Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin showcased their excellent hitting skills to leave New Zealand stunned. In what could have been a terrific example of snatching a win from opposition, India managed to tie New Zealand's total of 314. A look...
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Success came early to India after opting to field in this must-win match.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled Jesse Ryder on 20.
India though managed to come back into the match.
A dangerous Corey Anderson (in pic) was removed on 8.
New Zealand lost a flurry of wickets towards the end but still managed to set a rather daunting target of 315 for India.
Indian openers were extremely aggressive in their reply.
Shikhar Dhawan is seen playing an aerial shot here. He scored 28 off 25.
Rohit Sharma too played a solid knock worth 39 off 38 but fell to Corey Anderson - his second of five.
In-form Virat Kohli (right) was unable to contribute this time and was removed on six by Hamish Bennett.
New Zealand threatened to take the match away from India's reach but a twist in the tale was yet to unfold.
Once Ashwin fell, Jadeja took over and slammed his way through the Kiwi attack. He hit 66 off 45.
He was especially powerful in the final over but 17 off the 18 is what he managed to help India tie New Zealand.
The tourists cannot win this series now and wins in the remaining two matches will help the side share the series' trophy.
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