Mohali: Host India with the help of smashing 154* runs of Virat Kohli today guided his team to a victory of seven wickets over New Zealand during their third One Day International (ODI) series at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium today.
Kohli, who scored his 26th ODI century, shared a 151-run stand with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (80) as India chased down New Zealand’s total of 285 all out with 10 balls to spare.
On tour of India, visiting New Zealand team’s batsman Tom Latham (61) and James Neesham (57) score help the Kiwis to secure a total of 285 all out in 49.4 overs.
Earlier, host Indian team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and chose to bowl first against Kiwis in the third ODI here.
For the New Zealand side in-form opener Latham batted through at the top of the batting order, Neesham’s innings helped the visitors overcome a middle-order batting failure affected by spinners Amit Mishra (2/46) and Kedar Jadhav (3/29).
New Zealand were 199/8 in 37.5 overs when Neesham and Matt Henry (39 not out) stitched together an 84-run stand.
India named the same team that played the second ODI match.
New Zealand has made one change. James Neesham was included in place of Anton Devcich.
With this victory of India over New Zealand, host team takes lead of 2-1 against the visitors.