India won the third ODI by 7 wickets against New Zealand and bags the 5 match series. Mohammad Shami won the man of the match title.
New Zealand inning
Winning the toss New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson opted to bat first. But their starting was not so good, by losing opener Colin Munro to Mohammad Shami New Zealand was under pressure. Then another opener Martin Guptill surrendered to Bhuvaneshwar Kumar at 26 runs on the scoreboard.
Jane Williamson and Ross Taylor made a partnership of 33 runs but Kiwi Captain Kane Williamson became a pickup to Yuzvendra Chahal. Then Ross Taylor made another partnership 119 runs with wicket Keeper batsman Tom Latham.
As Tom Latham become another pickup to Yuzvendra Chahal after just celebrating his fifty. Tom Latham’s 51 runs inning came from 64 deliveries with a six and a four. After Tom Latham’s wicket Henry Nichols and Mitchell Satner couldn’t survive well. At 222 runs on the scoreboard, scoring 93 runs from 106 deliveries with 9 fours, Ross Taylor became a pickup to Mohammad Shami.
Then none of the batsmen couldn’t steer the team. But two lower order Doug Bracewell and Ish Sodhi scored double digits. By the wicket of Trent Boult New Zealand packed in 243 runs before an over left and India got an average target in the Bay Oval.
Indian pacer Mohammad Shami picked 3 wickets for 41 runs that brought him the man of the match. Each Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hadrick Pandya, and Yuzvendra Chahal got two wickets.
To the target of such a tiny score, India lost their opener Shikhar Dhawan at 39 runs on the scoreboard. His 28 runs inning of 27 balls came from 6 fours. Then Rohit Sharma and Captain Virat Kohli made a wonderful partnership of 113 runs.
But scoring 62 runs from 77 deliveries with 3 fours and 2 sixes, opener Rohit Sharma became a pickup to Mitchel Santer. Then scoring 60 runs from 74 balls with 6 fours and a six Captain Virat Kohli got beaten to Trent Boult.
Then Ambati Raydu and wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Kartik made no mistake. Ambati Raydu scored 40* runs from 42 deliveries with 5 fours and a six and Dinesh Kartik got 38* runs from 38 deliveries with 5 fours and a six also. And India won the third ODI by 7 wickets against New Zealand and bags the 5 match series.
Man of the match
Mohammad 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. “
Finally, India won the third ODI by 7 wickets against New Zealand and bags the 5 match series. Hope New Zealand will come back to the next two ODI and save them from being whitewashed.