Top 5 performances from the India vs New Zealand ODI series
India clinched the three-match ODI series against the Blackcaps by winning the all-important decider in Kanpur. It was a humdinger of a match as both the teams fought valiantly until the final few overs, where the Indian bowlers managed to hold on to their nerves.
With Colin Munro and Kane Williamson showing the way with blistering knocks, the Kiwis were always in the game, until they were foxed by the brilliant death bowling of Jasprit Bumrah. The series was as enthralling as one could imagine, with its fair share of twists and turns in all the three games.
It proved to be a great spectacle in the end, as both teams played brilliantly throughout. Let us take a look at the top 5 performances from the ODI series.
#5 Trent Boult
Trent Boult breathed fire in Mumbai, as he swung the ball prodigiously. He tormented the Indian openers Rohit and Dhawan, beating them both with pace and movement off the pitch. Boult's figures of 10-1-35-4, in such hot and humid conditions, were commendable. The left-armer accounted for both the openers in early exchanges and then came back at the end to take the crucial wickets of the big-hitting Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni.
While all other bowlers leaked runs, Boult was instrumental in keeping the Indian total to a minimum. Though he went wicketless in the next two matches, his performance in the 1st ODI was top notch and nothing short of brilliant.