India vs New Zealand ICC Women's Championship at Mount Maunganui

Arnold Nichols
January 29, 2019

While Rayudu, who was on Monday suspended by the ICC from bowling in global cricket, started off aggressively, Karthik was welcomed by a bouncer and the Tamil Nadu stumper didn't look back from there on, playing his natural game and eventually sealing off the deal in India's favour.

New Zealand were soon in further trouble when Pandya took a good catch at midwicket to get rid of Williamson (28) bringing Ross Taylor and wicketkeeper Tom Latham together to steady the ship.

"Looking at the first three games we were looking to win at least two, but the fact that we have won three is an outstanding achievement and the thing that stands out for me is the relentless intensity which the guys have played through out these three games not relaxing after two-nil up as well, they've all been very clinical performances". I think everybody is wanting to contribute more.

But batsman continued to fall at regular intervals around them and the home side were all out after 49 overs. I thought we were able to do that, but Hardik came in and got some vital wickets and a good catch as well.

"Thats what we tried to do today". We wanted to negate the spinners as much as possible.

New Zealand's Ross Taylor hooks during the third ODI at Bay Oval, which the hosts lost by seven wickets.

Mohammed Shami had earlier taken three for 41 while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets apiece as India shared around the bowling honours in the New Zealand innings.

Interestingly, Rayudu's action received comparisons to Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan from Fox Cricket's commentary team. "And, we are more than happy to give them chances and provide them the space to grow", Kohli said of India's young talent.

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"It has been a step-up in opposition, and at the same time, India winning the key moments has put us under pressure", Taylor said after the third ODI on Monday (January 28). And if you're three or four down, with still 25 overs to go, you're still a long way behind the game.

"The World Cup is not far away, we've still got our combinations to sort out. Just the presence he brings into this Indian side, I think the balance of the side is a lot better when he's in".

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