The third match of the three ODI series against New Zealand has been abandoned due to rain. With this, India has lost the three-match series by 1-0. India lost the first match while the second match was abandoned due to rain. Even in the third match, rain became the villain, due to which it had to be cancelled. New Zealand won the toss and invited India to bat first. Batting first, India scored just 219 runs in 47.3 overs. All the Indian batsmen were out. Washington Sundar scored 51 runs for India. He faced 64 balls and hit 5 fours and 1 six.
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Apart from Washington Sundar, Shreyas Iyer played an inning of 49 runs in 59 balls which included 8 fours. 28 runs came off the bat of Shikhar Dhawan. In response, New Zealand got off to a great start. By the time the match was stopped due to rain in New Zealand, they had scored 104 runs for 1 wicket in 18 overs. New Zealand’s Finn Allen played an inning of 57 runs. At the same time, Devon Covey was dismissed for 38 runs. New Zealand lost their first wicket for 97 runs when Finn Allen was dismissed by Umran Malik at the hands of Suryakumar Yadav. Deepak Chahar did 5 overs for India in which he gave away 30 runs. Arshdeep Singh gave 21 runs by giving 1 maiden in 5 overs. Umran Malik conceded 31 runs in 5 overs and got a breakthrough. Whereas Washington Sundar gave 16 runs in 3 overs.
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Player of the Series Tom Latham has been declared. Earlier, after trailing 0-1 against New Zealand, India’s batsmen, who were trying to save the series, had a disappointing performance, with half of the team returning to the pavilion in 25.3 overs. Only Washington Sundar (51 runs in 64 balls, five fours and a six) could play a half-century innings, due to which the team was able to cross the score of 200 runs. The spin all-rounder showed his mettle when he scored an unbeaten 16-ball 37 in India’s 306 for seven in the first ODI, being the last man to be dismissed. Before him, Shreyas Iyer (49 runs) could not take advantage of a good start and was dismissed one run before his fifty. Adam Milne did not play in the second ODI which was canceled due to rain but he returned in this match.