India vs New Zealand, 5th ODI: Here is how the action unfolded

India defeated New Zealand by 35 runs in the fifth and the final ODI at the Wellington Regional Stadium to seal five-match series 4-1 on Sunday.  

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India defeated New Zealand by 35 runs in the fifth and the final ODI at the Wellington Regional Stadium to seal five-match series 4-1 on Sunday.

Opting to bat first,  the Men in Blue were collapsed for 18/4. However, Ambati Rayudu (90) and Vijay Shankar (45) stitched a crucial 98-run stand before Hardik Pandya scored a quick-fire 45 runs off 22 balls to help the visitors post 252 runs. 

In reply, the Black Caps were bundled out for 217 runs, with Jimmy Neesham finishing as the highest-scorer with 44 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal was pivk of the bowlers as he finished with brilliant figures of three for 41, while Hardik Pandya (2 for 50), Mohammed Shami (2 for 35) and Kedar Jadhav (1 for 34) also chipped in. 

Here are the highlights: 

# India beat New Zealand by 35 runs in fifth ODI to seal series 4-1 !

# Wicket! Pandya bowls a full delivery and on the pads and Santner edges it straight to hand Shami a simple catch at short fine-leg. New Zealand 217/9 (44 overs)

# Matt Henry is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Chahal strikes again as he now traps Astle (10) on the pads. Though the Kiwi batsman opts for a review, DRS shows the ball rattle into the stumps. New Zealand  194/8 (41 overs)

# Santner and Astle are batting cautiously at their respective scores of 13 and nine as they look to help New Zealand cross the mark and end the series with a 2-3 margin. The hosts require another 64 runs off 60 balls. The Men in Blue, on the other hand, continue to pile pressure on New Zealand as they are just three wickets away from the win. New Zealand 189/7 (40 overs)

# Todd Astle comes to bat at No.9! 

# Wicket! Neesham fell just six runs short of a half-century after getting run out in a bizarre fashion. It started off with Kedar Jadhav making a leg before wicket appeal against the New Zealander.  While Neesham was trying to figure out if he has scored a single, Dhoni hit the stumps. New Zealand 178/7 (37 overs)

# New Zealand 162/6 (35 overs)

# Mitchell Santner comes to bat for New Zealand.

# Wicket!  Chahal strikes again. De Grandhomme is struck plumb in front by a quicker delivery from the Indian bowler. With just four wickets in hand, New Zealand now require 118 runs from 18.5 overs. New Zealand 135/6 (31 overs)

# Wicket! Chahal bowls a full delivery on middle and leg and Latham goes for a sweep, but is struck on the front pad to depart for 37. New Zealand 121/5 (29 overs)

# Jimmy Neesham comes to bat for New Zealand! 

# Wicket! India have bagged a big wicket in the form of New Zealand skipper Williamson. MS Dhoni asks Jadhav to drop the length and the bowler follows his direction as the New Zealand skipper pulls it back high in the air to hand a simple catch to Dhawan in the deep. New Zealand 106/4 (26 overs)

# Runs are flowing in at a good pace for the hosts as Williamson (39) and Latham (31) have guided New Zealand past 100-run mark. Enroute to the same, the duo has also stitched a 50-run stand for the fourth wicket. The hosts require another 149 runs in 25 overs. New Zealand 104/3 (25 overs)

# New Zealand have managed to add 15 runs in the last three overs, including a boundary from Latham. The New Zealander pulls a short delivery from Chahal towards the deep midwicket for four runs in the 18th over. The hosts now require 168 runs from 29 overs. New Zealand 85/3 (21 overs)

#  Double bowling change for India as Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal come in the attack. 

# Williamson (25) and Latham (12) are now looking somewhat settled at the middle and aiming to build a partnership after losing three wickets. The duo has managed to guide New Zealand past 50-run mark. The Indian bowlers, on the other hand, are trying hard to pile pressure on the hosts and grab some more wickets. New Zealand 70/3 (18 overs)

# Ravindra Jadeja replaces Pandya in the attack! 

# Seven runs off the last two overs. After Shankar bowled a tight 14th over to concede just two runs, Pandya conceded a boundary to Williamson--who manages to glove the delivery away over Dhoni for a timely four runs. The hosts now require 204 runs from 35 overs. New Zealand 49/3 (15 overs)  

# New Zealand 42/3 (13 overs)

# Vijay Shankar has been brought into the attack! 

# Tom Latham is the new batsman in ! 

# Wicket! Hardik Pandya strikes in his very first over to remove Taylor in the first over. The Indian all-rounder bowls a straighter delivery and the ball clearly hits the off stumps. New Zealand 38/3 (11 overs)

# Ross Taylor is the new batsman in!  

# Wicket! Shami strikes again. As and when Munro was looking settled at the crease,  the New Zealander drags a short ball from Shami back onto his stumps to depart for 24 runs. The hosts now require 215 runs from 40 overs. New Zealand 38/2 (10 overs)

# Nine runs off the last three overs. Munro picks up a Bhuvneshwar delivery and short-arms it to the mid-wicket fence for a boundary. New Zealand  29/1 (7 overs)

# Skipper Kane Williamson is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Mohammed Shami gives the much-needed breakthrough to India by removing Nicholls for eight runs. The Indian bowler bowls a short delivery outside off and Nicholls rushes into the shot to hand a simple catch straight to Kedar Jadhav at short midwicket. New Zealand 20/1 (4 overs)

# New Zealand kicked off their innings on a decent note as they added 11 runs off the first two overs, including their first boundary in the second over. While Munro gets off the mark by scoring two runs off Bhuvneshwar Kumar's second delivery in the first over, Nicholls also opened his account by notching up two runs off Mohammed Shami's delivery. New Zealand 11/0 (2 overs)

# Colin Munro and Henry Nicholls have walked down the crease begin New Zealand's chase. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to begin India's proceedings.

# Innings Break! 

# India bowled out for 252 runs against New Zealand. India 252 (49.5 overs)

# Wicket! Pandya scored a quick-fire 45 runs off 21 balls before falling victim to Jimmy Neesham's delivery in the last ball of the 49th over. Trent Boult runs backward to take the catch from shot fine leg. India 248/8 (49 overs)

# 28 runs off the last two overs, including three back-to-back sixes from Hardik Pandya off Todd Astle's deliveries. With just a few overs left, Pandya is looking to grab as much runs as possible as India look to cross the 250-run mark in their stipulated 50 overs. India  233/7 (48 overs)

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to bat for India! 

# Wicket! Jadhav edges a delivery from Henry in the 46th over back onto his stumps to hand the New Zealand bowler his fourth wicket of the match. The Indian batsman departs for 34 runs as the visitors are now down by seven wickets. India 205/7 (46 overs)

# Hardik Pandya is the new batsman in!  

# Wicket! New Zealand have got a big wicket in the form of Rayudu, who fell just 10 runs short of a century. Henry bowls a full delivery outside off and Rayudu hits the same to deep extra cover, oly to see Munro take the simple catch. India 197/6 (44 overs) 

# Rayudu continues to remain strong at the crease and is getting good support from Jadhav as the duo has brought up a half-century stand for the sixth wicket. Runs are flowing in at a good pace now as the Men in Blue approach 200-run mark. India 184/5 (42 overs)

# India 174/5 (41 overs) 

# India have managed to add 17 runs in the last three overs, including two boundaries--one each from Rayudu and Jadhav. Jadhav scored his first boundary of the match by pulling a delivery from Boult to the mid-wicket fence, while Rayudu notched four runs by hitting the cut shot past point. The hosts have brought Boult back into the attack as they look to dismiss Rayudu who is looking strong at the crease. India 146/5 (38 overs) 

# FIFTY! Rayudu completes his 10th ODI half-century following the departure of Shankar. The Indian batsman reaches the feat by scoring a boundary off Colin De Grandhomme's last delivery of the 35th over. India 129/5 (35 overs)

# Kedar Jadhav is the new batsman in! 

# Wicket! Shankar gets run out by Colin Munro due to a misunderstanding with Rayudu. Following the dismissal, a visibly angry Shankar slaps the bat on his pad and drags himself off the field. The Men in Blue are now down by five wickets as a crucial 98-run stand comes to a disappointing end. India 116/5 (32 overs)

# 10 runs off the last two overs as India crossed the 100-run mark. Rayudu (42) and Shankar (44) are moving towards their half-century while New Zealand have brought in leg-spinner Todd Astle into the attack to break their partnership. India 113/4 (31 overs)

# India 103/4 (29 overs)

# After Santner conceded seven runs to the visitors, Colin Munro bowls a tight 26th over and gives away just a single run to Shankar.  Though the Indian batsmen have steadied their side's ship, they need to go after the New Zealand bowlers in order to increase the run rate. India 89/4 (26 overs)

# Runs have started flowing in for India as they have added 24 runs in the last four overs, including a six and two boundaries. Shankar and Rayudu are now looking settled at the middle at their respective scores of 29 and 25 and are eyeing to turn the tables around for the Men in Blue after early blows. India 81/4 (24 overs)

# Mitchell Santner has been introduced into the attack!

# Rayudu (13) and Shankar (25) have started to settled down at the middle after the Men in Blue lost their four wickets. The Indian batsmen have managed to build a little partnership as India cross the 50-run mark. India 57/4 (20 overs)

# Just six runs off the last three overs. Rayudu (four) and Shankar (14) are batting cautiously as the Men in Blue cannot afford to lose another wicket after collapsing to 18/4. New Zealand, on the other hand, continue to pile pressure on the visitors.India 43/4 (17 overs)

# Neesham bowls an expensive 14th over as he has conceded nine runs to the Indians, including four leg byes to Shankar. The first delivery from Neesham deflected off Shankar's pads to the fine leg fence for four runs. India 37/4 (14 overs)

# Jimmy Neesham has been called into the attack! 

# India 28/4 (13 overs)

# Vijay Shankar comes to bat for India! 

# Wicket! India have suffered a huge blow as they have lost veteran MS Dhoni cheaply for one run. Boult, who was a star performer for New Zealand in the fourth ODI with a five-wicket haul, is looking good today as well as he bags his second wicket of the match. Dhoni plays a ripper from Boult down the wrong line, only to see the ball rattle his off-stump. India 22/4 (10 overs)

# MS Dhoni is the new batsman in for India!

# Wicket! Henry bags another wicket as Shubman hits a fuller delivery from the Kiwi bowler straight to Mitchell Santner, who takes full advantage of the opportunity and grabs a simple catch at cover. India 17/3 (7 overs)

# Ambati Rayudu is comes to bat at No.4 !

# Wicket! After Henry, Boult strikes to remove Dhawan for six runs. The New Zealander bowls a short delivery outside off and the Indian opener goes up and above the slips, but cuts it to third man for Henry to take a simple catch. India 12/2 (6 overs)

# Shubman Gill is the new batsman for India!

# Wicket! Henry gives the breakthrough to New Zealand as early as in the fifth over. The New Zealander bowls a full delivery which squared Rohit up completely with the late away swing and eventually hit off-stumps. The Indian opener departs for just two runs. India 10/1 (5 overs) 

# India had a slow start to their innings, adding just a single in the last two overs. After opener Rohit Sharma gets off the mark with a single off Matt Henry's last delivery of the first over, Trent Boult delivered an impressive tight second over. India 1/0 (2 overs)

# Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have walked down the crease to open India's innings. Matt Henry to begin the proceedings for New Zealand.  

# The Men in Blue have made three changes in the Playing XI. Mohammed Shami, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Vijay Shankar have returned for Khaleel Ahmed, Kuldeep Yadav and Dinesh Karthik, respectively. For New Zealand, Colin Munro has been called in place of injured Martin Guptill. 

# Lineups:

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal

New Zealand XI: Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

#  India have won the toss and opted to bat first in Wellington!

# Here is a look at the pitch for the fifth and final ODI!

After getting a "reality check" with a humiliating eight-wicket defeat against New Zealand at Seddon Park, India will look to bounce back and end the five-match ODI series on high when they face the hosts in the final dead-rubber clash at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Sunday.

The Men in Blue, who had won the first three ODIs to take an unassailable 3-0 lead, were stunned by some incisive swing bowling in the absence of their star skipper Virat Kohli in the fourth ODI to hand the Black Caps their first win of the series.

Besides skipper Kohli, former Indian captain and veteran wicketkeeper-batsman  Mahendra Singh Dhoni was also forced to miss the third and fourth ODI due to a hamstring injury.

With Dhoni now being declared fit, India --who collapsed to their seventh-lowest total of 92 in 30.5 overs--will now be boosted by confidence and look to turn around the tables in their favour in the final match. 

While the ODI in Hamilton is an eye opener for Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik as they failed to make their presence felt, Hardik Pandya gave an impressive display of his importance in the ODI team following his return from provisional suspension for his recent sexist remarks.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami is likely to make a return in the final match against the Kane Williamson-led side in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had admitted that the defeat in the fourth ODI was a reality check for them.

New Zealand, on the other hand, will once again rely on their bowling attack. Trent Boult was a star performer with five-wicket haul followed by Colin de Grandhomme (3 for 26), Todd Astle (1 for nine) and Jimmy Neesham (1 for five).

However, the Black Caps is likely to miss the services of opener Martin Guptill,  who sustained a back injury during a training session.

The two teams squads are as follows:

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Khaleel Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya.

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham (wk), Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, and Ross Taylor.


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