay Oval.

By HT Correspondent | Jan 28, 2019 15:19 IST
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Highlights: India beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the third ODI in Mount Maunganui. The visitors clinch their second-ever ODI series in New Zealand. Rohit Sharma (62) and Virat Kohli (60) put on 113 for the second wicket as India reached their 244-run target with 42 balls left. New Zealand were all out for 243 in the 49th over with Ross Taylor making 93 and Tom Latham 51. (Full scorecard)

 

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15:10 hrs IST

Man of the Match - Shami

“It’s really difficult to bowl against the wind. One comes with the wind and the other is against the wind. It is difficult but not too hard. Bhuvi at the other end was also a great help. Sticking to areas where we want to bowl is the key.”

15:02 hrs IST

Ecstatic Virat

“Amazing. Three clinical games for us. Couldn’t have asked for anything better. We really enjoy ourselves and the guys believe in their skills and they are showing it on the field. When a guy doesn’t get runs in a couple of games the opposition still feels that he’s gonna fire. I haven’t had a break for a long time. It’s been hectic. I can relax and enjoy my break. Some day someone has to take your place and that’s how it goes. Shubman is a very exciting talent and I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even ten percent of that when I was 19.”

14:46 hrs IST

India win by seven wickets, clinch series

Doug Bracewell bowls a short ball which flies over the keeper’s head. It’s five wides and India win the match by seven wickets. The visitors clinch the series 3-0. Ambati Rayudu (40*) and Dinesh Karthik (38*) strung an unbeaten 77-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

14:42 hrs IST

Karthik hits a big six

Ish Sodhi bowls a full-toss and Karthik’s eyes light up. He walks down the track and smashes the ball over the mid-wicket region.

14:39 hrs IST

Rayudu hits a four over the wicket-keeper

Ambati Rayudu reads the short delivery early from Lockie Ferguson and sends the ball over the wicket-keeper for a boundary. India need 17 more runs to win.

14:32 hrs IST

Karthik slams a boundary

Dinesh Karthik pulls the ball to the boundary with ease. He’s seeing the ball like a football. India are just 26 run away from an ODI series win in New Zealand.

14:26 hrs IST

India inch closer to victory

Rayudu and Karthik are looking very comfortable at the middle. They putting away the loose deliveries and rotating the strike at regular intervals. India need 32 more runs to win.

14:18 hrs IST

Karthik and Rayudu take India to 200

Dinesh Karthik hits Ish Sodhi for a boundary through extra cover and India reach 200. The visitors are just 44 runs away from a series victory.

13:55 hrs IST

Kohli departs

New Zealand fighting back, Kohli drives Boult on the up, but finds Henry Nicholls at cover. Is there a twist coming up. Kohli walks out, Karthik walks in

13:52 hrs IST

Rayudu is smoking it

While he is smoking it with the bat, there is news coming in as far as his bowling future is concerned. The ICC has banned him for the time being.

Read more about the development here.

13:44 hrs IST

Rohit stumped

Down the track, Santner gets one to pitch and jag away as Rohit cannot get back and Latham dislodges the stumps. Rohit has to walk back after solid knock

13:35 hrs IST

50 for Kohli

Half-century number 49 in ODIs for India’s chase-master - Virat Kohli. India motoring along as New Zealand search for their 2nd wicket

13:26 hrs IST

Rohit, Kohli break free

12 runs in that over from Lockie Ferguson, India on the move, will New Zealand be able to break this Kohli-Rohit stand?

13:16 hrs IST

50 for Rohit

Very assured, very sedate from Rohit. Has cruised along to 50 runs. India right on track to complete the series win. New Zealand have to pick up wickets and then some

13:04 hrs IST

Probing stuff from Santner

Kohli has got rid of the cap, and he has slog swept Santner over mid-wicket to fetch a boundary. It was a forced stroke, but the 50-run partnership has been raised

12:53 hrs IST

Pitch has started to turn

Well, it is a used pitch and there is significant wear and tear which is assisting the spinners. Both Sodhi and Santner have to not only keep bowling dots, but it becomes imperative they pick up wickets

12:42 hrs IST

Rohit breaks the shackles

Down the track,close to the pitch of the ball and smacks it high and mighty over long off. Good way to get rid of any pressure. Santner is getting the ball to turn nicely

12:31 hrs IST

Sedate from India

Kohli is not yet off the mark, Boult has been accurate, Rohit is willing to bide his time. New Zealand need to keep chipping away at the wickets right through this innings

12:21 hrs IST

Dhawan departs

Length ball outside off, Dhawan stays leg side and tries to guide it to third man, edges it perfectly to Ross Taylor at first slip. Timely wicket for New Zealand, India were off to a confident start

12:12 hrs IST

Maiden from Lockie Ferguson

Extra pace and bounce, extra zip and Rohit was watchful, he has played out a maiden over. Boult is tight at the other end, New Zealand have strung together few tight overs after India raced away in the initial few overs

11:59 hrs IST

Dhawan strikes three fours in a row

Shikhar Dhawan strikes three fours in a row! He hits two boundaries through cover and one on the leg-side off Doug Bracewell’s bowling. India: 16/0

11:48 hrs IST

Rohit and Dhawan start India’s chase

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan start India’s chase. The openers have been in fine form in this series, they will certainly look to lay the platform for India once again.

11:18 hrs IST

End of the innings

Slower ball, swung hard, ball goes up high but not far and is swallowed by the man at short third man. New Zealand have been bundled out for 243. Boult departs

11:15 hrs IST

Bracewell is run out

Boult taps it to Kohli and takes off, Bracewell is down the pitch, Kohli picks up the ball, sprints and takes off the bails. These final overs have not gone according to plan for the hosts

11:12 hrs IST

Sodhi gone

He had to throw his bat around, and after clobbering Shami for a 6, he offers a catch to Kohli at long on. The skipper takes this catch after he had dropped him a couple of balls earlier

11:00 hrs IST

Taylor departs

Shami returns and accounts for Taylor. Length ball is feathered to Karthik. NZ lose a wicket at the most inopportune time. They need to bat out the 50 overs now.

10:52 hrs IST

6 overs left

Taylor is on 87, New Zealand should aim for a score around 270 and he holds the key. He has to carry his bat and provide the final flourish. Doug Bracewell can give it a thrash at the other end

10:46 hrs IST

Not enough strike for Ross Taylor

He is well settled, looks good, but Taylor has faced 3 deliveries in the last 4 overs. India are getting wickets and are keeping Taylor away from any action

10:42 hrs IST

Hardik strikes

Length ball outside off, Santner wants to cut, he nicks it to Karthik, Hardik gets his 2nd wicket. New Zealand losing track just when they were supposed to up the ante. Taylor is running out of partners

10:36 hrs IST

Squeeze is back on

After the twin strikes, the Indian bowlers are back applying pressure. Hardik has been brilliant all day, when will New Zealand press the accelerator?

10:29 hrs IST

Hardik strikes

The good comeback continues for Hardik. Bangs the ball in, takes off the pace, Nicholls wants to go for the hook, gloves it to Karthik. New Zealand cannot afford to squander the platform set by Latham and Taylor.

10:18 hrs IST

Latham dismissed

Down the track and Tom Latham chips a full ball to Ambati Rayudu at deep mid-wicket. Well, the solid partnership has been broken, India with a timely breakthrough

10:10 hrs IST

100-run partnership raised

1st hundred runs stand for NZ in the series.

5th hundred runs stand between Taylor and Latham in ODIs.

2nd vs IND.

The pair put on 200 vs IND at Mumbai,2017.

2nd hundred runs stand for NZ in last 5 ODIs

10:08 hrs IST

Taylor’s consistent run continues

46th ODI fifty for R Taylor

20th fifty in NZ

6th vs IND

7th fifty plus score in last 10 ODI innings

10:00 hrs IST

NZ aiming for 280?

Coach Gary Stead believes the pitch is slower than the one used for 2nd ODI and hence, they are looking at a score in the range of 270-280. This is a conscious decision to look for singles in this middle phase before they go berserk in the final 10 overs

9:51 hrs IST

50 for Taylor

Back to back fours and Ross Taylor has motored on to another 50 in ODIs. He has to bat on and take this innings deep for New Zealand to post a substantial score

9:42 hrs IST

Multiple reviews, no dismissal

Well,, Hardik hit Taylor on the pads, belted out an appeal, umpire says no and then the stumps are broken at the non-striker’s end, another appeal belted. So, Nigel Llong has a couple of decisions to make, the ball was clipping the stumps, hence umpire’s call. And then Taylor made his ground at the non-striker’s end, so he is safe there too. It could have been a 7-ball over too. Need a lie down!

9:35 hrs IST

Much-needed partnership

Taylor and Latham are content in turning the strike over, they are content with singles at the moment. They need wickets in the bag when we enter the final phase of the innings

9:07 hrs IST

Tight from Kuldeep

There is no breathing space for the Kiwi batsmen, the bowlers are on the money which is making even singles hard to come by. The spinners have been brilliant and Kuldeep has only completed his second over for the day

8:58 hrs IST

New Zealand’s spin troubles

8:42 hrs IST

Are you kidding me, Hardik?

What a blinder, an absolute stunner from Hardik Pandya at short mid-wicket. Kane chips it and Pandya flies to his his left to take a stunning catch. New Zealand under some real pressure now. Boy, that was a catch and half

8:39 hrs IST

Frustration creeping in

Well, this is good and tight bowling from the Indian bowlers and even Kane Williamson is feeling frustrated. The run rate has stalled and this is reflecting in the body language of the skipper.

8:25 hrs IST

Kuldeep introduced

There is a strong wind blowing across the field which will assist the spinners get drift and hence, this contest promises to be very interesting

8:19 hrs IST

Accurate start by Hardik

After everything, Hardik has the ball and he bowls a very tight over, on the perfect line and length. Good accurate start to his spell. The Indian team looks better balanced with him in the squad

8:11 hrs IST

Williamson holds the key

The skipper is looking good and assured. Two drives, one through covers and one past mid off are sure indications that he is in good touch. He needs to bat and take this innings deep. India’s spin threat is about to commence and Kane’s presence is absolutely mandatory

8:02 hrs IST

Potent new ball attack

7:59 hrs IST

Guptill OUT

Well, after dominating Bhuvneshwar in the previous over, Bhuvi strikes back. Back of a length ball on off, seaming away a touch, Guptill drives on the up, nicks it to Dinesh Karthik. New Zealand have been rocked early. Over to Ross and Kane!

7:50 hrs IST

Guptill looking good

The right-hander has looked good without any significant score in the series so far. The pitch is flat and a perfect one for him to dig in and go for the big score. That six over mid-wicket sure is a positive sign. And a 4 to end the over

7:38 hrs IST

Munro is flashy. and OUT

Length ball biffed over the top of the bowler for a four, Shami then hits back with a perfect seaming delivery which is nicked, but is dropped by Dinesh Karthik who dives to his left and drops it. Shami comes back and gets rid of Munro who is caught by Rohit at first slip

7:30 hrs IST

We are ready to roll

Martin Guptill to take first strike. Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the new ball. And we are off. let’s go, first ball on the money, pushed to mid on for a quick run to get the innings underway

7:08 hrs IST

Playing XIs

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal

7:08 hrs IST

Kohli speaks

Same thing, we would’ve wanted to bat first. Under the lights, we felt the ball came on better. We were quite satisfied, I personally would like to get the scoring rate up. In the last game, we could’ve got to 340. Couple of changes. MS has got a sore hamstring, Karthik comes back. Hardik comes in place of Vijay Shankar. It’s brilliant, especially if you look at our away performances. It’s great to have two guys who can pick wickets in the middle overs.

7:03 hrs IST

Kane wins the toss

Williamson: We are going to bat. Looks like a good surface, a used surface. One change for us. Santner comes in. It will help the spinners I guess. There has been glimpses, we need to get some partnerships with the bat and need to step up. If we play our best cricket, we can beat anybody. It’s important we execute our plans.

6:51 hrs IST

Ready for the World Cup?

Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan believes so.

“At this stage also we can say this team is ready. Most of the players pick themselves, even the spinners - numbers suggest that they are the ones who are changing the momentum in the middle overs and putting pressure on the opponents. The fast bowlers are ticking the boxes by picking early wickets and giving spinners the platform to dominate; then you have the top three batsmen who are so consistent”.

6:42 hrs IST

First look of the pitch

6:30 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

This is the chance for Virat Kohli to seal the deal before he goes on a well-deserved break. India have been professional and ruthless, New Zealand have been wayward and bereft of answers in the two matches so far. However, the hosts are a proud bunch and they would want to put in a convincing performance to take this series to the fourth match.

India’s team, barring the Hardik Pandya conundrum, looks settled and there is no reason why they cannot clinch this match and win the series with 2 matches to spare.

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the 3rd ODI match between India and New Zealand from the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.