Vintage Dhoni, Classic Kohli Make Mohali Happy

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Chandigarh:  India defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the third One-day International and take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series in Mohali on Sunday.

Opting to bowl, India bowled out New Zealand for 285 in 49.4 overs and chased down the target with 10 balls to spare at the IS Bindra Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.

Virat Kohli scored his 26th ODI hundred to help India chase down 286 with ease .Also,  Dhoni becomes the fifth Indian batsman to complete 9000 runs with an average of 50 or more. He also broke the record of the number of sixes scored by Sachin Tendulkar, taking the count to 196.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 285 all out in 49.4 overs (Tom Latham 61, James Neesham 57, Ross Taylor 44; Kedar Jadhav 3/29, Umesh Yadav 3/75).

India 289/3 in 48.2 overs (Virat Kohli 154 no, MS Dhoni 80). India won by 7 wickets.