They have bounced back brilliantly after suffering an embarrassing loss in the previous ODI. All over!
Hello and welcome Highlights: India beat New Zealand by 35 runs in the fifth one-day international in Wellington on Sunday to wrap up the series At the toss I said we needed to come together as a team and we did that. Four down, we needed someone to apply, and Rayudu and Vijay Shankar did that.
The way Hardik and Kedar played was magnificent. We showed a lot of character. With the ball as well. The wicket got flat at the end, with the dew. At one point it looked like it would be an easy chase. But lot of people put their hands up and got us through. I knew there was some moisture in the pitch.
Thought was a very good score on that pitch. Bowlers got crucial breakthroughs at critical times. We saw that with the ball in hand. 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 We knew it was going to be tough.
We know how well India bowl on any surface. Their accuracy. Credit to India throughout this series. We need to learn from these lessons. He picked up nine wickets in four matches at an average of 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. That was a one-off game in Hamilton. Might face similar challenges in future. New Zealand are bowled out for runs. India bounce back beautifully from the last ODI and win this one by 35 runs.
They take the series He smashes Hardik Pandya for consecutive sixes. First he pulls a delivery for six over cow corner and in the next ball Henry hots one over square-leg. Santner goes for 22 and New Zealand lose their ninth wicket! Chahal strikes him on the pads and appeals for a LBW decision.
It looks plumb but Astle still reviews the decision. Replays show that the ball would have hit the stumps. New Zealand lose their eighth wicket for runs.
When the umpire ruled it not out, Neesham for some reason moved out of his crease and Dhoni quickly picked up the ball and hit the stumps. Neesham was way outside the crease. He goes for The Kiwis need 75 runs from 78 balls.
Neesham could single-handedly win the game for his team. The Kiwis need 77 runs off 83 balls to win.
First, he dragged a ball from the off-side to hit a boundary in the deep-midwicket region and in the next ball the batsman strikes another four through the point region. If Neesham gets going then India could be in trouble.
Hits the batsman right in front of the wicket. Grandhomme goes for 11 as he does not even look to review that. The Indians are celebrating as the Kiwis have lost their sixth wicket here. Brilliant bowling by the Indians here.
Chahal gets his man and the first wicket of the game.
The Indians have clawed their way back into the game. Dhoni took off the stumps as he saw Neesham struggling to get back into the crease. The Kiwis need runs from 26 overs to win the fifth ODI. If these two continue to bat then New Zealand will surely win the match.
India need to pull things back with a couple of wickets.
Latham and Williamson are looking comfortable at the crease as they near a run partnership. India will have to break this partnership quickly. In the very next ball, the skipper dispatches the ball through an on drive for another boundary.
This partnership is starting to look threatening for India. Pandya bowls a slightly short delivery and the skipper guides the ball to the fine-leg boundary. They are surely trying to frustrate the Indian bowlers until they crack and start bowling loose deliveries.
The New Zealand captain is batting on 7 off 30 balls, while Latham is on 2 off 10 balls.
Taylor was beaten for pace as the ball struck his pads in front of the wickets. New Zealand in deep deep trouble now. However, the replays show that the ball would have gone above the stumps. The Kiwis miss a trick here as they decided not to take a review.
India have another wicket!