Indian won the 3rd one-day cricket match against the Kiwis on Monday by seven wickets, taking an unassailable lead while winning the series 3-0 with two more matches to spare.
Kohli’s is the second team of India which has won a bilateral series in New Zealand after defeating the host country by 3-0 lead.
In 2009 MS Dhoni led team India had won a bilateral series in New Zealand.
This is another great achievement of Team Kohli, back to back ODI series win in Australia and New Zealand, said experts.
Meanwhile, India’s Ambati Rayudu has been banned from bowling in int’l cricket over his alleged suspect action.
Part-time bowler Rayudu was reported after India defeated Australia on 12 January.
A statement from ICC), said however, “The suspension will remain in place until he is tested and can demonstrate he is able to bowl with a legal action.”
Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya made a significant come back contribution in Bay Oval ODI after Coffee with Karan controversy.
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He took two wickets and a stunning catch as India bowled out the host country for 243 runs in 49 overs.
Chasing New Zealand’s target of 244, India lost its three mainstream batsmen earlier. Two openers ShikarDhawan contributed 28, Rohit Sharma 62 and Captain Kohli 60.