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India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: Kohli-Rohit guide hosts to victory by 6 runs, win series 2-1

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 29 October 2017, 23:23 IST
India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI

In yet another heroic victory, Virat Kohli-led team India have won the third and final match of three match series against New Zealand by 6 runs in Green Park stadium at Kanpur.

The India's explosive batsmen Kohli and Rohit Sharma have shown some extra ordinary strokes during 3rd match.

On the other hand, India's fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah stormed New Zealand by scalping three wickets.

Pursuing a mammoth aggregate of 338, New Zealand began off well however lost couple of wickets in the middle of to end their innings at 331 for 7, on account of some tight and clean spells from Bumrah and Chahal.

New Zealand was dependably in the run pursue helped by noteworthy half-centuries from Munro (75), Williamson (64) and Latham (65), and in addition commitments from Taylor (39) and Nicholls (37).

India's bowling wasn't as good as it could have been but when it mattered most in the final few overs the bowlers kept their nerve to secure a fine ODI series win for India!

Prior, splendid hundreds from opener Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli helped India set a huge target of 338 for the Black Caps.

Put into bat, India did not begin well as left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan (14) was sent back to pavilion in the seventh over..

However, Rohit and Kohli put on a mammoth 230-run stand for the second wicket, to put India in a commanding position.

Rohit (147) scored his fifteenth ODI hundred on the event while Kohli (113) indented up his 32nd ton.

Skipper Kohli likewise turned into the quickest to achieve 9000 ODI runs, taking only 194 innings to achieve the feat.

He likewise turned into the first batsman to store up 2000 runs in international cricket in 2017.

Sharma who scored 147 runs has notched his 15th ODI ton to become second highest run scorer in ODI after Virat Kohli.

On the other hand, Kohli Slams his 32nd century and crossed 1400 ODI runs this year.

The partnership between Kohli and Rohit helped India to set target of 337 runs against New Zealand.

MS Dhoni's 25 from 17 balls and Kedar Jadhav's 18 from 10 deliveries gave India the extra momentum in the death overs to pose a record for the highest team score in Kanpur.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya was not able to add much to India's score as he went down cheaply by scoring just 8 runs where as Dinesh Karthik remained not out on 4.

Tim Southee, Adam Milne and Mitchell Santner took 2 wickets each to restrict India for 337 toward the finish of 50 overs.

Rohit was awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant ton, while Kohli was announced Man of the Series.

First published: 29 October 2017, 21:40 IST
 
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