result
5th ODI (D/N), Wellington, Feb 3 2019, India tour of New Zealand
(44.1/50 ov, target 253)217
India won by 35 runs
player of the match
3:39
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• The 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 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
India252/10(49.5 overs)
Matt Henry4/35(10)
Trent Boult3/39(9.5)
New Zealand217/10(44.1 overs)

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
Bhuvneshwar 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

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

Bhuvneshwar.

end of over 4413 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 217/9CRR: 4.93 RRR: 6.00 • Need 36 from 36b
Matt Henry17 (9)
Trent Boult1 (2)
Hardik Pandya8-1-50-2
Yuzvendra Chahal10-0-41-3
43.6
Hardik to Henry, no run

slower dipper outside off, away from the reach of Henry

43.5
6
Hardik 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
Hardik 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
Hardik to Boult, 1 run

yorker tails in at leg stump, dug out to long-on running in

43.2
Hardik to Boult, no run

full and keeps low outside off, sneaks under the bat

No.11 Boult

43.1
W
Hardik to Santner, OUT

That's a gift from Santner. This was full and on the pads, Santner picks it off straight into the lap of Shami at short fine leg. Santner can't believe what he has done. Pandya, meanwhile, has a wry smile

Mitchell Santner c Mohammed Shami b Pandya 22 (62m 37b 0x4 0x6) SR: 59.45

Can Pandya close it out with the ball too?

end of over 433 runs
NZ: 204/8CRR: 4.74 RRR: 7.00 • Need 49 from 42b
Matt Henry5 (6)
Mitchell Santner22 (36)
Yuzvendra Chahal10-0-41-3
Mohammed Shami8-0-35-2
42.6
Chahal to Henry, no run

tossed outside off, Astle cracks it straight to extra-cover

42.5
Chahal to Henry, no run

wrong'un breaks back in, short on off, played back to Chahal

42.4
1
Chahal to Santner, 1 run

tossed outside off, Santner belts it down to long-off

Debayan: "@Vageesan Everytime I see the score-card I can't help but read it as Nathan Astle ahh the NZ team of 90s. This one's good no doubt. But that team of Mcmillan, Cairns, Harris, Vettori, Fleming, Young and Parore evoke some fine childhood memories"

42.3
2
Chahal to Santner, 2 runs

flipper on leg stump, faster and flatter, whipped away to deep midwicket

42.2
Chahal to Santner, no run

short and skids away outside off, another googly beats Santner

42.1
Chahal to Santner, no run

googly, turn and bounce outside off, beats the loose waft from Santner

end of over 427 runs
NZ: 201/8CRR: 4.78 RRR: 6.50 • Need 52 from 48b
Matt Henry5 (4)
Mitchell Santner19 (32)
Mohammed Shami8-0-35-2
Yuzvendra Chahal9-0-38-3
41.6
4
Shami to Henry, FOUR runs

slower ball outside off, full and right in the slot. Henry waits for it to arrive, then clubs it straight down the ground for four

41.5
Shami to Henry, no run

inswinging yorker, tails in at leg stump, jammed out

Shoaib Ahmed: "Such odd captaincy from Kane today. In the middle overs when they were milking CDG and Munro, didn't use the leg spinner. And only brought Astle on at the death!"

41.4
1
Shami to Santner, 1 run

full-toss outside off, flapped away to cow corner

Simon: "CDG had the opportunity to stand up with the bat. May miss out on WC because he can't play quality spin."

41.3
Shami to Santner, no run

wide full-toss as Santner backs away and carves it to point

41.2
1
Shami to Henry, 1 run

short and outside off, Henry flat-bats it away to sweeper cover

41.1
1
Shami to Santner, 1 run

near yorker on off, jammed down to long-on

Here's Sid Monga on five cunning acts by wicketkeepers

end of over 415 runs • 1 wicket
NZ: 194/8CRR: 4.73 RRR: 6.56 • Need 59 from 54b
Matt Henry0 (1)
Mitchell Santner17 (29)
Yuzvendra Chahal9-0-38-3
Mohammed Shami7-0-28-2
40.6
Chahal to Henry, no run

wrong un, Henry reads it and defends

Best performances - batters
Ambati Rayudu portrait
AT Rayudu
90 runs (113)
8 fours
4 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
slog shot
25 runs
0 four
4 sixes
1042171121223
Hardik Pandya portrait
HH Pandya
45 runs (22)
2 fours
5 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
0 four
2 sixes
4001141025
Best performances - bowlers
Matt Henry portrait
MJ Henry
O
10
M
1
R
35
W
4
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Trent Boult portrait
TA Boult
O
9.5
M
2
R
39
W
3
ECO
3.96
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sky Stadium, Wellington
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of New Zealand
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu
Player Of The Series
Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami
Series resultIndia won the 5-match series 4-1
Match numberODI no. 4092
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 days3 February 2019 - daynight(50-over match)
Umpires
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Shaun George
New Zealand Image
Wayne Knights
TV Umpire
England Image
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Shaun Haig
Match Referee
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David Boon