Live Score, NZ vs IND 3rd ODI: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl, aiming for a clean sweep in the three-match series against India.
India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI, Live Cricket Score: After reeling at 62 for 3, K Rahul and Shreyas Iyer rescued India with their 100-run stand for the 4th wicket. KL Rahul went on to scored his 4th ODI hundred while Iyer departed for 62. Rahul was involved in another century stand with Manish Pandey to help India post 296. New Zealand fought back with quick wickets in the late overs to restrict India under 300. Hamish Bennett finished with 4/64 from his quota of 10 overs.
India finish with 296 for 7
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SN Thakur c de Grandhomme b Bennett 7(6). Full toss from the bowler and Thakur went hard on it but top-edged it. Grandhomme managed to hold on to it. Umpires take some time there and send it upstairs to check if it was a no-ball. No, it wasn’t. 4th wicket for Hamish Bennett.
Bennett to Manish Pandey, out Caught by Santner. 2 in 2 for Bennett. After losing the prized wicket of KL Rahul, India have lost another settled batsman in form of Manish Pandey. Pandey tried to loft it over the fence but failed to send it across as Santner came in running to take a diving catch at the long-on. Manish Pandey c Santner b Bennett 42(48).
New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl as they chase a series sweep against India in the third and final one-day international at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Captain Kane Williamson, who missed the first two ODIs with injury, said batting was likely to become easier as the match wore on. “It’s a new surface and I guess there’s a few unknowns, but we’re hoping there may be a little bit of dew later on,” he said. Williamson said he was pleased with the way the Black Caps had bounced back from a 5-0 drubbing in the Twenty20 series to claim the opening ODIs. “Staying in the fight when we’re under pressure is something we pride ourselves on and to get a couple of good results against a fantastic side in India has been really pleasing,” he said. “Hopefully we can continue doing some of those good things.” Williamson replaces Tom Blundell in the batting line-up, with spinner Mitchell Santner in for allrounder Mark Chapman. (LIVE SCORECARD)