The third ODI between India and New Zealand is being played at the Bay Oval ground in Mount Mongui. In this match, New Zealand is led by its regular captain Ken Williamson. He has decided to bowl after winning the toss.
Batting first, India scored 296 for 7 wickets in 50 overs with the help of KL Rahul’s century (112) and half-century from Shreyas Iyer (62). Apart from these two, Prithvi Shaw scored 40 and Manish Pandey scored 42 runs. Apart from this, none of his batsmen could touch the figure of ten.
Hamish Bennett was the most successful bowler for New Zealand. He took 4 wickets for 64 runs in 10 overs. Apart from him, Kyle Jamison and James Neesham also managed to take 1-1 wickets for 53 and 50 runs respectively. For New Zealand, Martin Guptill and Henry Nichols opened the innings.
Talking about the initial two ODIs, there has been no visible edge in India’s bowling and batting. At the same time, the New Zealand batsmen have performed brilliantly. Especially the batting of Ras Taylor has made it difficult for the Indian bowlers. In this last match, India will have to come up with a special strategy.