Cricket: India wins ODI series against New Zealand
The visitors, who were chasing a target of 270, registered their lowest ODI total against India as the innings lasted for just 23.1 overs. In photo: India's bowler Amit Mishra holds the winner's trophy on October 29, 2016. Photograph: (AFP)
India won by 190 runs against New Zealand in the final one-day international series 3-2 in India's southern Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
Indian leg spinner Amit Mishra was declared man of the match and player of the series, he claimed five wickets on Saturday and overall 15 wickets. New Zealand's innings lasted for 23.1 overs.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli clinched the deal with half-centuries leading to a 269.
According to Indian news agency, the Press Trust of India, Mishra helped maintain the win.
"Mishra's beauty is he bowls slow, so as a keeper you have time to recover the ball to stump batsmen. And in tandem with Axar, who bowls flat and quick, it was very good," said Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said.
New Zealand pacer Trent Boult and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi pulled back India from scoring a bigger point by taking two wickets each.
(WION with inputs from AFP)