New Zealand put up their biggest score in the series in the third ODI at The Bay Oval to try and keep the five-match ODI series alive. With a 119-run stand between Ross Taylor and Tom Latham, New Zealand bounced back from another poor start to score 243 runs. Latham struck a fifty while Taylor was stopped in his tracks from a century to be dismissed for 93 runs.
The fourth wicket partnership, however, wasn’t backed by the Kiwi lower order who perished one after the other. Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal didn’t quite make the same impact that they had in the first two ODIs but Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took over. Shami picked up three wickets with two each for Bhuvi, Chahal and Hardik Pandya.