The fifth One-Day International (ODI) between India and New Zealand was played between at Visakhapatnam. Batting first, India posted a defendable total of 269 with the loss of six wickets. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were the only half-centurions as they scored 70 and 65 respectively. Skipper MS Dhoni also added 41 runs and towards the end it was Kedar Jadhav and Akshar Patel, who ensured India’s decent total on board. Jadhav scored unbeaten 39, while Akshar played a cameo of 24 runs from 18 balls. From Kiwi bowling department, Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi scalped two wickets each, while Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner got one wicket each.
Coming to chase, it was another awful start for New Zealand as they lost their opener Martin Guptill for duck and thanks to Umesh Yadav’s excellent delivery for the same. Soon they lost their second wicket too but after that, captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor started building a partnership and added 35 runs for the third wicket. Williamson was the first one to get out and soon there was a flurry of wickets and it was all because of Amit Mishra. In a matter of around 10 overs, from 62 for two, New Zealand were bowled out for 79 and once again lost the chance to win a bilateral ODI series in India. New Zealand lost the match by a huge margin of 191 runs.