Mount Maunganui: Colin de Grandhomme smashed an unbeaten 28-ball 58 as New Zealand crushed India by 5 wickets within the ultimate ODI on the Bay Oval on Tuesday, thereby clinching the three-match collection 3-0.
Grandhomme got here in to bat when the Black Caps, chasing 297, had been 220/Four on the finish of 40 overs. The large-hitting all-rounder took the sport by the scruff of the neck by taking a liking to Shardul Thakur who went for 83 runs in 9 overs as he smacked six fours and three sixes throughout his keep on the crease.
In addition to him, opener Henry Nicholls set the tone of the chase with a well-paced 80 off 103 balls (9×4) with contributions from Martin Guptill (66) and Tom Latham, who was unbeaten on 32 alongwith Grandhomme.
For India, Yuzvendra Chahal was the decide of the bowlers returning figures of three/47.
For India, Ok.L. Rahul scored 112 however his effort went in useless in the long run as India misplaced with 17 balls to spare.
Of their chase, the hosts had been off to a flying begin as Guptill and Nicholls shared a 106-run stand earlier than Chahal castled Guptill with a stupendous supply.
Again main the facet after an harm layoff, Kane Williamson seemed good to proceed Kiwis’ domination however a lapse of focus value him his wicket as he whipped a Chahal supply straight to midwicket the place Mayank Agarwal took a simple catch.
From a place of power, New Zealand out of the blue seemed in hassle after in-form Ross Taylor (12) was caught by Virat Kohli at brief cowl off Ravindra Jadeja and within the very subsequent over, Nicholls was caught behind off Thakur.
Allrounder James Neesham joined the regular Latham within the center however couldn’t final lengthy as he smacked a tossed up Chahal supply straight to Kohli at mid-wicket.
Grandhomme then took over and despatched Thakur to the cleaners with Latham supporting him from the opposite finish.
Earlier, Rahul continued together with his prolific run within the ongoing tour as he smashed an excellent century to assist India set a 297-run goal.
Whereas Rahul high scored with 112, Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey made important contributions of 62 and 42.
Put into bat, India didn’t have an ideal begin as they misplaced opener Mayank Agarwal (1) within the second over itself.
Kohli, who got here in subsequent, did attempt to regular India’s ship. Nonetheless, whereas taking part in an upper-cut, he was caught on the third man boundary after scoring simply 9.
Opener Prithvi Shaw didn’t let the autumn of wickets get the higher of him as he saved scoring boundaries and seemed decided to play a giant innings. Nonetheless, simply when issues getting India’s means, Shaw misplaced his wicket as he was run-out after scoring 40 off 42 balls.
Rahul and Iyer then got here to India’s rescue and shared a 100-run stand to convey the guests again within the sport.
Iyer, who had a 100 and fifty to his identify within the first two matches, scored yet one more half-century. Nonetheless, after taking part in a well-compiled innings of 62, he was caught at mid-wicket by Grandhomme.
Pandey, who changed Kedar Jadhav for the lifeless rubber, got here out with optimistic intent proper from the phrase go and stitched a 112-run partnership off 113 balls as India went previous the 250-mark.
Rahul, who scored his fourth ODI ton, acquired out within the 47th over whereas attempting to up the ante and was caught at long-off. Pandey (42 off 48) additionally acquired out the very subsequent ball whereas attempting to go for a most towards Hamish Bennett.
Bennett was the decide of the New Zealand bowlers as he returned with figures of 4/64 from his 10 overs.
Temporary scores: India 296/7 in 50 overs (Ok.L. Rahul 112, Shreyas Iyer 62; Hamish Bennett 4/64); New Zealand 300/5 in 47.1 overs (Henry Nicolls 80, Martin Guptill 66, Colin de Grandhomme 58; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/47)