Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the third and final One-Day International between India and New Zealand in Kanpur.
Team India will once again come forth to display the same kind of cricketing skill that they did to unravel the Kiwi code in the second ODI when Virat Kohli’s army will lock horns against New Zealand in the series-deciding third ODI at Green Park, Kanpur, on Sunday. ( IND vs NZ, 3rd ODI: Match Preview )
It is not the kind of situation the Men in Blue have faced in recent times. They had easily brushed aside a jaded Sri Lankan team in an away ODI series and then against Australia it was another easy way out. Prior to the two, they clinched the West Indies series and earlier in the year, the England series.( IND vs NZ, 3rd ODI: Stats in line for the Kanpur encounter )
But Kane Williamson’s men stunned a confident Indian side in the first ODI that shifted the series to a decider in the Kanpur. Almost a year ago, the two sides did collide for a decider at Vishakhapatnam where Amit Mishra had spun a havoc to crumble the tourists to a mere 79 runs. India had bagged the series 3-2 with a ravishing 190-run victory.
Well, for the Kiwis, they are surely on the cusp of creating history. Never before has any New Zealand side won a bilateral series against the Men in Blue on Indian soil. And interestingly, neither of the two sides have ever been able to pull off back-to-back victories in the bilateral series history in last eight encounters. So can the hosts once again stop Kiwi uproar at Kanpur and deny them a piece of history?