The Hitman rises

Rohit now has 150 sixes in ODIs. He took second-least number of innings (165); Shahid Afridi (160) tops the list, while MS Dhoni had taken 192 innings. © AFP
Rohit now has 150 sixes in ODIs. He took second-least number of innings (165); Shahid Afridi (160) tops the list, while MS Dhoni had taken 192 innings. © AFP

Another Kohli special

Kohli scored the 83 runs he needed to complete 9,000 runs in the format, also becoming the quickest to do so. He achieved this in 193 innings, dethroning AB de Villiers who had attained it in 205 innings. © AFP
Kohli scored the 83 runs he needed to complete 9,000 runs in the format, also becoming the quickest to do so. He achieved this in 193 innings, dethroning AB de Villiers who had attained it in 205 innings. © AFP

The captain and his deputy save the team

Rohit and Kohli, who added 230 runs together, are now the only players to score over 1,000 runs in ODIs this year. Their magnificent hundreds propelled India to 330 for 6. © AFP
Rohit and Kohli, who added 230 runs together, are now the only players to score over 1,000 runs in ODIs this year. Their magnificent hundreds propelled India to 330 for 6. © AFP

Colin sends the Indian bowlers to cleaner, scoring 75 off 62

Munro hit Bhuvneshwar Kumar over the leg-side boundary off the very first ball he faced, following it up with a hat-trick of fours. New Zealand collected 19 runs off the first over. © AFP
Munro hit Bhuvneshwar Kumar over the leg-side boundary off the very first ball he faced, following it up with a hat-trick of fours. New Zealand collected 19 runs off the first over. © AFP

The captain gives his all

Kane Williamson scored a resolute 64, adding 109 runs with Colin Munro for the second wicket. © AFP
Kane Williamson scored a resolute 64, adding 109 runs with Colin Munro for the second wicket. © AFP

The rescue act

 Tom Latham almost rescued New Zealand. Although the require run rate shot up, Latham made sure they do not lose the plot. However, his efforts vent in vain when Bumrah ran him out. © AFP
Tom Latham almost rescued New Zealand. Although the require run rate shot up, Latham made sure they do not lose the plot. However, his efforts went in vain when Bumrah ran him out. © AFP

Yuzvendra Chahal spins New Zealand

Had Chahal not removed Colin Munro and Kane Williamson at Kanpur, the result would have been otherwise. Had Chahal not given a mere 5 runs in the 46th over at Kanpur, the result would have been otherwise. © AFP
Had Chahal not removed Colin Munro and Kane Williamson at Kanpur, the result would have been otherwise. Had Chahal not given a mere 5 runs in the 46th over at Kanpur, the result would have been otherwise. © AFP

Booooooooomrah!

There is a reason he is the highest wicket-taker in death overs in the format this year. When New Zealand bowlers reduced Bhuvneshwar Kumar to nothingness, Bumrah conceded a mere 19 runs off first 6 overs. He returned in the death overs and choked New Zealand with his array of variations. © AFP
There is a reason he is the highest wicket-taker in death overs in the format this year. When New Zealand bowlers reduced Bhuvneshwar Kumar to nothingness, Bumrah conceded a mere 19 runs off first 6 overs. He returned in the death overs and choked New Zealand with his array of variations. © AFP

India win series 2-1

India won their seventh consecutive ODI series © AFP
India won their seventh consecutive ODI series © AFP