Ind Vs NZ 3rd ODI: India Crushed New Zealand by 7 Wickets To Win The ODI Series: After the stupendous performance by the Indian bowling unit, both the openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave a good start to the Indian team.
Continuing his good form, Rohit completed his half-century and scored 62 off 77 balls before he was sent back to the pavilion by Kiwi spinner Santer. Shikhar Dhawan on the other side scored 28 from just 27 balls.
Whereas Indian skipper, Virat Kohli once again showed his class and smashed 60 runs from 74 balls.
After 3 wickets down, Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik took India to the finishing line to seal the 7 wickets victory. With this India clinched the ODI series in New Zealand with an unbeatable 3-0 lead in a 5 match series.
After the match, Kohli said, “Amazing. Three clinical games for us. Couldn’t have asked for a better performance after the first two clinical games. The relentlessness of the side is something that really pleases me.
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.
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I haven’t had a break for a long time. It’s been hectic. I can relax and enjoy my break. Someday 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.”
And after losing the match and series too, Kane Williamson said, “They are a very good side and they are teaching us a lesson. There are improvements today and we want to appreciate some of the lessons we have learned from their side.
The consistency about their plans and the way they forced some mistakes I guess we gotta be better than that. The margins are large in white cricket but it does require a lot of improvement.
I think everybody is wanting to contribute more. The wicket was tough and the partnership between Latham and Ross was outstanding. I think we are going okay with the ball in hand. We need early wickets to put pressure on the opposition.”
Mohammad Shami for his brilliant bowling figure of 3/41 in nine overs was adjudged “Man Of The Match.”