India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI 1988 Article

Read the article of India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI 1988 - New Zealand tour of India 5-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between New Zealand and India at Nehru Stadium, Indore in 15th December 1988.

Opener and off-spinner Kris Srikkanth's historic second five-wicket haul after V.B.Chandrasekhar and Ajay Sharma's maiden fifties gives India comprehensive 53-run victory over New Zealand and took an unassailable 3-0 lead to seal the series in the third ODI.

Match Stats :
  • Kris Srikkanth's 5 for 32 was his second best bowling performance for India in One-day international and also his second best bowling figures against New Zealand in ODIs after his 5 for 27 at Visakhapatnam earlier in this series' opening ODI.
  • Kris Srikkanth became the first Indian bowler to take two five-wicket hauls in ODI cricket history and overall the eighth player in ODIs.
  • Kris Srikkanth became the first Indian bowler to claimed a two five-wicket hauls against New Zealand in ODIs.

India scored 222-6 in the alloted 45 overs with top scorer by V.B.Chandrasekhar hit a career-best 53 off 77-balls including 7-fours.

Ajay Sharma cracked a career-best unbeaten 52 off 47-balls, Kris Srikkanth cracked a 23 off 49-balls included 2-fours & a six, Chandrakant Pandit 19 not out and Mohammad Azharuddin 17.

New Zealand best bowler by Evan Gray, Chris Kuggeleijn and Martin Snedden each took one-wickets.

New Zealand scored 169-9 in 45 overs with top scorer by Mark Greatbatch struck 64 off 97-balls including 5-fours.

John Wright scored 43 off 74-balls including four boundaries and Tony Blain 17.

India best bowler by Kris Srikkanth claimed a 5-wicket haul for 32-runs in 6-overs, Sanjeev Sharma took 2-wickets and one for Maninder Singh.

Ajay Sharma named Player of the match for his superb batting performance to scored a career-best unbeaten 52 off 47-balls including 3-sixes & 3-fours with strike rate of 110.63.



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