Statistics of the match
- So far India played two ODI’s in this venue and won both of them.
- In the last five completed matches New Zealand WWTWL and India LLWWL(most recent first).
- Last time India were whitelisted in a bilateral series of three or more was in 1989 where they lost 5-0 against West Indies.
- This is the first time where kohli didn’t score 100’s in the three successive series, since july 2013.
- Since Jan 2019,Out of nine India lost seven matches when they lose two or more wickets within ten overs.
Venue : Bay Oval,Mount Maunganui
- Avg 1st inn score:265
- Avg 2nd inn score:241
- Highest Total : 371/7 (50 Ov) by NZ vs SL
Change in teams:
New Zealand : Two changes for the kiwis-Kane Williamson return to the squad. Mitchell Santner comes in for Chapman and Tom Blundell is out.
India : One chance where Manish Pandey is in for replacing Kedar Jadav.
- KL Rahul scored his 4th ODI hundred and second wicket keeper to score outside Asia after Rahul Dravid(145 vs SL Taunton 1999).
- A special moment for KL as he becomes the second Indian player to score a hundred in New Zealand batting at 5 or below. Suresh Raina held the record previously for his 110* vs Zimbabwe in Auckland in WC 2015
- First time in 33 innings vs India in ODIs, Martin Guptill has hit back-to-back 50 plus scores.
- Taylor dismissed for the first time in this series by Jadeja.
- Whitewash for India after about 31 years.
India’s struggled at start
KL Rahul and Iyer’s Stunning performance pumped up Indian Score
KL Rahul’s aggressive strike makes Kiwi bowlers to astonish. Shreyas Iyer completed his 8th ODI by smashing a four in Jamieson’s over. As this duo scored 100 run in total New Zealand is in pressure to break this partnership to stop India from scoring further. Kiwis got their much needed wicket of Shreyas Iyer when he scored 62 runs from 63 balls. Iyer has displayed immense maturity and awareness of his role in recent times. After that Manish Pandey(right handed batsman) steps in the crease and support KL Rahul and leads team India to score the needed.
KL Rahul makes list of records with his 100
After his second fifty in this series he starts to strike in an aggressive way that leads him to score 100 off just 104 balls. The pressure again starts to build over New Zealand bowlers when this pair also scored a partnership of 100 runs. This is the first instance since November 2009 that India have had 100 plus stand for both fourth & fifth wicket in an ODI. Bennett dismissed Rahul when he scored 112 off 113, after Bailing India out of trouble KL Rahul make his way to the pavilion. This is the first ODI hundred by an Indian player batting at #5 or below since MS Dhoni’s 134 against England at Cuttack in Jan 2017.This is the Rahul’s best position to buildup partnership if the top order fails,and if the top order scores he can fire at the last overs. Golden opportunity for Pandey to justify his role in the ODIs. In the very next ball India lose Manish Pandey(42 off 48) when he is 8 runs away from his half century. These two have been the biggest positives for India in this series.
There comes Jaddu and Shardul Thakur into the pitch for the last three overs, but soon Thakur got out by Bennett. Finally India managed to score 296 runs in fifty overs while Saini and Jadeja remains not out. Hamish Bennett took India’s 4 crusial wickets that includes Virat,KL Rahul and Manish Pandey. Kyle Jamieson and James Neesham each took one wicket and made their contribution.
Guptill’s back to back 50’s
With a score of 297 to chase down Kiwis batsman made their way to the pitch. Guptill and Henry Nicholls are at the crease Guptill is on strike. New Zealand batsman starts their play in an vigorous way that they lose their first wicket when they score 106 in 16.3 over. In the last 3 ODI’s that played in 2020 series India failed to take single wicket in the first 10 overs. Guptill scored 50 with a six from just 29 balls. First time in 33 innings vs India in ODIs, Martin Guptill has hit back-to-back 50 plus scores. Guptill after scoring unbeaten 66 off 46 balls return to pavilion when Chahal uproot his wicket.
Kane Williamson get down to play his first ODI in this series. Henry Nicholls with his lovely shot reached 11th ODI fifty and second of the series. Williamson lose his wicket to Chahal when he scored 22 off 31. There comes the Taylor the man in form who leads New Zealand to win the first 2 ODI with his fabulous strikes. The New Zealand players faced the Indian bowlers with ease.
Ross Taylor OUT!
Jadeja took the name for dismissing Taylor for the first time in this series. Lovely length and pace from Jaddu to Taylor where Kohli took the catch. Taylor(12 off 18) get back to dressing room without scoring much as expected by the Kiwi fans. In the very next over by Thakur Henry Nicholls lose his wicket for 80 off 103 balls.
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) February 11, 2020
Kohli’s change in bowling static
The rotation of bowlers has been very good so far by Kohli. He is keeping the Kiwi batsmen guessing of what’s coming next, which is so crucial in defending totals on tracks like this. Neesham and Latham gets paired after they lose their opener Nicholls and man in form Taylor. Indian bowlers struggled to control the New Zealand batsman from scoring. Jadeja conclude his over with decent spell of 10-0-45-1. Chahal took 3 wickets for 47 runs in 10 overs with a maiden over.
Equations turned out
New Zealand is in need of 81 runs from 72 balls with 6 wickets in hand. Colin de Grandhomme(right handed bat) starts his batting in a offensive way. Without losing any wickets further Grandhomme’s half century lead New Zealand to win the series. Whitewash for India after about 31 years.
New Zealand’s acheivments:
First time in 33 innings vs India in ODIs, Martin Guptill has hit back-to-back 50 plus scores
Most runs as an opener for New Zealand (ODIs)
6178 Martin Guptill*
6176 Nathan Astle
3604 John Wright
3363 Brendon Mccullum
3280 Stephen Fleming
Kane Williamson vs India at home (ODI)
First six innings: 71, 77, 65, 60, 88, 64
Last five innings: 20, 28, 11, 39, 22
Highest successful chases for NZ vs India (ODI)
348 Hamilton 2020
297 Mount Maunganui 2020 *
281 Mumbai WS 2017
279 Hamilton 2014
Player of the Match
Henry Nicholls(New Zealand)
Batting : 80 off 103 balls.
Hendry Nicholls states : To come out here and make it 3-0, which is something we wanted to achieve before the start of the series, but I guess heading into today knowing that again it’s a chance for us to put up a good performance, it’s nice to be standing here after a good run-chase. Nice to put up some partnerships (with Guptill) and obviously the way he played today to get us ahead in the run-chase and I think it was important heading into the back end, his experience at the top certainly helps me. He (Guptill) scores so quickly and I can just stand there, it’s great to play the second fiddle and really caught up on that 100-run stand. Fortunate enough throughout the series to put up a good opening stand in all three games. Nice to reflect on this moment after beating them 3-0 and looking forward to the Test series.
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) February 11, 2020
Player of the Series
Ross Taylor(New Zealand)
Batting : 194 in three innings
Clearly Ross Taylor is the key player in this whitewash ODI series. In every match when he stepped into batting dominates the ground with his aggressive play. He lose his wicket only in one match out of the three played.