India need to © Getty Images
India need to © Getty Images


Jan 25, 2014


India and New Zealand face-off in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Auckland with the hosts leading 2-0. The onus is now on India to bounce back in the series and come good so that they stay alive in the contest. MS Dhoni’s men have to raise the bar significantly to hit back in this series.


Auckland is a small venue, with short boundaries and enough opportunities for the batsmen to go big. It is basically a rugby ground, so there aren’t many long boundaries and it isn’t symmetrical to a cricket field.


India have more worries for their bowling department as that is one area where they have bled profusely.


Catch Live Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the third One-Day International (ODI) between New Zealand and India here