Player of the Match
Player of the Match
56dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Shami, Pandya take dominant India to 3-0 lead

For the first time in the series, New Zealand managed to dig in for long enough through their first century stand of this one-sided contest to be able to think of transferring the pressure back on India, but India smothered that uprising to seal an emphat

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
93(106) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 21 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
9 13 5 27 19 5 2 13
RG Sharma
62(77) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
4 5 4 10 8 7 11 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammed Shami
O9
M0
R41
W3
Eco4.55
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TA Boult
O10
M1
R40
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 5-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30 Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45

Match days

28 January 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Ankur Dhawan

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Kohli: Amazing, three clinical games from us, relentlessness of the side pleasing. Haven't had a break for a while, hectic Australia tour and now this. We are three-nil up so I can relax a little. Some outstanding talent coming through. Saw Shubman batting in the nets, I wasn't even 10 percent of that at 19.

Williamson: They are teaching us a lesson and we are required to rise up to the challenge. There were small improvements today but we need more. Wasn't easy to get momentum on this wicket, Ross was brilliant. With the ball, we are going okay but we need early wickets.

Mohammed Shami is the Player of the Match: difficult to bowl against the wind, but somebody has to do the job, it's part of the game.

10.23pm No middle over jitters, no last over finishes, that was as comprehensive as it gets from India as they win a series in New Zealand after ten years. They have gotten better and better since the loss to Australia in the first ODI at Sydney and have thumped New Zealand in three anti-climactic ODIs. As is their wont, two from the top order, Rohit and Kohli today, set it up nicely and Rayudu, who had looked badly out of touch before the last ODI, batted with freedom, as did Dinesh Karthik, included instead of an injured Dhoni today. This makes it three series wins for India outside Asia in the last one year, starting with the hammering of South Africa, a closer series against Australia and another comfortable win here. England was the only place they couldn't conquer, but they'd be happy to change that at the World Cup.

43.1
5w
Bracewell to Rayudu, 5 wides, short ball, too high and over the keeper for five wides. An underwhelming finish to what has been an underwhelming series, thoroughly dominated by India, and sealed three-nil with two matches to go

END OF OVER:
43 | 13 Runs | INDIA: 240/3 (4 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.58, RRR: 0.57)

  • KD Karthik38 (38b)
  • AT Rayudu40 (42b)
  • IS Sodhi7-0-53-0
  • LH Ferguson10-1-57-0
42.6
0
Sodhi to Karthik, no run, full on off, driven to cover who does well to stop it with a dive to his left

Sehrish: "I bet this time a subcontinent team (Pakistan or Indian) will lift the World Cup 2019 trophy. "

42.5
0
Sodhi to Karthik, no run, length on off, defended to point
42.5
1w
Sodhi to Karthik, 1 wide, short and wide and called
42.4
4
Sodhi to Karthik, FOUR runs, short ball, goes down on one knee and hammers it to the deep squareleg fence. Had to say whether it was a sweep or a pull but effective, nevertheless
42.3
1
Sodhi to Rayudu, 1 run, full on off, pushed to long-off

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st39S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd113RG SharmaV Kohli
3rd16AT RayuduV Kohli
4th77KD KarthikAT Rayudu