9.2 chips it straight to short midwicket! The most innocuous of deliveries. Full on middle. There for the flick. But he has not timed the ball. It's that old weakness of his, unable to force the pace when the pitch becomes slow. He was not quite to the pitch of the ball, it held up on the surface a bit and he didn't make much of an effort the keep it down. The ball didn't come on, he found Latham 40/1
    21.6 the bouncer gets him! This is at full pace. Rising above Rohit's chest. Cramping him for room. The batsman goes for the pull, but top edges it and it is pouched safely by Neesham at deep midwicket 119/2
    43.1 picks out long-off! He was placed wider, keeping in mind Kohli's ability to hit those inside out drives. That is the shot he goes for. Came down the track, took the ball on the half-volley and seemed to have struck it so well. The problem was it was straight at Guptill, who is perhaps New Zealand's best fielder. Kohli is livid as he walks off. 220/5
    37.3 pinned in front! Went for the sweep, but he has chosen a bad ball to do so. It was too straight. Slow as well, which meant he was finished with the shot by the time it hit his front pad. And worse, it straightened after angling in, pitching on middle. Fairly easy decision for Nandan, on his ODI debut as an umpire. 190/3
    38.4 goes for a slog sweep, hitting against the turn with the ball tossed up and outside off. He top-edges it and the ball picks out midwicket with annoying precision for Pandey. Not the cleverest shot with Kohli at the other end, more so having secured a boundary earlier in the over. Was he trying to break the shackles on him after being beaten in the last ball? 195/4
    not out
    49.4 inside edge onto the stumps. Boult has pulled off a very difficult delivery with relative ease. It was the offcutter, but it is put in the blockhole. Axar tries to slice the ball to third man with a horizontal bat, but ends up dragging on 266/6
    not out
    9 (b 1, lb 1, w 7)
    269/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.38)
    TG Southee10.005605.60264110
    TA Boult10.005225.20272110
    JDS Neesham6.003015.00192110
    MJ Santner10.003613.60312000
    IS Sodhi10.006626.60294400
    CJ Anderson4.002706.7583000
    Fall of wickets:1-40 (AM Rahane, 9.2 ov), 2-119 (RG Sharma, 21.6 ov), 3-190 (MS Dhoni, 37.3 ov), 4-195 (MK Pandey, 38.4 ov), 5-220 (V Kohli, 43.1 ov), 6-266 (AR Patel, 49.4 ov)
    0.4 hard to play those. Don't look Martin, don't look back. Or in front where Yadav is leaping about in wild celebration. Deserves his moment under the spot light though after providing the early wicket with an absolute peach. It was pitched on a good length. It had been angled it. It had Guptill rooted to the crease, trying to block into the leg side. But the away movement squares him up, grazes the pad and then topples off stump 0/1
    5.6 pops it to mid-on! Jayant whoops having made his little contribution on debut, picking up the catch. Latham goes for a flick through midwicket, but this back of a length ball has held up on the pitch, and takes the leading edge. I wonder if this was a plan, making the bowler go around the stumps to keep Latham playing the flick and hoping for a ball - like this one - to misbehave 28/2
    14.4 the inside out drive.... straight to long-off! Good bowling from Axar. He slows this down, tosses it up, draws Williamson into playing an expansive shot. Was he looking to chip it over the infield? Was he trying to place it wide of the man in the deep? He fails in both as Jadhav runs to his left and takes a fine, tumbling catch. India celebrate a huge wicket. 63/3
    15.4 he's walking. Goes for a cut shot, but Mishra gets a little more bounce than Taylor expects. Only the smallest mistake. But that's all you get sometimes. The umpires check if the no-ball. it is tight, but Mishra's fine and he can celebrate a beautifully crafted wicket. Great work from Dhoni too. One of the best keepers to spin 66/4
    19.1 this is the kind of delivery that would do any legspinner proud. This one spins back in to go through the gate and hit middle stump. What fizz, what drift. Plenty of revs on that as it rips back in from outside off stump to beat Neesham's forward push. The big gap between bat and pad stood exposed, and Mishra drove through. Classic 74/7
    15.6 googly! Too good for him. It is well flighted. It pitche on off stump, at a drivable length. Watling is suckered into driving away from the body, thinking it was a legbreak. Moments later, he hears the rattle of his stumps. The ball sneaks in between bat and pad. Outstanding bowling. 66/5
    18.6 so he didn't have to wait too long for his first wicket. Flight and drift were the key on that occasion. Anderson plays outside the line as the ball drifts back in to trap him plumb in front of middle. It looked like Anderson's bat got stuck in front of the pad as he prodded forward 74/6
    23.1 that's it. The ball keeps low. And India have won the series, with more than half the overs to spare in this game. Axar comes into the attack, fires it in quick on off stump, Santner went back to push it into the covers, but the lack of bounce does him in 79/10
    19.5 Dhoni is super excited after effecting a stumping and that, in most cases, means danger for the batsman. This was once again tossed up outside off, Southee couldn't hold back and went for a big mighty heave, only to completely be deceived in flight. He only manages to connect with the humid Vizag air as Dhoni completes the stumping in a jiffy. 74/8
    21.4 he has five! The dressing room is up on their feet. Mishra is lost in a huddle, hiding away from the spotlight until Kohli pushes him out into the open and he breaks into a big smile. It is only his second five-for in ODIs and it came as he tossed the ball up outside off and lured Sodhi into playing a slog sweep across the line. Top edge is caught safely by slip moving to his left, behind the wicketkeeper 76/9
    not out
    6 (w 6)
    79 all out (23.1 Overs, RR: 3.41)
    UT Yadav4.002817.00155010
    JJ Bumrah5.001613.20212000
    AR Patel4.10922.16191000
    A Mishra6.021853.00250010
    J Yadav4.00812.00180000
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (MJ Guptill, 0.4 ov), 2-28 (TWM Latham, 5.6 ov), 3-63 (KS Williamson, 14.4 ov), 4-66 (LRPL Taylor, 15.4 ov), 5-66 (BJ Watling, 15.6 ov), 6-74 (CJ Anderson, 18.6 ov), 7-74 (JDS Neesham, 19.1 ov), 8-74 (TG Southee, 19.5 ov), 9-76 (IS Sodhi, 21.4 ov), 10-79 (MJ Santner, 23.1 ov)

Match Details

Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
  • Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam



Series result

India won the 5-match series 3-2

Player of the match

Player of the series

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Notes

Shortest innings


No. of overs in which NZ got all-out, is their shortest innings in ODIs. The previous shortest was 24.4 overs against Pakistan in Singapore in 2000.

Mishra's top-series


Previous highest wickets by a bowler in a bilateral ODI series vs New Zealand - by Warne, Gough and Narine. With Southee's wicket, Mishra has gone past them.

Low total


Average first inns total in the 5 ODIs in Vizag, before this. The last 4 ODIs here have been won by the chasing teams.

Efficient Santner


Last time a NZ spinner had economy of 4 or less in an ODI series bowling 45 or more overs - Vettori in tri-series in SL. Santner conceded at 4 an over this series.

Slowed down


Runs scored by India in the overs 36th to 40th. They also lost two wickets in those overs.

Kohli's productive venue


Runs scored by Kohli in three ODIs in Vizag, before this match - the most by him at any venue in India. His scores: 118, 117 and 99.

Rohit gets going


Runs accumulated by Rohit Sharma in the first 4 ODIs of this series, with highest of 15. He has scored more than that in this match.

Nothing big at top


No. of consecutive home ODIs for India without a 50+ opening stand, including this match. The last 50+ pship was 62 v SL in Hyderabad in 2014-15.

India in Vizag


Win-loss record for India in ODIs in Visakhapatnam, before this. Their only defeat had come in the last complete game here, vs West Indies in 2013-14.