India in New Zealand, 3 ODI Series, 2020

New Zealand vs India - 3rd ODI

Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Date & Time: 11 February 2020

New Zealand 300/5

RR: 6.36 | New Zealand beat India by 5 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Martin Guptill bowled Yuzvendra Chahal bowled Yuzvendra Chahal 664664
Henry Nicholls c KL Rahul (W) & b Shardul Thakur c KL Rahul (W) & b Shardul Thakur 8010390
Kane Williamson c Mayank Agarwal & b Yuzvendra Chahal c Mayank Agarwal & b Yuzvendra Chahal 223120
Ross Taylor c Virat Kohli (C) & b Ravindra Jadeja c Virat Kohli (C) & b Ravindra Jadeja 121810
Tom Latham not out not out 323430
James Neesham c Virat Kohli (C) & b Yuzvendra Chahal c Virat Kohli (C) & b Yuzvendra Chahal 192511
Colin de Grandhomme not out not out 582863
Mitchell Santner
Kyle Jamieson
Tim Southee
Hamish Bennett
Extras 11 (b 1, lb 2, w 6, nb 2)
Total 300 (5 Wkts, 47.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
106-1 (Martin Guptill,16.3), 159-2 (Kane Williamson,27.1), 186-3 (Ross Taylor,31.5), 189-4 (Henry Nicholls,32.5), 220-5 (James Neesham,39.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Jasprit Bumrah10 0 50 0 5.00
Navdeep Saini8 0 68 0 8.50
Yuzvendra Chahal10 1 47 3 4.70
Shardul Thakur9.1 0 87 1 9.56
Ravindra Jadeja10 0 45 1 4.50
Prithvi Shaw 0 0 0 0 0
Mayank Agarwal 0 0 0 0 0
Virat Kohli 0 0 0 0 0
Shreyas Iyer 0 0 0 0 0
KL Rahul 0 0 0 0 0
Manish Pandey 0 0 0 0 0

So that is it from this game and the ODI series. New Zealand avenge for the T20I whitewash with an ODI whitewash. We now move to the final leg of the tour as we head for the longest format of the game. These two teams take on each other for a 2-Test series which will carry 120 points of the World Test Championship. The first Test match begins on Friday, 21st February. The game begins at 1130 local (2230 GMT, Previous day). Cheers!

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson says they were outstanding and clinical. Credits India for putting on a tough challenge. Adds they were clinical against a great side. Tells they had clarity in their roles and that was the main thing. Says the ODI side is looking for the Australian series now. Shares that the team changes a bit for the Tests. On his health, Williamson says he is recovering well.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli says that they were in the contest in all the games and tells that it is about margins. Credits the batsmen for keeping them in the game. Criticizes the bowling and the fielding and says that if you don't take your chances then you will pay in international cricket. Says they did well in T20Is but New Zealand turned up with more intensity in the ODIs and deserved to win 3-0. Tells there are many things to look forward to in terms of Test and T20Is. Adds that he is looking forward to the Tests because of the Test championship and crucial points are at stake.

For his outstanding series with the bat, Ross Taylor is named the Man of the Series. No interview of Rosco has been taken. He played a vital role in the first two matches which helped the Black Caps take a 2-0 lead.

For his match winning performance of 80, Henry Nicholls has been awarded the Man of the Match. The openers says they wanted to achieve a whitewash and is happy to have achieved that. Tells he is enjoying batting with Guptill at the top of the order and his quickfire knock allowed him settle down. Adds that it was good that they managed to get the opening stands in all the games and that set the platform.

Earlier in the day, after being put into bat, India struggled but a century from KL Rahul along with crucial performances from Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey helped them reach a competitive total of 296 but in the end that was not enough for the Men in Blue to get over the line. Hamish Bennett was the tormentor-in-chief with the ball as his 4-wicket haul put brakes on India's budding stands.

A lot of serious questions about the Indian bowling will be raised. In the recent past we all have been ravishing praise on them but when Bumrah does not fire they look like lions without teeth. A rare failure for Bumrah in the series and he ended wicketless in the ODI series. Kudos to the spinners as they brought them back into this contest. Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers and his 3/47 gave them a glimmer of hope.

Chasing 297, New Zealand's openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls laid a platform with a quickfire 106-run stand. Guptill could not continue but Williamson and Nicholls then carried on. They were cruising at one stage but like New Zealand have developed a recent habit, they shot themselves on the foot and from 159/1 they got a hiccup and found themselves stuttering at 189/4. Neesham then calmed a bit of nerves before Latham and de Grandhomme showed how to finish off a game. In the end, it was a comprehensive win for the Black Caps.

Too easy in the end and the saying goes revenge is a dish best served cold but New Zealand do not believe in that. They have given it back to the Men in Blue for the T20I series whitewash with a comprehensive ODI whitewash. India face their first ODI series whitewash in a 3 or more match series for the first time since 1989.

47.1
4
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, FOUR! New Zealand finish the game off in style! On the pads, de Grandhomme flicks it through mid-wicket and gets a boundary to finish off the game. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 5 WICKETS!!!
46.6
1
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, On off, de Grandhomme plays it to point and keeps the strike.
46.5
0
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme punches it to cover.
46.4
0
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme calmly blocks it.
46.3
0
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Slower ball outside off, de Grandhomme looks to hit but the ball kisses the bottom edge and goes to Rahul on a bounce.
46.2
1
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, On the pads, TL glances it to the on side and gets to the other end.
46.1
1
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Length ball on off, de Grandhomme strokes it towards mid off and gets a quick single.
45.6
1
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, On the pads, de Grandhomme flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Just 4 needed now.
45.5
4
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, FOUR! FIFTY FOR COLIN DE GRANDHOMME! His 4th in ODIs and he has taken his side just away from winning this game and whitewashing India. Full on off, de Grandhomme looks to go straight but gets an inside edge which goes fine down the leg side for a boundary.
45.4
6
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, SIX! Powerful from Colin de Grandhomme! Good length ball outside off, de Grandhomme hammers it over the cover fence for a biggie.
45.3
4
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, TOP EDGE AND FOUR! When things go your way, everything goes your way. Bouncer from Shardul. De Grandhomme looks to pull but gets a top edge which goes to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
45.2
0
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, Full on off, de Grandhomme defends it towards cover.
45.2
0
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high and it is also down the leg side. Wided by the umpire.
45.1
4
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Nobody moved! Wide and outside off, de Grandhomme's eyes lit up and he dispatches it through point for a boundary.

Shardul Thakur is back on. 8-0-63-1 are his figures so far.

44.6
1
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Single to end the over. 8 off the over and New Zealand are getting closer to the target. Length ball on off, CdG pushes it towards mid on and keeps the strike.
44.5
0
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, On off, defended by Colin.
44.4
4
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Bumrah misses his yorker and pays the price. Full toss on middle and leg, de Grandhomme flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 50-run stand is up between Latham and de Grandhomme.
44.3
1
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, On off, Tom glances it towards mid-wicket for a single.
44.2
1
J Bumrah to de Grandhomme, Good length ball on off, Grandhomme half-pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
44.1
1
J Bumrah to Tom Latham, Length ball on off, Latham punches it to cover for a run.

Jasprit Bumrah is back on. 8-0-39-0 are his figures so far.

43.6
0
N Saini to Tom Latham, On the pads, Latham looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls away allowing them to steal a leg bye. 10 off the over and New Zealand need just 32 off the last 6.
43.6
0
N Saini to Tom Latham, WIDE! Typical fast bowler's response. He bowls a bouncer but it is over the head and it has been wided.
43.5
4
N Saini to Tom Latham, FOUR! Everyone get out of the way because Latham has hit that with venom. Good length ball on off, Latham comes down the track and flat-bats it over mid off for a boundary.
43.4
1
N Saini to de Grandhomme, Full and pacy on off, de Grandhomme looks to push but gets a faint inside edge which goes onto hit his pads. The ball rolls to the off side and they take a run. Saini puts a desperate cry for LBW but he won't get it his way.
43.3
2
N Saini to de Grandhomme, Misfield and they get a couple. Good length ball on off, de Grandhomme strokes it through covers. The man at sweeper cover misfields allowing them to get two.
43.2
1
N Saini to Tom Latham, Fuller on middle, Latham glances it towards mid-wicket. The fielder from mid-wicket puts a dive and parries it to mid on allowing them to take a single.
43.1
0
N Saini to Tom Latham, Length ball outside off, Latham punches it towards point. Colin de Grandhomme comes out for a run but he is sent back.

Navdeep Saini is back on. 7-0-59-0 are his figures so far.

42.6
4
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, de Grandhomme pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
42.5
6
S Thakur to de Grandhomme, SIX! Amazing shot! Short delivery on middle, de Grandhomme pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
42.4
1
S Thakur to Tom Latham, Short delivery on middle, Latham pulls it over mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single.
42.3
0
S Thakur to Tom Latham, Good length delivery on off, Latham blocks it off the back foot.
42.2
4
S Thakur to Tom Latham, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Full delivery outside off, Latham drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
42.1
0
S Thakur to Tom Latham, On a good length and outside off, Latham looks to drive but misses it.

Shardul Thakur is back on. 7-0-48-1 are his figures so far.

41.6
1
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Short around off, TL cuts it and gets a single. End of a game changing spell from Chahal. He finishes with the figures of 10-1-47-3.
41.5
1
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, On the pads, CdG glances it to the leg side for a single.
41.4
1
Y Chahal to Tom Latham, Tossed up on middle, Latham comes down the track and manages to tuck it towards mid-wicket for a single.
41.3
1
Y Chahal to de Grandhomme, Once again de Grandhomme chips it over mid off and gets a single.

After 2 matches which have thrown a lot of surprises at us, the 3rd and final match of the ODI series between New Zealand and India promises to be another exciting one as well. Although the Indians have lost the series, they will not let loose as a series whitewash is on the cards. The last time this happened to the Men In Blue was when they visited South Africa in November 2006. Virat Kohli will surely hope that the whitewash is avoided. However, he will also be looking to rest some key players with the Test series coming up. They might be looking to tweak their playing XI too with Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant and Shivam Dube waiting on the fringes. Coming to the Kiwis, there are several injuries to their squad. Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Scott Kuggleijn and Mitchell Santner are injured but the good news is that skipper Kane Williamson is widely anticipated to make his return to the Playing XI, that too in front of his home crowd. Ish Sodhi and fast bowler Blair Tickner have also been named in the squad for the last ODI. India have played two matches at Mount Maunganui and won both of them so the history on their side. However, if the players do not perform history will be written by the Kiwis as they will become the first side to whitewash India since 2006. With the skies reported to be clear with no chances of rain, we are expecting a full game of cricket which will be of utmost importance to both sides!

New Zealand Team Squad -Henry Nicholls,Kane Williamson,Martin Guptill,Ross Taylor,Colin de Grandhomme,James Neesham,Mark Chapman,Mitchell Santner,Scott Kuggeleijn,Tom Blundell,Tom Latham,Blair Tickner,Hamish Bennett,Ish Sodhi,Kyle Jamieson,Tim Southee

India Team Squad -Kedar Jadhav,KL Rahul,Manish Pandey,Mayank Agarwal,Prithvi Shaw,Shreyas Iyer,Virat Kohli,Ravindra Jadeja,Shivam Dube,Rishabh Pant,Jasprit Bumrah,Kuldeep Yadav,Mohammed Shami,Navdeep Saini,Shardul Thakur,Yuzvendra Chahal