Twitter Reactions: Nicholls, Grandhomme steers New Zealand to whitewash India in the ODI series

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Twitter Reactions: Nicholls, Grandhomme steers New Zealand to whitewash India in the ODI series
New Zealand vs India (Image Source: Twitter)

New Zealand crushed India in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday to seal the three-match series 3-0. The opening duo of Henry Nicholls and Martin Guptill established the foundation and gave a solid start in their chase of 297. The pair added 106 runs inside 17 overs before Yuzvendra Chahal bowled Guptill on 66.

Skipper Kane Williamson (22) and middle-order batsman Ross Taylor (12) went out cheaply. Nicholls, on the other hand, kept on scoring runs, but he missed out from scoring a ton as he was sent back to the hut by Shardul Thakur on 80.

Nicholls’ dismissal gave the opposition a to come back in the game. However, a quickfire of 28-balls 58 by Colin de Grandhomme took the game away from the tourists as the hosts chased down the set target in 47.1 overs and won the contest by five wickets.

Earlier, India posted 296-6 in the allotted 50 overs, thanks to KL Rahul, who smashed his career’s fourth hundred and took the team to a competitive total. He scored 112 off 113 balls with nine fours and two sixes.

Apart from the wicket-keeper, middle-order batsman Manish Pandey (42 off 48 balls) too shined in the match. He added 107 runs for the fifth wicket with Rahul. Before him, India’s No.4 Shreyas Iyer played a crucial knock of 62 and took his team out of early troubles.

Nicholls was rewarded with the ‘Player of the Match’ award, while Taylor grabbed the ‘Player of the Series’ prize.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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