Sharma, Kohli help India flay NZ bowlers

Oct 30, 2017, 01:40
Sharma, Kohli help India flay NZ bowlers

In the third ODI encounter on Sunday, Kohli also became the highest ODI run-getter of the year when he crossed the 10-run mark at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur overtaking South Africa's Hashim Amla who has 1988 runs in the calendar year so far.

India are aiming to win their seventh ODI series on the trot while the Kiwis are targeting a maiden series win on Indian soil.

But he was failed in reaching towards Kohli as the security personnel on the boundary wall caught him.

"I decided that I would let the bowlers do what they want do and that's why I was calm".

In the bowling department, Kohli will fancy including wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI, who belongs from the host venue to impose threat on the opposition.

The series is now tied at 1-1.

Kohli had reached 9,000 runs in the format when he moved to 83 with a late-cut four off Colin de Grandhomme which took him to the landmark in 194 innings, the quickest player to achieve the feat.

This was after Virat Kohli (113) struck his 32nd ODI hundred and put on 230 runs for the second wicket with Rohit Sharma (147) as India scored 337-6.

"I was watching the pre-match analysis where they said my head was falling off, so I worked slightly on it. Sanjay Bangar (batting coach) helped my work on some of these things and that's when results are more pleasing".

My head was falling a bit and wasn't coming into the line of the ball. "It is a great opportunity for us and we want to enjoy it out there", Williamson said. "Losing from this close is frustrating, but there are good signs".

"The surface was good throughout, and the team that played better on that day won the games in this series". Tom Latham batted with such clarity, adapted and did the role so well. We had to be at our best to win.

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