India defeated New Zealand in the third one day international (ODI) at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur by 6 runs on Sunday and clinched the three-match ODI Paytm trophy series 2-1.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 29, 2017
This is India’s seventh consecutive series win.
WICKET! Bhumra strikes again, scalps Mitchell Santner for 9 runs in 5 balls
WICKET! Bhumra strikes, runs-out Tom Latham for 65 runs.
WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls-out Henry Nicholls for 37 runs in 24 balls.
With run-rate creeping over 10 runs-per-over, New Zealand need 29 runs in 17 balls to seal the deal.
250 comes up for New Zealand!
New batsmen Henry Nicholls, along with Latham, will look to keep the New Zealand in chase with run-rate reaching above 10 per-over.
Earlier, India powered by centuries of Rohit Sharma (147) and Virat Kohli (113) had set a target of 388 runs for New Zealand.
WICKET! Indian pacer Jaspreet Bhumra takes another wicket. Ross Taylor departs for 39 runs.
200 comes up for New Zealand!
After loosing the wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, new batsmen Ross Taylor and Tom Latham are looking to consolidate another partnership to take their team home.
WICKET! Chahal claims another victim as New Zealand skipper Kane Wiliamson departed after scoring 64 of 84 balls.
WICKET! Colin Munro (75) bowled-out by Yuzvendra Chahal. The left-handed batsman scored 75 runs in 62 balls.
150 comes up for New Zealand!
The New Zealand reach the 100 run mark in 15 overs. Kane Williamson and Colin Munro have stitched together a partnership of 55 runs after Martin Guptil got out for 10 runs.
Left-handed Colin Munro after his initial attack on Bhuvneshwar Kumar has completed his half-century in 40 deliveries.
WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah provides a breakthrough for India. Martin Guptil out for 10 runs in 14 balls.
The New Zealand opening batsmen Colin Munro took the attack to Indian bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and scored a quickfire 19 runs in the first over of the second innings — aided by an over-throw for four runs by Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
With the help of centuries by skipper VIrat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, India has set a target of 338 runs to New Zealand in the third and final ODI, underway at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Sunday.
India scored 337 runs at the loss of six wickets. Skipper Virat Kohli led by example as he scored his 32nd One Day International century off 96 balls. Kohli struck a six and eight boundaries to reach the triple-digit score. Before him, opener Rohit Sharma reached the triple figure.
For New Zealand, pacer Tim Southee, Adam Milne and spinner Mitchell Santner scalped two wickets each.
WICKET! After an impressive display, Rohit Sharma departs for 147 runs. It was Rohit’s second-best ODI knock in Kanpur. Earlier, he shored 150 here at the same venue.
Virat Kohli completes his 9000 runs in One Day International Cricket. The 28-year-old Delhi batsman achieved the feat in 202 ODIs.
200 comes up for India!
Rohit Sharma slams a century. The right-hander scored his 15th ODI ton off 106 balls. Having scored 11 boundaries and two sixes, Rohit kept the spectators at the edge of their seats at Green Park, Kanpur.
Here comes Virat Kohli’s 56th ODI half-century. It took him 59 balls and three boundaries to reach the fifty.
With Rohit Sharma (74*) and Virat Kohli (43*) leading the way, India reach 134/1 after 25 overs of the game.
Rohit scores his 35th One Day International fifty off 52 balls. He slammed as many as six boundaries and a six to reach the mark.
WICKET! New Zealand pacer Tim Southee earns New Zealand a breakthrough in the seventh over as Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan departs for mere 14 runs.
Earlier in the second ODI at Pune, Dhawan struck a match-winning knock of 68 runs for India.
After first five overs, India were 22/0 with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan batting for 12 and nine runs respectively.
India’s Playing XI against Australia
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 29, 2017
New Zealand won the toss and opted to field first against India in the third and final ODI, underway at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.
“Certainly, more grass than we saw earlier. Don’t think it will seam as much but still, there should be some help and then dew later on in the game,” the Blackcaps skipper Kane Williamson said after winning the toss.
Both the teams made no change in their playing XI for the series decider ODI.
“Whatever we do here, the wickets tend to be generally good surfaces and the team that plays the better cricket wins. It is a great opportunity for us and we want to enjoy it out there,” Williamson added.
Indian captain Virat Kohli said the boys in his camp are excited to play the series decider.
“It’s been a hectic season so far but there is nothing more motivating than playing in a decider. New Zealand have always been competitive with us, they aren’t loud and don’t do annoying things but the intensity never dips on the field. Many teams can learn from them,” Kohli said.
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
New Zealand Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (WK), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult