India galloped to its seventh consecutive ODI series wins by defeating New Zealand by 6 runs in a thrilling encounter at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur.
The Men in Blue batted first after Blackcaps’ skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and put 337 runs on the board. Rohit Sharma (147) and Virat Kohli (113) added 230 runs for the second wicket to set up the innings for India while MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav provided the late innings finish to Indian scoreboard.
India knew they needed wickets to win the match and a hundred run partnership between Colin Munro (75) and Kane Williamson (64) put Kiwis on the track. But Yuzvendra Chahal removed the duo quickly.
Jasprit Bumrah removed Taylor and though Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls threatened to take the game away from India. Latham got out for 65 and then the two best death over bowlers, Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar put pressure on the Kiwi batsmen and finally won the match for their side by 6 runs.
Cricket fraternity was keeping a check on this humdinger and applauded India on winning the match and series.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) October 29, 2017
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 29, 2017
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) October 29, 2017
35 were needed in 4 overs at this stage. Duaaon me bahut taakat hai , Bumrah aur Bhuvi ke skills me bhi. Badhhai Team India. https://t.co/GOyuQaHB4t
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 29, 2017
Well done team India for hard fought series win,Virat Rohit bumrah special effort guys #IndvsNZ
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 29, 2017
Bumrah was simply outstanding in the end. NZ fought really well but India were simply relentless to win the series after being 1-0 down
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 29, 2017
Two centuries from Indian batsmen but my Man of the Match is the man with two wickets. Jasprit Bumrah. Bat canceled bat…Boom Boom won it.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 29, 2017
Boom boom Buuuummmmrrrrraaaahhhhh 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🇮🇳🏏 #INDvNZ
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 29, 2017
Inspite of the huge score, the last 4 overs from Bhuvi and Bumrah was eventually the difference. Great effort on winning the series @BCCI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 29, 2017
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 29, 2017
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) October 29, 2017