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02-Feb-2019 09:49:00 GMT
NZ v Ind - 5th ODI, Wellington

India Eye Strong Finish Against Resurgent New Zealand

Wellington: The chance of a series whitewash now gone, a depleted India will nevertheless look to end their five-match ODI series against New Zealand with a win as the teams gear up for the final match of the series at Wellington on Sunday.

Trent Boult exploiting conditions that helped swing bowling gave the Kiwis something to grin about, however just a success in the last ODI will see them end the arrangement with their heads held high after India fixed the arrangement at Mount Maunganui.

It didn't help that the guests were missing both Virat Kohli (rested for the rest of the visit) and MS Dhoni (out harmed) however the failure from the Indian camp was unmistakable.

Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said after the match that the misfortune filled in as a 'rude awakening' for India while remain in captain Rohit Sharma said that the group's execution with the bat was 'one of the most noticeably bad exhibitions for quite a while'.

The arrangement is as of now taken care of and it wouldn't be outlandish to anticipate more experimentation from India in the last match also, yet the past experience brought up some old concerns.

Once Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan were rejected economically, the center request neglected to give much obstruction; India's most elevated scorers on the day were Hardik Pandya (16) and Yuzvendra Chahal (17).

Both Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik abandoned disturbing the scorers while Kedhar Jadhav added only a single raced to the aggregate before leaving.

Boult had conceded after the past amusement that pulling one back in the arrangement was fulfilling yet the hosts go into their last diversion with issues of their own to sort.

Boult stole the show at Hamilton yet the Kiwis realize their batting should be superior to anything what it has been all through the arrangement on the off chance that they are to end the arrangement on a high.

By the by, Kane Williamson will trust his side can put their ongoing poor frame behind them. Another success against India would be a decent advance toward that path.

Teams from:

New Zealand:
Henry Nicholls, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson

India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Mohammed Siraj

Pitch and conditions
A full game, with some help for the faster bowlers. Don't expect the batsmen to buckle as easily though

Stats and trivia

  • New Zealand have lost their last three ODIs at the Westpac Stadium - against Australia in 2016, against South Africa in 2017 and against England in 2018.
  • If Taylor scores 110, he will become the seventh-fastest batsman to 8000 ODI runs.
  • If Rohit Sharma fails to score a century in the fifth ODI, it will be first time he will be finishing a series without a ccentury the home series against New Zealand in 2016.

Macth facts
Sunday Feb 03, 2019
Start time: 15:00 local (0200 GMT, 7.30am IST)


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