Shami strikes again as India win a series in New Zealand after ten years

Mohammed Shami is the Player of the Match. India lead series 3-0. Kohli rested for last two ODIs. Shubman Gill to debut.

“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.” (from espncricinfo comment section)

Score in Brief: India 245 for 3 (Rohit 62, Kohli 60, Boult 2-40) beat New Zealand 243 (Taylor 93, Latham 51, Shami 3-41, Pandya 2-45) by 7 wickets

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