09:41(IST)CHANCE: There is an appeal for an LBW from Hardik Pandya but the umpire has turned it down. The review shows the ball was hitting the stumps but Taylor survives. Kiwis are 124/3 after 29 overs.
09:29(IST)FIFTY PARTNERSHIP: Pandya till now has been brilliant with the ball. But Taylor gets a smooth boundary through third man. He follows it up with a four through mid wicket. And that’s fifty partnership between Latham and Taylor. Kiwis are 113/3 after 27 overs.
09:24(IST)Latham and Taylor haven’t played the extravagant shots but have kept the scoreboard moving. That takes them to 100 in the 26th over. Considering they were 59/3, it’s a good recovery.
Mohammad Shami has induced a false shot off 29% of his 5 overs in this match so far. In this series his false shot percentage stands at 21.1% – with only Trent Boult (22.0%) inducing a false shot more often. #NZvIND
09:09(IST)Kuldeep comes back into the attack and looks to get wickets straightaway. This is great bowling by the Indians as they have managed to keep the opposition quiet. It’s 81/3 after 21 overs.
Indian spinners have had the better of the NZ batsmen in the three ODIs so far. There has been a gulf of difference in terms of quality looking at their last few opponents they’ve faced at home in recent times. #NZvINDpic.twitter.com/fyazNCBk0b
08:42(IST)OUT: What a blinder of a catch by Hardik Pandya. Chahal tosses the ball up to Williamson and the batsman flicks the ball. Out of nowhere Pandya dives to his left and takes a stunner. Kiwi skipper goes for 28. It’s 59/3.
08:38(IST)Pressure is mounting on Williamson and Taylor as the runs are hard to come by, The boundaries have dried up in the last few overs as the Kiwis move to 58/2.
08:32(IST)Another tidy over from Pandya sees him give away just four runs. He is looking in good rhythm which is a good sign for the Indians. Kiwis are 55/2 after 14 overs.
08:18(IST)And now Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. All eyes will be on him as to how he performs coming back from a disturbing suspension. He starts well and gives away just one run. It’s 43/2 after 11 overs.
08:14(IST)Here is first change in the bowling as Chahal replaces Shami. He starts by tossing the ball upto Taylor and the batsman is more than happy defending. But Williamson gets another boundary to end the over. It’s 42/2 after 10 overs.
08:12(IST)A good forward defence from Williamson sees one Bhuvi delivery go for a four. Seven runs come from the overs as Kiwis move to 36/2 after 9 overs.
08:07(IST)Another quiet over from Shami comes to an end as Kiwis are 29/2 after 8 overs. On what looks like a good pitch to bat on, New Zealand are not looking comfortable at all.
India have now picked up 2+ wickets in the opening powerplay in each of their last ten ODIs. #NZvIND
07:58(IST)OUT: Guptill departs for 13 after getting a faint edge off Bhuvneshwar. This is great, tight bowling by the Indian teasing Guptill to go for his shot. Kiwis have lost both their openers early. It’s 26/2.
07:56(IST)Both Shami and Bhuvneshwar are getting rid of their overs pretty quickly here. Sixth over comes to an end as New Zealand move to 26/1.
07:51(IST)SIX: Guptill breaks the shackles and flicks Bhuvneshwar for a big six over mid wicket. Guptill really needs to score big for his side here. He follows it up with another four towards the same direction. Kiwis are 22/1 after overs.
Mohammad Shami in Overs 1-10 in ODIs
Since 2018: Inns – 8, Wickets – 7, Economy – 4.71, Average – 18.9, S/R – 24.0
Before 2018: Inns – 47, Wickets – 21, Economy – 4.29, Average – 35.8, S/R – 50.0#NZvIND
07:43(IST)Bhuvneshwar is keeping up the pressure from the other end as he delivers a maiden. That is brilliant bowling by the Indians. New Zealand are still 10/1.
07:39(IST)FOUR, MISS, OUT: Shami bowls one on the good length and Munro hits over the bowler’s head. That’s a great shot in the powerplay. That’s first boundary for the Kiwis. And here is a miss as Shami induces an edge but it’s just wide of keeper Karthik and he can’t pouch it cleanly. But in the same over Shami gets Munro to drive, that takes another edge. This time Rohit Sharma takes the catch. Kiwis lose their first. It’s 10/1 after 2 overs.
07:33(IST)Bhuvneshwar starts the Proceedings for India and there is some swing straightaway for the bowler. But Munro and Guptill deal with it well as New Zealand are 4/0.
07:29(IST)New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
07:24(IST)We are just minutes away from the start of the third ODI as players make their way to the middle. All eyes will be on the role that Hardik Pandya plays.
07:15(IST)PANDYA BACK: Big news coming in for India as Hardik Pandya makes a comeback into the team, after his suspension was lifted. He would be raring to go here.
07:14(IST)TOSS: New Zealand have won the toss and opted to bat first. This will be a good opportunity to score runs on the board on a good pitch.