NZ 79 all out as India win ODI series
VISAKHAPATNAM, India (AP): New Zealand were bowled out for just 79 runs in 23.1 overs in the final one-day international yesterday as India won the five-match series 3-2.
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra took five for 18 as the Black Caps lost eight wickets for 16 runs to collapse to their lowest ODI total against India.
Mishra took the Man of the Match and Series awards with 15 wickets overall.
Chasing the hosts’ 269-6, New Zealand got off to a bad start when Umesh Yadav (1-28) bowled Martin Guptill (0) in the first over.
Tom Latham (19) and captain Kane Williamson (27) added 28 runs for the second wicket before Latham was caught at mid-on as he lobbed a rising delivery from Jasprit Bumrah (1-16). The visitors collapsed from 63-2 in the space of 51 balls.
Earlier, India opted to bat first and scored 269-6. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 70 runs, including five fours and three sixes, with Virat Kohli hitting 65.