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KL Rahul’s hundred goes in vain as New Zealand white washed India in ODI series

Rahul's ton could not avoid India's ODI whitewash

India has just finished the 3rd ODI against New Zealand. Yes, Virat Kohli is on the leading position. He led the team from the front. But this time, he could not bring the taste of the victory. Besides, in the 3rd ODI, Lokesh Rahul made an amazing century when most of India’s players could not play bigger innings. But, Rahul’s ton could not avoid India’s ODI whitewash.

Team India is visiting New Zealand as we speak. It is for a big tournament. Just India and New Zealand. The dual series consists of T20I, ODI, and Test crickets. Earlier, India whitewashed New Zealand in the T20I series. Now, the local team took the sweet revenge it seems. They did the same thing to Kohli’s team. The three matches ODI series was won by the local team. Earlier today, the 3rd ODI took place and Black Caps beat India by 5 wickets.

At the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui the 3rd ODI of the series took place earlier today. The guest team India lost the toss and came to bat first. It was a day/ night match. In the grounds nature of New Zealand, the first bowling team used to win the game. So, the Blac Caps wanted to take the chance. Besides, Kohli’s team is very good at chasing. So, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had faith in his bowlers to tie their innings earlier.

Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal opened the innings for India. In just 8 runs, Mayank Agarwal was gone by Jamieson. Later, in 32 runs, India lost the captain Virat Kohli. Just 30 runs later, they lost 3rd wickets. So, their pace of batting went down. But, Iyer and Rahul made a partnership that added 100 runs to the scoreboard. Iyer added 62 runs and Rahul scored 112 runs highest. Losing 7 wickets, India scored 296 runs in 50 overs. Hamish Bennett took the most important four wickets highest for New Zealand.

Later, New Zealand came to chase the score. If we look at the first match, we can see that Black Caps chased 347 runs. In that case, today’s score was a little tiny. Guptill and Nichols started the innings for New Zealand. They jointly scored 106 runs. Based on the good opening partnership, the Black Caps started to move ahead. In the middle, they lost the track and lost a number of wickets. But finally, at the end of the crease, Colin de Grandhomme stood strong and played a destructive inning. So, in 47.1 overs, New Zealand scored 300 runs. They lost a total of five wickets and reached the destination successfully.

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