Player of the Match
Player of the Match
259dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

India overcome tough conditions to seal 4-1 win

Wanting to test their batting on a moist Wellington surface, what India found out was not all pretty but immensely satisfying as they recovered from 18 for 4 to reach 252 and win the final ODI of the series by 35 runs

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AT Rayudu
AT Rayudu
90(113) 8x4 - 4x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 25 runs
  • 0x4 - 4x6
10 4 21 7 11 2 12 23
V Shankar
45(64) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 4 6 7 7 1 6 9

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ Henry
MJ Henry
O10
M1
R35
W4
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
2W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TA Boult
TA Boult
O9.5
M2
R39
W3
Eco3.96
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 5-match series 4-1

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

3 February 2019 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

11pm Rohit collects the trophy and hands it to the youngest member of the team - Shubman Gill. Vijay Shankar now gets his hands on the trophy. India's players celebrate their 4-1 victory. India have ticked most boxes, NZ not quite. Be back for the three-T20I series. Until next time, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of Ankur Dhawan.

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10.30pm Rohit won the toss and opted to test his batting line-up first up on a pitch that had some moisture. The demons of Hamilton reappeared when India were pinned down to 18 for 4 by the moving ball. Vijay Shankar, who got a game in place of Kuldeep Yadav, impressed with an ice-cool 45 in a 98-run stand with Rayudu. Vijay fell to an awful mix-up and sacrificed his wicket, but Rayudu moved to 90. Pandya then provided the finishing kick with a slew of sixes, including three on the trot off Astle.

NZ lost Munro and Nicholls early in the chase. While Williamson and Latham added 67 for the fourth wicket, India's bowlers continued to chip away. The spinners Jadhav and Chahal also played their part in the victory. And who can forget Dhoni's magic behind the stumps. Do stick around for the presentation

Rayudu, Player of the Match: It was tough against a quality attack. I was thinking we should take the game to the 30th over without losing a wicket. Me Vijay and Kedar batted...People who bat at 4,5,6 get a chance only when it's tough. It's important to stay prepared. The game in Hamilton was one-off. Great effort by our bowlers to defend it

Shami, Player of the Series

Kane Williamson: First of all a different surface. They got to a par total, maybe a few more. We knew it would be tricky, but we did not take it further. We just lost wickets at the wrong time. They did it very well. Rayudu played well with 90 and did not score for a long time. Then they put the pressure back on us - it's a lesson for us. Their accuracy was great. Tommy Latham and me could have taken it further. Credit to India, they showed us a lesson and they deserve the series win. I suppose as batsmen we need to soak that pressure up and take those decisions. Thoughout the series, they got us under more pressure. We were able to revert the pressure but not long enough and often enough.

Rohit Sharma: After the Hamilton loss, the way we lost was big. We need to get together as a team. After we lost four wickets, all we needed was somebody to show application. The partnership between Rayudu and Vijay Shankar turned the game for us. The wicket got flat at the end, but at one point it looked an easy chase, but the bowling unit came together. Lot of people put their hands up and got us through. I knew there was some moisture on the pitch. If the series was alive, we would have chased. We wanted to test ourselves today. I couldn't ask for more. The partnership from Rayudu and Shankar was crucial. When you want to win games, you need a right balance, especially when Bumrah is not here. Coming here and beating NZ at home is never easy and they are a good travelling team as well. 4-1 is a great achievement

44.1
W
Kumar to Boult, OUT, Bhuvneshwar closes it out for India! Boult has been bounced out. Boult gives himself some room, lifter outside off, he reaches out, aims cover, but winds up carving it to Shami at deep third man

TA Boult c Mohammed Shami b Kumar 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Bhuvneshwar.

END OF OVER:
44 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 217/9 (36 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.93, RRR: 6.00)

  • Matt Henry17 (9b)
  • Trent Boult1 (2b)
  • Hardik Pandya8-1-50-2
  • Yuzvendra Chahal10-0-41-3
43.6
0
Pandya to Henry, no run, slower dipper outside off, away from the reach of Henry
43.5
6
Pandya to Henry, SIX runs, 117ks slower ball outside off, Henry reads the change-up. He sets up and smites it over backward square leg for back-to-back sixes
43.4
6
Pandya to Henry, SIX runs, dug in short and outside off, utterly battered into the stands beyond midwicket. He gives himself room and swings for the hills
43.3
1
Pandya to Boult, 1 run, yorker tails in at leg stump, dug out to long-on running in
43.2
0
Pandya to Boult, no run, full and keeps low outside off, sneaks under the bat

No.11 Boult

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18C MunroHM Nicholls
2nd19C MunroKS Williamson
3rd1LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th67KS WilliamsonTWM Latham
5th14JDS NeeshamTWM Latham
6th16C de GrandhommeJDS Neesham
7th41JDS NeeshamMJ Santner
8th18TD AstleMJ Santner
9th10MJ SantnerMJ Henry
10th13TA BoultMJ Henry