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- New Zealand vs India 2019 5th ODI
252/10 (49.5 ov)
217/10 (44.1 ov)
India won by 35 runs
Player of the match:
Ind vs NZ 5th ODI | Match Analysis | Cricket News | Sportskeeda Cricket Corner
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That's it from us at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Hope you enjoyed our live coverage of the ODI series. Do join us on Wednesday for the first T20I between New Zealand and India at the same venue. The opening T20I starts at 12:30 PM IST.
An exceptional ODI series for India comes to an end. 4-1 is an apt reflection of the quality of cricket they played. Their batting was resilient and delivered the goods when put under pressure. With the ball, they kept picking wickets through both pace and spin. The team management should be pleased with the performance of the players.
Mohammed Shami is Player of the Series for his nine wickets from four matches.
After the Hamilton loss, the way we lost was big. We needed to get together as a team. After we lost four wickets, all we needed was somebody to show application. The partnership between Rayudu and Vijay Shankar turned the game for us. The wicket got flat at the end, but at one point it looked an easy chase. The bowling unit came together. Lot of people put their hands up and got us through. I knew there was some moisture on the pitch. If the series was on the line, we would have chased as it's our strength. We wanted to test ourselves today. I couldn't ask for more. It was perfect. The partnership from Rayudu and Shankar was crucial. When you want to win games, you need a right balance, especially when Bumrah is not here. Coming here and beating NZ at home is never easy and they are a good travelling team as well. 4-1 is a great achievement (for us).
It was a different surface which certainly was a challenge. We saw that with the ball in hand. Things got away from us towards the end which probably took them at par or probably more. Scoring rate never got away from us but it was just that we lost wickets at the wrong time. They did it pretty well through Rayudu with 90. For long parts they didn't score. We knew it was going to be tough. We know how well India bowl on any surface and their accuracy. If we could've taken the partnerships deeper, like with Tom Latham and myself, it could've been different. Credit to India throughout this series. They've taught us a few lessons in our own conditions. They're a world class outfit and deserve the series win. We need to learn from these lessons. It's a game of pressure. Throughout this series, they had us under more pressure than we would've liked.
It was very tough against a quality bowling attack. I was thinking we should take the game to 30th over without losing another wicket. Our only plan was to play the full fifty overs. Especially for people batting at four, five and six, you get opportunities only when the situation is tough. Don't think setting totals has ever been an issue. That was a one-off game in Hamilton. We showed we are a good enough team to bounce back. We might face similar challenges in future. Great effort by our bowlers.
Ambati Rayudu is Player of the Match for his 113-ball 90.
From being 4 down inside the first 20 runs, to being able to clinch the game by 35 runs, India made tremendous recovery. Rayudu, Shankar and Hardik were stars with the bat, while the bowling combined in great fashion with Chahal picking up three wickets.
The New Zealand innings was filled with mini-partnerships of little note, as none of the batsmen could stand in the middle and play the anchor role. A regular pattern of falling wickets meant that even an equation that was chase-able, couldn't reach its conclusion as the Kiwis were all-out inside 45 overs.
The series goes 4-1 in India's bag. Boult tries to go for a big stroke, ends up splicing it to third man where Shami has no problems taking a catch.
44.1 OUT! Caught. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Trent Boult. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, top edge in the air uncontrolled to third man, by Shami.
NZ: 217/9(RR 4.93)
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43.6 Hardik Pandya to Matt Henry. Off cutter yorker, outside off stump no foot movement Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
43.5 SIX! Hardik Pandya to Matt Henry. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs.
Henry belts this ball with a tennis style shot. Slaps it over deepmidwicket. Some entertainment incoming?
43.4 SIX! Hardik Pandya to Matt Henry. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
43.3 Hardik Pandya to Trent Boult. Yorker, middle stump backing away pushing, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Shankar.
43.2 Hardik Pandya to Trent Boult. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
43.1 OUT! Caught. Hardik Pandya to Mitchell Santner. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to short fine leg, by Shami.
Santner can't believe that his flick find its way straight to the short fine leg fielder. He just stands in the middle with a look of disbelief.
NZ: 204/8(RR 4.74)
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42.6 Yuzvendra Chahal to Matt Henry. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pandya.
42.5 Yuzvendra Chahal to Matt Henry. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Chahal.
42.4 Yuzvendra Chahal to Mitchell Santner. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Dhawan.
42.3 Yuzvendra Chahal to Mitchell Santner. Googly back of a length, down leg side on the back foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Pandya.
42.2 Yuzvendra Chahal to Mitchell Santner. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.
42.1 Yuzvendra Chahal to Mitchell Santner. Slider length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dhoni.