India vs New Zealand, Highlights, Vizag ODI: Hosts win series 3-2

With the ODI cricket series between India and New Zealand squared at 2-2, catch all the live scores and updates from Vizag as an under-fire MS Dhoni hopes to capture the series decider.

Amit Banerjee October 29, 2016 20:00:13 IST
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India vs New Zealand, Highlights, Vizag ODI: Hosts win series 3-2



Oct 29, 2016 - 20:06 (IST)

That's it from us at Firstpost Sports, as the curtains fall on New Zealand's tour of India. We hope that you enjoyed our coverage of the tour. Now that the Indians have won so convincingly, we hope that you go ahead and have a wonderful Diwali! 

However, do not forget to return to our site on 9 November, when India and England finally lock horns in the first Test at Rajkot. Till then, goodbye! 

Oct 29, 2016 - 20:00 (IST)

MS Dhoni: One of the best performances by the bowlers. This was one game where the spinners bowled with a lot of assistance. They bowled well throughout the series, but this game was exception. There was a bit of dew, but what was important was the pace at which they bowl. The beauty is that he (Mishra) bowls slow. It was beautiful the way he controls his flight, and operates with Axar. Virat was superb to start off. We got off to a good start. Once he (Rohit) got out, he gave us some kind of momentum. What's important was to respect the conditions. Considering the dew factor, one has to get extra runs on the board. Im quite glad we were able to rest some of the key players. Specially the batters lower down the order got a chance. There is a plenty they would have learnt out of this series. It was time to focus on the youngsters for them to turn into a complete product. In the international arena, there are times when you fail, and start respecting cricket a little more. 

Oct 29, 2016 - 19:55 (IST)

Kane Williamson: Was a lot above par. India were outstanding, and certainly deserve the series win. Whether you win or lose, you certainly expect to put out a tough performance. Today we were terrible. To lose 8 for 20 on any surface is unacceptable. I suppose when you play one of the best sides in the world in such conditions, there are is a lot to learn. A lot of positives. Test series was extremely tough. Guys showed a lot of heart on tricky surfaces in the ODIs, coming off heavy defeats. Number of individuals as well, who got a lot out of the exposure on these surfaces, such as Tom Latham and Mitchell Santner. 

Oct 29, 2016 - 19:53 (IST)

Amit Mishra: Great deal for the Indian team. My team supported me well. Was a bit tense initially, before MS calmed me down. The wicket had some bounce and spin, and the ball was stopping a bit. Anil Bhai told me before the match to focus on the flighted delivery. Axar has always been bowling well, and he has been helping in getting breakthroughs. Hope it continues that way. Im happy the way Im bowling. All credit to coaches and my team-mates. 

Oct 29, 2016 - 19:52 (IST)

Amit Mishra wins the 'Man of the Match' as well as the 'Man of the Series' awards for this series! 

Oct 29, 2016 - 19:47 (IST)

New Zealand's tour of India, in which they were beginning to produce a valiant fightback in the ODI series, have been given a cruel send-off back home! The Indians, for once, did not just have to rely on Virat Kohli alone to guide them to a win. Not only did Rohit Sharma find form for the first time in the ODI series, and the lower-order duo of Jadhav-Axar guide India to 270, but the spinners rallied together to run through the New Zealand middle and lower-order! India finally win their first bilateral series against a side other than Zimbabwe since November 2014. 

Oct 29, 2016 - 19:40 (IST)

Oct 29, 2016 - 19:40 (IST)

Jayant Yadav: Obviously its a very proud moment to represent your country in any sport. My mom Lakshmi she's no more. To my mom Jyoti sitting at home, sorry about the mix-up (Referring to only one name being printed on the shirt). Don't know what happened. Wicket was gripping. Initially was a bit nervous. 

Oct 29, 2016 - 19:38 (IST)

Rohit Sharma: Good to get some runs. It was important. One of the top batters to bat as long as possible the wicket was not playing so well. It was important to get a partnership. In the end, we were glad to get to 270, wjhich I thought was a good score. We played some IPL games here, and I spoke to myself of how to bat on this wicket, as this is not the typical Vizag wicket. It was important to get a decent partnership, which me and Virat got, and in the end Kedar and Axar got it. I did not play more than 20 balls in the first four games. I adjusted according to the conditions, and played accordingly. Hats off to Mishra, he has been playing well in this series. 

Oct 29, 2016 - 19:32 (IST)

After 23.1 overs, New Zealand 79 all out ( Trent Boult 1);  India win by 190 runs!

That's it! Axar walks in, and gets the last wicket, with Santner unable to tackle the low bounce, as India complete an emphatic 190-run victory! New Zealand have been bundled out for a paltry 79, which was exactly the score that India were bowled out for in the lost WT20 match earlier this year! India win the series 3-2! 

Mitchell Santner b Axar Patel 4(10)

With the One-Day International (ODI) cricket series between India and New Zealand squared at 2-2, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be looking for a resounding victory to clinch the series in the fifth and final game here on Saturday.

Going into the crucial summit clash at ACA-VDCA cricket stadium, the home side holds the advantage against the Kiwis as it has a much more experienced pool of cricketers.

At the start of the series, India were to play a total of eight ODIs -- five against New Zealand and three against England -- so the Indian squad will also look to get their combination right before the Champions Trophy next year.

But the Indian plans could fail to fructify if rain -- forecast for the next four days -- plays spoil-sport. The weather office has forecast light to moderate rainfall at many places over coastal Andhra Pradesh during the period October 28 to 31.

The main concern for Dhoni, meanwhile, is the inconsistent batting, as his batsmen have not fired on all cylinders so far. Apart from Virat Kohli (293 runs in four matches) and to some extent Ajinkya Rahane (113 runs), no other batsmen performed under the demanding situations.

Dhoni will also hope that Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav will make the opportunity count after floundering in the previous matches.

India also have a relatively inexperienced pace bowling attack but the bowlers have exceeded expectations and the Anil Kumble-coached team will have high hopes again from seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra.

India vs New Zealand Highlights Vizag ODI Hosts win series 32

Kane Williamson and MS Dhoni, captain of New Zealand and India respectively. AFP

The Haryana bowler has been in fine form, taking 10 wickets in four matches, and with off-spinner Kedar, they have managed to control the run flow.

On the other hand, after sweeping India in the Second and Fourth ODI, New Zealand appear to be in fine fettle inspired by stellar performances by skipper Kane Williamson and opener Martin Guptill -- the latter scored his only second fifty on this tour in the fourth ODI in Ranchi.

After a disappointing tour so far, the visitors are now looking desperate for success in at least one leg of the tour.

On a neutral wicket, the Kiwi bowlers who have impressed so far with their disciplined bowling will be looking to extract some turn. New Zealand opener Tom Latham has also said that the Visakhapatnam wicket is devoid of grass, which means it might offer turn.

New Zealand will also bank on their experience and the momentum which they got after winning two ODIs.

They can still clinch this series if their middle-order, including veteran batsman Ross Taylor, clicks in the crucial summit clash.

The visiting team will rely on pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee and offie Mitchell Santner to keep check on the home batsmen.


India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Hardik Pandya, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (Captain), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Luke Ronchi (wk), Corey Anderson, Tim Southee, Martin Guptill, B.J. Watling (wicket-keeper), Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Anton Devcich, Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell.

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