India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: Kiwis hand India ODI whitewash after 31 years

WION Web Team Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand (Aotearoa) Feb 11, 2020, 04.14 PM(IST)

Collin de Grandehomme during the match (Twitter/ @ICC) Photograph:( Twitter )

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New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl.

New Zealand beat India by 5 wickets in the third and the final ODI match of the series at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. The Blackcaps have clean swept the ODI series against the Men in Blue (3-0), avenging their embarrassing 5-0 defeat to India in T20Is. 

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India faced an ODI series washout after 31 years. New Zealand continues to dominate the Indian side in the 50-over format. 

India getting whitewashed in a series (3+ ODIs)
0-5 vs WI 1983/84
0-5 vs WI 1988/89
0-3 vs NZ 2019/20 (this series)

India lost 4-0 against South Africa in 2006/07 season, but one of the matches was abandoned. 

New Zealand managed to chase the second-highest score versus India.
348 Hamilton 2020
297 Mount Maunganui 2020 (this match)
281 Mumbai WS 2017
279 Hamilton 2014

New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl. Indian openers failed to impress yet again, they lost Mayank Agarwal in the second over when he was bowled by the new Kiwi pacer spearhead, Kyle Jamieson. 

Prithvi Shaw (40 runs) neared his maiden half-century but was run out by Collin de Grandehomme. 

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Virat Kohli's (9 runs) poor run continues as the skipper was out cheaply. 

Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul continued their great form in the series, they scored 62 and 112 runs respectively. KL Rahul's century went in vain after the Kiwis chased down the total. 

Manish Pandey also looked in fine touch after he scored 42 runs in 48 balls. 

India scored 296 in 50 overs with the loss of 7 wickets. 

New Zealand's opening pair continued troubling the Indian bowlers, Martin Guptill's explosive 66 runs off 46 balls (4 sixes and 6 fours) helped Kiwis' innings begin well. 

The opening pair had a partnership of 106 runs. Henry Nicholls (80 runs off 103 balls) scored the most for the team and was adjudged the Man of the Match.

India's hopes were back as they managed to get Ross Taylor and Captain Kane Williamson cheaply. Colin de Grandhomme's quickfire 58 runs off 28 balls ensured New Zealand's victory. Ross Taylor was the Player of the Series. 

The two teams will now head towards the final phase of the tour as they will lock horns in the longest format. New Zealand will play two Test matches with the visitors.