India took an unassailable 3-0 series lead against New Zealand after winning the third one-day international by seven wickets.
Having restricted the hosts to 243 all out in 49 overs, Virat Kohli’s side chased down their target for the loss of three wickets, posting 245 for three with seven overs to spare.
Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik saw them over the line, finishing unbeaten on 40 and 38 respectively.
New Zealand were on for a more competitive total in Mount Maunganui after Ross Taylor and Tom Latham’s 119-run partnership left them 178 for three with 13 overs left.
Taylor fell seven runs short of a century on 93 and Latham hit 51 but India took the remaining seven wickets for just 65 runs.
Mohamed Shami was the chief destroyer with three for 41 from nine overs as India went 3-0 up in the five-match series.
England’s Test-match batting is broken. Time to get back to basics.
The WTC scoring system is stupid, but the fix is easy. Get it done.
The Badger lets off steam.
Joe Root is shepherding the ‘righteous’ England team through ‘the valley of darkness’ and must ‘lay his vengeance’ upon those closest to him
England have named an unchanged squad for this week’s final Ashes Test, resisting the temptation to draft in new blood.
All the innovation, variation and athleticism with sell-out crowds up and down the country – this was arguably the greatest T20 season yet.
Joe Root remains convinced he is the right man to captain England despite surrendering the Ashes on home soil.
Australia chip away at England’s lead thanks to ridiculous genius Steve Smith’s ridiculous genius.
Typically honest stuff from Nasser.
The post-mortem begins.