New Zealand captain Kane Williamson. @ AFP

India sealed the ODI series against New Zealand with an emphatic seven-wicket win in the third one-dayer at Mount Maunganui on Monday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. This was India’s second ODI series win in New Zealand after the 3-1 in 2009 under MS Dhoni. (India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: FULL SCORECARD)

India were on top the game throughout the match. The bowlers, and in particular, Mohammed Shami, bundled the hosts for 243 in 49 overs with Shami emerging the pick among them with three for 41 in nine overs at 4.55.

Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli put on 113 for the second wicket as India completed the run chase with 42 balls to spare. Ross Taylor top scored with 93, while Tom Latham was the next highest scorer with 51.

India now have extended their winning streak in ODIs to five matches and Black Caps captain Kane Williamson credited the tourists for their consistent run.

“They are a very good side and they are teaching us a lesson. There are improvements today and we want to appreciate some of the lessons we have learnt from their side. The consistency about their plans and the way they forced some mistakes, I guess we have to be better than that,” Williamson said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“The margins are large in white cricket, but it does require a lot of improvement. I think everybody is wanting to contribute more. The wicket was tough and the partnership between Latham and Ross was outstanding. I think we are going okay with the ball in hand. We need early wickets to put pressure on the opposition.”