Clinical India Defeat New Zealand By 7 Wickets, Win ODI Series 3-0
India defeated New Zealand in the third ODI by 7 wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series. Prior to this win, India also registered away series win in ODIs in South Africa (5-1) and Australia (2-1). India last won an ODI series in New Zealand in 2009 where they won 3-1.
Ross Taylor stood out with the bat as he top-scored for the Kiwis with a fine 93.
Tom Latham contributed with 51 runs and stitched together a 119-run stand with Ross Taylor.
Player of the match Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/41.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya made a comeback into the Indian side and picked two wickets and a splendid catch.
Rohit Sharma led India's run-chase scoring 62 runs that included three fours and two sixes.
Captain Virat Kohli made 60 runs and had a 113-run partnership with Rohit Sharma.
Ambati Rayudu (40*) and Dinesh Karthik (38*) finished off the match with an unbeaten 77-run partnership.