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Luke Ronchi rues sloppy fielding for Auckland draw

New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi said that a draw was a fair result and rued the dropped opportunities from the kiwi fielders after the thrilling match against India ended in a draw.

A significant feature of this series has been the fact that India have won the toss in all three One Day Internationals (ODIs) so far and opted to field first, finishing up second-best despite very intense run-chases.

Asked about this topic, Ronchi said: “We have to win the toss first for that to be the case. But I am not sure. At the moment, batting first is working well for us. The game plan we have is working out well with guys batting through the middle overs, and then we have got our hitters towards the end.

“If we win the toss, things might change but at the moment that’s what we have got and that’s the way we have to play. We are comfortable with the way it is working and hoping that it continues.”

New Zealand are buoyed by a long batting order with Ronchi himself coming in at No 7 and enjoying decent outings.

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