India vs New Zealand Ind vs NZ 3rd ODI: India had a comfortable time beating Australia in the ODI series and they continued that momentum into New Zealand to seal the series 3-0 in the third ODI. With the 7-wicket win at Bay Oval, India took an unbeatable lead in the series with two matches to go. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma struck fifties for their 16th 100 hundred stand. Following their dismissal, Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu stepped up and scored in good flow to reach the 244 run target with 42 balls to spare.
Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and posted their biggest score in the series. The 119-run stand between Ross Taylor and Tom Latham gave New Zealand belief after another poor start. Latham struck a fifty while Taylor was stopped in his tracks from a century to be dismissed for 93 runs.
However, lower down the order, New Zealand couldn’t make the most of this stand to lose wickets at regular intervals. Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal didn’t quite make the same impact that they had in the first two ODIs but Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took over. Shami picked up three wickets with two each for Bhuvi, Chahal and Hardik Pandya.