New Zealand who were high on spirits by leading the series 2-0, also shuffled their team by resting Corey Anderson and Mitchell McClenaghan and bringing Kyle Mills and James Neeesham in their place. Kiwi openers gave a brilliant start to the team adding 54 runs in just 7 overs. Ryder got out scoring 19 runs in the 7th over and Guptill got out in the next over with 35 runs to his name. This was the only positive thing for India, as Ross Taylor played superbly well to help New Zealand win. Williamson and Taylor primarily laid the foundation stone for the black caps victory. When Williamson got out in the 35th over the score read 188 runs, but he had already placed the kiwis in the driver's seat.
The Indian Indian bowlers struggled with their line and length, as the black caps batsmen scored easily and steadily. They won the game with 11 deliveries to spare.
With this, India has lost two series in a row. The last one being their defeat to South Africa late last year. This loss has also put a question mark on the performance of the reigning world champions, who are struggling to leave their mark on foreign pitches, and seems to be struggling with the form in both the batting as well as the bowling department.