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India vs New Zealand Live Score and Ball by Ball Commentary

India 269/6 (50.0 ov)
New Zealand 79/10 (23.1 ov) Run rate 3.42
Refresh India win by 190 runs
India won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Trent Boult 1 5 0 0 20
Bowler O M R W Econ
Axar Patel 4.1 0 9 2 2.16
Jayant Yadav 4 0 8 1 2

Updated: Dec 13, 2017 14:57 | Published: Oct 28, 2016 13:54

IND vs NZ Live Score and ball by ball commentary

Dhoni: "They bowled well throughout the series but this was an exceptional performance by the spinners. Mishra bowls slow, and has good control over his flight. Virat was superb to start with. There was a point where Rohit had his injury, the message was if you decide to carry on, you should go for your shots. The pitch was difficult to bat on. Considering the dew factor, this was an above par score. I am quite glad that we were able to rest some of the key players. There is plenty that the youngsters would have learnt from this series. Once they start playing more, they can serve for a long time".

Williamson: "270 was a lot above par. India thoroughly deserve the series win. Today we were terrible. We expect a lot from our batting. India has certainly been a better side, and when you play against one of the best sides in these conditions, you learn a lot of lessons. We expected a lot more from ourselves. There are a lot of positives as well. The boys showed a lot of heart on tricky surfaces by improving game-to-game. Tom Latham played superbly in the series. It is about being more consistent".

Mishra: "There was bounce and spin in the wicket, I had a talk with MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble, who told me to bowl with flight and deliver the ball slower. Axar Patel has bowled really well throughout the series. I am really happy with the way I am bowling, I hope I bowl the same way in the future matches".

AMIT MISHRA is the MAN OF THE MATCH and the MAN OF THE SERIES.

ROHIT SHARMA is the JANA BANKABLE PLAYER

The zing bails have lit up. So are the flashlights on the mobiles of the joyous crowd in the stands. The Indian team has clinched the series, winning the decider by a massive 190 runs. At the halfway mark, India seemed to have been about 20-30 runs short of what they looked good in the beginning. Yet, the Indian bowlers, looking an inspired lot, never allowed the Kiwi batsmen to settle down.

The problems against spin were exposed when Amit Mishra started weaving his web around with his wily variations. Axar Patel and debutant Jayant Yadav complemented him well, keeping the pressure on from the other end as Mishra wreaked havoc from one side. In the end, the dismal performance will hurt the tourists as they return back with series losses in both Tests and ODIs.

23.1 OUT! Bowled. Axar Patel to Mitchell Santner. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed. Ok, the ball kept low, but New Zealand have raised the white flag here. They have been blown away. India win the series 3-2.
OVER
23
Runs Scored: 3
Bowler: Jayant Yadav
Score after 23 overs: 79/9(rr 3.43)
Over Summary: 1 . 1 . 1 .
22.6 Jayant Yadav to Trent Boult. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
22.5 Jayant Yadav to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Bumrah.
22.4 Jayant Yadav to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pandey.
22.3 Jayant Yadav to Trent Boult. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
22.2 Jayant Yadav to Trent Boult. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track flick, to mid wicket for no runs.
22.1 Jayant Yadav to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Bumrah.
OVER
22
Runs Scored: 0
Bowler: Amit Mishra
Score after 22 overs: 76/9(rr 3.45)
Over Summary: . . . W . .
21.6 Amit Mishra to Trent Boult. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
21.5 Amit Mishra to Trent Boult. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to gully for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
21.4 OUT! Caught. Amit Mishra to Ish Sodhi. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping. Tossed up ball once again, Sodhi goes for the almighty heave across the line and manages an ugly outside edge, Sujata Rahane settles under the ball and gobbles it up. 5-wicket haul for Mishra.
21.3 Amit Mishra to Ish Sodhi. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to cover for no runs, fielded by Patel.
21.2 Amit Mishra to Ish Sodhi. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Mishra.
21.1 Amit Mishra to Ish Sodhi. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Patel.
OVER
21
Runs Scored: 2
Bowler: Jayant Yadav
Score after 21 overs: 76/8(rr 3.62)
Over Summary: . . . 2 . .
20.6 Jayant Yadav to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, shy attempt by Kohli.
20.5 Jayant Yadav to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
20.4 Jayant Yadav to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, fielded by Jadhav.
20.3 Jayant Yadav to Mitchell Santner. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Yadav.
20.2 Jayant Yadav to Mitchell Santner. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
Venue: ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Match Start Time: Saturday, October 29, 2016, 01:30 PM IST