The third and final ODI match between India vs New Zealand is being played in Christchurch. The Indian team is leading 1-0 in the three-match ODI series. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first in the match being played on 30 November. Batting first, the Indian team scored only 219 runs in the match. In this match, the batting line-up once again outplayed the New Zealand bowlers. The specialty of this series has been that in all the three matches, the New Zealand team has been successful in winning the toss.
India started the match very slowly, where only one run was scored in the first over, while the Indian team scored 15 runs in three overs. The pair of captain Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill tried to give a good start to the innings but they did not get success in this. India soon got its first blow in the form of Shubman Gill. Shubman returned to the pavilion after scoring 13 runs in 22 balls. He was dismissed by Adam Milne and Mitchell Santner. After him Shreyar Iyer came to the crease. India’s second wicket fell in the form of captain Shikhar Dhawan, who was bowled by Adam after scoring 28 runs in 45 balls. After the captain, Rishabh Pant was present at the crease to support Shreyaar Iyer, from whom the fans had high hopes.
A big partnership was expected from Shreyar and Rishabh in the match, but Rishabh did not live up to this expectation and returned after scoring just 10 runs. He was caught by Daryl Mitchell at the hands of Glenn Phillips. After Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, who came to handle the innings, could not do anything amazing and got out on the score of just six runs. Suryakumar Yadav has been consistently scoring very low in ODIs. India’s score was 110 runs at the loss of four wickets.
Although there was a relief that where wickets were falling at one end, Shreyas Iyer was handling the innings but he too could not stay at the crease for a long time. He scored 49 runs and was dismissed by Lockie Ferguson. This was the fifth wicket of the Indian team as Shreyas. After this, the last pair of batsmen came on the field, which included Deepak Hooda, who replaced Sanju Samson, and Washington Sundar. Although this pair could not work. After this, the Indian team continued to fall prey to the New Zealand bowlers and were reduced to 219 runs.
New Zealand would like to capture the series
New Zealand will need 220 runs to clinch the series while the Indian team will try to win the match to save the series. In this match, the Indian batsmen again could not do anything special on foreign soil. Adam Milne and Daryl Mitchell of the Kiwi team took three wickets each. According to the information, there is a shadow of rain on this match as well. Although the weather remained clear at the start of the match and the match could start easily.
Significantly, the third ODI match is important for both the teams as this match will also decide the series. In the three-match ODI series, the first match was won by the Kiwi team while the second match was a draw due to rain. In such a situation, to save the shame, it is very important for the Indian team to win the final match. At the same time, the host New Zealand would like to capture the series.