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India vs New Zealand 2016: 5 things India need to do to win the decider

The five-match ODI series will be decided on Saturday when the two teams face off against each other at Vizag.

Vizag Cricket Stadium
The Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vizag will play host to the series decider 

After a drab Test series from a neutral perspective, the 5-match ODI series between India and New Zealand has been a welcome change with the visitors giving MS Dhoni’s men a run for their money and taking the series into the final match to be played at Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

While India continued their fine form from the Test series to comfortably win the first match of the ODI series at Dharamsala by six wickets, the Black Caps showed that they were not going to let the home side steamroll their way over them like in the Test series when they clinched a thriller at New Delhi in the 2nd ODI.

A batting masterclass by MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli saw India take a 2-1 lead at Mohali before the visitors once against fought their way back to win the contest at Ranchi. 

Also read: India vs New Zealand 5th ODI preview: Thrilling finale awaits Vizag crowd

Despite the setbacks, India are the favourites heading into the contest at the southeastern coastal city but weather threatens to play spoilsport in what otherwise promises to be a thrilling finale. The millions of cricket fans will be praying that the rain gods oblige so that we get to see a full and fair contest.

Here are five things Team India need to do that will possibly see them win at Vizag and thereby add the ODI series triumph to the Test trophy.

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