In a thrilling contest at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur, it was team India who triumphed over a bitterly disappointed New Zealand as they won the 3rd and final ODI by 6 runs. The game, which went down to the wire, saw New Zealand require 15 runs in the final over but Jasprit Bumrah proved to be the difference at the end as he displayed a wonderful spell of death bowling to restrict the opposition. With this victory, India won its seventh consecutive series.
Put into bat India posted a mammoth total of 337 courtesy of brilliant hundreds by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. In reply, New Zealand put up a spirited performance as Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls almost took them over the finishing line. But the visitors ultimately fell short by one hit. India’s series win saw Twitterati shower praises in heaps. Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter.
Bumrah is unbelievable under pressure. Executes perfect Yorkers. Well disguised slower ones. And even direct hits. 👍🙌🏏 #IndvNZ
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 29 October 2017
Great team work, amazing win! 👌💪
Celebrations.. Jatt ji style! 😎 pic.twitter.com/hkODublvBX
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 29 October 2017
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) 29 October 2017
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 29 October 2017
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) 29 October 2017
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) 29 October 2017
35 were needed in 4 overs at this stage. Duaaon me bahut taakat hai , Bumrah aur Bhuvi ke skills me bhi. Badhhai Team India. https://t.co/GOyuQaHB4t
For his brilliant 147, Rohit Sharma was awarded the man of the match award. Virat Kohli deservedly won the man of the series after notching up 263 runs in 3 matches at an average of 87.66.