India will face New Zealand in the last of the 5 match ODI series in Vizag on Saturday. Playing on the eve of Diwali, the Indian team will be hoping to win the match and clinch as series victory against the Kiwis. The last match at Indian Captain M S Dhoni’s hometown of Ranchi saw India losing to New Zealand by 19 runs. The Vizag pitch is expected to be a batting paradise with a bit of dew in the evening. Although it is reported that there happens to be a cloud cover over the region, hence the dew can possibly be ruled out, making the match more even.
Both India and new Zealand have struggled with their batting ion the series, while their bowling has been mediocre. While India’s star batsman Virat Kohli has an average of 111 in the venue, it has to be seen if he corrects his Ranchi mistake and goes on to score a big innings.
India won the toss and elected to bat
India is scoring slowly on this surface. The pitch also a tad slow. Looks like it will support spinners later in the day. Although India might be bowling in the dew.
1.5 overs: Four! Great shot, on the up. He hits it through cover point for a four! boy! That raced to the boundary
0.2 overs: Four! Rahane takes on Southee, smashes through covers!