Recent Match Report - New Zealand vs India 3rd ODI 2019

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma in New Zealand

In both games of the series, the Indian quicks have also made inroads into the New Zealand middle-order before the 10th over which allowed the spinners to dominate.

Pandya's presence lends solidity and balance to the side and the skipper has time and again admitted it. Kuldeep ended the match with figures of 4-45 while Chahal took 2-56 and the two have caused plenty of issues for the Kiwis in the series thus far.

If he had scored an unbeaten 75 in the first ODI, he cracked a 67-ball 66 in the second game.

While the batting looked in place, there is a slight concern about the visitors fifth bowler's slot where Pandya might fit in. Despite being a completely one sided display, there were several light hearted moments shared on the field during the match, including a few occasions when on-field umpire Nigel Llong's antics left fans in splits. "Extra care should be taken if you are carrying anything that looks like a cricket bat or ball".


New Zealand, meanwhile, have been outclassed by the Men in Blue in all the departments in the opening two matches.

In a hilarious take at Indian cricket team's domination of the hosts in the ongoing a unique and amusing way, the Easter District Police of New Zealand has come up with a warning for the citizens. If you have wickets in hand, you never know.

"If we had kept wickets in hand we could have been in the chase but these are lessons that we need to learn going ahead", Williamson had said after the second ODI.

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya. The second match saw nearly every top order batsman get a start but none of them could go on to convert that into a big score. Mitchell Santner has been brought in to replace Colin de Grandhomme for the must-win game.

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