Match Over - India won by 6 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: New Zealand, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Green Park, Kanpur
  • Referee: BC Broad
  • When: 29 Oct 2017, 10:00 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: RG Sharma


  • Umpire1: MA Gough
  • Umpire2: AK Chaudhary
  • Third Umpire: RJ Tucker



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0




Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

New Zealand

10.05 pm And as the Indian team prepare to take the winning photo with the trophy, it's time for us to sign off as well. Here's Karthik Krishnaswamy's report in case you missed this cracker. The 3-match T20Is kick off on November 1, and we'll catch you then. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the 3rd ODI. For now, it's goodbye from Alagappan and Sreshth.

9.42 pm We await the post-match presentation. And here we go.

Winning captain Virat Kohli is the Man of the Series. He says: "Credit to NZ. They challenged us in all three games, and forced us to play our best in every game. Credit to the skill and character they possess. Congratulations to them for playing that way. I decided that I let the bowler do what he wants do do, and that's why I was calm. There was dew too, just glad the boys pulled through. To be fair to the bowlers: the wicket eased out nicely. The ball was coming onto the bat beautifully. Our last 15 overs, the bowling slowed down, so we were probably 25 runs short. It was difficult to get our shots away. But glad the bowlers came out on top: it was like a knock out game for us, and the boys showed their character. My aim is for the team to win the game and the series, and if I personally do well then it's an added bonus. (On the records) These things are hard to ignore since we keep hearing these, but the aim is to always make the team win from any situation."

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match. He says: Feels good when the team wins, and you contribute. Happy how we played through this series. NZ were very competitive, and it wasn't easy to come and win. We had to be at our best to win. I was watching the pre-match analysis where they said my head was falling off, so I worked slightly on it. That helped. My head was falling a bit, and wasn't coming into the line of the ball. The quickly you rectify, the better it is. I enjoyed playing today in Kanpur, have good memories personally, but not for the team. Good to change that. (On his 100 celebration) Every hundred is special, but what I was working on came off well, and that's why I was happy. Sanjay Bangar (batting coach) helped my work on some of these things, and that's when results are more pleasing.

Kane Williamson: Fantastic series, some great cricket played and in good spirit. Credit to Kohli and team, they were the better team, although by just a little bit. Lots of promising signs from our end. Losing from this close is frustrating, but good signs. The surface was good throughout, and the team that played better on that day won the games in this series. But against these guys, you HAVE to be at your best to cross the line. Our middle order stood out: Tom Latham batted with such clarity, adapted and did the role so well. Henry Nicholls too, Ross batted well. Our seamers did well under difficult conditions. India played better cricket, and they deserve the win. Santner's a pretty good spinner, so it's a tough decision taking two specialist spinners.

Kaladhar: "Easy guys. Remember Rohit and Kohli gave luxury for other bowlers to go plenty. Bumrah was good, not a MOM performance for this one."

Piyush Bhimsari: "India will surely need the services of Dhoni in the upcoming World cup,even if doesn't perform well in some matches,His presence in the team is enough to reduce the pressure off from Kohli."

vasan: "Crying shame! they have interviewed Bumrah and Chahal already; meaning the MOM will be one of the centurions. Never a bowlers' game, who mike holding promptly called as the workhorses."

Tom Latham says: The change of role (middle over role) was great. It's been a great series, played in great spirits. Coming over here is tough but for us it was to stay in the game as deep as possible. But again, they have quality seamers and it wasn't meant to be today. The score India posted was really good, and the fact that we got really close was good. The openers played well, and we probably left a little too much for the end. Great to be part of this series.

Jasprit Bumrah says: I tried to stay calm. If you try to complicate, then lot of things happened. Stayed calm, and job was to execute. I should have probably gone to the stumps and broken it (on the Latham wicket), but decided to throw it down anyway. I don't think about these things (people's pressure ahead of the final over). I was just focusing on ball-by-ball and kept expectations of people away. I try to look at the batsman till the end, but decide what delivery to bowl just before the release. It was difficult to bowl because batting got easier thanks to the due. Bhuvi was fantastic last match, it's okay he had his off days. He contributed at the end. It's okay, it happens: cricket is a great leveller. Chahal was brilliant through this series, and even in the previous one.

Yuzvendra Chahal says: Whenever I bowled slow, it spun, so my intention was to vary my pace. I just wanted to make the left-handers drive. The dew factor made it very difficult to bowl. On this wicket, you need to flight the ball, so my job was to toss it up."

Balashankar: "When you look at the scorecard of this match after some years, Rohit and Kohli would be the names you would notice. But, it was really Bumrah and Chahal"

Vishal: "A game were almost 700 runs scored, here comes a bowler who gives less that 4.5 per over not to forget his 3 wickets. A match winning performance "

9.34 pm High fives all around, and the fielders hug it out. Tom Latham looks distraught as he walks out to shake hands with the winners. The decider has lived up to its reputation and credit to New Zealand for making a game out of this after conceding 337. They will definitely go back with their heads held very high. A very tight affair. Hang around as we bring you more reactions from this nail-biter.

49.6JJ Bumrah to TG Southee, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, it's a four, but that doesn't matter one bit! India win by six runs, and the series 2-1. It was full on off stump and sliced over short third man for four.
49.5JJ Bumrah to C de Grandhomme, 1 run, low full toss outside off, big swing of the bat but goes one-bounce to Kohli at long off..
49.4JJ Bumrah to MJ Santner, OUT, No run, full toss outside off stump, and the waist-high shot has been pulled away towards cow corner. Is it a six? No! It's caught by Dhawan. But wait, it was a really high delivery, and the umpire wants to have a look for the no ball. The front foot seems fine, and so does the height. Santner was way down the pitch. He has to go. The ball was muscled away, but came off the top half of the bat. That shot needed a better connection..
49.3JJ Bumrah to MJ Santner, 2 runs, low full toss on leg stump, clipped off his toes to fine leg. For a moment it seemed that it would run down for four, but Axar was there.

Dhoni ensuring the bowler doesn't have his laces untangled. Slowing things down.

49.2JJ Bumrah to C de Grandhomme, 1 run, yorker outside off once again, bunted down the ground to long off. Not allowing the batsman to get under the ball.
49.1JJ Bumrah to C de Grandhomme, No run, yorker outside off stump, squeezed back to Bumrah and Santner was quick off the blocks. Bumrah considers running him out, but doesn't throw at the stumps.
End of over 49. 10 runs this over. 323/6 after 293 balls.
C de Grandhomme 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 10-0-92-1
MJ Santner 7 (2b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 48. 4 runs this over. 312/6 after 287 balls.
C de Grandhomme 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 9-0-38-2
TWM Latham 65 (52b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 47. 5 runs this over. 308/5 after 282 balls.
C de Grandhomme 2 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 9-0-82-1
TWM Latham 64 (50b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 46. 15 runs this over. 303/4 after 276 balls.
HM Nicholls 36 (22b 5x4 1x6 ) JJ Bumrah 8-0-35-2
TWM Latham 62 (47b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 5 runs this over. 288/4 after 270 balls.
TWM Latham 60 (45b 7x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 10-0-47-2
HM Nicholls 23 (18b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 11 runs this over. 283/4 after 264 balls.
HM Nicholls 21 (15b 4x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 5-0-47-0
TWM Latham 57 (42b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 8 runs this over. 268/4 after 257 balls.
TWM Latham 51 (38b 6x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 9-0-38-2
HM Nicholls 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 12 runs this over. 260/4 after 252 balls.
HM Nicholls 11 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 8-0-54-0
TWM Latham 45 (34b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 41. 1 runs this over. 248/4 after 246 balls.
HM Nicholls 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 7-0-20-2
TWM Latham 45 (34b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 8 runs this over. 247/3 after 240 balls.
LRPL Taylor 39 (46b 3x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 8-0-77-0
TWM Latham 45 (34b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 2 runs this over. 239/3 after 234 balls.
TWM Latham 39 (30b 4x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 6-0-19-1
LRPL Taylor 37 (44b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 11 runs this over. 237/3 after 228 balls.
TWM Latham 38 (29b 4x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 7-0-69-0
LRPL Taylor 36 (39b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 5 runs this over. 226/3 after 222 balls.
LRPL Taylor 32 (36b 3x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 5-0-17-1
TWM Latham 31 (26b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 6 runs this over. 220/3 after 215 balls.
TWM Latham 30 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 6-0-57-0
LRPL Taylor 27 (30b 3x4 0x6 ) more

That's drinks and here's Sreshth again for the wild finish. New Zealand need 117 in 84 balls

End of over 35. 9 runs this over. 214/3 after 210 balls.
LRPL Taylor 26 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 7-0-40-0
TWM Latham 26 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 11 runs this over. 205/3 after 204 balls.
LRPL Taylor 20 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 4-0-36-0
TWM Latham 23 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) more

New Zealand need 133 off 96 balls

Shouvik: "Hope this is the last over we get to see from Pandya today. He's been leaking runs right from the start and seems less impressive than usual. Between him and Kedar, haven't 10 overs been bowled yet?"

End of over 33. 8 runs this over. 193/3 after 197 balls.
TWM Latham 16 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 6-0-30-0
LRPL Taylor 15 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 32. 8 runs this over. 185/3 after 192 balls.
LRPL Taylor 14 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 3-0-25-0
TWM Latham 10 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Meanwhile, tennis fans in the subcontinent can watch live action as Roger Federer takes on Juan Martin del Potro in the final of the Swiss Indoors here.

End of over 31. 2 runs this over. 177/3 after 186 balls.
LRPL Taylor 12 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 5-0-22-0
TWM Latham 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Naman : "Chahal is quickly becoming India's go-to spinner. This means Ashwin's chances of making to the team are getting bleaker. He isn't helping his case with the domestic performance either"

Sarang: "As I mentioned earlier, boundaries and sixes are gold on this belter of a pitch. It was easy for Munro and KW to score them with India bowling a bit wayward, Once India got it back on the radar and dried up the boundary balls, the pressure was built and they got out. Now all they need to do is maintain it against Ross and Tom, else it will an end like in the first ODI."

End of over 30. 6 runs this over. 175/3 after 178 balls.
LRPL Taylor 11 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 1-0-17-0
TWM Latham 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Pranav: "@Abhishek-Williamson doesn't seem like a guy who'd resort to such measures either." --- Indeed, the moment he realised he was in the way of a fielder, he jumped to the side.

Ayushman: "India doubled their 31 over score. Newzealand need to double their 29 over mark. Game ON!"

Venkat: "For the first time the run rate creeps up to 8. This is going to be very difficult for kiwis"

End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 169/3 after 174 balls.
TWM Latham 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 8-0-30-2
LRPL Taylor 9 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Tom Latham now. He's done it once in this series already. But this time he has to deal with a stiffer target. The equation is still 170 off 128 balls.

End of over 28. 3 runs this over. 166/2 after 168 balls.
KS Williamson 63 (81b 8x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 4-0-20-0
LRPL Taylor 8 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Deepak: "for the first time, In NZ Innings runrate came down to below 6."

End of over 27. 7 runs this over. 163/2 after 162 balls.
LRPL Taylor 7 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 7-0-27-1
KS Williamson 61 (76b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 2 runs this over. 156/2 after 156 balls.
LRPL Taylor 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) AR Patel 3-0-17-0
KS Williamson 59 (74b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 2 runs this over. 154/2 after 150 balls.
KS Williamson 58 (72b 8x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 6-0-20-1
LRPL Taylor 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 9 runs this over. 152/1 after 144 balls.
C Munro 75 (61b 8x4 3x6 ) KM Jadhav 7-0-44-0
KS Williamson 57 (69b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 3 runs this over. 143/1 after 138 balls.
KS Williamson 55 (66b 8x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 5-0-18-0
C Munro 68 (58b 8x4 2x6 ) more

Sai armed with hindsight: "I think Kuldeep would have added more value than Axar today on this pitch. Wrist spinner will get more bounce on a hard surface such as this. Example - Chahal."

End of over 22. 8 runs this over. 139/1 after 131 balls.
KS Williamson 52 (60b 8x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 6-0-34-0
C Munro 67 (57b 8x4 2x6 ) more

V K: "With spinners on, the NZ run rate has declined from around 7.25 to 6.25. This is where it gets tricky. Williamson has to hold one end today."

Saurabh gautam: "Everyone finding similarities with first ODI but India have 50 more runs this time and Jadhav is bowling today which may prove decisive ."

End of over 21. 5 runs this over. 131/1 after 126 balls.
KS Williamson 48 (58b 7x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 4-0-15-0
C Munro 66 (54b 8x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 20. 6 runs this over. 126/1 after 120 balls.
C Munro 65 (52b 8x4 2x6 ) KM Jadhav 5-0-26-0
KS Williamson 44 (54b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Selvan: "Not just the ODI average. You can get Williamson's test average in the same way. 110 innings with 10 notouts in tests too."

Hussain: "Looks like the first ODI to me, without wickets it will be difficult for India."

End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 120/1 after 114 balls.
C Munro 61 (48b 8x4 2x6 ) YS Chahal 3-0-10-0
KS Williamson 42 (52b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 2 runs this over. 115/1 after 108 balls.
KS Williamson 40 (50b 6x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 4-0-20-0
C Munro 58 (44b 8x4 2x6 ) more

Sushil: "As red card is introduced, why not the substitution rule? That is if Bhuvi is going for runs then the captain or coach can replace him with another bowler from the squad for rest of the match. " --- Think that takes away the romance of an under-fire bowler coming back to change the game. And lets face it, cricket is nothing without that feeling

End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 113/1 after 102 balls.
KS Williamson 39 (45b 6x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 2-0-5-0
C Munro 57 (43b 8x4 2x6 ) more

What a sensational start by Munro and NZ. Sets up for an exciting middle-third of this chase. Alagappan to give you company for a while after drinks.

End of over 16. 10 runs this over. 110/1 after 96 balls.
KS Williamson 37 (41b 6x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 3-0-18-0
C Munro 56 (41b 8x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 100/1 after 90 balls.
KS Williamson 32 (37b 5x4 0x6 ) YS Chahal 1-0-2-0
C Munro 51 (39b 7x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 98/1 after 84 balls.
C Munro 50 (38b 7x4 2x6 ) KM Jadhav 2-0-8-0
KS Williamson 31 (32b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 10 runs this over. 92/1 after 78 balls.
C Munro 49 (36b 7x4 2x6 ) AR Patel 2-0-15-0
KS Williamson 26 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 2 runs this over. 82/1 after 72 balls.
KS Williamson 21 (26b 3x4 0x6 ) KM Jadhav 1-0-2-0
C Munro 45 (32b 6x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 80/1 after 66 balls.
C Munro 44 (30b 6x4 2x6 ) AR Patel 1-0-6-0
KS Williamson 20 (22b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 74/1 after 59 balls.
C Munro 39 (27b 5x4 2x6 ) JJ Bumrah 4-0-12-1
KS Williamson 19 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 70/1 after 54 balls.
KS Williamson 18 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 5-0-51-0
C Munro 37 (24b 5x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 8. 11 runs this over. 62/1 after 48 balls.
KS Williamson 17 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 1-0-11-0
C Munro 30 (20b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 51/1 after 42 balls.
C Munro 30 (20b 5x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 4-0-43-0
KS Williamson 6 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 2 runs this over. 46/1 after 36 balls.
KS Williamson 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 3-0-8-1
C Munro 30 (19b 5x4 1x6 ) more

Rohan: "Too much praise on Bhuvi and now he is wilting under pressure. Munro has already managed to throw him off the length needed on this pitch. With the dew being 'due' and the pitch aiding seam / swing, wickets upfront from him were essential but have now been removed from the equation."

End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 36/0 after 27 balls.
C Munro 24 (15b 4x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-30-0
MJ Guptill 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 1 runs this over. 33/0 after 24 balls.
MJ Guptill 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 2-0-6-0
C Munro 24 (12b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 8 runs this over. 32/0 after 16 balls.
MJ Guptill 7 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-27-0
C Munro 23 (10b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 24/0 after 12 balls.
C Munro 22 (8b 4x4 1x6 ) JJ Bumrah 1-0-5-0
MJ Guptill 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 19 runs this over. 19/0 after 6 balls.
C Munro 18 (4b 3x4 1x6 ) B Kumar 1-0-19-0
MJ Guptill 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
MJ GuptillC KD Karthik B JJ Bumrah10141071.43
C MunroB YS Chahal756283120.97
KS WilliamsonC MS Dhoni B YS Chahal64848076.19
LRPL TaylorC KM Jadhav B JJ Bumrah39473082.98
TWM LathamRun out MS Dhoni,JJ Bumrah 655270125
HM NichollsB B Kumar372451154.17
C de Grandhommenot out 8110072.73
MJ SantnerC S Dhawan B JJ Bumrah9501180
TG Southeenot out 4110400
AF Milne -
TA Boult -
Total 331/7
B Kumar10.009219.2
JJ Bumrah10.004734.7
HH Pandya5.004709.4
AR Patel7.004005.71
KM Jadhav8.005406.75
YS Chahal10.004724.7