India thrashed New Zealand by 190 runs to clinch the five-match ODI series. The series was level 2-2 and the Visakhapatnam ODI was supposed to be the decider. The match ended up being a one sided contest with the Indian bowlers, led by Amit Mishra ripping into the New Zealand batting line0up. The Kiwis were all out for 79 in 23 overs in reply to India's 269/6. (Source: AP)
India won the toss and elected to bat first. They lost the wicket of Ajinkya rahane early on. Rohit Sharma was then joined by Virat Kohli in the middle and the two put together 79 runs for the second wicket. Rohit (70) was the aggressor among the two and smashed five boundaries and three boundaries in his innings. (Source: PTI)
India have won the series 3-2. India, hence, have defeated in the Test series and the ODIs. While the hosts could not whitewash the visitors the way they did in the tests, the final ODI, which was expected to be a tight one, firmly established India's superiority.
New Zealand start to the innings was not a good one. Martin Guptill fell to Umesh Yadav in the fourth ball of the innings and New Zealand were already one down for no runs.
Ross Taylor's wicket triggered a collapse of sorts of the New Zealand batting order. The Kiwis were 66-4 at the time Taylor was dismissed. They were then all out for 79 runs just eight iovers later.
Amit Mishra led the decimation of the New Zealand innings, taking five wickets and giving just 18 runs.
Mishra's performance earned him a mand of the match award. He was also declared the man of the series for his haul of 15 wickets over the five matches.
India won the five match ODI series 3-2 with the win at Visakhapatnam. Although the hosts could not whit wash the Kiwis as they did in the preceding Test series, this victory firmly established India's superiority.