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New Zealand vs India, 5th ODI, India tour of New Zealand 2014

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- New Zealand won by 87 runs | New Zealand Vs India Live Score, 5th ODI

The winless drought overseas continues for India. It's now been 8 ODIs and 10 Tests without a win. They have another chance to set it right in the Test series coming up. Will they finally be able to break the jinx? We'll find out soon enough and look forward to your company through that as well. Until then, cheers and goodbye from everyone here.
Ayaz Memon tweets: All the gush about India's prowess in ODIs swept aside by New Zealand's 4-0 rout. Lack of depth in team & stubborn captaincy main factors.
Freddie Wilde tweets: India have now gone 8 ODI matches without a win, which equals their worst ever win-drought way back in 1981! #NZvInd
Boria Majumdar tweets: 87 run defeat. 4-0 whitewash. Disaster is an understatement. Overseas record turns from bad to worse. Disappointing not to see any fight.
Rajneesh Gupta tweets: Dhoni is second captain to win every toss in a ODI series (5+ mts) & yet not winning a single game (Other- M Taylor, Titan Cup, 1996)
Jatin Sapru tweets: As much as one would point fingers at bowlers, the openers have to accept the blame. Reputations have been knocked! Was 2013 an abberation ?
Mohandas Menon tweets: Biggest ODI Series losses for India v WI 5-0 Oct-Dec 1983 in WI 5-0 Mar 1989 in SAf 4-0 Nov-Dec 2006 in NZ 4-0 Jan 2014 #NZvInd
Here are some of the most interesting tweets through the game.
Brendon McCullum: 'It's probably the best series win since the time I started playing. Extremely respectful of what the Indian team has achieved but this is a big series win for us. I think today again, Matt Henry came in and took to it easily. Some guys get the accolades but the way everyone has played their part in the jigsaw has been fantastic. Rossco (Ross Taylor) has played fantastically in the last two months. Kane as well. He's gone from strength to strength. I want to thank all the fans around the world. We have not been the most consistent team but this one is for you guys.'
MS Dhoni: 'Throughout the series, New Zealand played really good cricket. Their new ball bowling has been fantastic but where they took it really away from us is with their batting in the middle overs. We have a bunch of cricketers who have done well before. We back them to play their natural strokes. It's going to be an interesting Test series. It will be a good challenge and test of character more than anything else. Looking forward to it.'
Taylor: 'It's been a pretty good series overall. The way Kane Williamson has gone on to set up the base is terrific. Five fifties in a row is not an easy feat. We play different games. I play a little quicker than Kane but he caught up. We're settling in very well. 4 wickets on debut is no mean feat. Henry has a great future ahead of him. We'll enjoy tonight but come Thursday it will be a different ball game.'
Ross Taylor is the Man of the Match for his 102.
India need some good pace bowlers and soon if they are to pose a serious threat in defending their World Cup title. New Zealand, on the other hand, have sailed smoothly. Almost everyone has contributed in a telling manner at some point in the series. The standout duo being Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson. They have stamped their mark as boldly as possible. Teams will be taking them lightly at their own peril in the coming days
However, for all the batting frailties, it was really India's bowlers who will have to shoulder maximum blame. Repeatedly 300+ scores were conceded with the hosts not requiring to take much risks. Dhoni & Co persisted with pretty much a similar bowling outfit throughout the series but to no avail. This leaves their World Cup preparations in serious jeopardy.
Throughout the series it seemed that the same match was playing on a loop. Dhoni wins toss -> India would bowl -> Williamson and co will ensure a 300+ total -> batting failure with exception of Kohli (and Dhoni) for India -> NZ win. Today was no different. The bowling upfront was terrific with Kyle Mills showing the way. It was left to Kohli yet again but the asking was just too much after the slow start. Every game played out along the same lines with the exception of the 4th where India made 278 batting first. The Kiwis still managed to chase it down thanks to a Taylor special. There were moments where India would have felt that they had the match in their grasp but somehow it would slip away. It did not help their cause that neither Kohli nor Dhoni could complete a chase.

Match details

Toss : India won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Billy Bowden (New Zealand) and Rod Tucker (Australia)

TV umpire : Derek Walker (New Zealand)

Match referee : David Boon (Australia)

Teams

New Zealand : Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum(c), James Neesham, Luke Ronchi(wk), Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan.

India : Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami.

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