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India vs New Zealand 2016: 3rd ODI: India win by 7 wickets

Hello, and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand, being held at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium, Mohali.
Updated: 23 October 2016 22:49 IST - Published: 23 October 2016 01:04 IST
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Here is how the cricket fraternity reacted to India's win in the third ODI.

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Kohli's superb hundred also equalled Sachin Tendulkar's record of the highest tons in successful run-chases by a player in ODIs. Dhoni also broke an Indian record in Mohali.

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Kohli took India past the finishing line with his 26th ODI hundred. (Photo credits: BCCI)

Kohli took India past the finishing line with his 26th ODI hundred. (Photo credits: BCCI)

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Virat Kohli: "Bit of luck went my way, I feel sorry for Ross (Taylor). We gave 30-40 runs too many. But we took this as an opportunity to perform because we knew we are a very good chasing team. It was really good to have MS Dhoni at number 4. Manish held one end pretty well and gave me the opportunity to play my shots. He gave me the assurance that I can take the bowling apart and not stretch the chase too much.

On his ability to finish the game:
In the past, I have tried to play out of my skin and become overexcited. If I need to finish the game at the end, I need to time the ball and hit the gaps, and run hard. A batsman can keep things simple and be consistent. Me and MS Dhoni had a chat in the middle overs and he attacked the spinners, because he has so much power that even his mistimes go to the fence. So I take my time and attack when the team is down. For this, I need to play percentage cricket. I believe I can play good cricketing shots and still get runs."

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Virat Kohli is the MAN OF THE MATCH.

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MS Dhoni: "We have to take the learnings from the last game and focus on the next one, and that is what we did. The wickets we took in the middle restricted them to the total. Overall, the bowlers have been really well. Kedar Jadhav has been the surprise package, taking crucial wickets. I have no clue how Jadhav gets wickets, but he is somebody who is giving us those crucial overs in the middle.

On batting at No. 4:

I have batted lower down for 200 out of my 280. That is when I have been losing my ability to rotate strike in the middle. I know I can play my big shots and express myself freely. There were points in the middle when I had to go for the big shots and pull myself out of the mode where I looked to rotate strike. Kohli always wanted to improve and win games for India. He is somebody who has learnt a lot and knows his strength. If he can bat and be as consistent as he is, he can make each and every one proud."

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Kane Williamson: "It was frustrating to lose those wickets at the start. The lower order performed beautifully to give us a score that could have been competitive. If you don't dismiss this man (Kohli), it doesn't matter how many you (runs) score. Dhoni and Kohli put on a fantastic partnership to take the game away from us. It (Taylor's drop) is part of the game. You take some and you don't take some. It's all a part of the game."

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MS DHONI is the JANA BANKABLE PLAYER of the match.

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The presentation ceremony is coming up in a few moments...

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Manish Pandey: "When you have a player of Kohli's caliber, the important thing is to stay with him until the end. That's what my plan was."

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INDIA WIN BY 7 WICKETS: The 9th wicket partnership between Henry and Neesham had helped NZ register a competitive total on the  board, but as it turned out, it was nowhere close to being enough for this rampaging Indian bowling attack. Kohli now has the joint-most number of hundreds in successful chases in the world, with 14 tons, and has equalled Tendulkar's record. However, Kohli's 154 set aside, Dhoni's contribution should not be forgotten either. Dhoni's masterly 80 off 91 balls and his partnership of 151 runs with Kohli turned the game in India's favour.

NZ had sniffed a chance after dismissing the openers inside the first 10 overs, but it wasn't to be for them as the captain and the vice-captain of the Indian team had gems kept in store for this match. India have taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match series, and the 4th ODI would be held on October 26 in Dhoni's home town. Ranchi.

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48.2 Henry to Pandey, FOUR! Done and dusted! Short ball, Pandey dismisses it away in his own style, playing a cross-batted swipe that runs down to the deep midwicket boundary.

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48.1 Henry to Pandey, no run, makes room and punches a length ball to the covers.

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The surgeon is done for the day. Just 1 more run is needed to win the game, and Manish Pandey is on strike.

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47.6 Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Boult has been demolished! Full outside off, Kohli leans into his square drive, drilling it to the deep point fence with surgical precision.

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47.5 Boult to Kohli, 2 runs, full on the pads, flicked to deep midwicket for a couple.

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This is the highest total by any batsman at the PCA Stadium, Mohali

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47.4 Boult to Kohli, SIX! This is even better! Presents the full face of the bat and launches the ball over the bowler's head right into the sightscreens. If the last one was good, this one was even better. It was just a lofted push, and way it sailed over the fence.

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47.3 Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Stand and deliver! Stays put in his crease and drills the delivery over mid-off's head. The ball was full and on off stump or maybe just outside, and Kohli smashes that towards long-off for a four.

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47.2 Boult to Kohli, 2 runs, whips a length ball over the leg side infield to deep midwicket.

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47.1 Boult to Kohli, FOUR! Full and straight on the off stump, Kohli creams it to the deep cover fence, beating the diving fielder.

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Kohli
Pandey
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46.6 Southee to Kohli, 1 run, full on leg stump, drilled down the ground towards long-on for a single by Kohli.

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46.5 Southee to Pandey, 1 run, length on middle and leg, Pandey flicks that to short mid-on for a single.