New Zealand beat India 3-0 in the One Day International series after a scorching hundred by former captain Ross Taylor ensured the hosts chased down a formidable 278.

 

There was not much to distinguish from the approach of the New Zealand batsmen from the previous three matches; start aggressively, build the partnership, set the platform and end with a flourish. The only difference was that they were chasing a target and not setting one. Openers Jesse Ryder and Martin Guptill were fed by some loose deliveries from Mohammed Shami andBhuvneshwar Kumar. By the seventh over, the Kiwis had crossed fifty runs. It appeared that the momentum had been set in New Zealand’s favour until Varun Aaron and Shami struck a wicket each.

 

Ryder was the first to go bowled by Aaron for 19. He was once again dismissed due to poor footwork and failing to cover the line of the ball. In the next over, Shami got one to angle in to Guptill who was caught plumb in front for 35. Guptill was the first to be dismissed leg-before in this series.