New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was all reward for his facet who sealed a 3-0 series whitewash over India on Tuesday. The Kiwis beat India by 5 wickets within the third ODI at Mount Maunganui and condemned India to their first bilateral ODI series whitewash in 31 years.
“An outstanding performance. Very clinical – India put us under pressure, but the way the guys fought back with the ball and kept them to a par total,” mentioned Williamson within the put up-match presentation ceremony.
India had been seemingly racing in direction of a rating near 350 with Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul going huge weapons. But New Zealand put the breaks on the Indian innings within the final 4 overs.
Openers Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls’ 106-run partnership supplied a basis on which the batsmen after them constructed the profitable run chase.
“The cricket smarts in the second half was outstanding to see,” mentioned Williamson. “We know how good they are at all formats, but for us the clarity about the roles the guys had was the most important thing. The ODI side will be taking this momentum into the Australia series. Outstanding effort against a brilliant India side.”