New Zealand vs India

India's Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have formed a superb opening partnership

India's Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have formed a superb opening partnership

Pacer Mohammed Shami starred with the ball taking three wickets helping India overcome veteran Ross Taylor's defiant 93 and restricting New Zealand to a below-par 243 in the crucial third ODI at the Bay Oval here on Monday.

With India slated to play a handful of worldwide games ahead of the ICC World Cup in May and June, this experiment could come handy for Virat Kohli's team, in case Dhoni picks a niggle or injury in the showpiece tournament in England and Wales.

Skipper Virat Kohli's stand on the kind of balance that the Baroda all-rounder brings to the side stood vindicated during another controlled bowling effort by the visitors.

Hardik Pandya made his comeback during the third ODI between India and New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Monday. MS Dhoni, who has a sore hamstring, was replaced by Dinesh Karthik while Pandya returned for Vijay Shankar.

He began bowling with an economy of less than two but the moment that forced the fans to heaps praise on the returning player was when he took a stunning diving catch off Yuzvendra Chahal's bowling that dismissed Blackcaps' captain Kane Williamson.

Maduro regime in disarray as Venezuelan military envoy to United States defects
In Caracas, Guaido told a small crowd of supporters that he had indeed met with officials, although he didn't specify who or when. National Assembly leader Guaido invoked the constitution and declared himself interim leader until a new election is held.

Pandya's first spell read 5-0-9-0 with 23 dot balls.

It was 17th over of the New Zealand innings when Williamson flicked a ball from Chahal towards short mid-wicket where Hardik flew to his left and grabbed an absolute stunner to send NZ skipper packing.

The first was a slow bouncer that climbed on Nicholls while the second was a length ball that was edged by Santner.

But he was rushed to New Zealand to rejoin the side after the suspension was lifted last Thursday.

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