IndvsNZ, 3rd ODI: Kiwis lose momentum, 220/8 after 42 overs
Mohali: India has come up strongly in the third ODI against New Zealand claiming eight wickets at a score of 220 runs in 42 overs at Punjab Cricket Association stadium here on Sunday.
After getting a fiery start, NZ batsmen lost the stream after 10 overs. Though, 73-run stand between Latham and Taylor tried to syllabus the score but they failed to come back into the game. After the departure of Latham (61) and Taylor (44), other NZ batsmen including Corey Anderson (6), Luke Ronchi (1) and Mitchell Santner (7) also went back to the pavilion leaving team in trouble.
Guptill and skipper Williamson were given leg before to Umesh Yadav and Kedar Jadhav respectively. Both played a quick knock but failed to convert it into a big score. Guptill scored 27 runs off 21 balls with two fours and same sixes while Williamson had hit three fours in his 22 run innings.
Neesham (7) and Southee (11) are at the crease.
For India, spinners are yet again working for Dhoni as Kedar Jadhav has sent back three Kiwi batsmen while experienced Amit Mishra bagged two wickets. Pacers Bumrah and Umesh also got single wicket each.
Earlier, Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Indian Cricket team has won the toss and invited New Zealand to bat in the third ODI of the five-match series at Punjab Cricket Association stadium here on Sunday. Kiwis have made one change in the side as James Neesham comes in for Anton Devcich.
What skippers had said during toss:
MS Dhoni: Mohali generally is a good surface to bat on, but with the dew factor, we are bowling first. That is the main reason and this is one venue where if there is dew, it could be heavy. When you look at our side, it looks complete and that's the reason we are sticking to the same side.
Williamson: It was nice feeling to get a win in the last game. We showed steps of improvement. It is hard to say what will be a good score on this surface. May be it will skid on a bit more with the dew around in the evening. We'll have to assess with the top-order and then take it from there. We have one change, James Neesham comes in for Anton Devcich.
New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi(w), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
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