New Zealand put the ghost T20I series behind to clean sweep India in the three-match ODI series on Tuesday. In the third and final ODI, New Zealand chased down the target of 297 to beat India by 5 wickets in Mount Maunganui.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was all praise for his side who sealed a 3-0 series whitewash over India on Tuesday. It was India's first bilateral ODI series whitewash in 31 years.
"An outstanding performance. Very clinical - India put us under pressure, but the way the guys fought back with the ball and kept them to a par total," said Williamson in the post-match presentation ceremony.
India were seemingly racing towards a score close to 350 with Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul going big guns. But New Zealand put the breaks on the Indian innings in the last four overs.
"The cricket smarts in the second half was outstanding to see," said Williamson. "We know how good they are at all formats, but for us the clarity about the roles the guys had was the most important thing. The ODI side will be taking this momentum into the Australia series. Outstanding effort against a brilliant India side."
(With IANS Inputs)