Brilliant centuries from Rohit Sharma (147) and Virat Kohli (113) helped India beat New Zealand by 6 runs in the third and final ODI of the series. With this win, the Indian cricket team also clinched the series 2-1.
India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Kanpur: Brilliant centuries from Rohit Sharma (147) and Virat Kohli (113) helped India beat New Zealand by 6 runs in the third and final ODI of the series. With this win, the Indian cricket team also clinched the series 2-1. Chasing a strong total of 338 runs, New Zealand got off to a flying start thanks to the brilliant strokeplay of Colin Munro. After the dismissal of Martin Guptill, Munro scripted a good partnership with Kane Williamson. However, Yuzvendra Chahal struck in quick succession to bring India back in the match. Tom Latham who walked in to bat at number 5, stitched a couple of good partnerships to take his side closer to a victory but fell at a crucial time. Earlier in the day, India got off to a decent start before Tim Southee got rid of Shikhar Dhawan. Virat Kohli then joined Rohit Sharma and the duo added more than 200 runs for the second wicket, running a riot at the Green Park. Rohit Sharma was the first one to reach his century. He departed after scoring 147 runs. Virat Kohli then took charge and scored his 32 ODI hundred. He also became the fastest player to score 9000 ODI runs during this knock. India failed to accelerate in the last few overs but still managed to put on 337/6.
Here is India vs New Zealand Highlights 3rd ODI:
9:45 PM: Here is the winning moment of the match:
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9:35 PM: There you go. India have won the match by 6 runs. They also clinch the series 2-1. Celebrations are on.
9:26 PM: Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the last over. 15 runs needed from it. Can he pull off a win here?
9:20 PM: SIX! Mitchell Santner clears the rope with ease. Bhuvi follows it with a wide. 17 runs needed from 10 balls.
9: 17 PM: New Zealand loses the sixth wicket. Tom Latham gets run out at 65. Jasprit Bumrah makes a direct throw at the stump.
9:14 PM: Jasprit Bumrah hits Latham on the pad. Umpires says not out, but they are taking the review. And, it is not out. That pitched way outside the leg stump, Latham survives.
9:12 PM: A couple of good deliveries and India is back in the match. 29 runs needed from 16 balls now.
9:10 PM: OUT! Big wicket and that too at an important stage. Bhuvi strikes, gets rid of Henry Nicholls. 32 runs still needed from 19 balls.
9:05 PM: Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl from the other end. He has had a disastrous day so far. Can he make amends to that?
9:02 PM: FOUR! This time from Nicholls’ bat. He is getting some useful runs as well. 50-run partnership between these two. New Zealand need 35 runs from 4 overs.
8:59 PM: Jasprit Bumrah is into the attack. He has been the pick of the Indian bowlers, gave away just 20 runs from his first 7 overs and even picked up two wickets.
8:56 PM: A good 45th over from Chahal. He gave away only 5 runs from that over. New Zealand need 50 runs from the last five.
8:52 PM: FOUR! Nicholls ends the over with a boundary. New Zealand 55 runs from 36 balls.
8:50 PM: This match has tilted slightly towards the visitors’ side. They need 64 runs from 40 balls and with Latham in, it’s their match to lose.
8:44 PM: Latham completes his half-century facing just 37 balls, ends the 43rd over with a boundary.
8:41 PM: We are heading towards an exciting finish. None of the sides are giving up easily. New Zealand is matching India in every aspect.
8:35 PM: OUT! Bumrah strikes, gets rid of Ross Taylor. Somehow, India finds a way to make a comeback. Taylor departs for 39. New Zealand need 91 runs from 59 balls.
8:33 PM: Tom Latham holds the key for New Zealand. he has scored 45 runs from 34 balls and is looking good. India need wickets.
8:23 PM: This is turning out to be a great partnership between Ross Taylor and Tom Latham. They have already added 69 runs for the 4th wicket.
8:10 PM: New Zealand – 221/3 (36)
Tom Latham – 30 (25)
Ross Taylor – 28 (31)
8:00 PM: FOUR! Hardik Pandya proves to be expensive. He is going for a lot of runs. New Zealand need 133 runs from 16 overs.
7:55 PM: Only 22 runs have come in the last 5 overs. This is turning out to be a good phase for India. Axar Patel has been very economical so far, giving away just 22 runs from his first five.
7:41 PM: Hardik Pandya back in the attack. He gave away 11 runs in the first over. This is the perfect time to bring him back.
7:37 PM: OUT! Another wicket for India. Second wicket for Chahal, this time gets rid of Kane Williamson. India back in the game.
7:35 PM: A massive collision between Kane Williamson and Hardik Pandya there. But, both the players are fine now. Williamson moves on to 62.
7:25 PM: OUT! There comes the wicket and its Chahal who strikes. He gets the big fish. Munro has to go for 75.
7:20 PM: 150 is up for New Zealand in the 24th over. Both these batsmen are going strong. Where is that wicket coming from?
7:10 PM: New Zealand still need 207 runs from 176 balls. But, they have wickets in hand and wickets become very important in these types of run chases.
7:05 PM: New Zealand – 120/1 (19)
Colin Munro – 61 (48)
Kane Williamson – 42 (52)
6:55 PM: Chahal’s spell will be crucial in the context of the match. He not only needs to stop the flow of runs but also needs to pick up wickets.
6:50 PM: Good start for Chahal. Just one run from his first over and moreover, there was some turn. That is a positive sign for India.
6:47 PM: Half-century for Colin Munro. He is looking really good out there. It took him 38 balls to reach there. Yuzvendra Chahal comes into attack.
6:37 PM: Now, Kedar Jadhav comes into the attack. So, we have spin from both the ends.
6:34 PM: Spin has been introduced for the first time for India. Axar Patel comes in. With Munro still in, this is going to be an interesting battle.
6:28 PM: New Zealand – 70/1 (9)
Kane Williamson – 18 (16)
Colin Munro – 37 (24)
6:24 PM: The Indian fast bowlers are proving expensive here. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has given away 43 runs from his first 4 overs.
6:21 PM: Hardik Pandya comes into the attack and he has been put away for a couple of boundaries in the very first over. Kane Williamson is off to a good start.
6: 19 PM: After 7 overs, the score is 51/1. Even though New Zealand have lost Martin Guptill, it has been a quick start for them. Game on!
6: 11 PM: Bumrah gets a WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah gets India a breakthrough taking the wicket of Martin Guptill. Guptill goes to pavilion scoring 10 runs from 14 balls for his side.
6: 09 PM: Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives three wide bowls in a single over. Martin Guptill ends the fifth over with a boundary. After 5 overs, New Zealand Score Board: 44/0
6: 03 PM: After the end of 4 overs, New Zealand scores 33 for no loss of wickets. Guptill: 7 (12), Munro: 24(13)
5: 57 PM: Martin Guptill gets his first boundary in the third over.
Here are India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI playing XIs:
India – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.