|Virat Kohli & MS Dhoni Scored 151 Runs Partnership in 3rd ODI|
India got a shaky start with opening pair throwing their wickets initially at a loose end. Then as always, it was Kohli’s turn to restore the earlier collapse. Kohli made it count yet again, but luckily with a drop at short third-man by Ross Taylor. Bit of luck went by his way: Taylor dropped Virat Kohli at 6. It was more a drop for Kohli as he batted right through after that, giving no other chance to the opposition throughout his unbeaten 151-run sail. Moreover, having MS at four proved to be a crucial move for India. Dhoni hit a spectacular 80-run knock to ensure the victory at PCA Stadium, Mohali.
|India won 3rd ODI by 7 wickets against New Zealand|
The good news for Indian supporters is that MS Dhoni has got his form back as he was looking in sublime touch after a long time. His fifty came after 11 eleven ODI innings. With this match-winning knock, MS must have taken a sigh of relief. He along with Virat Kohli gave India a much-coveted 151-run stand for the third wicket. The two complemented each other well in their pursuit of 286-run target. An ably-crafted 154* by Kohli cruised India to an unprecedented win at Mohali. The job was almost done before Dhoni lost his wicket. Manish Pandey, who came after Dhoni’s dismissal, had nothing much to do with bat as Kohli was already there to ace the chase.
|Virat Kohli 154* & Kedar Jadhav 29/3 Wkts in 3rd ODI|
Kedar Jadhav, who was involved in the ODI squad for his batting abilities, came out to be a surprise package with ball. Yet again in the series, he took New Zealand’s two key wickets. New Zealand, after getting a fine start, once again suffered quick falls of wickets in 30-35 overs. Thank to Neesham and Henry who added 84 runs for the ninth wicket, unexpectedly taking their side to a competitive total of 285, which India chased easily having 7 wickets and 10 balls in spare.