Ajinkya Rahane and Martin Guptill set up strong bases for their sides, but it was only the New Zealanders who saw through the effort to its logical conclusion
Following India's 19-run loss in Ranchi, India captain MS Dhoni has said patience must be shown with India's new-look middle order, especially given it's not easy to finish games on tricky tracks like the one used in this ODI
Plays of the day from the fourth ODI between India and New Zealand in Ranchi. Also featuring Amit Mishra's troubles in the field
Martin Guptill's rapid half-century, and canny bowling from Tim Southee and James Neesham, were vital to New Zealand forcing the series into a decider at Visakhapatnam
No. of ODIs India had lost in Ranchi, before this. They had played 2 and had won chasing both of them. They failed to chase this time.
India's score before the fall of second wicket. New Zealand have taken six wickets for 69 runs since then.
No. of runs accumulated by Rahane in the first three ODIs of this series - 33, 28, 5. He has got to a fifty today.
Number of runs scored by Kohli in ODIs in Ranchi, before this match. He made 77* vs Eng in 2012-13 and 139* vs SL in 2014-15, both while chasing.
Economy of India spinners in this match - 107 runs in 28 overs. The fast bowlers went at 6.81 - 150 runs in 22 overs.
No. of wickets for Mishra in this series. No other bowler has taken more than 6 wkts in the series so far. His figures: 3/49, 3/60, 2/46, 2/41.
Number of instances since March 2012 when New Zealand have had a 100+ opening stand in ODIs. In 49 innings they average 30. Today they added 96.