Mishra spins In­dia to se­ries win over NZ

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

New Zealand was bowled out for just 79 runs in 23.1 overs in the fi­nal one­day in­ter­na­tional yes­ter­day as In­dia won the five-match se­ries 3-2.

Spin­ner Amit Mishra took 5-18 as the Black Caps lost eight wick­ets for 16 runs to col­lapse to their low­est ODI to­tal against In­dia. Chas­ing its first ODI se­ries win on In­dian soil, af­ter the hosts’ 269-6, New Zealand got off to a bad start. 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 out caught at mid-on as he lobbed a rising de­liv­ery from Jasprit Bum­rah (1-16).

Ross Tay­lor put on 35 runs with Wil­liamson for the third wicket. The skip­per was caught on 19 at long-off af­ter go­ing for a big shot against Axar Pa­tel (2-9) in the 15th over. The New Zealand bat­ting then col­lapsed.

MS Dhoni com­pleted a smart catch off Tay­lor off Mishra in the 16th over. Two balls later, the leg spin­ner bowled BJ Watling for a duck with a goo­gly. At the other end, debu­tant Jayant Ya­dav (1-8) picked his maiden ODI wicket when he trapped Corey An­der­son (0) lbw off the last ball of the 19th over. Within the space of next five balls, the visi­tors lost an­other two wick­ets.

Mishra bowled James Nee­sham and then four balls later Tim Southee was stumped by Dhoni. Two overs later, Mishra com­pleted his sec­ond five-wicket haul in ODI cricket, as Ish Sodhi’s skier was caught by Ajinkya Ra­hane.

In­dia com­pleted its mas­sive win, when Pa­tel bowled Mitchell Sant­ner in the 24th over. The visi­tors col­lapsed from 63-2 in the space of 51 balls.

It was the short­est in­nings - in terms of overs faced - for New Zealand in ODI cricket where they have been bowled out. It was also the high­est mar­gin of de­feat against In­dia in terms of

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