India beat New Zealand by 190 runs in the fifth One-Day International at Visakhapatnam, winning the series 3-2. The Kiwis were bowled out for 79 after India put up a score of 269/6.
The fifth and final ODI between India and New Zealand was nothing short of a blockbuster. Opting to bat first, India set New Zealand a target of 270 with Rohit Sharma (70) and Virat Kohli (65) smashing half centuries. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni also chipped in with a crucial knock of 41.
With many thinking that India were 25 runs short, New Zealand seemed to have gained the upper hand as they began their chase. However, Umesh Yadav struck in the first over bowling Martin Guptill out for a duck. Soon after, Jasprit Bumrah followed, taking the wicket of Tom Latham. With both openers back in the pavilion, the Kiwis were struggling on 2/28. Captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor tried to steady the ship but they too were soon walking back after Axar Patel bagged the wicket of Williamson. Amit Mishra then bowled Taylor out with the scorecard reading 4/66.
It was curtains for the Kiwis as they lost their remaining six wickets for 13 runs. BJ Watling, Corey Anderson, Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi were bowled out for zero as India won the match and series by 190 runs.
Mishra was the star performer bagging 5/18 in 36 balls, and he was declared both Man of the Match and Man of the Series. Patel took 2/9 to seal New Zealand's defeat as they were bowled out for 79.