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Highlights 3rd ODI: India win series by handing New Zealand a seven-wicket drubbing

It was a complete team effort after the bowlers shot New Zealand out for 243 in 49 overs with all-rounder Hardik Pandya (2/45 in 10 overs) making his presence felt with the ball as well as on the field.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk MOUNT MAUNGANUI Updated on: January 28, 2019 15:36 IST

Highlights 3rd ODI, India vs New Zealand: Hello and welcome to our coverage of the third IND vs NZ ODI from Mount Maunganui. New Zealand may have their highest score of this series, but it still might not be enough. It's been another good show by India with the ball, especially after being asked to bowl. Rocked the top order early and were right on top. But, Taylor and Latham took things in their side and added 119 runs between them, with the former missing out on a ton and the latter stroking a fifty. Nothing before and nothing after came after them. It was a rather toothless batting display once more. (Full Scorecard) (Read in Hindi)

3rd ODI, India vs New Zealand: IND (245/3) beat NZ (243) by 7 wickets

14.56 IST: Md. Shami has been adjudged the Man of the Match for his 3/41. That's his second MoM award in three matches.

14.56 IST: You can only marvel at the ease with which India manage to chase down totals. As it has been in the series so far, it's another controlled and comfortable win for the Men in Blue. They first did the business with the ball, keeping New Zealand to just 243 on a decent batting surface. The fact there was only one century stand, between Taylor and Latham who scored fifties, and the next highest was of 33, says plenty about how far this Indian side has come, especially as a bowling unit. It was a collective performance from them.

14.45 IST: Doug Bracewell to Ambati Rayudu, 5 Wides. In a fashion, but a victory is a victory. INDIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS AND WIN THE SERIES! Bracewell bangs it in short, it angles down, Rayudu doesn't do anything about it as it goes over him and the keeper to the fence behind.

14.43 IST: Sodhi to DK, FOUR! Just 5 runs from victory. Karthik gets low to this flatter ball and half-pulls, half-sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary. 238/3 in 42.4 overs

14.42 IST: Sodhi to DK, SIX! Karthik gives the charge, takes this on the full, says thank you very much and dispatches it. Jumps out, it's a high full toss but he heaves it over mid-wicket for a maximum. IND 233/3 in 42.1 overs

14.39 IST: Ferguson to Rayudu, FOUR! Very well played, Ambati Rayudu. Knew the ball would be banged in short, so he waited for it and ramped it over the keeper's head, across the third man fence for a boundary. IND 225/3 in 41.3 overs. Just 19 needed now!

*POWERPLAY 3. 5 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle. Does it matter?

14.32 IST: Ferguson to DK, FOUR! Cracking shot. 50 partnership between Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik. Short delivery, Karthik pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. India are racing away with the game. IND 218/3 in 39.5 overs

14.27 IST: Boult to Rayudu, FOUR! CLOUT! Another short ball, mercilessly pulled over mid-wicket for a boundary! 11 from the over. Not a successful return from Boult. IND 212/3 in 39 overs

*Meanwhile Rayudu who is at the crease has just been suspended from bowling in international cricket by the ICC.

14.24 IST: Boult to Karthik, FOUR! Welcome back into the attack! A short ball, around middle, Karthik pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary! IND 205/3 in 38.2 overs

14.23 IST: Lockie Ferguson to Ambati Rayudu, A short ball, Ambati rises with the ball but is not able to adjust. Fends it to the off side.

14.17 IST: Ish Sodhi to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! What a shot! Full and outside off, Karthik leans and drives it through the covers. The ball races away! IND 200/3 in 36.4 overs

14.13 IST: Bracewell to Rayudu, SIX! Ho ho ho! Rayudu is in full flow. A length ball outside off, Ambati comes down the track and slaps it over covers for a biggie! IND 192/3 in 35.2 overs

14.10 IST: Sodhi to Karthik, FIVE WIDES! Bowls it down leg, Karthik looks to sweep but misses it. It goes past the gloves of Tom Latham who fails to collect it. It goes past the keeper for a boundary. IND 186/3 in 34.5 overs

*Drinks Break

14.01 IST: Santner to Rayudu, FOUR! Takes the aerial route and gets the desired result! Tossed up outside off, Karthik goes inside out over covers and sends it across the boundary line. IND 177/3 in 33 overs

13.59 IST: Trent Boult to Dinesh Karthik, Short of a length delivery, Karthik pulls it towards square leg for a single.

*DK is the new batsman

13.55 IST: Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, OUT! That is a stunner from Henry Nicholls! The best batsman from either side of the game has been dismissed by stingers in this game. Williamson earlier, by Pandya. Now, it is Nicholls. Full and wide outside off, Kohli reaches out and plays a cracking cover drive. Everything looks so good about that shot - the footwork, the timing and the poise - only the result is not favourable. IND 168/3 in 31.1 overs

13.51 IST: Santner to Rayudu, FOUR! Fine shot again. Full and outside off, Rayudu goes over cover and gets a boundary! IND 168/2 in 30.4 overs

13.50 IST: Santner to Rayudu, FOUR! Up and over! Good use of the feet. Tossed up on off, Rayudu comes down the track and plays it over covers. The fielder chases it and slides but fails to stop it. The ball was racing away to the fence. IND 164/2 in 30.2 overs

13.47 IST: Boult to Rayudu, FOUR! Well placed. Short of a length outside off, Rayudu camps back and cuts it behind point. Third man tries to cut it off by moving to his right but it's hit too well. IND 158/2 in 29.3 overs

*Ambati Rayudu will be the next batsman in. Trent Boult is brought back on.

13.43 IST: Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, OUT! Beautiful bowling by Mitchell Santner. Nothing Rohit could do about it once he came so far down. Santner slows it up and bowls it short outside off, it turns away and the slowness of the ball does Rohit in. He swings across the line and misses it completely. Latham completes the formalities as the batsman slips too. The partnership of 113 comes to an end. IND 152/2 in 28.5 overs

13.40 IST: Most 100+ stands in ODIs -

26 Tendulkar - Ganguly
20 Dilshan - Sangakkara
16 Gilchrist Hayden

13.33 IST: FIFTY! 49th ODI fifty for Virat Kohli! Finally converts a start in this series. He'll feel pleased with that. Short and flat outside off, Kohli goes deep inside the crease and slaps it down to long on for a single. India 143/1 in 26.1 overs

13.28 IST: SIX! This comes from the skipper! Well timed as Kohli smashes that to third man. Not off the middle, but it's enough to sail all the way. Short ball into the body, Kohli swivels and pulls it off the top edge over fine leg. The fielder there leaps but can't reach it.

 IND 138/1 in 25.2 overs

* A slight halt in play. Kohli seems to be having some issue with his contact lenses. Getting it corrected now.

13.21 IST: FOUR! Deliberately done. Well play, VK. Angling across on a length, Kohli opens the bat face and runs it through the right of the keeper for a boundary. India just need 114 runs in 156 balls.

13.19 IST: SIX! Bang! That is an absolutely cracking shot from Rohit! He now has the joint most sixes for India with MS Dhoni - 215 sixes!  Bowl short to him and you'll be punished. Into the body, Rohit rocks back and pulls it with all his power over mid-wicket for a biggie.

13.16 IST: Ish Sodhi to Rohit Sharma, 1 run. 39th ODI fifty for Rohit Sharma! Gets there in comfortable fashion. Just eases it to long on and takes a single. He struggled a bit early on, but has found his rhythm now.

13.13 IST: Doug Bracewell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Shot. A Rohit Sharma special. He picks up the length pitched slightly short, so camps back and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary. IND 109/1 in 21.4 overs

13.08 IST: Ish Sodhi to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Deft from Kohli. He's played that, very, very, very late. Quicker through the air outside off, Kohli opens the face and runs it across the third man fence for a boundary. Almost picked it off the keeper's gloves. Nicely done. IND 103/1 in 21 overs

13.05 IST: Ish Sodhi to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Poor ball which is duly punished. The flipper but it's too short, Kohli has enough time to go back, pick his spot and muscle it. Clears the infield over mid-wicket and beats the man in the deep. IND 97/1 in 20.2 overs

13.05 IST: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Terrific shot! Full and outside off, Kohli gets down and flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary! 50-RUN STAND IS UP, in decent time. IND 92/1 in 19.5 overs

13.02 IST: Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, Landed outside off, spinning away, Rohit punches this towards mid on. Santner tries to get across, aims to bend and stop but can't. The batsmen immediately pinch a single.

12.59 IST: India cruising through, as expected. The run-scoring is a bit difficult but the target is not that high which could make life uneasy. Milking the singles and hitting the odd boundary here and there should be enough. What would be interesting to see is - does Kohli shuffle with his batting line-up today.

*Drinks Break

12.55 IST: Ish Sodhi to Virat Kohli, This time he gets across and punches it down to long on for a single.

*Ish Sodhi into the attack now.

12.50 IST: Mitchell Santner to Virat Kohli, Beautifully bowled. Very good from Santner. The previous one was 78 kph, this one is 91. Catches Kohli on the move, as he looks to drive but is beaten by pace.

12.40 IST: Santner to Rohit, SIX! High and handsome! So easily done. Excellent footwork. Tossed up outside off, Rohit comes down the track, does not get too close to the ball and lofts it through the line, over long off! 177 more needed from 119 balls. Rohit moves to 30 from 41 deliveries. IND 67/1 in 13.3 overs

12.36 IST: Ferguson to Kohli, FOUR! No stopping this one! The length is short again but Virat Kohli does not miss. Gets on top of the bounce and punches it between cover and point. IND 57/1 in 12.2 overs

12.35 IST: Mitchell Santner to Rohit Sharma, 50 UP FOR INDIA. Full and wide outside off, Rohit leans and drives it through the covers for a run. 194 more needed from 230 balls.

*Spin time. It is Mitchell Santner.

12.30 IST: Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Good connection but straight to the fielder. Shortish delivery outside off, it's smacked to the man at cover.

*Powerplay 2. A maximum of 4 fielders will be allowed outside the ring till the 40th over.

12.25 IST: Doug Bracewell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Bracewell errs in line and pays the price for it. Sprays it on the pads, Rohit moves inside the line and tickles it fine down the leg side for a boundary. IND 43/1 in 9.1 overs

12.20 IST: Trent Boult to Virat Kohli, Jaffa! Brilliant delivery first up to the new batsman. Angles across a length ball, around off, Kohli stays back, fishes for it and almost edges it behind.

*Virat Kohli is the next man in

12.19 IST: Boult to Dhawan, OUT! Trent Boult strikes and breaks this dangerous opening stand. Good breakthrough for New Zealand. A length delivery around off, moving away from the batsman, Dhawan plays away from his body without any foot movement and gets a thick edge behind. It goes straight to Ross Taylor at first slip who makes no mistake in taking it. Shikhar was looking dangerous out there, New Zealand will be happy to see his back. IND 39/1 in 8.1 overs

12.13 IST: Boult to Dhawan, FOUR! So, after 13 balls, a run is scored. Dhawan finds the fence here. Too full and wide outside off, he reaches out to it and crashes it through the covers. IND 35/0 in 7 overs

12.10 IST: Ferguson to Sharma, No run. Can't pierce the gap. Sharma drives this full ball outside off straight to the man in covers. A maiden over from Lockie!

*Lockie Ferguson into the attack now.

12.05 IST: Trent Boult to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Was there glove? Seems like it. Dhawan survives. What a ball from Trent Boult. Hits the deck hard, a bumper, Dhawan is completely taken by surprise. He rises, fends at it awkwardly, it goes off his gloves and over the keeper's head. A boundary results.

12.00 IST: Doug Bracewell to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Good way to end the over. Width on offer outside off, Dhawan sticks on the back foot and flays this through point to send it across the boundary line.

11.57 IST: Doug Bracewell to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Wonderful timing from Rohit Sharma. This should give him some confidence. Too straight in line, he flicks it through the right of the mid on fielder and finds the fence.

11.54 IST: Bracewell to Dhawan, FOUR! Make that three in a row. This has been a productive over for India. Dhawan is timing the well so well. Swings back in on middle, he closes the face and flicks it through mid-wicket to find the fence again. 13 runs off the over. IND 16/0 in 2 overs

11.53 IST: Bracewell to Dhawan, FOUR! Two in two! Off the back foot this time. Short of a length outside off, Dhawan stands tall and offers a firm punch through cover-point. No chance for the chasing fielders to stop it. IND 12/0 in 1.5 overs

11.53 IST: Bracewell to Dhawan, FOUR! First boundary of the innings! Full and well outside off, Dhawan leans into the shot and creams the drive through the covers. Beats the chasing fielder to the fence. IND 8/0 in 1.4 overs

11.47 IST: Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, Full and around middle, swing first up.

11.46 IST: We are all set for the start of the Indian chase. The players are on to the field. Trent Boult to Rohit Sharma, here we go...

11.44 IST: This should be a relatively straightforward chase for the Indians. Their form in this series so far has no reason to suggest otherwise. However, there is the thing with the wicket slowing down in the second half. The Black Caps do have an extra spinner in the side for that very reason, so if the spin attack gets going, something could happen. Let's see how it unfolds in the run chase.

*Innings Break

11.18 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Trent Boult, OUT! NEW ZEALAND HAVE BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 243! A slower length delivery outside the line of off stump, Trent Boult backs away and throws everything at it. Gets a fat top edge which balloons towards short third man. Shami comes under it and takes it. New Zealand have been bowled out.

11.14 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Trent Boult, OUT! Doug Bracewell run out (Virat Kohli). Bracewell is run out. Quick wickets for India. Will New Zealand even last the full 50 overs? Boult pushes this towards short mid-wicket and Bracewell takes off, when there's no run to be had. Kohli gets to the ball quickly, runs to the stumps and takes the bails off. Easily done. New Zealand have lost their ninth wicket.

11.12 ISTShami to Sodhi, OUT! Makes amends this time. Cost his side just two runs more. Shami bowls it fuller and slower around off, Sodhi slogs it straight down Kohli's throat at long on. He takes it safely this time. NZ 239/8 in 48 overs

11.10 IST: Shami to Sodhi, DROPPED! By Virat Kohli of all people. You don't see that every day. Fuller and slower on the stumps, Sodhi is early into the shot and ends up chipping it high towards long on. The Indian skipper settles under it, but spills it. Two runs taken. Two taken. NZ 239/7 in 47.4 overs

11.09 IST: Shami to Sodhi, SIX! That's gone many a miles! Finally connects with one. Short of a length in line of the stumps, Ish Sodhi camps back and muscles the heave over mid-wicket for a maximum. NZ 237/7 in 47.3 overs

11.02 IST: Mohammed Shami to Ish Sodhi, Too straight in line, worked fine down the leg side for a single.

*Ish Sodhi to bat next.

10.58 IST: Mohammed Shami to Ross Taylor, OUT! No century for Ross Taylor. How disappointing, but a terrific knock nonetheless, once again. He's stood tall when his team's been under the pump. Length delivery around off, some slight movement away, Taylor looks to run it down but gets an edge behind. Karthik takes it and India celebrate. Rosco, however, takes the DRS as he thinks he hasn't edged it, from the looks of it. And that it's gone off the pad? Anyway, replays roll in and show there is a definite edge. NZ 222/7 in 45.1 overs

10.53 IST: Pandya to Taylor, FOUR! Top edge and over the keeper's head. Taylor moves into the 90s in a streaky manner. Slower one around off, the batsman looks to slog but it goes off the edge and across the fine leg fence for a boundary. NZ 219/6 in 44.2 overs

10.48 IST: Shami to Taylor, FOUR! Poor line and he's paid the price for it. Angling down, Taylor flicks it down to fine leg. Nobody out there, so a boundary results. NZ 211/6 in 43.3 overs

10.45 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Doug Bracewell, FOUR! It's a boundary but a fine effort from Dhawan in the deep. Was too far away from him, but a fine effort nonetheless. Bracewell lofts it from his crease over cover-point. Shikhar in the deep flies to his left but can't get to it. NZ 205/5 in 42.3 overs

10.42 IST: Hardik Pandya to Doug Bracewell, Spills it on the pads, Bracewell flicks it fine down the leg side. A couple of runs are taken and the 200 comes up for New Zealand.

*Doug Bracewell walks in next.

10.39 IST: Hardik Pandya to Mitchell Santner, OUT! Pandya picks up his second of the innings. New Zealand lose another wicket and slip further. Sloppy dismissal, really. It's hurled wide outside off, Santner throws his bat at it. Nothing wrong with it, but that's a ball he should be hitting. Gets an edge behind and Karthik does the rest.

10.30 IST: Hardik Pandya to Henry Nicholls, OUT! Gloved behind! Nicholls was safe on the previous ball but js is gone now. The short ball, down the leg side, Henry looked to pull but was cramped for room. Only managed to glove it behind. Easy catch for Karthik. A couple of quick wickets for India. New Zealand have lost their fifth wicket.

*Hardik Pandya is back on. 7-0-26-0 so far.

10.24 IST: Bhuvi to Taylor, FOUR! Short and outside off, Taylor cuts it hard but the ball goes off the outside edge towards third man. NZ 187/4 in 39 overs

*Henry Nicholls walks in at number 6, replacing Latham.

10.17 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Tom Latham, OUT Holes out in the deep! India get the breakthrough at last. The 119-run stand is broken. A similar shot to how Latham has been playing so far. Coming down the track and taking the ball on the full. New Zealand have lost their fourth wicket.

10.16 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Tom Latham, FIFTY FOR LATHAM NOW! His 13th in ODIs, 4th vs India.

10.12 IST: Kuldeep to Taylor, FOUR! Nice-looking shot. The googly, outside off, Taylor drives this through the covers and gets a boundary! NZ 176/3 in 36.4 overs

10.08 IST: Chahal to Latham, SIX! That is an outstanding shot. Chahal tosses this up on middle but Latham is straightaway down the track. Converts it into a low full toss and whips it over square leg for a biggie! NZ 168/3 in 35.3 overs

10.06 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Ross Taylor, 100-RUN STAND IS UP! The fightback continues. Around middle and leg, Taylor gently works it to the leg side and scrambles through.

10.01 IST: Chahal to Taylor, FOUR! Played very fine. Landed outside off, Taylor cuts that very late and beats short third man. NZ 153/3 in 33.3 overs

*Yuzvendra Chahal is back on. 6-0-27-1 so far.

09.56 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Ross Taylor, Full and around middle, Taylor looks to defend but the ball spins in and goes off the inner half through square leg. A single taken.

*Drinks time!

09.51 IST: Jadhav to Taylor, FOUR! 46TH ODI FIFTY FOR TAYLOR, 6TH VS INDIA! Yet another half century for the of-late consistent batsman. His 7th 50-plus score in last 9 knocks. Short and outside off, Taylor cuts it behind point and gets consecutive boundaries! NZ 143/3 in 31.3 overs

09.50 IST: Jadhav to Taylor, FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Taylor rocks back and cuts it through the covers for a boundary! The stand moves to 80 from 90 balls. NZ 139/3 in 31.2 overs

09.44 IST: 7th ball of the over? According to us, 6 balls have been done and dusted legally. However, the umpire believes there is one left. Bizarre. 

09.40 IST: Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, NOT OUT! UMPIRE'S CALL ON HEIGHT! Lucky escape for Taylor. Hardik reckons he has Taylor right in front. India take a review. Looks plumb. There is a run-out appeal as well. One of the Indian fielders says, 'ARRE, DONO OUT HAI!'

09.35 IST: Kedar Jadhav to Ross Taylor, Karthik is frustrated. Because Taylor has just pushed it towards cover and stolen a single. 'AREY YAAR!' he yells.

09.26 IST: Pandya to Taylor, FOUR! CLUNK! 50-RUN STAND UP IN 63 BALLS! Good recovery from the Kiwis. Probably now, Taylor has decided to put the foot down. A long hop, outside off, Rosco pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary! NZ 106/3 in 26.1 overs

*Hardik Pandya is back on. 5-0-9-0 so far.

09.20 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Ross Taylor, CHANCE OF A RUN OUT, MIX-UP, BUT SAFE! Ambati Rayudu is at it again. India have been deprived of a wicket.

09.15 IST: Kuldeep to Latham, FOUR! FIRST BOUNDARY AFTER THE 12TH OVER. That is how good India have been. Full and around leg stump, Latham gets down and paddles it pretty fine. Ambati Rayudu gets across from fine leg, dives but is not able to stop it. NZ 91/3 in 23.5 overs

09.13 IST: Mohammed Shami to Tom Latham, LEADING EDGE, SAFE! Might say, Shami reacted late. But that is a really tough call.

*Shami is into the attack now. Kohli going for the kill. 4-0-13-1 so far. One would have thought more of 'KULCHA' but this is good captaincy. Not letting the opposition set into a plan.

09.06 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Latham, A pre-meditated paddle but controls it well, with Kuldeep slowing that very much and bowling it wide outside off. A couple to fine leg.

*Kuldeep Yadav returns to the attack.

09.00 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Ross Taylor, Doesn't turn as much, going on straight mostly, on middle and leg, Ross goes on the back foot and nudges it through mid-wicket. One run to the total.

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08.55 IST: Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, Beaten! Landed outside off on a length, Taylor looks to defend but the ball moves away late ever so much. It whiskers past the outside edge and goes into the keeper's gloves.

08.50 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Tom Latham, Top edged and safe! Just over leg gully. Loopy and full on leg, Latham gets low to sweep and gets it off the top edge. It goes over the fielder and behind. Kohli from short fine leg runs after it and while trying to collect the ball, slips. The ball is thrown back in by the other fielder but luckily, the Indian skipper isn't injured. Two taken.

*Tom Latham is the new man in

08.40 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, OUT! What a catch from the returning Hardik Pandya! Incredible stuff. And it's the big fish Kane Williamson to depart. He was looking frustrated out there, and now his stay has come to an end. A lot of flight on leg stump, Williamson flicks it aerially towards mid-wicket. Pandya there dives full stretch to his left and takes a stunner. NZ 59/3 in 16.2 overs

08.38 IST: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Doesn't rise as much. A back of a length ball on off angling in, Williamson looks to heave it over mid-wicket but gets a bottom edge which goes behind to the keeper on a few bounces.

08.36 IST: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Zipping off the surface, a good length ball just outside off. Kane Williamson stays inside his crease and defends.

08.30 IST: Hardik Pandya to Ross Taylor, Back of a length delivery on off, Taylor pulls it off the top edge towards deep mid-wicket. Dhawan out in the deep runs to his left collects the ball, turns and throws it blindly. It goes through the centre of the pitch and to the other side. The batsmen steal another run. Two in total.

*Change of ends for Hardik Pandya.

08.27 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Kane Williamson, Shout for a leg before, turned down. Floated on off, the googly, Williamson looks to defend but the spins away and catches him on the back pad. The appeal is shut down as it would have missed the off stump.

*Kuldeep Yadav to bowl now

08.22 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal to Kane Williamson, FOUR! That's terrific. A boundary off the last ball again from Williamson. Spinning away a bit on off, shorter in length, Kane goes back and whips it with the wrists through mid-wicket. Amazing shot. NZ 50/2 after 12 overs

08.19 IST: Hardik Pandya to Kane Williamson, Targets the top of off stump with a length ball, Williamson blocks with a straight blade in response. Good start from Pandya, just 1 run off his first over.

*Powerplay 2 signalled. A maximum of 4 fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Also, Hardik Pandya to bowl now

08.14 IST: Chahal to Williamson, FOUR! Absolute quality from Williamson. Finishes the over with a boundary. Chahal once again bowls it slower through the air and slightly shorter in length, Williamson goes with the spin and times the punch through covers to perfection. No stopping that one. NZ 42/2 in 10 overs

*Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack now

08.08 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Williamson, FOUR! Shot. That's beautiful. Doesn't try to hit it hard at all. All about the timing. Full and straight from Bhuvneshwar, Williamson drives it back down the ground, past mid-off and sends it across the boundary line. NZ 35/2 in 8.3 overs

08.04 IST: Mohammed Shami to Ross Taylor, Direct hit but to no avail. Good running between the wickets. Taylor works this to mid-wicket and sets off. Pandya there moves to his left, collects the ball and hits the bull's eye at the bowler's end. Ross is well in by that time.

*Ross Taylor is the next batsman in.

07.56 IST: Bhuvi to Guptill, OUT! Edged and gone! Now both the openers are back in the dressing room. India off to a fine start again with the ball. Bhuvneshwar throws it fuller and outside off, it's there to be hit and Guptill goes for it too, but the slight away movement maybe becomes his undoing. He gets a feather behind and Karthik completes the formalities. NZ 26/2 in 6.1 overs

07.54 IST: Shami to Williamson, FOUR! That's a fine shot. Williamson at his best. All class. It's on a back of a length outside off, Kane rises on his toes and with a vertical bat, crunches it through the gap in the covers to find the fence. NZ 26/1 in 5.4 overs

07.50 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Guptill, FOUR! Shot. Guptill looking in good rhythm here today. Full and too straight in line once again, the opener flicks it well over mid-wicket and gets a boundary this time. In complete control throughout. NZ 22/1 in 4.4 overs

07.48 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Guptill, SIX! On the pads and Guptill goes big. Full on middle and leg, Guptill takes a step across and just drops it over mid-wicket. Has so much power behind it that the ball sails well over the fence for a biggie. NZ 18/1 in 4.2 overs

07.42 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Guptill, No run. An excellent maiden over from Bhuvi

*Kane Williamson is the new man in

07.37 IST: Shami to Munro, OUT! Gone this time! Munro survived a scare just a couple of balls ago, but pays the price this time. Can't make the most of the life given to him. Ahead of a length and outside off, Munro's eyes light up seeing the width. He looks to smash it through the covers but gets an edge to first slip where Rohit Sharma takes a straightforward catch. First breakthrough for India. NZ 10/1 in 2 overs

07.35 IST: Shami to Munro, FOUR! Takes the aerial route and gets the desired result! The beauty of the Powerplay, clear the infield and find the fence. Back of a length around off, Munro's bat turns in his hands as he swings but it's enough to clear mid off. NZ 8/0 in 1.3 overs

07.30 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Martin Guptill, 1 run. Fuller length ball swinging back in, Guptill pushes it to mid on with a drive. A single taken and he's off the mark.

07.29 IST: We are ready to begin. Colin Munro and Martin Guptill to start off, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take the first new ball. Here we go...

07.07 IST: Captains' Speak-

Virat Kohli: Same thing, we would've wanted to bat first. Under the lights, we felt the ball came on better. We were quite satisfied, I personally would like to get the scoring rate up. In the last game, we could've got to 340. A couple of changes. MS has got a sore hamstring, Karthik comes back. Hardik comes in place of Vijay Shankar. It's brilliant, especially if you look at our away performances. It's great to have two guys who can pick wickets in the middle overs.

Kane Williamson: We are going to bat. Looks like a good surface, a used surface so hopefully, we can make use of the first hour. One change for us. Santner comes in for CDG. The spin throughout the series has been effective. This pitch will also help the spinners I guess. There have been glimpses, we need to get some partnerships with the bat and need to step up. We do know that If we play our best cricket, we can beat anybody. It's important we execute our plans as best as we can.

07.05 IST: Teams-

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

07.00 IST: New Zealand win toss, opt to bat first in Mount Maunganui.

06.45 IST: Welcome all of you to our live coverage of the 3rd ODI between New Zealand and India in Mt. Maunganui.

Brief Preview: A well-deserved break on the cards, India captain Virat Kohli will be aiming to seal the five-match series when his team square off against a confused New Zealand in the third ODI on Monday.

The Indian captain has been given a break as part of BCCI's workload management programme and he would ensure that he finishes his assignment Down Under on a high after the maiden Test and ODI victories in Australia. (Read Full Review here)


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