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India-New Zealand series

NZ win series 1-0 as third ODI called off due to rain



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The third ODI between India and New Zealand at Christchurch was called off due to rain. As a result, the host won the three-match series 1-0.

The hosts had won the series opener by seven wickets and the following two matches were abandoned due to rain.

The third ODI saw New Zealand win toss and invite India to bat first. India got off to a slow start and lost wickets at regular intervals.

Washington Sundar scored 51, while Shreyas Iyer chipped in with 49 as India were bundled up for 219 in 47.3 overs.

New Zealand, in response, started cautiously but some solid batting by Devon Conway and Finn Allen put New Zealand in a commanding position. Allen scored 57 before getting out to Umran Malik.

He along with Conway stitched 97 runs for the opening wicket. New Zealand were batting at 104/1 in 18 overs before umpires signaled for the covers.