Amit Mishra's Spin Web Baffles New Zealand, India Clinch Series
Amit Mishra picked five wickets for 18 runs as India defeated New Zealand by 190 runs to win the five-match series 3-2. Leg-spinner Mishra was named Man of the Match.
India captain MS Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat against New Zealand in the series decider. (All images from BCCI)
Spinner Jayant Yadav was handed ODI debut cap by Virender Sehwag ahead of the match.
Indian players wore their mother's names on their jerseys to pay respect to them.
Opener Rohit Sharma (70) top-scored for India
Virat Kohli (65) also scored a half-century.
Rohit-Virat were involved in a 79-run stand
MS Dhoni scored a crucial 41 at No. 4 position to help India notch 269/6
Defending 269/6, Umesh Yadav dismissed Martin Guptill in the first over.
Amit Mishra picked 5/18 to be the star of India's bowlers.
Mishra's exploits helped India dismiss New Zealand for a paltry 79, and win the match by 190 runs
Mishra was adjudged Man of the Match and Man of the Series
India's 3-2 series win meant that New Zealand are yet to win a bilateral ODI series in India