IND vs NZ: India suffer first ODI series whitewash since 1989, KL Rahul emulates Dravid
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: February 11, 2020 4:18:50 pm

KL Rahul celebrates his century throughout the third ODI between India and New Zealand. This was the first occasion of an India wicketkeeper scoring an ODI century outdoors Asia after Rahul Dravid. (AP Photo)

A five-wicket win within the third and final ODI on the Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui, which got here after two resounding victories within the opening two clashes noticed hosts New Zealand complete a clean sweep over India within the 50-over format.

First whitewash in 31 years

This was the third time Team India bought whitewashed in a 3-match or extra ODI series. They have confronted solely two series whitewashes within the ODI format earlier than this, each to the West Indies, the final time in 1989. 31 years since then, India have once more misplaced a series with out successful even one match.

However, again in 2006-07 climate had saved the Men In Blue from this embarrassment as one ODI of the five-match series in opposition to South Africa was referred to as deserted.

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De Grandhomme’s blistering 50

Apart from the resounding series win, the Kiwis could be completely happy to see Colin de Grandhomme returning to type. He scored an unbeaten 58 from simply 28 deliveries to information his aspect residence, additionally making him the joint third-highest batsman to finish a fifty in fewest balls. The Kiwi cricketer took 21 deliveries to finish his half-century, whereas Aussie cricketer Glenn Maxwell who holds this document did it in simply 18 balls.

Kiwi opener with most runs – Guptill

His teammate, Martin Guptill who has been in imperious type within the series, additionally took residence a singular document. He 46-ball-66 noticed him edge previous Nathan Astle to develop into the Kiwi opener with probably the most variety of runs. Guptill, now has 6178 runs underneath his kitty, two greater than the previous Kiwi cricketer.

KL Rahul 2nd India wicketkeeper to attain ODI ton outdoors Asia

While India slumped as soon as once more, wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul remained agency along with his bat. His 112-run innings made him the second wicketkeeper-batsman to attain a century in ODIs after Rahul Dravid outdoors Asia.

This additionally was the first occasion an Indian participant batting on the fifth place accomplished a century. MS Dhoni’s 134 in opposition to England in January 2017 was the final century slammed by an Indian within the 50-over format.

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