Guptill and Taylor take the Kiwis to 273
Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor both scored half-centuries today and made sure that the Kiwis got past the 250 runs mark. Guptill scored 79 of 79 balls while Taylor 73 of 74 balls. New Zealand stood at 273/8 in 50 overs.
Shardul Thakur took 2 wickets but ceded 60 runs in 10 overs while Navdeep Saini was unable to take a single wicket but gave away just 48 runs in 10 overs. Jasprit Bumrah proved to be the most expensive bowler today as he took zero wickets and ceded 64 runs in his 10 over spell.
Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets to his name giving away 58 runs in 10 overs. While Jadeja was the star of the show, giving away just 35 runs in 10 overs, taking one wicket. Jadeja was quite economical with an economy rate of 3.5. Otherwise, New Zealand would have easily gone past 300.
India succumbs at 251
The top order of the Indian batting line up failed badly as Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal got out quite early. What seemed to be an easy chase turned out to be pretty difficult when the chase-master, Indian skipper Virat Kohli got out at the hands of Tim Southee.
Shreyas Iyer, who has been doing quite good for himself scored 52 of 57 balls before walking back to the pavilion at the hands of Hamish Bennet. The team was depending on KL Rahul but he too got out after scoring 4 runs. It was Ravindra Jadeja who brought the balance back to the game as he hit 55 of 73 balls. But his effort went in vain when he got out at the hands of Jimmy Neesham.
Unexpectedly, Navdeep Saini scored 45 of 49 balls and could have taken India to a win but he too got out at the wrong time. Shardul Thakur could have made a difference if he would have batted longer. The Indian team was all out at a score of 251 in 48.3 overs. New Zealand won by 22 runs.
New Zealand made an amazing come back after being whitewashed in the T20 series. The Kiwis have won the ODI series with 2-0. India can still redeem itself in the third and last ODI, which will be held on the 11th of February 2020.