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India thrash Kiwis in 5th ODI

Visakhapatnam, Oct 29 (IANS) A five-wicket haul by Amit Mishra coupled with half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma saw India thrash New Zealand by 190 runs in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Saturday.

Chasing 270 runs, New Zealand collapsed for a mere 79 with Mishra returning figures of 5-18.

India thus won the five-match series 3-2.

Earlier, half-centuries by Kohli and Rohit helped India post 269/6.

Both Kohli and Rohit were off to slow starts before going for the big shots once they got their eye in.

Kohli scored 65 runs off 76 deliveries with two boundaries and a six while Rohit smashed five boundaries and three hits into the stands on his way to a 65-ball 70.

--IANS

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