India beat New Zealand by 6 runs in 3rd ODI, win series 2-1

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Kanpur: In a nail-biting contest, India beat New Zealand by six runs in the third and final one-day international played at Green Park stadium here on Sunday evening to win the series 2-1. With this win, India clinched their seventh successive bilateral series.

Earlier put into bat first, Virat Kohli (113) and Rohit Sharma (147)’s double-century stand set up a huge total of 337 for six in 50 overs.  For New Zealand, Tim Southee, Adam Milne and Mitchell Santner claimed two wickets apiece.

Chasing the target, the Kiwis, who looked like favourites with 35 runs required from the last 24 balls, ended six-run short despite Latham’s 65 of 52 balls.

Required to defend 15 runs in the final over, Jasprit Bumrah conceded only eight runs in the 50th over.

Sharma has been named Man of the Match while skipper Virat Kohli won the Man of the Series award.

India and New Zealand will also play three Twenty20 matches.

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