India win 5th ODI by 35 runs against New Zealand
India won the toss and decided to bat against New Zealand at the Westpac Stadium, Wellington today in 5th and final ODI of the series.
Audio interview Rohit Sharma spoke to the media after the fifth and final ODI
India 252 (Ambati Rayudu 90, Hardik Pandya 45, Vijay Shankar 45; Matt Henry 4-35, Trent Boult 3-39)
New Zealand 217 (Jimmy Neesham 44, Kane Williamson 39 ,Tom Latham 37; Yuzvendra Chahal 3-41, Mohammed Shami 2-39)
Result - India win by 35 runs
Batting first, India were 252 all out with Ambati Rayudu 90, Hardik Pandya 45 and Vijay Shankar 45 the mainstays of their batting. Some exceptional fast medium bowling, in conducive conditions for them, Matt Henry 4-35 and Trent Boult 3-39 restricted India to a gettable total for the Kiwi batsmen.
In reply, New Zealand started poorly and at 38-3 were in some trouble. However, Kane Williamson 39 and Tom Latham 37 steadied the innings with a 67 run 4th wicket partnership. Yuzvendra Chahal then captured the wickets of Latham, de Grandhomme and Todd Astle to put New Zealand on the back foot again, although Jimmy Neesham 44 kept them in the run chase – then Mitchell Santner 22 and Matt Henry had a flourish towards the end but they fell short, India winning by 35 runs.
India take the ODI series 4-1 and now play a 3 match T20I series against New Zealand.
Feb 06 New Zealand v India, 1st T20I Westpac Stadium, Wellington 7:00 AM
Feb 08 New Zealand v India, 2nd T20I Eden Park, Auckland 6:00 AM
Feb 10 New Zealand v India, 3rd T20I Seddon Park, Hamilton 7:00 AM
New Zealand - Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk), Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
India - Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami
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