New Zealand in ODI series win over India | Sunday Observer

New Zealand in ODI series win over India

New Zealand’s Ross Taylor hits a boundary at Eden Park in Auckland (AFP)
New Zealand’s Ross Taylor hits a boundary at Eden Park in Auckland (AFP)

AUCKLAND AFP: New Zealand wrapped up the one-day series against India with veteran Ross Taylor and debutant Kyle Jamieson combining to set up a 22-run win in game two in Auckland on Saturday.

Taylor, who was also New Zealand’s hero with a century in the four-wicket victory in game one, set up the second success with 73 not out and an unbeaten 76-run partnership with the novice Jamieson.

Jamieson went to the middle with New Zealand 197 for eight and almost nine overs remaining following a spectacular collapse in which they lost seven wickets for 55 runs.

India were dismissed for 251 with nine balls remaining in their innings, but captain Virat Kohli was not too despondent having already beaten New Zealand 5-0 n the Twenty20 series.

“One-day cricket in this calendar year is not as relevant if you look at the T20s and the Tests, but having said that, to show that kind of fight and see who are the guys who can play under pressure is a big revelation for us,” Kohli said.

New Zealand made a strong start in Auckland with Martin Guptill (69) and Henry Nicholls (41) putting on 93 for the first wicket.

Following Nicholl’s dismissal, Tom Blundell joined Guptill to get the total to 142 before the seven-wicket collapse.

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