Virat Kohli hits unbeaten 154 in India’s seven-wicket win over New Zealand in Mohali

India ride on Virat Kohli's 26th ODI ton to beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the third ODI; take 2-1 lead in five-match series.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 23, 2016 9:37 pm
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India ride on another Virat Kohli hundred, 26th in ODIs, to beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the third ODI of the five-match series in Mohali on Sunday. Kohli (154*) was well assisted by MS Dhoni (80) and the pair put on 151 runs for the third wicket in the 286-run chase. Earlier,. after electing to field first, India did a decent job in the middle overs but a late surge by James Neesham and Matt Henry pushed the visitors to 285. For India, Kedar Jadhav, the part-timer, was pick of the bowlers as he returned with three big wickets. Relive all the big moments from the exciting Mohali contest.

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Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 154 powers hosts to seven-wicket win in Mohali; 2-1 lead in five-match series. Manish Pandey scores the winning runs as India seal the chase in convincing fashion

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Kohli collects 22 from the Boult over. Scores are level now. India need one more run to take 2-1 lead in the five-match series

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Straight again by Kohli and it goes the distance on this occasion. Amazing follow through of the blade, and he moves to 148*

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Kohli goes straight over the top and gets another boundary. He moves to 142* – the best score at this venue. Previous best of 139* belonged to MS Dhoni

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Quality cricket….Pitched up but this time Kohli drives square off the wicket and starts the Boult over with a boundary. India need 17 runs from 16 balls

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When Kohli is in flow, he pierces the field with precision of a surgeon. Pitched up, and he creams one through the extra-covers region for a boundary. Moves to 127 off 122 balls. India 257/3 after 45.4 overs

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250 comes up for India with a single. This partnership between Pandey and Kohli has kept the asking rate under check, and kept the innings on track in the 286-run chase

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Kohli goes after the Boult delivery and beats Corey Anderson in the deep. The all-rounder overran on that occasion and failed to cut it off. India now need 44 from 40 balls, FIFTY-run partnership between Kohli and Pandey comes up off 47 balls

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Gentle reminder! Virat Kohli was dropped by Taylor when he was on six. Since then, it has been a chanceless hand by the right-hander. Paced his innings with perfection and switched roles with ease during his 151-run partnership with MS Dhoni. India 232/3 after 42.3 overs

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That’s clinical! Kohli runs one down for a boundary. Opens the face of the bat and directs the delivery, angled on his stumps, fine for another boundary. India 226/3 after 41.2 overs

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ODI HUNDRED No.26 for Virat Kohli. He is now fourth on list of most hundreds in the format. Tendulkar (49), Ponting (30), Jayasuriya (28) ahead of him

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Kohli’s wrists coming into play again. Plays it fine for another boundary and moves to 98. India 212/3 after 39.5 overs

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Kohli with the pressure release shot. Slices one over point for a couple. Could have been risky as it was just over the diving fielder’s reach. The right-hander moves to 94

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Some tight overs and Dhoni’s wicket have made the equation very interesting now. India need 82 runs off 66 balls, seven wickets in hand. 204/3 after 39 overs

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200 comes up for India in the 38th over of the innings. Kohli nears another ton, in another run-chase

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Even with dew playing a role, Santner has managed to keep it tight in the middle. He has attacked the stumps, and has given very few loose deliveries. India now need 93 from 78 balls. 193/3. Kohli and Manish Pandey in the middle

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The ball is not coming off the surface as it was when New Zealand were batting. It has definitely got slower, and hitting through the line is not a safe option anymore

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WICKET! The ball comes slow off the pitch and Dhoni mistimes to Taylor, off Henry. Out after scoring a 91-ball 80. India 192/3 in the 36th over of the chase

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Henry misses the yorker and Dhoni makes most of the low full-toss. Goes over the bowler’s head and gets a boundary. Brings up the 150-run partnership with Kohli, off 165 balls. India 192/2 after 35.3 overs

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Equation: India need another 99 runs from 90 balls. Eight wickets in the hand, and New Zealand need a couple of quick wickets, ideally of both Dhoni and Kohli, to trigger panic in the home dressing room. India 187/2 after 35 overs

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This is the feature of both Kohli and Dhoni’s innings. The moment they get a boundary, they take a single and get down at the other end. Smart cricket, and it keeps the scoreboard ticking. India 184/2 after 33.5 overs

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Kohli with flick of the wrist and gets a boundary. Trademark Kohli whip in the gap. India move to 183/2 in the 34th over of the chase

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Edge, and four! Kohli moves to 66 with the scratchy boundary. India in complete control of proceedings at the moment. Both Kohli and Dhoni well set, and batting in the mid-60s

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Dhoni waits for the short delivery, and pulls it in fine fashion for another boundary. Smart cricket by the Indian skipper as he takes a single next ball and brings up the 150 of the innings in the 28th over

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Quiet over so far and Dhoni makes sure to get runs off the second last ball. Charges Neesham and with a brilliant follow-through he hits the seamer for a six over his head. Brings up the 100-run partnership with Kohli in the process

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Single, and that’s FIFTY for MS Dhoni. His 61st in ODIs. Job half done at the moment as India still need over 150 runs to win the match, and take 2-1 lead in the five-match series

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Two of the finest chasers in ODI history are in the middle for India at the moment. The longer they bat, the easier the job would get for India in Mohali

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Dhoni hits Santner straight, and hits the left-armer big. Hits the second six of his innings as India continue to charge in the 286-run chase against New Zealand in Mohali

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Kohli gets a boundary, and brings up his FIFTY in style. Another FIFTY in a chase for the champion chaser

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Dhoni pulls, and pulls well. Brings up the FIFTY-run partnership with Kohli with a boundary, off only 54 balls

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Width on offer and Kohli punishes it to the ropes for a boundary, moves into the 40s with that hit. Top hit by India’s Test skipper

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Dhoni and Kohli build a steady stand and have put the chase back on track for India. The hosts are 85/2 at the end of the 17th over, and both Kohli and Dhoni are looking good in the middle

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New Zealand introduce spin. Mitchell Santner to bowl the 13th over of the innings. India 56/2

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Short from Southee and Dhoni, well outside his crease, muscles it to the mid-wicket fence for a boundary. India move to 49/2 in the 11th over of the chase

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MS Dhoni is the new man in. When was the last time he came out to bat at no.4 for India? Good opportunity for the skipper to get back among the runs

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WICKET! Big shout and the finger goes up. Rohit is not happy, he waits for a long time before starting the long walk back to the hit. Off-cutter from Southee hits Rohit above the knee-role. India lose their second opener. 41/2

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Two boundaries, and a quick single. Kohli doing what he does best – keep the scoreboard ticking in the chase

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Slightly short by Boult and Kohli gets into great position to tuck it off his hips for a boundary. Was in complete control on that occasion. India move to 35/1 in the eighth over

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DROPPED! Taylor drops a sitter…Kohli looks to run one down to third-man region but hit it straight to Taylor who dropped an absolute sitter

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Kohli leans into the drive and eases it through the off-side for his first boundary

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Loud loud cheer as crowd favourite Virat Kohli comes out to bat. He thrives in situations like these, and India need their no.1 batsman to come good in the chase

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WICKET! Nothing shot. Ajinkya Rahane hits the Henry delivery straight to Mitchell Santner at cover. India 9/1

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India openers Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma out in the middle for the 286-run chase. New Zealand managed to get the runs on the board, time for the bowlers to do the job now

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Ind vs NZ, 3rd ODI: Visitors recover to post 285 in Mohali. (Latham 61, Neesham 57; Jadhav 3/29)

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WICKET! Bumrah with clever change of pace and disturbs the wood work. Boult out cheaply, New Zealand bowled out for 285

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WICKET! Can’t keep him out of the game, can you? Neesham miscues the Yadav low full-toss and Jadhav takes a well-judged catch in the deep. New Zealand 283/9

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Umesh sticking to a wrong length. Easy pickings for the tail-ender Henry who is picking his spots with ease. 15 already from the Umesh over, 49th of the innings

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Recovery? This looks like good safety now. Neesham and Henry have taken the total over 270 now

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FIFTY for Neesham, his first in the format. He is doing a brilliant job for New Zealand with the tail-enders

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FIFTY-run partnership between Neesham and Henry comes up. This is a top stand for the visitors. They did it in Dharamsala and have done it again in Mohali. Meanwhile, 250 also comes up for New Zealand in the 47th over of the innings

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Mishra concedes 9 from his last, ends with impressive figures of 2/46. Neesham pushes the scoring for New Zealand, with tail-ender Henry. New Zealand 233/8 after 44 overs

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Henry and Neesham are adding valuable runs for the ninth wicket. They take the score into the 220s, and New Zealand can well end up scoring 260 if they continue in this fashion

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We are into the last ten overs now, powerplay 3 in operation. New Zealand 211/8 and Mishra to bowl to left-hander Neesham

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200 is up for New Zealand. Still 12 overs left in the innings, and they should look to get at least 240 from this stage. Just two wickets in hand for the visitors in Mohali

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WICKET! Umesh bowls one around the good-length spot, Southee goes for the wild swing but inside-edges it back on tho his stumps. New Zealand 199/8

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First in the gap, second off the edge. Southee gets a couple of boundaries for New Zealand. Again, these are crucial runs for the visitors

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Southee is the new man in, and has runs under his belt this series. India now need to ensure that they close they innings without letting the tail do damage

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WICKET! Leading edge, and Kohli takes an easy catch. Bumrah sends Santner back to the hut. 180/7. New Zealand keep slipping, and this way it’s unlikely that they will bat 50 overs

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Mitchell Santner is the new man in, and he walks in with 18 overs left in the innings. From 153/2, New Zealand collapse to 170/6. Good effort by the Indian spinners in the middle overs

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WICKET! Jadhav’s golden run with the ball continues as he now gets rid of the set batsman Latham. Tosses one up, invites the left-hander for the drive and Latham falls into the trap. Uppish drive travels straight to Pandya who completes an easy catch. NZ in deep trouble at 169/6

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New Zealand lose their way after steady stand. Mishra and Jadhav turn it India’s way in Mohali, in the middle overs. Latham still out there, and he has James Neesham for company

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WICKET! Mishra with another beauty…gives it plenty of air, Ronchi goes for the drive, the back-leg goes off the ground and Dhoni whips the bails in a FLASH. New Zealand lose another one, 161/5

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WICKET! Only Jadhav can get a wicket off a full toss. Slightly on the higher side and Corey Anderson hits it straight to Rahane. New Zealand 160/4

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WICKET! Mishra beats Taylor with slow turn. The right-hander was on the charge, looking to flick it against the turn but was beaten. Dhoni whips the bails in a flash. Out after scoring 44. New Zealand 153/3

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GONE! Ross Taylor 44 st Dhoni b Mishra New Zealand 153/3

Ross Taylor is stumped after being deceived by one that turned away from Amit Mishra

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Latham feeling at home in India as he brings up his FIFTY FIFTY of the tour. He hit three in Tests, and brings up his second of the ODI series. This is his sixth in coloured clothing for the Black Caps

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Another one doesn’t carry. Latham sweeps, doesn’t make good connection but the ball falls short of a diving Rahane in the deep

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Axar offers width, Taylor rocks back on to the back-foot and cuts it powerfully in the gap. Slip comes out straight away. New Zealand 118/2 in the 22nd over of the innings

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Latham steps out against Mishra and lofts it over his head for a boundary. The left-hander’s good run in the tour continues as he moves to 44. He scored 79* in the 1st ODI and 46 2nd ODI

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100 comes up for New Zealand in the 19th over of the innings. Tom Latham and Ross Taylor in the middle for the visitors

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India have kept New Zealand quiet in the last five overs. One more wicket will put the visitors under pressure in the innings. Only 17 coming off the last 30 deliveries as Indian spinners Axar and Mishra bowl in tandem

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Ross Taylor joins Latham and the experienced right-hander needs to find his form back. He has struggled in the tour so far

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Dhoni turns to his specialist now. Amit Mishra into the attack. India pull things back after a fine start by the visitors

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WICKET! Jadhav does the job, again. He gets rid of the dangerous Kane Williamson who plays all across a straight delivery from the part-timer. New Zealand lose their second wicket, 80/2

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Jadhav is now Dhoni’s first-choice spinner as the skipper introduces the part-timer into the attack. He has provided timely breakthroughs in the first two ODIs and Dhoni would hope more of the same today too

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Bumrah adjusts his length next ball, finds the edge but it falls short of a diving Dhoni. Smart thinking by the bowler..almost a wicket there

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Gorgeous! Williamson leans into the drive and gets a boundary through the covers region

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And, the yorker specialist is back after receiving some treatment in the dressing room. The pitch has looked excellent for batting so far. True bounce and it’s coming nicely on to the bat

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Bumrah is off the field after bowling just one over. He hurt his shoulder while trying to cut a boundary earlier in the match

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With runs flowing, Dhoni introduces his specialist Jasprit Bumrah into the attack

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And, runs continue to come for New Zealand. FIFTY up for the visitors in the seventh over of the innings

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WICKET! Full, little bit of movement and Umesh traps Guptill in front. New Zealand 46/1. Much needed wicket for India as the right-hander was looking dangerous and could have done some serious damage had he stayed longer

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Latham joins the act from the other end. New Zealand dealing in sixes, and adding runs at a very good rate in the middle

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Guptill with the last laugh as he hits one high and it has enough legs to travel over the ropes, way back into the stands. New Zealand 38/0, after six overs. Excellent start to the innings by the visitors

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Smart bowling by Pandya. Surprises Guptill with a short delivery, and then pitches it up to test the batsman outside his off-stump

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It hasn’t been India’s day so far. Edges have raced to the fence, and uppish drives have fallen short of the fielders, on three occasions now. New Zealand 24/0 in the fifth over of the innings

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SIX! Early intent by Guptill. After a watchful start, he charges Pandya and hits the seamer WAY BACK into the stands for the first maximum of the innings

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Hardik Pandya from the other end for the hosts. He had a good debut, was good with the bat in the 2nd ODI and nearly finished the game for India

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That could have been close. Guptill with a tentative push, and it falls short of Axar Patel. The opener gets off the mark with the scratchy drive

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Umesh Yadav will make first use of the shining white ball. The sun is out, and conditions good for cricket in Mohali

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New Zealand openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham make their way out to the middle. Guptill – the limited-overs specialist – is yet to get going in the series for the Black Caps

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The two teams are out for the national anthems. We are moments away from live action from the third ODI of the five-match series

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Here’s a look at NZ XI: Guptill, Latham, Williamson (c), Taylor, Anderson, Ronchi, Neesham, Santner, Henry, Southee, Boult

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New Zealand have added some balance to the squad as James Neesham comes in place of Anton Devcich

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Toss: Dhoni gets it right, again, and has elected to field first in Mohali. Dhoni feels no need to change the XI and India will field the same unit for the third ODI

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Pitch: Sunil Gavaskar feels there is lot more grass than the strips used for first two ODIs in Dharamsala and New Delhi. The grass cover means there will be carry for the bowlers. With dew expected to play a role, team winning the toss would look to field first and bowl with the dry ball. Short boundaries mean a high-scoring contest on the cards

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Mohali has been a happy hunting ground for India’s ODI skipper. Remember unbeaten 139 against Australia in the 2013 series? A quality knock it was by one of the finest in the format

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It remains to be seen where Dhoni bats now. He has been coming in at no.5 but it is yet to work in India’s favour. Kotla was a good chance but Southee’s brilliance ended the skipper’s stay at the crease

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Numbers reveal India’s over dependency on Virat Kohli-MS Dhoni combination. When the two get going, India are on the right side. But the Men in Blue struggle when their star players find going tough in the middle

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As far as teams are concerned, both India and New Zealand have issues to address in the batting department. It remains to be seen whether Suresh Raina is fit to take the field. If he is, the left-hander is likely to replace Manish Pandey in the XI. Why Pandey and not Kedar Jadhav? His little spells with the ball have worked for India

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Most recent win was over Pakistan in the World T20 which sealed their place in the semi-final of the event. With both ODIs failing to produce 250+ scores, Mohali curator has set the stage for a run-feast

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New Zealand have mixed results at the venue and have managed to win two ODIs, and had a win in the ICC World T20 too. Remember the 1999 Test where they bowled out India for just 83 in a Test. Or their 630/6 in the 2003 Test?

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The first match was dominated by India while the second went New Zealand’s way. The visitors finally had their first win of the tour, after a long wait of 32 days, and will be high on confidence when they take field in Mohali

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Exciting. Mouth-watering. And Mohali curator Daljit Singh says run-feast. The 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand has plenty at stake as both teams would eye the crucial lead in the five-match series. Locked at 1-1, it’s never easy to play catch-up with only two matches remaining after this one today