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India v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Mohali -



With the series tied at 1-1, interest in the third match has redoubled even as both teams ponder combinations and strategies

Outside the IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali, there were several people clamouring for a ticket to the third One-Day International between India and New Zealand on Sunday (October 23). 

In the space of two minutes, a husband and wife inquired about the tickets, next a group of boys, and then two girls. All while the harsh afternoon sun was beating down on them.

The five-match series is alive and kicking with New Zealand having pipped the home side by six runs in the previous game in New Delhi. Though a good crowd would have turned up to see India play no matter what the situation, that the opposition is no pushover will make the game more enticing.
Suresh Raina, still suffering from a high fever, hasn't joined the side, but Rohit Sharma was seen batting in the nets. In the last match, the team physio was seen tending to Rohit as he was holding his bicep in pain after an attempted drive resulted in an edge that was taken.
It was the second case of a batsman having cramps on the night, Kane Williamson being the other. The New Zealand captain, en route to his 118 off 128 balls, wasn't able to lift his forearms properly and even needed help with the fluid intake during the drinks break. After scoring in difficult circumstances, he then got his troops to spiritedly defend 242 to deny India a win.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni believed that had any of the batsmen stayed at the crease for 15 minutes longer than they had, a win was gettable. The Indian limited-overs captain's words may have also been a gentle reminder for a few of the batsmen in particular: Ajinkya Rahane at the opening position, Manish Pandey at No. 4, Kedar Jadhav at No. 6. This series is essentially a two-week long audition for those spots in the XI, with the next ODI series in January 2017 when England come visiting, and the ICC Champions Trophy to follow later in the year.

Jadhav has done well in his two outings, looking the most assured at the crease in the second game, while rolling over his arm and getting two wickets in the first. He is a multi-utility player along with Hardik Pandya, and so far both have managed to impress in both facets of their game. 

Rahane and Pandey, meanwhile, have got off to starts but weren't able to convert them. Though the latter could be given a longer rope with the team management confirming that he is being groomed as the team's No. 4 batsman, Rahane will need to spend a longer time at the crease than he has so far, with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan the other options available to Dhoni once both are fit.
New Zealand too will want more from their top order. Though in both matches, there haven't been too many runs from No. 5, 6, 7, it's usually the top four that have done the job in the past for the side. Martin Guptill will be forgiven, having got a peach of a delivery from Umesh Yadav in the second ball of the innings, and later making up for it on the field diving around and even picking up two wickets when Williamson was simply looking for an over from someone. But Ross Taylor will want to get among the runs, having got off to a start but not carrying on. 
Tim Southee said the team wasn't doubting Taylor's pedigree and believed that a big score from him was not too far away. "It's not an easy place to come, he's had a difficult Test series," explained Southee. "But Ross is a class batsman. He's shown that for a number of years. As a cricket player, you go through form slumps. If you play the way he's played over the years, people expect him to score runs every tour, every time he goes to the crease. 
"He's still working hard at the nets. Ross is obviously disappointed, he's a senior player and he wants to lead with some runs. We know there's a big score around the corner for him." 

Mohali has been traditionally a good batting surface, and there will be no sweeter words for batsmen among both teams who are itching to make an impression. Perhaps for the crowd as well. It's been quite the change to see two low-scoring games, but a more high-scoring game would be a good change of pace for a riveting series so far.


India (From): Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mandeep Singh, Suresh Raina


New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi(w), Mitchell Santner, Anton Devcich, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, James Neesham, Doug Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, BJ Watling


Pitch report 


New Zealand couldn't have asked for a better setting after their series-levelling win in the national capital on Thursday.
The IS Bindra PCA Stadium pitch has always been to the liking of teams from outside the sub-continent, and the Kiwis will be delighted to know that the chairman of BCCI's Grounds and Pitches Committee - Daljeet, Singh - is not taking any chances by rolling out an unused track.
As always, Singh monitored closely as the mower ran across the 22 yards shaving any big blades of grass, while the adjoining areas were being watered.
"Routine preparation is on," he said, adding that it's going to be the same track that was used during the JP Atray Memorial tournament played in September. "Earlier in the season we played a couple of matches on this during the JP Atray tournament. It is a used pitch, not a new pitch."
Singh was pretty certain that the track will play well, as it had only been rolled out for One-dayers and didn't have much of wear and tear.
"You should not play big matches on a brand new or an unused pitch. That is always the very basic of pitch-making. We have only played One-day matches on it. It is not that we have had too many matches or four-day matches on this track. That should not affect it. In fact, it gives us the confidence that it should play well," he said.

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But as they say, Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. Though India lost, it must not be forgotten the victory for New Zealand was not at all convincing. Team India played really well to end up on the losing side. And hence, it looks unlikely that skipper MS Dhoni will make wholesale changes in the playing XI for third ODI at Mohali. Let’s take a look at India’s likely XI:


Top-order: The Indian top order looks sorted with Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane taking the top spots. This, however, is by no means India’s preferred opening pair. Shikhar Dhawan, who has been injured and struggling with indifferent form, was not named for first three ODIs. KL Rahul, another exciting youngster, was not named in the team either after being injured. This proved to be a blessing in disguise for Rahane, who got an extended run at the top of the order and an important chance to win his limited-overs skipper’s faith.

However, Rahane has failed to convert his starts. He got 33 in Dharamsala and 28 in Delhi, but he needs to get more if he has to feature in the Champions Trophy next year in England. Rohit has not fired yet in the series, but he remains an important member at the top. He had an injury scare after the second game, but the good news is that he is fit and will play the third ODI in Mohali. At No. 3 will be Kohli, the integral part of this line-up. Of late, it has been the case that the team has won when he has fired and has suffered when he has failed. The team will once again look up to him to deliver and help them win.


Middle-order: The engine-room will be followed by Manish Pandey at four. The Karnataka lad, who first made a name for himself by becoming the first ever Indian to score a hundred in the Indian Premier League (IPL), did well when presented with a chance to do well for India. He shined with the bat earlier this year in Australia, when his unbeaten hundred helped India win the final ODI and save the face, as a loss there would have meant a 5-0 series loss. He has since done well in the limited opportunities but has failed in this series. The third ODI will provide him with yet another chance to cement his place in the side.

Pandey will be followed by the skipper Dhoni at five. Though the Indian captain did not exactly look in the best of the form in the first two games, he has done enough to keep his reputation intact. He has only looked a bit rusty and with more games under his belt, he should be soon back to his best.

Suresh Raina’s flu has not been cured yet and he will miss the third ODI too. His loss is Kedar Jadhav’s gain, as the Maharashtra skipper will take the No. 6 slot in the side. He has not only batted well, but also delivered breakthroughs to Dhoni in both the ODIs. He too will look to make the No. 6 spot his own. At 7 will be all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who, barring the last-minute hiccup in the second ODI, has impressed one and all with both bat as well as ball.


Bowling: India’s bowling was exceptional in the first ODI and it was one of the biggest reasons behind India’s success in the match. The team wears a balanced look in the bowling department with both young and experienced players doing well and making their chances count. While the pacers Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah and Pandya have done early damage, spinners Amit Mishra and Akshar Patel have sustained the pressure in the middle overs before the pacers returning at the death and rattling the opposition with well-directed Yorkers. It is unlikely that the bowling department will see any change and Akshar, Mishra, Umesh and Bumrah will take the No. 8, 9, 10 and 11 positions in that order.













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India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI 2016:

5 stats you need to check ahead of IND vs NZ at Mohali


This will be the first time India face New Zealand at Mohali in a 50-over format. Here is a look at some stats ahead of third ODI between India and New Zealand-


The five-match One-Day International (ODI) series between India and New Zealand is currently levelled at one each. India won the opening match by six wickets, and then New Zealand bounced back with a six-run win to level the series. The teams now face each other in the third ODI at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali.


Kiwis were desperate for a win as they suffered a whitewash in three-match Test series. The victory in second ODI was their first win since landing in India. While Kiwis will be looking to maintain the winning momentum, India will be eyeing to get back to winning ways. This will be the first time India face New Zealand at Mohali in a 50-over format. Here is a look at some stats ahead of third ODI between India and New Zealand-


Highest team total

The highest team total at Mohali is 351/5 by South Africa against minnows Netherlands during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers smashed centuries and helped their side post a mammoth total.


India’s highest total at the venue is 321/9 against Pakistan in 2007. However, Pakistan chased down the total in 49.5 overs as hosts lost the match by four wickets. 


Highest individual score


Coming in at number six, Indian captain MS Dhoni slammed an unbeaten 139 in 2013 against Australia in 2013. It is the highest score by a batsman on this ground. Dhoni faced 121 balls and smashed 12 fours and five sixes. Courtesy Dhoni’s century, India posted 303. However, India lost the match as Australia chased down the target in 49.3 overs with six wickets in hand.


Best bowling figures


The best bowling figures at Mohali came during the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy match between Pakistan and South Africa. In a group match while chasing paltry 214, Pakistan were bowled out for 89. Pacer Makhaya Ntini scalped 5/21 to help his side register a win.


India’s record


India have played 13 ODI matches at PCA Stadium in Mohali. Out of these matches, the hosts have won eight while lost five. In last five matches at the venue, India have won three and lost two.


New Zealand’s record


Kiwis have played three matches at the venues, winning two and losing one. The three matches include two wins over Pakistan and a defeat against Australia.

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Umesh gets the dangerous Guptill with a delivery that seamed in at pace.


The previous delivery was a bouncer....and although given wide....it pushed back  Guptill and resulted  in the LBW.


This is why it is important top bowl atleast one bouncer per over and wickets are got by a sequence of deliveries.

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2 minutes ago, MK55 said:

Would have opened with Bumrah as I'm not convinced if Pandya's a good long term option at the front.  Need a proper pacer to partner Shami with the new ball. If we are playing with just 2 pacers, its likely to be Bumrah.

Until he bowls more, he won't learn. If we want Pandya as alrounder in the team, he will have to play as 3rd seamer.

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On a pitch like this fielding is cruical.. need to save every run.

2 minutes ago, gakgupta said:

Umesh has bowled well but bowled a mandatory bad ball per over...

Somehow reminds me of Agarkar

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If the fielders are letting the ball through what do you expect 

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How is this bowling of jadhav picking wkts, out of my mind. Well done but wont be the case all time


Dhoni :adore: the speed diff of his hand speed in comparison to batsman leg




Jadhav can replace axar for next 2 games adding batting depth..............wth is happening 3rd wkt

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