Player of the Match
Player of the Match
Patel to Santner, OUT, 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

MJ Santner b Patel 4 (18m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Mishra to Sodhi, OUT, 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

IS Sodhi c Rahane b Mishra 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mishra to Southee, OUT, 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.

TG Southee st †Dhoni b Mishra 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mishra to Neesham, OUT, 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

JDS Neesham b Mishra 3 (23m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

J Yadav to Anderson, OUT, 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

CJ Anderson lbw b J Yadav 0 (11m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mishra to Watling, OUT, 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.

BJ Watling b Mishra 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mishra to Taylor, OUT, 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

LRPL Taylor c †Dhoni b Mishra 19 (38m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.37

Patel to Williamson, OUT, 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.

KS Williamson c Jadhav b Patel 27 (55m 40b 4x4 0x6) SR: 67.50

Bumrah to Latham, OUT, 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

TWM Latham c J Yadav b Bumrah 19 (26m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 111.76

UT Yadav to Guptill, OUT, 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

MJ Guptill b UT Yadav 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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.