27.2 given this time. The change has worked. Looked pretty close. Rahane fails to convert a solid start into a big score, Yes, good decision by umpire Oxenford. Full and straight - towards middle and off. Rahane comes forward and shuffles across to reduce the distance from a plausible offcutter, but Neesham bowls this seam-up. It skids on and strikes Rahane in front of middle, no problem with height. Out. 128/3
    4.1 beauty from Southee. Perfect outswinger. Short of a driving length, just outside off, Sharma plays defensively from the crease. The ball moves away to take the outside edge. This is really good bowling. This is late swing, and Sharma follows it with his hands 19/1
    19.5 and gone. Kohli falls. Short and wide outside off, a terrible delivery. Kohli goes back and gets a thin edge which is well taken by Watling. Not much turn, but there may have been some extra bounce, or Kohli just played for some. Either way, what was turning into another typical Kohli chase has been cut short, almost literally. 98/2
    29.2 gets through. Massive wicket. Dhoni falls. The crowd goes silent. Just a straight delivery on leg. Seam-up, Dhoni doesn't move his feet, drives at the ball but the ball finds a way through the bat and pad gap to clatter into leg stump. A big play from Neesham. May have got that to seam back in just enough. 135/4
    42.3 full, fast and that's the game. Finally through Patel. He has fought hard but it has come to an end here. Boult spears this in, Patel looks to whip it, but is late into the shot. The ball hits his pad and ricochets into the off stump 207/9
    32.2 one more. Pandey has picked out mid-on and Pandey cannot believe it. Superb catch. A slower delivery outside off, was way too full and Pandey saw an opportunity to loft the ball over mid-on. It ended up a tad too full and Pandey was unable to get underneath that. Drilled his drive, but Latham leaped up at just the right time to take a great catch with both hands well over his head. Timed his jump to perfection, had to because Pandey got plenty on it. India stumbling again 154/5
    32.3 plumb in front. Jadhav has to go. An offcutter on middle, Jadhav just plain misses a straight delivery. Keeps low too. Southee takes pace off the ball, Jadhav is late on his attempted nudge and the ball raps him in front of middle. At worst, would be hitting leg stump. A double strike for NZ. 154/6
    35.6 oh it looks like a good shot but the fielding - both the placement and the effort - is even better. Pandya jumps out of the crease and goes inside out with the turn, but doesn't place it as wide as he would have liked. Latham is wide at long-off, and judges his run to his left perfectly to take complete this catch between where long-off and deep extra cover 167/7
    42.1 and this run-out has sent India closer to a defeat. And this run-out is not because Mishra is slow. Patel pulls and when he does so he is deep in his crease. It is pulled to the left of Santner at deep square leg. he has to get a sliding save in, which means there is an opportunity for two but because Patel gets a late start to his first run he turns down the second. Mishra is left with nowhere to go. Patel does give the second a go but the moment he sees he has to run around Boult he says no. Santner's impressive tour continues 205/8
    not out
    48.4 and a big wind-up it is but the slower ball has been mis-hit straight to extra cover to level the series. Boult just too good for No. 11 with that asking rate that high. Slower, on a length, and it has been sliced 241/10
    12 (lb 3, w 9)
    241 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 4.95)
    TG Southee9.004034.44305000
    TA Boult9.414824.96335120
    JDS Neesham6.003826.33194120
    MJ Santner10.003813.80341110
    IS Sodhi10.015215.20261100
    AP Devcich4.002205.50101030
    Fall of wickets:1-19 (RG Sharma, 4.1 ov), 2-98 (V Kohli, 19.5 ov), 3-128 (AM Rahane, 27.2 ov), 4-135 (MS Dhoni, 29.2 ov), 5-154 (MK Pandey, 32.2 ov), 6-154 (KM Jadhav, 32.3 ov), 7-167 (HH Pandya, 35.6 ov), 8-205 (A Mishra, 42.1 ov), 9-207 (AR Patel, 42.3 ov), 10-241 (UT Yadav, 48.4 ov)

Match Notes

First loss in Ranchi


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.

New Zealand's comeback


India's score before the fall of second wicket. New Zealand have taken six wickets for 69 runs since then.

Rahane gets going


No. of runs accumulated by Rahane in the first three ODIs of this series - 33, 28, 5. He has got to a fifty today.

Lucky Ground


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.

spinners' impact


Economy of India spinners in this match - 107 runs in 28 overs. The fast bowlers went at 6.81 - 150 runs in 22 overs.

Prolific Mishra


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.

Opening Woes


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.