New Zealand secure series against India after rain forces a no-result in the 3rd ODI
Just like in the T20I series between New Zealand and India, the rain played spoilsport in the ODI leg as well. Both sides were facing each other in the third and final ODI at Hagley Oval in Christchurch today, but the game was called off due to rain. With this, New Zealand ended up clinching the three-match series 1-0 as they won the opening game by seven wickets and the next two contests produced no result.
Coming back to the third ODI, the hosts won the toss and invited India to bat first. The decision paid off well as New Zealand bowlers made Indian batters run for their money, eventually packing them for 219 in 47.3 overs. The total could’ve been much less, but Washington Sundar and Shreyas Iyer played crucial knocks to help the visitors reach the 200-run mark. While Iyer missed out on his fifty by a solitary run, Sundar scored 51 off 64 deliveries with the help of five fours and a six.
For the Black Caps, Adam Milne and Daryl Mitchell were the pick of the bowlers, claiming three wickets apiece. Milne was a bit expensive as he conceded 57 runs in his quota of 10 overs. But Mitchell, on the other hand, was quite economical, giving away only 25 runs in seven overs.
New Zealand, in response, started watchfully. The remarkable batting display from Devon Conway and Finn Allen put the home team in a commanding position. Allen smashed 57 and formed a stunning 97-run opening stand with Conway before getting out to Umran Malik.
New Zealand looked comfortable at 104/1 in 18 overs when the rain arrived. The umpires waited for a definite time period before abandoning off the match. Notably, a minimum of 20 overs is required to decide the result in one-dayers.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
The third & final #NZvIND ODI is called off due to rain 🌧️
New Zealand win the series 1-0.
📸 Courtesy: Photosport NZ pic.twitter.com/73QtYS5SJm
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 30, 2022
It was a tour that never really took off. The stand-outs were Sky in T20 and Shubman and Washington in the ODIs. Very impressed with those two. They are ready.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 30, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 30, 2022
Rain plays spoilsport in Christchurch as the third #NZvIND ODI is called off.
New Zealand take the series 1-0.
— ICC (@ICC) November 30, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) November 30, 2022
Third ODI between India vs New Zealand abandoned due to rain.
New Zealand won the series 1-0.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 30, 2022
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 30, 2022
India has punished us with this batting performance. This is God’s way of making us appreciate rain. #NZvIND
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) November 30, 2022
Match has been called off.
🇮🇳: 219 (47.3)
🇳🇿: 104/1 (18)
The Kiwis win the #NZvIND ODI series 1-0.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 30, 2022
Kane Williamson”Even in the rained-off matches, we did well. It is odd to have so much rain being the decider, but I thought we did well. We knew that 20 overs constitute a match and there was a bit of weather coming.
👉 https://t.co/JLWaUtQQpN 👈 #NZvIND | #INDvsNZ pic.twitter.com/581jD0HIOl
— 🏏Flashscore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) November 30, 2022
No ODI wins for India against New Zealand in the last 8 matches, their last win came against them in February 2019. Rain saves the day for them today. Drought! #NZvIND
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) November 30, 2022
The 3️⃣rd ODI in Christchurch has been called off after rain played spoilsport ⛈️
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) November 30, 2022