Team India was on a role in the 2nd ODI too as they defeated New Zealand in yet another one-sided encounter. The 3rd ODI stays at the same venue of Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. The Men in Blue would look to seal the series before the captain Virat Kohli departs to India for a rest. On the other hand, it’s a do-or-die game for the hosts. Keep reading to find out India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Match Prediction.
Kohli preferred to bat first after winning the toss in the last game. It was a justified decision as the top-3 came amongst the runs. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma scored half-centuries and shared a stand of 154. MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav then provided the finishing touch to propel the team to 324/4.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami delivered the early blows that broke the back of the Kiwi batting. The spin-twins came to the fore and picked wickets for fun. New Zealand didn’t improve from their last game’s performance against spin. They were bowled out for 234 which meant India won by a big margin of 90 runs.
Here is our India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Match Prediction
Case1: If India bats first
First Innings score prediction: 320-330
Result prediction: India will win the match by more than 30 runs
Case2: If New Zealand bats first
First Innings score prediction: 310-320
Result prediction: India will win the match by 6 wickets
Head to head in ODIs
Total ODIs: 106, New Zealand won: 44, India won: 53, Abandoned/No Result/Tied: 9
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Match Prediction: The Kiwi batsmen were once again vulnerable again spin. Things are not going to change drastically in a couple of days time. Hence, India remains the favorite to win.
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