The third and final match of the India-New Zealand ODI series is being played at the Hagley Oval ground in Christchurch on Wednesday. Batting first after losing the toss, Team India was reduced to a score of 219 in 47.3 overs.
Washington Sundar (51) scored a half-century, while Shreyas Iyer scored 49 runs. Captain Shikhar Dhawan contributed 28 runs. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant again flopped. He scored 10 runs. Shubman Gill added 13, and Hooda-Chahar added 12-12 runs.
In reply, New Zealand scored 014 runs losing 1 wicket in 18 overs. At this time the game is stopped due to rain. Devon Conway and captain Kane Williamson are unbeaten. Umran Malik got opener Finn Allen (57) caught by Suryakumar Yadav.
Rishabh Pant flopped again. He was dismissed after scoring 10 runs off 16 balls. He was caught by Daryl Mitchell at deep square leg by Phillips. Pant had scored 15 runs in the previous innings. He was not part of the team in the second ODI.
Team India could not even play the full 50 overs on the grassy wicket of Hagley Oval. The Kiwi bowlers kept hammering him at regular intervals and the team did not manage to score big. Only Shreyas Iyer and Washington Sundar spent some time at the crease. The rest of the batsmen looked in a hurry.
The New Zealand team has been performing brilliantly in ODI cricket on home soil for the last few years. The Kiwi team has not lost any ODI series at home since 2019. In 2019, he was defeated 4-1 by India. Since then New Zealand has beaten Bangladesh twice and India and Netherlands once each by 3-0 margins.
New Zealand has made one change, while Team India has landed without any change. See playing XI…
India: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh, and Yuzvendra Chahal.
New Zealand: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson.